Oct 15

Malala again shifted on ventilator, condition satisfactory: ISPR

Rawalpindi: The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) on Sunday said that the 14 year old peace activist Malala Yousafzai, who is fighting for her life in Combined Military Hospital (CMH) Rawalpindi after a Taliban attack in Mingora, was once again shifted on ventilator.Malala-Yousafzai

According to ISPR, the ventilator was removed for a short period and after a successful experiment she was again shifted on ventilator.

“The condition of Malala Yousufzai is satisfactory and improving gradually day by day.”

Oct 14

Malala taken off, put back on ventilator: ISPR

RAWALPINDI: The Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) Sunday termed Malala Yousafzai’s condition ‘satisfactory’ and that it was witnessing a steady improvement.Malala

It said that Malala Yousafzai was taken off the ventilator for some time and was later placed back on it.

The ISPR also said that the option to send her abroad for further treatment was being considered.

Earlier, the 14-year old activist’s doctors also termed the CT scan and other medical reports of Malala Yousafzai as satisfactory.

Earlier on Saturday, Director General ISPR Maj Gen Asim Bajwa said that Malala Yousafzai’s condition was steadily improving and as a result the critically injured 14-year old was now being administered a lower dose of sedatives.

“Movement has been witnessed in Malala’s hands and legs which is a positive development,” Maj Gen Bajwa said.

He said the doctors have cut down the amount of sedatives being administered to Malala Yousafzai in view of the steady improvement in her health condition. Her condition is satisfactory, he added.

The DG ISPR said the board of doctors has not yet made any decision in connection with taking young Malala abroad. The doctors are constantly busy in taking post-traumatic care of their patient, he said.

Two other girl students wounded with Malala were “also being taken care of at places where they can get best treatment”, he said, without elaborating.

Meanwhile the United Arab Emirates has sent an aircraft to fly out Malala Yousafzai who was shot in the head by the Taliban for further medical treatment.

The 14 year old is currently being treated at the AFIC in Rawalpindi.

Sep 29

Army denies report on ISI role in Hina-Bilawal affair

Islamabad: Dismissing a report by UK-based The Telegraph which claimed that the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) plotted an affair regarding Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar and Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, ISPR, army’s media wing, said that the ISI had nothing to do with the campaign against Hina Rabbani.ISPR

In a statement issued here on Saturday, The ISPR said that The Telegraph’s report regarding Hina Rabbani Khar and Bilawal Bhtto Zardari was baseless.

The Inter-Services Public Relation said that the ISI had no problem with the foreign minister and the newspaper report was a conspiracy to undermine the state institutions by spreading misunderstandings.

Quoting unnamed sources in the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) The Telegraph had reported that the PPP figures believed the reports regarding Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar and Bilawal Bhutto Zardari were part of a plot by the country’s Inter-Service Intelligence [ISI] agency to damage Hina’s reputation.

The paper said PPP figures the ISI blamed their minister for her part in facilitating a UN investigation into thousands of missing people detained allegedly by the security forces.

It said the ISI expects the United Nations’ Working Group on Enforced and Involuntary Disappearances to recommend senior army and intelligence officials be charged for their role and blame Hina for allowing the delegation into the country.

“They are not happy with her,” the newspaper said quoting a PPP figure . “The UN mission received a cold reception but Hina was called in by the president to meet him and the army chief. She crossed some red line.”

(Source thenewstribe.com)

Jul 11

Five killed as Pakistan Army helicopter crashes in Skardu

Skardu: A Pakistan Army ‘s helicopter has crashed in the snowy mountains of Sakardu, killing at least three officials on board.Five killed as Pakistan Army helicopter crashes in Skardu

The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the media wing of the army, said a helicopter crashed around 5:00 p.m in Skardu region and five people, including 2 pilots were killed in the incident. It said the information were being gathered regarding the dead and injured.

The ISPR said the chopper was on test flight when the the incident took place.

Jun 05

Pakistan test-fires nuclear capable Hatf-VII Babur missile

Rawalpindi: Pakistan on Tuesday conducted a successful test fire of the multi tube, indigenously developed Cruise Missile Hatf-VII (Babur) having a range of 700 kms, Inter Service Public Relation (ISPR) said.Babar Cruise Missile

“Babur Cruise Missile is a low flying, terrain hugging missile with high maneuverability, pin point accuracy and radar avoidance features. It can carry both nuclear and conventional warheads and has stealth capabilities. It also incorporates the most modern cruise missile technology of Terrain Contour Matching (TERCOM) and Digital Scene Matching and Area Co-relation (DSMAC), which enhances its precision and effectiveness manifolds,” said a statement issued here on Tuesday.

“The missile was launched from a state of the art multi tube Missile Launch Vehicle (MLV) which significantly enhances the targeting and employment options of Babur Weapon System in both the conventional and nuclear modes,” the statement added.

The test was witnessed by Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee General Khalid Shameem Wynne, Director General Strategic Plans Division, Lieutenant General Khalid Ahmed Kidwai (R), Chairman National Engineering and Scientific Commission (NESCOM), Mr Muhammad Irfan Burney, senior officers from the armed forces and strategic organizations, scientists and engineers.

The test will consolidate Pakistan’s strategic deterrence capability, and further strengthen national security.

The successful test has also been warmly appreciated by the President and Prime Minister of Pakistan, who have congratulated the scientists and engineers on their outstanding success.