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Pakistan Army pays tribute to Major Tufail on martyrdom anniversary

RAWALPINDI: Director General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major-General Babar Iftikhar has paid tribute to Major Tufail Mohammad on the anniversary of his martyrdom. “Tribute to bravery and resilience of Major Tufail Mohammad Shaheed Nishan- E- Haider. Despite being mortally wounded

Expressing solidarity not enough to solve Kashmir dispute, says former diplomat

There are a few personalities who have served the nation in different fields. Dr Jamil Ahmed is one of such esteemed figures in our country. He started his career in the Pakistan Army and due to his dedication, perseverance and

Army cleanup Karachi

The army has been called in to help with the cleanliness and accumulation of rainwater in Karachi. The prime minister said he has instructed the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) chairman to immediately visit Karachi and help the rain-battered city.

First Nishan-e-Haider recipient Captain Sarwar being remembered

RAWALPINDI: The 72nd martyrdom anniversary of Captain Muhammad Sarwar who sacrificed his life during the 1948 war in Kashmir is being observed today. Raja Muhammad Sarwar was commissioned in Punjab Regiment in 1944. He rendered supreme sacrifice for the nation

3 killed, dozens injured as marriage hall collapses in Mirpur

MIRPUR: At least three people were killed and 19 injured were rescued after a multi-storey marriage hall building collapsed in Azad Jammu and Kashmir’s Mirpur area on Friday morning. The marriage hall owner Nadeem and his son were among the

Army refutes news of troops deployment along GB border

RAWALPINDI: The Pakistan Army has refuted news circulating in Indian electronic and social media claiming additional deployment of troops along the Line of Control in Gilgit-Baltistan. Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) released a statement that the alleged use of Skardu airbase

Young boy martyred in Indian shelling across LoC

RAWALPINDI: A young boy was martyred as Indian forces shelled Lipa Sector along the Line of Control (LoC) targeting civilian population. According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), Indian troops resorted to unprovoked ceasefire violations targeting civil population using artillery,

20 Indian soldiers killed in clashes with Chinese troops

NEW DELHI: At least twenty Indian Army personnel were killed Monday night in violent clashes with Chinese troops in the Galwan valley of Ladakh where disengagement of troops on either side was underway. The Indian Army said there were casualties

Pakistan Army Major lays down life in fight against COVID-19

RAWALPINDI: A Pakistan army major embraced martyrdom in the line of duty at the Torkham border in the fight against coronavirus. According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), Major Muhammad Asghar contracted the virus while performing the duty of screening the

Rift erupts over PM’s handling of coronavirus crisis

ISLAMABAD: A rift has erupted among the corridors of power as the prime minister has refused to take any action against several of his top aides for the handing of the coronavirus crisis. Prime Minister Imran Khan has been receiving

Four army personnel martyred during operation in North Waziristan

RAWALPINDI: Four army personnel were martyred and seven terrorists were killed on Wednesday during an operation on a militant hideout near Datta Khel in North Waziristan. According to Inter-Sevices Public Relations (ISPR), security forces were conducted an intelligence-based operation (IBO)

Karachi bridge renamed after army martyr Major Adeel Shahid

KARACHI: A bridge on the Main Rashid Minhas Road in Karachi has been renamed after martyred army officer Major Adeel Shahid who sacrificed his life for the country. On this occasion, Chairman Municipality East Moeed Anwar said the sacrifices by

Gen Bajwa reviews coronavirus preventive measures

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Jawed Bajwa on Thursday chaired a Corps Commander Conference at the General Headquarters (GHQ), according to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR). The military’s top brass discussed operational preparedness, the situation along the

Gen Bajwa pays tribute to martyred wing commander

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Wednesday paid glowing tribute to Pakistan Air Force (PAF) Wing Commander Noman Akram who embraced martyrdom after an F-16 jet crashed near Islamabad’s Shakarparian area. A statement by Inter-Services

TTP leader’s escape

After days of official silence amid intense speculation, interior minister Brigadier retired Ejaz Shah has finally confirmed that the former spokesman of the proscribed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has escaped from custody. This is the highest level of confirmation which will

Joint military exercise between Pakistan, Saudi Arabia army begins

RAWALPINDI: The joint military Exercise “AL-SAMSAAM VII” between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia forces commenced at Hafr Batin, SA. According to a press release of Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the training will take place for two weeks. ISPR reported that the

Imran warns Modi

The rhetoric over Kashmir continues on both sides of the border. Prime Minister Imran Khan hit back at his Indian counterpart Narendar Modi and the Indian army chief, sending a stern warning that attacking Pakistan will be their last mistake.

Pakistan Army pilots awarded for rescuing French mountaineer

RAWALPINDI: Four Pakistan Army pilots were conferred with a prestigious French military award for their 2018 mission to rescue a French mountaineer stranded on a deadly peak in northern Pakistan. A special award ceremony was held at Army Museum on

Pakistan successfully conducts training launch of Ghaznavi missile

RAWALPINDI: Pakistan army has successfully tested surface-to-surface ballistic missile ‘Ghaznavi’ capable of delivering multiple types of warheads up to a range of 290 kilometers.  According to a statement by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the training launch was part of

Rouhani urges army to apologize for downing Ukrainian plane

TEHRAN: President Hassan Rouhani called for solidarity on Wednesday and highlighted the need for changes in the way Iran is operating, citing a series of furious demonstrations over the tragic shooting down of a Ukrainian airline. One week after the

Indian military rhetoric

The army’s top brass has denounced provocative statements by the Indian military leadership regarding aggression towards Pakistan. The irresponsible statements have been termed a routine rhetoric with implications on regional peace and stability. The Corps Commanders Conference presided over by

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

Faisal Vawda brings military boot to TV talk show

ISLAMABAD: In a rather bizarre move, federal minister for water resources Faisal Vawda brought a military boot to a live TV talk show. When asked if Nawaz Sharif was genuinely sick, the PTI leader said that the PML-N leader had

Hastily passed military bills

The amendments in the constitution regarding an extension in the tenure of the chief of army staff had a smooth sailing in the National Assembly. Never has the House witnessed such unity on an issue of national security, other than

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

India diverting attention

Pakistan has raised apprehensions that India has deployed missiles in held Kashmir. Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has written a letter to the UN that India is planning to launch an attack on Pakistan to divert the word’s attention from

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

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

Scars of APS tragedy

Five years have passed since we carried the heaviest coffins, wiped our tears and consoled grieving parents whose children went to school and never returned. The tragedy at the Army Public School in Peshawar was so traumatic that the nation