ISLAMABAD: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif has said that enforcement of strict laws and effective measures are must to end to militancy and terrorism in the country.
The Army Chief stated this while briefing a meeting of parliamentary leaders held here on Wednesday. The meeting was presided over by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif who summoned the political leadership to finalize a counter-terrorism strategy following Peshawar school attack. He said that political backing of the military is vital for a decisive fight against terrorism. “For this war we require political leadership’s cooperation, strict laws and concrete measures to curb militancy and terrorism.” he added.
General Raheel Sharif informed the participants about outcome of his recent visit to Afghanistan as well as Tuesday’s meeting with Afghan army chief and ISAF commander at GHQ, saying that Afghanistan has ensured elimination of Pakistani militants’ sanctuaries on Afghan soil.
He said the Zarb-e-Azb and Khyber-I operations were successfully underway in tribal areas, and most of the areas in North Waziristan had been cleared.
“Border security has been beefed up and terrorists are being chased after by the law-enforcers everywhere in Pakistan,” he told the meeting, affirming that Zarb-e-Azb operation would continue till complete elimination of terrorists. INP
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