Monday, July 21, 2014

Army extends all-out support to Balochistan police

Saturday, July 19, 2014 - Quetta—Pakistan Army has assured all-out support to BalochistanPolice in combating terrorism and maintaining durable peace in the region.

The assurance was made by the Commander Southern Command, Lieutenant General Nasser Khan Janjua in a meeting with Inspector General of Balochistan police Mohammad Amlish here at Commander Southern Command. IGP Balochsitan police lauded the support of the Army in enhancing the capacity of the police personnel.

Army was playing commendable role in the capacity building of the police force,IG said adding the training imparted by the Army would bring about positive change in the morale of the force. The trained police men are now capable to cope with the terror elements effectively and foil bid to sabotage peace efforts in Balochistan.

The commander southern Command said that Pakistan Army was committed to assist the provincial government and imparting training to police is effort to strengthen the force and discourage the terror elements. Reposing their confidence on the improved security situation in port city of Gwadar, the leading group of Chinese Investors have shown their interest to joint work as Industrial Park, free zone operators and investors in Gwadar. 

They expressed their readiness in establishment of fish processing units, assembly plants, marble processing, cement and steel making industries as well as, coal based, wind and solar plants for Gwadar Port, Gwadar Industrial / Free Zone the city itself. Chairman Gwadar Port Authority(GPA), Jhanzeb Jamaldini said while talking to APP that future of Pakistan is rich as keen interest of the foreign entrepreneurs were creating investment environment in Balochistan. 

He noted that a delegation led by Liu Jin M, General Manager of Investment Banking Department, ICBC Head Office comprising 15 officials from Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC), Holly Group and Habib Bank Limited Pakistan lately visited Gwadar.

The visit was in line with a series of policy initiatives under China Pakistan economic corridor (CPEC) and bilateral and multilateral understandings between different Chinese and Pakistani public-sector, as well as private sector companies and organizations. The objectives of the ICBC-HBL-Holly group delegation visit to Gwadar mainly aimed at have an on-site investigation for top priority Industrial Park at Gwadar. “It would bring US$ 10 billion, Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), annually in Balochistan, once the first phase of 9.2 skm Gwadar Free Zone in made functional, chairman GPA said while, referring the estimates of the investors.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Pakistan Army Zarb e Azb Operation Wallpaper

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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

General Raheel visits North Waziristan battle zone

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif visited the troops in North Waziristan (NWA) on Monday, a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said.
General Raheel was given a detailed briefing by General Officer Commanding on the ongoing Operation Zarb-i-Azb, the statement said.
Addressing troops in the middle of the operation in Miramshah, General Raheel lauded the forces for their courage, dedication and high state of morale and expressed his satisfaction over the progress achieved since the start of the operation in June, the ISPR stated.
General Raheel also commended the entire chain of command for its "determined effort in planning, preparation, mobilisation and execution of the operation", the statement said.
General Raheel emphasised that the forces eliminate all local and foreign terrorists and their sanctuaries.
Alluding to the end goal, he affirmed that terrorists will be chased and hunted down across the country until their final elimination, the ISPR statement said.
General Raheel also acknowledged and appreciated the support of the entire nation and avowed that, by Allah's will, with unflinching national resolve and clear direction, the military will accomplish the mission and rid the country of the scourge of terrorism.
The army chief also paid tribute to soldiers killed and wounded during the operation.
Acknowledging the national spirit to restore the writ of the state, General Raheel appreciated the IDPs for their sacrifices. He said the army will not abandon "the tribal brethren in their hour of need and all possible assistance will be rendered to the government and various organisations in providing maximum relief".
He also assured of the military's role in rebuilding and restoring normalcy in the restive tribal region.
Earlier on his arrival in Miramshah, General Raheel was received by Corps Commander Peshawer.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Army Chief visits Siachen

RAWALPINDI: Army Chief General Raheel Sharif visited Siachen on Saturday. According to ISPR, Army Chief spent some time with Jawans at the world's highest battle front.

He also laid floral wreath at monument of Gayari Martyrs and paid rich tributes to the soldiers who sacrificed their lives for the defense of the country.

Army Chief addressing on the occasion appreciated the morale of the army men in the extreme weather conditions. He said Pakistan army is always ready to meet every challenge.

He urged that professional capabilities should be ensured to cope with the emerging challenges effectively. He said Pakistan army will offer every sacrifice for the defense of the country.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Geo’s Cyber Crime team exposed

KARACHI: A cyber crime wing of Geo TV, tasked with defaming its opponent, has been exposed, ARY News reported Friday. According to a report supposedly released by Twitter, Geo TV has created several IDs on Twitter through a single internet protocol (IP) address which is used to defame the opponents of Geo on social media.
Sources told that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief Imran Khan and other media groups were targeted by Geo’s cyber crime wing. They told a man, Faisal Sherjan, director of Geo’s Strategy and Planning, is supervising the cyber crime cell of Geo. He was assigned the task to arrange a group of hackers and experts to run the cyber crime wing.
Below is the copy of report, showing different accounts being managed by Geo’s cyber crime team to defame its opponents.

Friday, June 27, 2014

Zarb-i-Azb is war of survival, says ISPR chief

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ISLAMABAD: The ongoing military operation in North Waziristan is a ‘war of survival’ and will pave the way for the dawn of permanent peace in the country, the military’s spokesperson said on Thursday.
In a formal briefing to the media on Operation Zarb-i-Azb, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Director General Major General Asim Bajwa told reporters that the operation was being carried out without any discrimination between “good or bad Taliban”.
“This is the biggest and most well-coordinated operation ever conducted against terrorists. It is the beginning of the end for terrorism in the country,” he said.
Maj Gen Bajwa said army troops, Frontier Corps personnel, Khasadars, Levies, intelligence operatives and the Pakistan Air Force were jointly conducting the operation in North Waziristan.

Maj Gen Asim Bajwa says troops have surrounded North Waziristan; claims terrorists did not know operation was coming

“We have surrounded the entire agency and sealed the 180km border with Afghanistan, as well as the boundary with South Waziristan, making it impossible for terrorists to escape,” he said.
Asked if there was a possibility that terrorist leaders had escaped to Afghanistan before the launch of the operation, the ISPR chief said it was possible a few of them had taken refuge on the Afghan side, but most of them were still in the targeted area. “The terrorists could not anticipate the launch of the operation,” he said.
“Terrorists of all kinds, involved in different activities from Fata to Karachi, are based in North Waziristan. They include local and foreign militants, including Uzbeks and Chechens. Now, it is up to them whether they surrender or fight,” he said.
He said the entire nation and the political leadership of the country were on the same page as the military on the issue of terrorism and fully supported the army in the operation.
Asked about the perception that the military once backed militants groups such as the Haqqani group and Gul Bahadur group, the ISPR spokesman said there was formerly a pact with the Gul Bahadur group, but that had since been violated and now, neither side was bound to honour the agreement.
He said that since the launch of the operation on June 15, a total of 327 terrorists had been killed and 45 of their hideouts had been destroyed.
He said 19 terrorists had surrendered to security personnel but did not reveal any details about their nationality or allegiances. Ten security personnel have laid down their lives, while seven had been injured in the line of duty, he said.
The Afghan government had been requested to take action against those terrorists who crossed over to escape operation.

He denied that US drone strikes were part of the operation, adding that US had been asked to coordinate, but the operation was solely being carried out by Pakistani troops.
Control rooms had been set up with the Universal Access Number 1135 in different cities, so people could share information about any suspicious activity in their area.
Internally displaced persons
The DG ISPR told reporters that so far, nearly 36,804 families consisting of 456,292 individuals had been registered as internally displaced persons and that most of them had moved in with host families in Bannu, Dera Ismail Khan and Lakki Marwat. Only a few hundred opted to stay in the camps set up for IDPs, he said.
Maj Gen Bajwa said that 50 army personnel and 20 officials of the National Disaster Management Authority had been deployed to ensure the registration of all IDPs.

Six ration points have been established in Bannu, DI Khan and Tank for the provision of food packets and medicines to IDPs and each family was given Rs15,000 and one month’s ration by the army. Of the registered IDPs, 221,000 had been immunised against polio drops and 32 relief collection points had been set up in different cities.
The DG ISPR said the National Database Registration Authority’s mobile vans were available to check the identity of incoming IDPs at registration centres. “IDPs are also being screened so that no terrorist can escape under the guise of an IDP,” he said.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Operation Zarb-e-Azb Update

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