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Pakistan: Defence Day speech by COAS

Pakistan's Chief of Army Staff Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa on September 6, 2017 delivered his *Defence Day speech * in c,haste Urdu. The speech is important in many ways. It came in the wake of a US Policy shift in South Asia and a growing tension between India and China. During his speech, Gen. Bajwa stated that: 1) Jihad is the prerogative of state and it should remain the case. [This was in reference to terrorist outfits like TTP and other that target Pakistan and its state agencies. He termed them as people who have lost their ways (Bhatke Hue log)] 2) He also referred Pakistanis as the proud descendants of "Pakistan ka matlab kya-La Ilaaha-Illilah."  3) He accused India of fomenting terrorism in Pakistan and stealing and capturing its water. Besides, he chanted the old mantra of resolving Kashmir in light of UNSC resolutions etc... 4) Pakistan'll not fight Afghanistan's war in its own country.  5) We don't need American aid but respect.  Today's Rash

BLF fighters ambush a Pakistani army

BLF fighters ambush a Pakistani army convoy in Washuk Balochistan. Fighters of Balochistan Liberation Front ambushed a convoy of Pakistani army between Naag and Shingir area of District Washuk on September 4, 2017. Five Pakistani army personnel, including a senior officer Lt. Colonel Aamir Waheed, were killed and several others were critically injured in the attack. Another Lt. Colonel Shajaullah was also among the injured.

In Geneva, posters of Baloch terror group draw ire of Pakistani envoy By  News Desk Published: September 18, 2017 Ambassador Farrukh Amil. PHOTO COURTESY: Permanent Mission of Pakistan to the United Nations and International Organizations, Geneva Posters placed by Baloch separatists in Geneva, Switzerland have drawn the ire of Pakistan’s top diplomat at the UN. Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Geneva Farukh Amil has written to Swiss Permanent Representative Valentin Zellweger to draw his attention to the ‘Free Baluchistan’ posters placed along Rue de Ferney in the Grand Sacconex area. The letter – a copy of which is available with The Express Tribune – says that since Monday, Pakistani diplomats identified at least eight posters which list ‘Baluchistan House’ as its sponsor, along with one digital poster. They also identified a car with local plates that appeared to be guarding the posters. Ambassador Amil opines that the local authorities s