Countrywide combing operations to be initiated soon: DG ISPR

The Director General, Inter-Services Public Relations, Lieutenant General Asim Saleem Bajwa says a country wide large scale combing operation would be initiated soon against terrorists to purge the country from terrorists’ safe havens.

In an interview, he said the combing operation is the part of operation Zarb-e-Azb.

General Asim Bajwa said armed forces would clear the so called ‘No Go Areas’ exist in various areas of the country and hand over the areas to local police after clearance from vagabonds.

Responding to a question, he said twenty-five miles areas have already been cleared from ‘Chotu Gang’ in South Punjab.

The DG ISPR said a total of 18,000 intelligence based operations have already been conducted in various areas of the country.

He said five hundred law enforcers have sacrificed their lives in operation Zarb-e-Azb.

He said eleven Military Courts have so far disposed off 88 cases out of a total of 207 cases while various cases are near conclusion.

General Asim Saleem Bajwa said the return of Temporarily Displaced Persons would be completed by the end of this year.

He said the operation in almost all areas of Federally Administered Tribal Areas have been completed.

DG ISPR confirmed that action against corruption in entire Army will continue and six officers have been convicted after they found guilty.

He said the decision has been hailed in army also and cleaning and conviction process will continue in the institution.

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