"As regards inside Afghanistan, yes, Daesh is getting stronger there, is gaining strength". 46 thousand operations at big scale were carried out under Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad across the country, he remarked. He said Pakistan believes in an open door policy with Afghanistan.
He termed the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) as "very critical for the progress of Pakistan" and said the armed forces would give complete security and will not let it fail at any cost.
Pakistan has launched several operations aimed at eliminating suspected terror groups from various parts of its tribal belt since 2014, including the Zarb-e-Azab (Strike of Sword) operation in North Waziristan tribal region.
Fata, Pakistan's tribal region bordering Afghanistan, is governed by Islamabad via an archaic set of laws and has seen multiple military operations against militant groups such as the Pakistani Taliban and al Qaeda after the so-called "war on terror" triggered by 9/11.
"The things are improving and we hope that these will further improve in the days to come", he said.
According to him, Pakistan appealed to Afghan authorities with a request to conduct a similar operation on their side of the border in Nangarhar province which is a stronghold for ISIS. He said a considerable decline was also registered in cases of street crime and efforts were at hand to check this trend effectively. In Sindh, 522 terrorists voluntarily surrendered while fifteen killed.
He also referred to the ongoing phase-1 of the fencing the Afghan border, which is being done in collaboration with Afghanistan.
There have been 27 major operations in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and 817 IBOs, Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor said.
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The wounded assailant used a knife to attack an Israeli officer checking him for explosives and was killed, the police chief said. The Palestinian preacher described the Israeli measures in Jerusalem's Old City as a "collective punishment".
Answering a question about the case of Indian Naval Agent Kubhushan Jhadev, the DG ISPR said, the agent was given time to appeal before the appellate Military Court and after rejection from there the culprit had appealed before the Chief of Army Staff (COAS).
Giving details about the performance of the Military Courts, he said total 274 terrorists were tried and of them 161 were awarded death penalty.
DG ISPR said Raymond Davis wrote his book as a contractor, and his remarks regarding his exit from Pakistan may have other purposes.
"Under Operation RuF, we will strengthen our border".
When his attention was drawn towards the Bill adopted by the US Lower House, he said this Bill had to take a long path for final adoption.
"There is no organised infrastructure and we shall not allow them to establish themselves", he said.
It is a sub-judice matter and the SC will make its decision in the case, he said adding that it is the duty of every Pakistani to ensure the supremacy of the law and Constitution.
He went on to say that the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) was constituted by the Supreme Court and the representatives of military institutions i.e. Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) and Military Intelligence (MI) worked honestly under the apex court's orders.