PESHAWAR: A member of the peace committee and Provincial Minister Wajid Ali Khan has said that the NWFP government has formed the committee for the sole aim to maintain peace in Swat and restore the traditional calm in the restive district. Wajid Ali Khan said that the provincial government has formed the committee consisting of five ministers besides local representatives to take steps to maintain peace and to start dialogue with militant groups in the area.
The committee has started its working and its outcome will be visible to the nation very soon, he said. Former Federal Minister and opposition leader Amir Maqam has welcomed the step saying we want peace in Swat. The new government is looking determined in maintaining peace and we support the governmental efforts, he added.
The NWFP Chief Minister Ameer Haider Khan Hoti has said that the government will resolve militancy in the area through dialogues. After this announcement the provincial cabinet formed a committee consisting of five ministers. mThe extremism, terrorism and militancy have badly affected tourism and agricultural sectors of the economy of the area. Thousands of people have left Swat and unemployment ratio is increasing day by day in the area.-SANA