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Pakistan armed forces extends best wishes on UN Day

RAWALPINDI: Pakistan armed forces has extended its best wishes to the United Nation on the 73rd UN Day which is being observed today, said a statement from the Inter Services Public Relations. Pakistan has contributed over 200,000 troops to 46 UN Missions in 28 countries. Around 156 peace keepers from Pakistan have also sacrificed their lives for global peace. "Pakistan Armed Forces extend best wishes to UN on its 73rd UN Day. Pakistan to date has contributed over 200000 troops in 46 UN Missions in 28 countries. We…

Armed Forces to be strengthened in terms of resources, equipment: defence minister

ISLAMABAD: Defence Minsiter Pervez Khattak on Monday said the Armed Forces of Pakistan would be strengthened in terms of resources and equipment. "Defence of the country will be made impregnable," he said while speaking during an introductory meeting with senior officers of the ministry in Rawalpindi. The minister was briefed about the role and functions of the ministry and its allied organizations. Meanwhile, Zubaida Jalal also assumed the charge of Ministry of Defense Production in Rawalpindi. On arrival at the…

ECP completes printing of 220 million ballot papers in 16 days

ISLAMABAD: Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) achieved its target of printing 220 million ballot papers in 16 days which started on July 1, sources privy to the development shared. According to ECP officials, the process of distribution of ballot papers has been initiated in several districts under the supervision of armed forces. READ MORE: ECP directs not to carry out load shedding on July 25, 26 Three printing presses were employed to print ballot papers. The papers used for printing were exported from Britain and…

ECP denies security officers responsible for submitting election results

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan has denied the impression that the security forces will be responsible for the submission of election results, saying that their role will be confined to security and maintaining law and order at polling stations. ECP Secretary Babur Yaqub, speaking to media out the commission’s office on Tuesday, said those candidates who have claimed to have received threats or have security concerns should come forward, and those parties who candidates are being picked up can also submit…

Armed forces back call for construction of dams

ISLAMABAD: Backing a call for the construction of Diamer-Bhasha and Mohmand dams in the country, Pakistan armed forces on Monday announced to make contributions for the purpose. In a tweet, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) director general Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor announced: “Pakistan Armed Forces contributing to Diamer-Basha & Mohmand Dam Fund. Officers of Pak Army, Navy and Air Force will contribute their 2 days’ pay while soldiers one day’s pay to the announced fund for this national cause.” Pakistan Armed…

Report on helpline if someone calls on behalf of armed forces: ISPR

RAWALPINDI: In a public awareness message, spokesperson of the armed forces, Director General Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor on Monday asked people to report on their emergency helpline if any call is made to you on behalf of the Pakistan Army. "There are reports of fake telephone calls being made to general public by individuals impersonating as Pakistan Armed Forces officials. The impersonators try to seek personal details like CNICs, bank accounts etc on the pretext of census verification…

ECP seeks deployment of 350,000 soldiers for elections

ISLAMABAD: Gearing up to approve the final security plan for the polls, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has requested the Ministry of Defence to approve deployment of at least 350,000 armed forces personnel in the upcoming general elections, scheduled on July 25. The ECP, in this regard has also sent a summary to the minister and is awaiting reply. The core purpose of the deployment of military will be maintaining law and order during the elections countrywide. In the meeting on May 28, the ECP officials had…

Armed forces felicitate nation on Eid

RAWALPINDI: Pakistan armed forces on Friday wished a very happy Eid to all the nation, Eid-ul-Fitr will be celebrated across the country on Saturday. “Armed Forces of Pakistan, CJCSC (Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee) and services chiefs wish a very happy Eid to fellow Pakistanis,” reads a statement issued by the media wing of armed forces, Inter Services Public Relations, on the eve of Eid. “We owe this festivity in a peaceful environment to all our Martyrs & Ghazis. Salute to them. May Allah continue His…

Political parties, senior judges, armed forces condemn firing incidents at Justice Ijaz’s house

KARACHI: The ruling and opposition parties as well as armed forces and senior judges on Sunday condemned the incidents of firing at the residence of Supreme Court judge, Justice Ijaz ul Ahsan in Model Town, Lahore. Unidentified gunmen fired shots at the residence of the SC. According to the details, two separate incidents of firing took place on Saturday night and Sunday morning. There were no reports of anyone receiving injuries as a result of the firing. Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi condemned the incident…