Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa visited North Waziristan on his first field visit, sending a message that he will continue the successes of his predecessor.
A member of the team was recently given an award for heroism for being injured while defusing a bomb targeting police officers.
The valley was once center of terrorism, officials say.
ISIL is offering millions of rupees to militants in an attempt to develop a foothold in the region, security officials say.
A new message reveals that 'Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant' leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is losing control over the group as it comes under fire.
The government has a comprehensive strategy to deal with militant groups affiliated with ISIL, officials say.
Militants from other terrorist groups are joining ISIL.
Balochistan officials vow to redouble efforts to maintain peace, saying militants involved in sectarian violence will never accomplish their goals.
Iran has shown no theological purity as it routinely supports, trains and funds terrorist groups such as the Taliban and al-Qaeda.
The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Counter Terrorism Department has arrested 271 suspected militants, killed 36 militants and recovered 504kg of explosives so far this year.