PM Nawaz visits GHQ

RAWALPINDI: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif visited the General Headquarters along with federal ministers here on Thursday.

The prime minister was greeted by Army chief Raheel Sharif upon his arrival at the GHQ.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif paid tribute to the armed forces on the success of Operation Zarb-e-Azb and appreciated the sacrifices of martyrs.

According to sources, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was briefed on the ongoing operation and told over 450 terrorists had been killed. The prime minister was also informed that 26 soldiers including two captains had been martyred.

The operation has been successful in clearing Miranshah and North Waziristan has been sealed from all sides.

The briefing also provided insight into the army’s advance towards Mir Ali and resistance by militants. In the next phase the army will take action in Shawal and Datta Khel.

Sources said Prime Minister Sharif assured that all resources will be provided for Operation Zarb-e-Azb. He added that the entire nation was proud of those rendering sacrifices for the country’s future.