Security forces have eliminated terrorism from the country with nation's help Says DG ISPR

By Muhammad JuniadPublished On 22 Feb 2021
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RAWALPINDI: Director General of Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Maj Gen Babar Iftikhar is addressing a press conference at the army headquarters.

The military spokesperson spoke to the media on the fourth anniversary of the launch of Operation Raddul Fasaad. Maj Gen Babar Iftikhar shared the details about the dividends earned through the operation that was launched on February 22, 2017, by the army under COAS General Qamar Javed Bajwa.

The operation was launched to indiscriminately eliminate the "residual/latent threat of terrorism", consolidating the gains made in other military operations, and further ensuring the security of Pakistan's borders, according to a statement issued by the military.

He said the strategic intent of Raddul Fasaad was, and is, a peaceful, stable, and normalized Pakistan where people's confidence in the state is restored and terrorists and extremists are rendered completely ineffective by curtailing their freedom of action.

"While armed forces fight terrorists. Terrorism and extremism can only be defeated by civil law enforcement agencies and society as a whole. That’s how we look at it," said Maj Gen Iftikhar. 

WHile explaining the operation, the military's spokespersons aid that "every Pakistani" was a soldier of the operation under the "whole of nation approach".