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PM, President, CJP attend wedding reception of army chief’s son

RAWALPINDI: Prime Minister Imran Khan, President Arif Alvi and Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar attended the valima ceremony of Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa’s son Saad Siddique Bajwa here on Monday. Other prominent among the guests who attended the wedding reception were National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser, Defence Minister Pervez Khattak, Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar, former army chief Gen (retd) Raheel Sharif, PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Aitzaz Ahsan, Khursheed Shah, PML-N…

UK acknowledges Pakistan’s extraordinary achievements in counter terrorism

LONDON: Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa met UK Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Sir Nicholson Carter to discuss regional security environment and matters of mutual interest.  Gen Bajwa was presented a guard of honour upon his arrival, according to a statement issued by the Inter-Service Public Relations (ISPR). The meeting between the top military officials of the two countries was followed by delegation level talks on security environment and cooperation. Later, Gen Bajwa called on UK…

Top army brass reviews geo-strategic environment, security

RAWALPINDI: The top brass of the Pakistan Army on Monday reviewed geo-strategic environment and security situation of the country. Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa presided over the 214th Corps Commanders' Conference at the General Headquarters, Rawalpindi, according to a statement issued by the Inter-Service Public Relations (ISPR). “Forum reviewed geo-strategic environment and security situation of the country including progress of ongoing stability operations under Operation Raddul Fasad (RuF).…

COAS, ISI chief discuss national security with PM Khan

ISLAMABAD: Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa and ISI Director General Lt. General Naveed Mukhtar called on Prime Minister Imran Khan here at PM House on Friday. According to a statement issued by the PM Office, the matters pertaining to national security and regional stability were discussed during the meeting. On Sept 13, the prime minister paid a visit to the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) headquarters where he said the government and people of Pakistan firmly stand behind their armed forces and…

Army chief signs death warrants of Amjad Sabri’s killers, 8 others

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa on Monday ratified the death sentences awarded to 10 hardcore terrorists, including two convicts in the murder case of famed Qawwali singer Amjad Sabri. The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the military’s media wing, said Gen Bajwa also endorsed life imprisonment handed down to five other terror convicts. Two militants – Ishaq alias Bobby and Asim alias Capri – convicted of their involvement in the killing of Amjad Sabri were said to be affiliated with…

Gen Bajwa visits Rawalpindi church, participates in Christmas celebrations

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa on Monday visited the Christ Church in Rawalpindi and participated in Christmas celebrations. The congregation gathered in the church to celebrate Christmas welcomed the army chief and thanked him for taking part in the festivities, according to a statement posted by Director General Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor on his official Twitter account. Speaking on the occasion, Gen Bajwa wished Merry Christmas to the entire Christian…

In-camera session: Gen Bajwa briefs Senate on national security

ISLAMABAD: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Tuesday arrived at the Parliament House to brief the senators on the national security in an in-camera session of the Committee of the Whole House. Director General Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) Naveed Mukhtar, Director General of Military Operations (DGMO) Maj Gen Sahir Shamshad Mirza and Director General Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) Maj General Asif Ghafoor are accompanying the army chief. Gen Bajwa is briefing the house on his recent…

US defence chief James Mattis arrives in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: United States Secretary of Defence James Mattis has arrived here on a day-long visit to hold talks with Pakistani civil and military leaders to persuade them to support the Trump administration's policy for Afghanistan. Mattis will hold meetings with Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Chief of Army Staff Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa, according to a statement issued by the US Defence Department. During the meetings, he will discuss regional security, peace, Afghan conflict and other bilateral issues.…

Tillerson arrives in Islamabad to discuss thorny issues

ISLAMABAD: US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Tuesday arrived here to hold comprehensive talks with Pakistan’s civil and military leadership on thorny issues. The visit comes on the heels of the US Secretary of State's surprise visit to Kabul on Monday where he renewed US support for the war-torn country days after the Taliban launched a spate of attacks they described as a “message” to America. He will meet Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif and Chief of Army Staff General…

General Bajwa meets Afghan diplomat to discuss security and border managament

RAWALPINDI: Ambassador of Afghanistan to Pakistan Omar Zakhilwal called on Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa at General Headquarters on Wednesday. According to the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), the military's media wing, issues of mutual interest including security situation and border management came under discussion during the meeting.  Gen Qamar expressed his grief over loss of innocent lives in the recent terrorists attacks in Afghanistan. The meeting came hours after a suicide…