Launched operation upon failure of talks: Pervez Rasheed

Published July 8, 2014
Federal Minister for Information & Broadcasting and National Heritage Senator Pervez Rasheed. — Photo by APP
Federal Minister for Information & Broadcasting and National Heritage Senator Pervez Rasheed. — Photo by APP

ISLAMABAD: Federal Information Minister Pervez Rasheed said on Monday that the military operation against militants in North Waziristan tribal agency was launched after the complete failure of peace talks between the government and Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP).

Talking to a private television channel the information minister said that the economy of Pakistan was improving and would not be affected by the ongoing Zarb-i-Azb operation.

Rasheed said that due to the strategy adopted by the government there had been a decline in terrorist activity in the country and added that the Pakistan Army was conducting its operation with success and would continue till the elimination of last terrorist in the region.

"The residents of areas under Taliban control were not able to run their businesses nor send their children to schools. They could not even vaccinate their children against polio," added the information minister.

Rasheed admitted that internally displace persons (IDPs) living in camps had to face hardships as there could not be any alternate to their peaceful abode.

Opinion

Editorial

More pledges
Updated 25 May, 2024

More pledges

There needs to be continuity in economic policies, while development must be focused on bringing prosperity to the masses.
Pemra overreach
25 May, 2024

Pemra overreach

IT seems, at best, a misguided measure and, at worst, an attempt to abuse regulatory power to silence the media. A...
Enduring threat
25 May, 2024

Enduring threat

THE death this week of journalist Nasrullah Gadani, who succumbed to injuries after being attacked by gunmen, is yet...
IMF’s unease
Updated 24 May, 2024

IMF’s unease

It is clear that the next phase of economic stabilisation will be very tough for most of the population.
Belated recognition
24 May, 2024

Belated recognition

WITH Wednesday’s announcement by three European states that they intend to recognise Palestine as a state later...
App for GBV survivors
24 May, 2024

App for GBV survivors

GENDER-based violence is caught between two worlds: one sees it as a crime, the other as ‘convention’. The ...