The country still grieves for the 150 teachers and children slain in 2014 in Peshawar.
Over the past month security forces have killed or arrested several key members of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP).
Militants have damaged 50 mosques, over 300 schools and more than 40 health centres in the past two months.
Taliban regularly blow up infrastructure in health facilities, making it difficult to maintain the cold chain for vaccination.
Children vow to obtain an education despite the fact that almost 500 schools have been destroyed by the Taliban over the past 7 years.
In addition to the huge economic impact of terrorist operations nationwide, about 60,000 people have lost their lives.
Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa visited North Waziristan on his first field visit, sending a message that he will continue the successes of his predecessor.