Peshawar: Pakistan Army chief Raheel Sharif has said that the complete elimination of terrorists was the only way forward, according to media reports.
Sharif visited the Corps Headquarter Peshawar, where he was briefed about the security situation in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province and the country`s Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), apart from the military operation in North Waziristan and Khyber Agency, Geo News reported on Saturday citing the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR).
The Pakistani army chief added that border management would improve further owing to the military operation.
Pakistan had launched a military operation, named "Zarb-e-Azb", in June last year against various militant groups in the terrorism-hit North Waziristan area following an attack on Karachi`s Jinnah International Airport on June 8 last year.
The military later intensified its operations against the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) after a deadly attack by the militant group on the Army Public School in Peshawar on December 16, 2014, which killed over 140 school children and staff.
On the issue of the return of internally displaced persons (IDPs), Sharif said that "it will begin from mid-March".