Multiple factors made the North Waziristan operation an inevitability for Pakistan.
|A soldier stands in front of closed shops during a military operation in the town of Miramshah. — Photo by Reuters|
As we approach the 30-day mark since the start of Zarb-i-Azb, Dawn.com presents a run through of the reasons why it was deemed critical for the offensive to be launched in the restive North Waziristan Agency.
A recap of major factors that led to the operation is below.