From 2005 through 2016, militants and gunmen killed 149 tribal elders nationwide.
The security crackdown leaves no room for militant safe havens on either side of the Pakistan-Afghanistan border.
The former Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) spokesman surrendered to Pakistani authorities and called on other militants to follow his lead.
Security forces killed or apprehended a number of militants in March, while security analysts recorded a drop in militant attacks.
Pakistani security analysts welcome the dropping of the bomb on 'Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant' (ISIL) hideouts in remote Afghanistan.
His province-wide counter-terrorism strategy, introduced in early 2014, is widely acclaimed for driving down terrorism.