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  • China forces used flamethrower to hunt Xinjiang "terrorists": army newspaper

    BEIJING: Chinese forces used a flamethrower to force more than 10 "terrorists" from a cave in the western Xinjiang region, the military's top newspaper said on Monday, in a graphic account of the hunt for what Beijing called foreign-led extremists...

    China said on Friday that security forces had recently killed 28 members of a group that carried out a deadly attack at a coal mine in Aksu in September, the first official mention of the...

  • Pakistan Bar Council deplores ‘vilification’ of judiciary, armed forces

    ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Bar Council (PBC) — the regulatory body of lawyers — on Friday deplored what it called a “vilification campaign” against the judiciary, especially the Supreme Court, as well as against the armed forces in the wake of the disqualification of Nawaz Sharif as prime minister...

    “Any move to undermine the prestige and dignity of the Supreme Court and the armed forces will be resisted with full force and the legal...

  • Armed forces display military might on Pakistan Day

    ISLAMABAD: The nation commenced celebrations for Pakistan Day on Wednesday with a pledge to make the country stronger by wiping out the menace of terrorism, achieving sustainable economic growth and political stability...

    Paratroopers from the three armed forces jumped with the national flag and the flags of the three services, landing smoothly on the ground...

  • China donates Covid-19 vaccine for Pakistan's armed forces

    China has donated Covid-19 vaccines for Pakistan's armed forces, a statement by the military's media affairs wing said on Monday...

    In a statement, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said that the People's Liberation Army (PLA) had donated vaccines, making Pakistan's military the first foreign military to receive vaccine assistance from Beijing...

  • UAE armed forces say fighter jet in Yemen missing

    DUBAI: A United Arab Emirates fighter plane taking part in Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen is missing, the UAE armed forces said in a statement on state news agency WAM on Monday without giving further details...

    The armed forces said in a short statement that the jet taking part in the fighting was “lost”...

  • Iraqi troops in armed standoff with Kurd forces

    BAGHDAD: Thousands of Iraqi troops were locked in an armed standoff with Kurdish forces in the disputed oil province of Kirkuk on Saturday as Washington scrambled to avert fighting between the key allies in the war against the militant Islamic State (IS) group...

    The clock was ticking down to a 2300 GMT Saturday deadline that the Kurds say Baghdad has set for their forces to surrender positions they took during the fightback against...

  • Govt asked to satisfy court on 'role of armed forces as an arbitrator' in agreement with protesters

    "Armed Forces being part of executive of the country cannot travel beyond its mandate bestowed upon it by the organic law of the country...

    ""This court has serious reservations on the terms of the agreement and mannerism in which it arrived; however, the federal government has to satisfy the court about the constitutional role of Armed forces and an acknowledgement by the federal government/Executive of the country regarding role of...

  • Battle against terrorism cannot be won by the armed forces alone: COAS

    KARACHI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Gen Raheel Sharif said on Saturday that the battle against terrorism cannot be won by the armed forces alone and he was encouraged to see the whole nation pursuing the national effort with a great sense of purpose...

    Army Chief General Raheel Sharif made the statements while addressing the passing-out parade ceremony at the Pakistan Naval Academy, PNS Rahbar in Karachi's Manora island as the chief...

  • Senate body to probe land ‘takeover’ by armed forces

    ISLAMABAD: The Senate’s defence committee on Monday constituted a sub-committee to investigate allegations that the armed forces have forcibly occupied lands in Quetta for their projects...

    The defence ministry officials contended that the land was required for welfare projects and had been leased to the armed forces by the provincial government...

  • Criticising armed forces on social media: Activist remanded in FIA custody for two days

    LAHORE: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Wednesday obtained a two-day physical remand of an activist arrested for allegedly criticising the armed forces on social media...

    Qureshi was arrested on Tuesday at the Defence Housing Authority and booked under sections 20 and 24 of the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act (harming the reputation of a person and cyber stalking), and sections 419 and 500 of the Pakistan Penal Code...

  • Armed forces hold programmes to celebrate Defence Day in Karachi

    KARACHI: Defence Day of Pakistan marking the golden jubilee of the 1965 war was celebrated with fervour by all three pillars of the armed forces of Pakistan — Army, Air Force and Navy — in the city on Sunday...

    The exercises, exhibitions and parade were reciprocated with much enthusiasm by the people who came to watch up close though only Pakistan Navy invited the public, who turned out in big numbers to watch the exercises at the...

  • PST rally seeks ban on MQM over Altaf’s speech against armed forces

    SUKKUR: The Pakistan Sunni Tehreek (PST) took out a rally in Sukkur on Wednesday to condemn Muttahida Qaumi Movement chief Altaf Hussain’s remarks against the country’s security institutions and called for disbanding the party...

    “The MQM is on the forefront in opposing the operation against terrorism and corruption,” he said, adding that the party deserved to be banned as its chief has openly attacked the armed forces...

  • Armed forces deny involvement in appearence of banners urging General Raheel to take over

    ISLAMABAD: Director General of Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Lt Gen Asim Bajwa, in a tweet on Tuesday evening, stated the Pakistan Army or any of its affiliated organisations have no connection to the banners that have appeared across the country...

    The ISPR has denied any involvement in the activity and the official tweet has distanced the armed forces from the banners...

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