Operation in North Waziristan probable: Mukhtar

Express May 02, 2010

GUJRAT: Defence Minister Ahmad Mukhtar claimed on Sunday that consultations for a military operation in North Waziristan are currently underway.

While talking to the media in Gujrat, Mukhtar also spoke on the energy crisis, claiming that loadshedding would reduce significantly in four years, but not end completely.

He added that he was not in favor of the creation of new provinces.

With regards to the fact-finding committee assigned to reveal who ordered the washing down of Benazir Bhutto's assassination site, Mukhtar claimed some new facts may come to light.

The defence minister's statements came as the country's security apparatus is currently engaged in a battle in the tribal areas, and is considering entering the militant-stronghold of North Waziristan.


Mukhtar Ahmed | 12 years ago | Reply This is not the right time to go in for operation in North Wazirstan.Let us not bow down to he wishes of US and dont involve our forces to stretch too much on the ground.By doing so we shall be falling in trap as all the Taliban groups shall unite and fight against the army. It is true that Defence Minister has hinted that preparations are on for carrying out operation in North Wazistan but I dont think the army would agree.In case of operation we have have a sizable force to take on the miscreants.I suggest we should meet Hafiz Gul Bahadur to reach to some settlement.
Syed A. Mateen | 12 years ago | Reply The militants should be defeated by all means. There is no room for militants in Pakistan.
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