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Text of article by Ayaz Wazir headlined "Operation in Waziristan" published by Pakistani newspaper The News website on 30 October
I feel I should set the record straight on certain points of Farhat Taj's article "Imperatives of the Waziristan operation" (Oct 26). A lot has been written about the miseries faced by the people of Waziristan but so far the government has not taken any step whatsoever to address the problems
It is not only the so-called Islamabad-based armchair analysts who are questioning the military operation in Waziristan, but also the entire population of the two Waziristans, including people like me born and bred there. They have seen that in the last eight years of operations during only the innocent suffer and the militants go Scot free. They have paid more than anyone else for the elimination of militancy. They are hit by both the government and the militants. …