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Pakistan govt initiates talks with Imran Khan's PTI to resolve deadlock over appointment of new army chief
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Pakistan govt initiates talks with Imran Khan's PTI to resolve deadlock over appointment of new army chief

The development came as Finance Minister Ishaq Dar met with President Arif Alvi on Friday and offered dialogue to resolve political issues. The purpose of the meeting was to ensure that the process regarding the appointment of a new Pakistan Army chief would culminate smoothly

General Bajwa was given ‘lucrative offer’ in March amid political turmoil in Pakistan: Army
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General Bajwa was given ‘lucrative offer’ in March amid political turmoil in Pakistan: Army

The revelation came as the country was grappling with different versions about the killing of journalist Arshad Sharif in Kenya and indirect allegations against the armed forces

Pakistan: Senator Azam Swati detained and tortured by intelligence agencies after tweeting against General Bajwa
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Pakistan: Senator Azam Swati detained and tortured by intelligence agencies after tweeting against General Bajwa

Speaking to reporters outside a sessions court, the PTI leader said he was not arrested for breaking the law, violating the Constitution or fundamental rights. He said he was arrested for 'taking name of Bajwa, and that is the violation'

Troubled by flash floods and economic turmoil, Pakistan chooses to debate who will be the next top general
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Troubled by flash floods and economic turmoil, Pakistan chooses to debate who will be the next top general

The debate in Pakistan is fixated on who will succeed Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa even though the country is pulling through the aftermath of devastating flash floods and is staring at an economic crisis

Pakistan PM Shehbaz Sharif to consult elder brother Nawaz on appointment of next army chief, says report
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Pakistan PM Shehbaz Sharif to consult elder brother Nawaz on appointment of next army chief, says report

Nawaz Sharif, the elder brother of Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, has been living in London since November 2019 when he was allowed to go there for medical treatment but never returned. He served thrice as the prime minister of Pakistan and appointed at least four Army chiefs

Days after seeking help in securing IMF loan, Pakistan army chief Bajwa likely to visit US: Report
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Days after seeking help in securing IMF loan, Pakistan army chief Bajwa likely to visit US: Report

Last month Bajwa reached out to Washington requesting help in early disbursement of funds from the IMF for cash-strapped Pakistan. Bajwa's intervention was criticised by various Pakistani leaders including former prime minister Imran Khan

Pakistan's General Bajwa talks to US CENTCOM Commander amid debt crisis
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Pakistan's General Bajwa talks to US CENTCOM Commander amid debt crisis

During the call, General Bajwa and General Kurilla, discussed matters of mutual interests, regional stability as well as defence and security cooperation in detail

Decision on extension for Pakistan Army chief Gen Bajwa can wait, says Imran Khan
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Decision on extension for Pakistan Army chief Gen Bajwa can wait, says Imran Khan

Bajwa, a close confidante of Khan, was to retire on 29 November 2019 at the end of his three-year original term but the prime minister gave the army chief an extension till 28 November 2022, citing the regional security situation

Daily Bulletin: 3 cops suspended over delay in filing FIR in Hyderabad rape and murder case; Maha Assembly to elect Speaker; Islamic State claims London attack; day's top stories
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Daily Bulletin: 3 cops suspended over delay in filing FIR in Hyderabad rape and murder case; Maha Assembly to elect Speaker; Islamic State claims London attack; day's top stories

Daily Bulletin: 3 cops suspended over delay in filing FIR in Hyderabad rape and murder case; Maha Assembly to elect Speaker; Islamic State claims London attack; Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh to address rallies in Jharkhand; day's top stories

Pakistani troops prepared to 'go to any extent' to help Kashmiris, says Qamar Javed Bajwa at meeting with corps commanders
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Pakistani troops prepared to 'go to any extent' to help Kashmiris, says Qamar Javed Bajwa at meeting with corps commanders

Pakistan Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa said that his troops are prepared to 'go to any extent' to help Kashmiris after article 370 was revoked.

2+2 talks: Pakistan Army chief’s anti-India rant a good sign, indicates success of US-India counter-terror strategy
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2+2 talks: Pakistan Army chief’s anti-India rant a good sign, indicates success of US-India counter-terror strategy

On Pakistan's Defence Day, army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa dared India and vowed to “avenge” the blood of its soldiers.

Hafiz Saeed petitions UN to delist self as terrorist: Virtual coup in Pakistan as army mainstreams extremists, India stares at spurt in jihadist violence
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Hafiz Saeed petitions UN to delist self as terrorist: Virtual coup in Pakistan as army mainstreams extremists, India stares at spurt in jihadist violence

The former Pakistan prime minister — who had hedged his bets on an improved relationship with India and tried to take on the military-intelligence establishment over controlling the tools of jihadist violence — was considered by the army as too much of his own man.

Haqqani network pose greatest threat to troops in Afghanistan: US
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Haqqani network pose greatest threat to troops in Afghanistan: US

Pakistan-based Haqqani network continues to pose "greatest" threat to US troops in Afghanistan, a top US commander based in the war-torn country said here, underlining the terror outfit remains America's principal concern.