BAJAUR AGENCY: Pakistan Army captain and a soldier were martyred in firing from across the Pak-Afghan border, according to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR). The military’s public affairs wing in a statement confirmed that Captain Junaid Hafeez and sepoy Rahim succumbed to their wounds in the attack launched by terrorists from Afghanistan. In retaliatory fire from the Pakistan army soldiers, at least 10 terrorists were killed while others fled to the Afghan side of the border. In September this year, a 22-year…
ANGOOR ADDA: Pakistan's military took the rare step of flying international media to the border with Afghanistan Wednesday to showcase its efforts to harden the porous, militancy-wracked frontier: a chain-link fence shrouded in barbed wire. The roughly 10-foot tall fence — which Pakistan announced it had begun building in March — stretches through parts of the rugged tribal districts of North and South Waziristan along the Afghan border. Over recent decades militants from the Afghan Taliban, al-Qaeda, and other groups…
A heavy police presence, guarded convoys, new checkpoints and troop reinforcements have turned parts of the southern port city of Gwadar into a fortress, as Pakistan's powerful military seeks to protect billions of dollars of Chinese investment.
The quiet involvement of Pakistan's powerful military in its foreign policy this year paved the way for reviving a stalled dialogue with India, officials said, a thaw leading to the first visit to Pakistan by an Indian premier in almost 12 years.