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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. Apex Committee meeting at Peshawar. Review of ops, IBOs with main focus on return, resettlement and rehab of TDPs. COAS to Hoshab, South Balochistan to inspect New roads being built by Army Engrs/FWO as part of CPEC. Amazing pace and quality of work. (@AsimBajwaISPR)
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His Excellency Dr. Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal, Incoming Ambassador Afghanistan called on General Raheel Sharif, Chief of Army Staff today.
During the meeting, matters of mutual interest including measures to improve security along Pakistan – Afghanistan border were discussed.

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Today Chief of Army Staff confirmed death sentences awarded to another 12 hardcore terrorists, who were involved in committing heinous offences relating to terrorism, including breaking of Bannu Jail, attacks on Armed Forces, Law Enforcement Agencies and civilians. These convicts were tried by military courts.

1.         Muhammad Arbi S/O Hafiz Muhammad Sadiq.  The convict was an active member of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan. He was involved in abetting attack on Bannu Jail, owing to which large number of terrorists managed to escape from the jail and also caused injuries to police constables and soldiers. He was also involved in attacking Law Enforcement Agency which caused death and injuries to soldiers. He admitted his offences before the Magistrate and the trial court. He was tried on 3 charges and awarded death sentence.

2.         Rafi Ullah S/O Muhammad Miskeen.     The convict was an active member of Sepah-e-Sahaba. He was involved in abetting the murder of Syed WaqarHaider and causing injury to Abdul SattarTahir in Lahore. He was tried on 2 charges and awarded death sentence.

3.         QariAsifMehmoodS/O Muhammad Anwar.The convict was an active member of Sepah-e-Sahaba. He was involved in abetting murder of Syed WaqarHaider and causing injury to Abdul SattarTahir in Lahore. He was also in possession of fire arms and explosives. He was tried on 4 charges and awarded death sentence.

4.         Shawaleh S/O Gul Khan.The convict was an active member of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan. He was involved in attacking Law Enforcement Agency which caused death and injuriesto soldiers. He admitted his offences before the Magistrate and the trial court. He was tried on 3 charges and awarded death sentence.

5.         Muhammad Zeeshan S/O Abdul Qayyum Khan.The convict was an active member of Al-Qaida. He was involved in attacking Armed Forces which resulted in death and injuries to soldiers. He admitted his offence before the Magistrate and the trial court. He was tried and awarded death sentence.

6.         Nasir Khan S/O Khan Afsar Khan.The convict was an active member of Al-Qaida. He was involved in attacking Armed Forces which resulted in death and injuries to soldiers. He admitted his offences before the Magistrate and the trial court. He was tried on 3 charges and awarded death sentence.
 
7.         Shoukat Ali S/O Abdul Jabbar.   The convict was an active member of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan. He was involved in attacking Law Enforcement Agency and Armed Forces which resulted in death and injuries to soldiers. He admitted his offences before the Magistrate and the trial court. He was tried on 5 charges and awarded death sentence.

8.         ImdadUllah S/O Abdul Wajid.      The convict was an active member of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan. He was involved in destruction of an educational institution in District Bunerand attacking Law Enforcement Agencywhich resulted in death and injuries to soldiers. He admitted his offences before the Magistrate and the trial court. He was tried on 5 charges and awarded death sentence.

9.         Muhammad Umar S/O Saida Jan.The convict was an active member of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan. He was involved in destruction of an educational institution in Pakistan and attacking Armed Forces which resulted in death and injuries to soldiers. He admitted his offences before the Magistrate and the trial court. He was tried on 5 charges and awarded death sentence.

10.       Sabir Shah S/O Syed Ahmed Shah.      The convict was an active member of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan. He was involved in attacking Armed Forces which resulted in death of soldiers. He admitted his offences before the Magistrate and the trial court. He was tried on 3 charges and awarded death sentence.

11.       Khandan S/O Dost Muhammad Khan. The convict was an active member of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan. He was involved in attacking Armed Forces which resulted in death and injuries to soldiers. He admitted his offences before the Magistrate and the trial court. He was tried on 3 charges and awarded death sentence.

12.       Anwar Ali S/O FazalGhani.The convict was an active member of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan. He was involved in attacking Armed Forces which resulted in death and injuries to soldiers. He admitted his offences before the Magistrate and the trial court.  He was tried on 3 charges and awarded death sentence.

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Corps Commanders Conference was held here today. General Raheel Sharif,COAS presided  over  the meeting. Forum took a holistic review of internal and regional security situation including reconciliation in Afghanistan and security of CPEC.

Participants discussed the importance of timely and dignified return of TDPs. COAS reiterated that all efforts and resources will be employed to bring about lasting stability and socio economic revival for prosperity and well being of displaced people of affected areas.

While speaking to the forum COAS said that Pakistan has achieved significant successes in operation ZeA, but this war against terrorism is complex, requires steadfast and unified response. Terrorists are being funded externally by hostile intelligence agencies and have their sympathizers at home who provide them shelter and refuge. COAS reiterated that we will defeat the nefarious designs of our enemies and eliminate terrorists from Pakistan’s soil.  Resilience of whole Nation and professionalism of our security forces are our real assets and I am optimistic that we will succeed in bringing enduring peace in Pakistan.

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DG ISPR Tweet

Special Apex Committee Meeting Peshawar COAS arrives Corps HQ. To Review security/op in KP / FATA. Main Focus-return, resettlement / rehabilitation of TDPs in FATA.

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A special provincial Apex committee meeting of Khyber Pakhtun Khwa and FATA  was held here today at the Corps HQ.  Forum reviewed the progress of ongoing military operations including IBOs with special focus on retrun of Temporarily displaced persons (TDPs). Governor, Chief Minister KPK, COAS, Peshawar Corps Commander, senior provincial and FATA Secretariat officials attended the meeting.

COAS, while paying rich tributes to the resilience and sacrifices of the people of FATA and KPK said “With unflinching resolve and courage, our proud tribesmen of FATA and people of KPK stood up to atrocities of the terrorists, pushed them back and marginalized them in the society,”  which deserves highest of accolades.

COAS said that after successfully evicting terrorists form their sanctuaries and restoring writ of the state, we are in the most difficult phase of the operation; physically rebuilding the war-damaged areas, resettling of IDPs and eventually establishing an administrative system that focuses on the needs and aspirations of the people. Together,InshaAllah, with our tribal brethren we shall ensure that terrorists and their facilitators are never allowed to return to these areas, COAS emphasized.

COAS vowed to ensure a timely and dignified return of TDPs to resettle them in their respective homes. He reiterated his commitment with tribal brethren, to rebuild the area and revive entire socio-economic infrastructure. He emphasized on all concerned to expedite the resettlement process and meet time lines by removing impediments which are causing delay in timely completion of the work.

The Governor and Chief Minister KPK appreciated the whole hearted support of Pakistan Army and reiterated the resolve of FATA and the provincial government to rid the province of terrorism and extremism and pave way for development and well being of the people.

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Colonel General Zhasuzakov Sakin Adilkhanovich, First Deputy Defence Minister & Chief of General Staff, Kazakhstan, who is on official visit to Pakistan, called on General Rashad Mahmood, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee at Joint Staff Headquarters, Rawalpindi. Both dignitaries discussed matters of professional interest and agreed to enhance mutual cooperation between the two Armed Forces. The visiting dignitary lauded the professionalism of Pakistan Armed Forces and acknowledged the sacrifices rendered by Pakistan in fight against terrorism.

Earlier, upon arrival at Joint Staff Headquarters, he was presented Guard of Honour by a smartly turned out contingent of tri-services.

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An Army aviation  training aircraft mushaq  crashed near Gujranwala while on routine training flight. Maj Azhar instructor Pilot and Capt Ahmed trainee pilot embraced shahadat

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Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah Calls on Fleet Commander UK Royal Navy  

Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah, who is on an official visit to United Kingdom, called on Fleet Commander of Royal Navy Vice Admiral Sir Philip Jones, today. Upon arrival at Fleet HQ UK, the Admiral was received by Fleet Commander, Vice Admiral Sir Philip Jones. A ceremonial Guard of Honour was  presented on the occasion.

During the meeting with Fleet Commander of Royal Navy, matters of mutual interest and bilateral naval collaboration were discussed. Admiral Zakaullah also highlighted the Pakistan’s commitment and performance in fight against terrorism including participation in Coalition Maritime Campaign Plan (CMCP) and Counter Piracy Operations during discussion.

Fleet Commander of Royal Navy, Vice Admiral Sir Philip Jones, highly appreciated the professional competence displayed by Pakistan Navy during PN Commands of Combined Task Forces 150 & 151 as well as efforts of Pakistan Navy in maintaining peace and stability in the region.

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Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah Calls on First Sea Lord & Chief of The Naval Staff of Royal Navy and Minister of State for Defence Procurement

Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah is on an official visit to United Kingdom. During the visit, the Naval Chief called on First Sea Lord & Chief of The Naval Staff of Royal Navy, Admiral Sir George Zambellas and Minister of State for Defence Procurement, Mr Philip Dunne, today.

Upon arrival at MoD, the Admiral was received by his counterpart First Sea Lord & Chief of The Naval Staff of Royal Navy, Admiral Sir George Zambellas. During the meeting with First Sea Lord & Chief of the Naval Staff of Royal Navy, Admiral Zakaullah dilated upon matters of mutual interest and bilateral naval collaboration. Pakistan’s commitment and performance in fight against terrorism including participation in Coalition Maritime Campaign Plan (CMCP) and Counter Piracy Operations also came under discussion.

Later during the day, Naval Chief also met with Minister of State for Defence Procurement, Mr Philip Dunne. During the meeting, the matters of bilateral defence collaboration were discussed. The Minister of Defence Procurement highly appreciated role and contributions of Pakistan Navy in maintaining peace and stability in the region.

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Ambassador Richard G. Olson, US special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan called on Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif, today at General Headquarters. Overall regional security situation with particular reference to situation in Afghanistan came under discussion during the meeting.

Ambassador appreciated the efforts of Pakistan in fight against terrorism.

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Provision of Water to Gwadar continues… the 3rd Pakistan Navy Fleet Tanker reaches water scarce Gwadar City


Provision of Water to Gwadar through Pakistan Navy Tankers continues as another Pakistan Navy Fleet Tanker PNS NASR reached Gwadar port with 1000 tons of fresh/drinking water onboard.

 The ongoing efforts of transporting fresh water from Karachi to Gwadar through Pakistan Navy Tankers and subsequently its distribution to area residence in coordination with the local District Administration is paying the dividends as the present alarming situation at Gwadar City is getting improved through persistent water supply. Commander West Navy, Commodore Muhammad Waris is presently supervising the said relief efforts on behalf of Pakistan Navy.

 Pakistan Navy is making all possible efforts to address the prevalent crisis of drinking water shortage in Balochistan due marginal rains and scanty water resources so as to meet the basic human needs especially in Gwadar City. The efforts will continue during next few weeks till the situation gets normal.

  Today, 1000 Tons of more drinking water have been supplied/ distributed to the residents of Gwadar and surrounding areas. High officials of District Administration Gwadar were also present on site. District Administration as well as locals much appreciated the efforts/ contributions of Pakistan Navy toward improvement of deteriorated situation in Gwadar due to water shortage.


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Afghan DGMO alongwith delegation visited GHQ and met Pakistan DGMO. Visit was sequel to COAS visit of Kabul in Dec 15, during which regular bilateral interactions of Pakistan and Afghanistan military were decided, as part of which bilateral Corps Comds meet was also held at Peshawar last week.

During the meeting today, issues related to bilateral security and border management came under discussion. Both sides reiterated that Terrorists operating on either side of border will not be allowed to use their soil for any terrorists acitivity on either side of the border.
Both sides expressed resolve to continue the interaction for better bilateral military to military coordination

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Pakistan DGMO called his Indian counter par today and offered help for rescue of Indian soldiers who came under snow Avalance in Northern Areas.

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Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif visited National Counter Terrorism Training Centre (NCTC), Pabbi and witnessed Pak – Sri Lanka – Maldives Trilateral Exercise “ Eagle Dash-I”, today.

Two weeks long exercise was focused on counter terrorism operations and sharing of field combat experience of three Armed forces. Owing to the successes of Operation Zarb-e-Azb, a large number of friendly countries have requested Pakistan Army to organize  training for their troops in our state of the art Counter Terrorism Training Centre. So far Pakistan Army has conducted joint exercises with Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, China and Jordan to enhance their combat efficiency. Pakistani troops have also imparted counter terrorism training to Police and other law enforcement agencies of all four provinces, Gilgit Baltistan and Azad Kashmir.

While speaking on the occassion, COAS  congratulated all participants of exercise for displaying high level of professionalism and combat skills.  He underscored that such exercises will consolidate our special relationship between three forces and help eliminate terrorism from the region. COAS said that terrorism is a global phenomenon and terrorists have no country, religion or sect. Hence a coordinated global response from us all. He said that Pakistan has been victim of terrorism for over a decade and sacrified a lot but at the end we have turned the tide primarily due to resilience displayed by the whole Nation and professionalism of our armed forces. We are willing to share our experiences with the world for the benefit of humanity and as an obligation towards International peace.

COAS said that Pakistan Army has also taken the initiative of providing  counter terrorism training to our police personnel and other law enforcement agencies in Pakistan  in an effort to enhance their capacity and make them capable of skillfully dealing with this menace in an effienct manner.

Praising the performance and potential of the trainees, Such training will enhance the confidence of our LEAs  and also Foreign military delegates from Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Maldives and South Africa witnessed the exercise and lauded professionalism of Pakistan Army.

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COAS during his visit to NCTC Pabbi today

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A high level security meeting was held at HQ ISI, Islamabad today.  Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif attended the meeting and reviewed the entire internal and external threat spectrum including terrorists' networks and their linkages.  The role of hostile intelligence agencies  and their collaborators in fomenting instability in Pakistan and underming Pakistan's interests was discussed in detail. Management of Pak-Afghan border including way forward was also discussed during the meeting.

COAS emphasized that terrorists are externally funded and internally facilitated. He also underscored the need for continued efforts across the country in consolidating gains made in operation ZeA and ongoing IBOs to ensure a permanent and sustainable peace in the country.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif highly appreciated the efforts and achievements of Army and  intelligence agencies in achieving major break throughs and bringing a noticeable change in the security environment of the country.  PM also paid tributes to the valiant officers and men of Army and intelligence agencies who had sacrificed their lives in the line of duty.  Prime Minister said that entire nation is truly proud of  its premier intelligence agency, its officers and men who have countless successes on their name which truly merit due recognition and acknowledgement. Prime Minister  reiterated that the Government and the nation stands behind its armed forces and intelligence agencies in the fight and expressed the resolve that we will collectively defeat all designs of our enemies to make Pakistan a secure and prosperous country.

Federal Ministerr, Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan and NSA Lt Gen(r) Nasser Janjua  also accompanied the Prime Minister.

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Naval Chief visits Egyptian Higher Naval Institute and addresses the Faculty

Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah is on an official visit to Egypt. Today, Naval Chief visited Egyptian Higher Naval Institute and addressed the Faculty.

During the day, Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah also visited Egyptian Naval Academy and Special Forces Brigade where he had meetings with the Commandant of Naval Academy  and  Special Forces Brigade Commander respectively. During the meetings, matters of mutual interest were discussed.

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COAS to Hoshab, South Balochistan to inspect New roads being built by Army Engrs/FWO as part of CPEC. Amazing pace and quality of work.

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Baluchistan: COAS drives Prime Minister on newly constructed patch of CPEC Road at Hoshab, built by Army. Locals over joyed.

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Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah Calls on Commander in Chief Egyptian Navy

Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah is on an official visit to Egypt. During the visit, the Naval Chief called on Commander in Chief  Egyptian Navy, Rear Admiral Ossama Moneir Mohamed Rabie, today.

Upon his arrival, the Admiral was received by his counterpart, Rear Admiral Ossama Moneir Mohamed Rabie . A ceremonial Guard of Honour was also presented to the Naval Chief on the occasion. During the meeting , Admiral Zakaullah dilated upon matters of mutual interest and bilateral naval collaboration. 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. Commands of Multinational Task Forces 150 and 151 by Pakistan Navy were also discussed.

Earlier Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah also visited tomb of unknown sailor and laid wreath.

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

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COAS arrives Quetta. Will attend and address a widely attended national seminar on Peace and prosperity in Balochistan.

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Bismillah Irrakhman Nirraheem

Honourable CM Balochistan Nawabzada Sanaullah Zehri,Dr Abdul Malik Baloch, Comd SC, Respected Members of Parliament, Representative of Academia and Media, Ladies and Gentlemen.

Assalam-O-Alaikum

Ø   It is indeed a matter of great honour and privilege for me to be part of this August gathering. I am extremely grateful to Govt of          Balochistan, HQ Southern Comd and organziers of the seminar for giving me this opportunity to attend this event of great   significances.

Ø   Reviewing the prospects of Peace and Prosperity in Balochistan is indeed need of the honour, and this seminar is aptly timed and focused

Ø   On a personal note, Balochistan is very close to my heart. I was born in Quetta at 10 Litton Road. As a young lieutenant, my first    posting was at khuzdar. I have spent almost 9 years in Balochistan and  served as Chief of Staff Southern Command.

Ladies and  Gentlemen,
Ø   Overtime, diverse and divergent interests have led Balochistan to most complex problems. Its roots range from personal vested interests to international geo-strategic designs, manifested in plethora of socio- economic, ethnographic and sectarian divides. Lack of developed infrastructure, extreme poverty, poor educational and health facilities, and rampant unemployment lend credibility to the complaints of the aggrieved section of society.

Ø   These issues are further complicated by the foreign interference in the largest province of Pakistan and across a porous border           spanning hundreds of Kilometers.

Ø   Our foreign adversaries have been more than eager to exploit   any opportunity to destabilize Pakistan by harbouring, training and funding dissidents and militants. Balochistan, in fact, has become a hotbed of proxy wars for regional and global grand   strategy by many powers. This is a battle that we all are fighting, and we shall continue to fight, till peace prevails across the width and breadth of the Province. Pakistan Army, Frontier Corps, Police, Coast Guards, Levies and above all, people of Balochistan have defended the integrity of Pakistan with unflinching resolve for which they deserve special appreciation.

I must also appreciate the efforts of all political parties in creating harmony as per the aspirations of people of Balochistan.

Ø   A great challenge for the Civil Armed forces of Balochistan is the security of the long and porous border. Efforts are underway for capacity building of the security forces for this purpose.Besides this, the role of Army is to provide an enabling environment in the province where these problems can find their solution at the table of social justice, trust and fraternity. I understand that use of force brings nothing but destruction, distress and suffering, often to those who had no part in it. Involvment of the people and state institutions, therefore, is the correct way forward for the prosperity of Balochistan.

Ladies and  Gentlemen,
Ø    “Peace through Integrated Approach” has been our primary focus, where Federal and Provincial governments, state institutions, entire security apparatus and people of Balochistan are working towards creating an environment of harmony, progress and prosperity.

Ladies and  Gentlemen,
Ø    “The future of Balochistan is the Youth of Balochistan. It is, therefore, imperative that their potential be raised to the optimal level so that they come equal to the onerous responsibilities awaiting them. To this end, it is important to make the Youth of this great province partners in peace and prosperity. Our efforts aim at bridging the gap between the state and youth including small discontented segments, lured by vague slogans and elusive dreams.

Ø    Besides security responsibilities, Pakistan Army is serving the people of Balochistan in a multitude of ways. Todays, the military-run institutions in the province are providing educational facilities to around twenty-five thousand children of the province. In addition, Pakistan Army and Frontier Corps are running a huge network of medical facilities across Balochistan.

Ø    We played our national role in the rehabilitation of Awaran after the devastating earthquake of 2013 that claimed the lives of our 800 people and caused enormous damage to property. More than ever before, today the youth of Balochistan is getting good opportunity to obtain commission in the officers’ cadre of Pakistan Army. Sui Educational City, including a Military College, has started to send forth a stream of young professionals including military leaders. Over 18000 youth from all parts of Balochistan have joined Armed Forces and Frontier Corps in recent times. At this occasion, it is my pleasure to announce that soon, a campus of NUST will also start functioning at Quetta. This will provide a historical opportunity to the youth of Balochistan to equip themselves with the scientific and technological knowledge and contribute to the progress of Balochistan and Pakistan..

Ø    The resilience of the people, its geo-strategic location, and enormous wealth of natural resources such as RekoDiq are the true assets of Balochistan, which must be fully optimized for prosperity of the province.

Ø    China –Pakistan Economic Corridor  and development of Gawadar port will transform the Province altogether, and for this, the local population must be its greatest beneficiary. Once the people find their stakes in this progress, the need for check posts and barricades will disappear

Ø    Pakistan  Army, once instrumental in the completion of Makran Coastal Highway, is today playing a pivotal role in the timely completion of CPEC projects in Balochistan.

Ø    The unprecedented contributions in communications infrastructure will usher Balochistan into an era of prosperity.  Since 2014, 632 kilometers of roads have already been   constructed. By the end of this year, a total of 870 kilometer of  roads will be completed by FWO.

Ø    It is heartening to note that successive governments in the Centre and Province have sought to pursue a policy of reconciliation and engagement in Balochistan. The measures taken in this regard may not be sufficient for some, but they are steps taken in the right direction.

Ladies and Gentlemen,
Ø    Terrorists are externally supported and internally facilitated. They are defiant and cunning. Law enforcement Agencies have       conducted over 2400 intelligence-based Operations in Balochistan since Aug 2014 and 204 lives have been sacrificed.

Ø    Operation Zarb – e – Azb enjoys the support of people of Pakistan from all walks of life. Our men are out to eliminate terrorist           and militant hideouts and sever its linkages across the country. As per the aspirations of the people of Pakistan, this operation will be taken to its logical end.

Ø    Pakistan Army takes pride in being truly a national Army. It can isolate and neutralize warring factions. It reaches out to those in distress and alleviate their hardships, but the real foundations of peace and prosperity can only laid through active participation of the people of Pakistan

Ø    Politics of violence, hatred and terror has tarnished the image of Quetta and Balochistan for decades. We need to continue our endeavours with full resolve and dedication to bring back stability to the province and return the charm of Quetta that it was once admired for. I hold this as  a personal passion and Inshallah, together we will achieve this goal.

Thanks once  again for giving me this honour. May Allah be our guide and protector.

Balochistan Zinda Bad,

Pakistan Painda Bad

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COAS addressing Seminar on Balochistan today at Quetta

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Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah, Chief of Naval Staff called on the Prime Minister

Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah, Chief of Naval Staff called on Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif at PM House Islamabad, today. The Naval Chief apprised the Prime Minister on matters pertaining to Pakistan Navy including its professional preparedness. The Prime Minister appreciated the role of Pakistan Navy in regard to national defence. The vernment will take all possible steps to further strengthen Pakistan Navy, added the Prime Minister.

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Eight members delegation of Afghan National Army headed by Corps Commander Lieutenant General Mohammad Sharif Yaftali visited Corps Headquarters and called on Corps Commander Lieutenant General Hidayat ur Rehman.

Later on, the delegates discussed matters pertaining to mutual interest and security arrangements at Pak-Afghan border. Both commanders agreed on better coordination and enhancing security measures at both sides.

Earlier on arrival, the delegates laid floral wreath at Shuhada monument and appreciated the sacrifices of Pak Army in fighting terrorism.

Visit of Afghan National Army delegation is  follow up of Army Chief General Raheel Sharif’s last visit to Afghanistan in which it was decided that Corps Commanders from respective sides will hold meetings for better border management.

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General Raheel Sharif, Chief of Army Staff visited Hyderabad Garrison today. He met with officers, troops and veterans of the formation and Sind Regimental Centre.

COAS appreciated the formation for their performance in Ops and security and reiterated that Pakistan Army will always respond to the call of the nation and come upto their expectation, may it be for defence of the motherland or during natural calamities.

General Raheel Sharif also visited Sindh Regimental Centre, laid floral wreath at Yadgar-e-Shuhada and offered Fateha.

Earlier on arrival at Hyderabad, General Raheel Sharif was received by Lieutenant General Naveed Mukhtar, Corps Commander.

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COAS visited Corps Headquarters Karachi and chaired a special security meeting. Corps Commander, DG ISI, DG MI, DG Rangers were present. He was briefed in detail regarding regarding ongoing Karachi operation including intelligence based operation.

COAS appreciated Rangers and other law enforcement agencies for their successes in improving security environment. He specially commended the intelligence agencies for achieving major break throughs in unearthing various terrorists networks in their bid to dismantle terror infrastrutre and sever their linkages with terrorists cells and bases outside Karachi.

COAS vowed to go to any length for a secure and terror free Karachi to ensure a peaceful and fearless routine daily life for people of Karachi.

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General Rashad Mahmood, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, who is on an official visit to Egypt, called on General Sedki Sobhi Sayed, Minister of Defence, Egypt. During the meeting, regional security situation was discussed between both dignitaries and enhancement in military cooperation at broader spectrum was agreed upon. The Defence Minister lauded Pakistan's commitment to eradicate terrorism and acknowledged the sacrifices made by Pakistan in fight against this menace. Egypt’s Chief of Army Staff was also present during the meeting.  CJCSC also called on Major General Mohamed Saeed El-Assar, Minister of Military Production and Lieutenant General (Retd) Abd El Aziz Seif-Eldeen, Chairman Arab Organization of Industrialization.

CJCSC will also call on Air Marshal (P) Younes El-Sayed El-Masry, C-in-C of Egyptian Air Force before his return to Pakistan.  Earlier, upon arrival at Egyptian Ministry of Defence, CJCSC was presented the Guard of Honour.

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Namaz-e-Janaza of Lieutenant General (Retired) Sahibzada Yaqoob Khan (Ex Foreign Minister of Pakistan) was held today at Army Grave Yard near Racecourse ground Rawalpindi. COAS General Raheel Sharif and large numbers of high ranking civil and  military officials and people from all fields of life offered the Namaz-e-Janaza.

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DG ISPR Tweets

Speculations about extension in service of COAS are baseless. COAS said; "Pakistan Army is a great institution. I don’t believe in extension and will retire on the due date. Efforts to route out terrorism will continue with full vigor and resolve.
Pakistan's national interest is supreme and will be safe guarded at all costs."

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COAS at Corps Headquarters Peshawar, holding a special security review meeting. Corps Commander, Operation Commanders, DG ISI, DG MI, DG MO & DG ISPR in attendance-1

Reviewing Operations in FATA & KPK, Intelligence Based Operations  in KPK, Pak-Afghan Border management, progress investigation of Charsada attack. Being shared in my press conference shortly – 2

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COAS visit to Corps Headquarters Peshawar today

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