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‘We want peaceful end to the current situation’: DG ISPR

RAWALPINDI: Expressing concern over unrelenting protests by religious groups following the top court’s verdict acquitting Asia Bibi in blasphemy case, military’s spokesperson Maj. Gen Asif Ghafoor on Friday asked religious parties to become a part of the legal process, ARY News reported. In a statement here, the director general Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said a review petition had been filed over the court decision, adding “it will be better if the law is allowed to run its course on the matter.” He said…

Warmonger Indian COAS gets flimsy again in his war waging remarks

NEW DELHI: Giving implausible statements regarding 'waging war' or launching 'surgical strike' against South Asian giant Pakistan, have become a norm for Indian Chief of Army Staff Bipin Rawat. In an interview with an Indian media outlet, it appears as if Pakistan has entirely taken over General Bipin's mind since he has made another threatening remarks merely in a week's time, saying "as soon as we get our government's approval, we will start the war." India's military head gave a very confusing statement, reflecting…

Gambhir roasted for getting personal with Afridi over Kashmir tweet

The Kashmir conflict between India and Pakistan has now extended to a social media tiff between cricketers. The decades-long dispute often evokes strong reactions from Indians and Pakistanis and this time it was no different. Former Pakistani captain Shahid Afridi and ex-India opener Gautam Gambhir were seen having a Twitter exchange over their own version of Kashmir violence. It all started when Afridi tweeted on Tuesday saying: 'the situation is appalling and worrisome in Indian-occupied Kashmir'. Appalling and…

Bajwa doctrine envisages ‘peaceful Pakistan’: DG ISPR

RAWALPINDI: Director General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor says if there is a Bajwa doctrine, it is for the security and making Pakistan a peaceful country. Though, the Bajwa doctrine (credited to Pakistan Army General Qamar Javed Bajwa) has nothing to do with the 18th Constitutional amendment, he said while responding to a query at a presser today. He highlighted that the doctrine should not confused with any other interpretation rather than developing a peaceful Pakistan. The DG…

‘Consensus in place to move forward together’, DG ISPR tells media after COAS-Senators meeting

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Army’s spokesperson (DG ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor says Army Chief Qamar Javed Bajwa briefed in detail the Senators about current security situation and it was followed a consensus “that Pakistan is a strong country and we will have to move forward together.” He said all the Senators praised the role of Pakistan Army. Director General Inter-Services Public Relations Major-General Asif Ghafoor told journalists that the Director-General Military Operations briefed the Committee of the Whole for…

DG ISPR says disappointed by Ahsan Iqbal’s statement

RAWALPINDI: Director General Inter Services Public Relations Major General Asif Ghafoor on Saturday said that he was disappointed by Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal's recent statement about his comments on economy, ARY News reported. "On this (statement) I am disappointed both as a citizen of Pakistan and a soldier," said the army's spokesman. Addressing a press conference in Rawalpindi, he also clarified that he never said that Pakistan's economy is in shambles. Ahsan Iqbal on Friday had said that DG ISPR should…

Chinese diplomat calls on ISPR chief, lauds army’s efforts

RAWALPINDI: Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM) of Chinese Embassy Lijjan Zhao on Wednesday called on Director General (DG) Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor and lauded the efforts of DG ISPR for strengthening coordination between the armies of two countries. According to Pakistan Army’s media wing, the Chinese DCM visited the ISPR and held a meeting with the Major General Asif Ghafoor. During the meeting, matters of mutual interest were discussed. The Chinese DCM praised the role of Pakistan…

Ehsanullah Ehsan will not be pardoned, says Asif Ghafoor

RAWALPINDI: Director General Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor on Monday said former Tehreek-e-Taliban spokesman Ehsanullah Ehsan has blood of several men on his hands, therefore, he will not be pardoned, ARY News reported. In an informal talk with journalists after media briefing, Asif Ghafoor said since Ehsan and his former peers had blood of many people on their hands, hence, action would be taken against them according to law of the state. He said the court verdict against the ex-TTP…

Khyber-4 operation: Two soldiers martyred, 52 terrorists killed, five arrested – DG ISPR

RAWALPINDI: Announcing successful completion of Khyber-4 operation in Rajgal Valley, Director General Inter Services Public Relations (DG ISPR) Major Gen Asif Ghafoor says 52 terrorists were killed and five arrested by the armed forces during the operation. The operation was launched under Radd-ul-Fasaad, a countrywide anti-terror initiative launched by the military to wipe out terrorists. Operation Khyber-4 was aimed at securing the international border with Afghanistan by preventing Daesh and other local militants on…