Rawalpindi (Staff Report): Inter- Service Public Relations (ISPR) has released the details of major achievements of armed forced in the year 2016.
ISPR DG Major General Asif Ghafoor, in a tweet, shared major successes bagged by Pak Army during 2016, saying arrangements for security of China -Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) were taken, alongside raising of Special Security Division (SSD) for 870 kilometer road network.
Meanwhile, India committed 379 ceasefire violations during the year but in retaliation, it lost 40 of its security personnel.
Journey 2016....— Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor (@OfficialDGISPR) December 31, 2016
Towards a secure and peaceful Pakistan
Pakistanis Zindabad. pic.twitter.com/rBGJhWlDgN
As many as 46 Pakistani civilians lost their lives after India resorted to aggression across the Line of Control. These include the ones travelling in a Passenger bus near Neelum valley in Azad Jammu and Kashmir.
The report includes Karachi operation in which a total of 1992 operations were conducted and as many as 2847 criminals were nabbed including 350 terrorists and 446 target killers who were disrupting peace in the metropolis.
For Zarb-e-Azb operation, the statistics by military’s media wing suggest that 71 percent Totally Displaced Persons (TDP’s) from North Waziristan Agency were sent back home along with 61 percent of South Waziristan and 91 percent of Khyber area.
Moreover, a total of 3500 terrorists were killed in 2016 however, 583 personnel were martyred while 2108 were left injured during Zarb-e-Azb operation.
As part of socio-economic uplift program by Army, 567 projects were completed during the recently passed ear 2016.