KARACHI: Director General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Lt-General Asim Saleem Bajwa on Friday said that Army operation in Pakistan, specially Karachi operation yielded great success but there is still lot of work to be done.
Addressing to media, DG ISPR said the Karachi operation started in Sept 2013 at a time when city was suffering from kidnapping for ransom and target killing.
Sharing the stats of operation Asim Bajwa said, “Army has arrested 97 al Qaeda (sub continent) and Lashkar-e-Jhangvi militants, including three commanders and recovered around 9,000 weapons in different operations.”
“Rangers carried out as many as 7,000 targeted operations in Karachi and 6,000 militants out of over 12,000 arrested by the military have been handed over to the police.”
“We have busted major gangs in Karachi. Of the three major gangs busted, two, including Lashkar-e-Jhangvi and al Qaeda (sub continent), were collaborating with the outlawed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP).”
Army spokesman during conference showed a video of terrorists’ cell having large amount of explosive material and communication equipment, said, it was Hyderabad jail break plan which was foiled, it was an attempt to set free Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh accused of Daniel Pearl murder case.