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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. A contingent of Russian ground forces arrived Pak for 1st ever Pak- Russian joint exercise (2 weeks) from 24 Sep to 10 Oct 2016. 9 days Pak-US Joint Exercise “ Inspired Gambit” concluded at South Carolina USA. SSG & Aviation troops participated. Exercise was aimed to gain from each other experience in the domain of counter terrorism & counter IED operations. (@AsimBajwaISPR)
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Pakistani troops befittingly responded to Indian unprovoked firing on loc in Bhimber, hotspring, kel, and Lipa sectors. Exchange of fire which started at 0230 hrs after midnight continued till 0800 hrs.

2 Pakistani soldiers embraced shahadat

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There has been no surgical strike by India, instead there had been cross LOC fire initiated and conducted by India which is existential phenomenon. As per rules of engagement same was strongly and befittingly responded by Pakistani troops.

The notion of surgical strike linked to alleged  terrorists bases is an illusion being deliberately generated by Indian to create false effects. This quest by Indian establishment to create media hype by rebranding cross border fire as surgical strike is fabrication of truth. Pakistan has made it clear that if there is a surgical strike on Pakistani soil, same will be strongly responded.

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General Raheel Sharif, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) visited Abbottabad and witnessed the finals of 4th COAS Young Soldiers Inter Central PACES (Physical Agility and Combat Efficiency System) Championship  at FF Centre. COAS also awarded prizes to the winners.

A total of 406 contestants from 22 Regimental Centres participated in this event. Sepoy Sheeraz Khan did 1214 Push Ups in 30 minutes to clinch 1st Position in this category. Sepoy Jamshaid Khan stood 1st in Chin Ups competition by doing 68 Chin Ups. While Sapper Akmal Hussain did 2134 Sit ups to secure 1st Position in this event. Sepoy Muhammad Asif was declared fit of the fittest in the competition by securing 2474 marks.

While speaking on the occasion, COAS appreciated participants of the competition and trainers for achieving very high standards of physical fitness and professionalism. COAS said that Pakistan Army is the most battle hardened army in the world and it is primarily due to highest standard of physical fitness, professionalism and  motivation of our officers and men who face the challenges dauntlessly

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Sepoy Muhammad Asif who is declared fit of the fittest during PACES competition, receiving Medal from Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif.
 

Winning Team receiving Champions Trophy of PACES competition from Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif.

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Members of Standing Committee on Defence Production headed by Mr Khawaja Sohail Mansoor visited GHQ today.

COAS General Raheel Sharif welcomed the parliamentarians to GHQ. DGMO briefed the committee on current security situation on borders, entire threat spectrum and operational preparedness of the Army. COAS had detailed discussion on various issues related to national security.

Khawaja Sohail Mansoor Chairman of the Standing Committee on Defence Production thanked COAS on behalf of all visiting members for the warm welcome and hospitality extended to them at GHQ. He said that entire nation is proud of its valiant armed forces and will always stand behind them during war and peace.

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Pakistan Navy, remaining cognizant of the prevailing situation, is keeping vigilant watch country’s maritime frontiers and is fully ready to give befitting response in case of any aggression.

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1. Havildar Jumma Khan who embraced shahadat at LoC hails from Astore. He was married , has one son and 2 daughters.


2. Naik Imtiaz who embraced Shahadat at LoC today hails from Faisalabad. He was married, has 3 daughters.

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COAS presented Academic Excellence Awards to the students of Army Public Schools and College System (APSACS) who distinguished themselves in SSC and HSSC Exams of Federal Board. Ceremony was held at GHQ Auditorium today. COAS congratulated successful students, their parents and faculty for achieving excellent results. He said that Army Public School and College System is a leading education network with 183 institutions across the country and is imparting quality education to almost 2 lakh students from various strata of society.

COAS said that our younger generation is blessed with enormous potential and are true guarantors of a bright, prosperous and safe Pakistan. He said, “I have no doubt that the future generation of Pakistan will take this country to its ultimate zenith through their hard work, dedication and passion.”

General Raheel said education institutions must lay more emphasis on character building of students for grooming of a well rounded and wholesome personality.

A large number of students, parents of students, faculty and staff of APSACS Sectt attended the ceremony.

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Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah is on an official visit to USA. During the visit, the Naval Chief attended International Sea power Symposium 2016 where he addressed the participants on the topic of collaborative maritime security with focus on anti piracy. He also met with US Defence dignitaries besides calling on various Naval Chiefs who participated in the Symposium.

Chiefs of the world's maritime forces attended the Sea Power Symposium with a view to find solutions to areas of common interest including increasing capacity to ensure maritime security, improving the ability to survey Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZ), and participating in regional security initiatives.

On the occasion, the Naval Chief interacted with US Secy of Navy Mr Ray Maybus, US CNO and other naval officials, Special Envoy/Rep for Afghanistan and Pakistan Ambassador Richard G Olsen and few important Senators.

During his course of interaction, the Naval Chief discussed professional matters of mutual interest. Admiral Zakaullah reiterated the need for enhancing global efforts to effectively and efficiently confront the common challenges and threats within the maritime domain. The Naval Chief also highlighted Pakistan’s commitment and performance in fight against terrorism, including participation in Coalition Maritime Campaign Plan(CMCP)and Counter Piracy Operations. The dignitaries highly appreciated Pakistan Navy’s role in maintaining peace and order in the region as well as professional competence displayed by the Pakistan Navy during Commands of Combined Task Forces 150 & 151.

It is expected that recent visit of the Naval Chief will enhance and expand collaboration between the international navies in general and regional navies in particular.

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Pak-Russia  Army joint Exercise progressing smoothly, brings value on both sides. Comd Peshawar Corps visits & interacts. Exercises will conclude on  10 Oct.

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General Raheel Sharif arrived in Germany on one day official visit to participate in a conference of Chiefs of Staffs of the Armed Forces being held under auspices of US CENTCOM. Beside the host General Joseph Votel, Commander US CENTCOM, Chiefs of Armies of Pakistan, Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz republic, Tajikistan,Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, are participating in the conference.

Participants expressed their desire to improve multilateral military cooperation amongst their countries, in order to coherently meet the emerging security challenges and jointly defeat the menace of terrorism comprehensively.
In his address at the forum General Raheel Sharif highlighted the regional security environement, common challenges and way forward for the participating countries.

COAS said that Pakistan’s counter terrorism efforts have turned the tide against terrorism in the country.  He said Pakistan is the biggest victim of terrorism both in terms of human lives and finances.

While elaborating the concept  and success of Zarbe Azb, COAS said that Pakistani security forces have valiantly fought terrorists upfront through an across the board, indiscriminate operation against terrorists of all hue and colour alongwith their abettors, financiers and sympathizers.  He said that with unflinching support of entire nation terrorists' ideologies and their narrative have been  defeated and their  sanctuaries and hideouts completely eliminated. Our efforts against residual threat are still continuing, and cant be entirely eliminated without optimum cooperation between neighbouring countries.

COAS said that success of our counter terrorism operation is a common dividend which should be optimised and shared. COAS also offered to benefit from Pakistan's initiative and experiences in terms of regulation of cross border movement, socio-economic development of border regions and enhaced cooperation in terms of intelligence sharing.
Porous Western border and existence of some exploitable spaces, inadequate border management that allows terrorists move, lack of synergy, Coordination and institutionalised mechanism of intelligence sharing still remain our challenges.

These challenges were being exploited through confrontationalist and subervise approaches by hostile Intelligence agencies like RAW that spills blood of innocent people through indirect strategy. Highlighting the ongoing atrocities in IOK, COAS said India is unwilling to address historical disputes like Kashmir, that directly fan misunderstanding and feed into persistent regional culture of conflict.

COAS offered unlimited and sustained support to all participating countries in the conference particularly Afghanistan.
He emphasised that route to a peaceful and prosperous region runs through a stable Afghanistan, which is achievable through comprehensive and coordinated approach.

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Commander US CENTCOM, Chiefs of Armies of Pakistan, Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz republic, Tajikistan,Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, at conference held at Stutgart Germany

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A contingent of Russian ground forces arrived Pak for 1st ever Pak- Russian joint exercise (2 weeks) from 24 Sep to 10 Oct 2016.

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Chief of Army Staff, General Raheel Sharif visited  National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC) located near Kharian  and inaugurated  state of the art features to upgrade its infrastructure to accommodate foreign Armies and our own LEAs' growing demand for training with Pak Army. Addition of new facilities have turned NCTC as the best counter terrorism training facility amongst the contemporary Armies. COAS was briefed by Lt Gen Umar Farooq Durrani, Commader of the strike Corps about various aspects of NCTC and apprised COAS that so far 231000 troops of armed forces and 3483 officers and men of Police  and Civil Armed Forces have been trained at NCTC. He said that beside imparting anti terrorists training at the centre, 5 Joint exercises have also been conducted at NCTC with friendly countries which include China, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Srilanka, Maldives and Turkey. Defence Attache of various countries were also present at the occasions

COAS appreciated all those responsible for imparting training at NCTC with a focused approach in enhancing capacity building of LEAs through quality training making best use of this fully equipped facility.
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General Raheel Sharif  said that Pakistan has been victim of terrorism for over a decade and sacrificed a lot but  we have turned the tide against terrorism primarily due to resilience displayed by the whole Nation and professionalism of our security forces.

COAS while speaking to officers and men said that  let there be no doubt that our valiant armed forces have the capability to counter complete threat spectrum and Inshaallah with the backing of entire nation we will defend each and every inch of our beloved country, no matter what the cost.

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“Pakistan Navy is fully prepared to ensure seaward defence of vital maritime infrastructure and thwart the nefarious intention of adversary”
Vice Chief of the Naval Staff during his visit to Coastal Area

Vice Chief of the Naval Staff Vice Admiral Khan Hasham Bin Saddique HI(M) visited coastal area including Turbat, Makran, Jiwani and Ormara to witness the  operational readiness of PN Units exercising in the area. 
During his visit, the Admiral was briefed regarding the operational readiness of the troops and associated security aspects at Gwadar port particularly with respect to CPEC project to thwart any conventional or asymmetric threats. He expressed Pakistan Navy resolve and commitment to ensure seaward defence of vital maritime infrastructure and protection of the maritime interests of Pakistan against all threats.  The Admiral reiterated that Pakistan Navy is fully geared up to provide security to CPEC project and respond any nefarious intention by our adversary.

While talking to the officers and men, Vice Admiral Khan Hasham Bin Saddique HI(M) lauded their hard work, devotion and high morale in carrying out the onerous task of defending the maritime frontiers of the country. He further expressed satisfaction on operational preparedness of PN in area of responsibility.

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Federal Finance Minister Ishaq Dar called on General Raheel Sharif, COAS at GHQ today. Financing matters related to capacity building for effective Pak-Afghan border management including raising of fresh 29 Civil Armed Forces wings were discussed.

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Federal Finance Minister Ishaq Dar called on General Raheel Sharif, COAS at GHQ today. Financing matters related to capacity building for effective Pak-Afghan border management including raising of fresh 29 Civil Armed Forces wings were discussed.

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General Salih Zeki Colak, Commander of the Turkish Land Forces visited General Headquarters today and called on General Raheel Sharif, Chief of Army Staff. During the meetings, wide range of issues of mutual interest including defence, security cooperation, training   and measures contributing towards regional stability came under discussion. General Salih Zeki Colak was given detailed briefing on Operational, intelligence and training aspects of Pakistan Army.  The visiting dignitary lauded the unparalleled achievements of Pakistan Army and sacrifices made in fight against terrorism.

Earlier on arrival at General headquarters, Commander of the Turkish Land Forces laid a floral wreath at Yadgar-e-Shuhada. A smartly turned out contingent of Pakistan Army presented the guard of honour to the visiting dignitary.

The delegation is scheduled to visit training institutions including recently established state of the Art National Counter terrorism Centre at Pabbi.

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General Salih Zeki Colak, Commander of the Turkish Land Forces, paying tribute to Shuhada after laying  a floral wreath at Yadgar-e-Shuhada at GHQ on tuesday

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Senator Roberta Pinotti, Minister for Defence of Italy, called on General Raheel Sharif, Chief of Army Staff at General Headquarters today. During the meeting matters of mutual interest including defencecollaboration and regional security came under discussion.
The visiting dignitary lauded successes and achievements of operation Zarb-e-Azb and acknowledged the resolve and sacrifices of Pakistani Nation and Armed Forces in fight against terrorism.

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General Rashad Mahmood, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, who is on official visit to Indonesia, called on General Gatot Nurmantyo, Chief of Defence Forces (CDF), Indonesia. During the meeting, matters of bilateral interest, mutual cooperation, and geo-strategic situation came under discussion. Both dignitaries dilated upon measures to enhance cooperation between the Armed Forces. The Indonesian General acknowledged the sacrifices of Pakistan Armed Forces in fight against terrorism. CJCSC also called on General (Retd) Wiranto, Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs of Indonesia.

Earlier, upon arrival at Headquarter Tentara Nasional Indonesia (TNI), CJCSC was presented the Guard of Honour.

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Corps Commander’s Conference was held at GHQ today. General Raheel Sharif, COAS presided over the meeting. Forum had an in depth review of external and internal security situation and operational preparedness of the Army.

Taking note of a hostile narrative being propagated by India COAS said that we are fully cognizant and closely watching the latest happenings in the region and their impact on the security of Pakistan. Expressing his satisfaction over operational preparedness of the Army, COAS said that Armed Forces of Pakistan are fully prepared to respond to entire spectrum of direct and indirect threat. Pakistan's Armed Forces together with our resilient nation have surmounted every challenge and will thwart any sinister design against integrity and sovereignty of Pakistan in future as well.

Commending the steady progress of Operation Zarb – e – Azb, COAS paid glowing tributes to officers and men of Army, FC, Rangers and Police who are rendering supreme sacrifices while successfully fighting against terrorists across the length and breadth of the country.

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MARCHING TOWARDS SELF RELIANCE - LAUNCHING OF 3RD FAC(M) AND KEEL LAYING OF 600 TONS MARITIME PATROL VESSEL AT KS&EW

Launching ceremony of 3rd Fast Attack Craft (Missile); FAC (M), being built for Pakistan Navy, and Keel laying of 600 tons Maritime Patrol Vessel (MPV), being built for Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (PMSA), was held at Karachi Shipyard & Engineering works (KS&EW) today. Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah, Chief of the Naval Staff graced the occasion as Chief Guest.

In his address on the occasion, the Naval Chief highly appreciated the simultaneous launching of 3rd FAC(M) and Keel Laying of 600 tons MPV and said that the accomplishment of these diverse milestones is indeed a loud manifestation of the indigenization policy of the government especially attaining self reliance in defence capabilities. He further acknowledged that presently 3 vessels are being constructed at KS&EW with the technical collaboration of Pakistan’s time tested friend China.

While highlighting Pakistan’s geostrategic importance, Admiral Zakaullah emphasized that induction of these vessels would not only enhance operational capability of Pakistan Navy and PMSA but also go a long way in ensuring maritime peace and stability in the region. The Naval Chief also highlighted the significance of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) for enhancing regional trade activity with Gwadar Port as the focal point. He underlined that accomplishment of CPEC will be a game changer with economic dividends not only for China and Pakistan but also for the entire region. “Providing a safe and secure maritime environment is pivotal to the success of CPEC and that Pakistan Navy is fully committed to this onerous task and a number of steps have been taken towards this end. The 3rd of the FAC(M) and MPVs, once fully operational, will contribute significantly towards ensuring maritime security in the area”, he said.

Earlier, MD KS&EW Rear Admiral Syed Hasan Nasir Shah, in his welcome address said that, presently KS&EW has number of shipbuilding orders and soon will be simultaneously constructing ships on all 3 slipways. While highlighting other production areas of KS&EW, he mentioned that graving docks are already booked for various ship repair activities till next year and recently established foundry has orders for 25 Sugar Mill Rollers, along with manufacturing of 7 cranes for Pakistan Railways. He informed that the Ship Lift & Transfer System is progressing satisfactorily and with its completion, KS&EW’s capacity of shipbuilding and ship repair would be enhanced from 5 to 18 ships at a time. This will significantly increase KS&EW revenue generation thereby enabling high tax return and resultantly more jobs.

 The ceremony was attended by high ranking officials and dignitaries from China, Pakistan Navy, Government authorities and corporate sector.

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General Raheel Sharif, Chief of Army Staff(COAS) offered his prayers with Army and FC troops in Bajur Agency today. COAS also reviewed the ongoing stablization operations, rehabilitation/reconstruction and measures to enforce border management along Pak-Afgn Border in the Agency. He commended the troops for their countless sacrifices and appreciated their high state of morale regardless of remoteness of area and the occasion of Eid away from their families. Tribal elders also joined the Army Chief for offering Eid prayers and spent time with him. While talking to tribal elders, COAS lauded their sacrifices in the cause of elimination of terrorists and restoration of peace in the area. He also urged them to continue their support for keeping writ of the State which is now helping us bring about development and prosperity in the Agency. COAS reiterated the resolve that Army would not leave without completing the job of bringing peace, completing rehab and transferring administrative control to an institutionalised mechanism. Later tribal elders thanked Pak Army and the COAS for cleansing their area from terrorists and assured him that they will continue their full support of the security forces for keeping peace in the agency and would never allow a single terrorist to return to their respective areas.

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During his visit to Bajur agency on Eid Day, COAS with tribal elders

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In observance of Quaid e Azam's death anniversary, wreath laying ceremony was held at Mazar e quaid today by the three services. Commodore Iftikhar Ahmed laid the wreath on behalf of Chief of the Naval Staff. Quran khwani was also held at Mazar e Quaid in which officers and men of Pakistan Navy participated.

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