The prime minister, to cheers, also announced that the government had decided to make 3G/4G mobile services operational in Waziristan from today (Wednesday). "So that is why there was a problem regarding 3G/4G services which terrorists could also use", he said.
"Provision of 3G/4G network in Waziristan has been under discussion for the last one year, but security issues were major reasons behind delay in providing this facility".
The government had launched 3G/4G network in 2014, but the service was not extended to militancy-stricken tribal borderlands. It will especially help students having online classes due to COVID-19. He said the world had changed after mobile and internet services.
Lashing out at the Pakistan Democratic Movement, the prime minister categorically said that his government and the state institutions will not bow to the opposition's pressure tactics. He said that such extremists prime minister and government had never come into power in India in past 73 years.
The premier said that the vision of his government was to uplift underprivileged areas of South Waziristan and provide opportunities to the local population in areas of education, health and employment.
"[India] is trying its best to spread terror in Pakistan".
Talking to media persons at Cadet College Wana in South Waziristan, he said I ask for open hearing or even on live television of the foreign funding case with all parties, including PPP, PML-N, JUI-F, and PTI sitting there.
He vowed that maximum efforts will be made for tribesmen by providing all education facilities including colleges, schools, universities and scholarships. He assured the people of Waziristan that the government was fully committed towards working for their welfare.
He said climate of South Waziristan was suitable for growing olive trees and a survey had been carried out for planting olive trees next month.
"The philosophy of the present government was to uplift those people and areas that had been ignored in the past".
According to the details, he will distribute cheques of loans among the youth under a scheme of the programme and inaugurate several development projects.
We could jack the prices by Rs2.18 per unit but we did not want to "burden the masses" so we only increased 23 per cent in tariff, the federal minister for energy Omar Ayub had said in a joint presser accompanied by Federal Planning minister Asad Umer and Prime Minister's aide on energy Tabish Gauhar.
He also announced that each family in Waziristan would be provided health insurance cards, noting this would allow them to avail treatment at any hospital, with the government covering up to Rs. 700,000 of their cost annually.