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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. COAS visited Air Defense HQ of Italian Army in the field, briefed in detail on weapon systems, doctrine, training. COAS in Italy: Visited Defense and Security Industrial Gp to explore wider Defense collaboration and coop. (@AsimBajwaISPR)
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Of late, a sudden spike both in terms of intensity, caliber escalation and air space violations by India has been observed along LOC and working boundary.  Since 9 June 2015, 35 x Ceasefire violations have been committed by Indian troops.  India is exhibiting aggressive posturing through enhanced movement of troops, extensive reconnaissance, targeting of civilians and increased use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and Drones violating airspace of Pakistan.  One such drone (Quadcopter) mission was flown on 15 July 2015 by India  in which it intruded from Indian Occupied Kashmir(IOK) Jaurian Sector and was flying over Own Banchirian Sector (near Bhimber), when was shot down by Pakistani troops.

The Indian authorities denied Pakistan’s claim that “it had shot down an Indian spy drone”, whereas, photos & videos recovered from the internal memory of quadcopter provides irrefutable evidence that it was flown by Indian Army for reconnaissance inside Pakistan side of LOC.

Some of the images and video clips are being released which clearly prove that quadcopter started its flight from an Indian post and entered into Pakistani territory.

An image retrieved out of quadcopter proves that after the purchase of this quadcopter it was taken inside M/S ASCOM office (An Indian communication and Electronic Firm).

Another pre-flight picture indicates presence of an Indian soldier (can be identified from Indian uniform) standing in the vicinity of quadcopter.

An image probably taken before test flight of quadcopter on its arrival in forward areas indicate company headquarters of the Indian Sector.

An image taken by quadcopter immediately after flight from a post shows an Indian flag which proves that it started its flight from Indian post. Another picture gives full aerial view of the Indian Post. Another still picture gives full view Indian side of LOC.

Visuals retrieved indicate that quadcopter flew from Indian post (Indian flag visible). Initially it remained close to LOC, kept surveilling throughout facing towards Pakistani side of LOC, then crossed over LOC and pictured a Pakistani post (Pakistani flag marginally visible).

Irrefutable Forensic evidence obtained from quadcopter now available with the Pakistan Army also gives out geographical histogram about locations traversed by quadcopter between 8 to 15 July 2015 and these can be verified by any independent sources.

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An image retrieved out of quadcopter proves that after the purchase of this quadcopter it was taken inside M/S ASCOM office (An Indian communication and Electronic Firm)

Another pre-flight picture indicates presence of an Indian soldier (can be identified from Indian uniform) standing in the vicinity of quadcopter

An image probably taken before test flight of quadcopter on its arrival in forward areas indicate company headquarters of the Indian Sector.

An image taken by quadcopter immediately after flight from a post shows an Indian flag which proves that it started its flight from Indian post.

Another picture gives full aerial view of the Indian Post

Another still picture gives full view Indian side of LOC

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COAS arrives Italy for a 3 days official bilateral visit,a number of meetings,visits lined up with political, military leadership/field commanders-1

#COAS met Italian Foreign Minister.Detailed discussion on Regional security held.Appreciated Pak's positive  role for  regional security,stability-2

#COAS  Visited Defence and Security Industrial Group to explore wider Defence collaboration and cooperation

Italian FM commended Pak Army as symbol of great hope for peace,stability of region and the entire World

Explore wider Defence collaboration and cooperation

#COAS visited Air Defence  Headquarter of Italian Army in the field,briefed in detail on weapon systems,doctrine,training.

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COAS shaking hand with Italian Foreign Minister

 

COAS  meeting Defence and Security Industrial Group

 

COAS visited Air Defence  Headquarter of Italian Army in the field, briefed in detail on weapon systems, doctrine, training.

 

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Update Layyah / DG khan / Rajanpur

1. Army troops are undertaking evacuation of affected people  in Layyah, DG khan and Rajanpur districs.

2. 960 people evacuated in Layyah and surrounding areas. Food packs distributed and 803 x patients treated in Army free med camp Layyah.

3. Dozers have been employed day and night for restoration of breached Jakhr Imam bund.

4. In Rajanpur, Army free medical camp estb at Bait  Sontra for treatment of flood affectees spec children

5. Army is assisting civ adm for evac of people from flood affected areas of sadiqabad, Rahimyarkhan, khanpur and liaqatpur

6. Over 40000 people and 73530 x livestock have been evacuated.

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Army Relief efforts at Layya

Army Relief efforts at DG Khan

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Army Relief Efforts - Chitral Update

In chitral today 7.2 ton ration was distributed by helicopters and vehicles. 98 people were rescued including 48 stranded tourists who were rescued to Peshawar by C-130 of Pakistan Air Force. An Iron Bridge has been  launched by army engineers at Barooz near Chitral.

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General Raheel Sharif, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) visited  Panjgur and Turbat, Balochistan today and  inspected a part of under construction road network as part of China- Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC)by FWO.

During briefing, COAS was apprised that as many as 11 units of FWO have been employed in Balochistan for construction of 870 KM long stretch of roads at five different locations simultaneously, out of which 502 kilometers of roads have already been completed in less than one and half year on the special directive of the COAS.   

COAS  appreciated FWO for their untiring efforts in construction of such a vast road network across the length and breadth of Balochistan against all odds at such an amazing pace and paid rich tributes to FWO soldiers for sacrificing their lives and limbs for undertaking this national project.

Emphasizing the importance of China Pakistan Economic Corridor( CPEC), COAS said that Construction of these roads will link Gawadar Port with rest of the country at Chaman and Indus Highway to yield the real envisioned dividend of the Port and Corridor Project to transform the lives of people and bring prosperity to the region. COAS said we are acutely aware of our rivals' campaign against the corridor project and vowed that the armed forces were ready to pay any price to turn this long cherished dream into reality. He said CPEC and Gwadar Port will be built and developed as one of the most strategic deep sea port in the region at all costs.

While talking to notables of the area, COAS paid rich tributes to the proud and valiant people of Balochistan and thanked them for their unconditional cooperation and support for these projects assuring them that they will be best served by these projects. COAS said that the potential of Balochistan as a regional hub for trade in goods and energy will only be realized with a whole of nation approach for its security and development.

General Raheel Sharif emphasized that a secure and peaceful environment was a must to push all the planned development work. He lauded the law enforcement agencies for bringing a noticeable change in the overall security situation of the province. He specially commended FC and police for recently conducted successful op against some foreign funded terrorists who were involved in disruption of law and order in the province. COAS said ongoing op ZeA was not only an op but a concept for a terror free Pakistan. It will continue to target all militants without any discrimination and hunt down terrorists anywhere across the country to achieve the end objective.

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CM Balochistan and COAS being briefed about completed and under construction FWO projects of road construction  in Balochistan

COAS diriving on road completed by FWO in Panjgur, Balochistan


COAS meeting notables during his visit to Panjgur

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DG ISPR Tweets

1. #COAS inspects under construction roads as part of CPEC at Panjgur. FWO at work on his special directive at 5 locations. 502 KMs out of 870 KMs completed-1

2. #COAS appreciated FWO for amazing pace of construction & quality, paid tributes to FWO soldiers for sacrificing lives & limbs for this national project-2

3. These roads will link Gwadar with rest of country to yield envisioned dividend of Port & Corridor to transform peoples lives & bring prosperity -3

4. We acutely aware of our rivals' campaign vs corridor Projects & vowed Armed Forces were ready to pay any price to turn this cherished dream into reality-4

5. "Gawadar Port & CPEC will be built as the most strategic deep sea port in the region at all cost"-5

6.Paid rich tribute to proud & valiant people of Baluchistan, thanked for their unconditional cooperation & support for these projects-6

7. Baluchistan's potential will only be realized through whole of nation approach for its security & development. Secure & peaceful environment was must to push planned work-7

8.Lauded LEAs for noticeable change in overall security of Baluchistan. Commended FC & police for recent successful operations against foreign funded terrorists-8

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FLOOD RELIEF AND RESCUE OPERATION BY ARMY TROOPS

Flood relief and rescue operation by army troops continue in Chitral, Gilgit – Baltistan and Southern Punjab.

Chitral:           At Chitral 17.5 tons of ration has been distributed so far and 164 effected people were rescued by two MI-17 helicopters from Rambur, Kurggh, Birri, Bumboret and Chashma to safer places. Road N-45 has been opened by Army Engineers for all type of traffic tillChitral, whereas road from Chitral and Buni is open for light traffic only. Work on road Chitral – Bubmoret is in progress. Road Buni – Masting is also being repaired.

Gilgit – Baltistan:    40 km of damaged road in district Astore has been repaired by Army Engineers and restoration of roads in districtHunza, Sakardu, Khaplu and Ghanche is in progress.

4 relief / medical camps have been established at Shiger, Khaplu and Hunza. Tents have been pitched and cooked food being provided to effecties in relief camps.

Cooked food was also provided to over 2000 families in Waziristan / Shigar and sufficient quantity of K-2 oil provided to affected people of Khaplu. Relief goods were also provided to affected people in Hisper in Hunza district.

Southern Punjab:   71 persons were rescued at Jhakr Imam in D.G Khan area while Army troops alongwith boats, Out Boat Motions (OBMs) and life jackets have been employed at likely flood places in Rajanpur, D.G Khan, Muzafargarh and Layyah. 2 medical camps have been established at Rajanpur and Layyah.

While Army troops in collaboration with civil administration have evacuated 13893 people in Rahim Yar Khan, Sadiqabad, Khanpur and Liaqatpur during last two days.

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General John F. Campbell, Commander Resolute Support Mission and United States Forces – Afghanistan called on Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif today at General Headquarters. Matters related to security situation along Pak – Afghan border region came under discussion. General John F. Campbell acknowledged Pakistan’s sincere efforts and particularly those of Pakistan Army Chief, for facilitating Murree Peace talks held recently in Pakistan. General Campbell also appreciated gains of ongoing Operation Zarb-e-Azb which are helping towards bringing peace and stability in the region.

Delegation level talks were also held which focused on issue related to further improving the border coordination mechanism.

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A Pakistan army helicopter shifting chitral flood victims to safer places.

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Major General Abdul Aziz Bin Saud Al Khalifa, Chief of Staff National Guard Bahrain, called on General Rashad Mahmood, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee. During the meeting, matters related to bilateral interest and mutual cooperation were discussed.

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Miss. Sumiyo Tsuzuki a japanese mountaineer was evacuated by army aviation helicopters this afternoon. She was part of Broad Peak international expedition.  Euroute climb her leg was featured at broad peak base camp. She has been shifted to CMH Skardu.
It is third rescue mission of foreifn climbers by army aviation pilots in last two weeks

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On the directives of Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Raheel Shareef, Frontier Works Organization (FWO) took the challenge to connect dividends of Gwadar Port with the rest of country by road network, which later became part of western alignment of Pakistan China Economic Corridor (CPEC). The strategic and economic stature is same of as Karakoram Highway (KKH).

Project encompasses construction of 870 kilometers of road. Deployment was approved in February 2014 and FWO units mobilized on site in March 2014. Presently 11 units are employed on Balochistan Projects. Unprecedented efforts were made for mobilization of manpower and equipment on project sites and to date 502 kilometers of road has been completed in less than one and half year.

In the line of duty FWO has sustained 16 Shaheed (6 military personal and 10 civilian employees) and 29 severely injured in 136 security related incidents. Whole nation fully recognize these sacrifices for noble national cause.

FWO is fully cognizant of the importance of these projects and fully committed to live up to its traditions and complete the project in stipulated time without compromising on the quality of the work.            

Construction of these roads will link Gawadar Port with up country by multi – dimensional routes i.e Chaman through N-25, Dera Ismail Khan through N – 50 and Indus Highway N – 55. Pertinent to mention, average progress of work is approximately 1.5 kilometers per day on international standards which is unprecedented in field of road construction throughout the world.

It is worth mentioning here that security, harsh weather, rugged mountainous terrain and remoteness of the area were some of the major challenges against this gigantic and testing project of national importance.

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General Raheel Sharif, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) has directed all concerned in the Army to make  all out efforts to help and extend all possible assistance to the people affected in the flood hit areas in Chitral and else where in the country.

It may also be mentioned here that all Corps Headquarters in their respective areas of responsibility are monitoring the flood situation and all preparations have been made to meet any eventuality arising due to expected floods. Field Commanders have been instructed to carryout reconnaissance of the area which could possibly be effected due to expected floods.

Chitral: Meanwhile Pakistan Army continued rescue operations on the 6th consecutive day in the worst flood hit areas of Chitral where Army and Frontier Corps with the help of civil administration distributed 16 tons of ration. Meanwhile troops evacuated more than 73 stranded individuals from Garm Chashma, Koragh and Bomboreet to safer places. Pakistan Army has placed two dedicated MI-17 helicopters in Chitral for the relief and rescue operation.
Frontier Corps have donated 100 tons of ration and food items for the flood affectees of Chitral which is being despatched from Peshawar.

Earlier, this morning Corps Commander Lieutenant General Hidayat ur Rehman visited various parts of flood affected areas of district Chitral and witnessed on going rescue and relief operation. Sufficient Army Doctors and paramedical staff has been sent to establish medical camps in the flood affected areas.

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Corps Commander Lieutenant General Hidayat ur Rehman visited various parts of flood affected areas of district Chitral and witnessed on going rescue and relief operation

Corps Commander Lieutenant General Hidayat ur Rehman visited various parts of flood affected areas of district Chitral and witnessed on going rescue and relief operation

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COAS has paid rich tributes to the valour and sacrifice of  shaheed Talib Hussain, a private security guard who averted a suicide bomber attempt last night at Quatta and saved precious lives.

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COAS meeting troops in forward areas after having iftar  with them in Wazirastan today.

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COAS meeting troops in forward areas after having iftar  with them in Wazirastan today.

COAS meeting troops in forward areas after having iftar  with them in Wazirastan today.

COAS meeting troops in forward areas after having iftar  with them in Wazirastan today.

COAS meeting troops in forward areas after having iftar  with them in Wazirastan today.

COAS meeting troops in forward areas after having iftar  with them in Wazirastan today.

COAS meeting troops in forward areas after having iftar  with them in Wazirastan today.

COAS meeting troops in forward areas after having iftar  with them in Wazirastan today.

COAS meeting troops in forward areas after having iftar  with them in Wazirastan today.

COAS meeting troops in forward areas after having iftar  with them in Wazirastan today.

COAS meeting troops in forward areas after having iftar  with them in Wazirastan today.

COAS meeting troops in forward areas after having iftar  with them in Wazirastan today.

COAS meeting troops in forward areas after having iftar  with them in Wazirastan today.

COAS meeting troops in forward areas after having iftar  with them in Wazirastan today.

COAS meeting troops in forward areas after having iftar  with them in Wazirastan today.

 

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1 civilian Ghulam Mustafa, 45 years old, resident of village Malana embraced shahadat due to Indian BSF unprovoked firing on working boundary in Chaprar sector near Sialkot. 3 civilians are injured. Pak Rangers befittingly responding Indian fire.

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Indian unprovoked firing. 3 civilian Ghulam Mustafa, Rahat and Boota from Malana and Salehpur villages embraced shahadat due to Indian unprovoked firing on working boundary near Sialkot. 5 civilians were injured.

One 18 years old Zareena bibi embraced shahadat at LoC in Neza pir sector near Rawlakot.

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An Indian  spy drone was shot down by Pakistani troops which intruded into Pakistan along LOC near Bhimber today. The spy drone is used for aerial photography.

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An Indian  spy drone was shot down by Pakistani troops which intruded into Pakistan along LOC near Bhimber today. The spy drone is used for aerial photography.

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Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif today visited Corps Headquarters Peshawar, where he hosted an iftar dinner to honour the families of the Shuhada of Army Public School Peshawar. Begum Raheel Sharif also accompanied COAS. General Raheel Sharif met each Shahuda family and separately expressed his profound grief and solidarity with the bereaved families.

While talking to the parents and families, Chief of Army Staff paid glowing tributes to the Shuhada, as well as those who got wounded on that fateful day of 16 December, for their great sacrifice for the Motherland. General Raheel Sharif reiterated that the whole nation along with the Armed Forces stand firmly with the affected families,  acknowledging  their great sacrifice.

COAS said that  the sacrifice of our young martyrs has united the nation. The tragic APS incident cannot be forgotten. No religion and society allows such a heinous act, and the terrorists who killed the innocent schoolchildren have no religion. Sharing details of incident, COAS informed the parents that most of the terrorists involved in the heinous act have met their fate. He said, the army operation will not stop until the last terrorist is eliminated from soil of Pakistan.

Fateha for the martyred children, teachers and soldiers was also offered. The bereaved families thanked General and Begum Raheel Sharif for taking it as their personal pain, for reaching out to them in their moment of grief and sorrow, and for providing them all possible assistance and support.
 
Earlier on arrival at the Corps Headquarters Peshawar, the Chief of Army Staff was received by Lieutenant General Hidyat ur Rehman, the Commander 11 Corps, Peshawar.

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Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif today visited Corps Headquarters Peshawar, where he hosted an iftar dinner to honour the families of the Shuhada of Army Public School Peshawar. Begum Raheel Sharif also accompanied COAS. General Raheel Sharif met each Shahuda family and separately expressed his profound grief and solidarity with the bereaved families.  

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Army Aviation helicopter rescue a Slovenian climber in Northern Areas.

Mr Kajetan Rock Decman, a Slovenian climber who fell sick during Karakoram expedition at height of about 6000 M( 18000 F) was rescued by Army Aviation Helicopters yesterday. Mr Kajetan Rock was part of 7 member Karakoram expedition. When reached at 6000 M,  International Hiking and  Altitude Expedition Camp (IHEC) he suffered high altitude sickness. A rescue request was received by Army which was immediately responded to save the precious life by sending army aviation  helicopters. The Slovenian climber has been evacuated to Skardu and he is stable.

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14 terrorists including some of their important commanders were killed in Aerial Strikes in Alwara area, North Wazirastan today. Terrorists were seen dragging some of their dead bodies while fleeing from area.

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Mr Rodolfo J. Martin Saravia Ambassador of Argentine and Dean of Diplomatic Corps at Islamabad today called on Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharief, at General Headquarters.

During the meeting, both discussed bilateral matters of mutual interest. Ambassador was also apprised on the progress of investigation on Naltar accident.

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Mr Rodolfo J. Martin Saravia Ambassador of Argentine and Dean of Diplomatic Corps at Islamabad today called on Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharief, at General Headquarters.

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General Raheel Sharif, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) visited Headquarters 4 Corps Lahore today. COAS was given detailed briefing on professional matters and operational preparedness. Later COAS also addressed the Garrison officers focusing on internal and external security situation in the country and ongoing operation  Zarb-e-Azb, Intelligence Based Operations and their effects on law and order situation in Urban  centres.

Earlier on his arrival, COAS was received by Lieutenant General Naweed Zaman, Corps Commander 4 Corps

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General Raheel Sharif, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) visited Headquarters Southern Command, Quetta today. He was given a detailed briefing on overall security and law and order situation of  Balochistan. Both civil and military officials including Chief Secretary, IGFC of Balochistan and DG ISI were present for the brief. Forum was apprised that law and order situation in Balochistan has improved and crime rate declined significantly due to successful, across the board and targeted FC and Police operations against terrorists, criminals and those involved in sectarian violence.

General Raheel commended FC and other law enforcement agencies for bringing noticeable improvement in law and order situation of the province. Assured all support to Provincial government and people of Balochistan in their quest for durable peace, development and prosperity.

COAS said that potential of Balochistan as a regional hub for energy and  trade will only be realized with a collective civil - military approach for its security and development.

COAS also welcomed those who have decided to give up violence and are laying down their arms and said it is very encouraging that insurgents were gradually coming back into national mainstream. All support will be rendered to rehabilitate them so that they could lead a peaceful and productive life.

COAS particularly appreciated FWO for their untiring efforts in construction of roads network across the length and breadth of Balochistan against all odds and directed them to ensure quality of construction and timely completion of these development projects.

 
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Finance Minister, Ishaq Dar called on COAS at GHQ today. Issues related to early return of TDPs, their resettlement and execution of planned development works in FATA  were discussed.

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Mr Robert Jackson, 38 years old US mountaineer was rescued by Pakistan army aviation helicopters from K-2 base camp today afternoon. He was part of 27 members K-2 expedition which reached Pakistan on  16 June.He suffered height sickness enroute  to K-2 summit. He was rescued to Skardu yesterday.

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General Raheel Sharif, Chief of Army Staff (COAS)  who is on an official visit to South Africa, delivered separate talks to Alumni of South African National Defence College and at Institute of Security Studies. Talks focused on “South Asia Security situation and Pakistan,s contributions in war against  terrorism”. COAS while highlighting the successes of operation ZeA said that Pakistan has successfully dislodged the Terrorists from their established sanctuaries and continues to pursue them till their total elimination. Pakistan has rendered unparalleled sacrifices for regional peace. With unprecedented successes in our operations against terrorism, Pakistan Army stands tall as one of the most trained and battle hardened Army. He said Pakistan is the most resilient nation and having suffered through so much of terrorism, is on the rise. Ours is collective national victory of a nation so resolute and determined to root out terrorism form our region.

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General Raheel Sharif, Chief of Army Staff (COAS)  who is on an official visit to South Africa, delivered separate talks to Alumni of South African National Defence College and at Institute of Security Studies.

 

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Mr Robert Jackson, 38 years old US mountaineer was rescued by Pakistan army aviation helicopters from K-2 base camp today afternoon. He was part of 27 members K-2 expedition which reached Pakistan on  16 June.He suffered height sickness enroute  to K-2 summit. He was rescued to Skardu today.

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