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. COAS in CENTCOM Asia Security Conf. Regional Peace and security discussed. Perpetual instability in Afgn had telling effects on the region. Despite hurdles,peace and recon of vital importance for Larger settlement in Afgn. COAS Stressed on all stake holders to revive recon. Highlighted instability within and without has deeply affected socio-eco climate in Pak. With current approaches to restore stability within, has opened up Eco opportunities for Pak and the region. Practical steps required to manage Pak-Afgn borders for gainful conclusion of Operation Zarb-e-Azb. A peaceful Afgn can open regional connectivity. CPEC benefits can be shared. Essential 4 socio-Eco dev of Pak to address menace of extremism. (@AsimBajwaISPR)

Press Release
Rawalpindi - June 20, 2009: 


1. During last 24 hours, 38 terrorists were killed and 6 were apprehended, while 6 soldiers including an officer embraced Shahadat; 17 soldiers including a Junior Commissioned Officer were injured in Malakand and South Waziristan Agency.

2. Swat
a.   Security forces successfully secured Kotlai, Chungai, Zara Khela and commenced operation towards Dagai. During exchange of fire with terrorists, 1 Security Forces personnel was injured.
b.   Terrorists ambushed security forces vehicle at road Udigram- Akhun Kalle, resultantly 3 soldiers embraced Shahadat 7 soldiers were injured.
c.    Terrorists fire raided at Shahdand Banda, Devolai and Totan Banda, resultantly 3 soldiers were injured. 6 terrorists were killed in exchange of fire with Security Forces.
d.    Security forces commenced clearance operation from Malakand to Thana. 1 soldier embraced shahadat during exchange of fire with terrorists.
e.    Security forces carried out search operation around Peochar, during exchange of fire with terrorists, 3 terrorists including brother of local terrorists commander Yousaf were apprehended. A complex of 4 tunnels was also destroyed.
f.    Security forces cleared villages Babu (2 km north of Biladram), Shakardarra, while 3 terrorists were apprehended and 3 IEDs were also neutralized.
g.    Clearance operation by Security Forces progressing well at Sakhara, Kharakai, Wanai and Lilbant.

3. Dir. Local elders Jirgas held a meeting with Security Forces on security situation of the area and expressed their support for the Government and Security Forces.

4. Bajaur.
a.    Security forces cleared area around village Asghar.
b.    Security forces party was ambushed at Hilal Khel, during heavy exchange of fire with terrorists, an officer Major Afzal and 1 soldier embraced shahadat and 6 soldiers were injured.

5. South Waziristan Agency. Terrorists had blocked the road between Tanai to Sarwaki in SWA. Road opening and road clearance operations are being conducted from Tanai to Sarwaki. 32 terrorists were killed in Sarwaki in retaliatory fire by Security Forces.

6. Restoration of Services at Mingora
a.    All the roads in Mingora city and Takhtaband by pass have been repaired for two way traffic by Army Engineers. Damage was caused to roads by terrorists.
b.    Malakand - Mingora road has also been repaired.
c.    Sui Gas repair work in city and surrounding villages has been completed except Kabbal and Rahimabad.
d.    500 lines of PTCL exchange are fully functional.


Press Release
Karachi - June 20, 2009: 

Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC), General Tariq Majid has said that "landmark achievements in military profession bring with them heavy responsibilities and challenges of leadership, command and resource management, both during peace and war". He was expressing his views while addressing the convocation ceremony of 22nd Air War Course at Air War College (AWC), Karachi.

He reiterated that Pakistan Air Force (PAF) has a proud history of professionalism and enviable sterling achievements; whenever called upon to espouse the sacred cause of national defence, PAF has fully demonstrated its ability to accept every challenge with courage and aplomb.

Paying tributes to PAF and its training institutions General Tariq said, "given its pivotal role in wars and very significant contributions now being made in the counter insurgency campaign in Tribal Areas, PAF has earned recognition for its exceptional performance both nationally and internationally. The nation feels confident that, whenever the occasion arises, PAF will, by the grace of Allah, deliver and measure up to its reputation. Such an enviable position of respect could not have been earned without the quality training imparted and highest traditions of professional excellence maintained at PAF training institutions.

While congratulating the graduates comprising officers from friendly countries, Pakistan Army and Navy on successful completion of the course, Chairman JCSC advised them to stay apace with contemporary geo-political and strategic changes, rapid advancements in aviation technology, employment concepts and latest trends in strategies to ensure that strenuous standards of a modernized air force are achieved by acquiring mastery in its application and management.

Earlier, on arrival at Air War College, Chairman JCSC was received by Actg Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Hifazat Ullah Khan and Air Vice Marshal Tubrez Asif (Commandant AWC).


Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee General Tariq Majid during convocation ceremony of 22nd Air War Course at Air War College (AWC), Karachi on Saturday. (20-6-2009)- Photo ISPR


Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee General Tariq Majid group photographed with the students of 22nd Air War Course during convocation ceremony at Air War College, Karachi on Saturday. (20-6-2009)- Photo ISPR


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