Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Thursday visited the General Headquarters of the Pakistan Army to get an update on the progress on the Operation Zarb-e-Azb to flush out terrorists from North Waziristan. 

Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif received the Prime Minister on his arrival and a contingent presented him guard of honour.

Speaking in Nuqta-e-Nazar programme of Radio Pakistan’s News and Current Affairs Channel, defence analyst Air Marshal (Retd.) Shahid Latif said: “Operation Zarb-e-Azb was initially started with air strikes and when hurdles were removed, it changed into a ground invasion. Now, Pak Army has destroyed terrorists’ hideouts and cleared most of the area from them. Many terrorist commanders have been arrested. Government should provide facilities to the IDPs and develop relations with Afghan government.”

 Defence analyst Lt. Gen (Retd.) Amjad Shoaib said: “Operation Zarb-e-Azb continues with success. IDPs are facing many problems right now. Government has assured to rebuild their houses after operation. Afghanistan has a different point of view. Afghan government has never cooperated with Pakistan. Afghan government should cooperate by handing over the terrorists to Pakistan. Our nation should also help the IDPs.”

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