Counter-terror operation successfully underway in Punjab: ISPR


RAWALPINDI: The ongoing military operation in South Punjab against militants and anti-state elements is progressing successfully, ISPR said here on Wednesday.


According to ISPR, Rangers and police and Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) is taking part in operation against militants in South Punjab.

ISPR said that the counter-terrorism operation is underway successfully. The operation was launched to capture the terrorists who fled to Rahim Yar Khan, Rajanpur and Rojhan and Katchi areas of South Punjab after operation Zarb-e-Azb.

The Army and Rangers launched a widespread operation across Punjab to target militants, their facilitators and their hideouts after the deadly Lahore Gulshan-e-Iqbal park blast that killed at least 74 people including women and children.

The decision was taken during a high-level military huddle, chaired by Army chief Gen Raheel Sharif at the General Headquarters on March 28.

The crackdown would give paramilitary Rangers extraordinary powers to conduct raids and interrogate suspects similar to those the Rangers have used for more than two years in Karachi, a senior security official based in Lahore told Reuters on condition of anonymity as he was not authorised to share details of the plan.