Talks going on to give powers to Rangers in Punjab: DG ISPR

01 Sep, 2016 4:08 pm

RAWALPINDI (92 News) – Director General Inter-Service Public Relations (ISPR) Lieutenant General Asim Saleem Bajwa has said that talks are going on to give powers to the Rangers in Punjab.

Addressing a press briefing on Thursday, he said that Rangers should have legal power. “Intelligence-based activities are going on in Punjab. We will chase terrorists where they will go.”

The DG ISPR said that the terrorists’ hideout has been destroyed and Shawal had been made like Switzerland and Paris.

He said that the Operation Zarb-e-Azb aims at eradicating terrorism, adding that 309 arrests have been made including 25 foreigners of Afghan, Syrian and Iraqi nationalities.

The DG ISPR said that 3,500 terrorists have been killed and 992 hide outs destroyed, adding that 900 terrorists have been killed in Khyber operation. “Around 537 personnel of armed forces were martyred and 2,272 others injured,” he said.

Lt Gen Asim Bajwa said that 21,383 intelligence based operations have been carried out in the entire country during which 222 terrorists were killed and 31400 arrests made. There have been 168 combing operations leading to 744 arrests. “There has been a marked improvement in security and law and order situation due to operation Zarb-e-Azb.”

He said that Pakistan has faced losses in men and material in the war against terror and therefore, no one should doubt Pakistan’s intention to fight the terrorism.

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