Buner, Dir mostly cleared of militants: Iftikhar

May 18th, 2009 - 8:24 pm ICT by ANI  

Yousuf Raza Gilani Nowshehra, May 18 (ANI): NWFP Information Minister Iftikhar Hussain has said that internally displaced persons will soon hear a good news, claiming that most of the areas in Buner and Dir have been cleared of militants.

Speaking to the IDPs at the Jalozai camp here on Monday, the provincial minister said that they would soon return to their homes in a dignified manner.

He reiterated the government’s resolve that operation would reach to its logical end. “We will be glad on the day peace will prevail in the entire province,” Iftikhar commented.

“Most of the areas of Buner and Dir have been cleared of insurgents,” he said, hoping that militants will be flushed out from Swat in one month.

The provincial minister said that sacrifices of the displaced civilians on the hands of militants would pay off, The News reported.

He also thanked Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani for convening an all parties’ conference on the current situation in Malakand Division. (ANI)

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