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Pakistan Army achieved a great success in FATA operations: army

PESHAWAR: All major operations have successfully been completed in FATA and momentous success has been achieved, Peshawar Corps Commander Lieutenant, General Asif Yasin Malik, said on Friday.

He said that all major operations have successfully been completed in FATA and no force could match Pakistan army’s triumph in the war against terror.

Addressing the concluding ceremony of the 5-day workshop on human rights laws and rules of engagements, organised by the army as part of its awareness, education and capacity building programmes for officers and jawans, Malik said no force or army could match Pakistan’s efforts, achievements and sacrifices in the war against terror. Hundreds of soldiers were martyred and thousands were injured in the war against terrorism, he said, adding, we have the resolve and strong determination to sacrifice more for the protection of our motherland.

Malik said that more than eighty percent of the tribesmen want the Pakistan Army to stay in the Tribal Areas.

The corps commander said that the Pakistan Army highly valued human rights laws and international obligations.

A handful of elements and a section of the western media to hide its failure, are indulging in malicious propaganda about human rights violations against the army to undermine our matchless sacrifices in the war against terror, he said. Malik said that the Pakistan Army held human rights in high esteem and such baseless propaganda would not deter our determination and resolve.

“The Pakistan Army is a highly professional and powerful army of the world and is fully capable to tackle any kind of situation,” Malik said. Our religion, he said, also gives us the message of peace, brotherhood, love and respect to human rights and the Pakistan Army upholds human rights and international humanitarian laws in high esteem.

Malik said that our policy about the human rights issue is clear and strict disciplinary action would be taken against officials found guilty of violating human rights.

Being part of a civilised society, he said, human rights issue was serious for us and the holding a seminar on the subject is part of our policy to appraise the participants, army officers and jawans about human rights issues and humanitarians laws.

He said that professionalism, taking initiatives, truthfulness and prompt actions are some of the qualities a solider should have. app

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