Air strikes continued on Tuesday in Shawal Valley on the border of North and South Waziristan Agency, killing 30 terrorists, according to security officials.

A number of hideouts were completely destroyed in Pray Ghar and Razan Nala areas of Pasht Ziarat in Shawal Valley. Air strikes also targeted Ghariom village in North Waziristan Agency.

Meanwhile, the Federa Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif approved the Internal Security Policy. The Cabinet called for an unconditional ceasefire from the Taliban and endorsed the surgical strikes taking place in North Waziristan.

It was decided to ensure that people are not displaced and to take special care of women and children in these areas, according to reports.

Federal Minister for States and Frontier Regions Abdul Qadir Baloch will be the focal person for issues concerning the people migrating from Waziristan. There have been reports of people fleeing Waziristan to nearby Bannu in the wake of the recent air strikes.

Mr. Sharif said that the continuing attacks by the Taliban had vitiated the peace process and the government was sincere about its intentions for peace. The new security policy envisages better coordination of intelligence agencies and provisions to train and arm security forces. A helicopter force, which is with the Interior Ministry, will be shared with all the provinces.

A joint intelligence directorate comprising all the 26 big and small intelligence agencies will be formed for counter-terrorism with National Counter-Terrorism Authority (NACTA) as the premier counter-terrorist organisation to share information, take pre-emptive measures and ensure coordination.

The Interior Minister, Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, will brief the National Assembly on Wednesday on the new policy.