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Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Raheel Sharif conferred military awards to the Army personnel in an investiture ceremony held at General Headquarters today. A large number of military officials and relatives of awardees attended the ceremony.

10 officers and 20 soldiers were awarded TAMGHA-E-BISALAT, 22 officers were awarded SITARA-I-IMTIAZ (MILITARY), and 3 soldiers were awarded United Nations (UN) Medal. Medals of Shuhada were received by their family members.

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Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Raheel Sharif conferring military awards to the Army personnel in an investiture ceremony held at General Headquarters today.

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Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Raheel Sharif visited Sonmiani Ranges and witnessed Air Defence Firing Exercises. Full range of Air Defence Weapons including Guns and surface to air missiles were used in the exercise. The COAS greatly appreciated the professionalism of participating units and standards achieved in engaging aerial targets.

While interacting with the troops, COAS reiterated that the multidimensional security threats faced by the country required a high state of preparedness at all times. Highest standard of training and professionalism must remain our hallmark to accomplish the  mission, he emphasized.

Earlier, on arrival at the Range, COAS was received by Lieutenant General Muhammad Zahid Latif  Mirza, Commander Army Air Defence Command.

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Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Raheel Sharif meeting with the officers and troops during his visit to Sonmiani Ranges near Karachi on Friday (11-04-2014)

Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Raheel Sharif meeting with the officers and troops during his visit to Sonmiani Ranges near Karachi on Friday (11-04-2014)
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Corps Commanders Conference was held at General Headquarters today. Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif chaired the conference.

The forum undertook a comprehensive review of the prevailing external and internal security situation specially along the Western border. The issue of drawdown of ISAF from Afghanistan with its concomitant implications on the security situation along the bordering region was also discussed. COAS appreciated own troops for additional security measures along Pak-Afghan Border to assist our Afghan brethren in conduct of smooth Presidential Elections.

The forum also comprehensively reviewed Pak Army's large scale involvement on security, development and rehabilitation works in various parts of the country. COAS commended the efforts despite serious security and administrative challenges.

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COAS visited Headquarters of Special Service Group (SSG) at Ghazi Base, Tarbela today. He paid glowing tributes to the sacrifices of the SSG soldiers and officers and acknowledged their tremendous success while fighting against terrorists. He said, Pakistan Army takes pride in our brave and battle hardened Special Services Group who are ranked among the top elite forces of the world. Given the specialized nature of their employment in the most sensitive, complex and challenging environment, COAS praised them for their outstanding professional skills.

Speaking to SSG officers and soldiers, COAS said, Pakistan Army never has and never will shy away from rendering any sacrifice in ensuring a formidable defense and security of the motherland.

Drawing its strength from national support, with its characteristic coherence and resilience, Pakistan Army has contributed immensely towards national security and nation building and will continue to deliver on its mission.

While our country is faced with multiple internal and external challenges, Pakistan Army upholds the sanctity of all institutions and will resolutely preserve its own dignity and institutional pride, the COAS said while responding to the concerns of soldiers on undue criticism of the Institution in recent days.

Earlier on arrival, he was received by GOC SSG, Maj Gen Abid Rafiq

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راولپنڈی، 7 اپریل 2014: آج چیف  آف آرمی سٹاف جنرل راحیل شریف  نے غازی بیس تربیلہ میں سپیشل سروسز گروپ (ایس ایس جی)  کے ہیڈکوارٹر کا دورہ کیا۔ انہوں نے ایس ایس جی کے افسروں اور جوانوں کی قربانیوں کو خراجِ تحسین پیش کیا اور دہشت گردوں کے خلاف کاروائیوں میں ان کی کامیابیوںکو سراہا۔ انہوں نے  کہا کہ پاک فوج ایس ایس جی کی بہادری اور جنگی مہارت پر فخر کرتی ہے۔ ہماری  ایس ایس جی کا شمار دنیا بھر کی بہترین سپیشل فورسز میں ہوتا ہے۔ چیف  آف آرمی سٹاف نے کہا کہ ایس ایس جی کو انتہائی حساس، پیچیدہ اور دشوار صورتِحال میں کام کرنا پڑتا ہے،  اس کے باوجود ان کی کارکردگی ہمیشہ قابلِ تحسین رہی ہے۔

ایس ایس جی کے افسروں اور جوانوں سے بات چیت کے دوران چیف  آف آرمی سٹاف کے کہاکہ پاک فوج نے مادرِ وطن کے تحفظ اور سلامتی کے سلسلے میں کسی بھی قسم کی قربانی دینے سےنہ کبھی دریغ کیا اور نہ دریغ کرے گی۔

پاک فوج نے قومی حمایت کے ساتھ روایتی ہم آہنگی اور عزم سے ہمیشہ قومی سلامتی اور تعمیر وترقی میں نمایاں کردار ادا کیا ہے اور یہ اہم فریضہ سر انجام دیتی رہے گی۔

حالیہ دنوں میں فوج کے بارے میں  بعض عناصر کی طرف سےغیر ضروری تنقید پر افسروں اور جوانوں کےتحفظات کے حوالے سے چیف آف آرمی سٹاف نے کہا کہ موجودہ صورتِحال میں جبکہ ملک اندرونی اور بیرونی مشکلات سے دو چار ہے، پاک فوج تمام اداروں کو قدر کی نگاہ  سے دیکھتی  ہےاور اپنے ادارے کے وقار کا  بھی ہر حال میں تحفظ کرے گی۔

قبل ازایں  چیف  آف آرمی سٹاف کا تربیلہ پہنچنے پر وائس چیف آف جنرل سٹاف میجر جنرل غیورمحمود اورجنرل آفیسر کمانڈنگ ایس ایس جی میجر جنرل عابد رفیق نے استقبال کیا۔

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General Rashad Mahmood, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC) today left for an official visit to Sri Lanka. During the visit chairman will hold high level talks with civil and military dignitaries, which include, H.E Malinda Rajapaksa, President of Sri Lanka, H.E Gamini Lakshman Peiris, Minister of External Affairs, Secretary Defence, General J.Jayasuriya, Chief of Defence Staff, Lt Gen RM Daya Ratrayake, Commander Sri Lankan Army, Vice Admiral Jayanath, Commander Sri Lanka Navy and Air Marshal Gunatilleka, Commander Sri Lankan Air Forces.

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President of Pakistan, Mamnoon Hussain visited Armed Forced Institute of Rehabilitation Medicines (AFIRM) Rawalpindi today and was received by Chief of Army Staff, General Raheel Sharif.

The President was given detailed briefing on the role and contributions of AFIRM in rehabilitating the war wounded soldiers who have sacrificed their limbs during various military operations. He also inaugurated a State of the Art Artificial Limbs and Appliances Centre at AFIRM, which will cater for the needs of both military and civilians affected by accidents, calamities, any kind of violence and Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs).

The President paid rich tributes to the valiant sons of the soil for having displayed extreme courage and determination in fighting all challenges to ensure security of the motherland, even at the cost of their limbs.

The President said that the whole nation takes pride in our Armed forces and acknowledges their achievements and sacrifices may it be during war, internal security duties or nation building projects across the length and breadth of the country.

During his visit, he particularly appreciated the standard of facilities and care  extended to the inmates by a team of dedicated doctors and paramedical staff of AFIRM, who are making all out efforts to reintegrate the wounded soldiers into the society. The President also appreciated the concerted efforts at Army level for transforming AFIRM into a premier rehabilitative medicine institute with all specialties available under one roof, and welcomed the initiative to expand the scope of the Institute to accommodate more civilian cases.

Earlier, President Mamnoon Hussain laid a floral wreath at Yadgar-e-Shuhada at General Headquarters and offered prayers for all Shaheeds.

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President of Pakistan, Mamnoon Hussain ,shaking hand with a war wounded soldier during his visit to Armed Forced Institute of Rehabilitation Medicines (AFIRM) today.Chief of Army Staff, General Raheel Sarif is also present on the occasion.

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A spokesman of ISPR has said that additional troops have been deployed on Pak-Afghan border since 20th March 2014, to reinforce existing security arrangements for conduct of peaceful  elections in Afghanistan. Host of measures have been taken for the purpose after due deliberation and coordination with Afghan Security forces. Checking by immigration staff at crossing points has been enhanced and patrolling has been increased in areas close to the border. Strict checking measures have been taken on routes from mainland leading towards border areas. All crossing points have been closed from today till conclusion of polling on the Election Day. Communication at Border Coordination Centres on both sides has also been enhanced and a hotline contact has been established between the two Military Operations directorates. Additionally Aerial surveillance will also be carried out to check any untoward cross border movement.

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General Sir Nicholas Houghton, Chief of Defence Staff, UK called on General Rashad Mahmood, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC). The two dignitaries discussed matters related to regional security and mutual cooperation between the two Armed Forces.

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General Sir Nicholas Houghton, Chief of Defence Staff, UK called on General Rashad Mahmood, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC) at Joint Staff Headquarters on Wednesday (02-04-2014)

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Sir Kim Darroch, National Security Advisor of UK and General Sir Nicholas Houghton, Chief of Defence Staff British Armed Forces called on Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif at General Headquarters today. During the meeting, wide range of issues of mutual interest including defence and security cooperation and measures contributing towards regional stability came under discussion. Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Mr Simon Gass and British High Commissioner Mr Philip Barton were also present during the meeting.

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Sir Kim Darroch, National Security Advisor of UK and General Sir Nicholas Houghton, Chief of Defence Staff British Armed Forces called on Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif at General Headquarters on Wednesday (02-04-2014)

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His Excellency, Mr Shinsuke Sugiyama, Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs Japan, called on Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif, at General Headquarters on Tuesday.

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His Excellency, Mr Shinsuke Sugiyama, Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs Japan, called on Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif,at General Headquarters on Tuesday 1 April 2014

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Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif visited Bahawalpur on the conclusion of 3rd 'Army Physical Agility and Combat Efficiency System (PACES) Championship'. 11 x best teams from all over the Army participated in different events during the championship which was held at Bahawalpur from 24-31 March.

PACES  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.

Display of Paralympics sports by war wounded soldiers, unarmed martial arts and phenomenal performances by the individuals who recently set new Guinness World Records were hallmark of the closing ceremony. COAS appreciated the standards displayed by participants of the competition and emphasized that the basic traits of soldiering are as important as ever, with physical fitness being one  of the most important. COAS particularly lauded the courage and competitive spirit displayed by war wounded soldiers. Later, he gave away trophies to winner and runner up teams and medals for best individual performances in different events. Rawalpindi Corps won the 3rd Army PACES Championship while the Gujranwala Corps claimed Runner up trophy.

Earlier, on arrival at Bahawalpur, Chief of Army Staff was received by Lieutenant General Javed Iqbal the Bahawalpur Corps Commander.

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Chief of Army Staff greeting a medal winner soldier during 3rd Army PACES championship (31-03-2014)

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Relief operation by Pak Army continue unhindered in the drought affected areas of Tharparkar since last one month. So far 2247 tons of ration has been distributed. A team of 15 doctors including 4 child specialists have treated 51708 patients in the medical Camps established in Diplo, Chachro, Mithi and Nagarparkar areas. Helicopters are being used to drop relief goods and medicines in the remote areas while mobile teams have also been formed to ensure each and every house / village is covered.

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A Pakistan Army Doctor providing medical relief to a drought effected child at the door step in Tharparkar (28-03-2014)

A Pakistan Army Doctor providing medical relief to a drought effected child at the door step in Tharparkar (28-03-2014)

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On behalf of the President of Islamic Republic of Pakistan, General Rashad Mahmood, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, conferred Civil Awards to the eminent Scientists and Engineers working in Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC), Dr A Q Khan Research Laboratory (KRL), National Engineering and Scientific Commission (NESCOM), Pakistan Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO) and Strategic Plans Division (SPD), for their meritorious services at the investiture ceremony held at Joint Staff Headquarters on 27 Mar 2014. Out of total 25 awardees, 8x officials received Sitara-i-Imtiaz, 13x officials received President's award for Pride of Performance and 4x officials received Tamgha-i-Imtiaz. Names of recipients are, Sitara-i-Imtiaz, Mr. Syed Zahur-ul-Hasan Bokhari, Mr. Pervez Ahmed, PoP, Brigadier (R) Shafqat Baig, SI (M), Mr. Khaliq Dad Khan, Brigadier (R) Azmat Hayat, Brigadier (R) Muhammad Faheem Khawar, SI (M), Air Commodore (R) Syed Mehmood Hussain Rizvi, SI (M), Col (R) Zahid Majeed, TI (M). Pride of Performance, Mr. Syed Tauqir Ashraf, Mr. Munir Ahmad, Mr. Malik Murid Hussain, Mr. Khalil-ur-Rehman, Mr. Tariq Hameed, Mr. Farooq Ahmed Bhatti, Mr. Ghulam Rasool Akhtar, Wing Commander (R) Tariq Ikram Ul Haq, Capt (R) Hyder Ali Palijo, Dr. Brigadier Masood Raza, TI (M), Mr. Muhammad Yousuf Khan, Mr. Jehanzaib Khan, Dr. Mehreen Afzal. Tamgha-i-Imtiaz, Mr. Abdul Qayyum (Late), Lt Col (R) Khalid Mahmood, Mr. Fasih-ur-Rehman and Dr. Muhammad Farooq.

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General Rashad Mahmood, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, Conferred Civil Awards to the eminent scientists and engineers at the investiture ceremony held at Joint Staff Headquarters Today. (27-03-2014)

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