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North Waziristan completely cleared of militants: GOC

North Waziristan completely cleared of militants: GOC
May 19, 2017

PESHAWAR, 19 May: General Officer Commanding (GOC) Major General Hassan Azhar Hayat on Thursday said peace has been restored completely in North Waziristan Agency after military operation Zarb-e-Azb.

The media persons of Peshawar were taken to North Waziristan for a visit on Thursday after restoration of peace in the area. Major General Hassan Azhar Hayat while briefing the journalists about law and order and development projects in North Waziristan said the area has been cleared of militants and there is no no-go area in the region now. He said the repatriation process of displaced people of North Waziristan who shifted to Afghanistan is continuing. However, he said registration in Bakakhel camp is mandatory in this regard.

The GOC said reconstruction work on the buildings and other structures damaged during the military operation is continuing with a rapid pace. He said a committee has been constituted to ensure fair distribution of reconstructed shops and markets among the local affected traders.

Major General Hassan Azhar said the doors of North Waziristan will be opened for tourists soon. He said a large festival will be organised in Razmak after Ramazan.

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