Pak army pledges to intensify fight against terror

Author : Mircea Birca | Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Pakistan’s armed forces were going after terrorists ‘without any discrimination’, said a military spokesman in a statement to media on Tuesday.

“There are no good terrorists. We are going against all terrorists without any discrimination of hue and color,” spokesman General Asim Saleem Bajwa, director general of Pakistan military’s Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), said.

“I think there is no confusion in our mind that we have to go against the phenomenon of terrorism, against all terrorists, and their abettors,” he added.

The spokesman said that the army had cleared a major part of the North Waziristan tribal region of Pakistan during military operation ‘Zarb-i-Azb’ except for a small belt near the Pak-Afghan border. He further said that the operation against militant groups was underway with air and gunship helicopter strikes and these were being followed by ground operations.

On the issue of Pak-Afghan relationship, Bajwa said relations were already on a positive trajectory, especially ever since we had a new government in Afghanistan.

“There has been growing cooperation. There has been growing understanding between the two countries,” he noted.

The statement by the spokesman came at a time when Pakistan military is fighting local and foreign militants in the country’s northwestern tribal region since June 2014.

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