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  Military of Pakistan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Military of Pakistan (Urdu: عسکریہ پاک) is the principle defense organization of Pakistan.
Pakistan's Military is a hierarchical organization, with a system of military ranks to denote levels of authority within the organization.
The Military of Pakistan has participated in several United Nations peacekeeping operations and is presently one of the largest troops contributor to the UN force.
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 Pakistan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Pakistan is the sixth most populous country in the world, is home to the second most populous city in the world, and is the second most populous Muslim country.
Pakistan was formed on 14 August 1947 with two Muslim-majority wings in the eastern and northwestern regions of South Asia, separated by Hindu-majority India, and comprising the provinces of Balochistan, East Bengal, the North-West Frontier Province, West Punjab and Sindh.
Pakistan's secular policies were replaced by Zia's introduction of the Islamic Shariat legal code, which increased religious influences on the civil service and the military.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Pakistan   (4962 words)

  
 Learn more about Pakistan in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Islamic Republic of Pakistan, given this name in the constitution of 1956, is a nation in south-central Asia bordering Iran, Afghanistan, China, India, and the Arabian Sea.
Pakistan is home to around 140 million people, most of whom are Muslim, which is the state religion.
Although the port city of Karachi was capital, the current capital of Pakistan is the city of Islamabad.
www.onlineencyclopedia.org /p/pa/pakistan.html   (297 words)

  
 ipedia.com: Pakistan Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The general was assasinated in 1988, and Pakistan returned to an elected government, ushered in with the election of Benazir Bhutto.
Pakistan is a the sixth most populous country in the world, faced with a number of challenges on the political and economic fronts.
Pakistan's economy, thought to be highly vulnerable to external and internal shocks, was unexpectedly resilient in the face of adverse events such as the Asian financial crisis, global recession, drought, the post-9/11 military action in Afghanistan, and tensions with India.
www.ipedia.com /pakistan.html   (2299 words)

  
 ICSSA - Pakistan's Military Occupation Prevails   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
She blamed the military for giving "a disproportionate voice to religious fanatics" and alleged that it is "dedicated to the export of religious extremism through Afghanistan to the shores of Europe." In her interview with the Guardian, Benazir Bhutto said the Pakistani army is "infected by extremism." The world does not see that "infection" anymore.
In the case of Pakistan, Afghanistan is fully occupied with a CIA man on the throne in Kabul and American forces dug in military bases throughout the country and central Asia.
Military officers are specifically instructed during their initial period of training to even avoid public transport so as to keep a distance from the occupied, oppressed general public.
www.icssa.org /military_occupation_of_pakistan.htm   (8992 words)

  
 Pakistan
Pakistan is a poor country riven with ethnic and religious tensions.
The Pakistan Army a total strength of 520000, larger than that of the United States, with a reserve element of 500,000 who have a reserve obligation up to the age of 45 years.
Since the founding of Pakistan, the army has been key in holding the state together, promoting a feeling of nationhood among disparate peoples and providing a bastion of selfless service in the midst of a venal government system.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/world/pakistan/army.htm   (773 words)

  
 Pakistan Politics
The regime was weakened further by the military's suppression of the MQM, which had entered into a coalition with the IJI to contain PPP influence and allegations of corruption directed at Nawaz Sharif.
The Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan, led by the slain Azam Tariq, was reincarnated as Millat-e-Islamia Pakistan.
Pakistan significantly increased its military operations and pacification efforts in tribal areas along the Afghanistan border in 2004.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/world/pakistan/politics.htm   (2332 words)

  
 NDM Article - Pakistan Pushing Military Exports
Pakistan’s intent to become self-reliant in weapons production has resulted in recent years in the development of homegrown capabilities to produce military equipment—ranging from lasers to complex air defense systems and ammunition.
Through exports, Pakistan is trying to strengthen its industrial base and bolster its standing as a regional power, said David Isenberg, an arms control analyst with the British American Security Information Council in Washington, D.C. Pakistan has had a long standing feud with its neighbor, India, over the Kashmir region.
Pakistan’s armed forces purchase their ammunition from the Pakistan Ordnance Factories, a network of 14 facilities.
www.nationaldefensemagazine.org /issues/2005/May/SB-Pakistan_Pushing.htm   (751 words)

  
 Socialism Today - Military Coup in Pakistan
Pakistan is suffering fundamental social and economic crises.
Friction between the military and the governing party was compounded by the fact that, under pressure of US imperialism, Sharif had been pushing for cuts in military spending and attempting to negotiate with the Indian ruling class over the future of Kashmir.
Pakistan's occupation of Kashmir allowed the army to demand - and receive - a large slice of the state budget.
www.socialismtoday.org /43/pakistancoup.html   (1346 words)

  
 Guardian | Corruption focus turns to military in Pakistan
Pakistan's corruption investigators believe several former high-ranking military officers took bribes worth at least $40m (£28m) in international defence-equipment deals.
In a sweeping military reshuffle yesterday, Lieutenant-General Syed Amjad, the head of the national accountability bureau, which is in charge of investigations into corruption, was moved sideways after less than nine months in the job.
Pakistan's military leader, General Pervez Musharraf, has complained that the British government is not helping trace at least 14 Pakistanis living in Britain who are wanted on suspicion of corruption.
www.guardian.co.uk /print/0,3858,4058431-103681,00.html   (592 words)

  
 Socialism Today - Military protect Pakistan elite
The primary concern of the military government, on the other hand, is to preserve its rule, so it is prepared to accept the most humiliating deals, indifferent to the feelings of the masses.
The military government does not admit this but, given the deteriorating financial situation of the country and the threat of default as a result of the post-nuclear sanctions, it is facing an economic impasse.
With the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader, Benazir Bhutto, already in exile, Sharif's flight to Saudi Arabia means that the leaders of the two main 'liberal' parties are now banished from the country.
www.socialismtoday.org /54/pakistan.html   (1326 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | World | South Asia | India-Pakistan military balance
In the face of India's growing military arsenal, Pakistan is seeking to modernise its forces.
Pakistan is also eager to diversify its arms purchases - it bought battle tanks from Ukraine and is reportedly exploring the possibility of starting local production of an upgraded version known as the Al Khalid.
Pakistan in turn is worried by India's military modernisation.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/south_asia/1735912.stm   (972 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | South Asia | India-Pakistan military balance
The two countries need not be enemies, but clearly India's military planners must have at least one eye on China as they draw up their own modernisation proposals.
Pakistan also gets small amounts of sophisticated weaponry from France, notably eight upgraded Mirage III and Mirage V combat aircraft.
The development of their military doctrine - how and in what circumstances long-range missiles or even nuclear weapons might be used - has not kept pace with the physical development of such weapons.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/south_asia/1735912.stm   (972 words)

  
 Military Factory - Pakistan Military Strength   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The separation in 1947 of British India into the Muslim state of Pakistan (with two sections West and East) and largely Hindu India was never satisfactorily resolved.
Pakistan, an impoverished and underdeveloped country, has suffered from decades of internal political disputes, low levels of foreign investment, and a costly, ongoing confrontation with neighboring India.
While long-term prospects remain uncertain, given Pakistan's low level of development, medium-term prospects for job creation and poverty reduction are the best in nearly a decade.
www.militaryfactory.com /countries/popup.asp?country_id=22   (344 words)

  
 CNN.com - U.S. military briefs Pakistan on possible strikes - September 24, 2001
Pakistan's president, Gen. Pervez Musharraf, has been working hard to convince Pakistanis that he is right to support the United States.
For Pakistan, the lifting of sanctions is a reward for its cooperation in the U.S. showdown with Afghanistan.
Pakistan borders Afghanistan, where bin Laden is believed to be living.
edition.cnn.com /2001/WORLD/asiapcf/south/09/24/ret.pakistan.delegation/index.html   (619 words)

  
 Pakistan's military blast Indian war game comments
A Pakistani military official Thursday criticized an Indian commander's comments after he said an ongoing military exercise was aimed at dismembering its arch-rival in the event of a war.
"Pakistan's military strategy is based on defensive deterrence and it has the capability to blunt enemy offensives," the official said.
Pakistan and India went to war in 1947, 1965 and 1971.
www.prisonplanet.com /articles/may2006/050506Pakistan.htm   (341 words)

  
 Pakistan - The Military   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Another significant aspect of Pakistan's political legacy is its military forces and, in particular, the role of the largest of these forces, the army.
The military's sense of mission in defending and preserving the Islamic state of Pakistan has always been strong.
Military regimes in Pakistan have legitimated their actions by the doctrine of necessity, stepping in temporarily when political crises have reached a deadlock and threatened the state.
countrystudies.us /pakistan/59.htm   (161 words)

  
 Afghans, Pakistan, US begin military exercise - Boston.com
Afghan, Pakistani and U.S. troops began two days of joint military exercises on Tuesday aimed at better coordinating the hunt for al Qaeda and Taliban militants, officials said.
It was the first time units from Afghanistan's newly-formed army had been invited to participate in the exercises, which were to include a mock air assault.
Pakistan hosted the exercises, dubbed "Inspired Gambit 06," at the Pakistani commandoes training ground at Cherat, 105 km (65 miles) west of Islamabad.
www.boston.com /news/world/asia/articles/2006/05/02/afghans_pakistan_us_begin_military_exercise   (221 words)

  
 Real Military-Democracy of Pakistan: Part - I
The elections were manipulated or rigged by military agents and only candidates with college education acceptable to army were eligible for elected offices; additionally, a quota system allowed for election of women and certain privileged classes.
Pakistan’s aristocracy is now made of select feudal families, landed gentry and mostly new rich - members of the senior bureaucracy, generals and successful professionals.
Pakistan’s military-democracy is all about governing the nation through consensus and consent among the ruling elite, Islamic clerics and generals.It is about exploiting terrorism for territorial expansion as were the case with Mr.
www.saag.org /papers18/paper1774.html   (2969 words)

  
 MILNET: Military Information - Pakistan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Pakistan lies along the northern border of India.
The SIKH clans (cults?) of Pakistan have taken credit or blamed for most of all the terrorist activities in India over the last twenty years, and in the late 1990s their activities have increased to near epedimic proportions.
The Pakistani have purchased numerous Soviet supplied weaponry to ensure no one crosses the border from India, and are one of the countries being watched for nuclear weapons research as is their neighbor to the South.
www.milnet.com /pakistan.htm   (98 words)

  
 CNN.com - India to delay military action against Pakistan - May 24, 2002
India said it will delay any military action against Pakistan for at least two weeks, according to senior U.S. and European officials who are concerned about the increasing tension between the two nuclear neighbors.
In the case of Pakistan, the Pentagon believes Musharraf's role is essential in carrying out Operation Enduring Freedom and don't want to rock the boat.
U.S. military and intelligence officials are concerned Pakistan will shift many of its troops from its border with Afghanistan to the Indian border.
archives.cnn.com /2002/WORLD/asiapcf/south/05/24/india.pakistan.kashmir   (1144 words)

  
 Online NewsHour: Military Rule in Pakistan -- October 18, 1999
Pakistan's military leader Gen. Pervaiz Musharraf has created a military and civilian council to run the country, almost a week after he seized control from the democratically elected government.
He said Pakistan would withdraw troops from the boarder, and promised to pursue peace talks.
Pakistan had "a label of democracy, not the essence of it," said Musharraf.
www.pbs.org /newshour/bb/asia/july-dec99/pakistan_update_10-18.html   (406 words)

  
 Online NewsHour: Military Rule in Pakistan -- October 15, 1999
Pakistan's military commander Gen. Pervaiz Musharraf took full control of his country's government Friday, dissolving the Pakistani Parliament and suspending the constitution.
"Pakistan is effectively under martial law following a military coup," Raminder Singh Jassal, a spokesman for India's Ministry of External Affairs, said in a statement.
At a meeting with his senior military commanders, the army chief said that he was working on "an efficient and impartial interim setup, which would ensure stability, credibility, transparency and accountability in running the affairs of state."
www.pbs.org /newshour/bb/asia/july-dec99/pakistan_update_10-15.html   (398 words)

  
 Category:Military of Pakistan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, Pakistan
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 U.S. Sends Military Aid to Pakistan
A C-17 military aircraft has been assigned to bring blankets, tents and other relief supplies, and a shipment of relief supplies via charter aircraft has been ordered.
McConnell, R-Ky., cited Pakistan's role as ally in the fight against terrorism, suggesting that could be a factor in the decision.
At the Military Community Center, keep up with your units, find buddies and reunions, connect with military associations, or chat with other military servicemembers and veterans.
www.military.com /NewsContent/0,13319,78347,00.html   (664 words)

  
 U.S. Troops Enter Pakistan Region
Shaukat Sultan, a spokesman for the Pakistan army.
Pakistan has rejected American requests to gain the right of "hot pursuit" to follow terror suspects over the border while engaged in combat.
Sultan said the U.S. troops came 200-300 yards inside Pakistan, across a border dotted by rugged mountains that is not clearly marked.
www.military.com /NewsContent/0,13319,FL_pakistan_050504,00.html   (245 words)

  
 itsPakistan - Pakistan - Nishan-e-Haider - Pakistan's Highest Military Award for Bravery
During the Kashmir Operations soon after the birth of Pakistan, as Company Commander in the 2nd Battalion of the Punjab Regiment, Captain Sarwar launched an attack causing heavy casualties against a strongly fortified enemy position in the Uri Sector under heavy machine-gun, grenade and mortar fire.
But on 27 July 1948, as he moved forward with six of his men to cut their way through a barbed wire barrier, he died when his chest was riddled by a burst of automatic fire.
Throughout, undaunted by constant fire from enemy shell arms, tanks and artillery, he organized the defence of the canal, directing his men to answer the fire until he was hit by an enemy tank shell which killed him on 10 September 1965.
www.itspakistan.net /pakistan/nishan-e-haider.aspx   (1219 words)

  
 Military Intelligence - Pakistan Intelligence Agencies   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Prior to the imposition of Martial Law in 1958, Military Intelligence reported to the Commander-in-Chief of the Army (C-in-C).
When martial Law was promulgated in 1958 all the intelligence agencies fell under the direct control of the President and Chief Martial Law Administrator, and the three intelligence agencies began competing to demonstrate their loyalty to Ayub Khan and his government.
Military Intelligence activities include operations in Sindh against Indian intelligence operatives.
www.fas.org /irp/world/pakistan/mi/index.html   (200 words)

  
 Pakistan Counducts War Games   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Defence hardware sales were halted under military and economic sanctions imposed by Washington in October 1990 when it was unable to certify that Pakistan did not have nuclear explosives.
Defence Secretary Hamid Nawaz Khan told Paulk that the restoration of full military dialogue was important to help the United States understand and meet Pakistan's defence needs for the sake of regional peace and prosperity.
The United States resumed informal military ties with Pakistan in the wake of the September 11 terror attacks, after Islamabad pledged cooperation in the US military campaign in neighboring Afghanistan.
www.pakistanidefence.com /news/FullNews/July2002/Pak_US_Military_Talks.htm   (397 words)

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