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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. MOU signed by ISI & NDS. Includes int sharing, complimentary and coordinated int ops on respective sides. prevent such acts from happening. Directed focus on synergising ops & capacity enhancement of civ-mil int agencies at natl level for optimum effect. COAS visits ISI HQ Islamabad. Appreciated for pre-empting numerous terror acts in last few months, emphasis on enhancing capacity to further. (@AsimBajwaISPR)
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General Raheel Sharif, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) visited Command and Staff College, Quetta today.

COAS said that only a secure Pakistan can be a prosperous Pakistan. Our fight against terrorism and extremism is not for today only but for our future generations, he added. Wars are not fought by Armies alone; rather it requires ‘whole of nation effort’. Our security threats are complex, multidimensional and hybrid in character. Traditional response mechanisms are therefore not relevant anymore. Note worthy achievements in operation ZeA have created a space for a decisive surge against terrorists in urban areas and environment is getting ripe for political optimization towards a meaningful and sustainable closure. 

Earlier on arrival at Quetta, COAS was received by Commander Southern Command, Lieutenant General Naseer Khan Janjua.

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Ambassador Daniel Feldman, United States Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan (SRAP) called on Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif, today at General Headquarters. Issue of mutual interest and  regional security situation  came under discussion during the meeting.

Ambassador Feldman appreciated sacrifices and efforts by Pakistani security forces for peace and stability in the region.

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General Raheel Sharif, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) witnessed the concluding ceremony of 4th Army ‘Physical Agility and Combat Efficiency System’ (PACES) Championship held at Kharian today.

Talking to officers and troops, COAS showed his satisfaction over objectives of new physical standards, so essential for future battlefield environment, achieved through this new fitness regime. He specially underlined the importance of individual soldier’s physical efficiency and combat worthiness for success of counter terrorism operations. COAS said “Our performance in recent operations has been phenomenal and we have cleansed large remote areas of terrorists in the most treacherous terrain and in the most trying circumstances owing to fitness and professionalism of our officers and men. This makes us the most accomplished Army that the world now recognizes and the nation rightly takes pride in. We must continue to train hard in peace time to be able to take on multi-dimensional potential challenges so characteristic of any future conflict.

Later, COAS gave away trophies to winner and runner up teams and medals for best individual performances. 100 “Fittest of the Fit” and 5 “Super Fit” soldiers of Pakistan Army were awarded certificates and insignias. Naik Muhammad Mateen was declared overall best player of the PACES championship 2015, whereas Sepoy Haffiz Allah Dad, Naik Muhammad Mateen, Gunner Sikandar Hayat, Sepoy Naveed Ashraf and Naik Qasim Ali secured first positions in respective Combat Efficiency Tests.

Earlier on arrival at Kharian, Chief of Army Staff was received by Lieutenant General Mian Muhammad Hilal, Corps Commander 1 Corps.

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COAS giving away medal and certificate to Naik Muhammad Mateen who was declared overall best player of the PACES championship 2015

 

COAS witnessing Combat efficiency test during  PACES championship 2015

 

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Sequel to Pakistan's announcement last week about the construction of Torkham-Jalalabad Road Afghanistan, a Ground Breaking Ceremony was organized by the Afghan Ministry of Public Works at Jalalabad for laying an additional carriageway of the road by the Frontier Works Organisation. The 75 km long section is a part of the legendary Grand Trunk Road which connects Pakistan and Afghanistan through the historic Khyber Pass.

            The ceremony was attended by Mr Muhammad Hanif Gardiwal, Acting Governor Nangarhar Province, Maj Gen Muhammad Afzal, Director General Frontier Works Organisation, Mr. Syed Ibrar Hussain, Ambassador of Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Mr. Ahmed Ali Hazrat, Chairman of Provincial Council, Engineer Noorgul Mangal, Technical Deputy Minister (MoP W) and other higher officials related to the project from both the countries.

            Speaking on the occasion, Mr Muhammad Hanif Gardiwal said that the highway will further strengthen the deep rooted ties between the two brotherly countries. We are grateful to the government and people of Pakistan for the gift of this road and improved facilities of communication will further strengthen the bonds of friendship”. He added.

            The DG FWO said that the 75 km long, 2 lane additional carriageway will be constructed along the existing one which was completed back in 2006 by FWO. Entire cost of road construction will be borne by Pakistan.  Total width of this road will now be expanded to 14.6 meter into a 4 lane carriageway.The highway will be constructed at par with the international standards to cater for all types of heavy traffic. 7 bridges and 6 underpasses are a part of the project to ensure smooth flow of traffic. DG added.

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In precise aerial strikes 15 terrorists including some foreigners  were killed  last night in area ahead of Datta Khel in North Wazirastan Agency.

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General Raheel Sharif, COAS visited HQ, Dte Gen ISI, Islamabad today. Lt Gen Rizwan Akhtar, DG ISI briefed the COAS about internal and external security situation of the country and counter terrorism operations

When briefed on pre-empting a number of terrorist act and successful IBOs, COAS appreciated ISI’s role in preventing numerous terrorist acts. COAS said that most of the achievements and successes of intelligence agencies go unnoticed but their accomplishments  for the defence of the country are phenomenal which deserve due recognition and acknowledgment

COAS emphasised the need for more proactive and coordinated role of intelligence agencies for an effective counter terrorism campaign and to counter hostile agencies’ moves to destabilize Pakistan. COAS also emphasized the need to further coordinate and synergise a combined civ-military intelligence effort at national level by providing all agencies requisite support and ever developing  modern intelligence techniques.

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1.Spec Apex Committee meeting held at Corps HQ to review progress of ops, intelligence effort so far. COAS, Govn, CM Sind, Corp Comd, DGISI attended.Following decided

2.Meeting reviewed ongoing intelligence operations to hunt down terrorists who committed heinous act & directed intelligence agencies to work together 2 exploit existing leads. Continuation of across the board ops with increased tempo

3.Regular,meaningful Apex Committee meetings on weekly basis. Apprehension of criminals & abettors regardless of political,religious, ethnic, sectarian or any other affiliations & proscribed outfits-

4.Dev system 4 strict checking at all entry/exit points

5.Intelligence sub committee to coord, synergise civ-mil int effort for optimally effective Intelligence Based operations.

6.Agreed on need to extend governance/Law Emforcement Agencies to Kci's weakly governed spaces

7.Check all financial channels funding to criminals, militants, terrorists

8.Effective policing & surveillance in vast suburbs of Kci to prevent sneaking terrorist attks

9.Transparency/merit based appointment of various department officials with oversight mechanism to help the system for long term sustainability

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A special apex committee meeting starts at Corps HQ Karachi.   CM, Governor Sindh, COAS,  DG ISI, Chief secy and IG Sindh,  DG MI, DGMO, DG ISPR and DG Rangers attending

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COAS cancels his pre scheduled 3 days visit to Sri Lanka due to Kci terrorist Bus attack.

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COAS telephoned HRH Prince Karim Agha Khan and offered his heartfelt condolences on the killings of innocent people in Kci terrorist attack today.  COAS said our heart goes out for the bereaved families. No efforts will be spared to apprehend and punish  perpetrators of this terrorist act,their abettors, and backers, COAS assured.

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PM&COAS leave 4 Kabul with civ-mil delegation.An unprecedented delegation filled with optimism 4 common peace&development with our brothers.
Kabul:Brotherly warmth;Foreign,Finance min recd delgn at Airport.Guard f honour at Palace.High Lvl mtng incl PM&COAS begins.Delg lvl follows Kabul:#COAS directed FWO to start construction of Torkham- Jalalabad Dual Carriage way(a long suspended Proj)Work to commence within a week
Cont...Afgn's enemy is Pak's enemy & Pak's enemy is Afgn's enemy.
  Cont...Afgn's enemy is Pak's enemy & Pak's enemy is Afgn's enemy.
salient of Joint stake out;Full support for Afgn owned,Afgn led peace,recon&assured making all efforts in this rgds-1
Kbl:Our relations 'll b guided by 3 principles;a.Strictly adhere 2 policy of non interference.b.wont allow r territories 2 b used vs other-2
Cont...Afgn's enemy will be treated as Pak's enemy&Pak's enemies will be treated as Afn's enemies-3

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COAS visited embassies of Norway and Phillipines and endorsed his sentiments of grief in the condolence books for late ambassadors who lost their lives in the tragic helicopter  crash in Naltar. COAS endorsed that we stand with the people of our brethern countries in this hour of grief. COAS also visited embassies of Indonesia and Malaysia and offered Fateha for the departed souls, wives of ambassadors of Indonesia and Malaysia and endorsed his sentiments of grief in the condolence book.

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1st Asian Youth Athletics Championship is being held from 8-11 May 2015 at Doha, Qatar. Muhammad Afzal of Pak Army , being a part of National Athletics Team has won Gold Medal in Triple Jump. Another member of the Pak contingent ,Muhammad Shehbaz from Army  has also qualafied for 200 meters race Final which is being held on 11 May.
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Muhammad Afzal of Pak Army won the gold medal in tripple jump in ist Asian youth championship being   held
At Doha.

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General Raheel Sharif, Chief of Army Staff, visited  Air Defence firing Ranges near Karachi today   and witnessed firing of FM -90 air defence missile system, recently inducted in the Army. The exercise marked the culmination of the induction training of the new system. All weather, surface to air missile FM 90, with a  capability to engage aerial target including cruise missiles, Drones and air to surface guided missiles can operate under adverse electronic counter measures(ECM)environments. FM- 90  missile system has the ability to engage multiple types  of target at one time. The system enhances Pakistan's air defence capability both in range and accuracy. Addressing the officers and troops of Army Air Defence, COAS appreciated the training standards achieved. He also emphasised the importance of Air Defence in today's warfare and the need for continuous up-gradation of equipment,  as well as training to defeat a wide threat spectrum. Earlier, on arrival at firing Ranges, COAS was received by Lieutenant General Zahid Latif Mirza, Commander Army Air Defence Command.

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COAS being briefed about FM-90 missile system at Air defence firing Ranges near Karachi on Monday


COAS witnessing firing of FM -90 missile system at Air defence firing Ranges near Karachi on Monday

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Gen Raheel Sharif, COAS put his arm around a sobbing boy among the diplomats at the Nur Khan Airbase where the bodies of the Naltar crash were brought from Gilgit on Saturday.

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Namaze Janaza of Shaheed pilots and Flight Engineer was offered at chaklala Garrison today.

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One MI-17 heli out of 3 carrying visitors had a crash landing at Naltar. Total 11 foreigners and 6 Pakistani passengers on board. 3rd MI-17 crash landed, as per initial information all passengers and crew survived. Three passengers received injuries.

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Update Naltar: 2 pilots, 4 foreigners fatalities. (Ambs Philippine, Norway, wives of Malaysian & Indonesian Ambs). Injured Polish & Dutch Ambs.

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General Raheel Sharif, COAS has expressed his deepest grief over tragic loss of precious lives of Major Altamash,Major Faisal, Naib Subedar Zakir, and  foreign diplomats and their families in a helicopter crash at Naltar, near Gilgit today. COAS said it is sad day for all of us and our heart goes out to the bereaved families at this sad moment of heir life.

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Australian FM Julie Bishop today visited GHQ and called on COAS. During the meeting, matters of mutual interest including defence and security coop between both the countries came under discussion. Australian FM appreciated the successes of Zarbe Azb and sacrifices rendered by Pakistani security forces in this operation. She also appreciated Pakistani security forces efforts towards regional stability.

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General John F. Campbell, Commander Resolute Support United States Forces in Afghanistan called on Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif today. During the meeting, matters of mutual interest  including border coordination mechanism along Pak-Afghanistan border and security situation in Afghanistan were discussed.

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Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, Commander In Chief of Defence Services Myanmar called on General Rashad Mahmood, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC). Both the dignitaries discussed matters related to professional interest and mutual cooperation between the two Armed Forces. While being briefed on security perspective of Pakistan the visiting dignitary appreciated the professionalism and sacrifices rendered by the Armed Forces of Pakistan in the fight against terrorism.

Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services is heading a high powered delegation, the visit is part of bilateral measures to enhance cooperation between the two Armed Forces.

Earlier on his arrival at Joint Staff Headquarters he was presented a guard of honour by a smartly turned out contingent of tri-services.

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General Min Aung Hlaing, Commander In Chief of Defence Services Myanmar, visited General Headquarters today and called on Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif.

During the meeting, matters of professional interest, military to military relationship and defence cooperation were discussed.      

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Maj Gen Muhammad Imran Majeed has been promoted to the rank of Lt Gen and appointed Surgeon General. A very competent and highly professional doctor. He is regarded as pioneer in cardiac electrophysiology at National Level and his services have been duly acknowledged  in this field. He has been commandant Armed Forces Institute of Cardiology (AFIC). Presently, he is posted at Army Medical College, Rawalpindi

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File Photo of Maj Gen Imran Majeed, who has been promoted Lt Gen and appointed Surgeon General

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Corps Commanders’ conference was held here today at General Headquarters. General Raheel Sharif, Chief of Army Staff (COAS)  presided.

Professional matters were discussed during the meeting. Participants also dwelt at length on internal and external security situation in the country and reviewed progress of operation Zarb-e-Azb and ongoing IBOs in the country.

Speaking to  the forum, COAS said with an overwhelming support of the entire nation,  operation Zarb-e-Azb has inflicted significant damage on terrorists. Emphasizing the continued precision targeting of terrorists squeezed in isolated pockets in FATA, COAS directed all concerned to intensify IBOs against criminals, terrorists and their abettors in Urban areas for enduring peace in the country.

The Conference also took serious notice of RAW’s involvement in whipping up terrorism in Pakistan.

COAS said terror free Pakistan is now a National resolve. Thousands of innocent Pakistanis including our children have been martyred by terrorists/extremists. Law Enforcement Agencies and our brave armed forces have given lot of sacrifices in fighting these misguided and hardened criminals to safeguard a peaceful and better future for our next generation. COAS said that these sacrifices will not go waste. We will take this war to its logical conclusion. Dignity and honour of our country, its people and gallant armed forces will be safe guarded at all cost, he added.

 COAS said surge against terrorists and criminals is apolitical, across the board and focused to achieve peace in the country.

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COAS chairing Corps commanders conference held here at GHQ on Tuesday

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Second child born in Pakistani field hospital Nepal named Pakistan.

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Nepal Army Chief, Gen Gaurav SJB Rana has expressed his gratitude for whole hearted support extended by Pakistan and Pakistan Army during recent earthquake in Nepal. He expressed these remarks during his visit to Pakistan Army Field Hospital today. Nepalese army Chief met Pakistani relief workers and appreciated their efforts to provide solace to the earthquake victims in Nepal.  He said Pakistan will be remembered by people of Kathmandu because doctors from Pakistan Army were present around the clock and they came with ample stock of medicines. Pakistan Army field hospital at Bakhtapur is main source of receiving medical aid for the earthquake affected people of Nepal. Pakistani Army Urban Search and Rescue teams are also round the clock busy in rescue work.

Earlier last week Ms. Valerie Amos, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator alongwith Mr.Christos Stylianides,European Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management also visited Pakistan Army feild hospital in Bhaktapur, Nepal. They praised the state of the art field camp and rescue and relief efforts by Pakistan Army teams doctors and Urban Search & Rescue (USAR) team.

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2 more C130 aircraft carrying 600 x tents, 33 x boxes of medicines and 7 xNapalese doctors who are studying in Pakistan left for khatmandu, Nepal early morning today.

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DG ISPR Tweets

Capt Qasim's funeral was offered at Army Graveyard, Racecourse Ground Rawalpindi. It was attended by #COAS and CNS,his father.COAS paid rich tributes to brave Qasim 4 supreme sacrifice-1/3
#COAS laying wreath at grave of Capt Qasim who embraced shahadat after fighting valiantly in Tirah,Khyber-2/3
#COAS&Qasim's father reiterated resolve 2 continue fight till elimination of last terrorist 4rm our soil at any cost-3

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Update Zarbe Azab: 44 terrorists were killed precise aerial strikes in North Wazirastan and Khyber agencies today. According to details out of 44 killed, 16 (Mostly foreigners) were killed in area ahead of Datta Khel in NWA and 28 terrorists killed in Tirah Khyber.

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Namaze Janaza of Captain Qasim Zia shaheed who embraced shahdat yesterday, was offered with full military honour  today at Army Grave Yard near Racecourse ground Rawalpindi. Captain Qasim was severely injured on 29 April during a major clearance Operation in Tirah, Khyber agency and was evacuated to CMH Peshawar. COAS General Raheel Sharif, Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Muhammad Zaka Ullah, other military officials and relatives of shaheed attended the Namaza Janaza . COAS paid rich tributes to brave Captain Qasim for supreme sacrifice.COAS and Captain Qasim's father reiterated resolve to continue fight till elimination of last terrorist from our soil at any cost.

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Photo of Captain Qasim Zia Shaheed

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