Zarb-e-Azb to Enter Balochistan
QUETTA: In a meeting with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, after Army chief General Raheel Sharif visit from Quetta over law and order situation in Quetta, a decision sounds forthcoming for Zarb-e-Azab to enter Balochistan boundaries, sources reported.
The army launched Operation Zarb-e-Azb against militants in North Waziristan in June 2014.
“COAS and PM apart from this issue also discussed visiting top level delegation led by Punjab CM Shahbaz Sharif in Saudi Arabia,” sources privy to the development.
The army chief presided over a law and order meeting at the Frontier Crops Balochistan Headquarters office during his visit to Quetta, before returning to meet the PM uncalled.
The meeting came days after a sickening orgy of bloodshed played out in a remote town of southern Balochistan on April 11 when 20 construction workers were methodically massacred in a predawn attack on their camp near Turbat city in Kech district of Balochistan.
Inspector General Frontier Crops (IGFC) Sher Afghan, Balcohistan home secretary, IG Police and other high officials are present during the meeting.
Further, briefing on the army chief’s visit DG ISPR Asim Bajwa tweeted:
Major-General Sher Afghan briefed the army chief regarding the law and order situation in the province and search operations being carried out in Turbat and its outskirts.
Upon arrival, the army chief was received by Commander of Southern Command Lt General Nasir Khan Janjua.
Acting on a tip-off, the Frontier Corps on April 13 shot dead at least 13 suspected militants, including assailants accused of killing 20 labourers in Turbat.
“Security forces with the help of secret agencies have launched the massive search operation in and around Turbat,” spokesperson for FC Balochistan told media.
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