Statistics reveal Operation Raddul Fassad to be one of the most successful counter terrorism operation of military history

Statistics reveal Operation Raddul Fassad to be one of the most successful counter terrorism operation of military history

ISLAMABAD - Operation Raddul Fasaad which was launched on February 22, 2017 to aid the counter terrorism operation has turned out to be a huge success.

The operations conducted across the country, focus on more effective border security management and ensure countrywide de-weaponisation and explosive control.

Approximately 75,894 intelligence based operations and combing operations have been conducted since the start of the operation. In 2018, as many as 45,764 operations were conducted. Major achievements of the operation include the Fata merger.

The spokesperson of the TTP Ehsanullah Ehsan surrendered and Sufi Muhammad called the actions of the group un-Islamic and unlawful. During 2018 a total of 2,933 ceasefire violations were reported whereas 355 casualties were reported, including 55 people martyred and 300 injured.

A massive surge in ceasefire violations was observed from 2014 to 2018 – a jump to 2,933 from 315. Similarly, the number of casualties also swelled from 107 (20 martyred and 87 injured) to 355 (55 martyred and 300 injured). The number of terrorist incidents per month reduced from an average of eight in 2013 to one to two in 2017 and 2018.

The trend of reduction in violence causing civilian casualties varied from 2003 to 2018, with the most civilian casualties in March 2011 (432) and January 2013 (414). The overall number reduced from 140 in 2003 to 80 casualties in 2018.

The overall trend shows a reduction in targeted killings by 97% (from 1,762 in 2003 to five in 2018), terrorism reduced by 99% (from 330 cases in 2003 to two in 2018), extortion cases reduced by 96% (from 2,113 in 2003 to seven in 2018) and kidnapping cases decreased by up to 93% (from 303 in 2003 to 27 in 2018).

Another achievement was the 800km of infrastructure constructed in the area, reducing travel time by a third. This includes the Peshawar-Landi Kotal – Torkham road and the Khyber Jandola Tunnel. In Miranshah, 493 projects were initiated, benefitting three million people. A total of 42 health projects were launched including five major hospitals creating 5,384 jobs that benefitted 1.3 million people.

Trade activities have also increased due to the improved security situation. The number of check posts in KP reduced in 2018 to 331, as compared to 2013 when there were 469.

Tags Radd ul Fassad, Pakistan Army