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Waziristan air strikes successful – Sartaj Aziz

Pakistan News : Prime Minister’s Adviser on Foreign Affairs and National Security Sartaj Aziz claimed on Thursday that military has carried out successful action against Taliban militants in North and South Waziristan agencies.

Scores of militants, mostly foreigners, have been killed since the launch of retaliatory air strikes by the armed forces in tribal areas, especially North Waziristan, this month following the collapse of peace talks with the outlawed Tahreek-e-Taliban Pakistan.

On Wednesday, the TTP rejected government’s condition for unilateral ceasefire, a day after the Federal Cabinet urged militants to renounce terror activities without pre-conditions.

“Action against terrorists was carried out successfully, we have seen so far positive results,” the senior government official spoke to media persons here after addressing a seminar.

Sartaj Aziz said the government has not received any positive response in talks with Taliban.

Replying to a question, he said Pakistan is in favour of reconciliation process in Afghanistan “but it should be Afghan-owned”.

He ruled out any shift in government’s foreign policy about Syria and dismissed reports that Saudi Arabia seeks Pakistani arms for Syrian rebels.

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