UK CGS appreciates Pakistan Army efforts in fight against terror


Tariq Saeed

Peshawar—UK Chief of General Staff (CGS) General Nicholas Carter, who is currently visiting Pakistan, has highly appreciated the efforts and seriousness of the Pakistan Army in curbing the menace of terrorism in the region.
The British General has termed as ‘impressive’ the offensive against terrorists by the Pakistan Army and other initiatives in the country’s north-western tribal region. Says a communiqué of the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).
Gen Nicholas Carter, accompanied by Corps Commander Peshawar Lt Gen Hidayat ur Rehman on Wednesday visited Miran Shah, North Waziristan Agency.
The Pakistan Army’s formation commander briefed the UK CGS and other officials about prevailing environment in the agency after the operation Zarb-e-Azb and dismantled terror infrastructure there. The ISPR said.
The visiting dignitary was also briefed on development projects undertaken by the Pakistani military in the region, the return and rehabilitation of temporarily displaced persons (TDP).
In the meanwhile the fourth phase of South Waziristan Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) return has kicked off from today Wednesday) and will continue till December 6 with around 400 families returning on daily basis.
According to the ISPR communiqué, IDPs belonging to some 81 villages will return to their areas during fourth phase of South Waziristan IDPs return. “The Pakistan Army is monitoring the return of IDPs. At least 90 education institutions, 63 markets and four health and medical centers have been constructed in South Waziristan”. The ISPR release concluded.