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No hard times for Pakistan now, says DG ISPR

RAWALPINDI: Director General Inter-Services Public Relations Major General Asif Ghafoor said the whole country, including Waziristan, after passing through hardships, is on the road to peace now.  In a tweet, he said hard times are over and good ones are in sight. He urged people to show steadfastness as dividends of the peace, achieved through…

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Pakistan test-fires Babur cruise missile with enhanced range, high accuracy

Pakistan successfully test fired an enhanced range version of indigenously-developed Babur Cruise Missile on Saturday, ISPR said. “The weapon system incorporates advanced aerodynamics and avionics that can strike targets both at land and sea with high accuracy at a range of 700 KMs,” said a statement issued by the ISPR, media wing of Pakistan army….

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Six terrorists arrested in Balochistan raids: ISPR

RAWALPINDI: Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad is in progress across the country as security forces arrested six terrorists involved in attacks on polio campaigners from Balochistan areas and recovered firearms in large number, said Pakistan Army’s media wing. Security forces launched intelligence-based operations in Chaman, Sariab and Pishin and arrested terrorists who had launched attacks on polio teams…

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Civil administration to get control of cleared areas with enhanced capacity: Gen Bajwa

ISLAMABAD: Chief of the Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa said that control of cleared areas was being handed over to civil administration with enhanced capacity, adding that the stability and development efforts must trickle down dividends of peace to the public. The army chief made the remarks while heading the 210th Corps Commanders’ Conference…

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Army, FC transfer policing powers to civil administration in Dir

DIR: Pakistan Army and Frontier Constabulary have transferred policing powers to civil administration in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s districts of Upper Dir and Lower Dir after ten years. “The transfer of power is a first step towards the promise made by the army chief in an apex committee meeting in October last year,” said GOC Malakand Maj-Gen Ali…

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Pakistan won a war lost by world: PM Abbasi

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said that whole Pakistan remained united in the war against terrorism. Addressing International Counter Terrorism Forum against anti-terrorism in Islamabad, the premier said that Pakistan won the war against terrorism which the whole world had lost. He claimed that over 0.2 million soldiers took part in Pakistan’s war against…

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Freedom movement in IOK not terrorism: ISPR

The freedom movement in progress in Indian held Kashmir is not terrorism, said Pakistan Army. “We are providing every kind of diplomatic support to the Kashmiri people,” said Director General of Inter-Services Public Relations Major General Asif Ghafoor during an interview with Geo News. “Kashmiris should get their right of self-determination. The world community should…

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COAS confirms death sentences of 10 terrorists: ISPR

RAWALPINDI: Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa confirmed the death sentences of 10 terrorists on Monday.  “All militants are guilty of being involved in crimes of serious nature,” read a statement from the ISPR. The hardcore terrorists were tried by special military courts where they confessed their crimes to the Judicial Magistrate and the trial court….

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Gilgit landsliding: Death toll mounts to nine

GILGIT: District administration has recovered bodies of two more people who had gone missing due to Wednesday’s landsliding in Darel area of Gilgit-Baltistan. The death rose to nine, officials said. The bodies were recovered after rescue operation by district administration, Pakistan Army and Disaster Management Authority (GBDMA). The dead were identified as Naseer Ahmad of…

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Pakistan conducts successful test of SLCM Babur: ISPR

RAWALPINDI: Pakistan Army conducted another successful test fire of the indigenously developed Submarine Launched Cruise Missile (SLCM) Babur that possesses a range of 450 kilometers. This was disclosed by DG ISPR in an official statement in which he revealed that the missile was capable of delivering various types of payloads. Pakistan conducted another successful test…

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Cricket matches will be held in other cities of Pakistan this year: DG ISPR

RAWALPINDI: DG ISPR Major General Asif Ghafoor said on Wednesday that cricket matches and events would be held in other cities of Pakistan apart from Lahore and Karachi in 2018.  Major General Asif Ghafoor said during his press briefing that he had told PCB Chairman Najam Sethi to focus on other cities apart from Lahore…

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DG ISPR Maj-Gen Asif Ghafoor responds to ‘Bajwa doctrine’ question

RAWALPINDI: Pakistan army chief spokesman Maj-Gen Asif Ghafoor on Wednesday said that Chief of the Army Chief General Asif Bajwa’s off-the-record interaction with anchorpersons had nothing to do with the ‘Bajwa doctrine’. “The Bajwa doctrine should be seen with a security lens, adding that the judiciary and 18th amendment have no place in the doctrine,” said…

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March-past of armed, civil forces in Pakistan Day parade

ISLAMABAD: Contingents of Pakistan’s armed and civil forces performed a march past in the Pakistan Day 2018 parade in Islamabad. Personnel of Pakistan Army, Navy and Air Force along with Rangers, Special Services Group and Police performed in the march past. The navy and air force personnel of UAE’s Navy and Air Force also took…

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Nawaz to flee country soon, predicts Khosa

LAHORE: Former PML-N senator Zulfiqar Khosa predicted on Thursday that Nawaz Sharif would flee the country soon.  Speaking to SAMAA TV exclusively, Khosa said that the Sharif family would not be able to face the corruption charges against them. “They will then flee the country,” he said. “Their names have not been placed on the…

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ISPR releases Pakistan Day song

Pakistan Army released a new national song in connection with Pakistan Day to be celebrated on March 23. The song titled ‘Aman Ka Nishan Hamara Pakistan’ was released in other local dialects also in addition to Urdu. Watch the song released by Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).

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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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Arrangements for PSL 2018 matches in Lahore being given final touches

LAHORE: Final touches are being given to the arrangements for the Pakistan Super League 2018 matches in Lahore. Police, Dolphin Force and other security institutions did a flag-march on the route and the areas near the local hotel on Friday. The plan of deployment of Pakistan Army inside the Gaddafi Stadium has been completed. Pakistan…

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Army Chief inspects Pak-Afghan border fencing in Khyber Agency

WASHINGTON: Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa visited Corps Headquarters Peshawar and Khyber Agency on Saturday. According to ISPR, at the corps headquarters Peshawar, the Army Chief was given detailed briefing on security situation in FATA and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, progress on Operation Raddul Fasaad, return of Temporarily Displaced Persons and development works. In the Khyber…

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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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Two army soldiers martyred in LOC firing

RAWALPINDI: Two Pakistan army soldiers embraced martyrdom when Indian troops initiated unprovoked firing in Bhimber sector on Thursday, said a press release issued here by Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR). Pakistan army troops responded to Indian unprovoked firing and reports of substantial damage to Indian posts were received. The martyred include 32-year-old Sepoy Muneer Chohan, a…

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Indian army chief threatens Pakistan with ‘surgical strike option’

In a recent interview, Indian army chief General Bipin Rawat threatened Pakistan by stating that the Indian Army has several options on the table including that of the surgical strike.  “Pakistan thinks it is fighting a war that is paying them dividends but we have several options, including surgical strikes,” said the Indian army chief without…

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