Pak Army declares successful end to military offensive in Orakzai agency

Last Updated: Wed, Jun 02, 2010 06:30 hrs

The Pakistan Army has claimed success in the offensive against the Taliban in the Orakzai Agency in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), which borders Afghanistan.

According to a statement released by the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), Army Chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani's visit to Orakzai marked the end of the military operation in the region, and that people displaced due to the war could expect to return to their homeland soon.

"Kayani's visit to Orakzai Agency marks the successful conclusion of operations in the agency. He appreciated the professional conduct of the operation which has cleared the agency of terrorists," The Daily Times quoted the ISPR statement, as saying.

According to sources, during his visit, Kayani was briefed about the security situation in the region, and he also met local elders of the Masharan tribe in Parachinar, the agency's headquarters. (ANI)

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