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Op Khy4. Highest & craggiest mountain top Brekh Muhammad Kandao in Rajgal near Pak-Afg bdr cleared, post estb. No place for any terrorist. HIT Taxila. "Expedite ongoing projects for timely completion and for this defence industries shall continue to be fully supported", COAS. @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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Operation continues with major achievement last night when troops including SSG successfully cleared the highest and craggiest mountain top Brekh Muhammad Kandao near Pak-Afghan border. Many terrorists killed, few fled to Afghanistan. Terrorists hide out dismantled, cache of IEDs, arms and ammunition recovered.

Having cleared the top, the forces have established posts on over 12000 feet high feature riddled with thick forestation. This mountain top was being used as main observation point and its base as transit / storage point. Terrorists gave stiff resistance but couldn't sustain against determination of Pakistani troops. The mountain top was planned to be cleared little later as per initial plan but with high tempo operation it has been cleared well ahead of planned timings.

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FC and Intelligence Agencies conducted IBO in Killa Abdullah and Loralai . 3 × suspects involved in terrorist activities were apprehended from Killa Abdullah and Loralai along with weapons .  Interrogation of the suspects is  under way.

In another operation in Mountainous area of  Dera Bugti, 5 terrorist camps were destroyed and 7 kg explosive recovered.

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Indian CFVs continue despite facing loses of men and material inflicted by Pak Army's response. Indian Army today targeted innocent civilians in Gheekot and Mandal villages of Lipa sector where civilians were preparing for Jumma prayers. One young boy shaheed four civilians injured. Pak Army effectively responded killing 3 Indian soldiers, injuring many. 3 Indian posts destroyed.

Pakistan Army stands by its innocent civil population and would continue to respond befittingly.

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Operation Khyber 4 progressing as planned. Ground troops have established posts on important heights in Rajgal valley of Khyber Agency. While IEDs are being skillfully neuterlize by Advancing troops with the support of Army Engineers during  Clearance Operation, Sepoy Muhammad Yasir embraced shahadat due to an IED blast.  Namaz e janaza of Shaheed  was offered at  Peshawar Garrison today.

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Operation Khyber 4 progressing as planned. Advancing from multiple directions troops including special services group have cleared 90 square km area and now squeezing the terrorists. Terrorists had laid number of IEDs which have been detected, recovered and neutralized by Pak Army Engineers Counter IED teams. Many terrorist hideouts have  been destroyed in targeted strikes by PAF, Army Aviation and Artillery. So far 13 terrorists have been killed and 6 injured. During exchange of fire a  soldier Sepoy Abdul Jabbar  has laid his life for the motherland. Operation continues as part of Op Radd-ul-Fasaad.

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Pakistan Army strongly rejected Indian claims of targeting civilian population across LOC in IOK. The accusation was made by Indian DGMO during special hotline contact with Pak DGMO today on Indian Army's request.
"Pakistan Army is a professional force and considers it absolutely unethical to target the civil population more so when our own Pakistani Kashmiris live across. Pakistan Army targets only those Indian posts which initiate firing on innocent civilians" DG ISPR   said.

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Namaz-e-Janaza of  Sep Abdul Jabbar Shaheed  offered at Peshawar Garrison today . Corps Commander Peshawar Lt Gen Nazir Ahmed Butt and other Military & Civil  officials attended the Namaz -e -Janaza  . Jasde Khaki of   Shaheed will be taken to his native town where the shaheed  will be burried with full military honour .

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Corps Comd peshawer Lt  General Nazir Ahmed Butt visited cleared areas of Rajgal valley. IGFC (N) Maj Gen Shaheen Mazhar Mahmood, commander for operation Khyber 4 updated Corps  commander on progress of the operation. Corps  Commander appreciated morale and achievements of the participating troops.

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Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa visited Heavy Industries Taxila (HIT) today. Detailed briefing was given on defence production of the industry including ongoing and future defence projects. COAS appreciated performance and commitment of the industry towards quality production. "HIT has a history of contributions to strengthen conventional defence capability of the country. No compromise shall be made towards this end irrespective of the constraints" COAS said. While expressing his satisfaction on the progress, COAS asked Chairman to expedite the ongoing projects for timely completion. COAS also assured full support to defence industry.

Later, COAS witnessed display of the capability and projects in hand.

Earlier, on arrival, COAS was received by Chairman HIT Lieutenant General Naeem Ashraf. Secretary Defence Production Lieutenant General (R) Muhammad ljaz Chaudhry was also present.

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Afghan MOD response to operation Khyber 4 is unwarranted and runs counter  to Pakistan Army’s efforts for better Pak-Afghan coordination and cooperation. The information about Operation Khyber 4 has been shared ( twice verbally and in written) with Afghan Forces as well as Resolute Support Mission, and ODRP.

Pakistan Army looks forward for trust based security coordination and cooperation for fight against common enemy. Rhetoric of blames and suggestive allegations are agenda of forces working against order and peace in the region which should be avoided.

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Indian unprovoked firing along LOC in Nezapir, Sabzkot and Kayani Sectors targeting Pakistan Army  posts and  innocent civil population.

A soldier embraced shahadat, 2 critically injured. 2 civilians embraced shahadat 5 injured. Pakistan Army aggressively responded on Indian posts. Response destroyed Indian posts firing on Pakistani posts/ civilians. 5 Indian soldiers killed many injured. Indian guns silent due to effective engagement.

"Unprovoked cease fire violations shall always be responded strongly, aggressive and effectively by Pakistan Army" DG ISPR added.

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A motorcycle borne Suicide bomber hit  FC vehicle today  on routine patrolling duty in Hayatabad Peshawar . Maj  Jamal Sheran  embraced shahadat while 4 soldiers were injured.

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Weekly hotline contact between Pakistan and Indian DGsMO took place today.  DGMO Pakistan notified Pakistan’s demarche to Indian DGMO to protest deliberate targeting of Pakistan Army’s vehicle resulting into Shahadat of 4 Soldiers besides injuring one soldier and a civilian passer by.

DGMO Pakistan Army, Major General Sahir Shamshad Mirza emphasized the importance of controlling tactical actions of under command troops, since these indiscretions can potentially spiral major standoffs.  Such acts have the potential to escalate which then will be extremely detrimental to peace and stability.  While we don’t want to go down the path where we start choking each other’s supply lines; however, any such recurrence will invoke more strong and effective measures from Pakistan’s side. DGMO Pakistan Army concluded.

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HE Mr. Furkat Sidikov, Ambassador of Uzbekistan called on General Zubair Mahmood Hayat, Chairman JCS Committee   at Joint Staff Headquarters, Rawalpindi. Matters related to bilateral security and defence cooperation between the two brotherly countries and regional security environment were discussed during the meeting.

Both sides reaffirmed the resolve to continue supporting efforts for peace and stability in the region. The Uzbek Ambassador appreciated the professionalism of Pakistan Armed Forces and sacrifices made by Pakistan in war against terrorism.

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Indian troops targeted an Army vehicle moving along LOC along Neelum River at  Athmaqam. The vehicle fell intothe neelum river. 4 soldiers drowned . Body of one shaheed recovered, search for remaining 3 in progress. Cease Fire Violation responded.

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General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) witnessed final match and closing ceremony of  Pakistan - Egypt  international Squash  Series  2017 held  from 12 -16 Jul  at Muhsaf Ali Mir Squash Complex Islamabad as   chief guest. Egypt won the series by 3-2. Two matches were played on the last day of the series. In the first match Pakistan’s Israr Ahmad beat Egypt’s Aboulghar, while Pakistan’s Farhan Mehboob beat Egypt’s Karim Abdel Gawad, in the second and last match. The chief guest awarded trophies to the winners and runners up of the tournament.

Air Marshal Shahid  Akhtar  Alvi, Senior Vice President, Pakistan Squash Federation, Former Squash Legends Qamar Zaman, Jahangir Khan and Jansher Khan along with a large number of squash lovers witnessed the series.

Earlier on his arrival, Air Marshal Asad Lodhi, Acting Chief of the Air Staff received the chief guest.

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FC troops repulsed a terrorist fire raid of rockets & Machine Guns  and attempted  attack on Shoaib Nikka post late last night   in Qamar din Kerez area of Zhob Balochistan. 4 terrorists were killed during heavy  exchange of fire   by timely response of troops.

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On info from a surrendered terrorist FC Baluchistan recovered cache of explosives and accessories from Och area Dera Bugti.Same was to be used for making IED.

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The 107th Midshipmen and 16th Short Service Commission Course Commissioning Parade, comprising 72 Pakistani and 28 officers from friendly countries, was held at Pakistan Naval Academy PNS RAHBAR. General Zubair Mahmood Hayat, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee graced the occasion as Chief Guest.

Upon his arrival, the Chief Guest was received by Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah.

Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, while addressing the Passing out Parade said that Pakistan seeks harmonious and peaceful co-existence with all countries, especially our neighbours. However, Pakistan’s quest for peace and stability has to be in consonance with our national interest, sovereign rights and national pride. We desire to work with our allies, friends and partners to bring peace, security, stability and prosperity to the region and beyond, he added.

The chief guest further said that Pakistan is fully aware of threats from hostile Intelligence Agencies which are operating from Afghanistan and other locations to create unrest in Pakistan in general and Balochistan in particular and their designs to sabotage China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) are also well known. To deal with these challenges, we are committed to undertake synergetic efforts at the national level and Armed Forces have a pivotal role to play in this regard.

General Zubair said that rapid development of CPEC, Gwadar as its pivot, maritime security all along the coast has assumed added significance. The General also said that it is satisfying to note that Pakistan Navy has raised Task Forece-88 for maritime security of CPEC and Gwadar port to address conventional as well as sub conventional threats. He further added that in the current scenario a potent and modern Navy is indispensable to address the challenges in the maritime domain.

While congratulating and extending felicitations on achieving this milestone, the chief guest urged the graduating officers to hold fast to the qualities of honour, integrity and selfless devotion. He encouraged them to develop trust and confidence in their team and instill in them a true spirit of unity of purpose. He expressed his satisfaction to note that Pakistan Navy is extending support in training future officers of friendly nations. He hoped that they would prove worthy of their mettle in their respective Navies.

Earlier in his welcome address, Commandant Pakistan Naval Academy highlighted the salient features of the officers training. He apprised the audience that the commissioning term comprised 80 Midshipmen including 52 from Pakistan and 28 from allied countries. He added that 20 Cadets from Short Service Commission Officers batch are also being passed out. The Commandant highlighted that cadets from Bahrain, Jordan, Maldives, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka and Turkmenistan are also undergoing training at Pakistan Naval Academy.

Later, the Chief Guest gave away prizes to the winners. Midshipman Ahmed Faraz was awarded the coveted Sword of Honour for his overall best performance. Whereas, Midshipman Sarmad Arif won the Academy’s Dirk, Cadet Muhammad Fazal Kabeer clinched the Commandant Gold Medal and Cadet Syed Irtaza Haider Naqvi was given Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee Gold Medal. Cadet Akmadov Mamet from Turkmenistan was awarded Chief of the Naval Staff Gold Medal.

 The ceremony was attended by a large number of senior military officers, Ambassadors, Defence Attaches of various countries, civil dignitaries and parents of passing out midshipmen and cadets.

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CNS Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah receiving the chief guest on 107th Midshipmen and 16th Short Service Commissioning parade at Pakistan Naval Academy

CJCSC General Zubair Mahmood Hayat reviewing guard of honour at 107th Midshipmen and 16th Short Service Commissioning parade of Pakistan Navy


CJCSC General Zubair Mahmood Hayat addressing the 107th Midshipmen and 16th Short Service Commissioning parade at Pakistan Naval Academy


CJCSC General Zubair Mahmood Hayat giving away the sword of honour at 107th Midshipmen and 16th Short Service Commissioning parade at Pakistan Naval Academy

Group Photo of the 107th Midshipmen and 16th Short Service Commissioning parade at Pakistan Naval Academy

An overview of the 107th Midshipmen and 16th Short Service Commissioning parade at Pakistan Naval Academy


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Joint IBO by Pakistan Rangers Punjab alongwith Police and intelligence agencies in DG Khan.  2 terrorists  facilitator  gangs were  arrested  including women operatives.  Huge quantity of illegal / automatic weapons, ammunition and  LEAs uniforms were recovered from these gangs. The weapons & ammo were being transported for terrorist activities in major cities of Punjab & Sindh .

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Security forces repulsed attack on border post in Khyber Agency. Terrorists including 2 Sucide Bombers  from across the border  attempted fire raid and target Misthara post, 2 km North West of Jarobi on Pak-Afg Border . Both SBs killed. 2 soldiers got injured in exchange of fire with terrorists.

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Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa visited Quetta Garrison today. He was given detailed briefing on security situation of the province at Headquarters Southern Command and Headquarters FC Baluchistan (North).

COAS was apprised that there has been phenomenal reduction in sectarian targeting while terrorists in desperation were now targeting Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) and soft targets. COAS appreciated achievements of Army, FC, Police, Intelligence and other agencies including provincial administrations towards improvement of security situation. COAS especially hailed efforts in socio-economic domain and resultant considerable willing surrender of fararies. He said that Baluchistan is in his prime focus and prosperity of people of Baluchistan at par with other provinces is the main objective.

Later, COAS interacted with officers / soldiers and appreciated their morale and motivation. He said that we are Army for people of Pakistan and shall continue to perform our duty with their full support.

Earlier, upon his arrival at Quetta, he was received by Lieutenant General Aamer Riaz, Commander Southern Command.

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The ground breaking ceremony of 21st Air Defence Battalion unit was held today at Ormara. The ground breaking ceremony marks commencement of construction work for permanent and dedicated infrastructure of the unit. Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah graced the occasion as chief guest.

 21st Air Defence Battalion was raised in 2005 to provide Ground Based Air Defence to all PN and designated national infrastructure. In order to undertake the assigned task, the battalion is equipped with state of the art air defence guns, surface to air missiles and air defence radars.

 In his address on the occasion, Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah lauded the efforts of all those who are involved in this project of critical significance. The Naval Chief said that within the overall developmental plans of PN, Air Defence stands out to be a clear priority of Naval Headquarters and all endeavours are being made to modernize this important segment of Coastal Command to contribute significantly towards the defence of the country. He extended his felicitations to the officers and men of 21st Air Battalion on commencement of construction work of their unit and called for careful implementation and monitoring of the project.

 Earlier in his welcome address, Commander Coast highlighted salient features of this mega project. He said that development of dedicated infrastructure of 21st Air Defence Battalion would lead to further efficiency and effectiveness to counter any challenge to our motherland from any potential aerial threat.
 
 The ceremony was attended by a large number of senior naval officers and CPOs/sailors and civil dignitaries.

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Mr Perry Calderwood, Canadian High Commissioner today called on Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa at GHQ. Matters of mutual interest and regional security were discussed.

The visiting dignitary acknowledged and appreciated Pakistan’s continuous efforts for peace and stability in the region.

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Mrs, Martine Dorance Ambassador of France called on Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Qamar Javed Bajwa at GHQ today.

Evolving regional security matrix and other issues of mutual interest were discussed.

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Bismillah Irrakhman Nirraheem

Ambassadors, Civil and Military officers, Guests, Speakers & Participants

Assalam-o-Alaikum and Good Morning!

It is indeed a privilege this morning, to address this august gathering, on CPEC Logistics; it’s opportunities, challenges and way forward. I am extremely happy to see so many renowned professionals who have come here, to discuss this subject, which is extremely important, yet less debated.

Ladies and Gentlemen!

I believe that such forums and debates, are actually the key to the successful operationalization of CPEC. In this context, I must appreciate and commend initiative of NLC for bringing Pakistani, Chinese and other stakeholders from wide spectrum, under one roof to discuss this important issue. I am confident that this effort will go a long way in devising viable, practical and futuristic strategies for successful actualization of CPEC and its dividends for all of us.

Ladies and Gentlemen!

We take immense pride in our relationship with China that has always remained on an ascending trajectory and now encompass almost every sphere of our life. The lasting imprint of this brotherly partnership is visible in state-to-state, military-to-military, business to business and people-to-people contacts
Pak-China relationship is based on the principles of peaceful co-existence, commonality of interest and shared perception on regional and global issues. We have always stood by each other through thick and thin and at every critical juncture of our history. That is why we are called as “Iron Brothers”
 
The honourable President of China, Mr Xi Jinping’s grand vision of One Belt One Road (OBOR) has opened up a whole new world of opportunities for the countries of the region and beyond. CPEC, being an important project of OBOR, holds great promise for turning around the economies of Pakistan, Western China and the region. That is why we consider it as a “Game Changer”

Ladies and Gentlemen!

CPEC is also affirmation of our efforts for a peaceful and prosperous region. Unlike some countries of South Asia, we believe in focusing our energies on peace and inclusiveness, rather than divisive competition.

CPEC is a great initiative for people of the region, particularly for the people of Pakistan. It is truly a harbinger of economic development, prosperity and peace. Chinese investment in various fields, including energy, infrastructure, Gawadar port and special economic zones could lay the foundation of a fast developing, progressive Pakistan, if the opportunity is optimally utilized.

Ladies and Gentlemen!

We as a nation can only benefit from this historic opportunity, if we prepare ourselves to embrace it. All national institutions will have to make a deliberate effort to ensure success of CPEC. To begin with, we need education, training and skill development of our youth to enable them to reap benefits from this economic initiative. We also need to improve our existing laws and regulations to provide a facilitating framework for trade and investment activities. We need infrastructure and urban planning to ensure that we are able to handle large volume of business and transport, without any hassle.

CPEC will bring increasing economic integration between the regional economies on the one hand and reduce the development gap within various regions of Pakistan on the other. This however will require transformation of the trade corridors into economic corridors with the help of industrial and urban development, under a unified development framework.
 
The bottom line is; we must ensure that the people of Pakistan benefit from CPEC to enjoy the fruits of prosperity. This will require leadership, collaborative spirit and capacity building at a much higher pace and level. While Army will provide security to the project, the other National Institutions will have to come forward and play their respective roles.

Talking about security; today, Pakistan is much safer than before. Peace has been restored in FATA and adjoining areas. Normalcy is returning to Pakistan’s economic hub of Karachi, where business community and common people have started to benefit from it. Similarly, law and order situation in Balochistan has improved significantly and there is a much bigger focus on socio-economic development in the province. With full backing of our nation, we are making steady, but sure footed progress in making Pakistan a terrorism and extremism free country.
 
Let me assure the audience that the Army and law enforcement agencies are vigilant and are determined to provide foolproof security to CPEC. No one should have any doubt about our commitment to the project. We will make CPEC a success, Insha ALLAH, come what may.

Ladies and Gentlemen!

We are fortunate to have Chinese brothers on our side to assist us in surmounting the gigantic challenges facing CPEC. Pakistan is a resilient nation of over 200 Million people, with a large ratio of vibrant, capable and enthusiastic youth. We need to capitalize on this opportunity to make Pakistan an economic power in coming years. I want our entrepreneurs to join hands with our Chinese brothers and make this dream a reality. My dream is, that by the year 2030, when we complete the current phase of economic partnership between the two countries, Pakistan should atleast be in league with middle income countries .
 
I am glad that NLC has taken the initiative to organize this Forum. If regularly held, this Forum can become a major platform for the logistics industry of both the countries, for high quality deliberations for the long term development of the sector. It will also provide a platform for integration of other regional economies.

Ladies and Gentlemen!

In the end, I would specially thank our Chinese guests who have travelled all the way to attend this Forum. I also thank our honourable guests from all walks of life for their presence in today’s discourse. I would again like to congratulate, the management of NLC for arranging such a productive Forum, to deliberate on the subject for actualization of CPEC. In fact, we must encourage an open debate on all aspects of CPEC to help formulate the best long term economic policies for Pakistan. I am sure that all stakeholders will have meaningful engagement and collaborate with each other for success of this important project and the recommendations emerging out of the Forum would be given due importance by the decision makers.

I thank you

Long live Pak – China Friendship

Pakistan – Paindabad

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General Dato’ Sri Zulkiple Bin Haji Kassim, Chief of Malaysian Army, called on General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS), at General Headquarters today. During the meeting, views were exchanged on issues of mutual interest including defence, training and security cooperation between both the countries and overall regional security situation. Later, the delegation was given detailed briefing on operational and training activities of Pakistan Army. General Dato’ Sri Zulkiple Bin Haji Kassim acknowledged and appreciated Pakistan’s efforts for elimination of terrorism. Earlier, on arrival at GHQ, the Chief of Malaysian Army laid floral wreath at Yadgar-e-Shuhada. A smartly turned out contingent of Pakistan Army presented the guard of honour to the visiting dignitary.

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Chief of  Malaysian  Army called on General Qamar Javed Bajwa at GHQ today


Chief of  Malaysian  Army offering fateha after laying floral wreath at Yadgar-e-Shuada

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On confirm intelligence, Security Forces conducted an IBO near  Kohat Tunnel. Huge cache of  weapons (Pistols,  SMGs / Rifles and ammo boxes) has been recovered. The Weapons and ammunition was being transported from Dara Adam Khel to Wana in a civil truck. Weapons  were discretely hidden inside truck lower body / basement and truck  body was placed over that. Details of recoveries are as under:

Terrorists apprehended - 2

Pistols

1. 30 Bore pistol - 300
2. 30 Bore pistol MSB SP - 5
3. 30 Bore Mouser - 6
4. Zigana pistol - 197 black
5. Zigana camouflage -16
6. Beretta  black - 30
7. Pietro Beretta Golden  - 4
8. Smith & Wesson - 20
9. Walther - 10 ( 7 x black 3x grey)
10. Mikarov - 26
11. Total pistols -   614
12. Total Pistol  Magzines - 579

Other Automatic Wpns

1. A5.56 mm Rifle - 1
2. SMGs 106
3. Short gun kalakov - 2
4. LMG - 6
5. Automatic wpns Total -   115 

More than 7000 rounds of various calibre ammo was  recovered

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Gen Dato Sri Zulkiple Bin Hj Kassim, Chief of Malaysian Army , visited Naval Headquarters Islamabad today and called on Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah.

During the meeting professional matters of mutual interest came under discussion.

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202nd   Corps Commanders’ Conference chaired by COAS was held at GHQ today. The forum reviewed geo-strategic security environment with focus on evolving situation in Middle East / Afghanistan and its implications on Pakistan.

The forum reiterated to continue supporting and enabling national efforts to play positive role in line with Pakistan's national interests. Progress of Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad, military to military engagement with Afghanistan for better border management, internal security situation of country including preparations for flood relief operations if required and force development plan was also discussed.

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Thank you @10Ronaldinho and your fellow players for visiting Pakistan and letting world know that Pakistan is peaceful & loving. Tchau!

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  •  ایف سی کی کوئٹہ اور ژوب میں کارروائیاں
  •  کوئٹہ کے علاقے کلی اسماعیل سے کالعدم تنظیم کے 2 دہشت گرد گرفتار
  •  ژوب کے علاقے گوال اسماعیل زئ سے کالعدم تنظیم کا دہشت گرد گرفتار
  •  گرفتار دہشت گردوں کے قبضے سے 1 ایس ایم جی, 4 رائفلز, پسٹل اور دیگر تخریبی مواد برآمد
  •  تفتیش جاری ہے
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On the death anniversary of Kashmiri hero Burhan Wani Shaheed on 8th July, when Kashmiris all over the world were protesting against Indian attrocities, Indian Army initiated unprovoked fire across LOC in Rawalakot Sector, targeting innocent civil population in village Tetrinote, Manwa, Satwal and Chaffar with mortars and rockets fire , resulting in death of 5 innocent citizens induding four women and an old man while injuring another five people including three young girls.

Pakistan Army befittingly responded on Jul 9th causing substantial losses to men and material. Two Indian Army posts firing on innocent civilians have been destroyed. Four Indian soldiers killed. Pakistan Army shall protect civil population against unprovoked Indian aggression at all cost.

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Indian army  unprovoked firing of small arms, including  heavy weapons and mortars along LOC  in Chirikot and Satwal sector. Pakistan Army troops effectively responded to Indian unprovoked firing.

2 Individual embraced shahadat including a girl and 3 citizens were injured.

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Ronaldinho along with his fellow international football players including Ryan Giggs, Robert Pires, Nicolas Anelka, George Boating, David James and Luis Boa Morte met General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) today. COAS thanked them for their visit to Pakistan.  COAS said that Pakistan is a peace and sports loving country. "Sports promote peace and your visit is most welcomed by all Pakistanis especially young footballers" COAS remarked.

The visiting players thanked COAS for organizing their tour and the support. They said that Pakistan is a beautiful country and they look forward to enjoy the trip.

COAS also thanked Leisure League for organizing the trip in collaboration with Pak Army and promoting peace & sports.

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International Football players who arrived in Pakistan today with COAS, Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa

Renaldinio with Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff

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CM Balochistan Nawab Sanaullah Khan Zehri met Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa at GHQ today. 

Security situation in the province was discussed during the meeting. CM Balochistan thanked COAS for Army’s efforts in bringing normalcy to the province. COAS said that Pakistan Army considers it a sacred duty and pride to assist the province in realization of its potential.

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In a bid to acknowledge and pay homage to Pakistan Cricket Team on the historic win of ICC Champions Trophy 2017, Pakistan Navy hosted a reception dinner today. Mr Riaz Pirzada Minister for Inter-Provisional Coordination, Mr Ahsan Iqbal Minister for Planning, Development & Reforms, Mr Shahryar Mohammad Khan Chairman Pakistan Cricket Board, PCB officials, team management and civil dignities were also present. Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah was the host of the ceremony.

During the informal address, the Naval Chief highly appreciated the display of the team work and esprit de corps by the players during the tournament, especially in the final match for bringing laurels for Pakistan. He further added that Pakistan Navy like entire nation is proud of entire Pakistan cricket team. The Naval Chief said Pakistan Navy is specially proud of ex PN serviceman Fakhar Zaman, who remained part of Pakistan Navy cricket team for seven years and has become symbol of Pakistan as well as of Pakistan Navy, for his impressive performance throughout the tournament. The Naval Chief also applauded Captain of the team Sarfaraz Ahmed who played an instrumental role by uniting as well as leading entire team and playing as one unit thereby achieving this glorious feat. 
 
The Naval Chief remarked that winning the ICC Champions Trophy is a matter of great pride for all of us in Pakistan Navy and that it is a great pleasure to celebrate the success with our cricket team heroes. The Naval Chief also praised PCB Officials/ management, Selection Committee, PSL management and entire team for their untiring contributions towards winning this Champions Trophy for the first time by defeating arch-rivals in the final. 

The Naval Chief who himself is a recipient of President Pride of Performance for outstanding performance in Yachting and twice Gold medalist in Asian Sailing Championship besides representing Pakistan in Olympics Yachting regattas acknowledged that Pakistan has tremendous talent and Pakistani sportsmen are well capable to win championships in other sports disciplines as well.

Pakistan Navy has always been at the forefront in promotion and organizing sports in Pakistan and remained a major contributor and producer of National and International level players in sports like CISM, Golf, Hockey, Shooting, Swimming, Squash and Kabaddi.  

Chief of the Naval Staff also awarded medals among the winning heroes and champions.

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General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) witnessed training launch of short range surface to surface ballistic missile 'NASR'. Pakistan has successfully undertaken a series of training launches and tests / trials during the current week for validation of new technical parameters of 'NASR' with enhanced range from 60 kms to 70 kms and flight maneuverability. This weapon system will augment credible deterrence against prevailing threat spectrum more effectively, including anti missile defenses. NASR is a high precision weapon system with the ability of quick deployments.

COAS appreciated the standard of training and operational preparedness of Army Strategic Force and congratulated the scientists and engineers on achieving this significant milestone towards Pakistan's credible deterrence capability. He expressed his complete confidence in effective command, control, safety and security of all strategic assets and measures being taken to augment these. "You are our real heroes, the unseen, we owe you our gratitudes", COAS remarked. "Nasr has put cold water on cold start" COAS said. War must be avoided at all costs, he added, and our strategic capability is a guarantee of peace against a highly militarised and increasingly belligerent neighbour. Pakistan will go to any length to ensure regional peace and stability. We wholeheartedly support all government efforts at peace through dialogue. Our capability is only meant to ensure, no one thinks war remains an option.

Director General Strategic Plans Division, Lieutenant General Mazhar Jamil, Commander Army Strategic Force Command, Lieutenant General Mian Muhammad Hilal Hussain, Chairman NESCOM, Dr Nabeel Hayat Malik, scientists & engineers of strategic organizations also witnessed the launch.

Chairman JCSC, Chief of Air Staff and Chief of Naval Staff have congratulated the strategic  forces on the achievement. President and Prime Minister of Pakistan while conveying their appreciation have lauded the efforts of all those involved in the missile tests and trials.

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General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) today held reception for Pakistan cricket team and the management. Speaking at the occasion, COAS hailed their outstanding performance which brought much awaited jubilation for the entire nation. He asked them to stay humble, continue working hard and be upright as they are the ambassadors of Pakistan. Speaking at the occasion, Chairman PCB Mr Shaharyar Khan thanked COAS for his support for bringing back the game of cricket back to Pakistan. Mr Najam Sethi, Chairman Executive Committee PCB, thanked COAS for all out support for holding PSL final at Lahore. Players thanked COAS for honouring them and great contributions and sacrifices of Pak Army in war against terrorism and ongoing efforts for making Pakistan secure.

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General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) visited Panuaqil Garrison today. COAS was briefed on operational preparedness and internal security matters. Interacting with officers and soldiers, COAS expressed his satisfaction on their state of preparedness and contributions towards internal security. COAS also hailed their performance during recently conducted 6th Population and Housing Census and other internal security tasks. COAS said that Army shall continue its support to all state institutions for prosperity of Pakistan and its people through selfless devotion and commitment. "Country comes first, self later", COAS remarked. COAS said that Pakistan has come a long way towards success in its efforts against terrorism and militancy. "We shall now consolidate our gains to further strengthening of the State neutralizing all negative stimulants", COAS reiterated.

Earlier, on arrival at Panuaqil, COAS was received by Commander Karachi Corps Lieutenant General Shahid Baig Mirza and GOC Panuaqil.

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Special meeting of Apex Committee Sindh was held at Headquarters Karachi Corps. General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS), CM Sindh along with Home Minister, Chief Secretary, IGP Sindh, as well as Commander Karachi Corps, DG ISI, DG Pakistan Ranger Sindh and other civil / military officials attended. Forum was briefed about law and order situation of Karachi and internal security matters of the province by concerned stakeholders. Progress of NAP was reviewed and escape of high profile terrorists from central jail Karachi with suggested corrective measures was also discussed. The Forum while expressing satisfaction on improvement of law and order situation, impressed upon the requirement for persistent efforts to achieve durable peace and stability within the province. Areas requiring more focus to retain the peace dividends were identified for further progress to include police reforms, better coordination between federal and provincial authorities on NAP, expeditious completion of safe city project and the need for speedy prosecution beside others. The forum reiterated the need for durable peace being quintessential for safety and security of the people and economic activities especially in the metropolis. COAS lauded efforts of Karachi Corps and Sindh Rangers in coordinating the multi agency efforts and performance of other law enforcing agencies including police. COAS directed all stakeholders to further improve synergy, reaction capability of LEAs, decision making process and to hold the public office holders accountable. Appreciating recent improvements in capability and capacity of Sindh police, COAS suggested improvements in its internal functioning to include induction on merit, availability of young trained leadership and strengthening of command. "Stable law and order in the country is only possible with effective writ of the state through implementation of state laws, its willing abidance by the public and across the board speedy dispensation of justice. Despite considerable headway, we have a long way to go on these counts. Army shall continue to render its full support to all state institutions in this regard", COAS concluded.

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Delegation of US Senate (Arms Committee) headed by Senator John McCain along with COAS visited South Waziristan Agency today. The Delegation was briefed about Pak-Afg border security including recent measures for its improvement through fencing and enhanced surveillance. The delegation was also briefed on socio-economic development efforts in the Agency.

The delegation was flown over the Agency to have view of the border area, newly constructed forts / posts and development works including schools, colleges, hospitals, sports stadium, water supply schemes and roads communication infrastructure. The delegation having seen the realities on ground acknowledged efforts and sacrifices by Pakistan Army and of the local tribes for reestablishing peace and order in the area. The senators reiterated importance of institutionalized Pak-Afg border security coordination and cooperation mechanism.

Later, the delegation was scheduled to visit LOC which couldn't get through due to bad weather. COAS thanked the senators for their visit and their support in socio-economic uplift of FATA.

Earlier, upon arrival at Wana, the delegation was received by Commander Peshawar Corps Lieutenant General Nazir Ahmad Butt and GOC Wana.

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A delegation of US senate (Armed Services Committee) headed by Senator John McCain called on General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) today. Delegation included senator Lindsey Graham, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, Senator Elizabeth  Warren, Senator David Perdue and senior members of staff. Mr Jonathan,  US Charge d' Affairs to Pakistan also accompanied the delegation.

The delegation was briefed about regional security situation including Afghanistan. The delegation was briefed how Pakistan has positively contributed towards peace and stability in the region.

COAS thanked the Senators for the visit and efforts for forging mutual understanding of the Geo-Pol / security situation and challenges ahead. COAS reiterated that Pakistan has done its  best despite constraints and shall continue its efforts for peace and stability. In this regard enduring Pak-US security cooperation is a key factor.

Senator McCain appreciated and acknowledged Pak Army's contributions and sacrifices in War on terror . The senator also agreed on importance of Pak-Afg security cooperation and coordination.

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