PAKISTAN ARMY

  • Pakistan army chief warns India ahead of Jaishankar's visit February 27, 2015

    Islamabad: Pakistan's powerful army chief General Raheel Sharif on Friday warned India of a "befitting response" to alleged provocation along the Line of Control (LoC), just days before the arrival of Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar. "Repeated Indian ceasefire violations on the Working Boundary and the LoC in recent past was...
  • Eliminating terror crucial for Pakistan's economic survival, says PM Sharif January 31, 2015

    Lahore: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Saturday said Pakistan will win the war against terror at any cost, linking it to the country's "economic survival", and vowed to overcome the energy crisis. "All institutions of the country are united against war on terror. We will win this war at any...
  • Pakistan government may shelve Musharraf treason case to placate army January 3, 2015

    Islamabad: Confronted with the challenge of deadly terrorism plaguing the country, Pakistan is considering shelving the high-treason trial against former military ruler General Pervez Musharraf in order to mend fences with the powerful army. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had initiated the treason case against Musharraf in December 2013 for abrogating the...
  • Pakistan Army moving forward after India's strong retaliation along the border in J&K: Sources January 2, 2015

    Jammu: Pakistan Army is moving forward after India's strong retaliation along the international border and Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir, say external intelligence sources. Pakistani Army troops have crossed several posts which are normally manned by Pakistani Rangers, the equivalent of India's Border Security Force. In the last few...
  • Pakistan: 60 terrorists killed in airstrikes, gun battle December 27, 2014

    Peshawar: About 60 terrorists were killed in airstrikes by Pakistan military and a gun battle that ensued after terrorists attacked army check posts in the volatile northwest tribal region, officials said on Saturday. The militants attacked the check posts in Shindara and Khazana Kandao in Orakzai Agency near the Afghan border...
  • Pakistan to execute five more terrorists December 24, 2014

    Lahore: Five Pakistani terrorists were on Wednesday sentenced to death by the high court of Lahore for attacking an army camp as the government continued to move ahead swiftly with executions of convicted militants in the aftermath of the grisly Peshawar school attack. Justice Arshad Mahmood Tabassum of the Rawalpindi bench...
  • Will the Pakistan army and ISI now stop backing terror groups? December 17, 2014

    At least 133 students and nine staffers were killed when the attackers wearing para-military Frontier Corps uniforms stormed the Army Public School on Warsak Road and started indiscriminate firing on them on Tuesday. ...
  • Peshawar school attack strengthens our resolve to stamp out Taliban from Pakistan: Army December 17, 2014

    Islamabad: In the horrific and barbaric terror strike in Pakistan, 133 children and nine staff members were killed on Tuesday after Taliban gunmen broke into the Army Public School of Peshawar and opened fire in the bloodiest massacre the country has seen for years. Pakistan army said that the attack only...
  • Peshawar school attack: Army operation ends as all nine terrorists killed; 133 students among 151 dead December 16, 2014

    Peshawar: At least 133 students and nine staff members were killed on Tuesday after Taliban gunmen broke into a school in the Pakistani city of Peshawar and opened fire, witnesses said, in the bloodiest massacre the country has seen for years. More than eight hours after terrorists slipped into the heavily...
  • Top al-Qaeda leader shot dead by Pakistani military December 6, 2014

    Wana: Pakistani helicopter gunships swooped on a militant hideout in a predawn raid on Saturday and shot dead a top al-Qaeda operative who was wanted in the United States for planning to bomb the New York subway system, the military said. The Federal Bureau of Investigation had offered a $5 million...
  • Chinese troops training Pak Army along border with India: Report November 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Indian security agencies have learnt that Chinese troops are training Pakistan Army personnel right across the Indo-Pak border in Jammu and Kashmir. The Chinese troops, according to a report submitted by the BSF intelligence wing, have been seen training Pak armymen in "weapon handling" techniques bang opposite Rajouri...
  • Pakistan Army to 'forcefully' respond to cross-border firing October 22, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan's military said that while it wants peace on the eastern border with India, it will "forcefully" retaliate to every incident of firing by the Indian army, amid reports of fresh clashes on the border. Military spokesman Major General Asim Saleem Bajwa told media that the armed forces were fully...
  • Resolution of Kashmir issue vital for peace: Pakistan Army Chief October 18, 2014

    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...