Major General Asif Ghafoor addressing a press conference in Islamabad.
Imran tweeted that he appreciated the military's "unprecedented voluntary initiative of stringent cuts in their defence expenditures" for next financial year because of the country's "critical financial situation."
Independent reporting by multiple local and international outlets who have visited the site found no evidence of a major terrorist training camp — or of any infrastructure damage at all.
“Pakistan has an army of 220 million people, including the youth, students, labourers, farmers and others, who are at the back of their forces,” Shah Mehmood Qureshi said.
Clashes between Iraqi protesters and security forces in central Baghdad killed four people and wounded 62 on Thursday, Iraqi medical and security officials said.
Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Thursday introduced a second vaccine to fight the deadly Ebola virus in the east of the country, the Doctors Without Borders (MSF) charity said.
A student killed a fellow student and wounded three more in a shooting on Thursday at a college in Russia before taking his own life, police said.