PM chairs meeting to review Zarb-i-Azb, NAP


ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif chaired a high-level meeting at Prime Minister House here today.


Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif, Director General Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) Lieutenant General Rizwan Akhtar, DG Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Asim Bajwa, Federal Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, Federal Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, Federal Minister for Defence Khawaja Muhammad Asif and other senior civil and military officials were among those attending the meeting.

The meeting reviewed progress on operation Zarb-i-Azb and discussed matters relating to the return of Temporarily Dislocated Persons (TDPs).

The meeting also reviewed progress on National Action Plan and discussed measures for its effective implementation.

Military operation Zarb-i-Azb was launched by the Pakistan Army on June 15 following a brazen militant attack on Karachi’s international airport and failure of peace talks between the government and Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) negotiators.

More than a million people have fled the offensive in North Waziristan, which is aimed at wiping out longstanding militant strongholds in the area, which borders Afghanistan.