He was addressing the Jirga of tribal elders during his visit to North and South Waziristan on Tuesday.
The army chief said we have made considerable gains in our operations and reached close to our objective of total elimination of terrorism from our soil
He expressed his satisfaction on the progress of return of Temporarily Displaced Persons and directed the concerned authorities to complete the return of remaining TDPs within stipulated time.
Army chief inaugurated eighty-four kilometers long Bannu-Miranshah-Ghulam Khan Road funded by USAID and constructed by Frontier Works Organisation. He said a long strategic central trade corridor to Afghanistan has been completed for all kind of move across the border up to Central Asia.