Thursday, August 28, 2014

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Friday, August 22, 2014

Solar-powered tube-well opens in Mohmand

GHALANAI: Peshawar Corps Commander Lt-Gen Khalid Rabbani on Wednesday inaugurated a solar-powered tube-well in Surkha Kor area of Pandilai tehsil here.
Speaking on the occasion, he said that the army was extensively engaged in well-being of the tribal people. The development projects in Fata are aimed at improving the quality of life of the people, he added.
Mr Rabbani said that nine solar-powered tube-wells had been installed at a cost of Rs7 million each in various tehsils of Mohmand Agency which would benefit 200,000 people. He said that the problem of water shortage in the area would be resolved with the financial assistance of the UAE government.
The Peshawar Corps Commander urged the tribesmen to keep a close eye on the movement of anti-state elements and deny shelter to militants as peace had been restored to the area after great sacrifices offered by the tribesmen and the security forces. He said that there could be no development without peace, urging the tribesmen to extend cooperation to the security forces and uphold their collective responsibility.
Lt-Gen Rabbani said that 1,000 vacancies had been created for Fata youths and that they would also be recruited in the Frontier Corps.

Terrorists will not be allowed to return to Mohmand: Gen Rabbani

GHALLANAI: Corps Commander Peshawar Lieutenant-General Khalid Rabbani said on Wednesday peace had been restored in Mohmand Agency and terrorists wouldn’t be allowed to return to the tribal region.

He was speaking at the inaugural ceremony of the solar water supply scheme in Pandyalai tehsil in Mohmand Agency. The government of United Arab Emirates (UAE) had provided funds for the project to overcome the scarcity of drinking water in Mohmand Agency. Nine projects out of 10 solar water supply schemes have been completed in Mohmand Agency to address the water shortage problem. Over 150,000 people would be benefited from the schemes.

The corps commander said the restoration of peace was not possible with the support of the Mohmand tribe that rendered numerous sacrifices for peace. He said peace and stability was imperative for development and uplift work. He urged the tribal people to support to the law-enforcers to maintain law and order and not to allow the terrorists to return to their areas.

Lauding the efforts of the UAE government for carrying out development work in the terrorism-hit areas, he said various UAE funded projects in health, education and other fields were underway in different parts of the country.

The corps commander said up to 1,000 posts were being created for the tribesmen in the Pakistan Army to provide jobs to unemployed youth. He said the local tribespeople had been recruited in Frontier Corps (FC).

On the occasion, the tribal elders informed the Corps Commander of the problems that the local people face. Dua was offered for slain soldiers who were killed in the ongoing military operation Zarb-e-Azb in North Waziristan.


Prominent among those who were present on occasion were Political Agent Mohmand Khushal Khan, Inspector General Frontier Corps Major General Tayyab Azam, Commandant Officer Engineering Corps Major General Jamil Akhtar Rao, Commandant Mohmand Rifles Colonel Haider Bukhari, government and army officers and a large number of tribal elders.

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.