Terrorist killed in North Waziristan operation: ISPR

PESHAWAR: A terrorist was killed on Monday after security forces conducted an intelligence-based operation (IBO) in North Waziristan, said Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR). The military’s media affairs wing said security forces conducted the IBO in North Waziristan’s Dossali area after

Colonel (R) Qasim Shah from ‘Alpha Bravo Charlie’ wants to get back on TV

An action and thrill-based Pakistani drama serial Alpha Bravo Charlie’s lead, Colonel (R) Qasim Shah has spilled the beans on the interests he will take on after his retirement from Pakistan Army. While talking in an interview, Qasim Shah recalled

Afghan army collapse ‘took us all by surprise’: US defence secretary

WASHINGTON: US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin told Congress that the Afghan army’s sudden collapse caught the Pentagon “by surprise,” as military leaders confronted a contentious Senate hearing about how and why America lost its longest war. Republican lawmakers accused President

Pakistani contingent participates in multinational military exercise in Egypt

RAWALPINDI: A contingent of Pakistan Armed Forces comprising Army, Navy and Air Force troops participated for the first time since 2009 in Multinational Exercise Bright Star 2021 in Egypt. The closing ceremony of the exercise was held at Mohamed Naguib

Two army soldiers martyred in cross-border attack from Afghanistan

PESHAWAR: Two security personnel martyred in cross-border firing from Afghanistan and another in an IED (improvised explosive device) attacks in different areas of the merged districts. According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), two Pakistan Army soldiers have martyred in

Soldier martyred, terrorist killed in South Waziristan operation

RAWALPINDI: A Pakistan army soldier was martyred during an operation against terrorists in South Waziristan. According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), one terrorist was killed and another was arrested in an injured condition during the operation.  It added that

Israeli aircraft strike rocket launch sites in Lebanon

JERUSALEM: Israeli jets struck rocket launch sites in Lebanon o Thursday in response to two rockets fired from across the border, in an escalation of cross-border hostilities amid heightened friction with Iran. The rockets launched from Lebanon struck open areas

Myanmar army ruler takes prime minister’s role, pledges elections

YANGON: Myanmar’s military ruler Min Aung Hlaing has taken on the role of prime minister in a newly formed caretaker government, state media reported, six months after the army seized power from a civilian government. In a speech on Sunday,

Afghan soldiers who took refuge in Pakistan handed over: ISPR

RAWALPINDI: The Pakistan Army has repatriated a group of Afghan soldiers to the authorities of their country after they requested refuge and safe passage into Pakistan. According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the army handed over 46 Afghan soldiers, including

Pakistan Army provides refuge, safe passage to 46 Afghan troops

PESHAWAR: Pakistan Army has given refuge and secure passage to 46 Afghan troops who fled across the border amid advances by the Taliban. According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), Pakistan Army secured refuge and safe passage on the request of

Two soldiers martyred in cross-border attack from Afghanistan

PESHAWAR: Two soldiers of the Pakistan Army were martyred in a cross-border attack by Afghan militants, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said. The terrorists from across the Pak-Afghan border opened fire on a military post in Dwatoi, North Waziristan, military’s

Budget 2021-22: Rs1.37 trillion allocated for defence, increases by 6.2%

ISLAMABAD: The federal government has allocated Rs1.37 trillion for defence services in the budget for the fiscal year 2021-22, showing an increase of 6.2 percent. The proposed increase in the defence budget is less than recent years except for FY

LoC ceasefire is first step to normalize ties: Indian army chief

NEW DELHI: Indian Army chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane has said that the restoration of ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir is the first step towards a long road of normalisation of bilateral ties. “This

Pakistan values its relationship with Russia: Gen Bajwa

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa said Pakistan valued its relations with Russia and hoped for furthering military relations between the two countries. According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) media release, Russian Ambassador Danila V. Ganich,

Sindh govt seeks army deployment to enforce coronavirus SOPs

KARACHI: The government of Sindh has sought assistance from the Pakistan Army in enforcing coronavirus SOPs as cases surge across the country. The provincial government has written to the Ministry of Interior, seeking the army’s deployment to help the civil

‘You could be shot in the head’: Myanmar’s junta warns anti-coup protesters

YANGON: The leader of Myanmar’s ruling junta said on Saturday that the military will protect the people and strive for democracy, as protesters called for a huge show of defiance against last month’s coup despite warnings they risked being shot.

‘One nation, one destination’ – ISPR launches teaser for Pakistan Day song

RAWALPINDI: Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) has launched a video teaser of its patriotic anthem to celebrate Pakistan Day. The short 15-second clip features singers Ali Zafar and Aima Baig encouraging the people of Pakistan to remain united. It also highlights

Army conducts ‘Zarb-e-Hadeed’ training exercise in Bahwalpur

RAWALPINDI: The annual winter collective ‘Zarb-e-Hadeed’ training exercise is underway in Bahawalpur, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) reported. According to the military’s wing, troops of Bahawalpur Corps are practicing drills and procedures as part of training exercise aimed at enhancing operational

PAF will always defend the motherland against all threats: ISPR

RAWALPINDI: Pakistan Army has hailed the pay tribute to valiant officers of the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) for their brave defence of the motherland while retaliating to Indian air force violations of its sovereign territory. In a statement, the Inter-Services

Armenian PM denounces coup attempt after army demands his resignation

YEREVAN: Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan warned of an attempted military coup against him after the army demanded he and his government resign. Pashinyan has faced protests and calls to quit over his handling of a six-week conflict between Azerbaijan

Saudi Arabia allows women to join armed forces

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia has allowed women to join the country‘s armed forces, the latest profession in the kingdom to open up to female recruits. The Saudi Ministry of Defence has issued a ruling allowing both genders to sign up through

Myanmar army deploys troops after fresh protests

YANGON: Myanmar’s junta cut the nation’s internet and deployed extra troops around the country on Monday as fears built of a widespread crackdown on anti-coup protests and defiant demonstrators again took to the streets. The military has steadily escalated efforts

Four soldiers martyred in South Waziristan terrorist attack

RAWALPINDI: Four soldiers were martyred as terrorists opened fire at a check post in Makeen area of South Waziristan, the Inter-Services Public Relations reported. Four terrorists were also killed as security forces opened retaliatory fire. The martyred personnel were identified

Myanmar anti-coup protesters defy warnings from army

YANGON: Anti-coup protesters defied warnings from Myanmar’s generals and rallied on Tuesday for a fourth straight day after the military imposed a ban on gatherings at flashpoint sites. Junta chief General Min Aung Hlaing made a televised speech on Monday

Army has nothing to do with politics, no backdoor contacts with PDM: DG ISPR

ISLAMABAD: Director General Inter-Services Public Relations (DG ISPR) Major General Babar Iftikhar on Monday strictly condemned reports claiming the army’s backdoor contacts with the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) for making any intervention into political matters. Speaking to a private news

China provides COVID-19 vaccine to Pakistan Army

ISLAMABAD: China has donated delivered a batch of COVID-19 vaccine for Pakistan’s armed forces, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said on Monday. The Pakistan army is the first foreign military to receive vaccine assistance from China.  The military’s media wing

Four terrorists killed, two soldiers martyred in North Waziristan operation

RAWALPINDI: At least four terrorists were killed while two security personnel embraced martyrdom during an operation in North Waziristan, said Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR). According to the military’s media wing, security forces said that the terrorists were killed after the

Myanmar coup

The powerful Myanmar military has seized power by staging a coup and detained democratically elected leaders including Aung San Suu Kyi. The army has declared a state of emergency for one year after claiming voter fraud in the elections last

General Bajwa discusses security cooperation with Qatar Emir

DOHA: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa called on Qatar Emir Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement. According to the military’s media wing, General Bajwa is in Qatar on two

Pakistan conducts test flight of Fatah-1 weapons system

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan conducted a successful test flight of an indigenously developed weapon system capable of delivering a conventional warhead up to a range of 140 kilometres. According to the Inter-Services Public Relations, the Fatah-1 Guided Multi Launch Rocket System, will