ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has granted approval to the establishment of a cantonment in Waziristan following a proposal to this effect, during a meeting with army chief General Raheel Sharif, reliable officials told Daily Times on Wednesday.
Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif called on the prime minister at the PM House on Wednesday and briefed him on the operation Zarb-e-Azb. The army chief said the operation is being carried out successfully according to the plan, and the armed forces will achieve the objectives of the operation as per the direction of the prime minister. Gen Sahrif said that the ground operation in Miranshah has been ongoing and evacuation of IDPs of North Waziristan Agency had completed.
He said more then 800,000 IDPs have moved to the settled areas. The army chief also gave a briefing on the situation at the Pak-Afghan border where Afghan militants are allegedly attacking army troops. The COAS apprised Prime Minister Nawaz on the IDPs situation. The prime minister showed satisfaction that all the institutions are performing in a well-coordinated manner to support the IDPs and said that the government is devising a comprehensive rehabilitation plan for them so that they can be rehabilitated with honour and dignity, after the operation is over. Prime Minister Nawaz and COAS agreed that the sacrifices of IDPs are for the stability and security of Pakistan.
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