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Pakistan is using recently surrendered people and military-backed local death squad members to arrest, torture and humiliate tribal notables who are not allowing Pakistan to loot the natural resources of their regions. In Laidov area Pakistan forces have made a new military camp where Pakistani ...
The shop-owners expressed complete satisfaction on the decision to form the committee and the role of Pakistan Army. Major General Ghafoor added that residents of the tribal areas had joined hands with the forces to make great sacrifices for the establishment of peace, adding that operations ... North Waziristan traders

Its decade-long war against the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan has centred mainly on ethnic Pashtun areas. While public criticism of the army is rare, the PTM's rallies have been marked by the openness of its leaders to call out the security forces. For its part, the army has been critical of the movement. Lahore
He asserts the former military ruler turned politician, during his nine-year reign, violated his oath to defend Pakistan and protect its people by selling ... Ordinance to investigate retired personnel of the armed forces, previously thought impossible credited to another initiative of Rahim to hold former top ...
NEW YORK: Pakistan's permanent ambassador to the United Nations Maleeha Lodhi on Sunday said that the politicians and the armed forces are on the same page to ensure upholding and promotion of democracy. "This would only be the second time in the history of Pakistan that an elected ... military
The term force posture means policies for military deployment and guidelines for goals such as deterrence and defeat. The Indian force posture has been Pakistan centric with broader targets like destabilising the country. Lt Gen Jamil talked in detail about the Indian designs while speaking at a seminar on ... military

A new civil rights movement in Pakistan is galvanizing a rapidly growing following among the country's ethnic Pashtun minority by doing the nearly unthinkable: openly accusing the powerful and popular Pakistani military establishment of being “oppressors” who kill or whisk away Pashtuns by the ... military
... Afghan forces. They were taken to a hospital in Thall Garrison. Military officials of Pakistan and Afghanistan held a flag meeting at a location near the border to hold ceasefire. According to local officials, the armed tribesmen who took position along the border to provide backup support to Pakistani troops ... military
The officials said the Afghan security forces responded. Dand-e-Ptan district is close to Zazi Maidan district of eastern Khost province – both of which border Parachinar district in Kurram Agency in Pakistan. Zazi Maidan on Sunday came under fire by Pakistani troops. Clashes broke out when the Pakistani troops reportedly ... military
“Yesterday (Sunday) the Pakistani military forces first launched an attack on Jandighar area of Zazi Maidan district of Khost province, such an action is not acceptable to us; we warn Pakistan against conducting such attacks in future,” said the 203rd Thunder Corps commander, General Shaur Gul. military
“Army, Police and NDS (National Directorate of Security) forces have reached Zazi Maidan district and they will respond to the Pakistan military attacks,” said Gul Agha Rohani 303 Spinghar Police Corps' acting commander. Clashes between Khost residents and Pakistani military personnel broke out in Zazi Maidan district ... military
Afghanistan has returned the dead bodies of five Pakistani soldiers to Pakistan following clashes near the two countries' disputed border, Afghan officials say. Hukum Khan Habibi ... Pakistani forces have continued to build border fortifications, sparking numerous clashes along the border. The fencing has ... military
And so it goes; the gas that powers the cooker, the cement used to build many Pakistani houses, the electricity for the lights, the petrol in the car, travel ... Between its army, navy and air force, Pakistan boasts a standing strength of 650,000 soldiers, the world's sixth-biggest military force in its ... military
Jordan's military band mesmerised the audience with their rendition of Pakistani national songs. Contingents of the army, navy, air force, special services groups, Frontier Corps, Rangers Islamabad, police, women officers, nursing officers, boy scouts and girl guides also took part in the parade. Following ... military
Thousands have disappeared after being picked up by the Pakistani security forces and their families are living in a state of an unending fear and helplessness with no knowledge of the whereabouts of their kins," he said. "The Pakistani military establishment in connivance with the racist Pakistan People's ... military
Pakistani military leaders contend their renewed push to bring insurgents to the table has led to the change in behavior. ... Pakistan maintains security forces have eliminated all militant sanctuaries on its soil, but Taliban insurgents use nearly three million Afghan refugees as cover and military operations ... military
Don't just grab anything off the bookshelf: Our reviewer highlights some of the best military nonfiction offerings so far this year. ... A first-time author takes you through boot camp and beyond, and a noted journalist explores the foibles of funding and fighting in Afghanistan while trying to deal with Pakistan. military

The fear of escalating a conflict with Pakistan to the nuclear level has prevented India from retaliating to these provocations with the massive use of its superior conventional force. India desisted from retaliating against terrorist bases or Pakistani military installations even when a massive terrorist operation ... military
... Pakistan - Pakistani police have registered cases against a young ethnic Pashtun rights activist for criticising the country's powerful military during the latest ... and widespread rights violations in South Waziristan and elsewhere, including the collective punishment of civilians for attacks on security forces. military
Following the recent Senate election, the ruling party, which for some time has been under tremendous pressure from various state institutions for its anti-military and anti-judiciary stance, has accused anti-democratic forces in Pakistan of not wanting the strengthening of true democracy in Pakistan. Clearly ... military
ISLAMABAD: Defence Minister Khurram Dastgir on Tuesday informed the National Assembly that as many as 1, 671 Pakistani armed forces personnel have ... This comes after Pakistan Army announced on February 15, that it was deploying troops in Saudi Arabia under an existing bilateral security pact. military
March 12: The News report by Web Desk states that in a simple but impressive ceremony held at Air headquarters, Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman, Chief of the Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force was awarded with United States Legion of Merit - the highest military award of US armed forces awarded to any foreign ... military
During the ceremony, Chief of Staff US Air Force lauded PAF Air Chief's strong commitment in fight against terrorism and tireless advocacy for the advancement of Pakistan Air Force capabilities that greatly contributed in bringing peace and stability in the region. He was of the view that Air Chief's personal ... military
And how the president has “unleashed the full range of American military might.” And how “reality and facts and a relentless pursuit of victory will guide us.” And how U.S. forces have “crushed the enemy in the field” (or at least “put the Taliban on the defensive”) in “this fight for freedom in Afghanistan,” ... military
The Pakistan Air Force (PAF) has fielded a squadron of new Pakistan Aeronautical Complex JF-17 “Thunder” combat aircraft, according to a recent report by the Associated Press of Pakistan. The multi-role fighter jets are stationed at Pakistan's Samungli Base near Quetta, the provincial capital of ... military
The armed forces account for 6 percent of Bangladesh's annual budget, totaling $3.2 billion in the year 2017-2018, according to official statistics. ... The Bangladesh military inherited both the institutional framework of its British Indian and Pakistan Army predecessors, as well as their orientation against ... military
“Since then, the U.S. has intervened in Libya, Syria, Niger, Yemen, Pakistan and Somalia and has deployed military forces in a number of other countries.” ... In Afghanistan, where Mills helped co-found the first Afghan news service, Mills said the Taliban was a creation of the Pakistani intelligence service. military
The hostilities escalated soon after Indian Para-Special Forces conducted the "surgical strikes" against terror launch pads in four different locations in PoK to avenge the killing of 19 Indian soldiers in the Uri Army camp attack in September 2016. Last year, there were as many as 860 CFVs along the LoC ... military
An unmanned aerial vehicle, allegedly on a spy mission, was shot down by Pakistani military forces on Tuesday evening along the Line of Control (LoC) in Chirikot Sector, the military's media wing claimed. The 'spy drone' was reportedly brought down over violation of Pakistan's territorial integrity and it has ... military
The US military killed a commander from the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan who also served as an al Qaeda facilitator in an airstrike in ... other al Qaeda training camps in the Shorabak district in Kandahar province, the previous commander of US forces in Afghanistan, General John Campbell, told ... military
PanARMENIAN.Net - A leading Pakistani daily says recent visit of Iranian Air Force Commander Brigadier General Hassan Shahsafi to Pakistan shows that military diplomacy plays an important role in bringing the two countries further close to each other, IRNA reports. Daily 'Nawa-e-Waqt' in its editorial ... military
With a total military strength of 919,000 personnel, total aircraft might of 951, and a defence budget of $7bn, Pakistan's armed forces have been ... India, Italy, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Netherlands, Scandinavia, Poland, and Singapore, has revealed that Pakistani military has 197 naval assets, 301 fighter ... military
KARACHI: Pakistan Armed Forces have been ranked the 13th most powerful in the world on the Global Firepower Military Strength Index 2017, according to data released by the group on its official website. The list by Global Firepower (GFP) relies on more than 50 factors to assign the 133 countries ... military
ISLAMABAD: The participants of a seminar urged Pakistan to take immediate notice of Indian Armed Forces Joint Doctrine (IAFJD) 2017, which indicates that New Delhi sees both China and Pakistan as direct military threats and plans to explicitly conduct “surgical strikes” as a formal part of India's ... military
Speaking to reporters along with his Pakistani counterpart, Khawaja Asif, the Russian official said fighting terrorism is one of the priority areas of cooperation between the two countries. He said joint military exercises between Russian and Pakistani special forces, which began in 2016, will continue this year ... military
Although the small force is officially there on a train-and-assist mission, the arrangement is reminiscent of a military practice from decades ago ... Worse, they would land Pakistan in the midst of a Sunni-Shiite sectarian conflict that would alienate Pakistani Shiites at home as well as its neighbor Iran. military
As first reported by Reuters, the Pakistani Army is sending soldiers to Saudi Arabia on a "training and advice" mission. This is notable because Pakistan has previously been reluctant to commit forces to Saudi military operations such as that in Yemen. Fearing a deterioration in relations with Iran (which is ... military
During the Soviet Union's decade-long occupation of Afghanistan from 1979-89, Pakistan helped the United States funnel weapons and fighters to help the mujahedin battling Soviet forces. Eyebrows were raised in March 2017 when a group of Russian military advisers were given a rare tour of the North ...
Afghan and Pakistani military official held talks for the second time in just a few days to discuss "incursions by Pakistan" against Afghanistan along the Durand Line. Clashes erupted between Afghan border forces and Pakistani military in Khost and neighboring Paktia provinces earlier this week.
The Chinese military has published photos of recent air force drills that at least one expert quoted in ruling party media identified Tuesday as a direct message to neighboring India. Tensions ... Xi has also sought tight ties with Pakistan, a crucial Chinese economic ally—and India's longtime foe. Following ...
Out of Rs152.9 billion armed forces allocations, Pakistan Air Force was given Rs12 billion, the Pakistan Navy Rs15 billion and Pakistan Army ... Pakistani troops to Saudi Arabia that bypasses the unanimously adopted parliamentary resolution affirming neutrality in the ongoing military conflict in the region.
The agreement allows for Pakistani troops to train their Saudi counterparts, as well as to support internal security missions. Since 1967, Pakistan has trained more than 8,200 Saudi armed forces personnel, and the two sides have also held several joint military exercises. In 2015, Saudi Arabia requested a ...
Speaking to reporters along with his Pakistani counterpart, Khawaja Asif, the Russian official said fighting terrorism is one of the priority areas of cooperation between the two countries. He said joint military exercises between Russian and Pakistani special forces, which began in 2016, will continue this year ...
15 that it would deploy a force to Saudi Arabia to assist and train Saudi forces. The Pakistani press is reporting that a composite brigade-size force will be sent. They will join 1,000 army trainers and advisers already in Saudi Arabia. The announcement follows two trips this year to the kingdom by Pakistan ...
The Pakistan Army confirmed the deployment after Saudi Ambassador Nawaf Saeed Al-Maliki met Pakistani Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed ... is indeed sending more military personnel to Yemen, Pakistan's Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the media wing of the Pakistan Armed Forces, ...
"Pak Army maintains bilateral security cooperation with many other GCC and regional countries." Earlier in December, Pakistani and Saudi special forces took part in a joint counter-terrorism exercise 'Al-Shehab-2' in Prince Naif Security City, Riyadh. A Pakistani contingent comprising 68 officers and ...
“The UK Government judges that the Russian Government, specifically the Russian military, was responsible for the destructive NotPetya cyber-attack of ... of Strategic Studies, said Russia was engaged in “capabilities beyond conventional military force that are easier to develop and deploy unaccountably.
Pakistani officials maintain the nation's short-range battlefield NASR (Hatf-IX) nuclear-capable missile would deter bigger neighbor India from ... India and Pakistan have fought three wars and the two nuclear-armed nations remain locked in routine military skirmishes along their de facto border in the ...
NEW DELHI: The Indian Army has killed around 20 Pakistani soldiers and injured several others since January 1 this year by cranking up its policy to ... after Indian Para-Special Forces conducted the “surgical strikes” against terror launch pads in four different locations in Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir to ...


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