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Pakistan Army wins gold medal in Exercise Cambrian Petrol in UK

A team of Pakistan Army won a gold medal in UK’s Army premier patrolling event called Exercise Cambrian Petrol. The good news was made public by Pakistan Defence when they tweeted the following statement: “This year, the 59 Punjab from 37th Division / 1 Corps represented Pakistan Army in Cambrian Petrol in the UK and won a Gold medal” The British Army in Wales also lauded Pakistan Army in their

Pakistan Army wins International Sniper Competition in Beijing

A team of Pakistan Army has won the International Sniper Competition held in Beijing, tweeted by General Asim Bajwa. Pakistan Army secured 1st position in all the individual and team events of the competition. Naik Arshad of Pakistan Army was declared the best sniper of the competition. The competition was held in Beijing from 22nd August. The event attracted 42 snipers from various countries including China, Russia, France, Israel and

Federal Government Not Interested In Rehabilitating FATA TDPs

According to statistics published by the South Asia Terrorism Portal (SATP), an estimated 150,000 families were displaced by Pakistan Army’s counter terrorism operations in FATA, predominantly in North Waziristan Agency and Khyber Agency. To be more specific, data provided by the FATA Disaster Management Authority (FDMA) on October 5, 2015 showed that there were 638,144 Temporarily Displaced Persons (TDPs). Operations Zarb-e-Azb and Khyber were launched with the full support of

Arnab Goswami Finds Daesh Leader In Karachi

Chief of Indian intelligence agency RAW, Arnab Goswami, made international headlines when he announced findings which confirmed the presence of Daesh leader Abu Bakar al-Baghdadi in Karachi, Pakistan. Goswami, who was wearing a special grey-colored formal suit with a red tie (indicating alarm), held an unannounced press conference in New Delhi after paying handsome bribes to his former colleagues in the media for uninterrupted coverage. “I can say with satisfaction

Need for a Military Operation in Punjab

Over the past few years, we’ve heard news about army operations and Intelligence-Based Operations (IBOs) in KP, Balochistan and Sindh but when it comes to Punjab, the news are either too low or almost all of them talk about covert IBOs. To date, Punjab has never faced any military operation. This exception is not legitimize demands for one anew, but rather to question the motive behind not targeting dangerous militant

A Review of General Raheel Sharif’s Service

Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif had formally appointed General Raheel Sharif as the 15th Chief Of Army Staff (COAS) on November 27, 2013. The armed forces’ PR wing ISPR recently quoted General Sharif saying that he doesn’t believe in extensions and plans on retiring on due date. This will be a historic precedent for Pakistan, as previous army chiefs either pushed their way to maintain their dictatorships or accepted “extensions”

Urgently Required: A National Counter Extremism Narrative For Pakistan

After a prolonged period of drastic reduction in major terrorist attacks, Pakistan is again bleeding. Terrorists associated with the Pakistan Taliban’s (TTP’s) Tariq Geedar group, headed by Umar Mansoor alias “Naray (Slim)”, claimed responsibility for yet another brazen attack on an educational institution. The Bacha Khan University (BKU) in Charsadda was attacked on the morning of January 20 by a group of killers who looked almost the same age as

Dr Mohammad Taqi’s Tasteless Publicity Stunt

Dr Mohammad Taqi MD is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Florida. Concurrently, he is also a certified Family Practice and Internal Medicine specialist at the Shands Live Oak hospital in the same state. But this is one side of his professional profile. In Pakistan, he is somewhat known across the elite intelligentsia as a vocal Daily Times columnist holding very liberal views on domestic affairs and

Why Does General Raheel Sharif Frequently Travel Abroad?

General Raheel Sharif, Pakistan’s 15th army chief, is currently on an official five-day visit to the US. This comes almost a month after his visit to Turkey. Many negative assertions have been by world media on his recent visit. Some said he wanted to “embarrass” Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s recent US visit whereas the Indian media, as expected, mounted another cheap attack by claiming that General Raheel “invited himself”. Although

Zarb-e-Azb – Very Effective, But A Tad Bit Late!

Launched on the 15th of June, 2014 operation Zarb-e-Azb  is a joint military offensive by the Pakistani armed forces being carried out to eliminate the terrorist outfits in North Waziristan. This new operation is an addition to the armed offensives being carried out in the North Western part of Pakistan. Part of the ongoing war in North-West Pakistan, Zarb e Azab employs around 30,000 troops and is being dubbed as