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SP Tahir Dawar’s murder: Army says Afghanistan’s behaviour raises questions

RAWALPINDI: The Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) on Thursday said the slain SP Tahir Khan Dawar’s abduction from Islamabad, his murder in Afghanistan and follow up behavior of Afghan authorities raise questions, indicating “involvement or resources more than a terrorist organisation in Afghanistan.” “Brutal murder of SP Tahir in Afg is highly condemnable. We have lost a brave police officer. His abduction, move to Afg, murder and follow up behaviour of Afg authorities raise questions which indicate involvement or…

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 Army Captain martyred while counteracting IED in Mohmand

RAWALPINDI: An Army Captain on Wednesday embraced martyrdom while another soldier sustained critical wounds while counteracting an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in Mohmand district, said Director General, Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR). Disclosing details of the incident in his tweet, Major General Asif Ghafoor said, 25-year-old, Captain Zarghaam Fareed was martyred as he was neutralising an IED detected at Mohmad Gat in Mohmand District. Sepoy Rehan of the bomb disposal squad was critically injured in the…

Army Chief condemns killing of Maulana Sami ul Haq

RAWALPINDI: Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa has condemned the killing of Jamiat-e-Ulema-e-Islam (JUI-S) Chief Maulana Sami ul Haq, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement on Friday night. Director General ISPR Maj. Gen. Asif Ghafoor has said that the Army Chief has expressed heartfelt sorrow and sympathy with the bereaved family of Maulana Sami ul Haq. JUI-S chief Maulana Sami ul Haq was assassinated at his residence in Rawalpindi on Friday evening. Speaking to ARY News, Hamid ul Haq, the son…

Army chief discusses regional security with Qatar’s deputy PM

RAWALPINDI: Qatar’s Deputy Prime Minister Mohammad bin Abdul Rahman Al Thani called on Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa here at the General Headquarters.  According to a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), matters of mutual interest, including regional security issues, were discussed during the meeting. The army chief said that Pakistan will continue to positively contribute towards regional peace and stability. In his remarks, Mr Thani, who is also the foreign…

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…

COAS Bajwa calls on Italian military, civilian leadership

ROME, ITALY: Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Wednesday visited Italy and called on  Chief of Italian Army, Italian Defence Minister and the Secretary General of Defence. According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the officials from both sides discussed enhancing bilateral defence and security cooperation including potential joint initiatives. The Italian leadership was highly appreciative of the role played by Pakistan in regional stability and also towards global security, said the…

8-year old boy injured in firing by Indian troops at LoC

RAWALPINDI: Indian troops on Sunday resorted to unprovoked firing in Chiri Kot sector along the Line of Control (LoC), injuring an eight-year old boy. The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said: “Indian troops from posts on Line of Control in Chiri Kot Sector opened fire on civil population. An 8 years old boy Khayam got seriously injured." The injured was rushed to a nearby hospital, it said and added Pakistani troops effectively responded to the Indian post. Last month, a civilian named Abdul Rauf was killed…

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…

Lt. Gen. Asim Munir appointed new ISI chief

RAWALPINDI: Lieutenant General Asim Munir has been appointed the new Director General of Pakistan’s premier intelligence agency, Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI),  according to a statement of Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR). PM Khan was due to appoint the new head of the ISI after the incumbent chief of the country’s spy agency, Lt-General Naveed Mukhtar, retired on Oct 1. Read: ISI is Pakistan’s first line of defence: PM Imran Traditionally, the coveted slot of DG ISI, considered the most powerful after the…