Political administration in Wana said that mobile phone services would be restoring in Wana, South Waziristan Agency almost after ten years.

The officials said on Saturday that the decision made to restore cellular services in the agency after a meeting with government institutions.

The political administration said, “Within the next 10 to 12 days, cellular services will be restored in the area”. Earlier, tribal leaders demanded the restoration of services in Wana and other areas of the agency because; they face difficulty in contacting their loved ones.

Cellular services were suspended in South Waziristan Agency over security fears ten years ago.

Earlier in June 2009, Pakistan Army launched a strategic offensive military operation, Operation Rah-e-Nijat, against militants in South Waziristan Agency.

On Friday, according to Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) security forces in ongoing Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad recovered weapons and IEDs hidden underground in South Waziristan 's area of Ladha Makeen.

Rockets, rifles, pistol, grenade and anti-tank mines were recovered in the operation conducted on a tip-off.