Inter Services for Public Relations (ISPR) said Operation Zarb-e-Azb has completed one and a half years successfully, Waqt News reported.

“The operation has achieved great victories against terrorists,” ISPR statement added. According to the Military public relations sources the Pak-Afghan border area has also been cleared.

“The operation will continue till the whole area is totally clear from the terrorists,” sources stated.

 “We have broken the back of terrorists,” ISPR said in their statement. "34,00 terrorists have been killed in the operation," statement added.

During last 18 month, over 13200 intelligence-based operations were carried out across the country in which 183 hardcore terrorists killed, while 21193 others arrested, Director General (DG) of Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) Lt. Gen. Asim Bajwa wrote on his Twitter account.

 He said that 488 valiant officers and personnel of Pakistan army, Frontier Corps in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan, and Rangers in Sindh sacrificed their lives and 1,914 more sustained injuries in ongoing operation against terrorists.

Giving details of military court performance, Bajwa said 142 cases were referred to 11 military courts established in the country. He said 55 cases have been decided in which 31 hardcore terrorists were convicted, while 87 more cases are pending. He said that phenomenal successes have been achieved since launch of the operation, adding that military personnel are engaged in clearing last pockets close to Pakistan-Afghan border.

During last 18 months, over 13200 intelligence-based operations (IBOs) were carried out across the country in which 183 hardcore terrorists have been killed and 21,193 arrested. The DG ISPR said Pakistan armed forces have broken terrorists’ backbone, dismantled their infrastructure and ‘largely disrupted’ their nexus with sleeper cells.

 He also lauded the support of entire nation for the valiant armed forces as overall security environment and law and order situation has improved considerably after the launch of the military offensive. Bajwa said that an overall improvement in security and law and order situation owing to the operation resulted in festivities, national events being celebrated and stability being achieved