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DG ISPR says India promoting anti Pakistan agenda in six domains

DG ISPR says India promoting anti Pakistan agenda in six domains

DG ISPR says India promoting anti Pakistan agenda in six domains, which include abetting terrorism, targeting economy, using diplomacy, fomenting chaos, Kashmir and social issues.

Director General Inter Services Public Relations Major General Babar Iftikhar said, while addressing a news conference in Rawalpindi.

He noted Indian involvement in promoting anti-Pakistan agenda in 6 domains.

DG ISPR says India promoting anti Pakistan agenda

Furthermore, he said EU DisinfoLab has New Delhi’s planned propaganda against Pakistan on the behest of the State of India.

He said Indian aggression in Kashmir was cleverly kept in hiding from the international watch, while an unfounded propaganda unleashed in favour of revocation of Article 370.

The DG ISPR said EU parliamentarians were invited to visit the Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir in personal capacity, but India portrayed them as EU representatives.

Regarding social issues, Babar Iftikhar said false propaganda launched through EU Chronicles on minorities and women issues.

The anti-Pakistan campaign at number six on the scale of one to six

Anti-Pakistan resolutions moved in the European Parliaments to tarnish Pakistan’s image in all these areas.

He said EU DisinfoLab report view this anti-Pakistan campaign at number six on the scale of one to six, the highest level of disinformation spread by India.

The DG ISPR further said findings of the report serve as a call to actions for decision makers to put in place relevant frameworks to sanction actors and governments abusing international institutions, influencing decision makers and misleading the world opinion.

He said Indian has been creating instability in Pakistan by backing banned terrorist organizations, besides committing ceasefire violations on the Line of Control.

DG ISPR says India promoting anti Pakistan agenda

He said in addition to security challenges, locust and Covid-19 pandemic remained a serious threat to Pakistan’s economy and food security.

Moreover, he said the state of Pakistan, all national institutions and the people of Pakistan collectively faced all these challenges successfully.

Talking about steps taken along the Western Border, the Military Spokesperson said socio-economic development projects have been launched in this area.

He said coordinated measures have been taken to secure Pak-Afghan and Pak-Iran border.

Operation Radd-ul-Fasad

Highlighting measures taken in the security domain, Major General Babar Iftikhar said achievements in the last one decade were consolidated by adopting ‘whole of nation’ approach under Operation Radd-ul-Fasad.

The DG ISPR said terrorists’ support base, their facilitators, abettors, and financiers were eliminated.

He said with the grace of Almighty Allah, today no organized terrorist infrastructure exists in Pakistan.

He said over 3,71,000 intelligence based operations were conducted under operation Radd-ul-Fasad.

Major General Babar Iftikhar said terrorist incidents declined by 45 percent.

The law enforcement agencies averted over 50 percent terrorist threats in last one year. Suicide attacks reduced by 97 percent.

Karachi situation

Talking about law and order situation in Karachi, he said the city was at number six on World Crime Index in 2014.

Now it has come at number 103, which shows improved and better situation than in leading capitals of the developed world.

He said Karachi is now witnessing a 95 percent decline in incidents of terrorism, 98 percent in target killing, 99 percent in extortion, and 98 percent in kidnapping for ransom.

So far as border management on Pakistan’s frontier with Afghanistan and Iran is concerned, the DG said security situation has been significantly improved through various steps like border terminals, scanners, biometric systems, border posts and fencing.

He talked of completion of fencing on 2,611 kilometers long along Pak-Afghan.

Besides, he hoped completion of the rest of the fencing work the mid of this year likely.

He said over 37 percent fencing has been completed along Pak-Iran border and the remaining will be completed by next year.

Western border

Maj-Gen Babar Iftikhar said over 482 out of 1,068 planned forts have so far been constructed on the western border.

As a result of border control measures, cross border movement through border terminals has witnessed an increase of 33 percent.

That took the revenue receipt in last six months to 48 billion rupees.

He also spoke on the eastern border.

Babar Iftikhar said provocations from India increased manifolds.

In violations, Indian troops targeted civilian population, especially women and children deliberately.

He said over 3,000 ceasefire violations were recorded in last year, killing 28 innocent people and injuring over 200 others.

He said Pakistan Army has always responded to Indian violations effectively and in a befitting manner.

Response also inflicted heavy loss of lives and property on India.

Fifth generation warfare

The DG ISPR said now India has unleashed non-kinetic or fifth generation warfare after failing in kinetic tactics.

He said Pakistan presented a dossier, containing irrefutable evidence of Indian involvement in abetting terrorism in the country, before the international community.

He said recent revelations made by EU DisnfoLab have badly exposed India’s nefarious designs against Pakistan.

Babar Iftikhar dissected India’s disinformation campaign against Pakistan during the last two decades.

However, he highlighted Pakistan successfully fought the war on terror.

Pakistan proved its credentials of being a responsible state among comity of the nation.

He said all kind of terrorist organizations eliminated from Pakistan through over 1,200 operations in the kinetic domain.

Moreover, he said over 18,000 terrorists also eliminated.

Over 1,100 Al-Qaida terrorists either killed or captured

He said that Pakistan either killed or captured over 1,100 Al-Qaida terrorists.

Besides, Islamabad also ensured intelligence sharing with over 70 countries.

Pakistan rendered over 83,000 sacrifices and embraced economic loss of 126 billion dollars in this war on terror.

The DG ISPR said that India, on the contrary, increased unprovoked ceasefire violations along the eastern border, during this period.

He said the people of IIOJK have been facing the worst kind of siege in the human history.

Furthermore, he said gross human rights violations are continuing in IIOJK.

He said the EU DisnfoLab has unearthed anti Pakistan activities of New Delhi based Shrivastav Group.

He said the group has been continuing this criminal activity to destabilize Pakistan for 15 years.

They are doing so through fake think-tanks, NGOs, and media outlets.

Criminal activity to destabilize Pakistan

He said the group, through fake NGOs, organized various anti-Pakistan events and demonstrations at the UN and UNHCR and to malign Pakistan’s image through motivated content.

He said for the sake of legitimacy, such content was got released by Indian news agency ANI, which was being carried by India’s mainstream media and the social media as a true story.

The DG ISPR also spoke on security dividends.

He cited ongoing around 199 development projects at a cost of 601 billion rupees in Balochistan.

Babar Iftikhar said work on 883 projects at a cost of 31 billion rupees began in tribal districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Meanwhile, he analysed steps taken to contain Covid-19 pandemic.

He said the entire nation, through collective wisdom and efforts successfully met this challenge.

DG ISPR appreciates Pakistani media

He also appreciated Pakistani media for playing an exemplary role in creating awareness to cope with the contagion.

He also lauded the media for highlighting Kashmir cause.

While answering a question, Major General Babar Iftikhar shared ongoing building of protection bunkers to safeguard civilian population on LOC.

The government of Pakistan has allocated massive funds for this purpose.

To another question, he underlined Army as a subsidiary institution of the government of Pakistan.

Furthermore, he said army is doing its mandated work and the army don’t need to interfere in political matters.

He said nobody should make any attempt to drag it in this direction.

GTV

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