Gen. Raheel visits Waziristan

Staff Report

RAWALPINDI -- Pakistani army Chief of Staff Gen. Raheel Sharif November 15 re-affirmed his commitment to eradicate terrorism, Geo News reported.

Raheel gave his commitment during a visit to terrorism-stricken North and South Waziristan, where he conferred with tribal elders and inaugurated several development projects, according to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).

Operation Zarb-e-Azb, which the army launched in North Waziristan in June 2014 and continues today, has wiped out terrorist networks forever in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) and has come close to the goal of eliminating terrorism in Pakistan, Raheel said.

The authorities will resettle all temporarily displaced persons (TDPs) with dignity and honour by the end of 2016, Raheel said.

Meanwhile, a Pakistani air force officer, Zahid Farooq, was gunned down by motorcyclists November 15 in Karachi while resisting a robbery, Dawn reported.

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