Pakistan is winning war against terrorism under Raheel Sharif: Foreign Policy Magazine

WASHINGTON: During the separate visits of the Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif to Washington in recent months, observers dismissed the prospect of meaningful changes in Pakistan’s security policies or in the U.S.-Pakistan relationship. The Pakistani army has pursued more comprehensive military operations in the tribal areas than initially expected. Though it has not directly targeted the Haqqani Network as the United States hoped, Pakistan has actively targeted a wide array of militant groups, not just the Pakistani Taliban (TTP). Pakistani security forces have expanded their counter-militancy operations, not only against assets once under state purview that have now turned rogue, but also against a wider range of sectarian militant groups. Pakistan has also assumed tough foreign policy stances that support its internal security national agenda, and Pakistan is also winning war against terrorism under command of Pakistan Army Chief Genral Raheel Sharif. Pakistan achieved great success against terrorism, Foreign Policy Magazine reported.