‘Military operation to continue in tribal areas’

Asif says no timeframe to end military operation

SIALKOT – Minister for Defence Khawaja Muhammad Asif has said that the military operation will continue till the elimination of terrorism from all tribal areas of Pakistan.

Talking to journalists here at his residence in cantonment on Sunday, he said that any announcement of a timeframe to end the military operation was not possible at the moment.

However, the government will take all the mainstream political parties into confidence over eradication of terrorism and early rehabilitation and repatriation of internally displaced persons (IDPs) from North Waziristan agency, he said, adding that the whole nation stands united against terrorism.

Talking about the ongoing media war among TV channels, Asif asked the media to serve the nation in true spirit. Later, addressing party workers, he said that the armed forces of Pakistan had the capability to uproot terrorism from Pakistan. He also listened to public problems and issued orders for their redress.

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