PM briefed about operation Zarb-e-Azb; says Govt to take full care of IDPs

PESHAWAR: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Friday said that the entire nation was supporting the country’s armed forces in the war against terror and Pakistani nation would overcome every challenge.

“The goal of achieving peace is not very far and I have full confidence that with the help of Almighty Allah, we will win this war,” the Prime Minister said while visiting the Corps Headquarters Peshawar where he was briefed by the Corps Commander Peshawar about operation “Zarb-e-Azb.”

He was accompanied by Chief of the Army Staff General Raheel Sharif, Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Sardar Mehtab Ahmed Khan, Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pervaiz Khattak, Minister for Defence Khawaja Muhammad Asif and Minister for States and Frontier Regions (SAFRON) Lt. General (R) Abdul Qadir Baloch.

The Prime Minister was briefed about different stages of operation Zarb-e-Azb and the present status of internally displaced people (IDPs) in bordering areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa with Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA).

The Prime Minister said that the pace of success of armed forces in the operation “Zarb-e-Azb” is very encouraging. Moreover, he said that the Government and armed forces would ensure provision of all possible help to affected tribals and the Federal Government would provide resources in this regard.

Earlier, the Prime Minister laid a wreath at Yadgar-e- Shuhada at the Headquarters of 11 Corps and prayed for the departed souls.

The Prime Minister also held meetings with Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Sardar Mehtab Ahmed Khan and Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pervaiz Khattak at the Governor House.