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Operation Radul Fasaad has completed four years and to share its successes DG ISPR Major General Babar Iftikhar is addressing a press conference in Islamabad.

The operation was launched by Army Chief Qamar Javed Bajwa on February 22, 2017 with the strategic intent to normalise the conditions in Pakistan, he remarked.

“We wanted the people to start trusting the nation again and curtail the freedom of expression of anti-Pakistan forces,” he said. Terrorism and extremism can only be uprooted when law enforcement agencies work together with society.

“All Pakistanis are sepoys of Operation Radul Fasaad,” he said.

The operation was launched as the terrorists had started targeting villages, schools, madrassas, places of worship, and business centres. They tried to paralyse the day-to-day affairs of the country.

Operation Radul Fasaad was launched with a two-pronged strategy in mind: countering terrorism and countering violent extremism. “An ideology can only be countered by a superior ideology—a superior argument,” he remarked, adding that to achieve this the National Action Plan was implemented, tribal areas were merged with KP, and educational reforms were passed.

This is a developing story.

Abdul Gh Lone