Military operation to continue: defence attaché

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WASHINGTON: The current military operation against militants will continue until the writ of the state is restored, says a senior defence official.

Addressing a convention of Pakistani-Americans, which was also attended by senior US officials, Pakistan’s Defence Attaché Brig Sarfraz Ali Chaudhary said the operation had four major goals: eliminating extremists from North Waziristan, their sleeper cells elsewhere in the country, restoring the writ of the state, and ensuring that only the state had monopoly on the use of legitimate physical force within its jurisdiction.