PESHAWAR Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Owais Ahmed Ghani Thursday assured the tribesmen of Bajaur Agency that the Government would utilise all the available resources to resolve their problems and develop the Agency in all respects. The Governor said, The tribesmen of Bajaur Agency have particularly suffered heavy losses, both material and human, rendering valuable sacrifices, which the Government not only respects but would also make all out efforts to recompense them, he added. He gave this assurance while addressing a 63-member tribal Jirga, comprising elders and notables belonging to all the tribes and sub-tribes of Bajaur Agency here at Governors House. Senator Maulana Abdul Rashid, sitting MNAs Shaukatullah khan and Akhunzada Chatan, former MNAs Haji Bismillah Khan and Shahabuddin khan, Secretary to Governor Sikandar Qayyum, Secretary Law and Order FATA Fakhr-e-Alam and Political Agency Zakir Hussain Afridi were also present in the Jirga. The Governor paid high tributes to the courage, steadfastness and patriotism shown by the tribesmen of Bajaur Agency during recent years when their area was under severe threat of insurgency and terrorism saying that the whole nation was proud of them. He regretted that many a prominent tribal elder lost their lives during the period, which he added was a great national loss. The Governor said that the Government was committed to compensate the tribesmen and would not take rest until their complete rehabilitation. The Government, he added, would mobilise its own resources as well as seek the help and assistance from friendly Muslim countries to put Bajaur Agency again on the track of development and prosperity. Speaking about a few steps taken in this regard the Governor said that survey for payment of compensation in Bajaur and Mohmand Agency was almost complete. He said that 4 bridges would be rehabilitated shortly and the damaged roads would also be reconstructed. The Governor said that construction of a new township project in Loe Sam had been approved and the spadework had also been initiated where more that 1100 IDPs families would be accommodated. The township he added would have all the civic amenities and other linked facilities. He also mentioned the Tribal Areas Rural-to-Urban Centres Conversion initiative (TARUCCI) project saying that it had also been approved. On a demand the Governor said that under an approved project, the Nawa Pass border crossing was being linked to Motor Way through Chakdara and Malakand to create another trade route like Torkham, thus facilitating the tribesmen of Bajaur Agency in international trade and commerce. The Governor assured the Jirga that the Government was committed to protect the lives and properties of the tribesmen and stressed that the insurgents and miscreants would never be allowed to resurface. He said that peace would be maintained in the Agency with the cooperation of the tribesmen. He urged the tribal elders to strengthen inter-tribes and intra-tribes unity against miscreants and assured that the Government would fully assist them in this regard. He said Pakistan is the source of strength for the entire Muslim Umma and as such every Muslim was bound to protect it from every threat. Those who want to damage Pakistan are in-fact damaging Islam, he added. Earlier, tribal elders Maik Haji Mohammad Yunus and Malik Qadar Khan speaking on behalf of Jirga highlighted the problems and difficulties of the people of Bajaur Agency. They said that the tribesmen had all the courage to face any eventuality but needed to be supported and facilitated. They demanded development schemes in different social sectors and revival of trade and agriculture activities and opportunities as being the main sources of income for the people of the Agency.