Risalpur : Twenty-seven commandos of Pakistan Army Special Services Group (SSG) were injured in a road mishap on Monday. As per details, an over speeding vehicle, carrying the SSG commandos to Attock from Peshawar, overturned in the Aman Garh area of Nowshera on GT Road. As a result, the army commandos sustained severe injuries. While eight of them are stated to be in a critical condition and have been admitted in the Combined Military Hospital. Those who have been severely injured are: Driver Muzammal, Lance Naik Zafar Iqbal, Muhammad Imran and Bakht Shad, besides Naik Arif, Ali Raza Khanum and Shahid. Other injured were discharged from the hospital after giving them first aid.
Swat: General Officer Commanding Swat Major General Ghulam Qamar said on Saturday that the army has successfully repulsed various attacks of terrorists on Pak-Afghan borders areas in Chitral district in the recent past and inflicted heavy losses on the intruders.
Addressing a function of certificate distribution among 139 people who obtained technical training at Pak Army institute ‘Mashaal’ and talking to media men, the GOC said that terrorists were on the run and they have no place to hide in Malakand division. They have no chance to regroup in Malakand, he added.
He said that the Pakistan army has on many occasions repulsed attacks of terrorists on border areas in Chitral district and inflicted heavy losses of both men and material.
“We will not allow anyone to violate our territory and anyone trying to intrude into our soil will be crushed”, he added.
Those obtaining technical training at the Mashaal institute and passed out were those who have given up militancy and became useful citizens of the society, the GOC beamed. They will now earn their livelihood in a dignified manner and would play their role in eliminating militancy from their areas, he added. Commissioner Malakand Dr Fakhre Alam, DIG Akhtar Hayat Khan, DCO Kamran Rehman, Brigadier Sajjad, Brigadier Shahbaz, officials of the civil administration and elders of the area attended the august function.
In all 1040 people were given training during last two years at the Mashaal institute, run by the army for people who were found involved in militancy related activities. The people are provided training in different trades including computer technology.
via Express Tribune
A major reshuffle in Pakistan army ranks has taken place on Friday. Major-Gen Asim Saleem Bajwa (GOC 40th Div) has been appointed Director General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) as Major Gen Athar Abbas’ retirement is due in June.
Maj Gen Mazhar Jameel, Commandant of Pakistan Military Academy, was appointed Vice Chief of General Staff (VCGS) while Maj Gen Sadiq Ali of the Armoured Division was appointed Commandant of the PMA.
Maj Gen Nadir Zeb, chief of the Frontier Corps, was appointed the Director General of Human Resource Development while Maj Gen Asif Khattak was moved from the ISI in Quetta to HQ Logistics Area in Gujranwala.
Maj Gen Ghayyar Mehmood was named the new chief of the Frontier Corps.
Maj Gen Farukh Bashir, General Officer Commanding of SSGC, was appointed head of the Defence Security Guards while Maj Gen Hidayatur Rehman was appointed GOC of 14 Division.
Maj Gen Obaid Zikria was appointed Commandant of the EME College and Maj Gen Tariq Jawaid was named Vice Chief of Logistic Stocks.
A second reshuffle, including the promotion of four Major Generals to the rank of Lieutenant General, is expected to take place next week.