Issue Brief on “Gains of Radd-ul-Fassad”

Four personnel of the Pakistan Army, including a major, lost their lives while attempting to foil a terrorist attack in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Upper Dir district on August 9, 2017.[1]

The commitment of Pakistani nation to fight the menace of terrorism can be determined by the statement made by Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi,  “Each drop of blood of our heroes is a testament to the fact that we all are united as a nation to cleanse our beloved motherland from terrorist elements.”[2]

In February 2017, the Pakistan Army had launched “Operation Raddul-Fasaad” across the country. The aim of this operation is threefold: eliminating the residual threat of terrorism; consolidating the gains made thus far by military operations under Zarb-e-Azb; and de-weaponization of the society. Pakistan Air Force, Pakistan Navy, Civil Armed Forces (CAF) and other security and law enforcement agencies (LEAs) will continue to actively participate and intimately support the efforts to eliminate the menace of terrorism from the country.

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