Director-General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Babar Iftikhar, addressing the media on the occasion of Operation Raddul Fasaad completing four years, said the nation and the armed forces faced security challenges in a unified manner.
He said that the strategic intent of Operation Raddul Fasaad was to ensure a peaceful and stable Pakistan. The spokesperson said the armed forces and the masses have been successfully facing national security challenges and will continue to tackle them as a nation in the days to come.
Elaborating further on the operation, he said the grand strategy of Pakistan’s war against terrorism was based on the “clear, hold, build and transfer” doctrine. He added that various areas were cleared of terrorists after major operations in the clear and hold phase, with Operation Raddul Fasaad being the start of the build and transfer phase. “During this, it was our responsibility to make hard-earned gains irreversible.”
The military spokesperson said the operation was initiated against terrorist elements at a time when the terrorists were seeking refuge in the urban and other areas of Pakistan after the military dismantled their infrastructure in the erstwhile tribal areas.
“Operation Raddul Fasaad was launched with a two-pronged strategy involving the counter-terrorism and counter-extremism domain.”
As we move ahead, we are going to overcome the remaining security threats with better use of techniques and technology, he said.
“You will see more positive developments in the near future. So far, more than 0.3 million intelligence-based operations (IBOs) have been conducted across the country,” the DG said.”