Zarb-e-Azab to be completed this year, says Pakistan army chief Raheel Sharif

Islamabad: Pakistan army chief General Raheel Sharif on Wednesday asserted that failure was not an option in the war against terrorism and vowed that Operation Zarb-e-Azab would be completed this year.

 Zarb-e-Azab to be completed this year, says Pakistan army chief Raheel Sharif

File image of Pakistan army chief General Raheel Sharif. Reuters

In an informal conversation with media at the Parliament House, the army chief reflected on the ongoing activities of the Pakistan Army and said that the operation to root out terrorism was progressing successfully.

“I have earlier said that 2016 will mark the elimination of terrorism,” he said.

Gen Sharif said that 99 percent terrorism had been brought under control and that the remaining one percent would be eradicated as well.

Gen Sharif on his visit to the Parliament House met the executive parliamentarians in the capital.

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Updated Date: Jun 01, 2016 15:48:44 IST