Weather hinders rescue at Siachen Glacier

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, April 9 (UPI) -- Poor weather kept a U.S. team of experts from reaching Siachen Glacier to help Pakistani officials search for 135 people buried by an avalanche, officials said.

Crews seek Pakistan avalanche survivors

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, April 8 (UPI) -- Rescue teams Sunday sought possible survivors at a Pakistan army base in the Kashmir region where up to 135 people were buried by a massive avalanche.

More than 100 soldiers buried in avalanche

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, April 7 (UPI) -- An avalanche at a Pakistan army base in the Kashmir region Saturday buried more than 100 troops under snow and a rescue is under way, officials said.

Taliban-held Swiss couple freed

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, March 15 (UPI) -- A Swiss couple, abducted in Balochistan by the Pakistani Taliban last July, were free Friday, and in the care of the Swiss Embassy in Islamabad, officials said.
Afghan: NATO bombing followed attack

Afghan: NATO bombing followed attack

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- Afghan security officials said Monday a joint U.S.-Afghan raid preceded a deadly NATO attack that left 24 Pakistani soldiers dead.

NATO-Pakistan relations hit new low

WASHINGTON, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- The United States and NATO are in a new row with Pakistan after coalition aircraft killed as many as 28 Pakistani soldiers along the Pakistan-Afghan border.

Pakistan detains a senior military officer

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, June 22 (UPI) -- A senior Pakistani military officer is being detained for questioning on suspicion of having unauthorized contact with a proscribed terrorist organization, a television station reported.

Pakistani general detained, interrogated

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, June 21 (UPI) -- Pakistan says a senior member of its military has been detained and interrogated about alleged contacts with an outlawed militant group.
Floods delay Pakistan anti-insurgent fight

Floods delay Pakistan anti-insurgent fight

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Pakistani military officials say the country's recent devastating floods have delayed and interrupted the offensive against the Taliban.

Pakistan seaches for captured troops

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, June 17 (UPI) -- The Pakistani Army says it is still searching for troops missing since Taliban forces attacked their Afghan border checkpoint Monday.

Pakistan calls for action on Afghan border

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, March 15 (UPI) -- NATO officials must do more to prevent insurgents from crossing the Afghan border into Pakistani territory, Pakistani intelligence officials said Monday.
NATO urged to increase Afghan checkpoints

NATO urged to increase Afghan checkpoints

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, March 15 (UPI) -- NATO forces fighting militants must do more to stop cross-border traffic between Pakistan and Afghanistan, a Pakistani military official said.

Pakistan airstrikes kill 30 militants

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- A spokesman for the Pakistani army said 30 militants were killed Saturday during airstrikes in the country's Shawal region.

Pakistani army feeling strapped

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Pakistan's army will not conduct any new offensives against militant groups in the country this year, a spokesman said Thursday.
Military says Sararogha under control

Military says Sararogha under control

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- The Pakistani army claimed another success in its South Waziristan offensive, saying its troops had taken control of the Taliban's operational nerve centre.
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Indo-Pakistani War of 1999 War in North-West Pakistan

Major General Athar Abbas is a 2 star general and the current military spokesperson for the Pakistan Defence Forces who replaced Major General Waheed Arshad as the new Director General of Inter Services Public Relations (DG ISPR) on January 14, 2008.

General Abbas was commissioned in October 1976 in the 54th PMA Long Course from the Pakistan Military Academy, Kakul into the Armoured Corps. He has held various command, staff and instructional appointments that include command of an armoured regiment, armoured brigade and armoured division. He has been General Staff Officer (Operations) in various armoured formations. He is a graduate of Command and Staff College, Quetta and Armed Forces Staff College, Malaysia.

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