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Some elements trying to pull country back into confrontation: COAS

MULTAN: General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) on Friday said, "Some elements are wittingly or unwittingly trying to pull the country back into confrontation," Inter Service Public Relations (ISPR) reported. According to details, the COAS visited Multan Garrison to observe the training demonstration on combat readiness by an Armour Formation of the strike corps. While speaking to military officers, he stated that the state shall not allow any element to create a confrontational environment "whether in…

US says will continue funding allies combating terrorism

NEW YORK: The United States (US) of America will continue to financially aid ally countries fighting the war against terrorism, said the US department of States spokesperson while exclusively talking to ARY News.  Helena White, the US official, laid stress on USA's desire to eliminate terrorism alongside its ally countries, highlighting that financial assistance to partner countries will be continued in this regard. Speaking about Pakistan-India relations, she shared "the USA aims to bring the world out of the threats…

Pakistan will emerge victorious in war against terror: Shahbaz

LAHORE: Chief Minister of Punjab Shahbaz Sharif has said that Pakistan will emerge victorious in the war against terrorism, ARY News reported. CM Punjab, speaking on Tuesday, said that terrorists will not be successful in lowering the spirits of the nation by carrying out cowardly attacks. The chief minister said terrorists -- shedding the blood of innocent civilians -- will be taken to their logical end. He also said that the enemies of Pakistan don't want the country to progress. He said that Senior Superintendent…

US express condolence over loss of life in Lahore suicide attack

ISLAMABAD: United States has condemned the Lahore suicide blast which claimed the lives of at least 13 people on Monday evening, ARY News reported. At least 13 people, including two top police officers of Punjab, were killed and around 108 people were injured in a suicide attack during protests staged by chemists at Lahore's Mall Road. Acting spokesman of US States Department Mark Toner said that United States stands with Pakistan in the war against terrorism. He said that terrorists targeted peaceful protesters and…

Pakistan fighting war against terror on its own: Bilawal

WASHINGTON: Chairman of Pakistan People's Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has said that Pakistan is seemingly fighting the war against terrorism on its own, ARY News reported on Tuesday. Addressing a think tank in United States' capital Washington, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said that Pakistan Army is determined to eradicate terrorism from the country. "Pakistan's role and sacrifices in the war against terrorism cannot be ignored," he added. Bilawal said that Islamic extremism was not a tap that can be turned on and…

US considers Pakistan a vital country, says ambassador

WASHINGTON: Pakistani Ambassador in the United States Jalil Abbas Jillani has said that US considers Pakistan a vital country in the region, ARY News reported. He was speaking at a luncheon hosted in his honour by Pak-American Business Association (PABA). Jillani said that the Trump administration has hinted that it will cooperate with Pakistan. He also said that the bilateral ties between the two countries are improving. The envoy said that Pakistan requires America's cooperation in the war against terrorism.…

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…

US welcomes change of guard in Pakistan Army

WASHINGTON: United States has appreciated the change of guard in Pakistan Army and felicitated the new chief of Pakistan Army General Qamar Javed Bajwa, ARY News reported. Deputy Spokesperson of the state department Mark Toner was addressing a press briefing here. Replying to a question raised by an Indian journalist, the spokesman said that COAS Bajwa should be given time to work as he has just taken charge of his office. When the Indian journalist accused Pakistan of harboring terrorists, the spokesman said that…