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Pakistan’s current army different from past: DG ISPR

ISLAMABAD :Director General, Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), Major General Asif Ghafoor on Friday said that Pakistan’s current army from a soldier to the general was different from that of the past. “Today there is no such soldier or general, who has not fought this war (against terrorism) physically. All the Corps Commanders have physically…

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Suspension of US assistance to undermine bilateral security cooperation: DG ISPR

RAWALPINDI: Suspension of US assistance will undermine bilateral security cooperation and regional peace efforts but it will not deter Pakistan’s counterterrorism resolve. This was stated by ISPR Director General Major General Asif Ghafoor during an interview with Voice of America on Friday. He said Pakistan never fought for money but for peace. He said that…

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ISPR boss reacts to Nawaz Sharif’s allegations

RAWALPINDI: Director General of Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor demanded the evidences in response to the accusations leveled by ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. Talking to Samaa TV’s current affairs program ‘Nadeem Malik Live’, he declined to comment on Nawaz Sharif’s ‘engineered politics’ remarks, saying, “I will not respond to political queries.”…

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US foolishly gave Pakistan more than $33bn. No more: Trump

NEWS DESK: United States (US) President Donald Trump sent out his first tweet of the year. And it was a rant against Pakistan. “The United States has foolishly given Pakistan more than 33 billion dollars in aid over the last 15 years, and they have given us nothing but lies & deceit, thinking of our…

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DG ISPR reacts to Maryam Nawaz’s statements on ‘conspiracy’

RAWALPINDI: DG ISPR Major General Asif Ghafoor on Thursday reacted to PML-N leader Maryam Nawaz’s allegations of a conspiracy being hatched against the government.  In response to a reporter’s question pertaining to Maryam’s recent allegations that a conspiracy was in the works against the elected government, the DG ISPR termed it a political question. “Though…

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Saad Rafique’s statement was an irresponsible one: DG ISPR

RAWALPINDI: Director-General ISPR Major-General Asif Ghafoor said on Thursday that the statement given by federal Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique was unwarranted and irresponsible. In response to a question asked by a reporter pertaining to the recent statement made by Khawaja Saad Rafique in which he indirectly hinted towards the mischief of those who…

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DG ISPR denies army chief’s remarks on Faizabad protest

ISLAMABAD: Director General ISPR Maj. Gen. Asif Ghafoor clarified that Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa did not speak about distribution of money among released protesters of Faizabad sit-in, while briefing senators on security in an extraordinary in-camera session on Tuesday. The DG ISPR, while speaking in Samaa’s talk-show “Nadeem Malik Live”, said…

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Pak Army’s in-camera briefing highly appreciated by Senators: DG ISPR

ISLAMABAD: Director General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor Tuesday said that the in-camera briefing to the Senate Committee of the Whole by the Army was highly appreciated by the Senators. Talking to media persons outside the Parliament House, he said the Director General Military Operations’ briefing to the committee lasted for one…

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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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Pakistan paying price for security vacuum on Afghan side: DG ISPR

RAWALPINDI: Director General Inter-Services Public Relations (DG ISPR), Major General Asif Ghafoor Monday said that Pakistan was paying the price for a security vacuum on Afghan side of the border. In a series of tweets, the DG ISPR talked about Pakistan Army captain and a soldier, who were martyred when terrorists from Afghanistan’s side attempted…

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DG ISPR condemns attack on journalist

RAWALPINDI: Pakistan army chief spokesman Ma-Gen Asif Ghafoor on Saturday condemned yesterday’s attack on a journalist in Islamabad. In a Twitter message, DG ISPR said that the attack was an attempt to cause unrest. Pakistan army fully supports for efforts to catch culprits and bring them to justice, he added. Ahmaed Noorani, a senior investigative…

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Nation, govt and Pakistan Army are one body: Ahsan Iqbal

NANKANA SAHIB: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said on Monday that Pakistan Army, nation and the government were all one body.  Talking to media representatives, Ahsan Iqbal said that the civilian government had the back of the armed forces and vice versa. He also negated the perception that his statement was against Pakistan Army….

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Boy, 8, embraces martyrdom in cross-border India firing

RAWALPINDI: An 8-year-old boy was killed and five others were injured on Saturday after Indian border forces resorted to unprovoked firing along the Line of Control in Nikayal Sector. According to a statement issued by ISPR, the media wing of Pakistan army, Indian forces targeted civilian population in Tetrinote, Manwa, Satwal and Balakot villages. They also…

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Ahsan Iqbal hopes army, civilian leadership will continue to work in harmony

KARACHI: Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal on Saturday, while commenting on DG ISPR Major General Asif Ghafoor’s response to the former’s statement, came up with a cautious response. “We all must speak with one voice to highlight Pakistan’s positive aspects. The military and civil leadership regularly meets at national security committee where we try to create…

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Video: DG ISPR on Ahsan Iqbal’s remarks

Director General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), Major General Asif Ghafoor on Saturday held a press conference to elaborate on recovery of a Canadian-American family from Taliban custody. He also responded to government’s criticism over army’s commentary on Pakistan’s economic conditions at a recently-held seminar in Karachi. Responding to Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal’s remarks – that…

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Video: DG ISPR on security situation in Pakistan

Director General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), Major General Asif Ghafoor on Saturday held a press conference to elaborate on recovery of a Canadian-American family from Taliban custody. He also responded to government’s criticism over army’s commentary on Pakistan’s economic conditions at a recently-held seminar in Karachi. The DG ISPR said there isn’t any ‘no-go area’…

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Pakistan army poses no threat to democracy: DG ISPR

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan army chief spokesman Maj-Gen Asif Ghafoor on Saturday voiced his disappointment over Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal’s remarks regarding latter’s comments on state of economy in the country. Addressing a press conference here, DG ISPR Maj-Gen Asif Ghafoor said that there was a lot of debate in media and political parties about his statements…

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DG ISPR to hold important presser today

RAWALPINDI: DG ISPR Major General Asif Ghafoor will conduct an important press conference on Saturday.  According to details, the press conference will be held at 5 pm. General Asif Ghafoor’s comments regarding Pakistan’s economic indicators not being positive were termed as ‘irresponsible’ by Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal.

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Ahsan Iqbal takes U-turn on army chief’s statement

ISLAMABAD: Federal Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal on Friday retracted his earlier statement by saying that he was not referring to the army chief’s statement on the economic situation of the country. Speaking to SAMAA TV, Ahsan Iqbal said that every institution should issue statements within its domain. Iqbal was speaking in response to DG ISPR’s…

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Ahsan Iqbal’s unwarranted attack on ISPR is absurd: Imran

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan alleged that Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal’s latest statement was part of the Dawn Leaks agenda to malign the armed forces of Pakistan and appease hostile external powers. Khan’s response came shortly after the interior minister, in a press statement, stated that DG ISPR Maj-Gen Asif Ghafoor should refrain…

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