PESHAWAR: Pakistan Army likely to widen the military offensive against the militants in North Waziristan Agency.
According to details, the government has asked people in Mirali and Shawal sub-divisions of the conflict-hit North Waziristan Agency to leave their homes amid reports of expansion of ground offensive to other areas. The people of Razmak, Spinwam, Shewa, Shawal, Eidek and other areas of the North Waziristan agency were exempted from evacuation before the launch of Zarb-i-Azb on June 15.
However, a few days ago, the authorities issued evacuation notices to the people of Shawal. According to officials, the political administration asked about 4,000 families of Eidek, some seven kilometres west of Mirali, to vacate their homes after Saturday. The notices triggered bitterness among the residents of the area and they refused to follow the orders.