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Pakistan Army


Pakistan Army appoints first female lieutenant general

July 01, 2020 2:43 pm

Major General Nigar Johar, who got the coveted post of a three-star general, has also been appointed as the first female surgeon general of the Pakistan Army.

Pakistan Army tightens grip on country as Imran Khan’s popularity wanes

June 10, 2020 2:29 pm

The military is Pakistan’s most powerful institution and has directly ruled the country for large parts of its seven-decade history. Yet it’s a far cry from the “New Pakistan” Imran Khan promised when he took office back in 2018.

How narratives of sacrifice is of supreme import for the Pakistan Army

June 07, 2020 8:21 pm

Maria Rashid's new book, Dying to Serve, is a sobering reminder of the overweening military dominance over Pakistan’s civilian life

Shuja Nawaz's new book explores differences between Pakistan army and radical elements

February 01, 2020 9:50 am

The book sums up prescriptively the brainwash affecting the civil-military relationship too: “More needs to be done to turn back the forces of religious obscurantism and ritualism that have crept into Pakistani society and even the military."

Pakistan dissidents: Senate passed bills to extend Gen Bajwa's tenure without debate

January 09, 2020 11:37 am

The bills were passed “without debate as to the desirability or necessity of such legislation, and without due consideration to the implications of such an action on the future of democracy in Pakistan”, the group said.

Pakistan's National Assembly passes bills to extend General Bajwa's tenure

January 07, 2020 9:39 pm

Gen Bajwa, a close confidant of Imran Khan, was to retire on November 29 last year at the end of his three-year original term but the Prime Minister gave the 59-year-old Army chief another extension of the same length.

Explained: Why is Pakistan bringing a law to give its Army Chief a longer tenure?

January 07, 2020 9:41 pm

On Friday, the Pakistani daily 'Dawn' reported that the amendments to the three Bills would fix 64 years as the age of retirement of the three Service chiefs and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee.

Two soldiers killed in Pak firing along LoC in J&K

December 17, 2019 4:54 am

According to officials, an exchange of fire began along the LoC in Sunderbani sector of Rajouri on Monday evening after Indian soldiers noticed the movement of some armed men under suspicious circumstances and challenged them.

If the General goes

December 03, 2019 12:19 am

After court intervention, Gen Bajwa’s position as army chief is undermined. Battle lines in Pakistan are actually within army.

Explained: In Imran-Pak Army dissonance on Kartarpur, several questions and signs of political churn

November 08, 2019 9:09 pm

On November 1, Prime Minister Imran Khan had tweeted that Sikh pilgrims visiting Kartarpur Sahib through the corridor, could do so without passports, and any valid ID would do.