Pakistan

Army Chief says “noose tightened around terrorists”

KHYBER AGENCY: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif has reaffirmed the commitment that all terrorists, their facilitators, abettors and financiers will be apprehended and brought to justice.

Talking to troops at Jawaro near Pak-Afghan border on Friday, the army chief said the terrorist’s strongholds in the agency have been reduced and now fight is in progress in the last few pockets, close to Pak-Afghan border.

He commended the professional commitment of the troops and paid rich tributes for their sacrifices in restoration of peace and normalcy to the troubled region of Khyber Agency.

He also visited de-radicalization center in Bara, where surrendered of Operation Khyber are being imparted education and vocational training.

General Sharif complimented the tribal brethren for their full support to evict terrorists from the agency and also appreciated their resolve of not allowing terrorists to return to these areas. He specially paid rich tributes to Shuhada and wounded.

The army Chief also complimented the efforts of all Law Enforcement Agencies, in their counter terrorism efforts all across the country.

The army chief spent entire day with troops and tribals in Khyber Agency. He first visited Jawaro near Pak-Afghan border and reviewed the progress of ongoing operation in its concluding phase.

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