17 thousand terrorists killed in Operation Raddul Fasaad, according to DG ISPR Major General Babar Iftikhar.
Director General Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) Maj-Gen Babar Iftikhar said this while addressing a news conference in Rawalpindi on Thursday.
Over 1200 small and big operations carried out in which 17,000 terrorists killed.
17 thousand terrorists killed
He said Operation Raddul Fasaad has been continuing to achieve stable, peaceful and normalized Pakistan.
He also noted reestablished writ of the state across the country but he also cited Pakistan paid a heavy price in the war on terror.
Pakistan sacrificed 80,000 lives and suffering economic loos of $ 180 billion.
Answering a question about the upcoming peace deal with the United States and the Afghan Taliban, Major General Babar Iftikhar hoped the agreement will have positive impact on the region.
He said Pakistan strongly supported the Afghan-led peace process.
To another question, he said the international community is standing with Pakistan’s stance on de-escalation in South Asia and appreciating Islamabad’s positive role in this regard.
He said US President Donald Trump acknowledged Pakistan’s role in his recent visit to India. He cited Trump said that Pakistan is very closely working with the United States for regional peace.
However, DG ISPR said Pakistan takes recent threatening statements of Indian leadership very seriously.
But he warned that the armed forces are fully capable and prepared to respond to any aggression or misadventure by India.
The DG ISPR warned that if Pakistan’s sovereignty is challenged, the country will respond with full force.
He said there is no space for a war between two nuclear powers because it will have uncontrollable consequences.
He said the region cannot afford any war. Therefore, he said, Pakistan has always adopted the path of peace.
Nonetheless, the armed forces of Pakistan are ever ready to respond to any aggression.
Major General Babar Iftikhar said India carried out a failed and cowardice attempt to attack Pakistan on February 26 last year, and in response, its two planes were shot down and a pilot was captured.
He said February 27 carries the status of a golden chapter in Pakistan’s history because every Pakistani became proud on that day.