Tag: Military

Military, civilian leadership on the same page: ISPR

A spokesman of ISPR on Tuesday said that military and civilians are on the same page to effectively deal with the situation in the...

Workers’ Party mocks military’s claims of guarding sovereignty

The Workers Party Pakistan (WPP) office-bearers on Sunday said that the capture and killing of Osama Bin Laden proves hollow the military’s claims of...

Prove your commitment, show concrete actions: US tells Pakistan

The US has asked Pakistan to show "concrete actions" to prove its commitment in the war against terrorism, and has sought an explanation from...

Musharraf warns India of dire consequences in case of aggression

Former president Pervez Musharraf has said that India should not have any misconception to carry out a US-like operation in Pakistan. In an interview with...

Govt, military on same page over drone attacks: Rabbani

ISLAMABAD - There is a visible difference in the country's policy on drone attacks and the political and military leadership of the country is on the same page on the matter, Minister for Inter-Provincial Coordination and chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on National Security Mian Raza Rabbani said on Tuesday. He was briefing reporters after an in-camera meeting of the parliamentary committee. "The matter of drone attacks is a sensitive issue and there is a visible difference in

Military helicopter crashes in Darfur, five dead

KHARTOUM - A Sudanese army helicopter crashed on Monday at El-Fasher airport in North Darfur, killing all five people on board, the army spokesman said, in the second accident of its kind in less than a week.
"The helicopter trying to land at El-Fasher airport experienced a technical problem and crashed," Sawarmi Khaled Saad told AFP. "The aircraft was completely destroyed and all five people on board were killed. Three of them were crew and two were passengers. They were all in

Military interventions weaken democracy: CJP

ISLAMABAD - Military interventions in political process not only weakens democratic institutions in Pakistan but also adversely impacts constitutional and legal developments in the country, Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry said on Saturday.
"The primacy of unelected institutions over representative organs left parliament weak and subservient to the executive," he said while addressing the visiting officers of Command and Staff College in Quetta.

Army gets new DG Military Operations

ISLAMABAD - Chief of Army Staff General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani on Friday reshuffled the Army's top brass and appointed Major General Ashfaq as Director General of Military Operations (DGMO). He will replace recently-promoted Lt-Gen Javed Iqbal who has been appointed Adjutant General (AG).
Javed will take over the charge from Lt-Gen Nadeem Taj who is retiring in the last week of this month. Similarly, Lt-Gen Muhammad Asif has been appointed Director General at Joint Staff

Slow development threatens Swat military gains

MINGORA - Almost two years after Pakistan's army swept through the Swat Valley to drive out a terrifying Taliban regime, the valley's residents fear that slow economic recovery in the area could undo military gains and allow a militant return.
The idyllic tourist haven 133 km northwest of Islamabad is considered a success story in Pakistan's fight against a home-grown insurgency, so any roll-back in the gains because of poor development would be a major setback to Pakistan's weak

UN resolution did not authorise military operations in Libya

SANYA - Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said Thursday that a UN Security Council resolution on Libya did not authorise the use of military force -- a position he said was backed by his BRICS partners.
"The Security Council resolutions should be implemented," Medvedev told reporters after a summit with the leaders of Brazil, India, China and South Africa in southern China.
"They should be implemented in accordance with their letter and spirit," said the Russian

Action against corrupt military men as per law, PAC assured

ISLAMABAD - The Defence Ministry assured the Special Committee of the Public Account Committee (PAC) on Monday that corrupt military officials involved in the National Logistic Cell (NLC) scandal would be punished. The Special Committee III, which met with Riaz Hussain Peerzada in the chair, was told that all those involved in the NLC scam would be punished per law. An Defence Ministry official told the committee that the army chief was serious in taking action against corrupt

Munawar warns against military operation

PESHAWAR - Jamaat-e-Islami chief Prof Munawar Hassan on Saturday said the military operations against militants in the tribal areas had not only failed to get their objectives but also increased terrorism and violence.
"All such military actions have failed while the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) press releases lack trust and credibility," the JI central leader remarked while addressing a meet the press programme at the press club here.
Flanked by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Military top brass vows to continue anti-terror war

ISLAMABAD - Top military brass on Friday resolved to continue the fight against terrorism and ensure the country's security in the face of internal and external challenges. The 137th Corps Commanders' Conference was held at the General Headquarters, Rawalpindi under the chairmanship of Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Ashfaq Kayani.
"The conference was part of regular monthly meetings," an ISPR statement said.
"The forum was given comprehensive briefings on internal and

Allied strikes took out 30% of Gaddafi military assets: NATO

BRUSSELS - Western air strikes have taken out 30 percent of Muammar Gaddafi's military capacity since the bombing campaign started on March 19, a NATO general said Tuesday.

‘No military solution for Kashmir’, says Indian Army

HANDWARA - Stating that no problem in the world can be resolved militarily, General Officer Commanding of Army's Srinagar-based 15 Corps, Lt Gen S A Hasnain said "the role of army is to provide environment for political solution of the longstanding issue."
Hasnain also claimed that militancy would be completely over in the valley by the end of the year, the Rising Kashmir reported.
Asked as why the army is not involved in developmental works in Naxal-affected areas in India

Egypt’s military issues interim constitution

CAIRO - Egypt's military rulers on Wednesday issued an interim constitution under which the transitional administration will run the country until elections allow power to be returned to an elected government.
The decree, read by a member of the ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, confirmed that the military would hold presidential powers until a new head of state is elected.
The interim constitution's 62 articles included amended sections of the old constitution

Myanmar military rule ends, but army retains grip

YANGON - Myanmar's military made way for a nominally civilian government after almost half a century in power Wednesday, as the junta was disbanded and a new president talked of a "changing era."
But the army hierarchy retains a firm grip on power in the resource-rich Southeast Asian country, and many analysts believe strongman Senior General Than Shwe will attempt to retain some sort of control behind the scenes.
The handover came after widely-panned elections last November