UN Chief, US Senator lauds Pakistan’s success against terrorism

United Nations (UN) General Secretary Antonio Guterres has lauded Pakistan’s success in tackling terrorism and extremism.

In a statement, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has praised Pakistan’s journey towards peace via effectively tackling and addressing the menace of terrorism.

Pakistan has opened his borders at a time when countries around the world have decided to do the opposite.

Separately, US Senator Lindsey Graham has also commended Pakistan’s success towards tackling terrorism and ensuring peace and stability in Waziristan.

The US lawmaker congratulated Pakistan Army on successfully fulfilling the uphill task of a peaceful South Waziristan.

In addition to it, British Army officer General Sir Nicholas Carter has also termed Pakistan Army’s feat of ‘clearing and holding’ Waziristan from terrorists as a ‘great achievement’.

DG ISPR Conference – Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad

DG ISPR on Monday (today) 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.

Addressing the press-briefing Maj General Babar Iftikhar revealed that around 375,000 IBOs were conducted under Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad, a total of 335 terrorists were killed whereas another 1,200 surrendered before the security forces.

344 militants have been awarded death sentence; of which 58 have been executed so far.

Around 72,000 weapons along with 48,000 landmines were seized and recovered respectively, said Maj General Babar Iftikhar.

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.

Earlier, DG ISPR Major General Babar Iftikhar addressed a press-briefing and accentuated the significance of success of Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad.