Army claims peace restored in South Waziristan

Published: March 9, 2011

Pakistan Army claims that peace have been restored in South Waziristan and militants have been flushed out. PHOTO: APP

The Pakistan Army on Tuesday claimed that peace had been restored in South Waziristan and militants were flushed out.

However, earlier in the day a US missile strike had killed five militants in the same region.

Talking to Express News, Brigade Commander Abu Bakar said a road had been carpeted from Gomal Zam to Angoor Ada.

He informed that a cadet college will be established in Wana on the land acquired for the purpose.

He further informed that an immigration cell is also being established on the Pak-Afghan border to ensure trouble-free travel.

In response to these developments, the tribal elders have assured complete support to the army in war against terror.

Situation in the north

General Officer Commanding Ghayoor Ahmad said drone strikes are useful in targeting specific terrorist threats in North Waziristan.

Speaking to the media, Ahmad observed that the Pakistan army and Nato forces work in coordination with each other.

He further said that Nato has not bypassed Pakistan’s sovereignty while conducting its operations.

Ahmad also stated that 821 checkpoints are present at the Pak-Afghan border where terrorist activity can be thoroughly monitored.

 

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Reader Comments (5)

  • Farhan Qureshi
    Mar 9, 2011 - 12:26PM

    Good Luck Pak Army … Recommend

  • Mar 9, 2011 - 7:30PM

    See the near past,
    read the statements of the national leaders
    crying against the drone attacks,
    they unanimously alleged that many civilians including innocent children and women
    has been killed in the drone attacks.

    So attacker should refrain and save the innocent people at the time of drone attack.
    Fight with fighters not with innocent civilians.Recommend

  • Mar 9, 2011 - 8:59PM

    Keep away drone aircraft,
    pak army is enough to deal with.Recommend

  • Grace
    Mar 11, 2011 - 12:30AM

    Way to go Pak army- unfortunately the terrain there is not easly governable since there are so many places to come back and hide for the anti state criminals working from Afghanistan.Recommend

  • Nick
    Mar 15, 2011 - 4:37PM

    I have a question to Pakistani people here, what do the people in North and South Waziristan think of drones, and militants? How do they perceive the militants, and do they support the army better than they do the terrorists?

    And I also have a question: Do normal Pakistanis consider FATA citizens real Pakistanis, or no?Recommend

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