08
January

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

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09
January

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

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

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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.

 
09
January

CNS Visits Turkey

CNS Visits Turkey

Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi has recently visited Turkey and met with Turkish higher echelons including Minister of National Defence of Turkey, Commander Turkish General Staff and Commander Turkish Naval Forces.


Upon his arrival at the Turkish Naval Forces Headquarters, Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi was presented guard of honour by a contingent of Turkish Navy. Subsequently, he was conferred with “Legion of Merit of the Turkish Armed Forces” by his counterpart at an impressive ceremony in recognition of his services for promoting cooperation between the two navies. Earlier, both the commanders, held a meeting wherein various matters of mutual interest aimed at further promoting ties between the navies of two brotherly countries were discussed.


Chief of the Naval Staff also called on Minister of National Defence of Turkey, Mr. Nurettin Canikli and Commander Turkish General Staff, General Hulusi Akar in separate meetings. During the meetings, professional matters and various avenues of defence collaboration between Pakistan and Turkey came under discussion. Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi highlighted the role and contribution of Pakistan Navy in maintaining peace and stability in the regional maritime domain. The Admiral also cited the conduct of Multinational Naval Exercise AMAN-17 under the auspices of Pakistan Navy and highly appreciated the active participation of Turkish Navy.


Turkish dignitaries acknowledged the efforts of Pakistan Navy for the establishment of maritime peace, stability and lawful order at sea by bringing together global navies towards a shared commitment under the ambit of Exercise AMAN 17. They also lauded commitment and performance of Pakistan Navy through participation in Coalition Maritime Campaign Plan (CMCP) and Counter Piracy Operations for maritime security and stability in the region.


During the visit, the Naval Chief met Commander Turkish Fleet, Vice Admiral Ercument Tatlioglu, Commander of Turkish Northern Sea Area, Rear Admiral (UH) Iskender Yildirim, Commander Turkish Naval Academy and Commander Naval Training & Education separately. Chief of the Naval Staff also visited Golcuk Naval Shipyard, Turkish Navy Ship TCG Heybeliada and Turkish Naval Academy.


The Naval Chief was given detailed briefings regarding Turkish Fleet Command. Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi highly appreciated the role and contributions of Turkish Navy for maintaining maritime peace and stability in the region. Chief of the Naval Staff also visited various segments/sections of Turkish Naval Academy and interacted with midshipmen and cadets.


During his visit onboard Turkish Navy Ship TCG Heybeliada, the Naval Chief interacted with ship’s crew and appreciated their operational competence. The Naval Chief said that Pak-Turkey friendship is highly valued and the continued cooperation between them has proven to be a source of strength for both the countries.


It is expected that the visit of the Naval Chief will further enhance and expand naval collaboration and defence ties between the two countries in general and navies in particular.

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