Published: Mon, July 17, 2017
Hi-Tech | By Ellis Neal

Pakistan Launches Counterterrorism Operation in Tribal Zones

Pakistan Launches Counterterrorism Operation in Tribal Zones

Pakistan says it has launched a new military operation near the Afghan border to combat militants. However, the investigation team had two members of Military Intelligence (MI) and Intelligence Bureau (IB) and they honestly shoulder their duties.

"The JIT was made by the Supreme Court".

The district is part of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan (FATA). "I have shown you what the army is doing".

Pakistan Army with the support of Pakistan Air Force on early Sunday launched massive operation (Khyber-4) against the terrorists, hiding in the most hard hilly terrain of Rajgal Valley in Khyber Agency, Director General Inter Services Public Relations (DGISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor said.

Maj Gen Ghafoor said the follow-up operation, Khyber-IV, has been launched in Khyber Agency's Rajgal Valley today.

According to him, Pakistan appealed to Afghan authorities with a request to conduct a similar operation on their side of the border in Nangarhar province which is a stronghold for ISIS.

Asif Ghafoor told that there is no organized infrastructure of Daish in Pakistan, and Pakistan Army will not allow to establish them either.

Elaborating situation on the Line of Control, Asif Ghafoor said India is committing massive ceasefire violations on LOC to divert world attention from the grave human rights violations and indigenous struggle of Kashmiris in the Occupied Kashmir.

Highlighting the role of Pakistan Army in restoring writ of the state, he quoted Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa as saying "We are building peace in our country brick by brick; moving from relative stability towards an enduring peace".

Referring to the ongoing phase-1 of fencing the Pak- Afghan border, he said on average there is a fort or check post every 1.5 kilometres.

Answering a question about the case of Indian Naval Agent Kubhushan Jhadev, the DG ISPR said, the agent was given time to appeal before the appellate Military Court and after rejection from there the culprit had appealed before the Chief of Army Staff (COAS).

Earlier, paramilitary Sindh Rangers Director General (DG) Maj-Gen Mohammed Saeed said that Karachi has reclaimed it status as the city of lights, which is flourishing and the citizens are no longer afraid for their lives.

Addressing a media conference, the ISPR DG said that the operation aims to secure the worldwide border with Afghanistan by preventing the Daesh and other local militants on Afghan side of the border from infiltration.

He added that splinter groups of TTP adopting the bandwagon of Daesh in Pakistan are already being taken care of by the security forces.

Speaking on the Raymond Davis issue, he said that Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) was not the only institution involved in the matter.

The spokesman said Afghan military had been informed ahead of the latest anti-ISIL operation. Regarding the 17 terrorists nabbed in Parachinar, he said their case in the military court will be fast-tracked.

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