RAWALPINDI: The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif on Monday emphasized that all terrorists along with their sanctuaries must be eliminated without any discrimination, the Inter Service Public Relations (ISPR) said in a press release.
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The army chief made these remarks during a visit to the Corps Headquarters Peshawar on Monday, where he was given a detailed briefing on the progress of military operation ‘Zarb-e-Azb’ in North Waziristan tribal region.
The COAS expressed his satisfaction over preparation and progress of the operation so far.
“The operation is not targeted against our valiant tribes of North Waziristan but against those terrorists who are holed up in the Agency and have picked up arms against the state of Pakistan,” the COAS said.
The army chief directed all concerned to undertake special measures towards diligent management of the internally displaced persons (IDPs) in conjunction with the relevant civilian agencies.
The COAS reiterated that with the support of the nation, particularly of our proud tribal brethren, the operation ‘Zarb-e-Azb’ will be concluded successfully and comprehensively.