Pakistan's armed forces hope to rout Taliban militants in the South Waziristan along the border with Afghanistan before winter sets in by late December, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said on Sunday. "The operation so far has been very successful. The resistance that we were expecting initially did not come with the same swiftness," Qureshi told reporters. He is in Kuala Lumpur to attend a meeting of Islamic countries starting on Monday.