PESHAWAR: Army Chief General Raheel Sharif said that the military operation will not stop until the last terrorist is eliminated from the soil of Pakistan. He added that most of the terrorists involved in the attack on Army Public School (APS) Peshawar have met their fate.
The army chief was speaking at a ceremony hosted at Corps Headquarters Peshawar to honour the families of the martyrs of APS Peshawar.
General Raheel reiterated his commitment to eliminate terrorism from the country. The army chief met the families of the martyrs on the occasion and expressed his solidarity and profound grief.
He also paid tributes to the martyrs and those who were injured in the December 16 attack.
He acknowledged the great sacrifice the families have paid, and assured them that the entire nation is united and stands with them.
“The sacrifice of our young martyrs has united the nation. The tragic incident will never be forgotten. No religion or society allows such an heinous act,” he said.
Sharing details of the incident, General Sharif informed the parents of the martyrs that most of the terrorists involved in the incident have met their fate.
The army chief was accompanied by his wife on the occasion.
Military operation Zarb-i-Azb was launched in North Waziristan on June 15 following a brazen militant attack on Karachi's international airport and the failure of peace talks between the government and Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) negotiators.
The military operation and intelligence based operations in the country were further intensified following the attack on APS Peshawar.