The military operation launched by the Pakistan military in North Waziristan will continue till the elimination of all local and foreign terrorists, Prime Minister Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif said on Tuesday. He said the writ of the state would be established at every part of the country, adding that indiscriminate action would be taken against local and foreign militants during Zarb-e-Azab operation. He said army would destroy all hideouts of militants from North Waziristan.
Talking to Air Chief Marshal Tahir Rafique Butt in Islamabad on Tuesday, he said the decision to launch Zarb-e-Azb operation was taking after reviewing all the aspects and now it is continuing with full force. The armed forces will totally destroy the sanctuaries of terrorists.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said writ of the state will be established in the tribal areas. The government will start a new era of development in the area after the successful completion of Zarb-e-Azb operation.
Discussing the professional matters of the air force, the PM appreciated the role of Pakistan Air Force in defense of the country.
According to the prime minister a development programme would be started in the tribal areas following the completion of the military operation.
“Full fledged offensive has now started and all foreign fighters and local terrorists will be wiped out without exception and no sanctuary will be spared by the Pakistan Armed Forces,” the PM said in an official statement.
“The state will enforce its writ in the tribal areas,” the PM said in a warning to terrorists.
“We have planned the development of tribal areas after completion of the operation,” Nawaz said.
PM, PAF chief discuss matters relating to air force. Air Chief Marshal Muhammad Tahir Rafique Butt apprised the prime minister about the successes achieved during the operation in North Waziristan.
The Premier lauded the role of the PAF and said the force was engaged in playing a vital role in preserving the country’s defence. He also assured Butt that the government would meet the professional requirements of the PAF.
The air chief apprised the prime minister about PAF’s modernisation and upgradation plans which he said were aimed at making it one of the best air forces in the world.
The air chief also informed the premier that steps were being taken for the welfare of the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) fleeing North Waziristan and said relief goods by PAF had also been distributed among them.
The air chief said PAF was providing complete air weaponry support to the Pakistan Army for the Zarb-i-Azb operation against foreign and local terrorists in the North Waziristan tribal region.