Operation in NWA a well-thought-out decision: Khwaja Asif

ISLAMABAD: Defence Minister, Khwaja Asif Sunday termed the launch of a full scale military operation ‘Zarb-e-Azb’ against the terrorists in North Waziristan Agency a well-thought-out decision of the government.

“It is a decision of the entire nation,” the Defence Minister said following the formal announcement of the operation launch by Director General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).

Khwaja Asif said the Pak Army has been directed to crush the terrorists completely. “The Pak Army will not spare any sacrifice for the defence and security of the country,” he said.

He said all the political parties have thrown their weight behind Pak Army in the operation against terrorists.

The Defence Minister said that a major military operation was the need of the hour but stopped short of giving details of the operation, saying the details cannot be made public at this stage.

However, he said the operation would continue till the surrender or elimination of the enemy.