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Pakistan opts for surgical strikes against militants

ISLAMABAD: A meeting presided over by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, has decided to launch surgical strikes against militants involved in terrorism attacks in the country, ARY News reported on Thursday. 

The meeting on the law and order situation in the country was attended by Army Chief General Raheel Sharif, Defence Minister Khawaja Asif, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali and Information Minister Pervez Rashid. 

The meeting decided for surgical attacks at the hideouts of the militants and their training camps, sources said.

The meeting not discussed ground offensive against the militants, sources said. 

The meeting also decided to boost security at Pakistan's border with Afghanistan including aerial surveillance of the border area, sources further said. 

Earlier, Army Chief Gen. Raheel Sharif called on Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif  to discuss the matters related to the national security.



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