Gen Bajwa calls on Azerbaijan president, defence minister

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa has arrived in Baku on a two days long official visit to Azerbaijan. According to Inter-Services Public Relations, the army chief called on Azerbaijan President Mr Ilham Aliyev. He also

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

FM Qureshi, Iraqi ministers agree to expand bilateral cooperation

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi held separate meetings with his Iraqi defence and interior ministers during his official visit and reviewed the progress made on various aspects between the two countries.  The foreign minister met with Minister of

Canada appoints first woman to number two military post

OTTAWA: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau hailed the first appointment of a woman to Canada’s second-highest military post, which came amid a shakeup of the top ranks over allegations of sexual misconduct. Lieutenant-General Frances Allen has been named vice chief of

Pakistan announces $50mn defence credit line facility to Sri Lanka

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has offered $50 million new credit line to Sri Lanka for cooperation in the field of defence and security. The announcement was made by Prime Minister Imran Khan who concluded his two-day official visit to the island nation,

US-India defence ties

India has signed a military agreement with the United States for the sharing of sensitive satellite data and held dialogue aimed at countering the growing Chinese power in the region. The pact prompted quick reaction from Pakistan, warning of serious

Intel wins contract to help Pentagon develop chips

WASHINGTON: Intel said it has won a second-phase contract in a project aimed at helping the US military make more advanced semiconductors within the United States. Under the project, Intel will help the military develop prototypes of chips using its

Khattak calls for strengthening defence ties with Qatar, Egypt

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Defence Pervez Khattak received Ambassador for Qatar Sheikh Saoud bin Abdulrahman Al Thani called discussed a wide range of bilateral issues. The Defence Minister conveyed that Pakistan attaches great value to its relations with Qatar, adding that

Afghan soldier returns after receiving medical treatment in Pakistan

RAWALPINDI: An Afghan soldier has returned to his country after seeking treatment at the Combined Military Hospital (CMH) Peshawar. According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), Afghanistan Military authorities requested Pakistan Army for medical treatment of an Afghan National Defence

Two injured in cylinder blast at Karachi’s bakery

KARACHI: At least two people were wounded in a cylinder blast in a bakery at DHA Phase-II during the wee hours of Tuesday. The incident took place at around 3:30 am when an explosion at the Ideal Bakery was heard

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