Army to stay in Swat, Bajaur till all militants eliminated: Kayani

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Islamabad, Apr.22 (ANI): Pakistan Army Chief General Ashfaq Pervez Kayani has said that security forces would remain in the Swat Valley and Bajaur agency until each and every militant in the region is eliminated and sustainable peace is established.

Addressing a small gathering of people during his visit to the Valley, he said that the military has gained 'unprecedented' success in Swat by flushing out militants, and added that it was made possible because of the support of the people of the region.

"Terrorists had challenged the government's writ and tried to establish a parallel government, but our brave forces, along with the local people, destroyed their nefarious designs," The Daily Times quoted Kayani, as saying.

He said that the extremists, who were nabbed during the military's offensive, would be tried in courts in accordance with the country's law.

During his visit to the war-ravaged region, Kayani was also briefed over latest security situation and relief work being carried out in the area by the army. (ANI)

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