June 15, 2014 the day when negotiations failed and it was time to respond Taliban’s in the language they like to listen. The serving Corp Commander XI Corp, General Khalid Rabbani’s son took initiative and entered the blunt faces of North Waziristan. The operation was started due to growing number of terrorism acts in the country. Our forces proceeded to the mountains of North Waziristan and attacked the Taliban’s and it marked a new era in the history as it was the start of a Grand Military Operation against the militants.
The aim of the operation was to fight a war for the upcoming generations, to give them a safe platform, a platform where they can live peacefully. By looking at the current scenario, we can say that the aimed target have been achieved to a large extent as law and order situation of the country has been a lot improved; success of CPEC is evidence that foreign industries trust has been developed and are bringing in a large investment in Pakistan. Previously China has bought investment of 40 Billion Dollars which is evidence that they have acknowledged the security changes in Pakistan and are interested in investing in Pakistan. Moreover the revival of International cricket in Pakistan is an evidence of the fact that security concerns has been eliminated from Pakistan to a very large extent. The performance of Pakistan Army has been acknowledges by the entire world, previously on COAS visit to Brazil General Raheel was awarded with Brazil’s coveted Award “Order of Merit” for his courage and fight against militancy.
Another reason that played a vital role in the success of Operation Zarb e Azb was the nations support; the entire Pakistani nation stood up along with their Armed forces in the war against terror and fully supported our troops to fight the war against militants. Civil leadership might have many differences with other political parties but when the time came of national interest and fight against terrorism, each and every member of all political parties got united because everyone wanted to eliminate the menace of terrorism. Media has played a vital role in creating awareness among the people.
In the operation more than 3000 terrorists have been killed, factories involved in manufacturing explosive materials have been captured, 186 tunnels have been captured, 2898 riffles, 314 rocket launchers and 104 anti-aircraft guns have been captured by Pakistan army. 90% of the area has been cleared from the terrorists by Pakistan army and IDP’s will be soon going back. Currently our troops are standing in the foothills of Shawal Valley which is the last point to be cleared and hopefully soon our troops will be successful in it.
Once Pakistan Army is done with this operation, development projects will follow same like South Waziristan and Swat. 108 kilometer long Tank-Makeen Road and 101 kilometer-Tank-Wana road with an approximated cost of Rs.2500million and these roads reduced the distance between SWA and KPK. Tank-Jandola Makeen road, Wana-Tanai-Gomal Zam Road, Gomal Zam Dam, and Repairing of Wana Degree College for Girls are some evidences of Pakistan development work done by Pakistan Army. Pakistan Army would never leave the people of FATA in the lurch, as they are sacrificing against militancy. Without their support, the army would not be successful in operation against insurgents. Development projects will be initiated soon after the completion of the operation, the IDPs will return to their homes and Pak Army along with FATA Disaster management will carry the development work & a new model city will rise on the map of FATA.