Pakistan Interior Minister on Friday told the National Assembly that there was no military operation in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) and a decision of this sort would not be a secret.
He reiterated that there were only precision strikes and the impact on people was not much. Earlier while tabling the new National Internal Security Policy, he had said that the precision strikes would hit the homes and hideouts of terrorists. The Prime Minister will convene a meeting of the chief ministers of the four provinces to discuss the policy. He said that there were 1017 terrorist attacks in Pakistan in the last six months, killing 878 people including 232 security forces personnel.
Mr. Chaudhry Nisar also said that there was no decision to carry out a military operation and it would be taken only after due consultation. On the question of people moving to Bannu and other areas after the military strikes in North Waziristan, he said that the numbers were not that high and efforts were being made to ensure the collateral damage was zero.
Meanwhile military sources said on Friday that three terrorists were killed and three injured in an exchange of fire early morning in Achni Bala area of Khyber agency. Two soldiers of the Frontier Corps were also injured.