Pakistan Army spokesperson briefs media about anti-terrorism operations

LAHORE – Major General Ahmed Sharif Chaudhry, director general (DG) of Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), held an important press conference on Tuesday.–Photo courtesy ISPR DG (Twitter)

LAHORE – Major General Ahmed Sharif Chaudhry, director general (DG) of the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), addressed a press conference on an important national issue on Tuesday.

This was Maj-Gen Ahmed Sharif’s first press briefing since his appointment as head of the military’s media affairs wing a few months ago.

In his opening remarks at the press conference, Maj-Gen Ahmed Sharif said today’s briefing would focus on anti-terror operations conducted by the army. “We will shed light on matters pertaining to security and terrorism,” he said.

He said that Pakistan organised 16 trips to the Line of Control (LoC) in the past few days, including one featuring Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) secretary general and international media.

“But no such visit was organised by India, which shows that it wishes to hide the reality of the situation in [occupied] Kashmir,” he said.

Referring to Pakistan’s eastern frontiers in Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Maj-Gen Ahmed Sharif said terrorists had been trying to destroy peace, but the security forces, police and other law enforcement agencies had been foiling their attempts.

He said the armed forces remained focused on border security in Pakistan. “In this regard, Pakistan’s forces have taken appreciable measures, tracked down terrorist networks and we continue to do so.”

The ISPR DG said the role of banned outfit Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and other Baloch groups had come to the fore in terrorist activities in Pakistan.

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