Major Shoaib who survived the Mi-17 crash with 90% burns left for this eternal abode yesterday. After the crash he pulled out 2 men who have both survived with injuries and walked to the ambulance before collapsing unconscious. Unable to open his eyes, he told his wife to take care of his mother and 2 daughters before he was evacuated to Kharian Army Burn Hospital. He asked about Amir, his co-pilot and coursemate who didnt survive the crash. Multiple heart attacks, swellings and infections finaly took him from us. His heroic act of valor in saving his crew while he himself burned will be not be forgotten. Allah bless him the highest place in jannat. Ameen. Respect. (Related news)
Joint Military Exercise YOUYI-IV (Friendship-2011) between Pakistani Special Services Group (SSG) and their Chinese counterparts People’s Liberation Army Special Operations Forces (Zhōngguó tèzhǒng bùduì) were held in Pakistan.
Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) has said that YOUYI-IV exercise will be two weeks long and it will focus on the techniques & procedures involved in Low Intensity Conflict Operations (LIC) environment to handel the ever growing threat of terrorism. (via semperannoying)
KINSHASA, Congo - Jinnah Public School is commonly known as the Jinnah School in this central African country. The Congolese students honor Pakistan once every year at the annual function by reciting the Pakistani national anthem. Some 4000 Pakistani civilians and soldiers are helping Congo-Kinshasa stand on its feet.
The school was established by Pakistan Army officers and soldiers as a gift to the people of Congo.
things like this genuinely make me happy! :’)
Youm-e-Difa, also known as Pakistan Defence Day, is a national day that is celebrated on September 6th every year to remember those who were lost in the war of 1965. (via pakistank2)
Three Frontier Works Organisation workers were trapped in the spill way of Attabad Lake when they were digging the way.
The workers were trapped in a place where water flow was so fast and all efforts of their rescue failed.
Colonel Arif, the commanding officer of Frontier Works Organisation, decided to set himself in the water to save his men.
Tying rope around his waist, the colonel went into the water to pull the stranded men out but he could not hold himself against the thrashing water flow as water swept him away. (viareenz)
It was like a dream come true for 12-year old Naima Gul, resident of Mingora, Swat, when she became the first female pilot of the Pakistan Army Aviation, after her wish was granted by Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Ashfaq Pervez Kayani on Tuesday.
“I don’t know how long I will live, but today my dream has come true,” Naima said, speaking at her induction ceremony.
“But how do they get all these AK-47s out there?” I asked a cab driver last year, while he was telling me about the violence that’s kept his familial village and much of the rest of Pakistan’s hilly tribal northwest in the stone ages. “They build them,” he said nonchalantly.
The bulk of Pakistan’s homemade automatic weapons and explosive devices are forged, built and sold at Darra Adamkhel, a village located near Peshawar where main street is an open-air arms market. Since an explosion at an American weapons depot in the 1980s unleashed scraps of modern weaponry on the region, Darra has served as a kind of Best Buy for tribesman, militants and terrorists, and helped maintain a terribly healthy culture of guns and inter-familial factions. (Efforts to curtail the grassroots arms trade have been mostly in vain, in part because of the lobbying efforts of America’s National Rifle Association.)
A few years ago, VBS’s Suroosh Alvi was taken to the bazaar by a family friend. In October of 2009, hellbent on dying maybe and long after every other Western journalist was banned, he returned for a follow-up. What Suroosh found on his return visit was a smorgasboard of DIYkilling tech that’s helping to feed increasing tensions and violence between just about everyone — the Taliban, local tribes, the Pakistani army, the American army — and maintain a stubborn tradition in which toting a Kalishnikov is simply a sign of honor, like a fancy watch. A fancy watch that can blow your head off. (via urbankiwi)
Pakistan Army wins Gold in one of the toughest annual Military training (Cambrian Patrol)
750 soldiers from across the world have descended on the Brecon Beacons in Wales to suffer through one of the toughest exercises ever devised. The Cambrian patrol takes two days to complete and tests the soldiering skills of the teams as they cross some of the most arduous terrain you can imagine. And as Toby Sadler reports this year’s event has attracted entries from as far a field as Australia and Pakistan.
Newborn twin boys lay covered up in a blanket on the floor of a Pakistani Army helicopter, as mother Zada Perveen (unseen) rests after being rescued by Pakistan Army soldiers during air rescue operations on August 9, 2010 over the village of Sanawan in the Muzaffargarh district of Pakistan. Of the twin boys, un-named at the time, the first was born 15 minutes before mid day and the other twin was born as the Army rescue helicopter was circling above to find a safe landing position on a road surrounded by flood waters. The mother was then carried on a makeshift bed through chest deep flood waters to the awaiting Pakistan Army helicopter. (Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)