No army operation underway in Awaran, Mushke districts: ISPR
RAWALPINDI – The Pakistan Army on Sunday ruled out the impression that any military operation was underway in Balochistan and said the troops have been deployed only to carry out relief operations in quake-affected areas.
Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) Director General Major General Asim Saleem Bajwa said in a statement, “There is no military operation underway in Awaran and Mushke districts as being propagated by miscreants…
Security forces are in the areas only for relief operation.” The DG said security forces “are committed in relief operation only, despite repeated attacks by miscreants on troops busy in relief work. Security forces have exercised utmost restraint, despite having loss of six soldiers in IED attacks and fire raids, and another 12 soldiers injured”. He appealed to the people to beware of “miscreants’ propaganda”. He welcomed the media to visit Awaran and Mushke to witness the situation on ground.