Pakistan Launches ‘Azm-e-Istehkam’ Operation to Combat Terrorism and Strengthen National Security

Main Targets of Operation ‘Azm-e-Istehkam’

Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif has authorized Operation ‘Azm-e-Istehkam’ to bolster Pakistan’s national counter-terrorism efforts, aiming for a thorough elimination of extremism and terrorism.

Key targets and strategies of the operation include:

1. Integrated Approach to Combat Extremism and Terrorism:

   Azm-e-Istehkam will employ a multifaceted approach to decisively counter extremism and terrorism.

2. Comprehensive Strategy Combining Military and Law Enforcement Actions:

   The operation will involve strong military actions and stringent law enforcement measures to effectively prosecute and deter terrorist activities.

3. Regional Diplomatic Cooperation to Restrict Terrorist Operations:

   The strategy emphasizes regional diplomatic efforts to limit terrorists’ operational reach.

4. Socio-economic Reforms and Strategic Information Campaign:

   The plan includes socio-economic reforms to address public grievances and reduce the appeal of extremism, along with a strategic information campaign to promote a unified national stance on counter-terrorism.

The operation highlights the need for comprehensive and coordinated efforts across all sectors, supported by enhanced legislative measures to strengthen legal frameworks against terrorism. It also prioritizes the security of Chinese nationals in Pakistan, with new standard operating procedures for comprehensive security mechanisms.

Azm-e-Istehkam aims to make significant progress in Pakistan’s fight against extremism and terrorism, reaffirming the nation’s commitment to achieving peace and stability through national consensus and system-wide synergy.

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