SHAWAL: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif Monday visited Shawal valley in North Waziristan Agency and reviewed progress of last phase of Zarb-e-Azb operation.
According to ISPR, the army chief was briefed in detail by commander about operation’s gains so far. The army chief was informed that since start of last phase, more than 800 sq KM area had been secured.
Lauding successful completion of Shawal Operation, the COAS acknowledged exceptional achievements of the security forces. The army chief emphasized on consolidating gains and resettle of temporary displaced persons (TDPs) to the best of the army abilities.
The COAS directed the security forces to undertake large scale combing operation to seek out terrorists, sleeper cells and facilitators in area other than FATA and enhance LEAs’ reach.
Gen Raheel said that the entire nation, standing shoulder to shoulder with the armed force, highly values the sacrifices being rendered by the security forces.