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Election security: Army chief assures support to ECP

Chief of Army Staff, General Qamar Javed Bajwa, on Thursday visited Army Elections Support Center in Rawalpindi. “All efforts will be made to ensure safe and secure environment and enable people to freely exercise their democratic right to vote,” said the army chief. The army chief was briefed over a plan for assistance to the…

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Pakistan, Iran army chiefs discuss peace, security issues

This is the first time in 20 years that an Iranian defence delegation visited Pakistan

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Army chief, US Deputy Secretary reaffirm commitment to regional peace

US Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Alice G Wells, called on Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa in Rawalpindi on Tuesday. During the meeting, according to ISPR, views were exchanged on issues of mutual interest, regional security and cooperation between the countries. Alice G Wells commended the sacrifices and resilience of the people and armed forces…

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Army chief confirms death sentence for 12 terrorists

Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Monday confirmed death sentence for 12 hardcore terrorists. According to the ISPR, the terrorists were involved in the killing of innocent civilians and attacks on armed forces. “These terrorists also include those who planned and executed the attack on Markazi Imam Bargah Parachinar,” the ISPR said, adding that…

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Army chief meets Polish civil-military leaders

Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa has reached Poland on an official visit. According to ISPR, General Bajwa met Polish Minister of National Defence Mariusz Blaszczak and Deputy Minister of National Defence. The COAS also held separate meetings with Polish military leadership, including Chief of General Staff, Commander of the Poland Armed Forces and Commander…

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“We have nothing to do with it”: DG ISPR denies army’s involvement in Bukhari’s abduction

Pakistan’s army on Saturday denied any involvement in the abduction of a writer and rights activist who was kidnapped for several hours this week. Gul Bukhari, a dual Pakistani-British national, has been a vocal critic of Pakistan’s powerful military and its alleged meddling in politics on social media and in her articles in the run-up…

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State is determined to root out extremism, terrorism: Army Chief

Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa said the youth has a ‘great role to play’ in rooting out extremism and terrorism from the country. “The state is determined to root out extremism and terrorism for which the youth has a great role to play,” the Army chief told a delegation of FATA Youth Jirga. Youth…

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National Security Committee endorses FATA-KP merger

The National Security Committee has endorsed the merger of FATA with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and directed the ministries to work out the constitutional, legal and administrative modalities in consultation with all the political parties in the Parliament. The 23rd meeting of the National Security Committee chaired by PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi was held in Islamabad on…

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Army chief plays chess with students at GHQ

A group of students from schools managed by Shehzad Roy’s Zindagi Trust met Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa at GHQ on Wednesday, the ISPR said on Wednesday. According to the ISPR, the Army chief said that Pakistan is blessed with the most talented and vibrant youth, who are the country’s real defence. General Bajwa…

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Pak-Afghan border fencing to help check terrorists’ movement: COAS

Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa inaugurated the work of iron fencing at Punj Pai border in Baluchistan on Tuesday.  According to ISPR, speaking on the occasion, Army Chief said that the border fencing will help prevent the incidents of cross border terrorism. He said Pakistan has rendered unprecedented sacrifices to restore peace in the…

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Terrorism has no religion, sect or ethnicity: Army chief

Chief of Army Staff, General Qamar Javed Bajwa arrived in Quetta on Monday and addressed the participants of Second National Security Workshop Balochistan organized by Southern Command in collaboration with provincial government. The two-week long workshop was aimed at creating understanding about critical national security issues, capacity building for timely decision making and enabling the…

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Army Chief okays death penalty for 11 convicted terrorists

Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa confirmed death sentence of eleven hardcore terrorists, said the Pakistan Army’s public affairs department Saturday. Three convicts also were awarded imprisonment, according to the Inter-Services Public Relations. The terrorists were tried by Special Military Courts. The terrorists were involved in heinous acts of terrorism including attacks on…

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COAS in Quetta: Hazara community decides to call off all sit-ins

Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwas meeting with notables of the Hazara community in Quetta has been successful as they (Hazara community) decided to call of their all sit-ins, sources said on Tuesday. Earlier, Director General Inter-Services Public Relations Major General Asif Ghafoor had said in tweet that the COAS had reached Quetta…

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PM Abbasi, Army Chief Bajwa visit Miranshah

PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has lauded the tribesmen for their unwavering support for armed forces in the fight against terrorism and ridding war-hit areas from terrorists during his visit to North Waziristan. According to ISPR, PM Abbasi and Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa visited Miran Shah and Ghulam Khan areas of North Wazirstan on…

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Route to peaceful solution of Pak-India disputes runs through meaningful dialogue: COAS

KAKUL: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa said on Saturday that the route to peaceful resolution of Pak-India disputes, including the core issue of Kashmir ran through comprehensive and meaningful dialogue. “While such dialogue is no favour to any party, it remains the inevitable precursor to peace across the region. Pakistan remains…

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Gen Bajwa meets Naqeebullah’s father, promises army’s help in getting justice

WANA: Chief of the Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa met the father of Naqeebullah Mehsud who was killed in a “staged” encounter by police in Karachi in January this year. The meeting took place at Makeen in South Waziristan, where the army chief announced two mega projects. The army chief offered Fateha said that…

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Indian atrocities can never suppress Kashmir’s struggle for self-determination: Gen Bajwa

RAWALPINDI: Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa has condemned the killing of innocent Kashmiris by Indian security forces in the occupied valley.  “Indian atrocities in Occupied Kashmir can never suppress a just indigenous political struggle for self- determination,” said General Bajwa, according to ISPR, the media wing of Pakistan army. “Brutalities…

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ISPR denies report of meeting between Army Chief, Punjab CM

RAWALPINDI: No meeting took place between Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa and Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif during last three days, said Pakistan Army’s public affairs department. “News about meeting of Army Chief with CM Punjab twice during last 72 hours being reported by a media house is baseless and highly irresponsible,”…

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Chinese ambassador calls on Army Chief Bajwa

RAWALPINDI: Chinese Ambassador Yao Jing called on Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa in Rawalpindi on Thursday. Matters of mutual interest including regional security came under discussion. The Ambassador appreciated Pakistan Army’s achievements and efforts for peace and stability in the region.

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COAS says peace in Karachi is vital for Pakistan’s security

KARACHI: Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa said on Thursday that peace in Karachi was vital for the security of the country.  General Qamar Javed Bajwa visited Karachi Corps Headquarters and Malir Garrison. General Bajwa was updated on the security situation of Sindh, especially Karachi and operational preparedness of the Corps. The army chief hailed…

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Watch: Raheel Sharif’s sword dance in Saudi Arabia

Former army chief of Pakistan, General (retd) Raheel Sharif, who is in Saudi Arabia nowadays, joined a traditional male-only sword dance at a royal wedding in the kingdom. Watch this video…

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