NORTH WAZIRISTAN: Local journalists have been stopped from covering Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed’s visit to North Waziristan.
Following which, journalists of South and North Waziristan have boycotted his visit. A local journalist said that it was in violation of the journalistic principles to not to allow local media to cover visit of a civilian minister.
Another journalist said that since the interior minister could not face local media’s queries regarding the current situation, therefore media coverage was disallowed.
The minister is paying a two-day visit to Waziristan from Friday.
Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed has assured the tribal elders that all the promises made with them would be fulfilled by the government.
Addressing the tribal elders in Wana, he said that people of tribal districts had rendered numerous sacrifices along with Pakistan Army to maintain peace in the region.
The interior minister said uplift of tribal districts including Waziristan was among the priorities of the incumbent government.