- armed men present between Swat, peaks of Mount Dir, ISPR says.
- it says these fighters sneaked in from Afghanistan to native areas.
- “Presence of militants will not be tolerated anywhere,” ISPR. adds.
RAWALPINDI: military Saturday responded strongly to reports that a large number of militants belonging to the outlawed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) group were present. in Matchmaker.
The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) statement said that during past several days, misconception of presence of a large number of of armed TTP members in The Swat Valley was created on social media.
“After confirmation on [the] earth, these messages were found as greatly exaggerated and misleading.” military media said the wing.
However, ISPR notes the presence of a small amount of armed men was noticed on several mountain peaks have been observed between Swat and Dir – but it is far from population.
These people, according to ISPR, appear to have infiltrated in move from Afghanistan in them native areas.
AT military said they were closely monitoring on their limited presence and movement in mountains and required measures in place all law enforcement agencies for in safety and security of people of surrounding areas.
“Presence of militants will not be allowed anywhere and they will be dealt with with full use of force if required” military warned.
Swat is “totally under control” of civil administration
Against the background of constant speculation regarding the heavy presence of militants in Swat Valley Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Police also previously stated that he was aware of videos circulating on social media.
Central Police Office KP, in A press release issued on Thursday said the police also aware of concerns of in general public that Swat could go back to the 2008-09 era when militants ruled valley with them version of Sharia.
Security public that the police are fully aware of in fact that some residents of Swat, who previously lived in Afghanistan attended in remote mountainous areas of Swat, it said that valley is “totally in control” of the civil administration and all law enforcement agencies are ready to respond to any incident.
He said that a peaceful society of Swat has no space for terrorism in any form and manifestation.
“Law enforcement agencies are in the right position and will resort to all possible measures to ensure world in Matchmaking by aspirations of local population,” the statement said.
Meanwhile, local residents and members of civil society on Friday protests in two tehsils of Swat to demand security after the announcement of the revival of militants in parts of area.
Holding banners and posters, members of civil society gathered in the Khwazahela and Kabal bazaars. They chanted slogans and asked government take action to keep the peace in area.
” people of Swat was badly damaged during the previous military operation against militants. AT government should take steps before it’s too late, he said. one of protesters. They urged the police and security forces to pay attention to this. of situation and accept steps to maintain law and order in picturesque valley.