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♦Information♦ ISPR now maintains @OfficialDGISPR as its single official account. Another @ISPR_Official earlier maintained has been merged/closed by ISPR into same. Now any other account with ISPR tag would be fake. COAS expresses his grief on sad demise of ex Air Chief, Air Marshal Asghar Khan, Retired. An iconic soldier who will be remembered for his historic contributions for laying foundations of a strong Pakistan Air Force. May Allah bless his soul-Amen. @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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There are reports of fake telephone calls being made to general public by individuals impersonating as Pakistan Armed Forces officials. The impersonators try to seek personal details like CNIC, bank accounts etc on the pretext of CENSUS verification etc. Please be aware that no such calls are being made from Pakistan Armed Forces. Public is requested not to respond to such calls, and immediately report the same on our emergency help line UAN 1135 and 1125.

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Pakistan Navy Task Group comprising  Pakistan Navy Ships KHAIBAR and NASR during an Overseas Deployment to East African Countries & Island States of Indian Ocean Region (IOR) visited Port Louis (Mauritius). PNS KHAIBAR is a Type-21 frigate and PNS NASR is a combat support ship.

The visit of PN ships was aimed to promote peace and security in the region and also to join the commencement of 50th independence celebrations of Mauritius. The period also signifies the 50 years of diplomatic relations between the Islamic Republic of Pakistan and Republic of Mauritius. Due to significance of the historic occasion, Commander Pakistan Fleet, Rear Admiral Muhammad Amjad Khan Niazi also joined Pakistan Navy Task Group at Mauritius.

During the visit, Commander Pakistan Fleet along with Mission Commander Cdre Javaid Iqbal and Commanding Officers of PN Ships held important meetings with political and military leadership of Mauritius and discussed matters of mutual interest and avenues for enhanced cooperation. These included call on with H.E Mrs Ameenah Gurib Fakim, President of Republic of Mauritius, H.E Mr Pravind Kumar Jugnauth, Prime Minister of Republic of Mauritius, H.E Mrs Fazila Dawreeawoo, Vice Prime Minister of Republic of Mauritius, Mrs Roubina Jado-Jaunbocus, Minister of Gender Equality, Child Development & Family Welfare, Mr Karl Mario Nobin, Police Commissioner of Mauritius and Mr Daniel Eric Clive Laurent, Lord Mayor of Port Louis.

Taking the opportunity, officers and men of PN Ships visited Mauritius Coast Guard Training Centre while Officers and men of Mauritius Coast Guard visited PN Ships to attend Maritime Interdiction Operations & Counter Piracy workshop. A reception dinner was hosted onboard PNS NASR to mark the 50th years of standing diplomatic relations between both the countries, which were established soon after gaining of independence by Democratic Republic of Mauritius. The dinner was attended by Vice President, Vice Prime Minister, former President and former Vice President of Mauritius, diplomats, Government officials, Pakistani community and other notables from civil society.

Pakistan and Mauritius enjoy cordial relations founded on the common principles of brotherhood, friendship and sovereign equality. Being littoral states of Indian Ocean Region, both countries share common maritime challenges. As an extension of Governmentís foreign policy, Pakistan Navy continues proactive endeavors to enhance maritime collaboration with the Indian Ocean littoral states and this visit was also a step in this direction.

The visit of Pakistan Navyís Senior Flag Officer and Ships will certainly strengthen the existing bonds of friendship between the two countries.

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Karachi business community met Commander Karachi Corps. Hailed efforts for improved security situation facilitating business activity.

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Pakistan Navyís Coastal Command Annual Efficiency Competition Parade was held today at PNS QASIM, Manora. Vice Chief of the Naval Staff Vice Admiral Kaleem Shaukat graced the occasion as Chief Guest.

 Efficiency Competition Parade is conducted annually by Coastal Command of Pakistan Navy to mark the achievements of its operational year wherein efficiency shields are awarded to the selected units based on their achievements throughout the year.

While addressing the Officers and CPOs, Sailors, the chief guest highlighted that Coastal Command of Pakistan Navy has been entrusted with the onerous task of safeguarding the Coastal Areas from Sir Creek to Jiwani, under the challenging internal and external security situation. The Admiral further said that Pakistan Navyís Coastal Command is fully geared up for the challenges of CPEC and operationalization of Gwadar Port.

While taking stock of the overall security situation, Vice Admiral Kaleem Shaukat highlighted that Pakistan Navy is fully aware of the external as well as internal threats the country is faced with. He said that as a result of untiring collective efforts of the nation during last many years, Pakistan has been able to eradicate the menace of terrorism to a greater extent. This effort, however, requires constant struggle and Pakistan Navy is ready to defend the motherland from all external and internal threats at all cost.

Earlier, in his welcome address, Commander Coast Rear Admiral Moazzam Ilyas highlighted the operational achievements of Coastal Command and presented the resume of activities undertaken during the year 2017. He said that Coastal Command besides operational activities, had actively participated in several major exercises including AMAN 2017, BURQ-VII, Tahafuz-E-Sahil, Joint Exercises with International Special Forces Difa-E-Sahil and Air Defence Guns Firing.

Later the chief guest gave away efficiency shields to the units for their overall best performance during the year 2017. The ceremony was attended by a large number of senior naval officers, CPOs and sailors.

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Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa received two telephone calls from Commander US Central Command (CENTCOM), General Joseph L. Votel and one from a US Senator over the week to discuss Pak-US security cooperation post the President Trump tweet.

General Joseph L. Votel apprised COAS about the US decision regarding Security Assistance and Coalition Support Fund. The General said that US values Pakistanís role towards war on terror and expected that on-going turbulence remains a temporary phase. He also conveyed COAS that US is not contemplating any unilateral action inside Pakistan but is seeking cooperation to tackle Afghan nationals who, in US view, use Pakistanís soil against Afghanistan. This view, he felt, was undermining in Washington, Pakistanís contributions in war against terrorism. COAS said that entire Pakistani nation felt betrayed over US recent statements despite decades of cooperation. Accordingly unanimous national response reflected the same sentiments.  COAS said that Pakistan shall continue its sincere counter terrorism efforts even without US financial support in accordance with our national interest and shall remain committed to bring it to its logical conclusion along with other stake holders. COAS said that Pakistan has suffered hugely due to great power contestation in the region. He said that Pakistan is fully aware of US concerns on activities of Afghan nationals in Pakistan and we are already undertaking multiple actions through Operation ĎRadd ul Fasaadí to deny any residual capacity to terrorists of all hue and colour for which return of Afghan Refugees is an essential prerequisite. Pakistan is also strengthening border controls unilaterally but if Afghanistan genuinely feels affected from Pakistan, bilateral border management must be Kabulís top priority as well. COAS reiterated that Pakistan will not seek resumption of aid but expect honourable recognition of our contributions, sacrifices and unwavering resolve in fight against terrorism for peace and stability in the region. COAS further said that Pakistan will keep supporting all initiatives for peace in Afghanistan despite the tendency to scapegoat Pakistan, as peace in Afghanistan is the only way to move towards enduring peace and stability in the region.

General Joseph L. Votel acknowledged the effectiveness of some of the recent actions taken by Pakistan to ensure that Pakistanís hospitality to Afghan Refugees is not misused in anyway. General Joseph L. Votel agreed that both countries stand to gain from cooperative engagement.

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Graduation Ceremony for National Security Course 2018 was held at National Defence University, Islamabad. Mr. Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, the Prime Minister of Pakistan was the Chief Guest.

National Security Course was attended by selected participants from Civil Services of Pakistan, along with officers from the Armed Forces.

The main focus of course was to enable the participants to comprehend interplay of all elements of national power in the construct of ĎComprehensive National Securityí.

The Chief Guest congratulated participants on completion of course and advised them to do all what it takes to compliment the national response against the threats and challenges faced by the Country.

The Chief Guest said that state is fully aware of the challenges and determined to accomplish national objectives. The Chief Guest also appreciated the contributions of National Defence University in refining national security concepts of the participants and enabling them to acquire a better understanding of issues concerning national security.

Federal Ministers for Defence, Interior, NSA, Chairman JCS Committee, Chief of Naval Staff and Chief of Air Staff were also present.

Earlier, on arrival, PM was received by President NDU Lieutenant General Majid Ehsan.

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FC Balochistan conducted IBOs in Sambaza, Sibbi, Hazar Ganji areas. 16  suspects arrested including 8 illegal Afghan refugees. Weapons and ammunition including grenades, IEDs, rockets, explosive recovered.

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Pakistan Army Polo  team defeated Indian Army Polo team by 15 to 3.5 goals in a most awaited thrilling match during Armed Forces International Polo Tournament 2018 being held at Nigeria. Apart from Pakistan Egypt, India, Nigeria, Morocco and US teams are participating in the tournament.

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Prime Minister of Pakistan, Mr. Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa visited Special Service Group (SSG) Headquarters at Cherat. Upon arrival, PM laid floral wreath at the shuhada monument. PM was briefed about SSG organization, capabilities and performance. SSG demonstrated few of its skills and operational capabilities. PM also fired few of the weapons used by SSG. While addressing officers and men of SSG, PM wholeheartedly appreciated performance of the elite force and its contributions during the ongoing effort against terrorism. PM paid rich tribute to Martyrs of SSG and the armed forces whose sacrifices have returned peace in Pakistan.

Defence Minister, Commander Peshawar Corps and other senior Army officers were also present during the visit.

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Rear Admiral Zaka Ur Rehman has assumed the Command of Pakistan Maritime Security Agency as Director General. 

The Admiral was commissioned in Operations Branch of Pakistan Navy in 1988.  He has been appointed on various command appointments including Commanding Officer of a Destroyer and Commander 25th Destroyer Squardon.  During his illustrious career, he served on various staff appointments at Naval HQs and Chief of Staff to the Commander Coalition Task Force-151 at Bahrain. Rear Admiral Zaka Ur Rehman has also served as Naval Attache at Embassy of Pakistan at Ankara, Turkey.

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Minister for Defence, Mr Khurram Dastagir Khan visited Corps Headquarters Peshawar and Khyber Agency today. Minister was briefed about security situation, ongoing operations, border security management, TDP return and development projects.

Minister interacted with officers and troops and lauded their operational preparedness, combat readiness and high morale.

Earlier, on arrival at Corps HQ, Minister laid a floral wreath at Yadgar-e-Shuhada and met Commander Peshawar Corps.

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Mr. Martin Kobler, German Ambassador to Pakistan met Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa at GHQ today. During the meeting, matters of mutual interest including regional peace and stability were discussed. Ambassador acknowledged Pakistan Armyís contributions towards regional peace and stability.

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FC Balochistan conducted IBOs in Dhadar and Mastung. 3 suspects apprehended. Cache of arms and ammunition including IEDs, hand grenade, detonators and communication equipment recovered.

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Pakistan Navy Task Group comprising  PNS KHAIBAR and PNS NASR visited Port Victoria, Seychelles during an Overseas Deployment to East African Countries and Island States of Indian Ocean Region. PNS KHAIBAR is a Type-21 frigate and PNS NASR is a combat support ship.

Cdre Javaid lqbal, Commander 9th Auxiliary & Mine Warfare Squadron is commanding the Pakistan Navy Task Group as Mission Commander. 

During the visit, the Mission Commander along with Commanding Officers of the Ships held meetings with military leadership of Seychelles and discussed matters of mutual interests. This included call on with Ambassador Maurice Loustau Lalanne, Minister of Tourism, Brigadier Leopold F Payet, Chief of Seychelles Peoples Defence Forces, Mr Kishnan Laborite, Commissioner of the Seychelles Police, Mr David Andre, Mayor of Victoria and Ms Sheryl Vartgadasamy, Special Advisor (Police) to Minister of Home Affairs.

Philanthropic activities like visit to St. Elizabeth Orphanage and La Retraite Elderly Home were also undertaken with donation of gifts. Officers and men of both the ships also visited Regional Coordination Operations Centre (RCOC) and discussed the importance of information sharing in maritime domain.

Naval forces, as extension of Government's foreign policy, have historically contributed to strengthen the bonds of friendship between nations through such goodwill visits. Cognizant of this fact, Pakistan Navy has always endeavoured to enhance collaboration with friendly countries. The visit of PN Task Group was aimed to promote peace and security in the region, enhance maritime collaboration and open new avenues of bilateral cooperation between the friendly countries.

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ISPR now maintains @OfficialDGISPR as its single official account. Another @ISPR_Official earlier maintained has been merged/closed by ISPR into same. Now any other account with ISPR tag would be fake.

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FC Balochistan foiled major terrorist activity. Through an IBO in Mastung based on lead from apprehended suspects recovered cache of arms, ammunition and explosive including sniper rifles, grenade and IEDs hidden in caves  for a major terrorist activity.

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High Commissioner of Nigeria called on Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi at NHQ

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COAS expresses his grief on sad demise of ex Air Chief, Air Marshal Asghar Khan, Retired. An iconic soldier who will be remembered for his historic contributions for laying foundations of a strong Pakistan Air Force. May Allah bless his soul. Amen.

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Chairman JCS Committee, Chief of Naval Staff and Chief of Air Staff expressed grief on sad  demise of ex Air Chief, Air Marshall Asghar Khan. His services for Pakistan Air Force shall be long remembered.

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FC Balochistan has increased IBOs in support of Khushal Balochistan program. Conducted IBOs in Sui, Muslim Bagh, Barkhan, Sambaza, Mekhtar/Loralai and Mastung areas. Suspects including illegal Afghan nationals apprehended. Cache of arms, ammunition and explosive including  Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) recovered.

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H.E. Mr. Yao Jing, Ambassador of China, called on Chairman JCS Committee at Joint Staff Headquarters, Rawalpindi. Matters related to changing geostrategic environment were discussed.

The Ambassador applauded the professionalism of Pakistan Armed Forces and acknowledged sacrifices made by Pakistan in war against terrorism.

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Japanís Foreign Minister, Mr Taro Kono called on Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa at GHQ. The visiting dignitary was presented guard of honour and he laid floral wreath at Shuhada monument. The foreign minister was given briefing on Pakistanís War on Terror and contributions towards regional peace. Japanese Foreign Minister appreciated and acknowledged Pakistanís efforts towards regional peace and stability. The Foreign Minister said that Japan looks forward to enhance its security cooperation with Pakistan especially in the field of counter terrorism. Foreign Minister also informed about Japanese assistance for rehabilitation of TDPs and provision of scanning equipment for border crossing points.

COAS thanked Foreign Minister  for his visit, acknowledgment of Pakistanís efforts towards regional peace and assistance in counter terrorism domain.

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Indian Army committed unprovoked CFV along working boundary in Zafarwal sector. Targeted innocent civilians. Three injured. Response targeted Indian post. One Indian soldier killed two injured. Post neutralised.

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Terrorist Zahir Shah and his one accomplice of banned TTP involved in attack on Maj Ishaq killed by security forces through an IBO in Kulachi, DIK. Four other terrorists arrested. Terrorists were again on the mission of planting IED in the area. Forces were tracing the attackers based on intelligence lead and successfully found them.

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FC Balochistan conducted IBOs in Zhob, Sibbi, Dera Murad Jamali, Mach and Killi Ismail. 15 suspects including 8 terrorists involved in attack on police apprehended.

70 kg explosive, weapons, ammunition and communication equipment recovered.

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Pakistan Navy Flotilla comprising Submarine HURMAT alongwith sail ship PNS RAHNAWARD and support ship PNS RASADGAR visited Muscat for good will cum training visit. Commander Submarines, Commodore Altaf Hussain commanded the flotilla as Mission Commander.

On arrival at port Sultan Qaboos, the ships were given a warm welcome by Royal Navy of Oman (RNO). During the visit, Mission Commander and Commanding Officers of PN ships and submarine held important meetings with various RNO officials. A large number of RNO personnel, Pakistani expatriates in Oman, military/ naval attaches and officers from Sultan Armed Forces visited PN units.

The visit was aimed at improving interoperability and strengthening of bilateral ties between the two navies and creating opportunities for learning from each other's experiences. The visit afforded crews of visiting ships to hold professional interactions with the personnel of Royal Navy of Oman.

On completion of port visit, while leaving Port Sultan Qaboos, PN sail ship RAHNAWARD sailed together with RNO sail ship SHABAB OMAN-II. Both ships also exchanged crew members on this occasion for sharing of experiences in the art of sailing.

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General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) visited North Waziristan Agency (NWA). COAS laid wreath at Shuhada monument Miran Shah. General Officer Commanding Miranshah gave detailed briefing about security situation, rehabilitation of TDPs and progress on socio-economic development projects in the Agency. COAS also visited newly constructed border forts  and fencing along Pak-Afghan border. COAS appreciated efforts of the formation for speedy and quality work for border security measures. 

Lieutenant General Nazir  Ahmed Butt, Commander Peshawar Corps was present during the visit.

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General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) visited home of Muhammad Ali Khan at Gharh Khel, Karak. Mr Ali has 8 sons; three of them Lance Naik Khurshid FC KP, Naib Subedar Umer Daraz FC KP and Havaldar Sher Daraz Pak Army have laid their lives for motherland in various operations. Three are presently serving in FC KP and Pak Army while two live with them at home. Besides his own sons, his two nephews Sepoy Hazrat Ali and Sepoy Lal Marjan both Army Soldiers have also sacrificed their lives for the country while four nephews are presently serving in Army. COAS paid rich tributes to the proud family for their great sacrifices and said that till the times we have such great parents and such brave sons no threat can deter Pakistan. COAS said that no amount of care can return the value of their patriotism and sacrifices which is leading us to a peaceful and stable Pakistan.

Muhammad Ali Khan and his family thanked COAS for visiting the family and announcing special welfare package (in addition to the martyrdom entitlement) for them and the village.

Commander Peshawar Corps Lieutenant General Nazir Ahmed Butt was also present during the visit.

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In an impressive fire power display, Live Weapon Firing was conducted by Pakistan Navy's newly commissioned Fast Attack Craft (Missile), PNS HIMMAT in the North Arabian Sea. PNS HIMMAT fired indigenously developed Harbah Naval Cruise Missile, which is a Surface to Surface anti-ship missile with Land Attack capability. The missile accurately hit its target signifying the impressive capabilities of Harbah Naval Weapon System.

Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi witnessed the firing onboard Pakistan Navy Ship ALAMGIR.

The successful live weapon firing has once again demonstrated the credible fire power of Pakistan Navy and the impeccable level of indigenization in high tech weaponry achieved by Pakistan's defence industry. This is a clear manifestation of Government's resolve to achieve self reliance in this field.

On this occasion, Chief of the Naval Staff expressed his utmost satisfaction on the operational readiness of Pakistan Navy Fleet units and commended the efforts of all those involved in achieving this significant milestone successfully. He emphasized the need to capitalize on indigenous defence capabilities and reduce reliance on foreign countries. Chief of the Naval Staff reaffirmed the resolve of Pakistan Navy to ensure seaward defence of Pakistan and safeguard national maritime interests at all costs. Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi also appreciated the efforts made by our Engineers and Researchers in making Harbah Naval Weapon System project a success.

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207th Corps Commanders' Conference was held at GHQ today presided by General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS). Evolving geo-strategic environment and internal security situation reviewed. Forum also discussed input for NSC meeting scheduled later today.

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Commodore Abdul Basit Butt has been promoted to the rank of Rear Admiral with immediate effect.

Rear Admiral Abdul Basit Butt was commissioned in Operations Branch of Pakistan Navy in 1989.  During his illustrious career, he has served on various Command and Staff appointments. His important Command appointments include Commanding Officer 28 Aviation Squadron and Commander Naval Aviation.  Whereas, his distinguished Staff appointments include Director Naval Training, Director Naval Operational Plans, Sector Commander Naval Intelligence (South) and Naval Secretary at Naval Headquarters.  Presently, Rear Admiral Abdul Basit Butt is serving as Director General Naval Intelligence.

He is a graduate of Pakistan Navy War College, National Defence University Islamabad and Turkish Armed Forces War College, Turkey.

In recognition of his meritorious services, Rear Admiral Abdul Basit Butt has been awarded Sitara-e-Imtiaz (Military).

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Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa visited  family of Second Lieutenant Abdul Moeed  Shaheed at Lahore. 21 years aged Second Lieutenant Moeed laid his life for motherland at NWA on 11 Dec. COAS acknowledged courage and determination of the family and great sacrifice by son of the soil. 
Commander Lahore Corps was also present.

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Namaz e Janaza of Gen Khalid Shameem Wynne, (Retired), former Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee was held at Lahore Garrison today. Chairman JCS Committee, Chief of Army Staff, General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Corps Commander Lahore, Lt Gen Aamer Riaz and large number of civil & military personnel including senior retd Army offrs attended the funeral. Later the deceased General was buried at Lahore with full military honor.

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Second Parents' Day of Cadet College Ormara (CCO) was held at Cadet College Ormara. President of Pakistan, Mr Mamnoon Hussain graced the occasion as Chief Guest. Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi welcomed the President on his arrival.

Addressing the ceremony, the President emphasized upon the cadets to vehemently continue pursuing quality education along with character grooming. The President reiterated govt resolve to strengthen educational infrastructure in Balochistan. He congratulated Pakistan Navy for establishing Cadet College Ormara and lauded the efforts being made towards socio-economic and educational uplift of populace at Makran coast. He also cited Pakistan Navyís efforts for remaining proactive in welfare oriented projects in the Coastal belt. He added that establishment of such a premier institute at Ormara is a clear manifestation of Navy's resolve towards improving education standard in coastal areas which is definitely commendable.

Mr Mamnoon Hussain further emphasized that various developmental projects in Balochistan including Gwadar port and game changer CPEC, will definitely help in reducing the unemployment and poverty from the province, but their benefits can only be harvested by educational uplift of the province.

Earlier in his welcome address, the Principal Cadet College Ormara, Cdre Masood ul Hasan expressed his gratitude to the Chief Guest and the parents for coming long way and gracing the occasion. He highlighted salient achievements of the college. The event was colorfully depicted by cadets' PT, gymnastic, martial arts, rifle drill and science/ arts exhibition.
 
At the end, the President gave away the prizes to the prize winners for their brilliant performance in previous academic year.

The ceremony was attended by a large number of government officials, service personnel and parents of the cadets.

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Gen Khalid Shameem Wynne, (Retired), former Chairman JCS Committee died in a road accident near Chakri.

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Pakistan Navy Fleet Annual Efficiency Competition Parade for the year 2017 was held at PN Dockyard. Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi graced the occasion as Chief Guest.

The Efficiency Competition Parade is conducted annually by Fleet Command of Pakistan Navy to mark the culmination of its operational year in which efficiency shields are awarded to selected Fleet units based on their overall performance throughout the year.

While addressing the officers and men, Chief of the Naval Staff commended Pakistan Navy Fleet on successful accomplishment of operational objectives. The Naval Chief highlighted that Pakistan Navy is entrusted with the sacred duty of safeguarding the national maritime interests under the challenging internal and external security environment. The Admiral further said that Pakistan Navy is fully cognizant of the challenges in the wake of CPEC and operationalization of Gwadar Port.

He stated that during 2017, besides operational' activities, Pakistan Navy Fleet units had actively participated in-several major bilateral exercises  including Exercise NUSRAT-VII, FREE OSPREY, SEA THUNDER, SEA TRENCH, SEA LION and TADBEER-E-BEHR. Besides, conduct of multi-national exercise AMAN-17 in Pakistani waters, regular participation of Pakistan Navy Fleet units' in Coalition Maritime Campaign Plan and Combined Task Forces-150 & 151 and recently conducted flood relief operation in Sri Lanka has not only augmented Pakistanís maritime relations at regional level but also demonstrated Pakistan Navyís potential and importance with regards to regional peace and stability.

Earlier, in his welcome, Commander Pakistan Fleet highlighted the operational achievements of PN Fleet and presented the resume of Fleet activities undertaken during the year 2017.

Later, Chief of the Naval Staff gave away the prizes to PN units adjudged best in their respective Squadrons, The ceremony was attended by a large number of senior serving and retired naval officers and personnel of Pakistan Navy.

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FC Balochistan along with Intelligence agencies conducted IBOs in Musa colony and Sangan areas. An Afghan national suspected NDS facilitator apprehended.

In Sangan FC recovered weapons and ammunition including explosives and communication equipment. In de-weaponising campaign residents of Sibbi, Talli and Dera Murad Jamali voluntarily deposited illegal weapons to FC.

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Comd Rawalpindi Corps Lieutenant General Nadeem Raza visited posts along LOC. Commander asked troops to continue maintaining high degree of readiness for befitting response to Indian ceasefire violations.

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Qamar Javed Bajwa visited Pakistan Ordnance Factories (POF) Wah today. COAS was given detailed briefing on performance and growth of POF, research and development projects, future vision and strategy for implementation.

COAS also inaugurated multiple facilities including the Urea Formaldehyde Moulding Compound (UFMC) Plant, Station Headquarters building as well as the POF Colony, Sanjwal which will benefit more than 11000 families. The UFMC plant is one of many POF production facilities that will not only cater for the demand in Defence field but also towards the civilian industrial demand in the country.

While addressing the POF officers and workers, COAS appreciated their invaluable contributions by making POF the prime defence industry of Pakistan. COAS emphasized the need for technological up gradation and maximum indigenisation to attain total self-reliance in the field of defense production.

COAS lauded the contribution of POF over the years towards national economy and stressed the need for improving the business model and the importance of  excellence in core businesses to keep up with contemporary challenges.

Secretary MODP, Lieutenant General (R) Ijaz Chaudhry and Chairman POF Wah Lieutenant General Umar Farooq Durrani along with other senior civil and military officers were present on the occasion.

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Qamar Javed Bajwa visited Pakistan Ordnance Factories (POF) Wah today

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Pakistan Navy Ship SAIF, presently on overseas deployment to friendly countries of East and South East, visited Malaysian Port Lumut for good will cum training visit.
Upon arrival at Port Lumut, ship was received by High Commissioner, Defence Adviser of Pakistan at Malaysia and Liaison Officer of Royal Malaysian Navy. During the stay at port, Commanding Officer of the ship Captain Shahzad lqbal called-on First Admiral Abu Bakar Bin Mohd Ajis, Deputy Western Fleet Commander Royal Malaysian Navy.
During the call-on, Commanding Officer  PNS SAIF extended the well wishes on behalf of the Pakistan Navy Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi to the people of Malaysia in general and Royal Malaysian Navy in particular. He also extended his gratitude for the whole hearted support  provided  by Royal Malaysian Navy in making ship's stay comfortable.
With an aim to enhance cooperation and  interoperability between the two navies at tactical level, PNS SAIF also conducted naval drills and exercises at sea with Malaysian Navy Ship KD SELANGOR (FFG-176). During the three days stay at Port, cross-ship visits and reception onboard PNS SAIF were also held. 
PNS SAIF is the 3rd Sword Class Frigate of Pakistan Navy fitted with state of the art weapons and sensors and is capable of undertaking all types of maritime operations in multi threat environment.  Naval Forces have historically played a pivotal role in strengthening the bonds of friendship between nations through goodwill visits. In this regard, Pakistan Navy recognizes the need to enhance maritime collaboration, may it be in the form of regular interactions, visit of senior officers, training cooperation or participation in bilateral and multi-national exercises and exhibitions.
This visit of PNS SAIF to Lumut will further strengthen the bonds of friendship between Pakistan and Malaysia.

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PN Technical Seminar held today at PNS JAUHAR

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Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa joined Christian community at Christ Church, Rawalpindi to take part in Christmas Celebrations. The congregation welcomed COAS and thanked him for sharing the festivity. COAS wished Merry Christmas to entire  Christian community in Pakistan. He acknowledged role of Christian brethren not only towards creation of Pakistan but also for their contributions towards its progress. He appreciated role of various institutions in the fields of education, health and public welfare being managed by Christian community across Pakistan. He especially acknowledged their contributions in defence of motherland as part of Pakistan Armed Forces.

Commander Rawalpindi Corps was also present.

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Another high flying Pakistan Flag hoisted at Ganda Singh Wala on Pak-India border. Commander Multan Corps , Lieutenant General Abdullah Dogar hoisted 200 feet high flag in a ceremony charged with national fervour. DG Pakistan Rangers Punjab Major General Azhar Naveed Hayat Khan and people from all walks of life were present on the occasion.

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On a broader level, the geopolitical location of a country and regional dynamics of security, peace or war constitute the fundamental elements of national security. In this sense, geopolitical conditions can be benign or malignant, or these might change over time for good or worse depending on changes within the regional states or transformation of their ties from hostility to friendship and cooperation or from good neighbourliness to hostility. Read More

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