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General Public is requested to report any suspicious activity in Punjab, Balochistan and Sind regarding terrorists at universal no 1135 and for KPK at 1125. These numbers can be dialed directly without any code from mobile or PTCL No. Ops Zarb-e-Azb: Khyber update; Significant effects achieved by air strikes last night targeting terrorists in area Close to Afghanistan border. Masatul Pass linking Khyber-Afghanistan, used by Terrorists for mov to Afghanistan seized by own forces. Noose being tightene. Terrorist dislodged from Sokh, Central area of Ops. Serious setback to terrorists with large casualties. Own forces consolidating. (@AsimBajwaISPR)

Press Release
Rawalpindi - March 17, 2011: 

Chief of Army Staff, General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, strongly condemns the Predator Strike carried out today in North Waziristan Agency resulting into loss of innocent lives. It is highly regrettable that a jirga of peaceful citizens including elders of the area was carelessly and callously targeted with complete disregard to human life. In complete violation of human rights, such acts of violence take us away from our objective of elimination of terrorism. It is imperative to understand that this critical objective can not be sacrificed fortemporarytactical gains. Security of people of Pakistan, in any case, stands above all.

Pakistan Army condoles with the families whose dear and near ones have been martyred in this senseless attack. Pakistan Army shares the grief of people of Waziristan. Troops on ground have been ordered to render all possible assistance to bereaved families.

Pakistan Army wishes to assure brave people of Waziristan that we shall do our best and utmost to protect their life, honour and dignity at all costs. Pakistan Army is fighting the terrorists and not its brethren in tribal areas.

Pakistan Army has already launched a protest in the strongest possible terms. It has been highlighted clearly that such aggression against people of Pakistan is unjustified and intolerable under any circumstances.  

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Press Release
Ankara - March 17, 2011: 

Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, General Kahlid Shameem Wynne, who is on an official visit to Turkey called on HE Mr Abdullan Gul President of Turkey. Chairman apprised the President about the ongoing efforts of Pakistan in fighting the menace of terrorism. He also conveyed gratitude for support rendered to flood affectees. Turkey shares convergent perception about the emerging global and regional geo-strategic environment and desires to further strengthen the relationship through bilateral exchanges.
Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee called on Turkish General Staff Headquarters where he was received by Commander of Turkish Armed Forces General Isik Kosaner. A smartly turned out Tri Service guard of honour presented salute. Chairman and Turkish counter part discussed matters of mutual interest and reiterated strengthening of military cooperation between the two countries. Later, he met with Mr Vecdi Gonul Turkish Minister of Defence and discussed issues of bilateral and regional interest.
 Earlier, Chairman Joint Chiefs of staff Committee visited Anitkabir, Ataturk’s Mausoleum to pay homage to the Great Turkish Leader and founder of modern Turkey.

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Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, General Kahlid Shameem Wynne meeting with HE Mr Abdullan Gul President of Turkey during his visit to Turkey. (17-3-2011) – Photo ISPR

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