COAS, U.S. Senate Delegation Visit South Waziristan Agency

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COAS, U.S. Senate Delegation Visit South Waziristan Agency

newscoasussanate.jpgDelegation of U.S. Senate (Arms Committee) headed by Senator John McCain along with COAS General Qamar Javed Bajwa visited South Waziristan Agency. The Delegation was briefed about Pak-Afghan border security including recent measures for its improvement through fencing and enhanced surveillance. The delegation was also briefed on socio-economic development efforts in the Agency.


The delegation was flown over the Agency to view the border area, newly constructed forts/posts and development works including schools, colleges, hospitals, sports stadium, water supply schemes and roads communication infrastructure. The delegation having seen the realities on ground acknowledged efforts and sacrifices by Pakistan Army and of the local tribes for reestablishing peace and order in the area. The senators reiterated importance of institutionalized Pak-Afghan border security coordination and cooperation mechanism.


Later, the delegation was scheduled to visit LOC which couldn't get through due to bad weather. COAS thanked the senators for their visit and their support in socio-economic uplift of FATA.


Earlier, upon arrival at Wana, the delegation was received by Commander Peshawar Corps Lieutenant General Nazir Ahmad Butt, and GOC Wana Maj Gen Nauman Zakria.


Senator John McCain

sanmacjohan.jpgMy colleagues from United States Senate and I have had a very informative and important visit, understanding the challenges and successes, and the remaining challenges that require close coordination and assistance from us and with us. We have talked about many issues including the importance of Pak-Afghan cooperation and relationship on the border and we are confident that with the right cooperation and the right strategy we can see success here in this very long struggle.


Senator Lindsey Olin Graham

One of the great success stories in the last few years is the Pakistan Army’s efforts to change the FATA for the better. I cannot stress how impressed I am with what has happened in the last two years. It speaks well of Pakistan Army and the people in this region and there’s no turning back now that they have rejected terrorism and it’s upto us working together to make sure that terrorism stays out of this area.



Senator Elizabeth Warren

We have learned about how Pakistan is on the frontline of fighting terrorism and how important it is to have a strong partnership with Pakistan in this fight. That is the only way we will succeed.


Senator Sheldon Whitehouse

It never crossed my mind that I’ll be visiting South Waziristan, let alone a peaceful South Waziristan, so my congratulations to the Pakistani military.


پاکستان آرمی تائیکوائنڈوچیمپئن شپ ٹرافی لاہور زون نے جیت لی

ایوب سٹیڈیم لاہور چھاؤنی میں پاکستان آرمی تائیکوائنڈوچیمپئن شپ کے تین روزہ ٹورنامنٹ کا انعقاد کیا گیا۔جس میں ملک بھر کے9 زون سے آئے ہوئے 81 سے زائد کھلاڑیوں نے شرکت کی۔ چیمپئن شپ ٹرافی لاہور زون نے جیت لی جبکہ گوجرانوالہ زون نے دوسری پوزیشن حاصل کی۔ کمانڈر لاہور کور لیفٹیننٹ جنرل نوید زمان نے تقریب میں مہمانِ خصوصی کے طور پر شرکت کی۔


آرمی چیف کا دورہ اے ایف آئی آر ایم جنرل راحیل شریف کی جنگی زخمیوں سے فرداً فرداً ملاقات

آرمی چیف کا دورہ اے ایف آئی آر ایم جنرل راحیل شریف کی جنگی زخمیوں سے فرداً فرداً ملاقات
قوم کے دفاع کے لئے لڑتے ہوئے ہمارے کئی غیور اور بہادر جوانوں نے اپنے اعضاء ہدیہ کئے۔ انہی محسنوں کو خراج تحسین پیش کرنے کے لئے رواں ماہ آرمی چیف جنرل راحیل شریف آرمڈ فورسز انسٹیٹیوٹ آف رہیبلیٹیشن
اینڈ میڈیسن تشریف لائے۔ بہبود اور آباد کاری ڈائریکٹوریٹ کی نگرانی میں قائم کئے گئے شہداء سیل کے زیر انتظام جنگی زخمیوں کو فرداً فرداً جنرل راحیل شریف سے ملوایا گیا۔اس موقع پر آرمی چیف جنرل راحیل شریف نے مریضو ں کے لئے بنائے گئے جمنیزیم کا افتتاح بھی کیا۔ جوان اپنے سپہ سالار کو اپنے درمیان دیکھ کر انتہائی خوش ہوئے۔ آرمی چیف اپنے ان قابلِ فخر شیروں کے ساتھ گھل مل گئے اور انتہائی غیر رسمی طریقے سے ان کی بیمار پرسی کی۔ جوانوں کا حوصلہ دیدنی تھا اور وہ پرعزم تھے۔ گزشہ چند برسوں میں زخمی جوانوں کے علاج کے لئے ادارے کو جدید طبی آلات سے آراستہ کیا گیا ہے تاکہ جنگی زخمیوں کو بین الاقوامی معیار کا علاج دستیاب ہو۔پاکستان آرمی کی پالیسی میں شامل ہے کہ قوم کے ان محافظوں کی نہ صرف وقتی بہبود کا خیال رکھا جائے بلکہ مستقل طور پر اس طریقے سے رہیبلیٹیٹ کیا جائے کہ ان کو کسی پر بھی انحصار نہ کرنا پڑے۔

رپورٹ: میجر عدنان ظفرسندھو



COAS Witnesses PAK-Jordan Joint Exercise Fajr-ul-Shaiq I

COAS Witnesses PAK-Jordan Joint Exercise Fajr-ul-Shaiq I


COAS General Qamar Javed Bajwa visited Bahadur Ranges near Attock on December 29, 2016 and witnessed Pak-Jordan joint exercise “Fajr-ul-Sharq 1”. It was a two weeks long joint counter terrorism training event to share experience of both armies.


Speaking on the occasion, COAS congratulated the participants on successful conduct of the exercise and appreciated high standards of professional competence displayed by the troops. He said that ‘conduct of such joint exercises helps improving professional expertise in conducting CT operations’. He also said, “The nature and character of war has changed where direct conflict has become an un-preferred choice. While Pakistan Armed Forces are fully trained and ready for response to full spectrum threat, our achievements in counter terrorism operations are being taken as successful case studies. Pakistan has successfully defeated terrorism and is now in consolidation phase. Such engagements are a source of mutual sharing, learning and benefit”. He thanked Jordanian Army and the contingent for their participation in this first special forces collaboration and expressed his desire to continue this engagement.


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