RAWALPINDI - Army Chief General Raheel Sharif on Tuesday visited forward locations in North and South Waziristan and spent whole day with the tribes and troops busy in consolidation phase of Operation Zarb-e Azb.

According to ISPR, COAS was given detailed briefing on ongoing operation.

COAS said Zarb-e-Azb was launched against terrorists of all hues and colour and sanctuaries of terrorists have been dismantled without discrimination.

COAS said operation Zarb-e-Azb is in its final stage in the fewer left out pockets. Army with support of the entire nation has achieved unparalleled successes in fight against terrorism, he said.

COAS inaugurated multiple projects as part of the post operation comprehensive rehabilitation plan for FATA. He also inaugurated 72 km long Miranshah-Razmak- Makeen dual carriage road as part of the 705 Kms Central Trade Corridor.

The newly constructed road by FWO will considerably reduce traveling time between North and South Wazirstan.

Later, COAS commissioned state of the art 100-bed Sheikha Fatima Binte Mubarak hospital at Sholam, in South Waziristan Agency.

Gen Raheel appreciated the support of the tribal brethren in combating terrorism and acknowledged their sacrifices. He assured them that terrorists would never be allowed to return and Army will not go back till the job is fully done.

As return of TDPs and their resettlement works continue, our focus within FATA will now be on more efficient border management to prevent cross border movement, he said.

For enduring stability, Intelligence Based Operations (IBOs) and combing operations will continue with same vigor across the country.