Published On: Thu, Sep 1st, 2016

Bajwa briefs media about gains in army operations


RAWALPINDI: Pakistan Army spokesman Lt. General Asim Bajwa Thursday briefed media persons about gains in operation Zarb-e-Azb and Operation Khyber-I and II in tribal areas of Pakistan, Samaa reported.

“At the start of Zarb-e-Azb Operation, Pakistan was plagued with terrorism and militancy, but army successfully eliminated terrorism from their epicenters,” Bajwa said.

He said 900 terrorists were killed in Khyber Agency, adding that Khyber operation was more difficult than offensive in North Waziristan.

He claimed that Swat has regained its previous status of tourist heaven in Pakistan. “I assure you that Swat and other areas have turned into Switzerland and Paris.”

About border management with Afghanistan, he said gates will be installed at all 18 crossing points of Pak-Afghan border.

About Temporary Displaced People (TDPs), the DG ISPR said 66 per cent of the people have returned to their homes.

Bajwa said Daesh, after its inception from Middle East, tried to make inroads in Pakistan by joining different groups.

“The reverse process has begun now as Pakistani society has refused to accept the militant phenomena,” he said.
Bajwa said those who changed their loyalties and joined Daesh were involved in several attacks including on media houses, security forces and sensitive installations.  – Samaa

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