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ISI is Pakistan’s first line of defence, says PM Khan

The PM laid floral wreath at Yadgar-e-Shuhada and offered Fateha

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China will train Afghan troops on its soil, ambassador says

Afghanistan has also requested that China provide Afghan security forces with combat helicopters.

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The army will follow the civilian govt’s policies: Fawad Chaudhry

Prime Minister Imran Khan and other ministers visited the army headquarters in Rawalpindi on Thursday

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PM Imran Khan briefed on security during first GHQ visit

This is Prime Minister Imran Khan’s first visit to the General Headquarters after assuming office

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The president has conferred awards on 451 military personnel

President Mamnoon Hussain conferred 451 awards on military personnel on Independence Day. Officers and soldiers of the army, navy and air force were presented the awards, according to Inter-Services Public Relations.          Among the awards were two Sitara-i-Basalat, 59 Tamgha-i-Basalat, 34 Imtiazi Asnad, 156 COAS Commendation Cards, 17 Hilal-i-Imtiaz (Military), 77 Sitara-i-Imtiaz…

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Attorney-general says federal govt did not issue Raheel Sharif’s NOC

Instead, the defence ministry issued the NOC after approval of the GHQ, said the attorney-general

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EU observers say 2018 elections were better than 2013 ones

Election observers from the European Union have said that this election was conducted better than the 2013 election. They said the army adhered to the code of conduct very strictly. A member of the team, Michael Gallagher, said they had been invited by the government to observe the elections. He said the procedure was smooth…

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Five soldiers martyred in Battagram

Police say the soldiers were travelling after performing election duty on Wednesday

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Election 2018 to be the costliest in the country’s history

The estimated expense of the 2018 election exceeds the combined expense incurred during the two previous elections in 2008 and 2013

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Pakistan all set to hold election on July 25

It is a public holiday on Wednesday

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ECP secretary says they are not been pressured by any institution

We have not been pressured by any institution, said Election Commission of Pakistan Secretary Babar Yaqoob. Speaking to the media in Islamabad on Saturday, he said that ballot papers have been printed and distributed across the country and the last papers will be sent to Karachi today (July 21). He said CCTV cameras will be…

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Election Commission gives army broad election powers at polling stations

The Election Commission of Pakistan has granted broad judicial powers to the army at polling stations during next week’s general election. The July 25 election is seen as a two-way race between parties led by former cricket star Imran Khan and now-jailed former PM Nawaz Sharif, who has accused the establishment of working behind the…

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Election observers from around the world have arrived in Pakistan, Senate told

The Senate’s standing committee on interior summoned the heads of security institutions and the ECP on security arrangements before the election.  The meeting, held in Islamabad, was chaired by Senator Rehman Malik, reported SAMAA TV correspondent Adil Tanoli. During the meeting, ISPR Director General Major General Asif Ghafoor was present on behalf of the GHQ. The…

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ISPR warns against fake threat alerts circulating on social media

According to a press release, the ISPR has not issued any such alert

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Police open criminal cases against 17,000 PML-N workers

Police have opened criminal cases against nearly 17,000 workers of the PML-N over breaking election rules, a statement said on Monday, as the country prepares to go to the polls next week. The latest 16,868 cases, which the police statement said were registered in Punjab over the past four days. The statement gave no details…

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HRCP concerned over ‘blatant, unabashed attempts to manipulate elections’

The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan slammed “blatant, aggressive and unabashed” attempts to manipulate the upcoming election, as politicians expressed security fears following one of the country’s deadliest attacks. A string of attacks has killed 175 people across the country in the past week. The Election Commission has vowed to go ahead with the vote…

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Video: Pakistan Army rescues five people from the Sawan River

Pakistan Army helicopters have rescued five people, including a woman and two girls, who were stranded in the Sawan River near the Swan Sawan Bridge. The people got stuck in the river due to the sudden rise of the water level.

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Armed forces to donate a day’s pay to the Bhasha dam fund

Personnel of the armed forces will be donating a day’s pay to construct the Diamer-Bhasha and Mohmand dams. ISPR Director General Major General Asif Ghafoor announced on Twitter that officers of the army, navy and air force will contribute two day’s pay to the fund while soldiers will contribute one day’s pay. Pakistan Armed Forces…

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Printing of country’s most expensive ballot papers begins

The printing of ballot papers was begun in Islamabad under the supervision of the army. Over 210 million ballot papers will be printed this year at three printing presses. No private presses are allowed to print ballot papers. These are the most expensive ballot papers to have been printed in the history of the country, with…

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