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COAS says IBOs and combing operations will continue in the country

Devil Soul

Jun 28, 2010
COAS says IBOs and combing operations will continue in the country
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WAZIRISTAN: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Gen Raheel Sharif Tuesday visited North and South Waziristan.

According to the Inter-Services Public Relations ISPR the COAS spent the day with tribal people and army officials.

COAS Sharif inspected rehabilitation work carried out for the internally displaced people who had returned to their war ravaged villages, the ISPR said.

Chief of Army Staff acknowledged the tribal’s’ sacrifices and assured them that terrorists would never be allowed to return. “Army would not go back till the job is fully done,” he maintained.

The Army Chief assured that TDP’s return; settlement will continue and will be completed within 2016.

“Focus within FATA now will be on efficient border management to prevent cross border movement,” he said.

For enduring stability, Intelligence Based Operations IBOs and combing operations will continue with same vigor across the country, the COAS concluded.


Apr 30, 2010
United States
United States
Two years ago the Pakistani military took a difficult but essential decision to engage in a full-scale operation against the home-grown insurgency attacking innocent Pakistanis, and even children. The Army Public School massacre further proved how little they valued the life of innocent children, or their fellow countrymen. Throughout history, we have witnessed, that insurgency warfare is one of the most difficult types of warfare to engage in. What we can aim for however, is the dismantling and disabling of the threat to a degree where it becomes incapable of reviving and reorganizing. In these past two years, the Pakistani military has seen tremendous success in dismantling, curbing and curtailing the insurgency on their soil. They have also sacrificed many of their own. The issue of home-grown terrorism is an issue for us all to deal with. You have been aware of the attacks here and in France, Belgium, as we have seen the attacks on Pakistani soil. This plague of violent extremism is what we all have to dismantle and destroy, not just by force, but by eliminating their violent and intolerant narrative.

As President Obama has stated before, “Ideologies are not defeated with guns. They’re defeated by better ideas—a more attractive, more compelling vision.” This is the larger battle, and one that the entire international community has to face in the long term. We have to, collectively, provide people with the better narrative - one that would help those who are brainwashed by violent ideologies to choose education, progress and prosperity over destruction of entire societies.

Haroon Ahmad

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