Coun­try en­ter­ing dif­fi­cult phase of op­er­a­tion: COAS

The Pak Banker - - NATIONAL -

Chief of Army Staff Gen­eral Ra­heel Sha­reef said Tues­day that the state is en­ter­ing the most dif­fi­cult phase of the mil­i­tary op­er­a­tion, while speak­ing at a spe­cial pro­vin­cial Apex com­mit­tee meet­ing held in Khy­ber Pakhtunkhwa (KP).

The meet­ing laid spe­cial fo­cus on the re­turn of Tem­po­rary Dis­placed Per­sons (TDPs), with fur­ther dis­cus­sion on the cur­rent progress of on­go­ing mil­i­tary op­er­a­tions and in­tel­li­gence­based op­er­a­tions (IBO) be­ing con­ducted across the ur­ban cen­ters of the coun­try.

"We are in the most dif­fi­cult phase of the op­er­a­tion af­ter suc­cess­fully evict­ing ter­ror­ists from their sanc­tu­ar­ies and restor­ing the writ of the state," said the army chief. He elab­o­rated that phys­i­cally re­build­ing the war-dam­aged ar­eas, re­set­tling of Tem­po­rary Dis­placed Per­sons and even­tu­ally es­tab­lish­ing an ad­min­is­tra­tive sys­tem that fo­cuses on the needs and as­pi­ra­tions of the peo­ple will be the most de­mand­ing task. Gen­eral Ra­heel Sharif on the oc­ca­sion also paid rich trib­ute to the re­silience and sac­ri­fices ren­dered by the peo­ple of the Fed­er­ally Ad­min­is­tered Tribal Ar­eas (Fata) and Khy­ber Pakhtunkhwa.

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