Rawalpindi: Pakistan Army has launched a new operation Radd-ul-Fasaad in the country, it was announced on Wednesday through a statement issued by Inter-Services public relation (ISPR).

According to the statement tweeted by Pakistan Military Spokesman Major General Asif Gafoor reads as, the operation aims at indiscriminately eliminating the “residual/latent threat of terrorism”, consolidating the gains made in other military operations, and further ensuring the security of Pakistan’s borders.

The Statement tweeted by ISPR

 

“Country wide DE-weaponisation and explosive control are additional cardinals of the effort. Pursuance of National Action Plan will be the hallmark of this operation,” it added.

Pakistan Air Force, Pakistan Navy, Civil Armed Forces (CAF) and other security and law enforcing agencies (LEAs) will actively participate in and ‘intimately support’ the armed forces’ efforts to eliminate the menace of terrorism from the country, the statement added.

 

The announcement was made after a meeting in Lahore between Chief of Armed Staff Qamar Javed Bajwa, the corps commanders of Punjab, the director general of Pakistan Rangers Punjab, and the heads of intelligence agencies.

Pakistan Army has conducted many operations in defeating terrorism but recent attacks in Pakistan in the first two weeks of February has once again made Pakistan forces to rethink and re plan a new operation under the umbrella of National Action Plan.

Most recent operations carried by Pakistan Military are as under:

  • Operation Rah-i-Haq-I in Swat valley and Shangla district (2007)

  • Operation Rah-i-Haq-II in Swat valley and Shangla (2008)

  • Operation Sirat-i-Mustaqeem in Khyber Agency (2008)

  • Operation Sherdil jointly launched with Frontier Corps in Bajaur Agency (2008)

  • Operation Rah-i-Haq-III in Swat valley and Shangla (2009)

  • Operation Black Thunderstorm in Buner, Lower Dir and Shangla district (2009)

  • Operation Brekhna in Mohmand Agency (2009)

  • Operation Rah-i-Rast, commonly known as Swat Operation, (2009)

  • Operation Rah-i-Nijat in South Waziristan (2009)

  • Operation Zarb-i-Azb in North Waziristan along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border (2014)

  • Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad across the country (2017)

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