Army Chief Gen Qamar Bajwa and head of the Inter-Services Intelligence, Lt Gen Faiz Hameed, made it clear to opposition leaders that the army should not be dragged into rivalries of political parties. In a meeting with key opposition figures days before their multiparty conference, the senior military officials told that army is “not involved, directly or indirectly, in any political process of the country”.
Famous PlayStation game, Call of Duty, has paid homage to the elite commando unit of Pakistan – the SSG with an exclusive skin. The iconic first-person shooter game features the Pakistani SSG commando, with that burly build and tough-guy beard look to boot. The ‘Urzikstan SSG I’ skin, can be unlocked after accumulating a certain number of experience points.
The global leader in business and financial data, Bloomberg, speculates Army is slowly tightening its grip in Pakistan and is unofficially back in control. With Imran Khan’s dwindling popularity and more than a dozen military officials in prominent government roles, the idea seems plausible to many. Military has certainly been Pakistan’s most important institution, but the supporters of “New Pakistan” had not envisioned this.
Pakistan Army on Friday shot down another Indian spy drone that intruded into the country’s airspace along the Line of Control (LoC). The quadcopter had intruded 500 meters in Khanjar Sector along LOC, Director General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Babar Iftikhar said in a tweet. This is the third Indian spy drone destroyed in almost 10 days period.
Pakistan Army has downed another Indian spy drone close to the Line of Control (LoC) for violation of airspace. Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) has confirmed that the Indian drone intruded about 650 meters in side Pakistan’s territory near the Rakhchikri sector at LoC. The drone was engaged in aerial photography when it was brought down in a swift retort by Pakistan Army, the military wing said.
Pakistan Army has successfully test-fired the air-launched cruise missile ‘Ra’ad-II,’ according to a statement from the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR). Ra’ad 2 is an air to surface and underwater cruise missile, capable of delivering various warheads up to a range of 600 kilometers, according to military media wing. The training launch was part of a field training exercise of Army Strategic Forces Command for rehearsing the operational readiness procedures during day and night.
Pakistan Army’s strategic forces conducted a successful training launch of the 290-kilometre range Ghaznavi ballistic missile, said a statement by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR). Last year, the Army successfully carried out night training launch of the Ghaznavi surface-to-surface ballistic missile. The latest missile test by the Pakistan Army comes days after India test-launched the submarine-launched K-4 ballistic missile.
Earlier in the day, the Special Court issued a detailed judgement in the high treason case against former president Pervez Musharraf. However, one of the judge received severe criticism for favoring exemplary punishment for the ex military personnel. Attorney General of Pakistan Anwar Mansoor Khan termed the judge as ‘mentally ill’, adding that the verdict is seemingly given on basis of enmity.
“We direct the law enforcemen
The detailed verdict in the high treason case against former military ruler retired Gen Pervez Musharraf was released, after the special court handed him a death sentence. The verdict is split 2-1, with Justice Shahid Karim of the Lahore High Court agreeing with Peshawar High Court Chief Justice Waqar Ahmad Seth and Justice Nazar Akbar of the Sindh High Court dissenting.
For the first time in the nation’s history, a special court has sentenced former military dictator General (retd) Pervez Musharraf to death in high treason case. The verdict was split 2-1 and the detailed judgement will be issued with in the next two days. The former military ruler is currently residing and under treatment in Dubai.