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Our peace efforts should not be mistaken as weakness, President Alvi opens IDEAS’18

KARACHI: President Arif Alvi while opening the 10th edition of International Defence Exhibition and Seminar IDEAS-2018 on Tuesday, sternly elucidated that Pakistan's efforts for peace should not be mistaken as its weakness.  Speaking to a mix of international and national audience at the inauguration ceremony, President Alvi asserted, "War is no option; our weapons are for peaceful intent and will be used for defence, never for offence". Nevertheless, he clarified that peace efforts of Pakistan should not be…

KWSB be handed over to Pak Army, Rangers, demands PTI leader

KARACHI: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) lawmaker Khurram Sher Zaman on Monday demanded that Karachi Water and Sewerage Board (KWSB) be handed over to the Pakistan Army and Rangers to run its affairs. In a statement, the MPA predicted that water scarcity will lead to anarchy in the port city. He said the cost of the K-IV water project is increasing every day. Slamming the PPP-led provincial government, he asked the local government minister to quit upon his failure to ensure provision of water to the people of the city.…

Pakistan recovers five abducted Iranian guards

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistani armed forces and law enforcement agencies have safely recovered five Iranian guards who were abducted on the southeastern border between the two countries last month. The Foreign Office spokesperson, Dr Muhammad Faisal, said in a tweet statement that five abducted Iranian guards were recovered safely with concerted efforts of the Pakistani armed forces and law enforcement agencies. He said the recovered guards are in good health and being handed over to Iranian authorities, adding that…

UK envoy hails Pak army’s ‘fantastic response’ for airlifting Sikh pilgrims

ISLAMABAD: British High Commissioner to Pakistan Thomas Drew on Tuesday expressed gratitude to the Pakistan army for airlifting to safety 67 Sikh pilgrims stranded during the protests in Punjab. Sharing a video showing the Sikh pilgrims being airlifted by the army's helicopter on his Twitter account, the UK envoy wrote: “Last week the Pakistan Army airlifted to safety 67 British Sikhs on a pilgrimage in Pakistan.” “They’d been stranded at a service station by the protests. Fantastic response from the Pakistani…

Swat handed over to civil administration

SWAT: In a decade-long struggle for restoration of peace in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s troubled district of Swat, Pakistan Army on Monday transferred administrative authority to the civil administration at a special ceremony held here. Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mehmood Khan and Corps Commander Peshawar Lieutenant General Nazir Ahmed Bhut, Inspector General of Police (IGP) Salahuddin and GOC Swat Major General Khalid Saeed attended the ceremony, reported the state-run wire service. During the function which was also…

Pakistan army wins gold medal in Cambrian Patrol competition

RAWALPINDI: The Pakistan Army team has won gold medal for the fourth consecutive time, in the world’s toughest Cambrian Patrol competition held in Wales, United Kingdom. The eleven member Pakistani team was from a Battalion of Northern Light Infantry hailing from Gilgit-Baltistan, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said. According to the details, 134 teams from 31 countries participated in the two weeks long competition which started on October 8. Cambrian Patrol is mission and task oriented patrolling exercise of 48…

Pakistan successfully conducts training launch of Ghauri missile system

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Army on Monday successfully conducted the training launch of Ghauri missile system, ARY News reported. According to details, Army Strategic Forces Command conducted the launch aimed at testing the operational and technical readiness of the missile. The successful launch consolidates Pakistan’s nuclear capability which is aimed at peace and stability through a credible deterrence regime as Ghauri Ballistic Missile can carry both conventional and nuclear warheads up to a distance of 1300 kms.…

Six Pak Army Major Generals promoted to Lieutenant General rank

RAWALPINDI: Six Major Generals of Pakistan Army were promoted to the rank of Lieutenant General on Friday, said the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the media wing of Pakistan Army. The promoted General Officers include Major General Shaheen Mazhar, Major General Nadeem Zaki Manj, Major General Abdul Aziz, Major General Asim Munir, Major General Adnan and Major General Waseem Ashraf. In June this year, the Pakistan Army had approved the promotion of 37 brigadiers, including nine from the Army Medical Corps to…

53rd martyrdom anniversary of Major Aziz Bhatti being observed today

ISLAMABAD: The 53rd martyrdom anniversary of Major Raja Aziz Bhatti, who laid down his life for the defence of the country in 1965 war, is being observed today (Wednesday) across the country. Born in Hong Kong in 1928, Aziz Bhatti moved to Pakistan before Independence in 1947, living in the village of Ladian, Kharian, Gujarat. There he enlisted with the newly formed Pakistani Army and was commissioned to the Punjab Regiment in 1950. Aziz was posted in the Burki area of Lahore sector. As the company commander, he chose…

Pakistan Army donates over Rs 1 billion to dam fund

RAWALPINDI: Pakistan Army has donated more than Rs 1 billion to the fund set up by the Supreme Court for construction of Diamer-Bhasha and Mohmand dams. Army Chief Qamar Javed Bajwa met Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Saqib Nisar at the Supreme Court and handed him over a cheque of Rs 1.05 billion during the meeting. According to military’s spokesperson Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor, the army chief conveyed to the chief justice that ““Pak Army shall continue to contribute towards nation building as a national…