Pakistan Military

  • Pakistan Military presents options to PM Nawaz Sharif to deal with Taliban June 11, 2014

    Islamabad: The military and national security aides to Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif have submitted a "range of options" to crush terrorism with an iron hand in the aftermath of the brazen assault on Karachi airport by the Taliban apparently using Uzbek fighters. Sharif presided a high-level meeting on Tuesday...
  • Pakistan teen activist Malala returns to school in UK March 21, 2013

    Pakistan's women's rights icon Malala Yousufzai returns to school in Birmingham months after being shot by the Taliban. ...
  • US senators seek action against attackers of Malala October 20, 2012

    Washington: A group of 14 top women senators has written to Pakistan's Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf to ensure that the perpetrators of the attack on teenage rights activist Malala Yousufzai are brought to justice. "We believe an attack against Malala represents an attack against all women across the world...
  • Malala attack: 3 brothers of Taliban commander arrested October 14, 2012

    Islamabad: Pakistani security agencies have arrested three brothers of a senior Taliban commander from Swat during a raid for alleged links to the near-fatal attack on teenage rights activist Malala Yousufzai, who is still on ventilator in hospital and making "slow and steady" progress. The suspects, who were arrested on Saturday...
  • 'Malala's condition satisfactory, vital organs intact' October 14, 2012

    Islamabad: Pakistan's teenage rights activist Malala Yousufzai, who was shot in the head by the Taliban, was still on ventilator at a top army hospital, though her condition was satisfactory and her vital organs were "intact and working properly", the military said on Saturday. The condition of 14-year-old Malala, who...
  • US House votes to cut Pak military aid by $650 mn July 20, 2012

    Washington: In a latest jab at Pakistan by the US, the House of Representatives has unanimously voted to cut American military aid to Islamabad by $650 million as Republicans sought to tamp down demands for deeper reductions. The amendment to cut the aid, which was proposed by Republican Congressman Ted...
  • 'Pak military playing double game on Afghanistan' July 2, 2012

    New York: Slamming Pakistan for refusing to cut ties with the Haqqani network of militants, a leading US daily has said the military of the 'crippled and chaotic' state continues to play a "double game" of accepting aid from America while enabling the Afghan Taliban. The New York Times said in...
  • Pak test-fires 700 km range Hatf VII nuke missile June 5, 2012

    Islamabad: Pakistan on Tuesday successfully test-fired the nuclear-capable Hatf-VII cruise missile with a range of 700 km, the latest in a series of tests of missiles that can hit targets deep within India. The military said the test, conducted at an undisclosed location, was successful. This was the fifth missile test...
  • 'Pak military supporting terror groups like LeT' July 4, 2011

    New York: Notwithstanding its repeated refutal of links with terror groups, the Pakistan military continues to support a broad range of militants as part of its three-decade strategy of using proxies against its neighbours and US forces in Afghanistan, a former top militant commander has claimed. Terror groups like Lashkar-e-Taiba, Harkat-ul-Mujahedeen...
  • 'Pak insiders helped plan navy base attack' May 23, 2011

    Karachi: Terming the Taliban attack on the Mehran naval air base as a "big security lapse", Pakistani defense and political analysts on Monday said that "insiders" were facilitating the militants in their deadly agenda and asked the government and military to wake up to this. The daring attack by the...
  • Pak navy base attack: gun battle still on May 23, 2011

    Karachi: A fierce gun battle was on at a military base PNS Mehran in Karachi after terrorists attacked the base on Sunday night. A 'Geo News' report said that fake ID Cards with monogram of security forces were recovered from the four arrested terrorists while four terrorists killed themselves in...
  • Bin Laden eyed small cities as targets: US May 12, 2011

    Washington: Though hunted and in hiding, Osama bin Laden remained the driving force behind every recent al Qaeda terror plot, US officials say, citing his private journal and other documents recovered in last week's raid. Until Navy SEALs killed him a week ago, bin Laden dispensed chilling advice to the leaders...
  • Pak army denies reports of Pasha's resignation May 8, 2011

    Islamabad: The Pakistani military has denied reports that Inter-Services Intelligence chief Lt Gen Ahmed Shuja Pasha is quitting over the debacle of Osama bin Laden being killed by US forces in the garrison city of Abbottabad and that he travelled to Washington to explain Islamabad's position. Seeking to scotch reports that...
  • Taliban vows to avenge Osama's death May 3, 2011

    Islamabad: The Pakistani Taliban on Tuesday warned that they would target Pakistan and the US to avenge the killing of al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden by US special forces in a raid near the garrison city of Abbottabad. In an audio message issued to the Pakistani media from an undisclosed...
  • Osama was 800 yards from Pak Military Academy May 2, 2011

    Islamabad: Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden was hiding in a massive compound, worth a million US dollars, located just 800 yards from the Pakistan Military Academy near Abbottabad city, in the country's northwest when he was killed in a pre-dawn raid by US special forces on Monday. Local residents said...
  • Pak Army seeking to topple govt: reports August 21, 2010

    Islamabad: The floods in Pakistan may have increased the chances of the army taking over from what is seen as an inept civilian government, claim Pakistani media. Reports coming out of Pakistan hint that the army and its allies are pushing for the formation of a national government without the ruling...
  • Match this! Pak military gets Rs 110 bn and more June 9, 2010

    Islamabad: Pakistan is planning to buy more fighter jets, surveillance planes and submarines and the military has been allocated billions of rupees over and above the defence budget. A part of the special funding for the defence will also go to provide more sophisticated weapons to the military for undertaking counter...
  • India's fresh security worry: growing China-Pak ties November 27, 2009

    New Delhi: Growing military ties between China and Pakistan are a serious concern to India, Defence Minister A K Antony said on Friday. India worries about China's rising influence in South Asia and the Indian Ocean region, a neighbourhood New Delhi has traditionally considered as its sphere of influence. The Asian...
  • US aid bill humiliating: Pakistan army October 7, 2009

    Islamabad: Pakistan's army on Wednesday expressed "serious concern" about a US aid bill that critics say contains conditions that amount to a humiliating violation of sovereignty as parliament began a debate on the US aid. The US Congress last week approved a bill tripling aid for Pakistan to $1.5 billion a...
  • 17 militants die as Pak combat bomb Taliban positions October 21, 2008

    Islamabad: At least 17 militants were killed today when Pakistani combat jets and gunship helicopters bombed suspected Taliban positions in the troubled northwestern Swat valley and adjoining Bajaur tribal region. Ten militants were killed when jets struck militant positions at several places in Charmang and Loisam sub-districts of Bajaur Agency,...
  • Book exposes Pak army's 'expenses' June 17, 2007

    New Delhi: In her latest book Military Inc.: Inside Pakistan’s Military Economy Pakistani author Ayesha Siddiqa tells about the army’s complete control over the economy. The army allegedly holds 12 million acres of prime land, which has given roughly $3 billion in interests. “It is not just the corporate activities of the...