COAS reaffirms commitment to eliminate all terrorists

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif on Thursday reaffirmed commitment to eliminate all terrorists and rid Pakistan of all types of terrorism.

The COAS, who along with Chief of Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force, Air Marshal Tahir Rafique Butt visited North Wazirastan (NWA), said that the ongoing operation Zarb-e-Azb would not stop till the job finishes.

They reviewed progress of the operation Zarb-e-Azb and future operational plans, besides meeting troops, Director General, Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) Maj Gen. Asim Saleem Bajwa tweeted on social media.

During the briefing, they were informed that the new level of jointness had been achieved during the operation Zarb-e-Azb while efficacy of use of air power with ground operations appreciated.

Terrorists were chased and hit and there was no place to hide for them,they were told.

The COAS directed all the commanders and civil agencies to prepare a plan for dignified return of temporarily displaced persons (TDPs).

The return will commence on March 17 from South Wazirastan Agency (SWA) and March 31 from North Wazirastan Agency (NWA).