WANA (APP) - General Officer Commanding (GOC) South Waziristan, Major General Rizwan Akhtar said on Friday that peace has been established in more than 80 per cent areas of the agency including its headquarters. Briefing the media at Javed Sultan Military Camp here, he said that after the restoration of peace, the affairs of South Waziristan Agency are carried out by the political administration. He said that some changes had also been made in the methodology of the people to people contact in the area and now beside elders they were also taking common man and youth along in maintenance of law and order in their respective areas. The change, he said, was proving more successful than the previous approach. He said that after military drive Pakistan Army has now initiated a very ambitious development plan for the area. He said that in this regard a study for identification of the requirements of the people in the South Waziristan had also been launched. Rizwan Akhtar said that after the conducting of the study, development schemes in the area would be initiated. He said that these steps are aimed the restoration of the confidence of the people. He said that 99 per cent tribesmen of the area want restoration of peace and playing role in this regard. He said that military has never resorted to initiating action on minor issues and is utilising political administration for overcoming day to day problems in the area. He said that terrorists have been flushed out of the area, saying Ahmadzai Wazir tribe was itself taking action under the clause of the collective responsibility in Frontier Crimes Regulations (FCR). He said that the tribe had assured that they will not harbour any foreign terrorists. However, in case of information regarding foreign or local militant the military initiates action, he added. He said that the process of making the administration more effective to keep the political process in progress. He said that though the process was slow, but it would be given time to win the hearts of the people. Regarding development schemes, he said that some projects were completed by political administration and some by the military. Rizwan Akhtar said that Gomal Zam Dam Road has been completed while the section of Tanai-Wana would be completed shortly. Another road, he said would be constructed upto Angoor Adda. Construction work on the 6th meter wide road would start in September 2012 as the construction of the road will make positive effect on promotion of trade in the area, he stated. To a question, he said that operation Rah-i-Nijat was wrapped off on September 16, 2009, which ultimately made difference and the military achieved its major objectives. He said that now resettlement of IDPs has been started. The real situation would be cleared after the rehabilitation of the IDPs to their areas, he added. He said that they were working for the revival of the confidence of the people, saying the advices have been proved helpful in bringing improvement in the situation. He said that after the return of the IDPs, they will constitute their peace committees and said that the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Ashfaq Pervez Kayani also wanted the establishment of the ownership of the people in the process. He said that the military was fully supporting the political administration. About the casualties of the military in operation Rah-i-Nijat, he said that 117 military personnel were martyred and 350 were injured. He further said that 650 terrorists were killed and 870 were injured in the action taken by the Army.