Need to consolidate military gains for long-term stability, says COAS


ISLAMABAD: Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif emphasised on Monday that as the military moves towards conclusion of large-scale kinetic operations in FATA, there is a need to look ahead and consolidate gains for long term.

According to a Tweet of ISPR Director General Lt Gen Asim Bajwa, addressing the Corps Commanders Conference at General Headquarters, General Raheel stressed increasing the pace of intelligence-based operations (IBOs) across the country to eliminate the entire infrastructure of terrorism. He directed more effective border management and continued proactive dominance of the cleared areas to maintain the writ of state in FATA. The temporarily displaced persons (TDPs) return must complete as per laid down time-line, he added.