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‘You think I will survive?’ Hospital overflows after Mastung blast

Survivors of a suicide blast which killed 128 people as it ripped through a crowded election rally described scenes of panic and horror Saturday, as hospitals struggled to cope with scores of wounded. The attack in Mastung on Friday, claimed by the Islamic State group, was one of the deadliest in Pakistan’s history. More than…

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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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Army pilots rescue two British nationals from Ultar Sar

Pakistan Army pilots rescued two foreign mountaineers who were trapped after trying to climb the 7,338 metre high Ultar Sar Peak near Hunza. There were originally three mountaineers who attempted to scale the peak but one died in an avalanche. ISPR head Major General Asif Ghafoor took to Twitter to praise the army pilots for…

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Army announces assistance for Election Commission

The army will assist the Election Commission in the polling exercise, Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor tweeted on Wednesday. According to him, the army reviewed the geo-strategic environment at the Corps Commanders Conference at GHQ. “Mandated assistance to ECP will be provided for free, fair & transparent conduct of GE-18,” he tweeted. CCC at GHQ. Geo-Strat…

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Six terrorists killed in South Waziristan operation

Six terrorists were killed in a clash on Saturday with security forces in South Waziristan. The Inter Services Public Relations said that an intelligence-based operation was carried out in South Waziristan. An exchange of fire took place during the operation during which six terrorists, including a most wanted militant called Nanakar, were gunned down. Two soldiers,…

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Army asks ECP for list of polling stations

The army has asked the Election Commission of Pakistan to provide details of polling stations so that army personnel can be assigned duties for July 25. The army has also asked for a list of vulnerable polling stations. The electoral code of conduct for security forces will be issued in a few days. The code of conduct will…

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Three soldiers martyred in exchange of fire along Pak-Afghan border

Three Pakistan Army soldiers were killed on Friday during an exchange of fire on the Pak-Afghan border. According to the ISPR, militants from across the border attempted to raid army check posts along the border in Shawal, North Waziristan Agency. During the exchange of fire, five militants were killed as were the three soldiers. They…

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Army to guard all polling stations, says ECP

Pakistan Army soldiers will be stationed inside and outside all polling stations, announced an Election Commission of Pakistan representative on Thursday. The security personnel will have to follow a code of conduct, he said. In the future, the ECP will coordinate with the National Counter Terrorism Authority in relation to security-related matters. The provincial governments…

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Islamabad police arrest 28 PTM activists over anti-army slogans

Islamabad police arrested 28 activists of the Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement over slogans critical of the army and Pakistan. The Kohsar police registered an FIR against PTM workers for shouting slogans against the army and Pakistan. In March, Qila Saifullah police in Quetta booked PTM representatives Manzoor Pashteen, Moshin Dawar and Ali Wazir in a hate…

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PM Abbasi, CM Punjab pay tribute to martyred Col Sohail Abid

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif paid glittering tributes to Colonel Sohail Abid who was martyred on Wednesday night in a security operation in Quetta.  “We are grieved at the loss of such a brave army soldier,” said the prime minister. “We will not sit still till the last terrorist…

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Pakistan kills senior Lashkar-e-Jhangvi militant in Balochistan raid

Pakistan’s military has killed a senior member of Islamist militant group Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ) along two suicide bombers in a raid in the southwestern province of Balochistan, the army’s media wing said on Thursday. A military intelligence officer was killed and four other soldiers wounded during the operation targeting Salman Badeni, the Balochistan region chief of…

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From Dawn Leaks to Mumbai attacks: The statements that were ‘rejected’

Ever since the Dawn Leaks controversy began, former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and the military leadership have rejected each other’s statements.  Former prime minister rejected the Dawn Leaks controversy ever occurred in a statement shortly after a storm was whipped up when Cyril Almeida’s story was published. However, a tweet from the DG ISPR tweeted…

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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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