Three army brigades deployed in Swat to fight militants

Grand Peace Jirga told Army, other security agencies jointly conducting operations against terrorists, anti-social elements who disturb peace

Three brigades of the army have been deployed in Swat, and the police and security forces are engaged in a joint operation against the militants.

DIG Malakand Division Zeeshan Asghar revealed this in an address to the peace Jirga held in Swat. District Police Officer Zahid Nawaz Marwat also said that if the Taliban want to come to Swat, they can come without arms and surrender to the police. A peace Jirga was held at the Police Training School organized by Swat Police. In the Jirga, Provincial Agriculture Minister Mohibullah Khan, Regional Police Officer Malakand Zeeshan Asghar, Commissioner Malakand Division Shaukat Ali Yousafzai, DPO Swat Zahid Nawaz Marwat, Additional SP Lower Swat Arshad Khan, MPA DDAC Chairman Fazal Hakeem Khan, other than local elders, scholars, President of Swat Traders Federation Abdul Rahim, President of Hotel Association Zahid Khan, former MPA of ANP Sher Shah Khan, former MNA Musrat Ahmed Zeib, Dr. Khalid Mehmood, Qari Fatehullah of JUI, former MS Sheber Mian, minority community and other leaders along with police officers participated.

Addressing the Grand Jirga, Regional Police Officer Zeeshan Asghar said that the police, Pakistan Army, and other security agencies are jointly conducting operations against terrorists, anti-social elements who disturb peace and order should be dealt with iron hands and No person will be allowed to carry arms. The DIG further said that three brigades of the army have been deployed in Swat and are engaged in operations against terrorists along with the police.

“The provincial government has provided all facilities to the police to control law and order. The brave people of Swat, the police force, and the security agencies have made immense sacrifices in restoring law and order in Swat,” he added. Zeeshan Asghar said that the Swat Police and the people are on one platform against terrorism, wherever any unidentified or suspicious person is seen, report to the Swat Police in time, and the name of the informer will be kept confidential. The protection of life and dignity of the people is the primary responsibility of the police.

Provincial Minister of Agriculture Muhibullah Khan said in his speech that one million Muslims sacrificed their lives to get Pakistan, and “we have to protect our country”. Mohibullah Khan further said that when the situation in Swat deteriorated in the past years, the Swat Police remained on the front line and sacrificed their lives to restore peace and order. Similarly in the past, the security forces, and the brave people of Swat also sacrificed their lives to establish peace.

Commissioner Malakand Division Shaukat Ali Yousafzai said that “I am also a son of Swat, when the situation in Swat was tense, I performed my duties as Deputy Commissioner Swat. To get out of the previous tense situation, the security forces and Swat Police established peace and order by sacrificing their lives in a successful operation”. Commissioner Shaukat Ali further said that the conspiracy to disrupt the law and order of Swat will never be successful. DPO Swat Zahid Nawaz Marwat said that the police are ready to deal with all kinds of situations well, and strict blockades have been imposed on the entry and exit routes of Swat.

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