‘From Terrorism to Tourism’ – Success of Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad: DG ISPR

Director General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Maj Gen Babar Iftikhar addressed a press-briefing in Islamabad on Monday (today) and highlighted Pakistan’s successful journey from ‘terrorism to tourism’.

DGISPR highlighted that country’s armed forces successfully executed Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad which was launched by COAS General Qamar Javed Bajwa back in February 2017.

The successful operation led to Pakistan’s journey ‘from terrorism to tourism’ resulting in significant improvement in country’s security situation and indicators.

Key Statistics of Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad

  • 375,000 Intelligence Based Operation (IBOs) conducted by LEAs across the country.
  • Sindh – 150,000 IBOs
  • Balochistan – 85,000 IBOs
  • KPK – 52,000 IBOs
  • Punjab – 34,000 IBOs
  • 335 terrorists killed
  • 1,200 terrorists surrendered
  • 344 terrorists were sentenced to death; of which 58 have been executed so far
  • 195 terrorists were awarded varying sentences
  • 72,000 weapons confiscated
  • 48,000 landmines were recovered
  • 5,000 threat alerts issued with most of them being successfully neutralized before execution
  • 497 border terminals constructed

Furthermore, DG ISPR apprised that around 84% work has been completed for the fencing of Pak-Afghan border which will further improve and enhance Pakistan’s border security.

Meanwhile 42% of de-mining process has been completed in tribal areas during which two soldiers were martyred whereas 119 were seriously injured.

Expressing his views on capacity building, Major General Babar Ifitikhar noted that 58 new wings of FC have been established; 15 have already been set up, 37,000 policemen and 3,065 Levies personnel have been trained by the army.

Additionally, the army spokesperson also announced that a comprehensive ‘Pakistan Day Parade’ will be held on March 23rd.

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