RAWALPINDI: Marking the completion of three years of Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad (Elimination of Discord), Chief of the Army Staff Gen Qamar Bajwa said on Saturday that the army is capable of thwarting any threats to the national security.
In a series of tweets today, Director General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Maj Gen Babar Iftikhar noted that the operation, which is a part of the war against terrorism, was initiated on this day in 2017.
He said that the operation, which consolidated the gains of the past operations, indiscriminately eliminated the threat of terrorism and ensured the security of Pakistan’s borders.
Delivering the army chief’s message, the DG ISPR quoted him as saying: “Gains of 2 decades of WOT (war on terror) shall be consolidated to achieve enduring peace and stability both for Pakistan and the region. Army is aware and capable of thwarting all threats to security amd sovereignty of Pakistan, irrespective of the cost.”
Attributing the success to the security forces, the army’s spokesman said that the journey from terrorism to tourism was “backed by the entire nation and achieved unparalleled success at a monumental cost paid in men and material.
“[We pay] tribute to our martyrs, our real heroes, our pride. We also salute our resilient nation in defeating extremists’ ideology and for unflinching support to the armed forces.”
The DG ISPR’s tweets felicitated the nation on achieving peace and paid tribute to martyrs.
Military operations in Pakistan
Here are the major military operations carried out by Pakistan’s armed forces against local and foreign militants in the country:
Operation Rah-i-Haq-I: Carried out in Swat valley and Shangla district (2007)
Operation Rah-i-Haq-II: Carried out in Swat valley and Shangla (2008)
Operation Sirat-i-Mustaqeem: Began in Khyber Agency (2008)
Operation Sherdil: The operation was co-launched with Frontier Corps in Bajaur Agency (2008)
Operation Rah-i-Haq-III: Launched in Swat valley and Shangla (2009)
Operation Black Thunderstorm: The operation began in Buner, Lower Dir and Shangla district (2009)
Operation Brekhna: Launched in Mohmand Agency (2009)
Operation Rah-i-Rast: Also known as Swat Operation, included most of the valley (2009)
Operation Rah-i-Nijat: Carried out in South Waziristan (2009)
Operation Zarb-i-Azb: Launched in North Waziristan along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border (2014)
Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad: The operation was launched across the country (2017)