Pakistan army pushes Taliban back

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* Pakistan army secures passes leading to Buner valley

* Obama says Pakistan's biggest threat internal, not India

* Violence in Karachi adds to concerns (Releads, adds Pakistani military spokesman's comments, voxpop; changes dateline)

By Zeeshan Haider

BUNER VALLEY, Pakistan, April 30 (Reuters) - The Pakistan army battled through mountain passes on Thursday in a third day of fighting to evict Taliban fighters from a strategic valley, after U.S. President Barack Obama welcomed its newfound resolve.

The militants were still controlling parts of Buner valley, just 100 km (60 miles) northwest of the capital, Islamabad, though troops had secured the main town of Daggar on Wednesday after helicopters dropped them behind enemy lines.

Obama told a news conference in Washington on that Pakistan's army had begun to realise that homegrown militants and posed a bigger current threat to the Muslim nation's stability than India, despite three wars between the two old rivals.

"On the military side, you're starting to see some recognition just in the last few days that the obsession with India as the mortal threat to Pakistan has been misguided, and that their biggest threat right now comes internally," Obama said.

"And you're starting to see the Pakistani military take much more seriously the armed threat from militant extremists."

The Taliban's creeping advance from their stronghold in Swat valley, unnerved many Pakistanis and raised fears in Washington that its nuclear-armed ally was becoming more unstable.

Obama said he was confident about the security of Pakistan's nuclear arsenal.

SWAT NEXT?

On Thursday troops used helicopter gunships and artillery to target militants hideouts in Buner, and hundred of families were seen streaming out of the valley, their vehicles laden with whatever belongings they could carry, including cattle.

"We are leaving but we don't know where we will be going. There was shelling over my village the whole night," said an old woman, her head and face covered, as she sat on the back of a pick-up truck.

Military spokesman Major-General Athar Abbas said security forces has won control of at least two passes on Thursday, but were having to move carefully because of roadside bombs.

He also delivered a warning to the Taliban in Swat for failing to keep their side of the bargain after the government accepted demands to establish Islamic sharia courts across the Malakand Division of North West Frontier Province, which includes Swat, Buner and several other districts.

"The terrorism, terrorising of people of the area is continuing unabated and this we consider a gross violation of peace deal," Abbas told a news conference in Rawalpindi, the garrison town neighbouring Islamabad.

Abbas said the militants had refused to disarm, had abducted security forces personnel and killed policemen and civilians.

U.S. officials have urged Pakistan to follow through on this week's offensives in Dir and Buner rather than let the enemy regroup, and speculation was mounting that once the army has secured Buner it will turn its attention to the Taliban in Swat.

Abbas gave no casualty update from the fighting in Buner and Lower Dir, where an operation began on on Sunday, but as of Wednesday more than 120 militants had been killed.

OBAMA "GRAVELY CONCERNED"

Before the military offensive in Buner, Western allies, who need Pakistan's support to defeat al Qaeda and stabilise neighbouring Afghanistan, were worried the government seemed too willing to appease militants.

"I am gravely concerned about the situation in Pakistan, not because I think that they're immediately going to be overrun and the Taliban would take over in Pakistan," Obama told a news conference in Washington on Wednesday.

"I'm more concerned that the civilian government there right now is very fragile and don't seem to have the capacity to deliver basic services: schools, health care, rule of law, a judicial system that works for the majority of the people."

Mounting insecurity in Pakistan was underlined by ethnic violence in the southern city of Karachi, where paramilitary troops were given orders to "shoot on sight" to restore order.

At least 27 people were killed in clashes on Wednesday, many of them ethnic Pashtuns, illustrating another strand of the tensions between the people of the northwest and those from other parts of the country.

Obama is due to meet Pakistan's President Asif Ali Zardari and Afghan President Hamid Karzai in Washington on May 6-7.

U.S. lawmakers said they planned to accelerate the flow of more than $400 million in aid to Pakistan to help with counter-insurgency operations. The U.S. is also giving $1.4 billion in economic aid for Islamabad.

Pakistan Army to observe April 30 as Youm-e-Shuhada

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ISLAMABAD, Apr 29 (APP): Pakistan Army would observe April 30 as Youm-e-Shuhada (Day of Martyrs) in recognition to those soldiers who laid their lives for the cause of the motherland. A number of functions to observe the day are being organized at General Headquarters and Corps Headquarters levels at the respective station on Friday, being the first Youm-e-Shuhada.

Over 2,000 kin and relatives of the martyrs have been invited to attend a function being held at the GHQ, where different speakers would pay tributes to the national heros. Similarly, a sizeable number of near and dear ones of the martyrs have been invited to attend the functions to be held at the Corps Headquarters.

Meanwhile, due to Youm-e-Shuhada ceremony a special traffic plan on various roads and routes in Rawalpindi Cantonment has been chalked out according to which the following roads will remain closed from 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm on Friday;

Mall Road. From GPO/PTCL Chowk to PC Hotel Chowk.

Kashmir Road. From GPO/PTCL Chowk to 22 Number Chungi Hotel Chowk.

Tamizuddin Road. From 22 Number Chungi to Mall Road.

General public is asked to use the alternative routes, during the closure time of the above-mentioned roads.

Traffic moving from Kacheri Chowk to Saddar, use the road through Marier Chowk.

Traffic moving towards 22 Number Chungi, use Abid Majeed Road.

Traffic moving towards Lal Kurti and Jhelum Road, use Harlay Street through Dheri Hassan Aabad Road.

Associated Press Of Pakistan ( Pakistan's Premier NEWS Agency ) - Pakistan Army to observe April 30 as Youm-e-Shuhada

Pakistan Military Academy

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The Pakistan Military Academy (PMA) was established at Kakul in October 1947 soon after the creation of Pakistan. On 25th January 1948, “The First Pakistan Battalion” was instituted. Its companies were named after the luminaries of Muslim military history i.e, Khalid, Tariq, Qasim and Salahuddin. Two months later in March 1948, the Battalion was bestowed with Quaid-e-Azam’s patronage as Colonel-in-Chief and the most coveted claim “The Quaid-e-Azam’s Own’ While the Quaid’s failing health prevented him from visiting PMA, Khawaja Nazim-ud-din, the then, Governor General inaugurated it on behalf of the Quaid-e-Azam and presented the Quaid-e-Azam banner. Ever since, at every passing out parade, it is held aloft with splendid honour by champion company. Regimental colours presented in 1950 by Liaqat Ali Khan, the first Prime Minister of Pakistan and the National Standard in 1961 by General Muhammad Musa, the then, Commander-in-Chief of Pakistan Army, have been some of the honours showered on the Academy, which it has always jealously guarded and kept high in letter and spirit.




The Indo-Pak War of 1965 necessitated Academy’s expansion and Second Pakistan Battalion was raised in December 1965. Its four companies were named after some renowned Muslim military leaders from the subcontinent i.e. Ghaznavi, Babur, Aurangzeb and Tipu. In early 1989, Third Pakistan Battalion was added to its fold. Its constituent companies were named after some very inspiring military generals in early Muslim history i.e. Haider, Ubaida, Saad and Hamza.

The Pakistan Military Academy is very proud of hundreds of its graduates who gallantly fought during the Indo-Pak Wars of 1965 and 1971. Amongst them are the four recipients of Nishan-e-Haider, the highest gallantry award, three Hilal-e-Jurat, one hundred and seventy seven Sitara-e-Jurat, besides innumerable other gallantry awards. Its alumni have vindicated themselves at every moment of trial. They have immensely contributed in vast and variant roles ranging from national defence to national development and from mass relief to national reconstruction in perilous conditions.

PMA has come a long way since its inception in 1947. It has grown and expanded from stage to stage. Over the years, there has been colossal contribution towards improvement of the campus and enrichment of its curriculum. Presently, its facilities and curriculum full cater for all challenges and needs for the foreseeable future.

Location
Abbottabad, at 1220 meters (4000 feet) is named after James Abbott, a British Administrator, who served in Hazara Division, part of North West Frontier Province of present Pakistan, in the 1840’s and 50’s. It is known as the military town, full of soldiers exercising, parading, playing polo and practicing the bagpipes.




The cantonment area, a reminder of the British era, is full of spacious bungalows surrounded by gardens and pine trees, in addition to a church and a club at the top of the hill. A healthy climate greets the visitor to this town which ranges from moderately cold in the winters to moderately hot in the summers.

The town boasts of well equipped bazaars catering to every need of the individual with modern transport facilities running to all corners of the town.

A short distance from Abbottabad, a fine straight road leads to PMA. Surrounded by beautiful Abbottabad hills in a lush green and serene corner of the valley. PMA provides conceivably the best environment for effective grooming, moulding and development of Pakistan Army’s future leadership.

Educational Philosophy
It is a place where the development of sense of Discipline, Honour, Patriotism and the acquisition of Knowledge is fostered in the cadets to enable them to tackle appropriate academic and military subjects with a wide interest in current world problems and the enthusiasm to continue to increase their knowledge through their own initiative.
They develop deep appreciation of officers’ traditional code of behaviour and embody in themselves the greatest reliability and resolution. Thus PMA provides efficient and promising junior leadership to Pakistan Army.

The cadet of today is the officer of tomorrow; future custodian of his country’s honour. By means of command and authority entrusted in him, he has to enforce obedience and discipline for achievement of the mission, to serve the state and to act judiciously in the face of danger to his life.

In the Academy, a cadet is trained to be a man of character who is clear about his aim in life and is committed to the mission and objectives assigned to him.

He is consistent and courageous, willing to take risks and lead from the front. He possesses adequate knowledge, professional competence and good communicative skills.

He has strong faith in Allah, possesses integrity and detests hypocrisy. He is taught to set personal example for his followers. His maturity of outlook, his liberal and tolerant attitude enables him to be a “Team Member’ through his comradeship, he ensures the well being of his subordinates with marked sense of justice.

He has strong sense of discipline and duty and is firm in enforcing orders under all circumstances. For him, country takes precedence over self and accomplishment of task a matter of faith.

The Faculty
The faculty comprises a rare amalgam action of diverse specialists. May that be an academic discipline, a tactical lesson, an athletic skill, some leadership training or a feature of character development, it must be taught, conducted or supervised by highly competent, devoted and inspiring staff. Besides their independent but hearty investment of time and expertise, they all work in harmony with others so as to have the best of yield. In the entire professional endeavour of the faculty, a cadet remains its focus. The members of the faculty achieve optimized results through display of professional excellence, personal involvement and above all by own exemplified conduct. In their academic pursuits, cadets are required to do their graduation in science or arts subjects, both being university degrees, calls for accomplished academicians to brace the challenge well. PMA’s academic staff consists of highly qualified, experienced and efficient teachers. All of them have done Master’s in their respective disciplines while a host of them have earned M. Phil or Ph. D degrees.

The Courses
The courses offered at PMA cover all aspects of human behaviour and are devised so as to stimulate the physical and mental capabilities and potential as cadets.

Military training at the Academy comprises a comprehensive package of basic military skills, conceptual appreciation of varied professional knowledge, tactical exercises in simulated battle conditions and classroom instruction, for building Iogical mental attitudes, analytical approach and clarity of thought, all so vital for correct decision-making. Cadets participate in extensive weapon handling practices, numerous tactical exercises in varied terrain and austere climatic conditions and encounter challenge of command in different appointments, as leaders. During their entire stay at PMA they lead a spartan life, marked by spotless personal appearance, proud participation in parades and ceremonies, high standard of military discipline and exposure to host of challenges. Actual combat is the acid test of a true military leader. Cadets receive extensive training in challenging field conditions in the form of assault-course and field-camps so as to be ready for their ultimate test. Some salient features of training methodology are:

Professional Skills

The most effective manner to lead is by example. An officer, therefore, ought to be a lot more dexterous in professional skills than his men, to inspire them well. Cadets are given extensive coaching and practice in the handling of different weapons, tips of field craft and use of signal equipment. Besides, they receive intensive help and guidance in tactical skills, leadership traits and skills which improve their physical and mental fitness.
Model Discussions

Cadets relate their theoretical tactical concepts to ground situations depicted in the form of models. Exhaustive activation of mental processes lead to conceptual clarity and promotes readiness for field operations.
Tutorial Discussions

Various aspects of a given topic are discussed. A detailed questionnaire is dished out to the class a day in advance for prior browsing, mental exercise and preparation. The whole exercise is made very stimulating, ideally suited for analytical work and self learning.
Tactical Exercises Without Troops (TEWTs)

Cadets move out in the field for a day-long discussion on tactics and other concepts of military operations substantiated by simulated field conditions.





Field Exercises

Actual exercises are conducted in the field. Field camps are established for a few days and cadets participate in numerous field operations. They are exposed to battle conditions and made to apply their tactical knowledge to hard ground situations.





The Academic Programme
The academic subjects taught at PMA are designed to produce a young potential leader with sound education in appropriate academic subjects, with interest in the current world problems, and enthusiasm to continue to increase his knowledge through his own initiative.

There are two courses of Academic Studies which are Science Course (B.Sc) and Arts Course (B.A). English, Military Geography, National & International Affairs, Mutalya-e-Quran, Military & General Science or Social Science are common subjects, while one of the following range of combinations is mandatory.

Science Course

Mathematics & Physics, Mathematics & Statistics, Mathematics & Computer Science, or Physics & Computer Science.
Arts Course

History & Political Science, History & Economics, Computer Science & Economics, or Statistics & Economics.

Extra Curricular Activities
The physical fitness schedule of gentlemen cadets has been so prepared so as to develop in them optimum agility of body, robustness of muscles and sharpness of mind. They are made to do extensive exercises regularly with the help of elaborate and most modern apparatus under the guidance of highly trained coaches. Physical development programmes are a mix of challenging physical events, intrepid initiatives, thrilling adventures and refreshing exercises. An effective junior military leader must be a hardened but agile athlete so as to stand up to all challenges, however, tough and perilous. Correct physical development creates that warrior-spirit in the cadets which helps them sustain the rigors of active combat and continue fighting for an ultimate win even under heavy odds. Physical training effort begins with cadets’ mastery of individual skills which later finds its extensive application in harder team-events. Physical fitness plays its due part in the strengthening of cadets’ other faculties i.e. intellectual soundness, leadership skills, military training and above all character-building. It indeed takes into account the psychological, motivational and emotional aspects of total fitness. Some peculiar features of physical development programmes are:

Variety of Sports
Regular participation in sports contributes immensely towards cadets’ physical fitness while variety within its vast range adds to its recreational value. It inculcates in them sportsman spirit. Facilities for nearly all popular major sports exist i.e. volleyball, football, basketball, rugby, handball, tennis, hockey, squash, cricket, martial arts, fencing and swimming.
Adventure Training



An optional activity which is usually conducted during breaks. Nearly all cadets participate in one or the other form of adventure training, whichever suits their aptitude and interest. This activity not only makes them bodily fit but also emboldens their spirits and provides plenty of fun and entertainment. Regular clubs for such activities exist and are equipped with the required modern apparatus. Adventure training regularly conducted includes para jumping, gliding, sailing, angling, scuba-diving and surfing.



Endurance-Building Events
Endurance is one of the higher virtues of an effective military leader. Regular stamina and endurance building exercises are conducted to develop in the cadets physical hardihood, determination and willpower which include, 1 Mile Run, 9 Mile Race, and long marches spread over days. Besides, their work-filled and event-packed busy daily schedule also contributes toward the same end.
Skills and Agility



Cadets as athletes must become proficient in a host of individual skills. A course of numerous Physical Training Tests develops their body fitness and promotes their agility. They have to engage in frequent tough conditioning exercises in order to qualify PMA’s physical fitness tests. This fitness acquired over long period of strenuous training stays with them as a life-time asset.
Mustering Courage
Several physical training events not merely physically harden the cadets, but they also develop in them great deal of courage. Events like boxing or assault course which are compulsory physical training tests cannot be honourably completed unless the young athletes muster bold initiatives and physical courage. In the conduct of these events, the guiding spirit is “It is not important what happens to you but how you conduct yourself while it is happening to you”.


Campus
Over the years, the campus has been vastly expanded and developed in terms of its architectural beauty, landscaping and the development of training and recreational facilities. Presently, PMA is very proud to claim that it has developed conceivably the finest infra-structure and facilities available at any training institution.



Academic Block
Our major training activity is conducted in the academic block which comprises about 100 halls of study, each one of which is treated for acoustic effect and equipped with necessary audio-visual aids. The block consists of several independent classroom units housed in two-tiered buildings with elegantly arched side- corridors, vast middle passage and a lobby. They are all, indeed, a model of institutional grandeur and functional convenience.
Central Library



Academy’s Central Library is housed in an impressive large building and sited very accessibly. It has a massive collection of books on nearly all imaginable subjects, arranged in cabinets, well sectioned and catalogued. Vast reading-room with scores of quality journals, a well stocked reference section and the library’s layout in appropriate cabins and corners coupled with efficient management makes it a conducive place for concentrated study or research-work.
Computer and Language Laboratories
PMA is very much aware of its alumni’s future needs, for it is indeed 21st century leadership that we are preparing. Thus three large sophisticated Computer Laboratories with related gadgetry have been established. Computer Science is offered as a major subject in BSc, most of the others get basic familiarization with computers, while computer lovers join the Computer Club and satiate their innovative urge with liberal gadget manipulation. Four latest computer-controlled Language Laboratories exist for extensive listening and choral exercises so as to improve cadets’ expression of English. Variety of short BBC courses and other audio-visual programmes greatly complement the English learning process.
Academy Educational Television Channel
The PMA has set up its own broadcast channel which telecasts educative and entertaining quality programmes for the cadets, the staff and their families. Listening to international news in the evening is compulsory for the cadets so that they are current on world affairs.

Cadet Clubs
Host of clubs have been established to provide varied recreation and useful pastimes. Every cadet finds a club to his individual taste and interest. It is mandatory for them to be the members of one or the other club. The range of these clubs is vast and varied. Following clubs exist:-

Indoor Club Outdoor Club
Science Club Para Club
Computer Club Gliding Club
Crafts Club Angling Club
Drama Club Hiking Club
Debating Club Riding Club
Music Club
Judo and Karate Club

Fine Arts Club Health and Hygiene Club
Camera Club Frogman Club
Graphics Club Rifle Club
Literary Club Shikar Club


Polo
A sprawling well maintained polo ground is developed where bestfed and trained ponies are available. Officers and cadets frequently play polo and practice other equestrian skills. Some of the prestigious high level polo tournaments are held here; the most coveted of these being the PMA Commandant’s Challenge Cup.


Gymnasium
A fabulous gymnasium with massive health and exercise equipment is installed. A mere visit to the gymnasium induces the cadets to learn gymnastic skills and enjoy manipulation of health apparatus.
Swimming Pool
A large international standard swimming pool has been constructed where proper coaching of diverse swimming and diving techniques is extended. It is the most popular site with cadets during summers.


Cadets’ Residential Complexes
Twelve large multi-storied residential blocks have been constructed to accommodate a company of cadets each. These buildings have been equipped with the best of fixtures and amenities to provide their inmates comfortable living environment. They do deserve this care and comfort after a busy day’s hard work.


Messes
Every company residential complex has an independent mess, which has sufficient dining, and anteroom facilities to accommodate all the company cadets together. A huge amazing column less central dining hall is used for battalion level formal dinners. Quality catering and service are ensured by proficient mess staff.
Commandant’s Message



Pakistan Military Academy over the years, has earned a vastly acclaimed reputation of providing high quality junior military leaders for service to the nation. For the last five decades, it has been preparing cadets to perform their onerous duties towards national defence with pronounced sense of responsibility and honour. Luminaries of its distinguished alumni have been engaged in national service since the creation of Pakistan. Some of them rose to hold the highest positions in our army, while a large number of them sacrificed their lives so that the nation may live in peace and honour.




The secret of their success and glory lies in the lasting spirit of PMA training, the effects of which last longer than life. PMA is proud of its esteemed graduates rolls of which run into thousands for indeed they have always brought honour and glory to their motherland and won laurels for their Alma-Mater. We are proud of scores of our allied graduates from numerous friendly countries too, who are rendering useful service in their countries and prosperingin their profession.




Moral incorruptibility, spiritual invincibility, an urge for professional excellence, highest regard for country’s honour and high self-esteem have been ingrained in the character of PMA graduates, these attributes have always stood them in all undertakings, however, austere and formidable. The Academy has come a long way in the glorious enactment of its sacred role. Its management and faculty have been fully alive to military leadership’s present and future needs.Thus based on a vision for future, and an orientation compatible with the twenty first century,our curriculum has been continually updated. Its training facilities fully modernized, concepts scientifically revised and the latest methodologies at work, make it an institution capable of meeting the challenges of promising future leadership for Pakistan.

Pakistan Army’s biggest war game begins Saturday

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April 9th, 2010 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS -
Islamabad, April 9 (IANS) The Pakistan Army will Saturday begin its biggest field exercise, involving 20,000 personnel, to validate the concept of a new defensive doctrine for countering conventional threats. The six-week exercise, codenamed Azm-i-Nau 3, involves troops belonging to all arms and services, besides engagement of various aircraft and equipment of the Pakistan Air Force (PAF), Online news agency reported, quoting military sources.It will be the largest since ...

Largest Pakistan Army war games begin

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April 10th, 2010 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS -
Islamabad, April 10 (IANS) The Pakistan Army Saturday began its largest war games near the Indian border involving some 20,000 soldiers and the air force. The six-week exercise, codenamed Azm-i-Nau 3, involves troops from all arms and services, besides engagement of various aircraft and equipment of the Pakistan Air Force (PAF), Online news agency reported.It is the largest exercise since the Zarb-i-Momin war games of 1989.The ongoing PAF exercise ...

Transparency International asks Gen. Kayani to check ‘massive’ corruption in Pak Army

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April 14th, 2010 - 5:05 pm ICT by ANI -
Islamabad, Apr.14 (ANI): Blowing the whistle over the prevailing massive corruption in the process of acquiring weapons and other articles in the armed forces, the Transparency International Pakistan (TIP) has asked Pakistan Army Chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani to take immediate steps to bring transparency in the military's procurements of arms.The TIP, in a letter to General Kayani, said that the Pakistan Army's reputation is at stake due to the ...

Pakistan army chief apologises for civilian casualties

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April 17th, 2010 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS -
Islamabad, April 17 (DPA) Pakistan's military chief, General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, Saturday made an unusual public apology over the killings of civilians during a security forces' operation last week in a tribal region near the Afghan border. Locals said that more than 70 non-combatants from the Kuki Khel tribe died and 50 were injured last Saturday when two jet fighters pounded a residential area in the Tirah valley, where government ...

Pak’s ‘Azm-e-Nau-III’ military exercise a message to India?

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April 19th, 2010 - 1:23 pm ICT by ANI -
Bahawalpur (Pakistan), Apr 19(ANI): The six-week-long Azm-e-Nau-III military exercise being conducted by the Pakistani armed forces is being seen as a message to India, as the exercise is being held on in areas close to the Indian border.The message coming out is that Pakistan is vigilant on its eastern border, despite being heavily engaged on the western border carrying out operations in South Waziristan, Khyber and Orakzai.On Sunday, the ...

Pak armed forces exhibit capability in targeting drones

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April 19th, 2010 - 2:36 pm ICT by ANI -
Bahawalpur (Pakistan), Apr 19(ANI): The Pakistan Army and the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) have effectively targeted a drone aircraft, displaying their capability as part of the Azm-e-Nau III military exercise that is being conducted in a desert near Bahawalpur.The massive firepower show included effectively targeting an indigenously developed drone flying at a certain height and speed with the help of the radar directed Orlikon Anti Aircraft gun.The Air Defence of ...

Increasing terror strikes on Pak civilians akin to war crimes: Amnesty International

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April 20th, 2010 - 4:06 pm ICT by ANI -
London, Apr.20 (ANI): Condemning last week's terror strikes in Pakistan's north western Kohat region in which over 40 people were killed and Monday's suicide attack in Peshawar which claimed 24 people, Amnesty International has said that the increasing attacks on Pakistani civilians are akin to war crimes."The Pakistani Taliban and other insurgent groups seem to be escalating their attacks on civilians, in clear violation of the laws of ...

Bangladesh ex-president Ershad critically ill

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April 20th, 2010 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS -
Dhaka, April 20 (IANS) Former Bangladesh president Hussain Muhammed Ershad is critically ill with multiple ailments and has been moved to the intensive care unit (ICU) of a city hospital, websites reported Tuesday evening. Physicians at the hospital said Ershad's condition was critical.Ershad, 80, remains the country's longest serving head of the state who ruled between December 1983 and December 1990.Commissioned in the Pakistan Army, he was interned as ...

Terrorised by Taliban tribals scoff Pak Army’s ‘war is over’ claims

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April 21st, 2010 - 2:09 pm ICT by ANI -
London, Apr.21 (ANI): Local residents in Pakistan's tribal regions, where the Army had initiated an all out offensive against the Taliban and other extremist groups last year, are still living in fear despite claims that the militants have been flushed out.While the Pakistan Army has been claiming huge success against the Taliban and said that things were fast returning to normal in the rugged terrains, people here are still ...

Pakistan Army to compensate families of airstrike victims

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April 22nd, 2010 - 5:21 am ICT by IANS -
Islamabad, April 22 (IANS) The Pakistan Army will compensate families of people killed in airstrikes in northwestern Khyber Tribal Agency, Xinhua reported. Pakistan Army Chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani Wednesday offered apologies to the families of people killed during airstrikes against militants in Tirah valley of Khyber Tribal Agency.The army said a total compensation of 20 million rupees (about $238,000) would be paid to the relatives of the victims.Kukikhel tribesmen, ...

On the run, Pakistan militants find new haven

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Islamabad, Apr. 22 (ANI): Having been chased out of South Waziristan, foreign militants, including Arabs, Chechens and Uzbeks, are reportedly establishing a new base farther north under the protection of an insurgent leader.Gul Bahadur, the insurgent leaderin question, is said to have the complete backing of the Pakistan Army, according to residents and militants.In North Waziristan, these so-called gun-toting "VIP" fighters when not engaged with security forces or undertaking ...

Backed by Pak Army, Taliban, foreign militants find new haven in North Waziristan

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April 22nd, 2010 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI -
Islamabad, Apr. 22 (ANI): Having been chased out of South Waziristan, foreign militants, including Arabs, Chechens andUzbeks, are reportedly establishing a new base farther north under the protection of an insurgent leader.Gul Bahadur, the insurgent leaderin question, is said to have the complete backing of the Pakistan Army, according toresidents and militants.In North Waziristan, these so-called gun-toting "VIP" fighters when not engaged with security forces or undertaking ...

Pak inaction over captive militants to hit war on terror efforts: US

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April 22nd, 2010 - 3:10 pm ICT by ANI -
Washington, Apr.22 (ANI): The holding of thousands of suspected militants by the Pakistan Army for an indefinite period could not only sway public sentiment towards their movement, but also impact US military and financial aid to Pakistan, officials have revealed.The extremists are being held captive by the military on the plea that Pakistan's civilian justice system does not have the power and is too weak to prosecute the largenumber ...

Army to stay in Swat, Bajaur till all militants eliminated: Kayani

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April 22nd, 2010 - 5:32 pm ICT by ANI -
Islamabad, Apr.22 (ANI): Pakistan Army Chief General Ashfaq Pervez Kayani has said that security forces would remain in the Swat Valley and Bajaur agency until each and every militant in the region is eliminated and sustainable peace is established.Addressing a small gathering of people during his visit to the Valley, he said that the military has gained 'unprecedented' success in Swat by flushing out militants, and added that it was ...

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(Monday, April 19, 2010)
The first phase of military exercise Azm-e-Nau - III culminated with an Impressive Integrated Fire Power Exercise at Khairpur Tamewali, Bahawalpur. Prime Minister of Pakistan Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani, Federal Ministers, Parliamentarians, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, General Tariq Majid, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, Services Chiefs, Foreign Defence Attaches and a number of retired and serving military officers witnessed the spectacular fire power exercise.




(Monday, April 19, 2010)
Lieutenant General Tahir Mahmood, Corps Commander conferred the awards of Tamgha-i-Basalat and Tamgha-i-Imtiaz (Military) on Army Officers and Soldiers during an investiture ceremony held at Army Auditorium today.



(Monday, April 19, 2010)
The Chief of Army Staff, General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani has offered apologies to the Kuki Khel tribe of Tirah Valley for an unfortunate incident of 10 April 2010 which resulted in loss of precious and innocent civilian lives.



(Monday, April 19, 2010)
An impressive Passing out parade of 121st PMA Long Course, 40th Integrated Course and 6th Lady Cadet Course was held at Pakistan Military Academy, Kakul. Admiral Noman Bashir, Chief of Naval Staff was the chief guest on the occasion.



(Monday, April 19, 2010)
6th Post Graduate Convocation of the National University of Science and Technology (NUST) was held at Jinnah Convention Centre today. Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani was the Chief Guest on the occasion.



(Monday, April 19, 2010)
EX AZM-E-NAU - 3 (9 April to 19 April)

Army conducting Exercise Azm-e-Nau-3 with full professional commitment, determination and enthusiasm. Fox Land is making all out efforts to hold ground by inducting more troops.



(Monday, April 19, 2010)
Exercise AZM-E-NAU - 3 (9 April to 19 April) - 4th Day

The Chief of Army Staff, General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani along with Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air Chief Marshal Rao Qamar Suleman spent a busy day in the field area. They visited various formations and units in the field in connection with Exercise Azm-e-Nau -3.




(Monday, April 19, 2010)
As per exercise scenario, Blue land (own forces) were substantially delaying the offensive of Fox land (enemy forces) and in the process inflicted heavy casualties to enemy.




(Monday, April 19, 2010)
Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC) General Tariq Majid visited Space Research and Development Center of SUPARCO at Lahore.



(Monday, April 19, 2010)
The Chief of Army Staff, General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani spent a busy day and also laid a floral wreath at Yadgar-e-Shuhada. He met with Marri Tribe Students studying in Army Public School and College System Bahawalpur.



(Monday, April 19, 2010)
In the exercise setting, on the third day of exercise Azm-e-Nau-3, troops of Foxland have been trying to cross the international border, however, Blueland forces are offering stiff resistance. Pitched battle is going in border area. Blueland forces have swiftly reached the forward areas.



(Monday, April 19, 2010)
The Chief of Army Staff, General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani spent a busy day witnessing ongoing Exercise Azm-e-Nau-3 today. He visited various formations and units participating in the exercise in the field and also visited logistics installations.




(Monday, April 19, 2010)
On night 9/10 hardcore militants led by local commander Qari Usman launched an attack on army position in Jandola Sector. The attack was strongly repulsed by the security forces.

Structure of Army units

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The Pakistan Army is divided into two main branches, which are Arms and Services.
Arms
Armoured Corps
Infantry
Artillery
Air Defence
Engineers
Signals
Army Aviation
Services
Army Medical Corps
Ordnance
Electrical & Mechanical Engineering (EME)
Army Supply & Transport (ASC)

Rank Structure

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The rank structure is patterned on the British Army model. Following the British Indian Army traditions, there are three junior commissioned officer (JCO) grades between enlisted and officer rank, for those who rise by promotion from among enlisted recruits. The Junior Commissioned Officer is a continuation of the former Viceroy's Commissioned Officer rank. During the early days of the Pakistan Army, there was a large cultural gap between officers and enlisted personnel. In the early 1990s, JCOs had wide responsibilities in the day-to-day supervision of lower grades, but they were a group that may have outlived its usefulness because officers have become "more Pakistani" and less dependent on British models and because the education level of enlisted men has risen. Promotion to JCO rank, however, remains a powerful incentive for enlisted personnel; thus, if JCO ranks are ever phased out, it will likely be a slow process.

Command Structure

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The Chief of the Army Staff (COAS), formerly called the Commander in Chief (C in C), is charged with the responsibility of commanding the Pakistan Army. The COAS operates from army headquarters in Rawalpindi, near Islamabad. The Principal Staff Officers (PSO's) assisting him in his duties at the Lieutenant General level include a Chief of General Staff (CGS), under whom the Military Operations and Intelligence Directorates function; the Chief of Logistics Staff (CLS); the Adjutant General (AG); the Quarter-Master General (QMG); the Inspector General of Training and Evaluation (IGT&E); and the Military Secretary (MS). A major reorganization in GHQ was done in September 2008 under General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, when two new PSO positions were introduced: the Inspector General Arms and the Inspector General Communications and IT, thus raising the number of PSO's to eight.[24].
The headquarters function also includes the Judge Advocate General (JAG), and the Comptroller of Civilian Personnel, the Chief of the Corps of Engineers (E-in-C) who is also head of Military Engineering Service (MES), all of them also report to the Chief of the Army Staff.

UN Peacekeeping Missions

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In the wake of the new world power equilibrium a more complex security environment has emerged. It is characterized by growing national power politics and state implosions which have necessitated involvement of the United Nations peace keeping forces for conflict resolution.
The United Nations has been undertaking peace keeping operations since its inception, but the need for employment of peace keeping forces has increased manifold since the Gulf War. In 1992 there were 11000 Blue Berets deployed around the world, by the end of the year the figure rose to 52000. Presently it exceeds a staggering figure of 80,000 troops.
UN Operation in Congo (ONUC) 1960–1964
UN Security Force in New Guinea, West Irian (UNSF) 1962–1963
UN Yemen Observer Mission Yemen (UNYOM) 1963–1964
UN Transition Assistance Group in Namibia (UNTAG) 1989–1990
UN Iraq–Kuwait Observer Mission (UNIKOM) 1991–2003
UN Mission in Haiti (UNMIH) 1993–1996
UN Transitional Authority in Cambodia (UNTAC) 1992–1993
UN Operations in Somalia (UNOSOM) 1992–1995
UN Protection Forces in Bosnia (UNPROFOR) 1992–1995
UN Observer Mission for Rawanda (UNAMIR) 1993–1996
UN Verification Mission in Angola (UNAVEM III) 1995–1997
UN Transitional Administration for Eastern Slavonia (UNTAES) 1996–1997
UN Mission of Observers in Prevlaka (UNMOP) 1996–2002
UN Assistance Mission in Sierra Leone (UNAMSIL) 2001–2005
UN Transitional Administration in East Timor (UNTAET) 1999-to-date

History

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1947–1958
The Pakistan Army was created on 30 June 1947 with the division of the British Indian Army. Pakistan received six armoured, eight artillery and eight infantry regiments compared to the forty armoured, forty artillery and twenty one infantry regiments that went to India.[4][verification needed] Fearing that India would take over the state of Kashmir, irregulars, scouts and tribal groups joined the Kashmiris opposing the maharaja in 1947. This lead to the Indo-Pakistani War of 1947.[verification needed] Regular army units joined the invasion later on but were stopped after the refusal of the Pakisatan army C-in-C to obey Pakistani leader Jinnah's orders to move the army into Kashmir. Ceasefire followed on UN intervention with Pakistan occupying the northwestern part of Kashmir and India the rest. Later, during the 1950s, the Pakistan Army received large amounts of economic and military aid from United States and Great Britain after signing two Mutual defence Treaties, Central Treaty Organization, (Cento) also known as the Baghdad Pact and SEATO, (South East Asian Treaty Organization) in 1954. This aid greatly expanded the Army from its modest beginnings.
The sole division HQ that went to Pakistan was the 7th. 8th and 9th Divisions were raised in 1947; 10, 12 and 14 Divs were raised in 1948. 15 Div was raised in 1950. At some point before 1954, 6 Div was raised and 9 Div disbanded. 6 Div was disbanded at some point after 1954 as US assistance was available only for 1 armd and 6 inf divs. 1st Armoured Div was raised in 1956.
1958–1969


Pakistani soldiers during the Battle of Chawinda.
The Army seized control of Pakistan for the first time when General Ayub Khan came to power through a bloodless coup in 1958. Tensions with India continued in the 1960s and a brief border skirmish was fought near the Rann of Kutch area during April 1965. The Pakistan Army commanders seemed emboldened and carried out Operation Gibraltar, an attempt to take Kashmir that was launched later in the year and resulted in the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965. After the Pakistani infiltrators were discovered, India counter-attacked and the 3-week war ended in a U.N. mandated ceasefire culminating in the Tashkent Declaration. The 1965 Indo-Pakistani War is widely regarded as ending in a stalemate as both countries had large amounts of their opposition's territory in their possession, although India controlled a larger portion. Both countries claimed victory, Pakistan's reason being it had forced a stalemate against a military which was vastly superior in numbers and equipment. It is also believed that India's better resources would have given it a decisive advantage had the war continued[citation needed].
An uprising against General Ayub Khan during 1968 and 1969 resulted in Ayub Khan relinquishing his office as President and Chief of Army Staff in favour of General Yahya Khan, who assumed power in 1969. 16 Division, 18 Division and 23 Division were raised at some point between 1966 and 1969 and 9 Division was re-raised during this period.
1969–1977
During the rule of General Yahya Khan, the Bengalis of East Pakistan protested against various political and economic conditions that had been imposed on them by West Pakistan and massive civil unrest broke out in East Pakistan. While the Pakistan Army attempted to quell the uprisings, which included killings of tens of thousands of non-Bengalis by Bengali rebels,[5] incidents of human rights abuses were carried out by certain sections of the Pakistan Army in East Pakistan. India assisted Bangladeshi rebels for months before beginning an invasion of East Pakistan in November 1971. The Pakistani military in East Pakistan was very heavily out-numbered following a policy that "East Pakistan's defence lay in West Pakistan" and by 16 December 1971, around 90,000 West Pakistanis were surrendered and taken Prisoner of War by the Indian Army. They included around 55,000 military personnel and around 35,000 government and civil employees. East Pakistan was made independent from West Pakistan, becoming the People's Republic of Bangladesh. Consequently, the Pakistan Army was modernised at a faster pace than ever before.
According to Maj. (Retd.) Agha Humayun Amin, Pakistan Army high command commanders had not seriously considered an Indian invasion of East Pakistan until December 1971 because it was presumed that the Indian military would not risk Chinese or U.S. intervention. They failed to realise that the Chinese would be unable to intervene during the November to December 1971 period due to snowbound Himalayan passes and the U.S. had not made any real effort to persuade India against attacking East Pakistan..

1977–1999


Two AH-1S Cobra attack helicopters of the Pakistan Army Aviation Wing at AVN Base, Multan. These were sold to Pakistan by the U.S. during the Soviet-Afghan war to help defend Pakistan against a possible attack by the Soviets.
In 1977 the Pakistan Army took over the government of Pakistan after a coup by General Zia ul-Haq, which saw the end of another democratically elected government leading to the hanging of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, after he was tried and proclaimed guilty of conspiracy of murdering a politician named Kasuri by Zia's handpicked judges. Zia ul-Haq ruled as a military dictator until his death in an air crash in 1988. At that time General Mohammad Iqbal Khan was a powerful general of Pakistan. He served as a joint chief from 1980 to 1984 and was the Chief Martial Law Officer at that time. If Zia ul-Haq would have resigned at that time he would be the next COAS.
Pakistan Army also helped the Saudi Arabian Government in regaining the control of the Kaaba with the help of French Commandos. Pakistani and French security forces retook Kaaba in a battle which left approximately 250 dead, and 600 wounded. The Pakistanis and French were called in after poor results from assaults by the Saudi Arabian National Guard (SANG). 127 were reported to have been killed.
In the mid-1970s the Pakistan Army was involved in fighting an uprising in Balochistan. Various Balochi factions, some with the oblique support of the USSR, wanted independence or at least greater provincial rights. The rebellion was put down on the behest of the Bhutto government but the Army suffered heavy casualties. After Bhutto was deposed, the province returned to normalcy under General Rahimuddin.
1999–present


View of the hotel after the attack in Islamabad, Pakistan. The bombing was called Pakistan's 9/11.
See also: War in North-West Pakistan
In October 1999 the Pakistan Army for the fourth time, overthrew a democratically elected government which resulted in additional sanctions being placed against Pakistan, resulting in General Pervez Musharraf coming to power in a bloodless coup. Musharraf stepped down as President in August 2008. On July 30, 2009, the Pakistan Supreme Court ruled that General Musharraf's imposition of the Emergency Rule in 2007 was unconstitutional.
After the 9/11 attacks, Pakistan joined the US-led War on Terror and helped the U.S. Military by severing ties with the Taliban and immediately deploying 72,000 troops along Pakistan's western border to capture or kill Taliban and al-Qaida militants fleeing from Afghanistan.
On the north western front, Pakistan initially garrisoned its troops in military bases and forts in the tribal areas. In May 2004 clashes erupted between the Pakistani troops and al-Qaeda's and other militants joined by local rebels and pro-Taliban forces. However, the offensive was poorly coordinated and the Pakistani Army suffered heavy casualties as well public support for the attack quickly evaporated. After a 2 year conflict from 2004 till 2006, the Pakistani military negotiated a ceasefire with the Tribesmen from the region in which they pledged to hunt down al-Qaeda members, stop the Talibanization of the region and stop attacks in Afghanistan and Pakistan. However, the militants did not hold up their end of the bargain and began to regroup and rebuild their strength from the previous 2 years of conflict.
The militants emboldened by their success in FATA moved into Islamabad where they sought to impose an extremist Sharia government on Pakistan. Their base of operations was the Lal Masjid in Islamabad. After a 6 month standoff fighting erupted again in July 2007 when the Pakistani Military decided to use force to end the Lal Masjid threat. Once the operation ended, the newly formed Pakistani Taliban, an umbrella group of all militants based out of FATA vowed revenge and launched a wave of attacks and suicide bombings erupted all over North-West Pakistan and major Pakistani cities throughout 2007.
The militants then expanded their base of operations and moved into the neighboring Swat Valley and imposed a very harsh Sharia law on the scenic valley. The Army launched an offensive to re-take the Swat Valley in 2007 but was unable to clear it of the militants who had fled into the mountains and waited for the Army to leave to take over the valley again. The militants then launched another wave of terrorist attacks inside Pakistan. The Pakistani government and military tried another peace deal with the militants in Swat Valley in 2008. This was roundly criticized in the West as abdicating to the militants. Initially pledging to lay down their arms if Sharia Law was implemented, the Pakistani Taliban used Swat Valley as a springboard to launch further attacks into neighboring regions and reached to within 60 km of Islamabad.
The public opinion turned decisively against the Pakistani Taliban when a video showing a flogging of a girl by the Pakistani Taliban in Swat Valley finally forced the army to launch a deceive attack against the Taliban occupying Swat Valley in April 2009 after having received orders from the political leadership.[8] After heavy fighting the Swat Valley was largely pacified by July 2009 although there are isolated pockets of Taliban activity continues.
The next phase of Pakistani Army's offensive was the formidable Waziristan region. A US drone attack killed the leader of the Pakistani Taliban, Baitullah Mehsud in August. A power struggle engulfed the Pakistani Taliban for the whole of September but by October a new leader had emerged, Hakimullah Mehsud. Under his leadership, the Pakistani Taliban launched another wave of terrorist attacks throughout Pakistan killing hundreds of people. After a few weeks of softening up the targets with air strikes and artillery and mortar attacks, the Army backed by 30,000 troops moved in a three pronged attack on South Waziristan. The Army re-took South Waziristan and is currently thinking of expanding the campaign to North Waziristan.
In Balochistan, a low level insurgency broke out in 2005, in which the Balochis and their leader, Nawab Akbar Bugti demanded greater autonomy for Balochistan, greater compensation for the resources being used by Pakistan and criticized the government for the lack of development that had occurred there. One of Bugti's demands that put him into direct conflict with the military cabal was the trial of an army captain accused of raping a lady doctor posted at Sui. The Pakistani Army commenced operations in 2006, resulting in the killing of Nawab Akbar Bugti. In an interview with journalist Hamid Mir, Bugti said "Read Mir Gul Khan Nasir's book on the history of Balochistan. The Baloch have always resisted unconstitutional measures. I'm not a traitor, the people who go against the Article 6 and take control of Pakistan are the real traitors. I, like Mir Gul Khan Nasir, only put forward the demand for Balochistan's rights. But in General Musharraf's view this is a crime punishable by death. (Bugti Laughs then continues) Your commando general will rest only after he martyrs me but after my martyrdom he will be held responsible. So now it's up to you people to either choose Musharraf or Pakistan. The choice is yours.". The trial of the captain never took place and the doctor was exiled by Gen. Musharraf.

Mission Statement

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Pakistan Army serves as the land-based branch of the Pakistan Military. Chapter 2 of PART XII of Pakistani Constitution defines the purpose of the Army as:
Under the directions of the Federal Government, the Pakistani Army will defend Pakistan against external aggression or threat of war.
Act in aid of civil power under subject of law when called upon to do so.

Pakistan Army

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The Pakistan Army (Urdu: پاک فوج) is the branch of the Pakistani Military responsible for land-based military operations. It is the largest and oldest established branch of the Pakistani military and is one of seven uniformed services.
The Pakistan Army came into existence after independence in 1947 and is currently headed by General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani. The Pakistan Army is a volunteer professional fighting force.[1] The provision of conscription exists in the Pakistani constitution, but it has never been imposed. It has an active force of 550,000 personnel and 528,000 men in reserve.[2]
Since independence, the Army has been involved in four wars with neighboring India and several border skrimishes with Afghanistan. It maintained division and brigade strength presences in some of the Arab countries during the past Arab-Israeli Wars, and aided the Coalition in the first Gulf War. Other major operations undertaken by the Army include Operation Black Thunderstorm and Operation Rah-e-Nijat. Apart from conflicts, the Army has been an active participant in UN missions and played a major role in rescuing trapped American soldiers from Mogadishu, Somalia in 1993 in Operation Gothic Serpent.
The President of Pakistan is the Commander-in-Chief and supreme commander of the Army. The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), a General, is a four star commander and commands the Army. There is never more than one serving general at any given time in the Army. Only one officer have been conferred the rank of Field Marshal, a 5-star rank and the officer serves as the ceremonial chief.

Join Pakistan Army as Technical Cadets

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here are the following reasons you would join the army.

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1. You want to serve your nation, you fell that there is a debt you have to pay & you are not been able to do it without joining the Armed forces.

2. You join Army bcoz you think that only way to be seccessful in the life is to be sussessful in the eyes of Allah & to do this you have to do very good things & Shadat is one of that can be achived by joining the army or joining the jihad against Terror.

3. You want to join The army bcoz you are thinking for a secure future, that you will only find in the Army services.

4. You have some Role Models ( As describe by A.Rahman) you have seen in your child hood & are imprsed a lot 7 you think if they have served this country without caring of their personal interest why cant we. So you join army.

5. You feel that your country needs you. there is not enough manpower availabe in the time of need & if you dont helped your country in the time of need then when will you?.

6. You want to fight the extreme forces to clear your land from bad guys & make it happy world.

7. You have a will to fight against those who damaged your country, you feel you will not be satisfied till you do some things for your motherland. so you join Army.

8. Army is the Most good to fight terror legally.

9. you want to make yourself & your family proud that you have did your best to defend your country.

above are some points bcoz of which you will join army.

Army Selection and Recruitment Centres

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Army Selection and Recruitment Centre Rawalpindi

Telephone Nos: 051-561-34137
Address: Roomi Road Opposite Transit Camp Rawalpindi Cantonment

Army Selection and Recruitment Office A.K.

Telephone No: 051-561-34184
Address: Roomi Road Opposite Transit Camp Rawalpindi Cantonment

Army Selection and Recruitment Office Jehlum

Telephone No: 0544-69-5885
Address: Kazim Shaheed Road Opposite Union Bank Jhelum

Army Selection and Recruitment Centre Peshawar

Telephone Nos: 2 091-201-5885
Address: Shabzada Gul Road Opposite PAF Cinema Peshawar Cantonment

Army Selection and Recruitment Office Kohat

Telephone No: 0922-521-5885
Address: Near CMH Peshawar Road Kohat Cantonment

Army Selection and Recruitment Office D.I.Khan

Telephone No: 0922-201-5885
Address: Sadiq Road Near Station Headquarter Dera Ismail Khan Cantonment

Army Selection and Recruitment Centre Lahore

Telephone Nos: 042-6699-5885
Address: 45 Shami Road Near Fortress Stadium Lahore Cantonment

Army Selection and Recruitment Office Faisalabad

Telephone No: 041-9200363 (Civ)
Address: Near District Headquarter Hospital Faisalabad

Army Selection and Recruitment Office Sialkot

Telephone No: 052-571-5885
Address: Mudassar Shaheed Road Near Garrison Park Sialkot Cantonment

Army Selection and Recruitment Centre Multan

Telephone Nos: 061-531-5885
Address: Tipu Sultan Road Multan Cantonment

Army Selection and Recruitment Office Sargodha

Telephone No: 048-730-5885
Address: Katchury Road Near District Jail Sargodha

Army Selection and Recruitment Office Bhawalpur

Telephone No: 062-891-5885
Address: Yazman Road Kali Pulli Bahawalpur

Army Selection and Recruitment Centre Hyderabad

Telephone Nos: 022-791-5885
Address: Near Gul Centre Hyderabad Cantonment

Army Selection and Recruitment Office Sukkur

Telephone No: 081-2490-5885
Address: Military Road, ADC Colony, Near DCO's Office, Sukkur.

Army Selection and Recruitment Office Larkana

Telephone No: 074-9410121 (Civ)
Address: Government Degree College Larkana

Army Selection and Recruitment Centre Karachi

Telephone Nos: 021-560-5885
Address: Main Shahra-e-Faisal near Station Headquarters Karachi Cantonment

Army Selection and Recruitment Centre Quetta

Telephone Nos: 081-9209-5885
Address: Zarghoon Road Opposite Serena Hotel Quetta Cantonment

Army Selection and Recruitment Office Sibi

Telephone No: 0833-9209-5885
Address: Sibi Cantonment

Army Selection and Recruitment Office Khuzdar

Telephone No: 0848-8612-5885
Address: Near General Bus Stand Karachi Road Khuzdar Cantonment

Army Selection and Recruitment Office Turbat

Telephone No: 0852-413185
Address: Turbat City

Army Selection and Recruitment Office Loralai

Telephone No: 081-2490-3621
Address: Loralai Cantonment

Army Selection and Recruitment Centre Gilgit

Telephone Nos: 95885
Address: Gilgit Cantonment

Soldiers

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Selection Criteria
Male citizen of Pakistan
Height 5’-6” (167.5 cm) and FA or FSc 2nd Division as a clerk Height 5’-3” (160 cm).
Chest 31.33” (78-83 cm).
Age 17 – 23 years (1 year relaxation for graduate and 2 years relaxation for driving license holder)
Qualification - Matric and Above
4 x Passport size photographs
Computerized National Identity Card (CNIC) or Form B and photocopy of Father’s CNIC.
Domicile.
Registration Fee Rs 50/-.
Original documents and 2 x photocopies of these entire document.
Relaxation in Selection Criteria
Balochistan

Education 8th class instead of matric in all arms/Services except Technicians, Nursing/Asst and Corps of Military Police (CMP).
Ht 5’-4” instead of 5’-6” and chest 74-79 instead of 78-83 cm except trade in which height and chest is required more than 5’-6” and 78-83 cm.
Age 26 years instead of 23 years.
FA/Fsc grade D instead of grade C for enrollment of Clerk.
FATA – 30% under matric Infantry Soldier instead of matric.
Gilgit - Baltistan
2” height in all arms/Services.
50% under matric (8th Class) soldiers instead of matric in all arms/services less Technician, Nursing/Asst and Corps of Military Police (CMP).
FA/FSc grade D instead of Grade C for enrollment of Clerk.
Common For All
1” relaxation in height and chest to individuals falling within age bracket of 17-20 years.
1 year age for individuals having qualification BA/BSc and above.
17-1/2 – 25 years for individuals having valid driving license for enrolment of driver.
Conduct of Written Test - Recruits
Written Test for entries of soldiers, matric and above is an imp segment of induction process. Pattern of question paper will be on the following lines:-
English (30 Marks). This part will consist of easy translation both English to Urdu and Urdu to English and simple singular/plurals.
Urdu (20 Marks). This portion will include the corrections of sentences, simple singular/plurals and change of the gender.
Mathematics (20 Marks). 5 questions framed from Factorization, Logarithm, Subtraction of Polynomials, Algebra and Variations will be given in this section.
General Knowledge, Islamiyat and Geography (10 Marks each). In these segments 10 question each from all three subjects will be asked from the candidates in the form of fill in the blanks and multiple choice.

Direct Short Service Commission (DSSC)

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RV&FC
Army provides following offers/opportunities to its officers:-
Handsome Pay & Allowances (including Non Practicing Allowance Rs. 4000/- per month) and salary commensurate with the rank.
Initial one year posting/house job close to home station/choice.
Can appear in FCPS Part I Examination after 2 years service including house Job.
Opportunities for post graduation in all clinical specialties and others including Flight Surgeon’s Course and Diving Medicine Officers’ training (inland/abroad).
Attractive opportunities for eligible officers to serve abroad on secondment / deputation.
Comprehensive career management allowing training abroad on government/own expense for eligible officers offering remarkable career landmarks.
Applications from male General Duty Medical Officers (GDMOs), Specialists, Doctors Veterinary Medicine (DVM) and Psychologist as indicated below are invited for grant of Short Service Regular Commission / Direct Short Service Commission (SSRC/DSSC) in the Army. Candidates must fulfill the following conditions of eligibility :-
TYPE OF COMMISSION:
Direct Short Service Commission (DSSC) (1) Remount Veterinary and Farms Corps (Male)
QUALIFICATION:
DVM or equivalent degree from Pakistan, UK or USA. Registered with PVMC.
AGE:
a. Serving VASs of RV&FC 21–35 years .
b. Civilians 21 - 28 years.

Height
Female candidates-5 Feet & 2 inches (157.5 CM)
Male candidates -5 Feet & 4 inches (162.5 CM)
Nationality
Male/Female Citizens of Pakistan/Azad Kashmir Nationals and State Subject of Class-I.
Pakistani candidates having dual nationality will initiate the process for renunciation of their foreign nationality and will give an undertaking before joining the Army that they will complete the procedure for renunciation of their foreign nationality before completion of their training.
Those failing to renounce their foreign nationality or do not complete the procedure, will not be granted commission. Additionally they will be liable to pay the training charges/bond money and will be released from the Army.
Ineligibility. Following are ineligible to apply:-
Already screened out or rejected twice by Inter Services Selection Board (ISSB) / General Headquarters (GHQ)/Naval Headquarters (NHQ) / Air Headquarters (AHQ) Selection Boards for any type of commission in the Armed Forces.
Candidates twice rejected for Junior Cadets Course/Pakistan Military Academy Long Course/Graduate Course/Officer Training School (OTS) Short Course/equivalent of Pakistan Navy or Pakistan Air Force Courses. However, candidates attaining higher qualifications are eligible for third chance.
A candidate, who is rejected once by ISSB for PMA/OTS/Junior Cadet Academy or equivalent Naval / PAF Courses and once rejected for Short Service Regular Commission/Direct Short Service Commission entry, or Candidates twice rejected for Short Service Regular Commission.
Previously declared medically unfit by an Appeal Medical Board for Army, Navy, and PAF.
Released or discharged or withdrawn from the Armed Forces or any of its training establishments on grounds of inefficiency or indiscipline.
Convicted by Court of Law for an offence involving moral turpitude.
Selection Procedure
ONLINE registration through internet. Candidates can also register themselves at the Army Selection & Recruitment Centers (AS&RCs) on spot before the conduct of written/other tests.
Professional/Academic Written test and Intelligence/ Personality tests will be held at all Recruitment Centers
Detailed informations can also be obtained from the following AS&RCs where the tests shall be held :-
AS&RC Telephone AS&RC Telephone
(1) Peshawar 201-5885 (2) Rawalpindi 561-34137
(3) Lahore 6699-5855 (4) Multan 531-5885
(5) Hyderabad 791-5885 (6) Karachi 560-5885
(7) Quetta 081-2490-58 (8) Gilgit 05811-961-5887

All candidates will deposit the following documents with the AS&ROs (Army Selection Recruitment Offices) at the time of their ONLINE registration/before the tests :-
Three attested copies of passport size photographs.
Two attested photo copies of registration certificates of PM&DC for GDMO and specialists (For RV&FC PV&MC).
Two attested photo copies of each educational certificate/degree / diploma.
Two attested photo copies of house job certificate if already carried out.
Photo copy of the new National Identity Card issued by NADRA.
Attested photo copy of domicile.
Candidates serving in Govt Institutions/Departments will render no objection certificate from the concerned establishment alongwith the documents listed above.
Medical Examination/Appeal Medical Board of candidates will be held at Military Hospitals.
Final selection will be made at GHQ on merit.
Interviews of successful candidates by the GHQ Selection Board will be held at Lahore, Multan, Karachi, Quetta, Peshawar and Rawalpindi, for AMC for which separate call letters will be issued.
For the candidates of RV&FC and Psychologist , ISSB will be held in the month of Feb 09.
Bond. Finally selected candidates will be required to sign a bond to serve the Army for a minimum period of 5/7 years. The applicability of bond will commence on successful completion of military training at PMA Kakul/Armed Forces Postgraduate Medical Institute (AFPGMI) Rawalpindi.
Basic Military Training. Finally selected candidates will undergo 22 weeks Basic Military Training at PMA Kakul/AFPGMI Rawalpindi.
Grant of Commission. On successful completion of Basic Military Training candidates shall be granted commission in the Army in temporary rank of Captain/Major subject to their qualifications. Antedate seniority can be considered under the existing rules. Candidates possessing Lower Postgraduate (LPG) qualification shall be granted rank of Capt.
Previous Tests. Unsuccessful candidates of previous selection schedules can also apply subject to fulfilling eligibility conditions listed above.
Government servants will apply through proper channel if they fall within the age limit.
Candidates qualified from government Institutes shall be preferred.

Direct Short Service Commission (DSSC)

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JOIN PAK ARMY AND GET COMMISSION IN THE CORPS OF SIGNALS
Applications are invited of young and energetic male candidates for Grant of Direct Short Service Commission (DSSC) in Pakistan Army as information and communication technology officers in the Corps of Signals. The candidates must be qualified from reputed local/foreign universities/ institutions recognized by PEC/HEC and must fulfil the following criteria and eligibility conditions:-
Type of Commission:
Direct Short Service Commission as Information & Communication Technology Officers (ICTO).
Qualification:
(1) MS / MSc (18 yrs)
or
(2) BE / BSc (16 years formal regular education) in following discipline:-
Electrical Engineering
Telecommunication Engineering
Computer System Engineering
Computer Software Engineering
Information Security

(3) Only graduates of PEC/HEC (as applicable) recognized institution of Pakistan or abroad are eligible to apply.
(4) CGPA 2.5 / 62% for BE/BSc and 3.0 / 62% for MS.
Age:
28 years as on 01 November 09

Marital Status. Unmarried/Married
Physical Standard
Height-5 Feet & 4 Inches (162.5 cm Min)
Weight -Average Weight Standard should not exceed standard weight for given age and height (Physical Standard Chart for weight and height is available with all Army Selection and Recruitment Centres/ on our website).
Nationality. Male Citizens of Pakistan, domicile holders of Azad Jammu and Kashmir and Northern Areas. Pakistani candidates having dual nationality will initiate the process for renunciation of their foreign nationality and will give an undertaking before joining the Army that they will complete the procedure for renunciation of their foreign nationality before completion of their training. Those failing to renounce their foreign nationality or to complete the procedure will not be granted commission. They will be liable to pay the training charges/bond money and will instead have to seek release/discharge from the Army.
Registration and Selection Procedure. Candidates can either register through Internet or by visiting AS&RCs :-
Registration At AS&RCs. Candidates will be required to report along with original necessary documents at following Army Selection and Recruitment Centres for registration/allotment of Roll No and date/time of written test etcetera:-
AS&RC Telephone AS&RC Telephone
(1) Peshawar 201-5885 (2) Rawalpindi 561-34137
(3) Lahore 6699-5855 (4) Multan 531-5885
(5) Hyderabad 791-5885 (6) Karachi 560-5885
(7) Quetta 081-2490-58 (8) Gilgit 05811-961-5887

Registeration Through Internet. A candidate can register himself through Internet on our websitewww.joinpakarmy.gov.pk for preliminary test. Date and time of test shall be intimated through Internet, for which the individual should have an E-mail account. Candidate MUST attain working knowledge of computer as registration and test will be conducted on computers.
Scehdule Of Registreation/Test. Registration and Tests will be held as per following schedule:-
Registration-27 Jul 09 to 05 Aug 09
Tests -17 – 26 Aug 09
Written Test. The candidates declared successful in written test based on multiple choice questions and interwiew will have preliminary medical tests at AS&RCs.
ISSB Test / Interview. Short listed candidates will receive notice for ISSB tests through website as well as call letters.
Medical Examination. Medical Examination at CMH/MH.
Interview and Final Selection. By GHQ Selection Board.
Documents Required at AS & RC. Following certificates along with one set of photocopies are required at the time of registration :-
Matric/FSc/BSc Certificates/Degree. In case of ‘O’ lvl ‘A’ lvl submission of equivalence certificate issued by IBCC is mandatory.
Computerized National Identity Card along with Guardian’s Computerized National Identity Card.
2 x Colour Photos duly attested (front & back).
One set of attested photocopies of mentioned documents.
Candidates serving in Government institutions / departments will render no objection certificate from the concerned establishment along with the documents listed above through proper channel if falling within the age limit.
Ineligibilities. Following are ineligible to apply:-
Released, resigned or withdrawn from the Armed Forces or any of its training establishments on grounds of inefficiency or indiscipline / maladjustment or at own request.
Previously declared medically unfit by an Appeal Medical Board.
Dismissed/discharged/removed from Armed Forces/Government Services.
Convicted by a Court of Law for an offence involving moral turpitude.
Rejected twice for Post Graduate Entries by inter Services Selection Board (ISSB) / GHQ/NHQ/AHQ for any type of commission in the Armed Forces will remain ineligible
Bonds. Selected candidates will be required to sign a bond to serve the Army for a minimum period of 7 years. The applicability of bond will commence on successful completion of basic military training.
Training/Commission
Military training at PMA for six months.
Grant of short service commission in the rank of Captain on successful completion of training.
3 x Years of ante date seniority at the time of commission.
Period and Liability of Service. Personnel granted commission under this instruction will be liable for service in any part of the world in the same manner as applicable to regular officers. They will be initially commissioned for 7 years . After completion of this period they will be given an option either to go on release or continue in service for so long as their services are required.
Eligibility for Grant of Regular Commission. Suitable officers will be eligible for the grant of regular commission in Pakistan Army.

Direct Short Service Commission (DSSC)

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Psychologists
Army provides following offers/opportunities to its officers:-
Handsome Pay & Allowances (including Non Practicing Allowance Rs. 4000/- per month) and salary commensurate with the rank.
Initial one year posting/house job close to home station/choice.
Can appear in FCPS Part I Examination after 2 years service including house Job.
Opportunities for post graduation in all clinical specialties and others including Flight Surgeon’s Course and Diving Medicine Officers’ training (inland/abroad).
Attractive opportunities for eligible officers to serve abroad on secondment / deputation.
Comprehensive career management allowing training abroad on government/own expense for eligible officers offering remarkable career landmarks.
Applications from male General Duty Medical Officers (GDMOs), Specialists, Doctors Veterinary Medicine (DVM) and Psychologist as indicated below are invited for grant of Short Service Regular Commission / Direct Short Service Commission (SSRC/DSSC) in the Army. Candidates must fulfill the following conditions of eligibility :- TYPE OF COMMISSION:
(1) Remount Veterinary and Farms Corps (Male)
QUALIFICATION:
DVM or equivalent degree from Pakistan, UK or USA. Registered with PVMC.
AGE:
a. Serving VASs of RV&FC 21–35 years .
b. Civilians 21 - 28 years
TYPE OF COMMISSION:
(2) Psychologist (Male)
QUALIFICATION:
Master degree in Psychology minimum 2nd Division from Pakistan or any foreign University. Candidates with M.Phill / Ph.d will be given preference.
AGE:
28 years (Relaxable in individual cases having higher qualification and experience).
Height
Female candidates-5 Feet & 2 inches (157.5 CM)
Male candidates -5 Feet & 4 inches (162.5 CM)
Nationality
Male/Female Citizens of Pakistan/Azad Kashmir Nationals and State Subject of Class-I.
Pakistani candidates having dual nationality will initiate the process for renunciation of their foreign nationality and will give an undertaking before joining the Army that they will complete the procedure for renunciation of their foreign nationality before completion of their training.
Those failing to renounce their foreign nationality or do not complete the procedure, will not be granted commission. Additionally they will be liable to pay the training charges/bond money and will be released from the Army.
Ineligibility. Following are ineligible to apply:-
Already screened out or rejected twice by Inter Services Selection Board (ISSB) / General Headquarters (GHQ)/Naval Headquarters (NHQ) / Air Headquarters (AHQ) Selection Boards for any type of commission in the Armed Forces.
Candidates twice rejected for Junior Cadets Course/Pakistan Military Academy Long Course/Graduate Course/Officer Training School (OTS) Short Course/equivalent of Pakistan Navy or Pakistan Air Force Courses. However, candidates attaining higher qualifications are eligible for third chance.
A candidate, who is rejected once by ISSB for PMA/OTS/Junior Cadet Academy or equivalent Naval / PAF Courses and once rejected for Short Service Regular Commission/Direct Short Service Commission entry, or Candidates twice rejected for Short Service Regular Commission.
Previously declared medically unfit by an Appeal Medical Board for Army, Navy, and PAF.
Released or discharged or withdrawn from the Armed Forces or any of its training establishments on grounds of inefficiency or indiscipline.
Convicted by Court of Law for an offence involving moral turpitude.
Selection Procedure
ONLINE registration through internet. Candidates can also register themselves at the Army Selection & Recruitment Centers (AS&RCs) on spot before the conduct of written/other tests.
Professional/Academic Written test and Intelligence/ Personality tests will be held at all Recruitment Centers
Detailed informations can also be obtained from the following AS&RCs where the tests shall be held :-
AS&RC Telephone AS&RC Telephone
(1) Peshawar 201-5885 (2) Rawalpindi 561-34137
(3) Lahore 6699-5855 (4) Multan 531-5885
(5) Hyderabad 791-5885 (6) Karachi 560-5885
(7) Quetta 081-2490-58 (8) Gilgit 05811-961-5887

All candidates will deposit the following documents with the AS&ROs (Army Selection Recruitment Offices) at the time of their ONLINE registration/before the tests :-
Three attested copies of passport size photographs.
Two attested photo copies of registration certificates of PM&DC for GDMO and specialists (For RV&FC PV&MC).
Two attested photo copies of each educational certificate/degree / diploma.
Two attested photo copies of house job certificate if already carried out.
Photo copy of the new National Identity Card issued by NADRA.
Attested photo copy of domicile.
Candidates serving in Govt Institutions/Departments will render no objection certificate from the concerned establishment alongwith the documents listed above.
Medical Examination/Appeal Medical Board of candidates will be held at Military Hospitals.
Final selection will be made at GHQ on merit.
Interviews of successful candidates by the GHQ Selection Board will be held at Lahore, Multan, Karachi, Quetta, Peshawar and Rawalpindi, for AMC for which separate call letters will be issued.
For the candidates of RV&FC and Psychologist , ISSB will be held in the month of Feb 09.
Bond. Finally selected candidates will be required to sign a bond to serve the Army for a minimum period of 5/7 years. The applicability of bond will commence on successful completion of military training at PMA Kakul/Armed Forces Postgraduate Medical Institute (AFPGMI) Rawalpindi.
Basic Military Training. Finally selected candidates will undergo 22 weeks Basic Military Training at PMA Kakul/AFPGMI Rawalpindi.
Grant of Commission. On successful completion of Basic Military Training candidates shall be granted commission in the Army in temporary rank of Captain/Major subject to their qualifications. Antedate seniority can be considered under the existing rules. Candidates possessing Lower Postgraduate (LPG) qualification shall be granted rank of Capt.
Previous Tests. Unsuccessful candidates of previous selection schedules can also apply subject to fulfilling eligibility conditions listed above.
Government servants will apply through proper channel if they fall within the age limit.
Candidates qualified from government Institutes shall be preferred.

Lady Officers (Women Commission)

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JOIN PAKISTAN ARMY AS WOMEN COMMISSIONED OFFICERS
Applications are invited of female candidates in the fields of Instructional/Staff Appointments for Grant of Direct Short Service Commission (DSSC) in the Army. The candidates must be qualified from reputed local/foreign universities/institutions recognized by PEC/HEC and must fulfill the following criteria and eligibility conditions:-

TYPE OF COMMISSION:
Direct Short Service Commission in Corps of Electrical & Mechanical Engineers as Captain
QUALIFICATION:
Electrical/Mechanical/ Computer (Hardware Engineering)/ Mechatronics Engineer (with min 2.5 CGPA or 60% marks in annual sys)

TYPE OF COMMISSION:
Direct Short Service Commission in Corps of Engineers as Captain
QUALIFICATION:
(1) BE Civil Engineering
(2) BE Architectural Engineering
(3) BE Town Planning

With minimum 3.0 CGPA or 65% marks

TYPE OF COMMISSION:
Direct Short Service Commission in Corps of Signal as Captain
QUALIFICATION:
Minimum 1 st Division /CGPA 3.0 through out the career in following :-
(1) MS in Telecommunication Engineering
(2) Software Engineering/Information Security
OR
MBA (IT) with background (Bachelors) of Computer Science/Telecommunication Engineering / Software Engineering. from any HEC /PEC recognized or a foreign university Candidates possessing experience of 2-3 year in teaching /working with industry will be preferred.

TYPE OF COMMISSION:
Direct Short Service Commission in Army Education Corps as Captain
QUALIFICATION:
MSc 1st Division in any one of the following subjects.
1. Math
2. Physics

M.Phill/ Ph.D will be given preference and seniority as permissible.

TYPE OF COMMISSION:
Direct Short Service Commission as Computer Specialist Officers (CSO)
QUALIFICATION:
B.Sc Engineering/BE in electrical/ Telecommunication/Computer software/ computer system with minimum CGPA 2.5/ 62% marks.
Ladies having service experience will be preferred.

Age. 28 Years (Relaxable upto 35 years in individual cases having higher qualification)
Marital Status. Unmarried
Height. 5 Feet & 2 Inches
Eligibility:
Female citizens of Pakistan / Azad Kashmir Nationals and state subject of Class-I
Pakistani candidates having dual nationality will initiate the process for renunciation of their foreign nationality and will give an undertaking before joining Army that they will complete the procedure for renunciation of their foreign nationality before completion of their training.
Those failing to renounce their foreign nationality or those who do not complete the procedure will not be granted commission. Additionally, they will be liable to pay the training charges / bond money and will be released from the Army.
Ineligibilities. Following are ineligible to apply:-
Already screened out or rejected twice by Inter Services Selection Board (ISSB)/ General Headquarters (GHQ) /Naval Headquarters (NHQ) /Air Headquarters (AHQ) Selection Boards for any type of commission in the Armed Forces. (Candidates rejected twice by ISSB for under graduate courses are eligible for third chance if they have attained post graduate degree).
Previously declared medically unfit by an Appeal Medical Board /Combined Medical Board for Army, Navy and PAF.
Released or discharged or withdrawn from the Armed Forces or any of its training establishments on grounds of inefficiency or indiscipline.
Convicted by Court of Law for an offence involving moral turpitude.
Selection Procedure
Registration. ONLINE Registration through Internet / at AS &RCs & AS &ROs.
b. Preliminary / Written Tests. Registered candidates will appear in preliminary medical /Intelligence and the written tests at Recruitment Centre .
Interviews. Candidates shall be interviewed by the board of officers AS&RCs during the preliminary selection. Programme of interviews shall be given to the candidates by the following Recruitment Centres :-
AS&RC Telephone AS&RC Telephone
(1) Peshawar 201-5885 (2) Rawalpindi 561-34137
(3) Lahore 6699-5855 (4) Multan 531-5885
(5) Hyderabad 791-5885 (6) Karachi 560-5885
(7) Quetta 081-2490-58 (8) Gilgit 05811-961-5887

ISSB. Candidates qualified in preliminary selection shall under go ISSB tests. Separate calls letters shall be issued to the candidates for the purpose.
Detail Medical Examination. Candidates declared successful by the ISSB shall be put through medical examination at Military Hospitals closer to the home stations.
Final Selection. Merit list of all successful candidates who are declared medically fit shall be put through merit. Final selection shall be made by the GHQ on the basis of over all performance of candidates.
Documents Required AT AS & RC:-
All candidates will deposit the following documents with Army Selection and Recruitment Officers (AS &ROs) after registration :-
Three attested copies of passport size photographs.
2 x attested photocopies of each educational certificates / diploma / degree alongwith the original.
2 x photocopies of National Identity Card issued by NADRA.
Candidates serving in Government institutions / departments will render no objection certificate from the concerned establishment along with the documents listed above.
Private Coaching Training Centre for ISSB Tests. According to existing rules Armed Forces, Pre ISSB training cannot be imparted by any individual or private coaching centre. GHQ PA Directorate denies any link with such illegal & unethical training establishments throughout the Country. Any candidate found trained /coached in any private coaching centre, will be not recommended.
Bonds. Selected candidates will be required to sign a bond to serve the Army for a minimum period of 7 years. The applicability of bond will commence on successful completion of basic military training (BMT) (Pakistan Military Academy). .
Grant of Commission. On successful completion of Basic Military Training (BMT) at PMA Kakul, Candidates will be granted commission in the Army in temporary rank of Captain. Ante-date seniority can be considered under the existing rules.
Previous Tests. Unsuccessful candidates of previous selection schedules can also apply subject to fulfilling eligibility conditions listed above.
Note: Government servants will apply through proper channel if falling within the age limit.

ARMED FORCES NURSING SERVICE (General Nursing)

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SHORT SERVICE REGULAR COMMISSION IN
ARMED FORCES NURSING SERVICE

Applications from female candidates are invited for grant of Commission in Armed Forces Nursing Service. Candidates must fulfill following conditions:-
Type of Commission:
Short Service Regular Commission as AFNS ( General Nursing )
Duration of Training:
3 years General Nursing Training at various Combined Military Hospitals
Qualification Required:
- Matric with Science (Phy, Chem & Bio as Compulsory subjects) - 55% Marks (Minimum)
-F.Sc (Pre-medical)
50% Marks (Minimum)
Other Eligibilities:
Age
17-25 years on 23 May 2009.
Marital Status
Un-married female or a widow/ separated Divorcee without encumbrances.
Height
Minimum height 5 feet 2 inches
NATIONALITY
Female citizens of Pakistan and having domiciles of Azad Jammu & Kashmir and Northern Areas. If Pakistani candidates are possessing dual nationality, they must cancel 2nd nationality before joining the Army. In case they fail to get their2nd nationality cancelled within one year of Joining Army, they will be discharged from the service.
INELIGIBILITY
Twice screened out/rejected by the GHQ Selection Board.
Declared Medical Unfit by Appeal Medical Board.
Candidates who have resigned their commission as AFNS or have been withdrawn from any AFNS Training Institutions due to the discipline problem/own request.
Already registered with Pakistan Nursing Council.
SELECTION PROCEDURE
ONLINE Registration through Internet
Academics written/Intelligence tests will be held at all AS&RCs :
(1) Army Selection and Recruitment Centre, Peshawar - Near PAF Cinema, Peshawar Cantt. Tel: 2015885
(2) Army Selection and Recruitment Centre, Rawalpindi - Near Army Transit Camp, Rawalpindi Cantt. Tel: 56134137
(3)

Army Selection and Recruitment Centre, Lahore - 45 Shami Road, Fortless Stadium Lahore Cantt. Tel: 66995885
(4) Army Selection and Recruitment Centre, Multan - Tipu Sultan Road Multan Cantt. Tel: 5315885
(5) Army Selection and Recruitment Centre, Hyderabad - Near Gul Centre Hyderabad Cantt. Tel: 7915885
(6) Army Selection and Recruitment Centre, Karachi - Near Taj Mahal Hotel, 10 Iqbal Line Shehr-e-Faisal Karachi No.4. Tel: 5605885
(7) Army Selection and Recruitment Centre, Quetta - Near Zarghon Road Opposite Serena Hotel Quetta. Tel: 92095885
Interviews of successful candidates will be held by the GHQ Selection Board at Lahore, Multan, Karachi, Quetta, Peshawar and Rawalpindi for which separate call up letters shall be issued.
Medical examination of successful candidates by medical board in Military Hospitals closer to home stations.
Appeal Medical Board will be held at Military Hospital Rawalpindi.
Final selection will be made at GHQ based on overall merit prepared.
BOND. . Finally selected candidates will sign a bond to serve the Army for minimum period of ten years for BSc Nursing and five years for General Nursing before the commencement of training.
TRAINING
Nursing Cadets after the final selection will undergo nursing training in specified military hospitals of the country. Candidates shall be required to stay at the Nursing Messes provided for the purpose during the period of training.
Candidates shall not be kept at their home stations due to the service reasons. After the successful completion of training, they will be awarded Degree/Diploma of Nursing by the University/Pakistan Nursing Council Islamabad.
BASIC MILITARY TRAINING (BMT) . Successful Nursing Cadets will be put through BMT at Armed Forces Postgraduate Medical Institute (AFPGMI), Rawalpindi before commissioning.
GRANT OF COMMISSION. Nursing Cadets after successful completion of BMT shall be granted Commission.
SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS . Candidates may obtain application forms (PAFY-2028) (Revised) from Army Selection and Recruitment Centres on payment of Rs.20/- after conduct of written tests at AS&RCs. The following will be attached:-
2 x attested photographs (Passport size).
1 x attested photocopy of each educational certificates and domicile. Candidates must bring original certificates at the time of test & Interview.
2 x attested photocopies of National Identity Card or Form ‘B” issued by NADRA.
Note: Government servant (if any) will apply through proper channel.