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  • US Army names first female infantry officer

    WASHINGTON: Captain Kristen Griest became the United States (US) Army's first female infantry officer this week, the Army said, in a milestone for the US military as it opens up combat roles for women...

    Griest was one of two women who made history last year after becoming one of the first female soldiers to pass the Army's gruelling course to qualify for the elite Rangers unit...

  • Nawaz pledges continued personnel, infantry support to UN peacekeeping missions

    ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif while addressing the United Nations (UN) Peacekeeping Summit on Monday announced Pakistan's resolve to continue contributing peacekeeping personnel and infantry to international missions...

    "We are pledging an infantry battalion, transport, engineering and signals companies, additional utility helicopters, a level-II and level-III hospital, and a canine platoon for deployment to future UN...

  • 40th polio case of year reported

    Take a look: IMB notes improvement in Pakistan’s efforts against polioThe authorities are considering hiring community volunteers for FR Peshawar because around 10 families live in each compound in the area and it becomes impossible for the anti-polio teams to ensure that every child has been vaccinated...

    Citing preliminary reports, the polio Emer­gency Operation Centre’s chief Dr Rana Safdar told Dawn that the latest affected child...

  • On the 40th anniversary of Kamal Jumblatt’s death, is trouble brewing in Lebanon?

    Druze, Christians & reconciliationBut among Lebanon’s current and serious problems is Walid’s own political future as an MP since a remark attributed to Gebran Bassil, the foreign minister (who happens to be the son-in-law of President Michel Aoun), suggested that Jumblatt should not be in electoral alliance with Christians — a suggestion profoundly opposed to Kamal’s ideas and to the Christian politicians gathered at the Mukhtara for the...

  • Army's special security division to protect Chinese workers in Pakistan

    ISLAMABAD: The government of Pakistan has granted approval for assigning a division of Pakistan Army's special security for the protection of Chinese citizens working in Pakistan, President Mamnoon Hussain told Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday, during a one-on-one meeting...

    The Army has created a special security division for the protection of Chinese engineers, project directors, experts and workers employed on various...

  • Army seeks funds from finance ministry to raise new security division

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Army has sought additional funds from the finance ministry to raise a new security division and an additional 28 security battalions, it emerged on Sunday...

    A statement released by the ministry of finance said senior officials from the army had a meeting with Finance Minister Ishaq Dar at his ministry in Islamabad, where the demand for “financing and the release of funds” was made by military officials...

  • MQM chief’s call for Sindh division inappropriate: CM

    SUKKUR: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah has said Muttahida Qaumi Movement chief Altaf Hussain’s reiterating call for dividing Sindh is simply inappropriate...

    The Pakistan Peoples Party would never allow the division of Sindh as the party had already made it clear that division of the province was unacceptable, he said...

  • Army chief hails ties with China’s People’s Liberation Army

    ISLAMABAD: Chief of the Army Staff Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa on Monday felicitated China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) on its 90th founding day and expressed the hope that professional collaboration between the PLA and Pakistan Army would continue to expand to bring peace to the region in general and China and Pakistan in particular...

    “On this historic occasion, I convey deepest compliments from all ranks of Pakistan Army to all ranks...

  • Army chief condemns Taliban attack on Afghan army base

    Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Saturday strongly condemned the attack on a Afghan army base in Mazar-i-Sharif, said a statement released by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR)...

    The army chief "grieved on the loss of innocent lives and expresses solidarity with Afghan security forces and brotherly resilient Afghan nation", added the statement...

  • Brazil army chief hails Pak army's achievements in meeting with Gen Raheel

    BRASILIA: Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) Gen Raheel Sharif on Monday met Chief of the Joint Staff of the Armed Forces of Brazil Gen José Carlos de Nardi, who hailed the Pakistan Army's professionalism and operational achievements especially in ongoing counter-terrorism operations...

    According to a series of tweets posted by Director-General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Lt-Gen Asim Bajwa, Gen Raheel was presented a guard of...

  • Large-scale army exercises conclude, army chief expresses satisfaction

    BAHAWALPUR: Pakistan Army has concluded large-scale exercises in the Cholistan desert, with Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif attending the concluding phase of the maneuvers...

    Large scale defensive and offensive maneuvers were practiced by the participating troops"We have to remain ready for full spectrum of threats," said the army chief on the occasion, while commending the morale and battle readiness of the troops...

  • Pakistan skips Malaysia moot to ‘avert division in Ummah’

    ISLAMABAD: Ending uncertainty over Pakistan’s participation in the upcoming Kuala Lumpur Summit, the government on Tuesday announced that it would not attend the event at any level...

    Talking to a group of journalists at the Foreign Office on Tuesday, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said there would be no representation from Pakistan government at the summit being held in Kuala Lumpur from Wednesday...

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