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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. Train Accident Update: Total bodies recovered till now 17. Search continues. Update: Initial investigation, Railway Bridge collapsed. shaheed confirmed 12 including Comd of unit, Lt.col Amir.8 bodies found. Rescue continues. 4 bogies of special train carrying mil troops to Kharian fell over bridge near Jamke Chattha in Canal. Rescue underway. Casualties expected. (@AsimBajwaISPR)
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Today on 2 Jul at about 1200 hrs 4x bogies of special train bound for kharian carrying military troops derailed over Chanawan Bridge on upper lower chanawan kanal near Jamkey Chattha and fell down in the kanal. Rescue efforts including army aviation helicopters and SSG divers under way to save the precious lives. 80 x passengers have been rescued so far including 5 injured. 5 dead bodies have been retrieved while 4x passengers are missing. Details to follow.

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An RPG-7 rocket and few rounds of small arms were fired on Angoor Adda gate from Afghan side due to which 2 Pakistani security personnel were injured. Pakistani troops responded and targeted positions from where fire was coming.

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Update: Zarb-e-Azb

23 terrorists including foreigners were killed in areas closer to Pak-Afghan border in Khyber and North Wazirastan agencies today in aerial strikes. Huge ammunition dump also blown up in strikes in Khyber Agency.

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Lieutenant General Ishfaq Nadeem Ahmed, Commander Multan Corps visited parents of  Lt col Iftikhar jamil Shaheed and offered Fateha.While talking to the Shaheed's parents, General Ishfaq Nadeem said that your son has given supreme sacrifice for the defence of motherland and the whole nation salute to  its heroes for their valor . It may be recalled that  Lt col Iftikhar jamil embraced Shahadat due to IED attack in FR Bannu on Tuesday.

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Update Khyber 2

20 terrorists including some of their important commanders were killed in precise aerial strikes in remote areas of Khyber Agency today. Reports of about 18 terrorists injured also in strikes.

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General Raheel Sharif, Chief of Army Staff spent entire day with troops and tribals in Khyber Agency today. He first visited Jawaro near Pak-Afghan border  and reviewed the progress of ongoing operation in its concluding phase. While talking to troops, he commended their professional commitment and paid rich tributes to them for their sacrifices in restoration of peace and normalcy to the troubled region of Khyber Agency.

COAS said the terroristís strongholds in the agency have been reduced and now fight is in progress in the last few pockets, close to Pak-Afghan border. Noose has been tightened and terrorists will not be allowed to reestablish themselves. COAS said that the area in which operation has been carried out was heavily infested with IEDs, mostly foreign made and that after NWA, terrorists in Khyber Agency were using the most rugged terrain as their prepared strongholds.

He also visited de-radicalization centre in Bara, where surrendered of Operation Khyber are being imparted education and vocational training.

COAS complimented the tribal brethren for their full support to evict terrorists from the agency and also appreciated their resolve of not allowing terrorists to return to these areas. He specially paid rich tributes to Shuhada and wounded.

COAS also Complimented the efforts of all Law Enforcement Agencies, in their counter terrorism efforts all across the country. While alluding to the end objective, COAS affirmed that all terrorists, their facilitators, abettors and financiers will be apprehended and brought to justice. COAS acknowledged and appreciated the support of entire nation and avowed that Inshallah with unflinching national resolve and clear direction, we will accomplish our end objective of a terror free Pakistan.   Earlier on his arrival at Khyber Agency, COAS was received by Lieutenant General Hidayat Ur Rehman, Corps commander 11 Corps.

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COAS having a look at recovered weapons from terrorists during his visit to Khyber Agency today


COAS shaking hand with a soldier  during his visit to Khyber Agency today


COAS  having a look at  huge cache of weapons and ammunition recovered from terrorists during his visit to Khyber Agency today

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Tweet No. 1   #COAS: Whole 16 Jun spent witnessing dynamic defence expo. Highly impressive display of all types arms, aircrafts, helicopters -1/4

Tweet No. 2 Both sides keen in collaboration. Discussed ways to enhance cooperation, more mil exchanges to benefit from each otherís combat experience 2/4

Tweet No. 3 COAS called on Chairman State Duma of Russian Fed. He appreciated Pak efforts for stability in region, ongoing Ops-3/4

Tweet No. 4 Will stand by Pak in its fight vs terrorism, extremism for stability in region. Our relations independent, more consistent, will further grow 4/4

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General Raheel Sharif, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) met Russian Land forces Commander, Colonel General Oleg Sayukov. Discussion; regional security, bilateral def coop & high level military exchanges.

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COAS arrived at Moscow on 3 days official visit. Very elegant Guard of honour ceremony held infront of Kremlin in his honor.

Wreath laying at tomb of unknown soldiers. Heart warming to see Russian band play Pak anthem perfectly. Meetings to follow.

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COAS Visit Russia

COAS Visit Russia

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1. COAS-Navy Parade: Entire world endorses our security concern. Ceasefire violation, blood letting in Baluchistan, FATA, Karachi manifest enemy hostile intent.

2. Pakistan shown willingness to cooperate with other nations for peace but not at expense of our national interests, sovereign rights, national pride.

3. Ready to pay any price to protect our nationhood, safeguard interest, be it Kashmir, development of new ports, exploitation of natural resources.

4. CPEC (China Pakistan Economic Corridor) holds enormous potential for transforming lives of region's people. Acutely aware of enemy campaigns, will defeat designs against it.

5. CPEC with Gwadar Port as its catalyst will be built & developed as one of most strategic deep sea port in the region at any cost whatsoever.

6. Entire nation expresses resolve to eliminate terror menace. Operation ZarbeAzb delivering decisive results. Terrorists resorting to desperate actions.

7. Battle vs terrorism won't be won by Armed Forces alone. Encouraging to see entire nation pursuing this national effort with great sense of purpose.

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One Year Update of Zarb-e-Azb

1. Zarb-e-Azb: 1 year since start,significant achievements in FATA specially NWA&Khyber. Strong holds, Communication Infrastructure, sanctuaries largely cleared.

2. Zarb-e-Azb: Op moves to last few pocketts close to Pak-Afgn border. So far 2763 terrorists killed, 837 hide out destroyed. 253 tons explosive recovered.

3. Zarb-e-Azb: 9000 IBOs apprehended thousand terrorists, abettors & killed 218 hard core terrorists in cities. 347 offrs, soldiers embraced shahdat.

4. Zarb-e-Azb: 18087 weapons including Heavy Machine Guns, Light Machine gun, sniper rifles, rocket launcher, AK-47s searched out of terrorists hide outs from NWA alone. Base denied

5. Zarb-e-Azb: Whole nation came together to totally eliminate terrorism from Pak Media, civ society playing +ve role to help end menace.

6. Zarb-e-Azb: Will continue ops for terror free Pak.Few effects; improved envmt; Chinese Pres & other dignitaries' visits, Pak-Zimb cricket, CPEC.

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Vice Admiral Volozhinskiy Andrey Olgertovich, Deputy Chief of Main Operations, Director of the General State Armed Forces of Russian Federation, called on General Rashad Mahmood, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee. During the meeting both the dignitaries discussed matters related to security challenges, mutual interests and agreed to enhance mutually beneficial cooperation between the two Armed Forces.

Vice Admiral Volozhinskiy is heading a Russian Federation Armed Forces delegation to hold First Pakistan-Russia Staff Talks at the Joint Staff Headquarters.

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Vice Admiral Volozhinskiy Andrey Olgertovich, Deputy Chief of Main Operations, Director of the General State Armed Forces of Russian Federation, called on General Rashad Mahmood, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee Pakistan

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