Published: Mon, July 17, 2017
Electronics | By Jesus Weaver

Pakistan Army launches operation Khyber-4 in Rajgal Vallley: ISPR

Pakistan Army launches operation Khyber-4 in Rajgal Vallley: ISPR

The operation is carried out against ISIS. Thirteen major operations and over 800 IBOs were conducted in Balochistan. He said Pakistan believes in an open door policy with Afghanistan.

He said Rajgal, spreading over about 250 sq km area and has about 8 peaks, ranging from 12000 feet to 14000 feet, can be called as most hard terrain.

"There is no direct army involvement in the JIT", he asserted and said that it was working as mandated by the Supreme Court.

Fata, Pakistan's tribal region bordering Afghanistan, is governed by Islamabad via an archaic set of laws and has seen multiple military operations against militant groups such as the Pakistani Taliban and al Qaeda after the so-called "war on terror" triggered by 9/11. We fire towards bunkers where we think the firing is coming from. "Daesh as an organization does not exist, but if splinter groups of the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan and other terror groups try to jump on the Daesh bandwagon, we are already taking care of them through other means, like in the Khyber-4 operation", he said.

"We will be able to check cross-border movement of terrorists, and our coordination with Afghanistan in this regard is ongoing", he said, as is the fencing of the border which is in its first phase.

The Karachi operation was initiated in September 2013, on the directives of the federal government to purge the city of terrorist elements. He said a considerable decline was also registered in cases of street crime and efforts were at hand to check this trend effectively.

Asif Ghafoor let it be known that the appeal of Kulbhushan Jadhav has been forwarded to the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa, and the decision will be taken according to the merit keeping the national interest in mind. During these operations 22 terrorists were killed in crossfire.

There have been 27 major operations in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and 817 IBOs, Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor said.

He said that decisions regarding water supply, sewerage and several issues were also taken into account during the huddle. Regarding the 17 terrorists nabbed in Parachinar, he said their case in the military court will be fast-tracked. Out of the total, 53 executions had been carried out while 40 of them were undertaken during the on-going operation RUF.

About the National Census, the DG ISPR said that all the data compiled during the demographic process had been escorted to the Pakistan Bureau of Statics (PSB) where the work had begun to give it final shape. "It is a sub-judice case and will go to court", he said.

Addressing a media conference, the ISPR DG said the operation has been launched to wipe out terrorists and consolidate gains made in other military operations to further enhance the security of Pakistan's borders.

The ISI was not the only institute involved in the Raymond Davis affair, he said when asked to comment on the Central Intelligence Agency contractor's book wherein he states former ISI chief Lt Gen (retd) Shuja Pasha orchestrated his release from jail.

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