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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. Pak-Afgn security officials at Angoor Adda with purpose built Xing facility in the back ground. COAS with Gen Fang, Vice Chairman Central Mil Commission, China Visit-Impressions; Very intense, highly productive, focused visit. Strategic relationship manifested in talks and interactions. (@AsimBajwaISPR)
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COAS-Quetta: Address Command & Staff College; emphasised Pakistan's resolve and determination to confront global phenomenon of terrorism, extremism - 1

No military of world able to synergise effects as much as Pakistan Army could do single handedly. Rightly proud of commanding dynamic and resolute force - 2

Dilating on the effects of Operation Zarb-e-Azb, he explained how we had transited from hard core kinetic operation to intelligence based operations and now combing operations - 3

Vision of conclusion of operations, he reiterated, we are not there yet, more work to do to achieve final objective of fully peaceful and prosperous Pakistan - 4

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Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah Calls on Chief of South African Navy and Chief of the South African National Defence Force

Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah is on an official visit to South Africa. During the visit, the Naval Chief called on Chief of South African Navy, Vice Admiral M S Hlongwane, today.

Upon his arrival at South African Naval Headquarters, the Admiral was received by Chief of South African Navy, Vice Admiral M S Hlongwane. A ceremonial Guard of Honour was also presented to the Naval Chief on the occasion. During the meeting, Admiral Muhammad 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. Chief of South African Navy appreciated the professional competence displayed by Pakistan Navy during PN Commands of Combined Task Forces 150 & 151.

Later during the day, Naval Chief also met with Chief of the South African National Defence Force, General Solly Zacharia Shoke and Chief of the South African Air Force, Lt Gen Fabian Msimang. During the meeting with Chief of the South African National Defence Force matters of bilateral defence collaboration were discussed. The Chief of the South African National Defence Force highly appreciated role and contributions of Pakistan Navy in maintaining peace and stability in the region.

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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Ambassador of US Mr David Hale visited GHQ and called on COAS, General Raheel Sharif today. The situation arising after US drone strike in Balochistan on 22 May 2016 came under discussion.

While expressing his serious concerns over the said drone strike, COAS said such acts of sovereignty violations are detrimental to relations between both countries and are counter-productive for ongoing peace process for regional stability.

COAS said that Pakistan’s efforts, successes and sacrifices in fight against terrorism have been unparalleled.

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General Raheel Sharif, Chief of Army Staff, (COAS) visited Armed Forces Institute of Ophthalmology (AFIO) today and met  wounded warriors   of Operation Zarb-e-Azb . COAS  while interacting with war heroes paid richest tribute to their sacrifice and valour and said “ We never give up and never quit”. Till date a total 179 soldiers have lost their complete or partial eye sight due to IED blasts.  At present  56 valiant sons of soil are undergoing treatment in the Armed Forces Institute of Ophthalmology, 30 out of them have lost their both eyes. COAS  spent time with them  and inquired their well being.

During his visit to AFIO, COAS was given a detailed briefing on pilot project of state of the art Visual Rehabilitation Center for visually disabled soldiers which includes computer / IT Lab, Braille, vocational and recreational facilities. COAS was briefed that all efforts are being made to retrieve eye sight of few injured soldiers who are in curable zone. General Raheel Sharif instructed all concerned to leave no stone unturned to provide best medical treatment to these national heroes who have sacrificed their eyesight to help realize Quaid’s vision of Pakistan.

COAS appreciated the standard of treatment and  medical care  being extended by dedicated team of doctors and paramedical staff at (AFIO)
Earlier on arrival, COAS was received by Adjutant General Lieutenant General Anwar Ali Hyder, and Lieutenant General Syed Muhammad Imran Majeed, Surgon General Pakistan army.

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COAS with brave soldiers,who lost their eyesight due IED blasts in Op Z-e-A to help us realise Quaid's vision of Pakistan.

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General Josef Becvar, Chief of General Staff Czech Republic Armed Forces called on General Raheel Sharif, Chief of Army Staff, at General Headquarters today.

 During the meeting, matters of mutual interest including regional security situation and measures to enhance defence cooperation between both the countries were discussed. Czech Chief of General Staff appreciated achievements of Operation Zarb-e-Azb and paid rich tribute to Pakistan’s sacrifices in bringing peace and stability in the region.

Earlier, on arrival at General Headquarters, a smartly turned out contingent of Pakistan army presented Guard of Honor to the visiting dignitary, who laid floral wreath at Yadgar-e-Shuhada.

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General Rashad Mahmood, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, who is on official visit to Turkmenistan, today called on Lieutenant General Ismallov Ismail Allamyradovich, Deputy Minister of Defence and Chief of General Staff.Both dignitaries discussed matters of professional interest and reiterated the need to enhance mutual cooperation between the Armed Forces. The Minister lauded Pakistan's commitment to eradicate terrorism and acknowledged the sacrifices made by Pakistan in fight against this menace. All Services Chiefs of Turkmenistan Armed Forces were also present during the meeting.

CJCSC also called on Colonel General Berdiev Yaylym Yagmyrovich, Minister of Defence. Upon arrival at Ministry of Defence, CJCSC was presented the Guard of Honour.

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MaldivesDefence Minister, Mr Adam Shareef Umar called on Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Raheel Sharif, today at GHQ.

During the meeting, issues of mutual interest including regional security and defence cooperation were discussed. Maldives Defence Minister appreciated the successes of Op ZeA and paid rich tribute to the martyrs of Pakistani security forces.

Earlier, on arrival at GHQ, Defence Minister Mr Adam Shareef Umar laid floral wreath at Yadgar-e-Shuhada. A smartly truned out contingent of Pakistan Army presented the Guard of Honour to the visiting dignitary.

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Mr. Adam Shareef Umar Minister of Defence & Natonal Security, Maldives exchanging views with Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah NI(M) at Naval Headquarters.

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To Strengthen brotherly relations between Pakistan and Afghanistan and with a strategic intent to improve border management, purpose built crossing facility at Angoor Adda was handed over to Afghan authorities at Angoor Adda today.

This gesture will act as a catalyst and is envisioned to bring momentum for establishing peace and stability along the Pak Afghan Border.

It was reiterated during the process, that all border related issues will be amicably resolved through mutual consultations subsequently.

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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.During the meeting overall regional security situation with particular reference to situation in Afghanistan came under discussion. Ambassador also appreciated the efforts of Pakistan in fight against terrorism.

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ADMIRAL WU SHENGLI, COMMANDER PLA (NAVY) CHINA CONFERRED WITH NISHAN-E-IMTIAZ (MILITARY)

Admiral Wu Shengli, Commander PLA (Navy) China, has been conferred with Pakistan’s highest Military Award, Nishan-e-Imtiaz (Military), today, in recognition of his distinguished services and significant contributions in strengthening the bilateral relations between Pakistan and China in general and Navies of both the friendly nations in particular.

The award has been conferred by Mr Abdul Quadir Baloch; Federal Minister for States and Frontier Regions, during an impressive ceremony held at Pakistan Navy Dockyard.  Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah, Chief of the Naval Staff was also present in the ceremony. The ceremony was also attended by Ambassador of China, Air Officer Commanding South and other senior officers of armed forces. 

Admiral Wu Shengli is presently on a two day official visit to Pakistan on the invitation of Chief of the Naval Staff. Earlier, the Admiral also visited Quaid’s Mausoleum and laid wreath. During the day besides visiting PN units, the dignitary also met Naval Field Commands at Karachi.

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ADMIRAL WU SHENGLI, COMMANDER PLA (NAVY) CHINA ARRIVES ON TWO DAYS VISIT TO PAKISTAN NAVY

Admiral Wu Shengli, Commander PLA (Navy) China is on an official visit to Pakistan on the invitation of Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah.

Upon arrival at Pakistan Navy Fleet Headquarters today, the dignitary was received by Chief of the Naval Staff. A smartly turned out contingent of Pakistan Navy clad in ceremonial dress presented him the Guard of Honour. Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah, then introduced the visiting dignitary to the Principal Staff Officers and Admin Authorities.

Later, Admiral Wu Shengli called on Chief of the Naval Staff and held detailed discussions on professional matters with his counterpart. A comprehensive brief on operational developments was also given to the visiting dignitary. PLA (N) Commander lauded Pakistan Navy efforts and focused commitments in support of collaborative maritime security in the region. Admiral Wu Shengli said that Pakistan, as a responsible state, is playing a pivotal role for maritime security and stability in the region, which has greatly helped in shaping a secure environment for freedom of navigation in the region.
 
Admiral Wu Shengli joined PLA Navy in 1964.  Besides commanding the PLA Navy, he has had the privilege to hold a number of Command and Staff appointments including Commander Destroyers Flotilla, Deputy Chief of Staff Shanghai Naval Base, Chief of Staff Fujian Naval Base, Deputy Commander East Sea fleet, Deputy Commander Guangzhou Military Region, Commander South Sea Fleet and Deputy Chief of General Staff PLA (N). 

Admiral Wu Shengli has also had training experiences at PLA Topography Academy, Dalian Naval Academy, PLA Naval Command College, National Defence University and National University of Defence Technology. 

 The visit is expected to greatly enhance the bilateral cooperation between the two Navies.

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COAS met Chinese Prime Minister, Vice Chairman Central Military Omission, CGS & Foreign Minister. Regional security & common challenges discussed.

Leaders reaffirmed; Pak-China friendship evergreen, deep rooted, strategic. Will work closely to implement CPEC, promote peace, stability in region .

Chinese Political & military leadership Reassured, China will support pakistan in ensuring Pakistan's sovereignty, integrity, national security and development.

Both sides agreed on the imperative of peace & stability in South Asia. Chinese leaders say; "Challenges to Pakistan are challenges to China".

Appreciated Pakistan Army's accomplishment in indiscriminate fight vs  terrorism, eliminating hide outs. will support Pakistan in capacity building.

Chinese leaders appreciate Pakistan Army's role in CPEC security. Faster development of CPEC will realise dream of prosperity across the region.


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COAS arrived Beijing on 2 days official visit, will meet senior Political & military leadership. Visited Army Chief at his office. Detailed discussions.

​Presented guard of honour. COAS congratulated Chinese Army Chief on assumption of Command of newly established Army HQ.

Meeting; Measures to further improve military to military coop, exponentially enhanced training exchanges, def tech & Int sharing, security of CPEC discussed.

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Chief of Naval Staff Calls on the PM

Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah called on Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif at PM House today. Matters pertaining to Pakistan Navy's professional preparedness were discussed during the meeting.

The Prime Minister appreciated the role of Pakistan Navy in safeguarding Pakistan's sea frontiers.

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“As hegemonic and domineering mindset solidifies in our neighborhood, we cannot be oblivious to threats to our Sovereignty and National Security” – Naval Chief

The Convocation ceremony of 45th Pakistan Navy Staff Course was held at Pakistan Navy War College, Lahore today. Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah, graced the ceremony as Chief Guest and conferred Masters Degrees in War Studies (Maritime) to 50 graduates from Pakistan Navy, Pak Army, Pakistan Air Force and 18 officers from Allied countries including Bangladesh, China, Indonesia, Jordan, Malaysia, Nigeria, Oman, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Sri-Lanka and Turkey.

The Naval Chief while addressing on the occasion highlighted that our geographic location is an area of immense global interests. This is evident from the near permanent presence of Extra Regional Forces driven by economic and security interests. These and other stakeholders in larger Asia are turning towards sea and significant investments are being made towards strategic and conventional buildup of naval forces. He further said that as hegemonic and domineering mindset solidifies in our neighborhood, we cannot be oblivious to threats to our sovereignty and national security. The Naval Chief emphasized that Government is providing considerable resources despite budgetary constraints. It is our duty to optimize these resources to achieve desired effects to ensure formidable defence.

While advising the graduating officers, Admiral Zakaullah emphasized that an officer in the leadership position must be an effective decision maker as we can neither afford indecision nor lack of judgment which are regressive for any organization, particularly for militaries. Therefore, make positive contributions to the decision making process by making best use of skills learnt during the course.

The Naval Chief congratulated the graduating officers and acknowledged the resolve of PN War College and forthright support of National Defence University in undertaking all the activities of the course.

Earlier in his welcome address, Commandant PN War College, Rear Admiral Muhammad Amjad Khan Niazi summarized the professional and academic activities in which the graduating officers were skilled during the course. He said that the presence of sizeable number of graduating allied officers is indeed encouraging and signifies the fraternal bonds between these countries and Pakistan and above all between our Navies.

The ceremony was attended by a large number of distinguished civilian guests and Senior Officers of the Armed Forces of Pakistan.

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Afghanistan Ambassador to Pakistan, His Excellency Omer Zakhilwal met Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif. Issues related to bilateral relations with particular ref to border management discussed. Was agreed to resume routine cross border traffic at Torkham. Both sides showed resolve to continue efforts to fight terrorism, bring lasting peace in the region.

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Today Chief of Army Staff confirmed death sentences awarded to 5 hardcore terrorists who perpetrated Safora chowrangi bus attack and were also involved in Improvised Explosive Device blast near Saleh Masjid Karachi, killing of a socal worker Miss Sabeen Mahmud and attacks on Law Enforcement Agencies. These convicts were tried by Military Courts. Details of Case as under Tahir Hussain Minhas s/o Khadim Hussain Minhas( Convict no1), Saad Aziz s/o Abdul Aziz Sheikh ( Convict no2), Asad ur Rehman s/o Atique ur Rehman ( Convict no3), Hafiz Nasir s/o Afzal Ahmed ( Convict no4) and Muhammad Azhar Ishrat S/O Ishrat Rasheed Ahmed Convict 5).

These five convicts were active member of Al-Qaeda. They were involved in attacking a bus of Ismaili community at Safora Chowrangi Karachi which resulted in death and injuries to the passengers. They were also involved in attack on Saleh Masjid Karachi, killing of a social worker Miss Sabeen and attacking Law Enforcement Agencies. The convicts admitted their offences before the trial court. Convict no 1 was tried on 9 charges, convict no 2 was tried on 10 charges, convict no 3 was tried on 4 charges and convict no 4 and 5 were tried on 5 charges and all were awarded death sentences.

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BAHRIA UNIVERSITY HOLDS 15th CONVOCATION

The 15th   Convocation of the Bahria University Islamabad was held on 11th May 2016 at Jinnah Convention Centre Islamabad today to commemorate the academic accomplishments of its students. Students were also honoured with Gold and Silver medals for their outstanding achievements in their academic career at the Convocation 2016. The President Islamic Republic of Pakistan and the Chancellor Bahria University, Mr. Mamnoon Hussain, The Pro Chancellor Bahria University Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah and the Rector, Bahria University, Vice Admiral (Retd) Tanveer Faiz graced the occasion with their presence and conferred degrees to the graduating students.

In total 406 students were awarded degrees. President Islamic Republic of Pakistan and the Chancellor Bahria University, Mr. Mamnoon Hussain awarded 20 Gold medals and 18 Silver medals to various students, who achieved top positions in their respective departments. Gold medals and Silver medals were awarded to the students from each discipline to acknowledge their outstanding performance.

Waiza Rehman , Sahar Amjad , Ammara Mujtaba , Hammad Ghafoor , Qurat-ul-ain Malik , Muhammad Saad Mazhar, Faiza Rubab from Management Sciences Department , Raheela Arshad, Muhammad Amin Jaffer from Software Engineering Department, Imtisal Akhtar & Syed Ali Hasnain from Electrical Engineering Department, Jahanzeb Sarwar from Computer Engineering Department, Naeema Madiha Bari, Laraib Qureshi from Humanities & Social Science Department, Saima Tariq, Noor-Ul-Ain Ashraf , Shahbaz Ahmed Malik , Sayyada Phziya Tariq Wani from Earth & Environmental Sciences, Hussain Shabbir from Computer Science Department, Ayesha Munir from Law Department received gold medals.

While speaking to the ceremony, President Islamic Republic of Pakistan and the Chancellor Bahria University, Mr. Mamnoon Hussain congratulated the students and their parents on their splendid success and said that universities and institutions have gained significant importance to help impart the requisite education and fostering competencies to make productive citizen of Pakistan. Bahria University is taking necessary initiatives required for enhancing educational research activities.  Scholarly research work and other forums of creative endeavors are essential for the sustained intellectual growth of any higher educational institution. He further said that it is a matter of great satisfaction and encouragement for all of us that University is effectively contributing in building up human resource of the country. Bahria University, through its strong community support programme is working on various projects as an integral activity and linked under graduate degree programmes with community development projects making it mandatory for students to become active in social work. He also appreciated the student`s merit and need based scholarship and study loan schemes.

Earlier in his welcome address, Vice Admiral (Retd) Tanveer Faiz, Rector BU congratulated the students and their parents, and wished them a prosperous future. He said that higher education has now become a tool of economic growth. The universities have great responsibility of producing quality graduates who could contribute positively in various fields for economic growth of the country. Our vision is to prepare our students for the national as well as international market, while maintaining high standards of education. The Rector hoped that new endeavors undertaken by the management of Bahria University with commitment and determination will yield the best results for all the stakeholders and will definitely provide competitive edge to Bahria University to become the leading University of the country.

He said that university has allocated Rs 33.0 Million for Merit & Need Based Scholarships and Study Loans. HEC has also very graciously provided Rs 9.0 Million for this purpose.  Punjab Education Endowment Fund and National ICT R&D Fund under Ministry of IT are also sponsoring number of our students. This will provide an opportunity to students coming from low income background to pursue education in Bahria University.

The ceremony was attended by senior naval officers, faculty members and a large number of students and their parents.

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General John Nicholson, Commander Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan called on Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif today at GHQ.

During the meeting, matters of mutual interest including border coordination mechanism along Pak-Afghanistan border and security situation in Afghanistan were discussed.

The visiting dignitary acknowledged the far reaching effects of operation Zarb-e-Azb and lauded the role of Pakistan Army for bringing peace and stability in the region.

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COAS thanked Commander of Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan, Gen John Nicholson and Afghanistan security Forces for recovery of Ali Haider Gilani in a successful op in Afghanistan.

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General Joseph L. Votel, incoming commander United States Central Command (US CENTCOM) called on General Raheel Sharif, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) today at GHQ.

During the meeting matters of mutual and professional interests with special emphasis on security situation in Afghanistan came under discussion. The visiting dignitary lauded the role of Pakistan Army for bringing peace and stability in the region.

Earlier, on arrival at General Headquarters, a smartly turned out contingent of Pakistan Army presented Guard of Honour to the visiting dignitary. General Joseph L. Votel also laid floral wreath at Yadgar-e- Shuhada to pay homage to Pakistan Army shuhada.

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An intense competition was witnessed amongst  Pakistan Army players during 5th PACES (Physical Agility and Combat Efficiency System) Championship-2016 that was held at Ayub Stadium, Lahore from 27 April to 6 May 2016. Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif who was the chief guest on the occasion, witnessed the finals and awarded prizes to the winners. Commander Lahore Corps, Lieutenant General Sadiq Ali was also present. 
A total no of 275 contestants participated in this event.

PACES (Physical Agility and Combat Efficiency System), is an initiative to improve the physical training regime within the Army. The programme relies on modern scientific techniques to assist each soldier in achieving requisite fitness standards by concentrating on individual rather than group based development. The system has now matured over the years producing outstanding results.

COAS appreciated the standards displayed by participants of the competition and the efforts of both trainers and trainees in achieving those standards. He said that regardless of the advances in warfare technology, the basic traits of soldiering are as important as ever, with physical fitness being of primary importance.

In the end COAS awarded individual and team prizes to the winners. In individual matches,  Naik Muhammad Awais secured first position in 2 Mile run  by covering distance in 10.01 minutes. Sepoy Farooq won first position by completing combat efficiency test in 59.42 seconds. Gunner Ashfaq Hussain did 56 pull ups to clinch 1st position in pull ups match. Sepoy Naveed Ul Hassan secured first position in sit up match by doing 1948 sit ups in 30 minutes. Sepoy Ikram did 1705 push ups in 30 minutes to secure first position and also won the overall best player award of the competition. Sepoy Nasir Mahmood secured overall 2nd Position.

Rawalpindi Corps team won the 5th PACES Championship while Karachi Corps team won the 2nd Position in the  competition.

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Physical Agility & Combat Efficiency System - 2016: Amazing performances, new records. Proud of our soldiers attaining best standards.

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