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Gen Bajwa expresses grief over demise of Saudi deputy defence minister

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa has expressed grief over the sad demise of Assistant Defence Minister Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) Mohammed bin Abdullah Al-Ayesh. The army chief extended heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family

Gen Bajwa discusses security matters with military officers

LAHORE: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Tuesday met senior serving and retired military officers to discuss security and other professional matters. “The COAS had an interactive session on wide-ranging issues including professional matters, security situation

General Bajwa calls MBS, inquires about Saudi King’s health

ISLAMABAD: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa called Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to inquire about Saudi King Salman’s health. According to Saudi media, the army chief wished speedy recovery of the Saudi King and

Army chief pays tribute to Kargil war heroes

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa has paid glowing tribute to Kargil War heroes Captain Karnal Sher Khan and Havaldar Lalak Jan. In a statement on social media, Director-General  Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) quoted the army chief

COAS Bajwa discusses polio eradication drive with Bill Gates

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa held a telephone conversation with renowned philanthropist Bill Gates. According to the Inter-Services Public Relations, the call with the Chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) was held

Guterres, Khalilzad discuss Afghan peace process with Gen Bajwa

RAWALPINDI: United Nations Secretary-General Mr Antonio Guterres on Monday called on Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa at the General Headquarters. During the meeting, matters of mutual interests, overall regional security situation including Afghan refugees issue, Afghan

Pakistan values its unique relationship with Turkey: Gen Bajwa

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Friday met with retired General Hulusi Akar, Minister of National Defence of the Republic of Turkey. During the meeting, matters of mutual interest, regional security, and measures to further

Army denounces provocative statements by Indian military

RAWALPINDI: Pakistan Army on Tuesday termed the repeated provocative statements of the Indian military leadership as “irresponsible rhetoric” with implication on regional peace and security. Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa presided over the 228th Corps Commanders’ conference

PM directs to immediately provide assistance in AJK

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has directed to immediately provide all humanitarian assistance on emergency basis to the people affected by landsliding in Azad Jammu and Kashmir. In a tweet on Tuesday, the prime minister asked National Disaster Management Authority,

ISPR dismisses Indian army chief’s statement to cross LoC

RAWALPINDI: Director General Inter-Services Public Relations Major General Asif Ghafoor has denounced a statement by the Indian Army Chief that it will move to claim Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) if ordered by Indian parliament. The military’s spokesman dismissed the

Pakistan wants to de-escalate Middle East tension: COAS

ISLAMABAD: Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Wednesday said Pakistan wants to de-escalate prevailing tense situation in the Middle East, and shall support all initiatives which bring peace to the region. In a series of tweet, Inter

Army Act amendments

There has been progress over the legislation granting an extension to Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa. As predicted, all opposition parties decided to lend explicit and unequivocal support when it comes to matters regarding the armed forces.

Indian military hegemony

In a sign of increasing military hegemony, India has named its Army Chief General Bipin Rawat to a newly-created and dominating post of Chief of Defence Staff. The main aim of the post is increased cooperation between the different branches

Indian army chief named first Chief of Defence Staff

NEW DELHI: In a sign of increasing military hegemony, Indian Army chief General Bipin Rawat has been named the country’s first Chief of Defence Staff. General Rawat was named to the newly-created post just a day before he was to

DG ISPR lambasts detailed verdict in Musharraf treason case

RAWALPINDI: Director General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor on Thursday addressed a short press conference after detailed judgment in the high treason case against former army chief Gen Pervez Musharraf was released. The spokesperson said that the

Army chief vows not to let stability be affected at any cost

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff Qamar Javed Bajwa on Wednesday visited the headquarters of the military’s Special Services Group (SSG), said a statement by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR). The visit by COAS comes a day after former military ruler

Musharraf convicted

A special court has announced the long-standing verdict in high treason case against former military dictator General retired Pervez Musharraf. The former president has been sentenced to death under Article 6 for subverting the constitution. This is a historic day

Musharraf verdict received with ‘pain and anguish’: DG ISPR

RAWALPINDI: The Pakistan Army has reacted over the verdict that former army chief and president General retired Pervez Musharraf has been sentenced to death in the high treason case for suspending the constitution. In a statement issued following the verdict

US senator discusses Afghan peace process with PM, COAS

ISLAMABAD: United States Senator Lindsey Graham called on top civilian and military leadership in Pakistan to discuss the situation in Afghanistan and the ongoing peace process in the neighbouring country. The Republican senator and his delegation arrived in the federal

Abu Dhabi Crown Prince meets Gen Bajwa

RAWALPINDI: Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan on Saturday met with Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa. According to the UAE embassy in Pakistan’s official Twitter account, the army chief was received by the Deputy

NA Speaker calls for consultation on army chief’s extension

PESHAWAR: Speaker National Assembly Assad Qaisar said that the Opposition has not been contacted over legislation relating to extension of army chief but the government desires that matter should be resolved through consultation and consensus. He was addressing a public

Army chief meets British envoy, Russian trade minister

RAWALPINDI: The newly-appointed British High Commissioner to Pakistan, Dr Christian Turner, on Wednesday called on Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa here at the General Headquarters. According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Gen Bajwa “welcomed him to

Gen Bajwa hails Saudi contingent at strike corps training exercise

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff General Qammar Javed Bajwa on Thursday visited strike corps during its winter collective training near Bahawalpur, said the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR). According to a statement by the military’s press wing, the army chief witnessed

Army Chief Gen Bajwa practises F-16 combat simulation mission

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Monday visited Pakistan Air Force (PAF) Base Mushaf in Sargodha, the military’s media wing said. The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said General Bajwa was taken into the squadron and

Bilawal doubts legislation on army chief’s tenure within six months

MUZAFFARABAD: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Saturday cast doubt on the federal government’s ability to legislate on the army chief’s extension within six months The Supreme court allowed the government conditional permission to extend Chief of

The cliffhanger COAS verdict

It was a sigh of relief for the federal government when the Supreme Court finally granted a six month extension in the tenure of Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa. A constitutional crisis has been averted as the

PM Imran Khan hails SC verdict on Gen Bajwa’s extension

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has commented on the six month extension in the tenure of Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa. In a series of tweets, the prime minister took a shot at his rivals who he

Supreme Court adjourns hearing in Gen Bajwa extension case

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court adjourned hearing on the government’s notification regarding the extension in the tenure of Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa. In the Supreme Court bench comprising Chief Justice of Pakistan Asif Saeed Khosa, Justice Mian Mazhar Alam

Army chief’s extension is political, not legal issue: Fawad

ISLAMABAD: The government is embroiled in another fiasco after the extension in the tenure of Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa after the Supreme Court suspended the notification in this regard. Federal Minister for Science and Technology, Fawad

Prime Minister can appoint COAS, says Aitzaz Ahsan

ISLAMABAD: Former Opposition Leader in Senate and Senior Lawyer Chaudhry Aitzaz Ahsan has said, It is the Prime Minister’s right to appoint the army chief. While speaking to the reports on Wednesday, The lawyer and senior leader of the Pakistan

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