PESHAWAR, 19 December: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif has said that terrorist networks and their linkages are being unearthed across the country and their nexus will be broken at all cost to bring enduring peace.

Talking to troops during his visit to the North Waziristan Agency (NWA) on Saturday, the army chief said the operations will be continued till the complete elimination of the terrorist.

Gen. Raheel was briefed by the formation commander about the ongoing operation Zarb-e-Azb and return of the displaced persons. He was also briefed on the ongoing rehabilitation work and its effects on the socio-economic landscape of the area.

Later, the army chief met with tribal elders and the people who recently returned to their hometowns. Gen. Raheel assured the tribesmen that Army will continue to remain in the area till completion of resettlement process. Tribal elders paid rich tribute to army for successful operations, and affirmed that terrorists will never be allowed to return to the area.

Meanwhile, the army chief also inaugurated 110-bed Tehsil Headquarters Hospital in Mir Ali subdivision of the agency, which has been equipped with state of the art equipment. He announced construction and opening of a cadet college in Mir Ali.


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