Pakistan to Build ‘Consensus’ Before Operation Against Militants

(Bloomberg) -- Pakistan’s government is making efforts to build a nationwide “consensus” before it launches a new military operation against militants, the defense minister said, a move that comes after China showed concerns following attacks on its projects in the South Asian country.

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Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif’s cabinet is discussing the modalities of the operation on Tuesday before the plan is announced to Parliament, Khawaja Asif said at a news conference in Islamabad.

A few political parties have opposed the planned on-ground operation.

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