Terrorism in Pakistan has
become a major and highly destructive phenomenon. Pakistan role in the war on
terror is widely discussed topic among policy makers of various countries.
Thousands of people have been killed due to terror attacks since beginning of
this war on terror. Pakistan is facing internal and external threats.
Recently, terrorist attack on Hazrat Lal shahbaz Qalander shrine (Sehwan Shareef)
took lives of more than 100 persons leaving many seriously injured. This
terrorist attack followed by many others attacks. In one week eight to ten
terrorist or suicidal attacks took many lives and brought collateral damage. No
live is safe in Mosques, shrines, schools or markets. This new wave of terrorism
shows that foreign funded militants and terrorist are still eager to detriment
against Pakistan. Pakistan Army being the guardians has decided to take
resilient actions against militants.
In response to these attacks, Pakistan Army conducted a surgical strike against
terrorist in Afghanistan, first time. 4 camps were destroyed and 10 to 12
militants along with Deputy Chief Adil Batcha of “Jamat ul Ahrar” have been
killed. These camps were adjacent to Khyber Agency and Mohmand Agency near
Pak-Afghan border in Afghan area. This surgical strike was conducted after the
information shared by intelligence. This strike was purely conducted against
militants and master planners of suicidal attack at Lal Shahbaz Qalandar’s
shrine, Sehwan Shareef. Only militant camps were bombarded whereas villagers
were not attacked. This surgical strike was conducted to prove that Pakistan
will fight against those who are threat for their homeland beyond boarders. It
will not allow any country to use its land or resources against Pakistan.
Chief of the Army Staff Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa, in a statement issued by ISPR,
said that Pakistan and Afghanistan will fight their common enemy of terrorism
On the other hand Pakistan Army has launched a country wide operation named
“Radd ul Fasaad”. This decision was taken in core commander conference led by
COAS held in Lahore. The operation includes the widest possible security and
counter terrorism operation. In this operation along with other security
agencies Rangers will take part in Punjab area also.
According to ISPR Pakistan Air force, Navy, Civil Armed forces and other Law and
Security agencies would actively participate in eliminating the menace of
terrorism from the country. The launching of operation “Radd ul Fasaad” is a
part of National Action Plan.
DG ISPR said this operation is launched to eliminate terrorism completely from
the country; the security of international boarders will be made assured. He
also said that under this operation more concentrate on Boarder Security
Management and decontaminate the country from illegal arms and ammunition.
This operation is launched to eradicate militancy and terrorism without any
discernment from the country. As per a part of this operation the facilitators
of terrorist will also be apprehended. No military operation has been conducted
in Punjab yet. Deployment of Rangers in Punjab to fight against terrorism was
commenced after the notification issued by Ministry of Interior Government of
Pakistan on 22nd February 2017. Rangers will conduct targeted operation in 21
districts of Punjab initially.
Pakistan Army and other security agencies are hinged to fight against terrorism
and incorporation of National Action plan completely. National Action plan will
be incorporated only if every accused regardless of association is penalized.