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Pakistan exiting MONUSCO as fighting continues in the DRC

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Twenty years on, with over a hundred thousand Pakistan military personnel having served with the United Nations (UN) mission in the Democratic Republic of...

Pakistan’s Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee Chair visits South Africa

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The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee of Pakistan, General Nadeem Raza, has arrived in South Africa on an official visit on...

Paramount to convert two more maritime patrol aircraft for Pakistan

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Paramount Group is converting additional Embraer jets to maritime patrol aircraft (MPAs) for Pakistan under its Sea Sultan project. In July 2021, Defense News reported...

Eight killed when Pakistani helicopter shot down in DRC

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M23 rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) reportedly shot down a Puma medium transport helicopter in MONUSCO service, killing all eight people...

Tunisia navy rescues 487 migrants from overloaded boat

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The Tunisian navy rescued 487 migrants on Friday from an overloaded boat that ran into difficulty in rough seas in the Mediterranean as they...

Chief of the SANDF visiting Pakistan

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The Chief of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF), General Rudzani Maphwanya, is currently on an official visit to Pakistan, and has vowed...

Pakistan, Nigerian Air Force strengthen cooperation

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The Pakistani Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCOSC), General Nadeem Raza has expressed the willingness of the Pakistani Government to deepen technical and...

Nigerian JF-17 deliveries apparently complete

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The Nigerian Air Force has apparently taken delivery of its third and final JF-17 Thunder fighter from Pakistan. Photos emerged on social media on 29...

Islamist convicted of beheading US journalist Daniel Pearl to go free,...

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Pakistan’s Supreme Court on Thursday ordered the release of an Islamist convicted of beheading US journalist Daniel Pearl, a decision that has left his...

Junior infantry officer is first South African to complete Pakistani course

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A South African junior infantry officer has the distinction of being the first to attend – and complete – an officer advanced commando course...

Attacks surge in northwest Pakistan as Afghan peace effort brings shifting...

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Militants have stepped up attacks on security forces in northwest Pakistan raising fears of a revival of their insurgency and a return of lawlessness...

Pakistan flag carrier to ground a third of pilots over ‘dubious’...

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Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) will ground a third of its 434 pilots on suspicion that they hold “dubious” licences and flying certificates, a company...

Pilots in Pakistan air crash distracted by coronavirus worry, minister says

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The pilots of a Pakistan airliner that crashed last month, killing 97, were distracted and preoccupied as they talked about the coronavirus pandemic while...

Crashed Pakistan plane hit runway three times on first approach –...

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The captain of a Pakistani airliner that crashed last week, killing 97 people on board, approached Karachi airport without announcing he couldn’t open his...

Pakistan Air Force chief visits South Africa

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The Chief of the Pakistan Air Force, Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan, has paid a friendly visit to South Africa and met his...

Trump hints at “de-escalation” between India and Pakistan

US President Donald Trump said there would be some “reasonably decent news” on the ongoing conflict between India and Pakistan, a day after the...

India, Pakistan down each other’s jets as Kashmir conflict heats up

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India and Pakistan both said they shot down each other’s fighter jets on Wednesday, a day after Indian warplanes struck inside Pakistan for the...

Kashmir car bomb kills 44; India demands Pakistan act against militants

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A suicide bomber rammed a car into a bus carrying Indian paramilitary police in Kashmir on Thursday, killing 44 of them in the deadliest...

Pakistan Army Chief of Staff in SA

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Pakistan's Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa is currently visiting South Africa where he is meeting with South African Army officials...

Nigerian JF-17 contract moving forward

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Pakistan has provided an $184 million government guarantee to cover production of JF-17 Thunder fighter jets for the Nigerian Air Force as...

Nigerian Air Force acquisitions revealed in budget

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The Nigerian government has approved a part-payment of $47 million towards the Nigerian Air Force's (NAF's) procurement of three JF-17 Thunder fighter...

Turkey signs deal with Pakistan on sale of 30 attack helicopters

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Turkey and Pakistan have signed an agreement on the sale of 30 Turkish T129 attack helicopters in what will be the biggest...

Suicide bomber kills 128 in attack on Pakistani election rally

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A suicide bomber killed 128 people at an election rally in southwestern Pakistan in the second election-related attack on Friday, officials said,...

Brown meets Pakistan Defence Production Minister

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Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown is in Pakistan drumming up business for the South African defence industry, particularly the Denel group. She said...

Public Enterprises Minister in Pakistan to boost defence industrial co-operation

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Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown will be in Pakistan from November 1 to 3 "exploring co-operation between Pakistani companies, its defence force...

Nigerian Air Force receives five Super Mushshaks

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The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has taken delivery of five new Super Mushshak trainer aircraft from Pakistan, after receiving four Pakistan Air...

Turkey, Pakistan sign warship, training plane deals

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Turkey and Pakistan have signed a memorandum of understanding for the sale of four Turkish made corvette warships and 52 Pakistan-made training...

SA-Pakistan MoU on defence: What the two countries could offer each...

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Last month's visit by Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula to Pakistan to improve bilateral defence ties raised several questions as to the form...

Defence Minister opens Pakistan door for local defence industry

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The latest foreign foray by the Defence and Military Veterans Minister has, in addition to opening up valuable military contact and relations...

SA and Pakistan sign defence co-operation agreement

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Defence and Military Veterans Minister, Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, is in Pakistan where she has signed a government-to-government defence co-operation agreement which includes industrial...

Anger at Sufi shrine in Pakistan after bomber kills 77

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Wailing Sufi devotees thronged a blood-stained shrine in southern Pakistan on Friday, shouting at police after a suicide bomber killed at least...

Nigerian Air Force introduces first Super Mushshaks into service

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The Nigerian Air Force received its first four Super Mushshak trainer aircraft from Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC) on 5 December during a...

Denel promoting T5-52 in Pakistan

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Denel Land Systems is promoting its T5-52 self-propelled howitzer at the IDEAS 2016 defence show in Pakistan in response to Pakistan Army...

Pakistan/China Thunder over Africa?

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Having successfully developed a number of military aircraft together, the Pakistani/Chinese partnership is now actively courting African countries looking for a modern,...

Suicide bomber kills at least 50 at Pakistan hospital

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A suicide bomber in Pakistan killed at least 50 people and wounded dozens more in an attack on mourners gathered at a...

Pakistan Navy Chief asks for more information on Umkhonto missile

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The Chief of the Pakistan Navy, Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah, has requested more information on the Denel Dynamics Umkhonto surface-to-air missile (SAM). He...

U.S. OKs sale of 8 Lockheed F-16 fighter jets to Pakistan

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The U.S. government said on Friday it had approved the sale to Pakistan of up to eight F-16 fighter jets built by...

Pakistan Taliban kill at least 19 as they storm university

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Islamist Taliban militants stormed a university in volatile northwestern Pakistan on Wednesday, killing at least 19 people and wounding dozens as the...

Pakistan deploys first homemade drone, kills three militants

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A missile-firing Pakistani drone has killed at least three suspected militants in the first ever reported use of the indigenously developed aircraft...

Pakistani defence delegation visiting South Africa

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Rana Tanveer Hussain, Pakistan's Minister for Defence Production, is in South Africa on a five-day visit aimed at strengthening bilateral defence ties...

Uganda tours Pakistani armaments factory as army seeks $170 million for...

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The Ugandan parliament has turned down a request from the Ugandan People's Defence Force (UPDF) to borrow $170 million for the acquisition...

Pakistan to train Tanzania Air Force

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The Tanzania People's Defence Force (TPDF) Air Force and the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which...

Four killed in Niger anti-French riots, protests held in Pakistan, Algeria

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Four people were killed in protests turned violent in Niger on Friday, after French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo published more cartoon images...

Nigeria interested in JF-17 fighters

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Nigeria, long targeted as a potential customer for the Chinese/Pakistani JF-17 Thunder jet, is close to ordering one or two squadrons, according...

Pakistani Taliban declare allegiance to Islamic State and global jihad

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The Pakistani Taliban declared allegiance to Islamic State on Saturday and ordered militants across the region to help the Middle Eastern jihadist...

Gunmen planned to blow up plane in Pakistan by hitting fuel...

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Holed up deep inside a Taliban-friendly neighbourhood, gunmen waited patiently for the passenger plane to approach the airport before raising their guns...

Violent splinter group mars peace deal with Pakistan Taliban

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Pakistan's cities are unsafe from Islamist militant attacks due to their porous security, the country's defense minister said after suicide bombers and...

Taliban plan wave of revenge attacks in Pakistan

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The Pakistani Taliban announced on Friday they would orchestrate a wave of revenge attacks against the government after naming hardline commander Mullah...

U.S. broke international law by killing civilians with drones: rights groups

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Human rights groups on Tuesday accused the United States of breaking international law and perhaps committing war crimes by killing civilians in...

Pakistan tells U.N. at least 400 civilians killed by drone strikes

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Pakistan has confirmed that of some 2,200 people killed by drone strikes in the past decade, at least 400 were civilians and...