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Internal, external challenges demand national response: Army Chief

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Tuesday said internal and external challenges facing Pakistan demanded a comprehensive national response and Army, in coordination with other institutions of the state, was fully engaged in enabling that response, ARY News reported. "Our nation has given innumerable sacrifices for attainment of peace," said COAS Qamar Bajwa while interacting with the participants of 3rd National Security Workshop Balochistan at General Headquarters in Quetta. The…

Saudi governor, COAS discuss regional security situation

Saudi Governor of Tabuk Prince Fahad Bin Sultan Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud called on Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Monday, said the military's media wing. According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), matters of mutual interests including regional security situation came under discussion during the meeting held at General Headquarters in Rawalpindi. Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammad Bin Salman Al Saud is set to visit Pakistan in a few weeks and announce an investment amounting to 15…

Pakistan’s progress linked to peace, development of Balochistan: army chief

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Saturday said that progress of Pakistan was linked to peace, stability and progress of Balochistan. He said this during a meeting with Balochistan Chief Minister Jam Kamal Khan. Overall security situation in the province was discussed during the meeting. Jam Kamal Khan appreciated efforts of Pakistan Army towards provision of enabling security environment for execution of socio-economic development projects as part of Khushal Balochistan Programme. Read…

Army will continue to support all state institutions for peace, stability: COAS

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa has reiterated his resolve for continued support to all state institutions for peace, stability and progress of the homeland, in best interest of the people of Pakistan, said Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).  Chairing the 216th Corps Commanders’ Conference at General Headquarters (GHQ) in Rawalpindi, the COAS said army will continue its support to all state institution for peace and stability of the beloved homeland. The Corps Commanders Conference…

Russia poses bigger threat to UK than terror groups: Army chief

LONDON: Russia "indisputably" now poses a bigger threat to Britain's security than terrorist groups like Islamic State (IS) and Al-Qaeda, the head of the British army said in an interview published Saturday. General Mark Carleton-Smith warned Moscow had shown a willingness to use its military to pursue its national interests while seeking to "exploit Western vulnerabilities". "Russia today indisputably represents a far greater threat to our national security than extremist threats such as Al-Qaeda and (IS)," he told…

Azerbaijan’s Chief of State Border Service calls on Gen Bajwa

RAWALPINDI: Azerbaijan’s Chief of State Border Service Colonel General Elchin Guliyev on Tuesday called on Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa at the General Headquarters. According to the Inter-Services Public Relations, they discussed matters related to mutual interest and regional stability in the meeting. Azerbaijan’s COSBS appreciated professionalism of the armed forces and its victories against terrorists, said the military's press wing. Earlier, Colonel General Elchin Guliyev laid a floral wreath at…

US chargé d’affaires to Pakistan calls on army chief

ISLAMABAD: US Chargé d'affaires to Pakistan Ambassador Paul Jones on Monday called on Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa at General Headquarters in Rawalpindi. Matters of mutual interest, including regional security with particular reference to Afghanistan, were discussed. Earlier this month while in Washington, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said that Pakistan wanted a peaceful Afghanistan for regional stability and development. Read More: Through building mutual trust, Pak-US relations can grow…

Gen Bajwa discusses regional security with Jordanian King

AMMAN: Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa arrived in Jordan on Tuesday for a three days visit and called on His Majesty King Abdullah II Ibn Al Hussain. According to the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), regional security situation and bilateral cooperation were discussed. King Abdullah expressed earnest desire to enhance the cooperation between the two countries in multiple fields including security, defence production, education and investment opportunities. Gen Bajwa assured him that Pakistan has…