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PML-N offered me Senate ticket for maligning army: Ayesha Gulalai

NEWS DESK: Estranged Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Ayesha Gulalai slammed on Friday the Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) for criticizing the army and judiciary. According to her, the PML-N offered her a ticket for contesting the Senate elections and asked her to bash the military in return. She said she rejected the offer. Criticizing…

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Top military brass vows to consolidate gains of years long counter-terror efforts

RAWALPINDI: The 208th Corps Commanders’ Conference was held at General Headquarters (GHQ) Wednesday under the chair of Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Qamar Javed Bajwa. The forum reviewed geo-strategic and security environment, especially in the context of US security related policies for the region, said a statement issued here by Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR)….

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Two more Turkish soldiers killed in Syria offensive: army

Ankara :Two more Turkish soldiers were killed Sunday in Turkey’s offensive against Kurdish militia inside Syria, the army said, bringing to 16 the number killed so far in the incursion. Turkey on January 20 launched the “Olive Branch” operation against Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) militia which Ankara sees as a terror group and…

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Seven Turkish soldiers die in Syria, including five in tank attack

ANKARA: Seven Turkish soldiers were killed Saturday in Turkey’s offensive against Kurdish militia inside Syria, including five who died in a single attack on a tank, the army said. The losses marked the highest toll in one day for the Turkish military in operation “Olive Branch”, launched on January 20 against Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection…

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Algeria says Al-Qaeda propagandist killed by army

Algiers: The Algerian army has killed a senior official of Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb in an operation in the northeast of the country, officials said Wednesday. Adel Seghiri — also known as Abu Ruwaha al-Qasantini — was among those running the group’s Al-Andalus media wing responsible for putting out videos and statements. The army…

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Pakistan Army ‘Has Greatly Increased Its Clout’ Under New Chief

ISLAMABAD: The new chief of Pakistan’s army had a tough act to follow when he took the baton of command in November 2016, reported New York Times. His predecessor had been a widely popular figure, credited with dramatically curbing both attacks by militants against civilians and political corruption and extortion. There was apprehension that the…

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COAS pays visit to CMH Sialkot, meets citizens injured by Indian shelling

SIALKOT: General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) visited Line of Control and Working Boundary in Khuiratta / Ratta Arayan sectors. Local commanders briefed the army chief about Indian cease fire violations specifically targeting civil population across Line of Control / Working Boundary. General Qamar Javed Bajwa visited Line of Control and Working Boundary…

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Indian army chief remarks cannot help to preserve peace of border area: China

BEIJING: Taking a strong note of remarks by the Indian army chief about China and the Donglong border area, a Chinese Foreign Ministry’s spokesperson Monday said the negative remarks by a senior Indian official were against the consensus reached between the heads of the state of two countries and it could not help to preserve…

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Beware of callers impersonating army officials: ISPR

NEWS DESK: ISPR issued a Public Awareness Information message on Sunday, warning citizens against callers who are impersonating army officials. “There are reports of fake telephone calls being made to general public by individuals impersonating as Pakistan Armed Forces officials,” said ISPR. “The impersonators try to seek personal details like CNIC, bank accounts etc on…

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Imran Khan addresses supporters in Chakwal

CHAKWAL: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairperson Imran Khan on Saturday accused ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif of criticizing the army and judiciary to save his ill-gotten wealth. “Instead of answering for his crimes, he keeps asking why was he ousted,” said the PTI chairman, while addressing a gathering of supporters in Chakwal. The former prime minister…

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After army, RSS keeps Indians safe: former Indian SC judge

NEW DELHI: Former Indian Supreme Court Judge KT Thomas said that after the Army, it is the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) that keeps Indians safe, according to a tweet sent out by BJP leader Sambit Patra. “If an organisation has to be given credit for freeing the country from the Emergency,I would give that to…

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My statement was taken out of context: Saad Rafique

NEWS DESK: Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique said that his statement was taken out of context by some news channels, adding that those creating misunderstanding among institutions are the enemies of the country, reported Radio Pakistan. He issued a statement saying that his words regarding state institutions during his speech on the death anniversary of…

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Imran Khan sees no martial law in future – Watch

While speaking at Samaa’s talk-show “Nadeem Malik Live”, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan ruled out the possibility of any martial law in Pakistan in the future. Watch here…

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We have done enough and cannot do more for anyone except Pakistan: ISPR

By Minerwa Tahir NEWS DESK: We have done enough and cannot do more for anyone except Pakistan, said DG ISPR Major Gen Asif Ghafoor while addressing the media in Rawalpindi on Thursday. Instead, he said, the United States (US) and Afghanistan should be asked to do more. According to the army’s spokesperson, there is no…

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Israel arrests brave Palestinian girl known for confronting soldiers

BETHLEHEM: Ahed Tamimi, a prominent 16-year-old Palestinian activist, has been detained during a pre-dawn raid on her home by the Israeli army and border police in the occupied West Bank, reported Al Jazeera. Ahed’s mother, Nariman, was also arrested on Tuesday afternoon during a visit to Ahed at an Israeli police station. According to Ahed’s…

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Persecuted Rohingya Muslims flee violence in Myanmar

NEWS DESK: Attacks by Rohingya Muslim insurgents on the Myanmar security forces in Rakhine State triggered a response by the army and Buddhist vigilantes so brutal a senior U.N. official denounced it as a textbook example of ethnic cleansing, reported Reuters. Days, weeks and months after the Aug. 25 violence, more than 600,000 Rohingya fled…

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A letter-from APS martyrs to the nation

By Syed Sadia Dear nation, We remember the media coverage our coffins received, the relaying of the stories of crying mothers and restless fathers and the special songs sung in our memory; we do remember the long vacation to schools due to security reasons and we can still recall the noise made by people to…

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Patriotic Balochs continue to reject foreign sponsored terrorism: DG ISPR

RAWALPINDI: Pakistan army’s chief spokesman Maj-Gen Asif Ghafoor has said that self-realization by misled Balochs reflects the success of relentless efforts by civil-military leadership towards Khushal Balochistan. In a Twitter message, DG ISPR said that patriotic Balochs were rejecting foreign sponsored terrorism in the province. . “Patriotic Baloch continue to reintegrate voluntarily with mainstream society…

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Corps Commanders’ Conference discusses regional security

RAWALPINDI: 206th Corps Commanders’ Conference was held at GHQ today chaired by General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS). Chief Of Army Staff took the forum on board about his military diplomacy through his recent visits abroad and interaction with foreign dignitaries visiting Pakistan. Forum also discussed regional and internal security situation with…

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Live Updates: Gunmen attack Agriculture Training Institute in Peshawar; nine killed

PESHAWAR: Gunmen stormed Agriculture Training Institute in Peshawar early morning, killing at least nine people, most of them students, and injuring 32 others, Samaa reported Friday. According to our correspondent, the terrorists entered Directorate General Agriculture of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and then moved to the hostel of Agriculture Training Institute where, according to officials, 40 students…

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Zahid Hamid resigned after army chief’s assurance: Khadim Hussain Rizvi

ISLAMABAD: Tehreek-e-Labaik Ya Rasool Allah chief Khadim Hussain Rizvi said that Law Minister Zahid Hamid had resigned from his post after Chief Of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa had provided his assurance.  Speaking to SAMAA TV exclusively, Khadim Hussain Rizvi said that once Hamid’s resignation came through only then did talks began. He also…

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