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Army more focused on Pakistan’s eastern border now: Asim Bajwa

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PESHAWAR: Director General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Lieutenant General Asim Bajwa on Tuesday said Pakistan’s armed forces were carefully and closely monitoring the developing situation on its eastern border with India.

“We are ready to respond to any situation,” Bajwa said.

“Major assaults of the ‘Operation Zarb-i-Azb’ were completed successfully, he said while hinting that the operation was close to a victorious end in the country.

Bajwa, while briefing the media today on crucial steps taken for border management, said that the military was doing everything to secure Pakistan’s borders.

“Work has been completed on border posts set up for border management,” the DG ISPR added.

Bajwa said, unchecked cross-border movements between Pakistan and Afghanistan would be halted with new posts, and added confidently that there were no more entry points from the war-hit region into Pakistan.

However, he insisted that border management would be most effective when Pakistani efforts were also matched by Afghanistan.

“Combing operations and intelligence-based operations (IBOs) in the country, particularly near the bordering areas greatly helped the army while it implemented the border management strategy,” he said.

From July 1st, Combing operations and intelligence-based operations

A total of 1,470 combing operations and IBOs were conducted from July 1st near Pakistani borders, revealed the DG ISPR.

“Army has cleared the mountainous regions of Rajgal and we have also deployed our troops in the once troubled peaks,” said Bajwa.

Giving details about a terror attack on Peshawar’s Christian Colony near Warsak Dam, Bajwa said that at least four suicide bombers were involved in the attack, which was planned in the neighbouring Afghanistan.

“Four aides that helped the bombers in carrying out the attack have been arrested,” said the DG ISPR who later presented the four before the media today at the end of the same briefing.

Turning his attention to a blast in Mardan, Bajwa said, “It was also a suicide blast and army has effectively apprehended at least three accomplices of the attack.”

Bajwa added that deliberations were being made at the decision-making level ensuring implementation of the National Action Plan (NAP).

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