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Kartarpur opening demonstrates Pakistan’s commitment to peace: Russian envoy

KARACHI: Alexey Y Dedov, the ambassador of the Russian Federation in Pakistan, hailed the move of the South Asain giant to open the Kartarpur Corridor for Sikh pilgrims in India. According to details, the envoy, speaking at Pakistan Institute of International Affairs on the topic of “Russia’s Stabilising Role in South Asia”, stated that Pakistan's decision of opening Kartarpur border shows the country's commitment towards peace and stability in the region. He further appreciated Pakistan's military crackdown against…

One killed, four injured in North Waziristan IED blast

PESHAWAR: At least a person killed and four others injured when an ‘old’ Improvised Explosive Device (IED) buried underground, went off on early Tuesday in the Darpa Khel area of North Waziristan tribal region, political administration told media. According to officials, the explosion took place at a time when the repatriation of internally displaced persons (IDPs) was underway. The blast occurred in a ground near Al Khalid Public School in the area. The deceased and all injured were local tribesmen, sources said.…

Women IDPs suffering from mental health disorders

The ongoing war against terrorism in FATA and the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has made huge strides to restore peace and stability in the region. However, there is one aspect which is often neglected in the rehabilitation process – the mental and psychological health of the internally displaced persons (IDPs) affected by the military operation. The Pakistan Army launched the Swat operation in 2009 which led to an unprecedented three million people to migrate and settle in camps in various areas KP. In 2014 the…

‘Butcher of Swat’ to be hanged by military court

RAWALPINDI: Notorious Taliban leader Muslim Khan, known as ‘Butcher of Swat’ will face the gallows after the army chief confirmed his death sentence alongside seven other terrorists this week. According to ISPR, Muslim Khan was a spokesman for a proscribed organisation. He was involved in the killing of innocent civilians, attacking armed forces and law enforcement agencies of Pakistan, which resulted in the death of 31 persons including Inspector Sher Ali of police and injuries to 69 others. He was among eight…

Army will continue to perform its role towards national security, pledges COAS

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa pledged on Tuesday that Pakistan Army would continue to perform its role towards national security. General Bajwa was addressing military officers at Rawalpindi Garrison today at General Headquarters (GHQ) auditorium, said a statement released by Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR). According to the ISPR, COAS address focused on professional matters and security challenges being faced by the country. The army chief also acknowledged and appreciated…

Defence Minister says Pakistan treating India well at LoC

ISLAMABAD: Khawaja Asif, Pakistan’s Defence Minister on Friday said that the armed forces were responding strongly and appropriately to a growing Indian hostility at the borders. “When they martyr one of our soldiers, they pick bodies of four Indian soldiers in a tit-for-tat response,” said the minister in the National Assembly session today. He said that India was finding it hard to see the success of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) while Pakistan’s Zarb-e-Azb offensive also dismantled an Indian terror network…

Zarb-e-Azb laid strong foundation of peace in Pakistan: COAS

LAHORE: Chief of the Army Staff General Raheel Sharif has said anti-terror operation Zarb e Azb has laid a strong foundation for peace and progress of the country. He said this during his visit to his alma mater, Government College University Lahore on Friday. He interacted with the students and faculty members and visited various sections of the premier institute. The Army Chief expressed optimism for a bright future of the country, saying Pakistanis are a great nation and our human resource is our real asset.…

Zarb-e-Azb brought prosperity, stability to region: Raheel

LAHORE: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif on Sunday said Operation Zarb-e-Azb had brought prosperity and stability to Pakistan and the region, ARY News reported. Talking to the culminating ceremony of 1st International Physical Agility Combat Efficiency System (PACES) competition of friendly countries, he said the tourney reflected preparedness and fitness of our troops. Pakistan Army hosted unprecedented cricket tournament of 18 leading armies of the world including Sri Lanka, England, Saudi Arabia, China…