Islamabad, Sept. 15 (ANI): The withdrawal of Pakistan Army from Swat and Malakand has been approved by Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) chief minister Pervez Khattak.
He said that withdrawal of troops would begin from Buner and Shangla first, which will begin from next month.
According to the Express Tribune, Pakistan army troops were deployed in the valley in 2009 by the then democratic government after militants had attempted to take over.
After the successful completion of their operation and talks with the militants, it was decided that army personnel will be called off from the area.
The government has struggled to eliminate militancy from the once peaceful valley. (ANI)