End of terrorism
The Pakistani military’s efforts to eliminate terrorism from the country are commendable. It is playing its role to make the people of Pakistan feel secure once again. Operation Zarb-e-Azb will go a long way in cleansing our country of terrorists. It was uplifting to see the army chief visiting North Waziristan – an area where the control of terrorists was so strong that even the security forces had a hard time establishing their writ. The good news is that the army has purged most of the area of terrorists and has set up effective checkpoints at various locations.
This operation proves beyond doubt that in order to face the problem of terrorism head-on, what a country needs the most is the will to fight. After years of vacillation, the army command finally took the right decision and the result is there for everyone to see. While the threat of a backlash from terrorists looms large, it is nothing compared to the relief of knowing that the areas which were infamous the world over for being terrorist sanctuaries are clean now.