Latest Pakistani armed forces News

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...

Pakistan says suicide bomber kills 4 troops in northwest

Aug. 09, 2022 11:06 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A suicide bomber targeted a security convoy in a former Pakistani Taliban stronghold in northwestern Pakistan, killing four soldiers, officials said Tuesday. No one claimed responsibility for the attack on Monday in North Waziristan, a district in Khyber...

Officials: Pakistani militant leader killed in Afghanistan

Aug. 08, 2022 06:52 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A late night roadside bombing in eastern Afghanistan struck a vehicle carrying members of the Pakistani Taliban group, killing a senior leader and three other militants, several Pakistani officials and militant figures said Monday. No one immediately claimed...

Pakistan says army general, 5 others die in helicopter crash

Aug. 02, 2022 08:00 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani search teams found the wreckage of a helicopter that went down the previous day in the country’s flood-stricken southwest, the military said Tuesday. An army general and five others on board were killed, it said. The aircraft had lost contact with the...

Pakistani army helicopter missing in flood relief mission

Aug. 01, 2022 14:53 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Pakistani army helicopter flying in a rescue and relief mission in the country's flood-stricken southwest lost contact with a regional control tower and was missing late Monday, the military said. The fate of its six-member crew, including a top commander, was...

Pakistan military chief seeks US help on release of IMF loan

Jul. 30, 2022 15:49 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan’s powerful army chief has contacted Washington, seeking U.S. help in securing an early release of a crucial $1.7 billion installment from the International Monetary Fund to his country, struggling with a deepening economic crisis, Pakistani officials said Saturday. ...