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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. Special Security Division for Pak-China Economic Projects will comprise of 9 Army Battalions,6 Wings Civil armed forces. Will be commanded by a Major General. 15 Balochi cadets ex Sui Mil College, Bln passed out of PMA . (@AsimBajwaISPR)
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9 terrorists were killed in aerial strikes today in Khyber.

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DG ISPR TWEETS

We condemn the tragic & unfortunate killing of Ms Sabeen Mahmud.Our heart goes out to bereaved family at this sad moment-1/2

Int agencies been tasked 2 render all possible assistance 2 investigating agencies 4 apprehension of perpetrators &bring them to justice-2/2

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To provide relief to the earthquake victims in Nepal four  C-130 aircraft  carrying  30 bedded  hospital, special search and rescue  teams and relief items will  dispatched to Nepal tomorrow .  30 bedded hospital comprising  Pakistan army doctors team of specialists which include Surgical, Medical, orthopedic, gynecologist, anesthesiologist, child specialist, radiologist and paramedics.
An Urban search and rescue team of Pakistan Army which is highly specialized for rescue during natural disasters is being sent. The Urban search and rescue team is equipped with ground penetrating radars, concrete cutter. The team is specially trained to search people trapped in rubble. It will also carry sniffing dogs.

Food items being dispatched include 2000 meal ready to eat packs, eatables, water bottles, medicines, 200 tents, 600 blankets and other necessary items.

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12400 troops of Pakistan army and rangers will be employed on security duty for local body elections on 25 April in 42 cantonments across the country. Troops have been requisitioned by Election Commission of Pakistan. Troops will ensure  security and assist election commission in smooth conduct of elections.

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In precise aerial strikes in Tirah, Khyber today 20 terrorists including 3 suicide bombers were killed. Destroyed hideouts of terrorists include their ammo and ration dumps . More details to follow.

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22 Terrorists were killed in precise aerial strikes late last night in area ahead of Datta Khel in North Wazirastan Agency.

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In a cordon and search operation 5 terrorists were killed in Shakto area  in South  Wazirastan today. fleeing terrorists left behind  4 x dead bodies

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DG ISPR Tweet

Special Security Division for Pak-China Economic Projs will comprise of 9 Army Battalions,6 Wings Civil armed forces.Will be commanded by a Maj Gen

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Chinese Pres HE Xi Jinping met Service Chiefs Armed Forces. Appreciated Pak strenuous efforts in CT to promote peace, stability in region-1/3

#Chinese President termed #ZarbeAzb's remarkable results as game changer in bringing peace,will contribute to Pak's economic development-2/3

Chinese Pres vowed to stand by Pak in all its endeavours,continue to support it in fight vs terror,bring stability-3/3

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The spectators were treated to a fine brand of Polo during final match of Remount Polo cup Championship today held at Rawalpindi Polo Ground. 8 x teams participated  including PAF in Remount Polo Championship which started April 14 2015.

In the stunning final match, Remount Maroon beated Army Supply Corps with 9 - 7 ˝ goals and won the elusive title of 2015 champions. Lieutenant General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Corps Commander 10 Corps, was the Chief Guest. He awarded prizes to the winner and Runner up of Remount Polo cup.

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Remount Polo cup Championship held at Rawalpindi Polo Ground

Remount Polo cup Championship held at Rawalpindi Polo Ground

Remount Polo cup Championship held at Rawalpindi Polo Ground

Remount Polo cup Championship held at Rawalpindi Polo Ground

Remount Polo cup Championship held at Rawalpindi Polo Ground

Remount Polo cup Championship held at Rawalpindi Polo Ground

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Indian BSF resorted to unprovoked shelling this evening on Working boundary in Shakargarh sector. Pakistan Rangers effectively responded to Indian firing.

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General Sher Mohammad Karimi, Afghan Army Chief of General Staff who was chief guest at passing out parade at Pakistan Military Academy, Kakul today reviewing the parade.


General Sher Mohammad Karimi, Afghan Army Chief of General Staff who was chief guest at passing out parade at Pakistan Military Academy, Kakul awarding sword of honour to over all best cadet of 132 PMA long course,Academy senior under officer Zeeshan Sheharyar

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General Sher Mohammad Karimi, Chief of General Staff, Afghan National Army visited General Headquarters today and called on Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif .

During the meeting, matters related to peace and stability in the region specially in Afghanistan,  Pak-Afghan border management and measures to further enhance defence and training cooperation between both the armies were discussed.

Earlier, on arrival at General Headquarters, a smartly turned out contingent of Pakistan Army presented Guard of Honour to the dignitary. General Sher Mohammad Karimi also laid floral wreath at Yadgar-e-Shuhada and offered Fateha for Shuhada.

It may be mentioned here that General Sher Mohammad Karimi will be the chief guest at the passing out parade at PMA Kakul, and address the parade tomorrow.

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Pakistan today successfully conducted Training Launch of Ghauri Missile System. The launch was conducted by a Strategic Missile Group of the Army Strategic Forces Command that was aimed at testing the operational and technical readiness of Army Strategic Forces Command. Ghauri Ballistic Missile can carry both conventional and nuclear warheads upto a distance of 1300 kms.

The launch was witnessed by senior officers from Strategic Plans Division, strategic forces, scientists and engineers of strategic organizations.

While congratulating the scientists, engineers and all ranks of Strategic Forces, Director General Strategic Plans Division, Lieutenant General Zubair Mahmood Hayat expressed his full satisfaction over the excellent standard achieved by the Strategic Forces during training which was duly reflected by the proficient handling of the weapon system in the field and fulfillment of all laid down operational and technical objectives. He emphasized that Pakistan can be justifiably proud of its defence capability and the credibility of its nuclear deterrence.

The successful Training Launch has also been warmly appreciated by the President and Prime Minister of Pakistan who congratulated the Strategic Forces, Scientists and Engineers on their outstanding achievement.

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Vice Admiral Andreas Krause, Chief of German Naval Staff visited Joint Staff Headquarters Chaklala and called on General Rashad Mahmood, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee.

During the meeting both the dignitaries discussed matters related to mutual cooperation,and the emerging geo-strategic environment and security situation.

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#COAS:Visits Qta;meets Governor,CM,Comd Southern Comd,visits FC HQ. Reviews  security situation,progress of FC op vs terrorists-1/6

Expressed grief on brutal killing f poor,innocent laborers by terrorists in Turbat,vowed to support Bln Govt to eliminate them totally-2/6

#COAS warned foreign states,int agencies against trying todestabilize Pak by supporting terrorists in Bln.Will defeat 'em comprehensively-3/6

#COAS commended LEAs,FC 4 noticeable law,order improvement.Vowed to stand by people f Bln 2 bring peace,prosperity.FWO 2 continue Dev projs-4/6

"Will unearth Terrorists,abettors,sympathizers,financiers.None will find place in country to hide.Will go to any length 4 writ of state"-5/6

#COAS appreciated security challenges of vast Bln,emphasized need to adopt integrated apch by civ,mil Ldrship,LEAs for peaceful Bln-6/6

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Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Raheel Sharif conferred military awards to Army personnel, for acts of gallantry, in ongoing Operation Zarb-e-Azb in an investiture ceremony, held at General Headquarters today. A large number of military officials and relatives of Shuhada and Ghazis attended the ceremony. 30 officers and soldiers were awarded TAMGHA-E-BISALAT, 33 officers were awarded SITARA-I-IMTIAZ (MILITARY), and 1 soldier was awarded United Nations (UN) Medal. Medals of Shuhada were received by their family members.

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Chief of Army Staff,Conferring a gallantry award to a soldier in an investiture ceremony held at General Headquarters on Tuesday

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General Tan Sri Dato Sri Haji Zulkifeli Bin Mohammad Zin, Chief of Defence Forces Malaysia who is on an official visit to Pakistan called on General Rashad Mahmood, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee.

Both the dignitaries discussed matters related to security situation and professional interest with an emphasis on mutual cooperation between the two Armed Forces. It was also reiterated that the already existing collaboration will be further enhanced. General Tan Sri Dato appreciated the sacrifices rendered by Armed Forces of Pakistan in eliminating the menace of terrorism. He also praised the commitment and resolve displayed by the people of Pakistan despite multiple challenges.

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

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General Tan Sri Dato Sri Haji Zulkifeli bin Mohd Zin, Chief of Defence Forces (CDF), Malaysia called on General Raheel Sharif, Chief of Army Staff, at General Headquarters today.

During the meeting, views were exchanged on issues of mutual interest including defence and security cooperation between both the countries and overall regional security situation. Malaysian Chief of Defence Staff appreciated successes of Operation Zarb-e- Azb and paid rich tributes to sacrifices rendered by Pakistan Army in fight against terrorism.

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181st Corps Commander’s Conference was held at General Headquarters today. General Raheel Sharif, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) presided over the conference.

Participants dwelt on professional matters, operational preparedness of the army and internal and external security situation of the country. With regard to the Yemen / Middle East Conflict, the forum deliberated at length on the gravity of the situation and stressed that continuation of the conflict will have serious implications for regional security.

Addressing the forum, COAS expressed his complete satisfaction over the major gains recently achieved in ongoing Operation Zarb-e-Azb in Khyber Agency. He directed the commanders to maintain focus on achieving the end objective of total elimination of terrorism from across the country by coordinating with Law Enforcement and other government agencies. “Intelligence Based Operations must be further intensified to unearth terrorist sleeper cells, and apprehend hiding terrorists and their abettors from urban centers as well”, COAS said.

Appreciating the effects of Intelligence Based Operations and improving security situation, COAS emphasized the need to concentrate on combating extremism from the society by re-energizing the National Action Plan in true letter and spirit and achieving discernible results.

COAS also expressed his satisfaction over initiation of dignified return of Temporarily Displaced Persons to FATA which was reflective of a successful Zarb-e-Azb strategy. He directed all concerned to make the return smooth and enduing. “The eventual purpose of the operations is to ensure stability leading to normalcy and prosperity in accordance with the aspirations of the people of FATA”, COAS remarked.

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Foreign Minister of Iran, Mr Jawad Zareef, visited General Headquarters today and called on General Raheel Sharif, Chief of Army Staff. Focus of the discussion remained on regional security including evolving situation in the middle east, Pak-Iran border management and  defence and security cooperation between both the countries. During the meeting, the unity and integrity of Muslim Ummah and greater harmony amongst the muslims was emphasized. Iranian Foreign Minister appreciated achievements of Operation Zarb-e Azb  and paid rich tributes to Pakistan’s sacrifices in bringing peace and stability in the region.

Earlier, on his arrival at GHQ, Foreign Minister of Iran was presented Guard of honour, laid floral wreath at Yadgar-e- Shuhada and offered Fateha for Shuhada of Pakistan.

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Promotion to  Lieutenant General: 5 Major Generals Promoted; Omar Mahmood Hayat, Zafar Iqbal Malik, Javed Mehmood Bukhari, Anwar Ali Hyder, Shahid Baig Mirza.

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Postings: Lt. Gens Zubair Mahmood Hayat as CGS, Mazhar Jamil DG SPD, Anwar Ali Hyder President NDU, Ashfaq Nadeem 2 Corps, Javed Ramdhay 31 Corps.

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DG ISPR TWEETS
Ops #Z-e-A:#COAS visited frontline troops amidst an ongoing ops in Khy.Reviewed phenomenal progress so far in eliminating terrorists-1/7
#Z-e-A:263 hard core terrorists killed after being surrounded in Tirah,Khy,from all sides.Musatil Pass Ldg to Afgn in full control-2/7
#Z-e-A:Terrorist' strongholds reduced,fight now in progress in last few pkts close 2 Afgn Border.Noose tightened.No escape being allowed-3/
#Z-e-A:Area infested with IED mostly foreign made.392 IEDs neutralized by spec Engrs Unit.35 sldrs embraced Shahadat since start f Khy-2-4/7
#COAS pays rich tribute to supreme sacrifice of sldrs,appreciates successes.Directed to continue momentum f ops,take it to logical concl-5/7
..till we fully eliminate terrorism frm across country,bring ultimate peace.The nation highly values sacrifices,stands United with AFs-6/7
#Z-e-A:#COAS appreciated tribal brethern for full support to evict terrorists from their areas.Wont allow terrorists to return ever-7/7

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General Sedqy Sobhi Sayed, Minister of Defence, Minister of Defence Production and Commander-in-Chief of Egyptian Armed Forces visited Joint Staff Headquarters Chaklala and called on General Rashad Mahmood, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee.

The security situation and areas of mutual cooperation between Armed Forces of both the countries were discussed.

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General Sedqy Sobhi Sayed, Minister of Defence, Minister of Defence Production and Commander-in-Chief of Egyptian Armed Forces visited General Headquarters and  and called on General Raheel Sharif, Chief of Army Staff. Matter of mutual interest, regional security  and military to military bilateral relations were discussed.

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General Raheel Sharif,  Chief of Army Staff visited Pakistan Ordnance Factories, Wah today.  COAS was given detailed briefing by Chairman POF Wah about performance of their chain of factories and future expansion plans till 2020.The envisaged modernization and increase in the production capacity  will enhance standard of manufacturing and save foreign exchange, the COAS was told.

COAS had a detailed visit of the manufacturing facilities. While addressing the management and staff, he said that POF is the premier defense industry of Pakistan making invaluable contributions to sustain combat worthiness of Pakistan Armed Forces. He specially appreciated POF efforts to meet total requirement of arms and ammunition for ongoing  Ops Zarbe Azb. While appreciating the current management of POF for their dedication to optimize the out put , COAS emphasized the need for technological upgradation and maximum indigenisation to attain total self reliance in the field of defense production.

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