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[29 Jun 2009 | No Comment | ]

by JAMALUDDIN
The Malakand and Waziristan areas, where the Army is conducting its operations to clean up the Taliban, are prohibited areas for journalists and civilians.  The only source of information on `Rah-e-Rast’ operations, therefore, is daily press briefings from the DG ISPR Major General Athar Abbas.  In a briefing on June 22, he said, “the military operation is in its final phase to eliminate terrorists from Swat. Total figure of militants who have been killed is 1592. Military is targeting main leaders. We have information that some of the key …