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Pakistan, India to Participate in Joint Military Exercise, a First Since 1947

April 26, 2018 (DESPARDES/PKONWEB) — In a first, Pakistan and India will participate in a joint military exercise in August this year as part of Shanghai Cooperation Organization’s (SCO) multi-nation joint counter-terrorism drill. The two neighbors have never participated in any military exercise jointly since partition in 1947– their relations remain tangential over Kashmir dispute. These exercises are part of the SCO Peace Mission 2018. Russia, China, India and Pakistan will take part in the exercise, with the mission’s primary focus being counter-terrorism operations such as preventing terror attacks andRead More


Anti State Agenda, Engineered Protests Won’t Be Allowed: Army Chief Bajwa

(PKONWEB) — Pakistan Army Chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa said on Thursday that “engineered protests” would not be allowed to reverse the gains of counterterrorism operations and cautioned the nation against forgetting sacrifices of “real heroes”. Gen Bajwa was speaking to notables in Peshawar and at an investiture ceremony at the General Headquarters in Rawalpindi. At the ceremony, the army chief regretted that no sooner had peace returned to Fata than a “movement was started”. He warned against forgetting the sacrifices of “real heroes”, who laid down their lives forRead More


Pakistani Prime Minister in Afghanistan to Ease Tensions, Reduce ‘Mistrust’, Talk Trade and Connectivity

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi will share evidence of cross-border terrorism with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on his visit to Kabul Friday, report The Nation citing diplomatic sources. (PKONWEB) — Pakistan’s prime minister is in Afghanistan for a day-long visit many see as an effort to ease strained relations between the two neighbors and revive a push for peace talks with the Taliban. Shahid Khaqan Abbasi was welcomed by Afghan President Asharf Ghani in Kabul on Friday. The two inspected an honor guard at the Presidential Palace before heading inRead More


From Russia With Love: Delegation Meets National Security Advisor Janjua

(PKONWEB Report) — A high level Russian delegation called on Pakistan’s National Security Adviser Lt. General (R) Nasser Khan Janjua in the capital Islamabad and offered military and technical cooperation in counterterrorism and cyber security stating these areas provide the strongest impetus to develop political, trade and economic relations between the two countries. Led by Deputy Director General of Presidential Administration, Sergey, the delegation discussed with Janjua defense cooperation and bilateral relations. Speaking on the occasion, the head of Russian delegation said his country considers Pakistan a reliable partner inRead More