Radd-ul-Fasaad is a comprehensive across the board operation: COAS

RAWALPINDI, Pakistan: The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa has said that the Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad (RuF) is a comprehensive across the board operation against terrorists and terrorism, and not against any particular race, sect or group.

The COAS made these remarks while presiding over the 200th Corps Commanders’ Conference held at the army’s general headquarters in Rawalpindi on Thursday.

During the meeting, the Corps Commanders discussed the Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad (RuF), the progress of National Action Plan (NAP) and Dawn Leak issue in details.

The Corps Commanders reviewed geo-strategic and security environment with special focus on internal security, Pakistan-Afghanistan border situation and Indian cease fire violations along the Line of Control (LoC)/Working Boundary.

They also reviewed Pakistan army’s support in conducting sixth Housing and Population Census 2017. The COAS said that Pakistan army shall undertake this task as a national service.

The COAS also apprised the participants about his visits to United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Qatari leadership which remained successful in making positive progress.

The forum hailed performance of security forces including police, intelligence and other law enforcement agencies (LEAs) for effective response to recent terrorist incidents and security arrangements for Pakistan Super League (PSL) final in Lahore.

The forum also acknowledged participation and supported by Pakistan Air Force (PAF) and Pakistan Navy in ongoing operations.

The forum concluded that through operation RuF implementation of NAP needs to be expedited jointly by respective stake holders for lasting peace and stability in the Country.

The COAS also informed the participants about discussion during last security conference with the government authorities which included phased fencing of Pak-Afghan border, repatriation of Afghan refugees, Judicial, police and madrassa/educational institutions reforms and restarting execution of death sentences to terrorists awarded by Military Courts.

The forum expressed its confidence on performance of Military Courts. However, decision reinstatement of Military Courts rests with the government.

The forum concluded that hostile agencies are trying to undo Pakistan’s gains in security and development especially China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).

The Corps Commanders pledged that their design will be defeated through whole of the nation approach.

The forum reiterated resolve of Pakistan army to play its due role towards defence and security of the motherland. It said that sacrifices made by resilient people of Pakistan and its brave security forces shall not go waste In Sha’Allah.