PAK ARMY

  • 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. ...
  • Pak elections would be held as scheduled: Kayani May 1, 2013

    Islamabad: Pakistan will go to polls as scheduled as it is a golden opportunity to usher in an era of true democratic values in the country, army chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani has said amid mounting attacks by the Taliban to derail the historic General Elections. Addressing an event to mark...
  • Pak Army to deploy 50,000 troops to secure May 11 polls March 28, 2013

    Islamabad: Pakistan Army will deploy about 50,000 troops across the country to secure the general election process on May 11, which is facing a "massive terrorist threat" from the Taliban and other militant groups. The Interior Ministry has warned of a "massive terrorist threat" during the elections as banned groups...
  • Pakistan military demands foolproof security for Musharraf March 25, 2013

    Islamabad: Pakistan's military has demanded foolproof security for former military ruler Pervez Musharraf, who is facing a Taliban death threat following his return to the country from selfexile, a media report said. The General Headquarters wrote a letter to the Defence Ministry seeking security for Musharraf, who flew into Karachi from...
  • Pakistan is currently suffering from political confusion: Ayesha Siddiqa January 16, 2013

    The arrest of Pakistan Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf comes at a time when elections are not too far off. With Dr Tahirul Qadri's march into Islamabad and the constant ceasefire violations along the LoC, is democracy under threat in Pakistan? Is the Army trying to sabotage the civilian administration?...
  • Pakistani misadventures and denials are factored in to India's policy of engagement: Paarull January 10, 2013

    What options does India have when Pakistan has denied any role in killing the soldiers? CNNIBN's chief diplomatic correspondent Paarull joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the issue. Q. Does it matter to India if Pak is denying involvement? Pak has always been in denial mode since independence Kargil,...
  • Pak standoff: Army to back SC against govt January 13, 2012

    Islamabad: The Pakistan Army's top commanders have decided to throw their weight behind the Supreme Court in its standoff with the civilian government over the memo scandal and the revival of highprofile graft cases, according to a media report on Friday. The decision was made at a meeting of top commanders...
  • Coup fears resurface as Pak Army, Govt rift widens January 12, 2012

    New Delhi: Pakistan Army chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani has called an emergency meeting of top commanders on Thursday in the wake of Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani on Wednesday sacking the defence secretary for 'gross misconduct'. Hours after he fired the Defence Secretary over an affidavit row with the Army,...
  • Democracy to continue in Pakistan: Gilani January 12, 2012

    Islamabad: Against the backdrop of tension with the army after his sacking of the defence secretary, Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani said on Wednesday that his government had no dispute with the armed forces and democracy would continue to function in the country. Gilani, who dismissed Defence Secretary Naeem Khalid...
  • Defence Secy flouted rules of business: Gilani January 11, 2012

    Islamabad: Hours after he fired the Defence Secretary over an affidavit row with the Army, Pakistan's beleaguered Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani on Wednesday said the top defence official had violated rules of business and had to go. Earlier in the day, Gilani dismissed Defence Secretary Lt Gen (retd) Khalid Naeem...
  • Gilani sacks Def Secy; Pak Army, govt rift widens January 11, 2012

    New Delhi: Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani on Wednesday sacked Defence Secretary Lt Gen (retired) Khalid Naeem Lodhi, considered close to the army chief, marking an escalation in the row between the civilian government and the military over the Memogate scandal. The government terminated the contract of Lodhi with immediate effect...
  • Judiciary, army should work within limits: Gilani December 25, 2011

    Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani on Sunday said all state institutions, including the judiciary and army, should work within their constitutional limits as tensions continued between the civilian government and the powerful military over the Memogate scandal. "Parliament, judiciary and the army we respect all three and we want...
  • Kayani, the soldier Pak can't afford to let go July 23, 2010

    Islamabad: Pakistan would continue to fight militancy under army chief General Ashfaq Kayani for the coming three years, said Pak Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani, while extending Kayani's term in office. Pakistan is a key US ally and its military help is crucial for Washington's efforts to stabilise neighbouring Afghanistan. Under General...
  • Pak stumbles back after attack on army HQ, blames India October 12, 2009

    Islamabad: A day after militants took over Pakistan's Military headquarters in Rawalpindi, the army finally managed to take it back. But it still has no answers on just how militants could capture its top office. Sources now say one of the attackers could have been an army man. But the...
  • Bugti killing: ExGenerals slam Mush September 3, 2006

    Islamabad: As the public resentment over the killing of Nawab Akbar Bugti grew with calls for a decisive battle to liberate Balochistan from Pakistan, four former Generals have backed the Opposition's criticism of President Pervez Musharraf's handling the crisis. With Baloch nationalist leaders publicly expressing resentment that their survival lies...
  • Bugti killing: Oppn ultimatum to Mush September 3, 2006

    Quetta: The Secretary General of the Muttahida MajliseAmal (MMA) and leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly, Maulana Fazlur Rehman on Sunday issued a final ultimatum to President General Pervez Musharraf. Rehman told Musharraf unless a political dialogue began with the Baloch leadership, the MMA would be left with...
  • Cleric doubts if buried man was Bugti September 2, 2006

    Quetta: When Baloch leader Akbar Khan Bugti was buried in Dera Bugti on Friday, Maulana Abdul Malook Bugti, the Imam of a local mosque, was one of the very few people who saw the body. The Maulana led funeral prayers Bugtis body was lowered into an unmarked grave and covered with...
  • Army's new theory on Bugti killing August 30, 2006

    New Delhi: The Pakistan Army on Tuesday said it did not kill the popular Baluch leader, Nawab Akbar Bugti after anger and widespread protests across Baluchistan against the government and the army for killing him. Pakistan's defence spokesman Maj Gen Shaukat Sultan said Bugti was killed when a cave where he...
  • Pak Assembly takes up motion against PM August 29, 2006

    Islamabad: Pakistan's Parliament began debating a noconfidence motion against Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz on Tuesday which, while not expected to succeed, could embarrass the government and President Pervez Musharraf. The fractious Opposition united last week to lodge the motion against Aziz, accusing him of neglecting the poor and of corruption,...
  • Mystery surrounds Bugti's death August 29, 2006

    New Delhi: While the alleged killing of Baloch tribal chieftain Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti has sparked off much political turmoil and also kicked off a war of words between India and Pakistan, Bugtis body remains mysteriously elusive. A prayer ceremony was held for late Baloch leader in Quetta on Tuesday....
  • Mush offers to talk with Baloch rebels August 28, 2006

    Islamabad: Hours after the top Baloch leader Nawab Akbar Bugti was killed in an army operation, Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf has reportedly offered to resume political dialogue with the Baloch rebels. President Musharraf said, "The doors for negotiated settlement of all issue are always open. Neither we closed these channels in...
  • Bugti: A tribal who defied Pak Army August 28, 2006

    Islamabad: A photograph of Nawab Akbar Bugti sitting with a gun in a wellguarded cave in Balochistan and vowing to carry on an armed struggle against Pakistan's military to achieve autonomy for his overexploited province sent shock waves across Pakistan and world early this year. That picture perhaps symbolically announced to...