RAWALPINDI – Operation Raddul Fassad is aimed at consolidating gains of all military operations earlier concluded in Kinetic domain and to bring about an enduring peace and stability.

Director General (DG) Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor stated this while speaking at a seminar titled “Role of Youth in Rejecting Extremism” in Islamabad on Thursday.

“One of the purposes of Raddul Fassad is to eliminate extremism from our society. The requirement becomes more pronounced as the nature and character of this conflict has also changed with ideology of ISIS which focuses on targeting minds of our youth,” he said.

The DG added, “It is our collective duty as ‘state’ and individual in our respective domain to shield our youth against this threat. The process involves identification of threat and response measures.”

“Please know that amongst others, we owe our achievements in ongoing operations to the youth. Of all the sacrifices made by uniformed Pakistanis 90 percent contributions are by our youth i.e young soldiers and officers.”

Urging the youth, he said: “I would particularly request the youth to express their opinions freely and ask any question that may be there in your minds. I sincerely believe that it is only through free exchange of ideas and courage to differ that the dream of truly tolerant Pakistan can be realized.”

Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa would also address the seminar.