PESHAWAR: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday said that the entire nation was supporting the armed forces in the war against terror
“The goal of achieving peace is not very far and I have full confidence that with the help of Almighty Allah, we will win this war,” the prime minister said during his visit to the Corps Headquarters in Peshawar, where he was briefed by the corps commander about operation Zarb-e-Azb. He was accompanied by Chief of the Army Staff General Raheel Sharif, Governor Sardar Mehtab Ahmed Khan, Chief Minister Pervaiz Khattak, Minister for Defence Khawaja Asif and Minister for States and Frontier Regions (SAFRON) Lt Gen (r) Abdul Qadir Baloch.
The prime minister was briefed about different stages of operation Zarb-e-Azb and the present status of internally displaced people (IDPs) in bordering areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa with Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA).
The prime minister said that the pace of success of armed forces in operation Zarb-e-Azb is very encouraging. He said Pakistani nation will overcome every challenge. He said that the government and armed forces would ensure provision of all possible help to the affected tribal people. The federal government will provide resources in this regard, he said. Earlier, the prime minister laid a wreath at the Yadgar-e-Shuhada at the Headquarters of 11 Corps and prayed for the departed souls.The prime minister also held meetings with Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Sardar Mehtab Khan and Chief Minister Pervaiz Khattak at the Governor House.
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