10 security men, two others martyred in 51 terrorist attacks: ISPR
RAWALPINDI: (Suno News) As many as 12 people including 10 personnel of security forces and law enforcement agencies embraced Shahadat (martyrdom) and 39 others were injured in 51 cowardly terrorist attacks, mostly in KP and Balochistan provinces during today’s general elections, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) reported.
“We extend heartfelt congratulations to the nation on the generally peaceful and violence-free conduct of the general elections. The armed forces alongside other law enforcement agencies are proud to have played a pivotal role in providing security during the conduct of the sacred electoral process, in aid of civil power, and in accordance with the constitution of Pakistan,” the military’s media wing ISPR said in a statement issued on Thursday.
The media wing maintained, “With the deployment of 137,000 army personnel and civil armed forces at approximately 6,000 selected most sensitive polling stations and over 7,800 QRFs, a safe and secure environment for the public was ensured.”
“Despite 51 cowardly terrorist attacks, mostly in KP and Balochistan, aimed at disrupting the electoral process, the soldiers remained resolute and effectively ensured peace and security across Pakistan. 12 people (including 10 personnel of security forces and law enforcement agencies) embraced Shahadat and 39 others have been injured in these attacks,” it said.
The statement added, “Through proactive intelligence manoeuvres and swift action, many potential threats were neutralized, underscoring the unwavering commitment of our security agencies to protect the democratic rights of our citizens. During various operations, 5 Terrorists were also killed.”
The ISPR said, “Gratitude is owed to other law enforcement agencies that worked hand in hand with the armed forces to safeguard the democratic process. It is our fervent hope that our sacrifices would not be in vain and this election will serve as a catalyst for further strengthening democracy in Pakistan, and that it will pave the way for the realization of the aspirations of the people of Pakistan.”
“The armed forces remain dedicated to upholding peace and security in the country and stand ready to provide unwavering support in safeguarding the democratic traditions of our state,” it concluded.