Op Zarb e Azab by Gen RS was focused mainly in in KPK and FATA region through displacing civilians (IDPs) and clearing those areas. Op Radd ul Fassad is country wide, the whole population cannot be shifted to a neighboring country till the completion of Ops. There have been 1,50,000 IBOs conducted in the first 3 years (17-20). the numbers would be averaging similar in 21 and 22. IBOs are conducted based on intel and surveillance teams and their reports, but the ISI is busy toppling Governments. Unfortunately, COAS Bajwa has taken Military, Paramilitary and CTD towards a bigger Ops than Gen RS as envisioned before start of the Ops RuF.
Was it a need of time or a blunder, you should be able to tell. If it was a need time, even then COAS Bajwas is wrong, and if it was a blunder to start the Ops, then again COAS Bajwa is wrong, since in your books Bajwa is the bad guy. Also, the brigadiers and colonels who were conducting commands in Ops Zarb e Azab are now Generals, I am sure Bajwa's incompetency trickled into them too. They at once turned from successful Brigadiers to greedy lusty Generals, haina. Has to be Bajwa instructions. Drop command files, pick up land and DHA files. But its alright, most of the members here have just not already made up their minds, they also don't understand an officers career (academics, OEI, ACR etc) and the conduct of a military Ops.
So Generals are sitting in their offices, infact WFH (working from Home), while the Brigadiers and colonels under them are leading troops. These Brigadiers and Colonels were majors and captains back then in Op zarb eAzab, they also didnt learn anything. They turned from successfully trained and accomplished military officers to property agents with in 1 year (16 to 17). Incredible officers, they can be turned into anything in a blink of an eye. One must salute PMA Kakul for providing programmable humanoids to Army.
But lets continue with your narrative, Bajwa is wrong, was wrong, will be wrong and no way in hell has he ever made a correct decision. In Ops Zarb e Azab, it was bit easy to send reserve formations from 1st and 2nd Strike Corps to target areas for Ops. Now, the the target areas is whole Pakistan so police (CTD) has to be involved along with FC and Rangers. The whole security set up of Pakistan is being tested. Bad decision by Bajwa as usual.
And by the way, terrorists are striking Pakistan repeatedly because they are being hit continuously where it hurts. You should come out of anti-Army Generals mentality to look at situation in an un-biased manner.
I know military well enough and how the chain of command works. A lot of these jernails have to sit silently and take their orders no matter what they think.
But let’s say that Bajwa is the bestest COAS that Pakistan has ever produced.
How has the supreme commander Bajwa allowed the TTP to infiltrate back into Pakistan after the successful operation lead by mediocre RS that drove them into Afghanistan in the first place?
I’m sure the supreme commander Bajwa had come up with some sort of contingency plan for this exact situation.
Or perhaps, cutting off the head of the snake doesn’t suit his purposes.
You do need a boogeyman especially after handing over Kashmir and trying to make peace with India. Otherwise people may start asking questions about military budget and that is unacceptable.