ISLAMABAD - The United Nations is actively engaged in mobilising the international community to help Pakistan in reconstruction of terror-ravaged areas of Malakand Division and Federal Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) areas and rehabilitation of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs). The UN Special Envoy for Assistance to Pakistan, Jean-Maurice Ripert, informed the Federal Minister for Defence Ch Ahmed Mukhtar during a meeting at his office on Friday. According to official sources, the Minister briefed the UN Envoy about the economic and human losses suffered by Pakistan as a result of anti-terror operations. He urged the international community to realise and understand Pakistans difficulties as the war on terror had inflicted billions of dollar loss on Pakistans economy, apart from devastating the educational and health infrastructure of the country, particularly in the terror-affected areas. He said that industrial zones needed to be set up in tribal areas with the help of international community so as to provide employment opportunities to the residents of the area. He informed the Envoy that Pakistans economic conditions could be improved by granting trade concessions to Pakistan by the Western World as well as entering into free agreement with it on the Turkish model. He said that such arrangements could certainly provide strong foundation to Pakistani economy. Jean-Maurice Ripert told the Minister that UN was conscious of Pakistans problems and was approaching the donors to provide assistance for the economic, social and infrastructure development of FATA. He said that the UN was also focusing on strengthening and promoting the capacity building of various institutions. Rear Admiral Shah Sohail Masood, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Defence, also attended the meeting.