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  • Senate panel takes up Army’s plan to shift GHQ to Islamabad today

    ISLAMABAD: The Senate Standing Committee on Defence is meeting here today (Monday) to take up a host of important matters, including “the Pakistan Army’s plan to shift the Army’s General Headquarters to Islamabad”, reveals agenda for the meeting issued by the Senate Secretariat...

    The 13-member committee headed by Senator Mushahid Hussain Sayed of the PML-Q will also receive briefing from the authorities concerned on the “Indian...

  • Military revives plans to shift GHQ to capital

    ISLAMABAD: The military has revived plans to shift General Headquarters (GHQ) from Rawalpindi to Islamabad, and is ready to kick off construction on the project...

    The audit report said the CDA had acquired 870 acres in D-11 and E-10 for GHQ at a rate of Rs1,159 per square yard, but allotted the land to GHQ at a subsidised rate of Rs200 per sq yd...

  • FIA seeks emergency record from ministries, GHQ

    According to a progress report submitted by an investigation team to the special court hearing a treason case against Mr Musharraf, this will be followed by questioning of his close aides, including incumbent federal minister Zahid Hamid, former prime minister Shaukat Aziz and former chief justice of Pakistan Abdul Hameed Dogar...

    A joint investigation team, headed by former additional director general of FIA Mohammad Khalid Qureshi,...

  • GHQ help needed for census, NA told

    ISLAMABAD: The Natio­nal Assembly was informed on Friday that the government could not go ahead with the planned census until the General Headquarters assured it of elaborate security and administrative arrangements required for the 18-day exercise...

    Parliamentary Secretary for Finance and Revenue Affairs Rana Mohammad Afzal Khan, who was responding to a MQM-sponsored calling-attention notice, said the government was in touch with the...
  • ‘Extraordinary’ huddle at GHQ focuses on CPEC

    ISLAMABAD: Key civil and military leaders assembled at the General Headquarters on Tuesday to review the policy towards Afghanistan and deliberate on the challenges to the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor...

    The “21 May US drone strike was a clear violation of Pakistan’s sovereignty and it affected mutual trust and undermined the spirit of Afghan Peace Process under mutually agreed Quadrilateral framework,” the participants of the...

  • Khawaja Asif's frustration over GHQ meeting reason for NA outburst, Aitzaz claims

    ISLAMABAD: PPP Senator Aitzaz Ahsan claimed Defence Minister Khawaja Asif’s inappropriate language against Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chief whip Shireen Mazari in the National Assembly (NA) on Wednesday was a result of his frustration following a meeting at the General Headquarters (GHQ) earlier this week...

    Speaking exclusively to DawnNews, the senator was of the opinion that the meeting at GHQ, where top ministers were summoned and...

  • What is being built on GHQ land?

    Over the last few months he has noticed a lot of movement in the area where a new General Headquarters (GHQ) building was to be constructed...

    “My first guess was that construction work on GHQ had begun, because there is nothing else in that area,” he said...

  • COAS Gen Raheel chairs farewell Corps Commanders meeting at GHQ

    The outgoing COAS Gen Raheel also paid farewell visits to President Mamnoon Hussain and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in Islamabad on Monday, Radio Pakistan reported...

    The high point in his tenure was the start of Operation Zarb-i-Azb in North Waziristan against the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan in June 2014, something from which his predecessor shied away fearing blowback...

  • Afghan officials summoned to GHQ, asked to handover 76 'most wanted' terrorists

    Pakistan on Friday summoned officials of the Afghan embassy to the General Headquarters (GHQ) in Rawalpindi to lodge protest against the use of Afghan soil by terrorists to carry out attacks in Pakistan...

    The Afghan officials were handed over a list of 76 "most wanted" terrorists by the Pakistan Army, DG Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor said in a Tweet...

  • Army to be allotted over 1,000 acres for new GHQ, other offices

    ISLAMABAD: The Capital Development Authority (CDA) is all set to allot over 1,000 acres of land to the army for the construction of a general headquarters (GHQ) and other military offices in Islamabad...

    The army had shelved its plan of moving the GHQ from Rawalpindi to Islamabad in 2008-09 due to financial constraints and on the instructions of the then army chief, Ashfaq Pervez Kiyani...

  • Section 144 imposed to check illegal construction on GHQ land

    ISLAMABAD: The district administration has imposed Section 144 to stop illegal construction in villages located in the planned sectors of E-10 and D-11 and northern strip where the new general headquarters (GHQ) will be established...

    “It has come to my knowledge through CDA that the CDA has required [sic] land in sectors E-10 & D-11 and north area of GHQ comprising Sinari Sanduri and Mera Beri, Chauntra and compensation has been...

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