Operation Zarb-e-Azb enters in final phase: President


LANDI KOTAL: President Mamnoon Hussain says operation Zarb-e-Azb against terrorists is continuing successfully and achieving its targets.


Addressing the tribal jirga in Landi Kotal on Thursday, he said the operation has now entered in its final phase.

The President said almost all the area of FATA has been cleared of the terrorists.

He said the operation had been launched after failure of the negotiations with Taliban because the terrorists wanted to destroyed the country.

Mamnoon Hussain expressed his pleasure that the process of repatriating the TDPs is going on rapidly.

The President said FATA Reforms Commission will soon complete its work and the FATA will be taken at par with the other developed areas of the country.

He announced one million rupees for tribal jirga.

Earlier, addressing the inaugural ceremony of newly constructed Peshawar-Tourkham Road (N-5) at Shahgai Fort, Khyber Agency, President Mamnoon Hussain said that Peshawar-Tourkham Road will be a milestone in opening new era of peace, prosperity and development in the area.

He said the road will also open new vistas for enhancing new trade and economic ties with neighbouring countries and Central Asian States.

He said it will also have a positive impact on peace situation in the area and Afghanistan.

On this occasion, President Mamnoon Hussain unfolded plaque of the newly constructed road.

Total length of Peshawar-Tourkham Road is forty-four kilometers which has been completed at a cost of eight point six billion rupees.

The construction work of this road has been completed by Frontier Works Organization (FWO) with the financial assistance of the United States.

Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Sardar Mehtab Ahmad Khan and Chairman NHA Shahid Ashraf Tarar besides others were also present on this occasion.

DG FWO Major General Muhammad Afzal briefed the President about Peshawar-Tourkham Road.