Defence News

Russian climber stuck on Biafo Glacier saved by Pak Army in daring rescue

  • In a daring rescue attempt early on Tuesday, Pakistan Army aviation pilots rescued Russian climber Alexander Gukov who was stuck 20,650 feet above sea level on Biafo Glacier’s Latok Peak, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said. Gukov was shifted to Combined Military Hospital Skardu for medical care, the army’s media wing said in its press release. […]

  • Bajwa asks troops to strictly follow ECP code of conduct

    ISLAMABAD: Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa has directed army troops to be deployed at polling stations during coming general elections to follow the code of conduct of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) in letter and spirit. During a visit to the election support centre of the army on Thursday, […]

  • ‘No direct role of army in July 25 elections,’ DG ISPR tells Senate committee

    Director General of Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor on Thursday, reiterating his stance from a press conference held earlier this month, rejected the notion that the security forces have any direct role in how the July 25 elections will unfold. Speaking at the special session of the Senate Standing Committee on Interior, […]

  • COAS confirms death sentence of 12 ‘hardcore terrorists’

    The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa on Friday confirmed the death sentences of 12 “hardcore terrorists” sentenced by military courts, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said. The convicts “were involved in heinous offences related to terrorism” including attacks on security and law enforcement agencies, destruction of an educational institution and a […]

  • COAS- Visit Australia

    ISPR: General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) reached Australia on two days official visit on invitation of Australian Army Chief. Upon arrival at the Defence Forces Headquarters in Canberra, COAS was given a tri service Guard of Honour. COAS called on Australian Army Chief Lieutenant General Angus J. Campbell and the Naval […]

  • COAS asks world ‘to do more’ in war against terrorism

    RAWALPINDI, Sep 6 (APP): Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Qamar Javed Bajwa Wednesday asked the world to play its due role to eradicate terrorism as Pakistan despite limited resources had achieved a huge success against the menace. Speaking at a ceremony here at General Headquarters (GHQ) in connection with Defence Day, the Army Chief […]