Pakistan military expresses serious concern over political crisis

Pakistan's powerful military today expressed serious concern over the prevailing political turmoil in the country with the government of embattled Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif locked in a showdown with protesters.

Pak Army steps in; govt, protesters return to talks

In moves that could provide a breakthrough in the political crisis, Pakistan's powerful Army on Friday stepped in to try and resolve the standoff between Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and protesters as both sides returned to the negotiating table.

Pak army contradicts Sharif, says govt asked it to mediate

Pakistan's powerful military on Friday said it was the government that asked it to play a "facilitative role" in resolving the current impasse, contradicting Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's statement that protest leaders approached the Army Chief to intervene.

30 killed in Pakistan`s anti-militant offensive

Pakistan`s military on Tuesday said it had bombed six rebel hideouts in a northwestern district where it has been carrying out an offensive since June, killing 30 suspected militants.

Ulemas term Pakistan military operation as jihad

A panel of religious leaders has termed as jihad Pakistan`s military operation being carried out against terrorists in North Waziristan, a media report said Monday.

Pakistani clerics seek military action to eliminate Taliban

Muslim scholars from different schools of thought have asked the Pakistani military to eliminate the Taliban, saying the civil-military leadership should take bold decisions on the issue.

No woman or child ever taken into custody: Pak military

The Pakistani military on Saturday dismissed as baseless the Taliban`s allegations that women and children were in the custody of security forces, describing it as "propaganda" by the banned group.

Kayani leaves Army as Pak faces host of security challenges

The 61-year-old Kayani, the first spy master to become the army chief, will retire after an extended tenure that saw the Pakistani military launch operations against some militant factions.

Outgoing Army chief Kayani says Pak military can deal with any challenge

Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, the powerful Army chief of Pakistan, today chaired a farewell meeting with his corps commanders and expressed confidence in the military`s ability to deal with any challenge.

Pakistan SC receives names of judges for Musharraf`s treason trial

Pakistan`s Supreme Court on Tuesday received names of five judges from the superior judiciary for conducting the trial of former military ruler Pervez Musharraf on charges of high treason.

Pak military seeks apology over Jamaat chief`s remarks

Pakistan military on Sunday strongly condemned as "irresponsible and misleading" the remarks by Jamaat-e-Islami chief Munawar Hassan for declaring the slain Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan chief Hakimullah Mehsud as a "martyr" and sought an apology.

Pakistan war games aimed at pre-empting India`s `Cold Start Doctrine`

The concluding ceremony of war games named `Azm-e-Nau 4` took place in Pakistan on Sunday.

`Nawaz unlikely to do much on India unless Pakistan military backs`

Nawaz Sharif appears to be sincere in his effort to improve relationship with India, a former top American diplomat has said he might not be able to do much unless he brings on board the powerful military.

Pakistani military protests treatment meted out to Musharraf

A group of Pakistan`s military officers have protested, before a parliamentary panel, the treatment being meted out to former president Pervez Musharraf, a media report said Saturday.

Pakistan military demands foolproof security for Musharraf

Pakistan`s security establishment has demanded foolproof security for ex-military ruler Pervez Musharraf, who is facing a Taliban death threat following his return to the country from self-exile, a media report said.

Pak govt gave military Rs 687 bn over annual budget

An annual grant of about Rs 200 billion was kept under wraps for years by the government led by the Pakistan People`s Party.

Pakistani military refutes NYT reports on drone strikes

The Pakistani military on Tuesday rejected a media report that suggested it had tried to pass off two attacks on militants in the restive tribal areas as US drone strikes.

Amnesty International slams Pak Army over human rights abuse

The group alleged that the bodies of some detainees had been returned to their families or dumped in remote parts of the tribal belt.

‘Pak military using terrorist proxies to challenge India`

The paper noted that the Pakistani Army continues to use terrorist proxies to challenge New Delhi.

Musharraf fears another military coup in Pakistan

Pakistan is in throes of a political crisis with friction between the executive, judiciary and the military.