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Four security personnel, including a Major sacrificed their lives while foiling a devastating terrorist activity at Sherotkai, Timergara in Dir.  Major Ali Salman of intelligence agency along with his team conducted an Intelligence Based Operation (IBO) against a terrorist hideout in the area in the wee hours today. One of two terrorists present in hideout exploded himself, while the other was killed in exchange of fire.  The martyred security personnel include Major Ali Salman, Havaldar Ghulam Nazir, HavaldarAkhtar and Sepoy Abdul Karim.  Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi expresses grief over martyrdom of army personnel, including Major Ali Salman at Timergara.

Analysts on Telephone:

Major Gen, (Retd) Muhammad Farooq, Defense Analyst

Implementation of the National Action Plan is the joint responsibility of the civilian and the military leadership. The role of media and civil society is very important in fight against terrorism. The successful operation in Rajgal Valley in record minimum time and with minimum causalities is a big achievement of our security forces.  Pakistan's armed forces had rendered huge sacrifices in the fight against terrorism. International community should support and acknowledge Pakistan's counter-terrorism efforts. 

Rana Athar Javed, Defense Analyst 

Operations against terrorism will continue till complete elimination of terrorism from Pakistani soil. Unity among civilian and military leadership is needed to eliminate terrorism and extremism.  All the regional countries should forge cooperation with Pakistan in the fight against terrorism.  All the political leaders, members of civil society and media should be united to eliminate terrorism. 

Prof. Hussain Shaheed Soharwardi, (IR Expert): 

Pakistan has achieved remarkable successes in Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad. The world should acknowledge achievements of Pakistan’s security forces in war against terrorism.  Pakistan is fighting this crucial and expensive war all alone. Mostly, the terrorists involved in terrorist activities in Pakistan are being supported by India. The Indian government is involved in financing and providing training to militants.  Pakistan has strong evidence of Indian involvement in terrorist activities in Pakistan. India wants to destabilize Pakistan by all means. Pakistan has been playing vital role in promoting peace and stability in the region.

Dr. Muhammad Khan, Defense Expert 

Pakistan armed forces are fully capable to defend their motherland from terrorism. Indian spy agencies are involved in fanning terrorism in Pakistan.  India cannot succeed in its efforts to isolate Pakistan globally. International community should acknowledge Pakistan's sacrifices in the fight against terrorism. 

Host: Dr. Shafiq-ur-Rehman 


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