PAKISTAN ARMY

  • Resolution of Kashmir issue vital for peace: Pakistan Army Chief 3 days ago

    Islamabad: Pakistan's powerful Army Chief General Raheel Sharif on Saturday said that the resolution of Kashmir issue was imperative for establishment of sustainable peace in the region. Addressing a passing-out parade at Military Academy in Kakul, General Sharif said that the people of Kashmir should be allowed to decide their fate...
  • Pakistan Army behind Rangers involved in ceasefire violations: Government October 8, 2014

    Jammu: The Pakistani Army is standing behind the Rangers who are involved in frequent ceasefire violations along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir, Union minister Jitendra Singh said. "There are indications that Pakistani Army is also with the Rangers," he told reporters. He said the Border Security...
  • J&K: Six civilians injured in Pak firing in Poonch October 2, 2014

    Jammu: Six civilians including two women were injured and six houses partially damaged during shelling by Pakistani troops on border hamlets along the Line of Control in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said on Thursday. After over a month-long lull, Pakistani troops on Wednesday night resorted to firing by...
  • J&K: Pak Army violates ceasefire, fires at Indian posts in Poonch October 1, 2014

    Poonch: The Pakistan Army on Wednesday violated the ceasefire and fired at Indian posts in Sabzia area of Mandi sector in Poonch. The firing continued from both sides. There was no report on casualties or injures. "Pakistani troops resorted to unprovoked firing and mortar shelling in three forward areas along LoC in...
  • Pakistan Army chief orders troops to 'respond effectively to any provocation from across LoC' September 26, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan army chief General Raheel Sharif on Friday ordered his troops to "effectively" respond to "any provocation" from across the Line of Control (LoC). General Sharif visited Pakistani forces deployed in forward locations along the LoC near Jhelum to review the prevailing security situation in the area, an army...
  • Air-strikes kill 42 militants in North Waziristan September 23, 2014

    Peshawar: At least 42 militants were killed when Pakistani military jets pounded militant hideouts in the restive North Waziristan province, the army said on Tuesday. Military jets targeted militant hideouts in Dandi Kachkol, Gurbaz and Mana areas of North Waziristan and killed 19 militants, a statement released by Inter-Services Public...
  • Pakistan army deploys choppers, boats for flood relief, toll 261 September 11, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan's army on Thursday used helicopters and boats to rescue thousands of stranded people as the country grapples with the deadliest floods in its history that have killed over 260 people and affected over a million others in Punjab and PoK. One of the main rivers of the country,...
  • Pakistan: Army chief holds off generals seeking PM Sharif's ouster September 6, 2014

    Islamabad: Weeks of mounting antigovernment protests in Pakistan had been enough to convince five of the powerful army's 11 Corps Commanders that it was time for them to step in and force embattled Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to resign. According to a minister close to military circles, top generals met in...
  • Pakistan on the edge as protesters storm Cabinet Secretariat, PTV office September 1, 2014

    Islamabad: In a dramatic escalation of the political crisis that has put Pakistan on edge, hundreds of protesters on Monday stormed the Secretariat and the staterun PTV, even as the powerful Army Chief met Premier Nawaz Sharif, triggering rumours that he was advised to step down. Fresh clashes erupted between police...
  • Pakistan army to meet as political impasse, violence continue August 31, 2014

    Islamabad: After nightlong clashes between antigovernment demonstrators and security forces that left three people dead and about 450 others injured, the situation continued to be tense and uncertain even as the powerful Army Chief General Raheel Sharif summoned a meeting of corps commanders on Sunday. The clashes broke out late Saturday...
  • Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif distances himself from Army as crisis drags on August 30, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan's prime minister, weakened by weeks of opposition protests calling for him to resign, distanced himself from an army move to intervene in the crisis on Friday, saying he was not turning to the military for help to defuse the standoff. But in an embarrassing twist for Prime Minister Nawaz...
  • Pakistan Army steps in; government, protesters return to talks August 29, 2014

    Islamabad: In moves that could provide a breakthrough in the political crisis, Pakistan's powerful Army on Friday stepped in to try and resolve the standoff between Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and protesters as both sides returned to the negotiating table. Hours after Army Chief Raheel Sharif mediated between the embattled government...
  • Pakistan Army Chief to mediate between protesters, Nawaz Sharif August 29, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan's rattled government on Thursday asked the country's powerful army to help defuse the political crisis due to ongoing protests by opposition leader Imran Khan and influential cleric TahirulQadri who are demanding the ouster of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. The decision to seek army chief General Raheel Sharif's help...
  • Pak PM Nawaz Sharif meets Army Chief to discuss political turmoil August 26, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday met Army Chief Gen Raheel Sharif to discuss the current political crisis caused due to antigovernment protests in Islamabad and the recent IndoPak border "skirmishes". "Overall security environment including the prevailing situation was discussed in the meeting. There was a consensus on the...
  • Pakistan Army says PM must share space with it; Sharif to meet Imran Khan soon August 20, 2014

    Islamabad: Amidst the continuing turmoil, the Pakistan Army has assured Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif that there will be no coup, but the Army has said that Sharif must in return share space with them, according to a Reuters report. Sharif will, meanwhile, meet Pakistan TehreekiInsaf chief Imran Khan shortly. Over 30,000...
  • Remembering Kargil heroes: How Pak soldier Captain Sher Khan was acknowledged by India too July 23, 2014

    Drass: Captain Sher Khan of the Pakistan Army was someone whose bravery was acknowledged by his enemy, the Indian side as well during the Kargil war. 15 years on, Captain Sher Khan remains a hero. His name, his image is everywhere and even his native village in Pakistan's tribal Waziristan...
  • J&K: Omar Abdullah appeals to maintain calm along LoC June 13, 2014

    Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Friday said, "The reports I've received was a quite intense exchange of fires on both sides, some shells landed in civilian areas to what extent it is an attempt to test the resolve of the new government, it's matter of speculation. I...
  • Indian forces fired in retailiation to Pakistan: Defence Ministry June 13, 2014

    New Delhi: After heavy firing was reported in the Mendhar sector of the Line of Control on Friday morning, Defence Ministry sources told CNNIBN that it was the Pakistani Army which opened fire and the Indian side retaliated very strongly to it. Sources added that the top officials of the...
  • Karachi airport reopens to passengers after terrorist attack June 10, 2014

    Islamabad: The Jinnah International Airport in Pakistan's Karachi reopened to passengers on Monday afternoon following Sunday night's terrorist attack in which 19 people were killed and 25 others injured, local officials said. Pakistan's Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), in its statement, said the airport was reopened to passengers after the security forces...
  • Narendra Modi's swearingin ceremony: Pak Army redflags Nawaz Sharif's visit to India? May 23, 2014

    Reports have suggested that there is a clear rift between the Pakistan Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif and the country's Army over the invite given by India for Prime Ministerelect Narendra Modi's swearingin ceremony. ...
  • Rift between Pakistan PM, Army over Modi's invite for swearingin May 23, 2014

    Islamabad: Reports have suggested that there is a clear rift between the Pakistan Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif and the country's Army over the invite given by India for Prime Ministerelect Narendra Modi's swearingin ceremony. According to the sources, the Army hasn't given the goahead for the visit as it wants a...
  • J&K: Pakistan violates ceasefire, fire at Indian posts in Mendhar May 4, 2014

    Mendhar: Pakistani forces violated the ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) on Saturday night by firing at Indian posts in the Mendhar sector of Poonch of Jammu and Kashmir. The violation was reported between 11.30 pm and 11.35 pm. The Pakistan Army started unprovoked firing using semi automatic and automatic...
  • Pak Army Chief calls Kashmir the 'jugular vein of Pakistan' May 1, 2014

    Islamabad: Terming Kashmir as the "jugular vein" of Pakistan, the country's Army Chief Gen Raheel Sharif today said the issue should be resolved in accordance with the wishes and aspirations of Kashmiris and in line with UNSC resolutions for lasting peace in the region. Addressing the main ceremony to mark the...
  • Troops capable of countering any threat: Pakistan Army chief February 21, 2014

    Days after the Pakistan government suspended peace talks with the Taliban over the killing of 23 troops, army chief Gen Raheel Sharif on Friday said the armed forces were "battle hardened" and capable of countering any internal or external threat. Sharif made the remarks during a visit to the Frontier Corps...
  • Pakistan: Photo of slain Taliban chief posted on jihadi websites November 4, 2013

    A photograph purportedly released, on Monday, by the Pakistani Taliban shows its slain chief Hakimullah Mehsud after he was killed in a US drone strike in North Waziristan region. The photo, whose authenticity could not be independently confirmed, shows Mehsud lying on a white sheet with bloodstains on his face. It...
  • J&K: Fear spread across border villages as ceasefire violations continue October 20, 2013

    Srinagar: Fear has spread across the border villages in Jammu and Kashmir as there have been a sharp rise in the number of ceasefire violations, 11 in the last four days. Firing by Pakistani rangers have drilled houses and cattle sheds. Several citizens have been injured triggering panic amongst villagers....
  • J&K: Pak violates ceasefire again in Balakote, 1 Indian jawan killed October 16, 2013

    An Army jawan was killed on Tuesday night when Pakistani troops opened fire at Indian forward posts in Balakote subsector along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district in what is stated to be the second ceasefire violation of the day and the eighth in less than a week. ...
  • The Last Word: What exactly is happening on LoC and what does this reveal about Pak as well as India's state of preparedness? October 8, 2013

    The Indian Army on Tuesday called off the 15day long Keran operation, saying the area has been cleared of the infiltrators backed by Pakistan. The Army Chief General Bikram Singh blamed Pakistani Army of being behind the attempts by the terrorists to enter India. Singh said that it is not...
  • Has UPA's Pakistan policy been proved ineffective? October 8, 2013

    Even as the Keran operations got over on October 8, almost 15 days after a large group of terrorists tried to cross the Line of Control and infiltrate into India, Army Chief General Bikram Singh blamed Pakistani Army of being behind the attempts by the terrorists to enter India. ...
  • J&K: Keran operations over, Army calls it a desperate infiltration bid October 8, 2013

    The Keran gunbattle between the Army and the terrorists is finally over after 15 days. The Army has called it a desperate infiltration bid but have denied that it was an intrusion. However, it has said that the Pakistan Army must be complicit in the infiltration bid. ...