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Dated: January 12, 2018
No PR-22/2018-ISPR

Rawalpindi - January 12, 2018: 

Pakistan Army Polo  team defeated Indian Army Polo team by 15 to 3.5 goals in a most awaited thrilling match during Armed Forces International Polo Tournament 2018 being held at Nigeria. Apart from Pakistan Egypt, India, Nigeria, Morocco and US teams are participating in the tournament.

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Press Release

Dated: January 12, 2018
No PR-21/2018-ISPR
Operation Radd ul Fasaad

Rawalpindi - January 12, 2018: 

FC Balochistan conducted IBOs in Sambaza, Sibbi, Hazar Ganji areas. 16  suspects arrested including 8 illegal Afghan refugees. Weapons and ammunition including grenades, IEDs, rockets, explosive recovered.

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Press Release

Dated: January 12, 2018
No PR-20/2018-ISPR

Rawalpindi - January 12, 2018: 

Graduation Ceremony for National Security Course 2018 was held at National Defence University, Islamabad. Mr. Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, the Prime Minister of Pakistan was the Chief Guest.

National Security Course was attended by selected participants from Civil Services of Pakistan, along with officers from the Armed Forces.

The main focus of course was to enable the participants to comprehend interplay of all elements of national power in the construct of ‘Comprehensive National Security’.

The Chief Guest congratulated participants on completion of course and advised them to do all what it takes to compliment the national response against the threats and challenges faced by the Country.

The Chief Guest said that state is fully aware of the challenges and determined to accomplish national objectives. The Chief Guest also appreciated the contributions of National Defence University in refining national security concepts of the participants and enabling them to acquire a better understanding of issues concerning national security.

Federal Ministers for Defence, Interior, NSA, Chairman JCS Committee, Chief of Naval Staff and Chief of Air Staff were also present.

Earlier, on arrival, PM was received by President NDU Lieutenant General Majid Ehsan.

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Press Release

Dated: January 12, 2018
No PR-19/2018-ISPR

Rawalpindi - January 12, 2018: 

Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa received two telephone calls from Commander US Central Command (CENTCOM), General Joseph L. Votel and one from a US Senator over the week to discuss Pak-US security cooperation post the President Trump tweet.

General Joseph L. Votel apprised COAS about the US decision regarding Security Assistance and Coalition Support Fund. The General said that US values Pakistan’s role towards war on terror and expected that on-going turbulence remains a temporary phase. He also conveyed COAS that US is not contemplating any unilateral action inside Pakistan but is seeking cooperation to tackle Afghan nationals who, in US view, use Pakistan’s soil against Afghanistan. This view, he felt, was undermining in Washington, Pakistan’s contributions in war against terrorism. COAS said that entire Pakistani nation felt betrayed over US recent statements despite decades of cooperation. Accordingly unanimous national response reflected the same sentiments.  COAS said that Pakistan shall continue its sincere counter terrorism efforts even without US financial support in accordance with our national interest and shall remain committed to bring it to its logical conclusion along with other stake holders. COAS said that Pakistan has suffered hugely due to great power contestation in the region. He said that Pakistan is fully aware of US concerns on activities of Afghan nationals in Pakistan and we are already undertaking multiple actions through Operation ‘Radd ul Fasaad’ to deny any residual capacity to terrorists of all hue and colour for which return of Afghan Refugees is an essential prerequisite. Pakistan is also strengthening border controls unilaterally but if Afghanistan genuinely feels affected from Pakistan, bilateral border management must be Kabul’s top priority as well. COAS reiterated that Pakistan will not seek resumption of aid but expect honourable recognition of our contributions, sacrifices and unwavering resolve in fight against terrorism for peace and stability in the region. COAS further said that Pakistan will keep supporting all initiatives for peace in Afghanistan despite the tendency to scapegoat Pakistan, as peace in Afghanistan is the only way to move towards enduring peace and stability in the region.

General Joseph L. Votel acknowledged the effectiveness of some of the recent actions taken by Pakistan to ensure that Pakistan’s hospitality to Afghan Refugees is not misused in anyway. General Joseph L. Votel agreed that both countries stand to gain from cooperative engagement.

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