ISLAMABAD - Pakistani Army and the UAE on Wednesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to formalise the funding of Quick Impact Projects in the areas affected by terrorism in Swat and FATA. Under the MoU signed at GHQ, the UAE would provide funds for the Quick Impact Projects, which include various schemes for the social uplift and development of the areas affected by terrorism, in Swat and Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA). The Government of Pakistan has approved the agreement and the projects are being completed under the supervision of Pakistan Army. General Ashfaq Pervez Kayani, Chief of Army Staff and Ali Saif Sultan Al-Awani, Ambassador of United Arab Emirates in Pakistan, headed the respective delegations at the signing ceremony. COAS in his remarks said that the whole nation was united against terrorism and extremism and the Army was working on various projects for social development of Swat, Malakand and tribal areas that were badly affected by militancy and for improving the living standard of terror-hit people. He said that they enjoyed the support of tribal people. He welcomed the UAEs cooperation in these projects in Pakistan. The UAE Ambassador said, The sacrifices made by Pakistani armed forces in the fight against terrorism are recognised worldwide and we would continue aid for development and rehabilitation of militancy struck areas. He said that the agreement signed between the two countries would go a long way in improving the life of the terror-affected people as well as in strengthening the brotherly relations between the two countries.