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Prominent Defence analysts have said that the country has made unprecedented gains against terrorism as a result of operation Zarb-e-Azb during the last one year.

Speaking in a programme of News and Current Affairs Channel of Radio Pakistan today, defence analyst and former Director General ISPR Retd. Major General Athar Abbas said armed forces, other security agencies and civilians have rendered numerous sacrifices to achieve this success.

He said strong base and hideouts of terrorists in North Waziristan have been eliminated.  As a result, the security forces got the opportunity to carry out intelligence based operations against terrorists in other parts of the country.

Athar Abbas said Pakistan's successes in wiping out terrorists have been appreciated at regional and international level.

Another prominent defence analyst, Muhammad Khan appreciated Army Chief's statement that they are ready to pay any price to protect their nation, safeguard Pakistan's interest be it Kashmir, development of the new ports or exploitation of natural resources.

He said now when the terrorists network has been destroyed in North Waziristan, they are carrying out isolated terrorist activities in frustration.


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