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Pakistan offers to share counter-terrorism expertise with UN

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Wednesday expressed willingness to share the successes of Operation Zarb-e-Azb, one of the largest counter-terrorism operations ever conducted, with the United Nations. "Pakistan has conducted successfully through Operation Zarb-e-Azb one of the largest counter-terrorism operations ever conducted. The lessons learnt and deep expertise gained by Pakistan’s armed forces and law-enforcement agencies constitute an invaluable resource available to the United Nations." This was stated by…

Forces unearth arms cache hidden underground in North Waziristan

PESHAWAR: The security forces have unearthed a large consignment of arms and munitions in North Waziristan tribal region, ARY News reported on Saturday. The troops found the arms and ammunition kept underground in Mir Ali tehsil of North Waziristan, sources said. According to security sources, the terrorists had kept the arms in their use underground during the Operation Zarb-e-Azb in the region. The arms kept hidden to keep them secret from the forces. However, during a search and clear operation in the region, the…

Terror Threat: Interior Ministry declares 31 KP education institutes ‘sensitive’

ISLAMABAD: Federal Interior Ministry on Monday declared at least thirty educational institutions in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) as 'sensitive', ARY News reported.  Interior Ministry has declared 16 universities and 15 colleges in the province sensitive due to security considerations, sources said. The ministry has forwarded a list of the institutions to KP government and the law enforcement agencies. It should be noted that the terrorists had targeted Army Public School (APS) Peshawar in biggest terror attack of the…

Trump’s travel ban will not affect Pakistan: Iqbal

WASHINGTON: Federal Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal has said that the travel ban imposed by United States President Donald Trump on seven Muslim-majority countries will not affect Pakistan, ARY News reported.  He was addressing a ceremony organized on Kashmir Solidarity Day in the Pakistani embassy in Washington. Pakistan's Ambassador to US Jalil Abbas Jillani, former ambassadors and large number of Kashmiris were present in the function. Iqbal, commenting on the government's performance, said that…

PM, COAS discuss national security, other issues in meeting

ISLAMABAD: Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa met Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in Islamabad on Tuesday, ARY News reported. According to a spokesman of Prime Minister House, the Army Chief discussed the issues of national and regional security and the situation at national borders. In the meeting that held at the Prime Minister’s House,  prevailing law and order situation in the county was also discussed. The ongoing Zarb-e-Azb operation in tribal areas and other anti-terrorism operations also came under…

Afghanistan must not play someone else’s game, warns Pakistan

PESHAWAR: In a clear reference to India, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar on Wednesday warned Afghanistan that its government must not get trapped in other deceptive plans. The interior minister, addressing media in Landi Kotal Khyber Agency, reiterated that peace in Pakistan was not possible without peace in Afghanistan and so the Afghan government must not play someone else’s game. With repeated terror incidents in the country, Nisar said Pakistan’s war against terrorism was not over yet. “Still some terrorists are…

COAS General Sharif pays farewell visit to Air Headquarters

ISLAMABAD: Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif on Saturday paid a farewell visit to Air Headquarters, according to a Pakistan Air Force (PAF) press release. On his arrival at the Air Headquarters, COAS Sharif was received by Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman and was presented guard of honour by the smartly turned out contingent of the PAF. After having an introduction with the Principal Staff Officers of PAF, both the Chiefs held a meeting in the office of the Chief of Air Staff. The…

Pakistan ready to respond to Indian adventurism, says PAF chief

KARACHI: Pakistan Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman Chief of Air Staff Sohail Aman on Thursday said that Pakistan is ready to respond to any adventurism by India, ARY News reported. He was speaking to media after visiting International Defence Exhibition and Seminar (IDEAS) 2016 in Karachi on Thursday. Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah Ni(M), Chief Minister Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah and Punjab Governor Malik Muhammad Rafique Rajwana also visited IDEAS 2016 and witnessed activities and…

Operation Zarb-e-Azb a ‘milestone for peace’ in Pakistan: Asfandyar

PESHAWAR: President of Awami National Party (ANP) Asfandyar Wali Khan has said that Operation Zarb-e-Azb has proved to be a milestone for peace in the country, ARY News reported. He was speaking to media in Peshawar on Sunday. Khan has said that Operation Zarb-e-Azb has been yielding results. He added that National Action Plan (NAP) was not implemented by the governments. "It would be unwise of anyone who doesn't appreciate the services of the army chief," he said. The ANP leader stated that it has been their…

Operation Zarb-e-Azb eradicated terrorist networks in Fata: COAS

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif has that Operation Zarb-e-Azb had irreversibly eradicated terrorist networks from Federally Administered Tribal Areas. The army chief while addressing the jirga of tribal elders during his visit to North and South Waziristan, said that we have made considerable gains in our operations and reached close to the total elimination of terrorism from our soil. He expressed satisfaction on the progress of return of Temporarily Displaced Persons and directed the concerned…