Latest Pakistani armed forces News

Pakistan reopens highway to speed up aid to flood victims

Sep. 15, 2022 09:46 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani engineers and soldiers cleared a key highway on Thursday to enable aid workers to speed up supplies to survivors of devastating floods that have left hundreds of thousands homeless and killed 1,508 people, the majority of them women and children. Traffic...

5 Pakistani soldiers, 4 militants killed in shootout

Sep. 05, 2022 15:24 PM EDT

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani security forces raided a militant hideout in a former Taliban stronghold near the border with Afghanistan Monday, triggering a shootout that killed five soldiers and four insurgents. Acting on intelligence, security forces launched the raid in...

Pakistan's ousted premier criticizes government, military

Sep. 05, 2022 11:38 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Ousted Pakistani premier Imran Khan broadened his fight with the government in an overnight speech accusing officials of delaying snap elections to control who serves as the next army chief. The claim drew condemnation from the government and the military on Monday. ...

Pakistani court bars police from arresting ex-premier Khan

Aug. 25, 2022 15:53 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Pakistani court on Thursday extended former Prime Minister Imran Khan's protection from arrest through the end of the month, officials said, after police filed terrorism charges against the country's popular opposition leader. The decision effectively shields...

India fires 3 military officers for Pakistan missile misfire

Aug. 23, 2022 22:18 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's air force said Tuesday that three military officers have been dismissed for accidentally firing an unarmed missile into rival Pakistan in March. A formal inquiry found that “deviation from the Standard Operating Procedures by three officers" led to the...

Missing India soldier's body found on glacier after 38 years

Aug. 17, 2022 10:56 AM EDT

LEH, India (AP) — The remains of an Indian army soldier have been found more than 38 years after he went missing on a glacier at the highest point along the heavily militarized contested border between India and Pakistan in Kashmir, officials said Wednesday. The soldier and 17...

2 soldiers killed in fighting with militants in SW Pakistan

Aug. 14, 2022 10:41 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — An attack by militants in Pakistan’s volatile southwestern Baluchistan province left two soldiers dead and six wounded, the military said Sunday. The military said in a statement that one of the wounded soldiers was an officer who was hurt during a heavy exchange...

Pakistan revokes permit for TV over alleged anti-army remark

Aug. 12, 2022 16:17 PM EDT

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani authorities on Friday revoked a broadcast permit for a private television station after it was taken off air following an interview during which an opposition party official allegedly incited troops and officers against the military leadership. ...

Pakistan frees TV executive held over an anti-army broadcast

Aug. 11, 2022 15:37 PM EDT

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani court in the southern port city of Karachi on Thursday ordered the release of a TV news director who was arrested the previous day over an anti-army broadcast, his colleagues and lawyer said. The release of Ammad Yousaf, a senior executive at...

Pakistani navy, Belgian tanker rescue 9 from Indian vessel

Aug. 11, 2022 14:54 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Nine Indian crew members whose vessel sank off the Pakistani port of Gwadar in the Arabian Sea have been rescued by a tanker and Pakistan's navy, a military statement said Thursday. According to the statement, the sailing vessel Jamna Sagar sunk on Tuesday off...