Chief Editor: Ansar Mahmood Bhatti

February, 2018


No terrorist camps on Pakistani soil, COAS tells the world


MUNICH, FEB 17 (DNA) – Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa Saturday told a military conference in Munich that Pakistan defeated al-Qaeda, Tehreek-e-Taliban and other outlawed militant groups, and they can proudly say that no organised militant camps exist on Pakistani soil today. The army chief said so while giving Pakistan’s perspective on global and regional security at Munich Security Conference in Germany. General Bajwa said that terrorists have sanctuaries in Afghanistan, from where attacks are being coordinated against Pakistan. He maintained that the territory of neitherRead More

COAS to meet international military leaders in Munich


BERLIN, FEB 17 (DNA) Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa arrived in Germany on Saturday to attend Munich Security Conference. According to ISPR, the army chief will speak at the conference giving Pakistan’s perspective on global and regional security. COAS will also have a few sideline meetings with other participating international civilian and military leaders, ISPR statement added.

Pakistan, Saudi Arabia Navies conclude in Arabian waters


RIYADH, FEB 17 (DNA) – Exercise Naseem Al Bahr XI (NAB), between Pakistan Navy and Royal Saudi Naval Forces (RSNF) concluded in Saudi Arabian waters off Al Jubail, KSA. The Exercise was scheduled from 09 to 17 Feb 18. The exercise NAB comprised of practical demonstrations of Fast Boat Attacks, various formations, maneuvering drills, defence against asymmetric attacks using fast boats, Helicopter landings, Boarding Operations, Anti Piracy and joint response to conventional threats at sea. Live Weapon Firing was also conducted in which PN and RSNF ships successfully engaged their respective targets.Read More

COAS General Bajwa attends International Security Conference in Munich


BERLIN, FEB 17 (DNA) – Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa is in Germany to attend 54th Munich Security Conference. COAS arrived in Munich on Friday to attend the conference. Army Chief will speak at the conference in the afternoon (local time 1700h). He will give an introductory speech on ‘Jihadism and Caliphate’. Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al Abadi will also speak on the same topic. The introductory statements on ‘Jihadism and Caliphate’ will be followed by a panel discussion in which German Interior Minister Thomas de Mazaire will joinRead More

Former finance minister Omar Ayub Khan joins PTI


ISLAMABAD, FEB 17 (DNA) – Omar Ayub Khan joined Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf on Saturday after meeting with party chief Imran Khan. He expressed complete confidence in the leadership and PTI’s manifesto in the meeeting. Chief Minister Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Pervez Khattak was also present at the meeting. Omer Ayub served as the minister of state for finance between 2004 to 2007. He joined Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) in 2012 was elected as a member of the National Assembly from constituency NA-19 as the party’s candidate in the by-election after 2013 general elections. In 2015, after being involved aRead More

Pakistan and US to work closely in fight against terrorism: US Air Force Commander


WASHINGTON, FEB 17 (DNA) – Pakistan and the United States continued to work closely in the fight against terrorism, said US Air Force Lieutenant General Jeffrey Harrigian, who is the commander of US Air Force Central Command. He was addressing a Pentagon press briefing through a video-conference this week from the Combined Air Operations Center at Al Udeid Airbase, Qatar, from where he commands U.S. Air Forces Central Command. “So, we continue to work closely with our Pakistan partners,” he said while replying to a question. “And what I will tell you is, firstRead More