Pakistan Army strikes militant hideouts in DI Khan, South Waziristan
DERA ISMAIL KHAN: Pakistan Army air strikes Dera Ismail Khan settled area against suspected militant hideouts in the tribal areas with gunship helicopters on Thursday.
The sources said that three gunship helicopters took part in the surgical strikes in Kolachi Tehsil of Dera Ismail Khan and South Waziristan’s Luni area. This is first time Pakistan army used gunship helicopters in D.I. Khan area where Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) have hideouts. Dera Ismail Khan is one of the 25 districts in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. The capital of the district is the town of Dera Ismail Khan. The district has an area of 7,326 km2 (2,829 sq mi) and a population of 852,995 as of the 1998 Census.
It may be mentioned that Pakistan Army and the government has decided to attack any place where TTP is hiding irrespective that this hideout is in tribal area or settled area. Seven points decided by government and Pakistan Army to fight out terrorism are as follow:
Systematic and thorough investigation to probe friendly ties among politicians and the militants. Investigate cases of political and religious leaders supporting, quietly protecting, or making backdoor deals with any banned groups of terrorists outfits.
Expedite cases against militants already captured.
Arrest those using a religious front or pushing an ideology of hate under the garb of religion against any group or community.
Action against “madrases” and “humanitarian organizations” and anyone who uses fatwa or incites people using Islam and support TTP.
Maximum harmony among political parties sitting in Parliament as this is not a time to divide and play politics rather a time to focus on reclaiming our country.
Targeting TTP hideouts where militants are concentrated irrespective of city, province and regions
Put pressure on Afghan government through ISAF authorities to hand over Mullah Fazlullah to Pakistan.
Sources claim that Prime Minister Mian Nawaz Sharif will try to take parliamentary groups into confidence though his speech in National Assembly or through personal meetings with important national leaders including Imran Khan, MQM leadership and Leader of opposition in National assembly.