COAS meets troops, tribal leaders in North Waziristan


SHAWAL: Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif has directed troops to continue the decisive phase of Zarb-e-Azb Operation till all terrorist hideouts are cleared, ISPR said.


In a press statement on Tuesday, DG ISPR Asim Bajwa said that General Raheel Sharif visited North Waziristan today and appreciated the good progress of final phase of operations in Shawal valley.

“The farthest edges of Agency are being cleared and 650 sq kilometers have already been cleared so far in final phase,” he said.

According to Bajwa, tribesmen called on the army chief and expressed their happiness with improved security and restoration of peace in their area.

They requested Army not to leave till the reconstruction and re-settlement of IDPs completes.

“Tribal elders have also demanded quality educational institutions for boys and girls as they are visibly keen to resume more productive life for their families,” he added