UNITED NATIONS-The visiting Federal Parliamentary Affairs Minister, Senator Babar Awan, on Thursday discussed the current situation in Pakistan with UN General Assembly Miguel dEscoto when he called on the 192-member body chief. Briefing the Assembly President on the anti-Taliban military drive in Malakand and Swat, he said that 90 per cent of the area has been cleared of militants and that the dislocated people will begin returning home from July 13, according to a Press release of the Pakistan Mission to the UN. A special support programme, with experience of rehabilitation and reconstruction work, has been tasked to oversee their return. Every family, he added, would be given Rs 300,000 for resettling purposes. Previously, he said, there was some confusion about the ownership of the war against militants. But the democratically elected govt took the issue to Parliament, which unanimously approved action against the militants, he added. 'Things are now looking better for Pakistan, the Press release quoted the President as saying. He also assured the Minister that the UN would extend all possible assistance to Pakistan. About the economic situation, he said that the reform agenda initiated by the govt had turned the situation around from a grave position about a year ago. The President appreciated the govt efforts to overcome the economic challenges, according to the press release. Senator Babar Awan also met Under-Secretary-General for Communication and Public Information Kiyotaka Akasaka.