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COAS thanks all participants for their video messages on #PakDay and Pakistani Media for making #HumSabKaPakistan Campaign a success. (@OfficialDGISPR) Assist Punjab Rangers in operations. Report suspicious activity / information related to terrorism in Punjab direct to Punjab Rangers on following.. Call: 04299220030/99221230 SMS: 03408880047 WhatsApp: 03408880100 Email: [email protected] Postal Address: Headquarters Pakistan Rangers Punjab. 33 Ghazi Road Lahore 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.
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General Qamar Javed Bajwa Chief of Army Staff (COAS) visited Pak-Afg Border areas in Mohmand and Orakzai Agency. COAS was given detailed briefing about border security arrangements, cross border terrorist threat and recent terrorist attacks from across on the Pakistani posts.

COAS interacted with troops at Suran and Kalaya. He hailed their high morale, operational preparedness and effective response to recent cross border terrorists attacks. He appreciated killing of 5 terrorists including high value terrorist Duran in recent IBO and greatly valued shahadat of Major  Mudassar and two soldiers during the operation. General Qamar Javed Bajwa said that  he is proud of great sacrifices made by security forces and people of Pakistan in the effort to clean our country from these fasaadis.

COAS said that fencing on Pak-Afg Border has commenced and for this border areas in Bajaur and Mohmand agencies are first priority being high threat zones. Additional technical surveillance means are also being deployed along the border besides regular air surveillance. He said that Pak Army shall employ all resources required for defence of our beloved motherland and safety / security of peace loving Pakistani tribes.

COAS said that efforts are in hand to evolve a bilateral border security mechanism with Afghan authorities. A better managed, secure and peaceful border is in mutual interest of both brotherly countries who have given phenomenal sacrifices in war against terrorism. COAS said that mainstreaming of FATA is in the best national interest. Development works are also being implemented expeditiously to bring enduring peace and stability in the area.

Earlier, on arrival, COAS was received by Commander Peshawar Corps Lieutenant General Nazir Ahmed Butt.

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COAS thanks all participants for their video messages on Pak Day and Pakistani Media for making #HumSabKaPakistan Campaign a success.

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Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa visited Line of control (LOC) in Kel Sector and forward post at Sharda. General Officer Commanding Murree Major General Azhar Abbas briefed him on situation along LOC and Cease Fire Violations (CFVs) by India in recent months. COAS was also apprised regarding Army's support to ongoing Housing and Population Census.

COAS appreciated state of operational preparedness and response to CFVs. He said that Indian propaganda regarding presence of miscreants along LOC is aimed at spreading unrest in Azad Jammu & Kashmir (AJ&K), which will never succeed. People of AJ&K are fully aware of Indian atrocities in Indian Held Kashmir (IHK) and Indian agendas. He said that Pakistan Army shall continue to ensure protection and security of people along LOC. He also directed to ensure progress and development works in the area in coordination with AJ&K government.

Earlier, on arrival, COAS was received by Commander Rawalpindi Corps Lieutenant General Nadeem Raza.

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  • COAS congrats participants, spectators & nation on successful Parade. Appreciates security arrangements.
  • COAS thanks China, Turkey, KSA & CDF South Africa for participation. Pakistan is significant in comity of nations. We are a peaceful country.
  • COAS acknowledges sacrifices of Ghazis & Shaheeds; "You are our heroes, your sacrifices shall not go waste. We owe our peace and independence to you".
  • "Nation to stay steadfast for cleaning 'Our Pakistan' from fasaadis. Enemies of Pakistan to lay off". COAS

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Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad. FC KPK  conducted an IBO in village Mirak, Kalaya, Aurakzai Agency early this morning. 5 terrorists including high value target  terrorist Duran of  TTP killed. In exchange of fire Major Mudassar and Sepoy Mateehullah  embraced shahadat.

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Namaz-e- Janaza of Shaheed Maj Mudasar Sagheer  and Shaheed Sep Matiullah who embraced shahadat during exchange of fire with terrorists in Orakzai today offered at Corps HQ  Peshawar.

Corps Comd Peshawar Lt Gen Nazir Ahmed Butt and other Civil / military officials attended. Jasde Khakis will be taken to their native areas where they wil be burried with full military  honour.

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Operation Radd ul Fasad. BSN Ferrari Commander along with 20 other persons surrendered to Pakistan Rangers Punjab. Surrendered Ferrari informed that they had been funded and supported by Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) of India through Brahamdagh Bugti. He added that they were kept misinformed and fed with negative narrative over decades, totally unfounded and against the realities.  By design, people of Balochistan living in far flung areas were kept aloof. Surrendered Ferraries apologized of their past deeds where huge damage was caused to the state and committed to live a normal life and contribute in the prosperity of Pakistan. He also to appealed to other ferraries surrender to the Government of Pakistan.

Director General Pakistan Rangers Punjab, Major General Azhar Naveed Hayat Khan appreciated Rangers and other LEAs for their efforts in ongoing operations.

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Pakistan Navy Ships NASR and SAIF arrived at the Malaysian port of Langkawi to participate in Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace (LIMA) Exhibition 2017.  Pakistan Navy flotilla is commanded by Commodore Zaka ur Rehman, Commander 25th Destroyer Squadron. Upon arrival at Langkawi, PN Ships were received by senior officials of Royal Malaysian Navy and Pakistan Embassy staff.

Pakistan and Royal Malaysian Navies enjoy very warm and cordial relations based on various commonalities. Royal Malaysian Navy actively participated in recently conducted Multinational Naval Exercise AMAN-17 at Karachi, under the auspices of Pakistan Navy.

Pakistan Navy Ships also regularly participate in the biennially held LIMA exhibitions/exercises at Langkawi to promote friendship and interoperability with Malaysia and other regional countries. This time too, a SWORD Class Frigate SAIF and Combat Support Ship NASR with onboard helicopters is participating in LIMA 17. Upon culmination of this event, PN and RMN ships and aircraft will also conduct first bilateral naval exercise MALPAK-17, which is a testimony of growing cooperation between the two Navies. 

It is expected that recent visit by PN Ships to Malaysia and participation in (LIMA) Exhibition 2017 will further strengthen bilateral relations and naval collaboration between both the navies.

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Rear Admiral Mirsolaw MORDEL, Inspector of Polish Navy, Poland, who is on an official visit to Pakistan, called on General Zubair Mahmood Hayat, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee at Joint Staff Headquarters, Rawalpindi. Matters of mutual interests including maritime security and defence cooperation were discussed during the meeting.

Inspector of Polish Navy acknowledged sacrifices made by Pak Armed Forces in fight against terrorism.

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Rear Admiral Abdul Aleem has taken over the command as Commander Coast in an impressive change of command ceremony held at PNS IQBAL, today. On assumption of command, he is now Commander of all units and establishments of Pakistan Navy along the Coastal belt and Creeks Areas. Admiral would also head Special Services Group (Navy) and Pak Marines.

Rear Admiral Abdul Aleem was commissioned in Operations Branch of Pakistan Navy in 1984. The Admiral has distinguished career with wide ranging Command and Staff experience. His Command appointments include Command of Multinational Counter Piracy Task Force 151, 25th Destroyer Squadron and guided missile destroyer. 

His important Staff appointments include Deputy Chief of Naval Staff (Projects) at Naval Headquarters, Commandant PN War College and Flag Officer Sea Training. The Admiral is graduate of Pakistan Navy War College, US Naval War College and National Defence University Islamabad (NDU). 

In recognition of his meritorious services, the officer has been awarded Hilal-e-Imtiaz (Military).

On assumption of Command, the newly appointed Commander Coast was presented the Guard of Honour and was introduced to Commanding Officers of the units under command.

The ceremony was attended by a large number of Pakistan Navy officers and sailors.

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Rear Admiral Abdul Aleem takes over as Commander Coastal Command of Pakistan Navy held at PNS IQBAL

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Joint search and intelligence based operations conducted by Punjab Rangers, police and intelligence agencies in Rawalpindi, Islamabad, Attock,  Sialkot, Lahore, Kasur. 19 suspects apprehended. weapons, ammunition, Laptops, currency,  Sectarian Hate material and foreign passports  recovered.

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Pakistan Navy Ships NASR (A-47)  and SAIF (FFG-253) undertook port visit to Colombo, Sri Lanka during their Overseas Deployment to South East Asian countries.  Pakistan Navy flotilla is commanded by Commodore Zaka ur Rehman, Commander 25th Destroyer Squadron.

Upon arrival at Colombo, PN Ships were received by Commander Operations, Western Naval Base of Sri Lankan Navy and Defence Attaché of Pakistan to Sri Lanka. A large number of Sri Lankan Navy officers and men were also present on the occasion. Sri Lankan Naval band played welcome tunes including Pakistani national songs in the honour of visiting Pakistan Navy Ships.

 Mission Commander along with Commanding Officers of both ships called on Commander Western Naval Area, Rear Admiral Niraja Attygalle and Chief of Staff Sri Lankan Navy, Rear Admiral SS Ranasinghe.  A reception dinner was also hosted by the Mission Commander onboard PNS NASR.

On culmination of port visit, PN flotilla conducted exercises with Sri Lankan Navy Ships SAGARA (P-622) & SURANIMILA (P-702) in the Indian Ocean for the purpose of enhancing interoperability and operational coordination between the two Navies.

Pakistan Navy enjoys very warm and cordial relations with Sri Lankan Navy. Sri Lankan Naval Chief recently visited Pakistan to witness Multinational Naval Exercise AMAN 17 hosted by Pakistan Navy, wherein Sri Lankan Navy Ship also actively participated which amply manifests friendly relations between the two countries.

It is expected that recent visit by PN Ships to Sri Lanka will further strengthen bilateral relations and naval collaboration between both the navies.

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Commodore Zaka Ur Redman, Mission Commander of Pakistan Navy Ship NASR and SAIF called on Rear Admiral Niraja Attygalle, Commander Western Naval Area Sri Lankan Navy

Pakistan Navy Ship berthed at Port of Colombo, Sri Lanka for goodwill cum training visit


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Operation Radd ul Fasaad continues across the country. During last 24 hours 6 Intelligence Based Operations (IBOs) and 35 Cardon and search operations were conducted across the country. 35 suspects apprehended.

In Punjab Joint search and intelligence based operations were conducted by Punjab Rangers, police and intelligence agencies in DG Khan, Rawalpindi, Islamabad and Attock. 14 x suspects apprehended including 1 Afgani and 1 Baloch Sub Nationalist worker. Weapons, ammunition, currency and foreign passports also recovered.

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Indian unprovoked cease fire violaton along LOC in kot kehtera sector targetting civil population.  A 60 years old woman resident of Village Thandi kassi embraced shahadat. Pakistani troops effectively responded.

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Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah is on an official visit to USA. During the visit, the Naval Chief was conferred with US Legion of Merit by United States Chief of Naval Operations Admiral John Richardson, in an impressive ceremony held at US Navy Yard.

 A Full Honours Ceremony was held at US Navy Yard in the honour of Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah. Upon arrival at US Navy Yard, the Admiral was received by US Chief of the Naval Operations, Admiral John Richardson. A smartly turned out US Navy contingent presented him the Guard of Honour. Subsequently, Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah was conferred with United States Legion of Merit (Degree of Commander) by US Chief of the Naval Operations, Admiral John Richardson. US Legion of Merit is one of the highest Military Awards of the US Armed Forces that is bestowed for exceptionally meritorious conduct.

Later, Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah called on US Chief of the Naval Operations, Admiral John Richardson in his office at Pentagon. During the meeting the Naval Chief dilated upon matters of mutual interest including bilateral naval collaboration and security environment in Indian Ocean Region. Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah also thanked US Chief of Naval Operations for active participation of US Navy in Multinational Naval Exercise AMAN-17 conducted by Pakistan Navy at Karachi. US Chief of Naval Operations highly appreciated the professionalism of Pakistan Navy personnel and active role being played by Pakistan Navy for maritime security and stability in the region and congratulated Pakistan Navy for successful conduct of Multinational Naval Exercise AMAN-17. 

Earlier, during the meetings with Special Representative for Afghanistan & Pakistan Ms Laurel Miller, Principal Deputy Asst Secretary for Political-Military Affairs Ms Tina Kaidanow and Congressman Brad Sherman, matters of mutual interest were discussed. The Admiral highlighted Pakistan’s commitment and performance in fight against terrorism in general and Pakistan Navy’s efforts for maintaining regional peace and security in particular. The Dignitaries highly appreciated the role and contributions of Pakistan in spearheading various initiatives for maintaining peace and stability in the region.

Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah also met Deputy Commander US Fleet Forces Command, Vice Admiral Richard Breckenridge at US Fleet Forces Headquarters Norfolk Virginia, wherein he was given detailed briefings regarding US Fleet Forces Command.

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Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah Conferred with “US Legion of Merit” by US Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Johan Richardson


Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah during meeting with US Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Johan Richardson


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Terrorists from across the Pak-Bdr attempted physical attack on Pak FC Post in Khyber Agency. Pakistani troops Effectively responded. 6 terrorists killed. In exchange of fire two FC soldiers embraced shahadat.

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Suicide Bombers bid to attack FC  Training center at Shabqadar foiled. 2 Suicide bombers killed. 1 Frontier Constabulary soldier embraced shahadat and one was injured. Operation in progress.

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Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa met Chinese Foreign Minister Mr Wang Yi at Chinese Foreign Office Beijing. The minister expressed complete understanding of challenges faced by Pakistan, its geo-political relevance and contributions towards regional peace and stability. He said that China appreciates Pakistan's efforts to maintain good relationships with its neighbors including India and Afghanistan despite challenges. The minister thanked Pakistan for time tested support to China on core issues. Appreciated Pakistan's efforts for realization of CPEC as part of One Belt One Road (OBOR). He reiterated Chinese full spectrum support to Pakistan.

COAS thanked the minister and China on their acknowledgements and support. He said that Pakistan greatly values its strong friendship with China and looks forward to carry on with same zeal. COAS thanked the minister for Chinese diplomatic support to Pakistan on core issues.

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Preparations for 23rd March Parade are in full swing at Shakarparian parade ground Islamabad. Special feature of the parade this year will be participation of Peoples Liberation Army (PLA) China’s Tri Services and Saudi Special Force’s contingents and Turkish Jannisary Military band (Mehteran). Amongst other dignitaries, Chief of South African National Defence Force, General Solly Zacharia SHOKE will also witness the parade.


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Namaz-e- Janaza of Shaheed N/Sub Saeed khan and Shaheed L/NK Jehanzab  who embraced shahadat in exchange of fire with terrorists in Khyber Agency today has been offered at Corps HQ  Peshawar.

Governor KP Iqbal Zafar Jhagra, IG FC Maj Gen  Shaheen Mazhar  Mehmood and other Civil and  military officials attended. Jasde Khakis will be taken to their native areas where they wil be burried with full military  honour.

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Joint search and intelligence based operations were conducted by Punjab Rangers, police and intelligence agencies in DG Khan, Lahore, Rawalpindi, Islamabad, Sialkot, Shakargarh and Jand, Attock and Sheikhupura. 46 suspects apprehended including 11 Afghani. weapons and ammo also recovered.

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Pakistan Navy conducted successful test launch of Land based anti-ship missile today. The missile has advanced technology and avionics, which enable engagement of targets at sea with high accuracy.

The trial was conducted from coastal region and missile secured hit on the target placed at Sea.

The event was witnessed by Vice Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral Khan Hasham Bin Saddique. Senior officers of Pakistan Navy were also present on the occasion. Vice Chief of the Naval Staff commended the successful accomplishment of the objectives of this trial and lauded the hard work and efforts of all those who were involved, especially the crew of the missile unit.

Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah, in his message felicitated the officers and crew and said that this weapon system has added a new dimension in the operational reach of the Pakistan Navy as PN would be able to further bolster seaward defense of the nation by having the capability of launching long range anti-ship missiles from land.

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Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa arrived in China for 3 days official visit. The visit includes his interactions with Chinese’ senior political and military leadership.

Today COAS held meetings at Beijing with Mr. Zhang Gaoli Executive Vice Premier, General Fan Changlong Vice Chairman Central Military Commission, General Fang Funghui, Chief of Joint Services Department and General Li Zuocheng Commander People’s Liberation Army (PLA). Matters related to regional security, economy, defence cooperation and mutual interest were discussed.

The Chinese leadership expressed complete understanding of the geo-political and economic cum security environment of the region and its implications for both the countries. They acknowledged positive role being played by Pakistan towards peace and stability in the region with special mention of Pakistan's role in eliminating terrorist groups including Al Qaeda (AQ), Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and ETIM from Pakistan. Chinese leadership expressed their concern on Afghan security situation and growing potential threat of ISIS / ETIM in Afghanistan. The Chinese leadership expressed their confidence in security arrangements for China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and satisfaction on progress of the project.

COAS thanked Chinese leadership for their defence support and cooperation which is source of strength for unique all weather friendship between the two countries and their people. He reiterated that Pakistan Army shall continue to positively contribute towards regional stability and security. COAS thanked Chinese leadership for sending PLA Army contingent for participation in Pakistan Day Parade.
Both sides agreed to continue and further increase their military to military cooperation.

Earlier, on arrival at PLA Army Headquarters, COAS was presented guard of honour.

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Today another 3 hardcore terrorists, who were involved in committing heinous offences relating to terrorism, including attacks on Armed Forces and Law Enforcement Agencies are executed at High Security Prison Sahiwal. These convicts were tried by military courts.

Detail of each case is as following:-

1. Said Zaman Khan S/O Said Nawas Khan. The convict was an active member of Harkat ul Jehad-e-Islami. He was involved in attacking Armed Forces which resulted in death and injuries to soldiers as well as damage to government property. He admitted his offences before the Magistrate and the trial court. He was awarded death sentence.

2. Shawaleh S/O Gul Khan.  The convict was an active member of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan. He was involved in attacking Law Enforcement Agencies and Armed Forces which resulted in death and injuries to soldiers. He admitted his offences before the Magistrate and the trial court. He was awarded death sentence.

3. Muhammad Zeeshan S/O Abdul Qayyum Khan.  The convict was an active member of Harkat ul Jihad-e-Islami. He was involved in attacking Armed Forces which resulted in death and injuries to soldiers. He admitted his offence before the Magistrate and the trial court. He was awarded death sentence.

4. Of total 161 awarded death sentence by military courts 21 have been executed.

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Joint search operations were conducted by Punjab Rangers, police and intelligence agencies in DG Khan, Lahore, Rawalpindi, Islamabad, Sialkot, Attock, Hassanabdal, Narowal, Shakargarh and Rajan Pur. 26 suspects apprehended (including 11 x Afghanis). weapons / ammunition, computers / IED / suicide jacket preparation support material including circuits recovered.

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Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah is on an official visit to USA. During the visit, the Naval Chief called on Senator Chris Van Hollen, Acting US Secretary Navy, Sean Stackley and President United States Naval War College, Rear Admiral Jeffrey A. Harley. Later, he also addressed the students/course participants of US Naval War College.

During the meetings with Senator Chris Van Hollen and Acting US Secretary Navy, Sean Stackley, matters of mutual interest were discussed. The Admiral highlighted Pakistan’s commitment and performance in fight against terrorism including participation in Coalition Maritime Campaign Plan (CMCP) and Counter Piracy Operations as well as Command of multinational Task Forces 150 and 151. The dignitaries highly appreciated the role and contributions of Pakistan Navy in maintaining peace and stability in the region.

During the meeting with Admiral Jeffrey A. Harley, the Naval Chief dilated upon matters of mutual interest and bilateral naval collaboration. Admiral Zakaullah reiterated the need for enhancing global efforts to effectively confront the common challenges and threats within the maritime domain. Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah also cited recent conduct of Multinational Naval Exercise AMAN-17 by Pakistan Navy at Karachi, wherein more than 37 countries including US participated to join hands for a common resolve of ‘Together for Peace’. The President US Naval War College highly appreciated Pakistan Navy’s role in maintaining peace and order in the region as well as professional competence displayed by the Pakistan Navy during Commands of Combined Task Forces 150 & 151.

Later, Admiral Zakaullah addressed the course participants at US Naval War College.

It is expected that recent visit of the Naval Chief will enhance and expand collaboration between both the Navies.

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Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah NI(M) called on Senator Chris Van Hollen during his visit to USA

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Search operation in village Spalga, Miran Shah. Troops traced a tunnel to recover cache of  ammunition and explosives including Anti personal mines ,fuses ,circuits ,home made explosives, rockets.                       

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A two days Pak-UK Seminar on ’Sharing Experiences in Stabilization and Peace Efforts’ being organized at NDU Islamabad. Chief of Army Staff, General Qamar Javed Bajwa, was the Chief Guest on opening session.

The event is second in on ongoing consultative process between security practitioners of the two countries. UK delegation is being led by Lieutenant General Patrick Sanders.

Speaking on the occasion, COAS highlighted the enormity of the endeavor undertaken by Pakistan against the forces of disorder and terror, over the last many years. He underlined the importance and context of the military campaign that commenced in 2007-08 and has now evolved into Operation Raad-ul-Fasaad, which is aimed at utilizing the success of military operation to bring lasting peace, stability and normalcy to the country.

Earlier, Lieutenant General Patrick Sanders paid homage to the efforts of Pakistan; People and Army in their fight against terrorism, making not only Pakistan but also the world, a safer place.

The audience comprised dignitaries from British High Commission, ex ambassadors, senior serving and retired officers and participants from various think tanks and universities.

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Joint search operations were conducted by Punjab Rangers, police and intelligence agencies in DG Khan, Lahore, Rawalpindi, Islamabad, Narowal, Shakargarh and Rajan Pur. 33 x suspects apprehended (incl 3 Afgani). Weapons and ammunition also recovered.

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A contingent of 40 College Students from remote areas across the country as part of COAS Youth Encouragement Programme met with COAS today. COAS termed Youth as Pakistan’s most precious asset and urged them to contribute in national integration and development through setting highest goals and attaining quality education.

Reaffirming education as our national priority, he said, we will do our best to provide whole hearted support towards attainment of national objective.

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KP special Apex Committee Meeting was held at Peshawar today with Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa as special participant. All Civil and Mil members including Governor & CM KP and Commander Peshawar Corps participated.

The forum reviewed security situation in the province and progress of operation Radd-ul-Fasaad. Forum appreciated the efforts of Army, intelligence / Law Enforcement Agencies and pledged that concerted joint efforts will continue to energize National Action Plan and eradicate root causes of terrorism and militancy. The forum acknowledged  tremendous work done by all concerned in rehabilitation of Temporary Displaced Persons (TDPs), with 89% TDPs already returned and 93% of FATA’s area de-notified. Issues emanating from the presence of Afghan refugees and matters related to improved border management also came under discussion. The forum also discussed measures to facilitate process for main streaming FATA.

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Pakistan Army inducts Low to Medium Altitude Air Defence System (LOMADS) LY 80 in its Air Defence System. General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS), was  the chief guest at the Induction Ceremony, held at Army Auditorium.

LY-80 is a Chinese mobile Air Defence system, capable of tracking and destroying variety of aerial targets at longer ranges flying at low and medium altitude. COAS said that LY-80 LOMADS increases our response capability to  current and emerging air defence threats.

Earlier,  on arrival, COAS was received by Lieutenant General Muhammad Zahid Latif Mirza, Commander Army Air Defence Command.

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Indian unprovoked cease fire violaton along LOC  in Chirikot sector targetting civil population of Village Chaffar. A 60 years old  man and a 15 years old girl got  injured due to Indian firing. Both evacuated to civil Hospital Abbaspur. Pakistani troops effectively responded to Indian firing.

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Joint search operations were conducted by Punjab Rangers, police and intelligence agencies in DG Khan, Lahore, Rawalpindi, Islamabad, Sialkot, Rahimyar Khan and Rajan Pur. 21 suspects apprehended including one BSN facilitator and 2 Afghanis. Weapons, ammunition and hate material recovered.

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Gen Zubair Mahmood Hayat, CJCSC, who is on official visit to Bahrain, called on HE Field Marshall Shaikh Khalifa bin Ahmed Al  Khalifa, Comd in Chief , Bahrain Def Forces.  Upon arrival he was presented Guard of Honour. Matters related to bilateral security and def coop were discussed. Both sides agreed to further enhance coop between the two Armed Forces.

Gen Zubair Mahmood Hayat also called on PM HRH Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa.

CJCSC later delivered a talk on 'Emerging geo-strat envmt and multifarious security challenges' at Royal College of Comd & Staff and Civil Def.

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CJCSC General Zubair Mahmood Hayat called on Bahrain Prime Minister HRH Prince Khalifa bin Salman All Khalifa during his official visit to Bahrain

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Peshawar Zalmi team met Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa today at GHQ. COAS congratulated team and the management on their performance and success. COAS appreciated efforts by PSL, all teams and the management for bringing back cricket to Pakistan. He made a special mention and conveyed thanks for foreign players and guests who came to Pakistan.

COAS said that Pakistan is a peace loving country- He said that Cricket is most favourite game in Pakistan and a binding force for the nation. He advised players to continue excelling and bringing good name to Pakistan.

The visiting players and management thanked COAS for the support. They were pleasantly surprised to know COAS' attachment with cricket, his cricketing expertise and knowledge about cricket records. They also thanked him for his tips and advise. The players assured COAS that they are soldiers of Pakistan and stand with Pak Army in promoting peace and national harmony. The team acknowledged great sacrifices by
Pakistan Army for bringing peace and stability in the country.

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Corps Commander Rawalpindi Corps, Lt Gen Nadeem Raza and Commander Bahawalpur Corps, Lt Gen Sher Afgun laid wreath and offered fateha at the grave of Lt Khawar Shahab (Shaheed) at Khuiratta on today. The General Officers later visited the agrieved family and paid rich tributes to the Shaheed for the supreme sacrifice while fighting terrorists in FR Bannu. Commander Rawalpindi Corps recalled the courage and bravery of the Officer even during his cadetship at PMA whetein Lt Khawar Shaheed achieved a unique distinction of earning Gold Medal in boxing competition.

The father of the Shaheed and other relatives expressed unflinching resolve to contribute even more for peace in the country and maintain integrity and sovereignty of Pakistan.

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Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa visited Headquarters of Special Security Division (SSD) responsible for security of Chinese on CPEC and non CPEC projects.
 COAS was given a detailed briefing on Integrated Security Mechanism led by the Special Security Division. COAS reiterated Pak Army's commitment to ensure security for CPEC and the work force involved. He emphasized upon the value we attach to the Chinese help and assistance extended in making this projects a success. COAS also said that Army is fully aware of hostile agenda against CPEC and vowed that the security forces are fully prepared to defeat their design. He appreciated SSD for their state of preparedness and arrangements for execution of the assigned mission and tasks.
 Earlier, on arrival, COAS was received by GOC SSD Major General Abid Rafique. Chief of General Staff Lieutenant General Bilal Akbar was also present at the occasion.

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Joint search operations conducted by Punjab Rangers, Police and Intelligence agencies in DG Khan, Sadiqabad, Lahore, Narowal, Islamabad and Attock. 26 Suspects apprehended including 13  Afgani. Cache of arms and ammunition also recovered. DG Rangers Maj Gen Azhar Naveed Hayat visited various areas to direct the operations.

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Pakistan Navy handed over the Command of multinational Combined Task Force 151 (Counter Piracy Task Force) to Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force at an impressive Change of Command Ceremony held at Combined Maritime Forces HQs Bahrain. Cdre Muhammad Shuaib of Pakistan Navy handed over the Command to Rear Admiral, Cheng Kwok Chien of Japanese Navy. The Ceremony was presided by Commander Combined Maritime Forces, Vice Admiral Kevin Michael Donegan of United States Navy. Pakistani Ambassador to Bahrain, Mr Javed Malik and several high-ranking civilian and military officials from coalition countries also graced the occasion.

At the outset of the ceremony, Cdre Muhammad Shuaib, outgoing CCTF-151 presented resume of CTF-151’s recent accomplishments in which he applauded the whole hearted support and cooperation of coalition partners, which enabled him to discharge his duties in a professional manner. He also lauded his staff included officers from Turkey, Japan and CMF HQ and thanked the navies of Japan, Korea and Turkey for contributing ships and aircraft to the Task Force during the Pakistan Navy Command tenure.

The relinquishing Commander further added that regional and global maritime security situation remains in flux and is challenging. In this situation the importance of maritime security regimes, which promote collaboration and cooperation at sea amongst navies cannot be over emphasized. He reiterated that Pakistan Navy would continue to work with international navies to promote global peace and security. He further underscored that Pakistan Navy remains committed to ensure maritime security, trade and freedom of navigation for all legitimate uses. Citing the recently concluded Multinational Naval Exercise
AMAN-17, under the auspices of Pakistan Navy held at Karachi, wherein more than 37 countries participated, Cdre Muhammad Shuaib said that PN has always been initiating efforts to promote peace and harmony amongst the global maritime community.

Vice Admiral Donegan, Commander Combined Maritime Forces while lauding Pakistan Navy's contributions and achievements of CTF-151, said that the hard work of Pakistan Navy officers and sailors during Command tenure has made it possible to keep the waters of the Combined Maritime Forces Area of operations safer than ever before.

In light of UN Security Council Resolution, CTF-151's mission is to deter, disrupt and suppress piracy at sea and to engage with regional and other partners to build capacity and improve relevant capabilities in order to protect global Maritime Commerce and secure freedom of navigation.

Pakistan Navy concluded her eighth successful command of CTF-151 which is manifestation of trust and respect enjoyed by Pakistan Navy amongst coalition partners. In addition, Pakistan Navy has also commanded CTF-150 nine times. Over the years, Pakistan navy has not only served the maritime interests of Pakistan but has also actively participated in international coalition operations.

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Commodore Muhammad Shuaib of Pakistan Navy handing over the Command of Combined Task Force 151 to Rear Admiral Cheng Kwok Chien of Japanese Navy

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Joint search operations were conducted by Punjab Rangers, police and intelligence agencies in DG Khan, Rojhan, Lahore, Narowal, Rawalpindi and Attock. 19 x suspects apprehended cache of  ammunition and weapons  were also recovered.

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Unprovoked firing  by indian troops targetting civil population  along LOC in Baroh, Bhimber sector late last night. A women got injured. Pakistan Army troops effectively responded.

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Indian concern on terrorists' movement along LOC were strongly rejected during hotline. Indian Army asked to look inward, share evidence.

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200th Corps Commanders’ conference was held at GHQ today. Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa presided. The forum reviewed Geo-Strategic and security environment with special focus on internal security, Pak-Afg border situation and Indian cease fire violations (CFVs) along Line of Control (LOC) / working boundary (WB). COAS also apprised the participants about his visits to UAE and Qatri leadership which remained successful in making positive progress.

Forum hailed performance of security forces including police, intelligence and other Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) for effective response to recent terrorist incidents and security arrangements for PSL final at Lahore. Forum discussed Operation Radd - ul - Fasaad (RuF) in details. COAS said that RuF is a comprehensive across the board operation against terrorists and terrorism and not against any particular race, sect or group. Forum also acknowledged participation and support by PAF and PN in ongoing operations.

Progress of National Action Plan (NAP) was discussed. Forum concluded that through Operation RuF implementation of NAP needs to be expedited jointly / by respective stake holders for lasting peace and stability in the country. COAS also informed the participants about discussion during last security conference with government authorities which included phased fencing of Pak-Afg Border, repatriation of Afghan Refugees, judicial, police and madrassa / educational institutions reforms and restarting execution of death sentences to terrorists awarded by Military Courts.  Forum expressed its confidence on performance of Military Courts. However, decision for reinstatement of Military Courts rests with the government. Dawn leak issue was also discussed.

Forum also reviewed Pakistan Army's support in conducting 6th Housing and Population Census 2017. COAS said that Army shall undertake this task as a national service.

Forum concluded that hostile agencies are trying to undo Pakistan's gains in security and development especially CPEC. Forum pledged that their design will be defeated through whole of the nation approach. Forum reiterated resolve of Pak Army to play its due role towards defence and security of the motherland. Sacrifices made by resilient people of Pakistan and its brave security forces shall not go waste, Insha’Allah.

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Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah is on an official visit to Jordan. During the visit, the Naval Chief called on Commander Royal Jordanian Naval Force, Brig Gen Ibrahim Alnaimat.

Upon his arrival at Royal Jordanian Naval Force Headquarters at Aqaba, the Admiral was received by Commander Royal Jordanian Naval Force, Brig Gen Ibrahim Alnaimat. A ceremonial Guard of Honour was also presented to the Naval Chief on the occasion.

During the meeting, Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah dilated upon matters of mutual interest and bilateral naval collaboration. The Admiral underscored Pakistan Navy’s focused commitment and performance in fight against terrorism including participation in Coalition Maritime Campaign Plan (CMCP) and Counter Piracy Operations. The Naval Chief also cited the recent conduct of Multinational Naval Exercise AMAN-17 by Pakistan Navy at Karachi, wherein more than 37 countries participated to join hands for a common resolve of ‘Together for Peace’. Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah also discussed avenues to further enhance bilateral cooperation between both the navies in the field of training, provision of technical manpower and expertise. Commander Royal Jordanian Naval Force, Brig Gen Ibrahim Alnaimat acknowledged the significance of close and strong bilateral naval association in diverse realms between Pakistan Navy and Royal Jordanian Navy. While lauding the role and commitment of Pakistan Navy for initiating strenuous efforts to maintain regional maritime peace and stability, Commander Royal Jordanian Naval Force also appreciated the successful conduct of Multinational Naval Exercise AMAN-17 by Pakistan Navy.  He also looked forward to further enhancing the interaction between both navies.

Later during the day, the Naval Chief also visited Aqaba Naval Base and interacted with officers and men of Royal Jordanian Naval Force. The Admiral appreciated their professionalism and operational competence.

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Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah exchanging souvenir with Cdr Royal Jordanian Naval Forces, Brig General Ibrahim Alnaimat during call on

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5 hardcore terrorists, who were tried by Military Courts, have been executed at district Jail Kohat today. These terrorists include Shoukat Ali s/o Abdul Jabbar, Imdad Ullah s/o Abdul Wajid, Sabir Shah s/o Syed Ahmed Shah, Khandan s/o Dost Muhammad Khan and Anwar Ali s/o Fazal Ghani. Details of each are covered as under separately:-

1. Shoukat Ali S/O Abdul Jabbar.  The convict was an active member of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan. He was involved in attacking Law Enforcement Agency and Armed Forces which resulted in death and injuries to soldiers. He admitted his offences before the Magistrate and the trial court. He was tried on 5 charges and awarded death sentence.

2. Imdad Ullah S/O Abdul Wajid.The convict was an active member of   Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan. He was involved in destruction of an educational institution in District Buner and attacking Law Enforcement Agency which resulted in death and injuries to soldiers. He admitted his offences before the Magistrate and the trial court. He was tried on 5 charges and awarded death sentence.

3. Sabir Shah S/O Syed Ahmed Shah.The convict was an active member of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan. He was involved in attacking Armed Forces which resulted in death of soldiers. He admitted his offences before the Magistrate and the trial court. He was tried on 3 charges and awarded death sentence.

4. Khandan S/O Dost Muhammad Khan. The convict was an active member of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan. He was involved in attacking Armed Forces which resulted in death and injuries to soldiers. He admitted his offences before the Magistrate and the trial court. He was tried on 3 charges and awarded death sentence.

5. Anwar Ali S/O Fazal Ghani.The convict was an active member of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan. He was involved in attacking Armed Forces which resulted in death and injuries to soldiers. He admitted his offences before the Magistrate and the trial court.  He was tried on 3 charges and awarded death sentence.

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Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah is on an official visit to Jordan. During the visit, the Naval Chief called on Prince Hassan Bin Talal, Former Crown Prince of Jordan.

During the meeting, matters of mutual interest including defence and security collaboration were discussed. The Naval Chief highlighted Pakistan’s commitment and performance in fight against terrorism in general and Pakistan Navy’s efforts for maintaining regional peace and security in particular. The Admiral reiterated Pakistan’s continued support to Jordanian Armed Forces in the field of training, provision of technical manpower and expertise. The Dignitary acknowledged warm and brotherly relations between Pakistan and Jordan, based on strong foundations and historical ties. The former Crown Prince lauded Pakistan Navy’s efforts and focused commitments in support of collaborative maritime security in the region and extending cooperation in diverse fields to Royal Jordanian Naval Force.

It is expected that recent visit of the Naval Chief will further enhance defence ties between the two countries in general and Armed Forces in particular.

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Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah exchanging views with Prince Hassan Bin Talal, Former Crown Prince of Jordan during call on

Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah calls on Prince Hassan Bin Talal, Former Crown Prince of Jordan during an official visit to Jordan

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Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa, who is on an official visit to Qatar met with Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani. Matters related to regional security and defence cooperation were discussed. The Emir thanked COAS for visiting Qatar which strengthens the bondage between two brotherly countries and  Armed Forces. The Emir of Qatar reiterated that Pakistan and Qatar share strong strategic relationship. He acknowledged Pakistan's role in development and strengthening of Qatar and its armed forces. He expressed his desire for enhanced defence and security cooperation between the two countries and its armed forces. The Emir of Qatar acknowledged Pakistan’s positive role towards regional peace and stability. He commended successes of Pakistan Army in its campaign against terrorism and militancy.

COAS thanked Emir of Qatar for his hospitality. COAS said that Pakistan Army also looks forward for enhanced defence and security cooperation with Qatar.

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General Zubair Mahmood Hayat, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, visited National Defence University (NDU) Islamabad today. Upon arrival at NDU, CJCSC was received by Lieutenant General Rizwan Akhtar, President NDU.

During the visit, CJCSC was briefed on training matters of the University. CJCSC appreciated role of NDU as the center of excellence for Defence & Security studies.

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Security Forces conducting an IBO in Malikabad, Sawabi. During exchange of  fire Capt Junaid and Sepoy Amjad  embraced Shahdat. Compound cordoned, exchange of fire continues.

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5 terrorists killed during the operation. "Sacrifice of our Shaheeds will not go waste. Terrorist will be brought to their end and held accountable for their Fasaad", COAS.


Update Swabi IBO

5  terrorists who were killed during an IBO in Malikabad, Swabi today were planning to target educational institutions and judicial complexes.  Identification of 3 terrorists verified  including Terrorist Majid aleas Khalid r/o Menai Teh Topi Dist Swabi, TTP Swabi Chapter; Terrorist Yousaf aleas Chota Khalid r/o Malakabad Teh Topi Dist Swabi; Terrorist Jawad r/o Malakabad and 2  unidentified  probably Afghans.

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Commander Peshawar Corps, Lt Gen Nazir Ahmed Butt visited Operational areas of Suran valley, Mohmand Agency and interacted with troops who valiantly repulsed cross border attack the other day. Commander appreciated high morale of troops and lauded their bravery and courage in the line of duty.          

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Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah is on an official visit to Jordan. During the visit, the Naval Chief called on Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Jordanian Armed Forces, Lieutenant General Mahmoud A. Fraihat and Commander Royal Jordanian Air Force, Major General Yousef A H Al-Hnaity.

During Naval Chief’s meeting with Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Jordanian Armed Forces, Lieutenant General Mahmoud A. Fraihat, matters of mutual interests and defence collaboration were discussed. The Admiral highlighted Pakistan’s commitment and performance in fight against terrorism including participation in Coalition Maritime Campaign Plan (CMCP) and Counter Piracy Operations as well as Command of multinational Task Forces 150 and 151. Lieutenant General Mahmoud A. Fraihat acknowledged the significance of close and strong defence association in diverse realms between Armed Forces of both the countries. While lauding the professional acumen and commitment of Pakistan Navy personnel, the dignitary also hoped to look forward to extend cooperation in diverse fields between Defence Forces of Pakistan and Jordan.

The Naval Chief also called on Commander Royal Jordanian Air Force, Major General Yousef A H Al-Hnaity in a separate meeting.  During the meeting, Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah dilated upon matters of mutual interest and bilateral defence ties. Major General Yousef A H Al-Hnaity acknowledged warm and brotherly relations between Pakistan and Jordan, based on strong defence foundations and historical ties and lauded Pakistan Navy’s efforts in promoting peace and security in the maritime domain.

It is expected that recent visit of the Naval Chief will further enhance and expand defence ties between the two countries in general and Armed Forces in particular.

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Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah exchanging views with Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Jordanian Armed Forces, Lieutenant General Mahmoud A. Fraihat during call on at Jordan

Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah exchanging views with Commander Royal Jordanian Air Force, Maj Gen Yousef Al-Hnaity during call on at Royal Jordanian Air force Headquarters

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Namaz-e- Janaza of Shaheed Capt Junaid and Shaheed Sepoy Amjad who embraced shahadat during an IBO in Swabi today has been offered at Peshawar Garrison.

Chief of General Staff (CGS) Lt Gen Bilal Akbar, Corps Comd  Peshawar and other Civil and  military officials attended. Jasde Khakis will be taken to their native areas where they wil be burried with full military  honour.

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Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa, who is on an  official visit to Qatar met Prime Minister of Qatar, Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser  bin Khalifa Al Thani, Commander Qatar Emiri Land Forces, Major General  Muhammed Ali Ghanim Al Ghanim and Commander Qatar Emiri Guard, Major General  Hazza Bin Khalil Al Shahwani. The Prime Minister acknowledged Pakistan's contributions towards development and growth of Qatar. He also hailed Pakistan Army's contributions towards regional peace. He said that people of Qatar greatly value people of Pakistan and trust their time tested commitment for working in Qatar. He expressed his desire to learn from Pakistan Army's experience in security domain and also seeking assistance during forthcoming Football World Cup in Qatar including provision of manpower.

The Prime Minister also shared his desire to move forward with Pakistan on multiple fronts including cyber security, defence  production and ease of travel. COAS thanked the Prime Minister for his expression and assured him all possible cooperation in the desired fields.

During his meeting with  Major General Muhammed Ali  Ghanim Al Ghanim, Commander Qatar Emiri  Land Forces, the host appreciated Pakistan Army's professionalism and performance in ongoing fight against terrorism.  He showed his interest for joint training and field exercises. COAS thanked the General while also assuring him to work for undertaking training cooperation. COAS also visited the Qatar Emiri Guard Headquarters and met Major General  Hazza Bin khalid Al Shahwani.  COAS  visited Ahmed Bin Mohamed  Military College where Pakistani tri services contingent of 166 members is imparting training.

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Last night Terrorists from across the border attempted physical attack on three Pakistan Border Posts in Mohmand Agency. Effective presence, vigilance and response repulsed terrorists attempt. In exchange of fire 5 soldiers embraced Shahadat. Over 10 terrorists reported killed. Shaheeds include:

1. Nk Sanaullah
2. Nk Safdar
3. Sepoy Altaf
4. Sepoy Nek Muhammad
5. Sepoy Anwar

COAS appreciates response by Pakistani troops to last night cross border terrorists' attack in Mohmand Agency. Emphasizes need for required physical presence on Afgan  side of the border for matching and effective border security. Terrorists are common threat and must be denied freedom of movement/action along the border.

Expressing grief on loss of precious lives COAS hailed the sacrifice made by brave sons of soil.

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Namaz-e- Janaza of Shaheed soldiers  who embraced shahadat while valiantly repulsing terrorist attack from across the border  in Mohmand Agency  was offered today at Peshawar garrison .

Governor & CM KPK , Corps Comd Lt Gen Nazir Ahmed Butt  and other senior serving Civil and  military officers and soldiers attended the Namaze Janaza. Jasde Khakis  of shaheeds  will be taken to their native areas where they wil be burried with ful military  honour.

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Ms Ina Lepel, Ambassador of Germany, called on General Zubair Mahmood Hayat, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee at Joint Staff Headquarters, Rawalpindi. Matters related to regional security and bilateral defence were discussed during the meeting.   

The Ambassador acknowledged the role of Pakistan Armed Forces in fighting the menace of terrorism.

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Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa, who is on an official visit to Qatar,called on Minister of Defence affairs, Qatar, Doctor Khalid Bin Mohammed Al-Attiyah  Matters of  regional security and enhanced bilateral defence cooperation were discussed. The Minister  appreciated professional standing and performance of Pakistan Army and expressed desire for increased  Pakistan-Qatar defence collaboration.

COAS also met Lieutenant General(Pilot) Ghanim Bin Shaheen Al Ghanim  Chief of Staff Qatar Armed Forces. The COS Qatar Armed Forces  acknowledged Pakistan Army's valuable contributions towards regional peace and stability through its fight against terrorism and militancy.

COAS thanked both dignitaries for their expressions. He said that Pakistan Army greatly values its defence cooperation and collaboration with Qatar. Responding to desire of increasing Pak-Qatar defence cooperation, COAS said that the proposed enhancement will have positive impact both on bilateral relationship as well as on regional security.

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Pakistan Army's response to cross border attack in Mohmand last night has killed over 15 terrorists and injured over 20. There are credible reports of following 6 operational level terrorists  killed overnight:

  1. Kuchay Bajuari
  2. Zar Mohammad @ Madni
  3. Huzaifa
  4. Sangary
  5. Lakhkari
  6. Sangeen

Pakistan Army shall not spare any terrorist.

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