LAHORE: The government has not yet decided to launch a full-scale operation in North Waziristan Agency; however, forces are fully prepared in this regard. After receiving a green signal, Ditta Khel, Miranshah and Mir Ali will be cleared of militants within four to six weeks. Security officials, seeking anonymity, said 86 percent areas of Fata have already been cleared and only five percent territory of these three areas in North Waziristan is under militants’ control while nine percent area is claimed to have been controlled by either sides. They said forces are expecting resistance in these areas but are fully prepared to neutralise it. –Asadullah GhalibThis news was published in The Nation newspaper. Read complete newspaper of 23-Feb-2014 here.