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Army reiterates support to all state institutions

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Tuesday presided over the 215th Corps Commanders’ Conference at the military’s General Headquarters in Rawalpindi. According to a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the conference reviewed geo-strategic environment and security situation in the country. “Progress of ongoing operations, fencing along Pak-Afghan border, situation along Eastern Border including Indian ceasefire violations and deliberately targeting of innocent…

Funeral prayers of martyred army officer offered in Peshawar

PESHAWAR: The funeral prayers of Army Captain Zarghaam, who embraced martyrdom while neutralising an Improvised Explosive Device (IEC) in Mohmand today, was held at Peshawar Cantt.  Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Shah Farman, Corps Commander Lieutenant General Shaheen Mazhar Mehmood, ISPR Director General Major General Asif Ghafoor, provincial ministers and government officials attended the funeral prayers. The mortal remains of the martyred army officer were dispatched to his native town for burial with full military…

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…

Army rescues stranded Deosai tourists

RAWALPINDI: Rescue and relief mission to evacuate 20 stranded tourists, including a foreigner, was successfully undertaken by Pakistan army in Deosai near Skardu. The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the military's media wing, said the stranded individuals were searched and rescued by the army's aviation helicopters. The commander of the Force Command Northern Area also met the stranded tourists. One tourist has also been evacuated in Skardu and his health is said to be stable. The army in coordination with…

By-elections: Polling ends peacefully, vote count begins

KARACHI/ISLAMABAD: The polling for by-elections on 11 National and 24 provincial assemblies has ended without any major disruption amid stringent security. More than five million registered voters, around 2.3 million women and over 2.7 million men, exercised their right to vote. Overseas Pakistanis voted for the first time in the by-polls through iVoting. The polling started at 8am and continued till 5pm without any break. A total of 374 candidates are contesting the by-elections. The major NA constitutes where…

Army to guard polling stations in by-elections

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) says that Pakistan Army will take charge of the security during by-elections due on October 14. According to reports, the officers will be deployed inside and outside the polling stations under Article 220 and 245 of the Constitution. They will continue to perform their duties till October 15. A security plan has been chalked out to ensure foolproof security for sensitive polling station on by-election day. ECP has completed all necessary arrangements for…

ISPR clarifies against fake social media accounts of army officers

RAWALPINDI: The Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) on Wednesday clarified against the presence of fake accounts of army officers on social media sites. According to a statement by the military's press wing, neither does the Director General Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) nor any officer of the Pakistan army maintains an official account on any social media platform. It further said that there is only one official account by army spokesman DG ISPR Major General Asif Ghafoor. Therefore, it said that all such…

PM, CJCSC discuss matters pertaining to armed forces

ISLAMABAD: Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee General Zubair Mahmood Hayat called on Prime Minister Imran Khan in Islamabad today. According to a statement released from PM House, the PM and the CJCSC discussed professional matters pertaining to armed forces during the meeting. Last month, Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa and ISI Director General Lt. General Naveed Mukhtar too called on Prime Minister Imran Khan at PM House. Matters pertaining to national security and regional stability were…

Indian army will be taught a lesson in case of war: Musharraf

DUBAI: Former president General (retd) Pervez Musharraf also responded to recent threatening statements by Indian army chief and the fallout after the peace talks between the two countries were cancelled. In a video message, the All-Pakistan Muslim Leader (APML) leader strongly criticised the irresponsible statements being issued by the Indian civil and military leaders. He said that Indian should realise that Pakistan army is brave and one of the best in the world. "Pakistan army is a hardened army. It is fighting in…