Work still left on eradicating terrorism

Work still left on eradicating terrorism: Pakistan military

Islamabad, June 15 (IANS) Pakistan military, on the second anniversary of Zarb-e-Azb operation on Wednesday, emphasised that the job to eradicate the menace of terrorism was not yet finished and there was work still left to do.

Addressing a press conference, Inter-Services Public Relations Director General Lt. Gen. Asim Bajwa said some 3,600 sq km were cleared of terrorists initially in the operation. The figure has gone up 4,304 sq km in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas and North Waziristan, adding that 992 hideouts have been destroyed thus far.

“There was recruitment going on in North Waziristan, suicide jackets were spreading throughout the country. That has been controlled.”

“There are just the last few pockets remaining in the Shawal valley,” said Bajwa.

The ISPR head said forces recovered “modern weapons” from militants, which he claimed had been stolen from US troops.

Bajwa also said there challenges in the field, such as the dense forest and the unprecedented height of the Shawal valley and Dattakhel.

“Tribes have been rid of terrorists forever from here, after much difficulty and sacrifices from both locals and the armed forces alike,” he said.

1 Comment

  1. If ISI wants to get rid of terrorism, then they should not differentiate between good and bad terrorists. When one keeps cobras as pets and feeds them with milk, the good cobras can sting people without any differentiation. So, breeding snakes in one’s backyard is not advisable. They may sting your neighbours or sting your backside. Terrorism is a very, very dangerous game for terrorists, those harbouring them and others supporting them.
    Pakistan has to close down all its madrasssas, get rid of its India-phobia (which is based on false notions), drastically cut down its defence budget and divert more funds on education and health.

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