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Nation marks Pakistan Day with military parade, gun salute Nation marks Pakistan Day with military parade, gun salute
Pakistan Day celebrations kicked off today (Friday) with a joint military parade at the Parade Ground near Islamabad’s Shakarparian Hills. The ceremony commenced with the recitation of Holy Quran. President Mamnoon Hussain observed the parade from a jeep. A fly-past of fighter jets including JF-16s, JF 17s, Mirages, AWACs, C-130s and P-3C Orion aircraft of Pakistan Air Force led by Air Chief ...
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UN lauds Pakistan for contributing troops to maintain global peace UN lauds Pakistan for contributing troops to maintain global peace
The United Nations (UN) lauded the contributions made by Pakistan’s peace keepers towards global peace and assistance in helping the most vulnerable which was doubled down on by Director General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor, according to the media wing of the Pakistan Armed Forces. Maj Gen Ghafoor thanked the UN for acknowledging the contributions of the Pakistan ...
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Afghan envoy calls on PM Abbasi after deadly Kabul attack Afghan envoy calls on PM Abbasi after deadly Kabul attack
Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi condemned the terrorist attack on a shrine in Kabul on Wednesday which claimed 26 lives. The premier stated this during a meeting with Afghan ambassador Omar Zakhilwal who called on the former in Islamabad today, said the Foreign Office in a statement. Ongoing efforts for lasting peace and stability in Afghanistan between the two countries were also discus...
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Cargo ships collide while entering Karachi port Cargo ships collide while entering Karachi port
Two cargo ships collided with each other on Monday while entering the Karachi port. According to port authorities, there were no fatalities in the accident. However, operations at the South Asia Port Terminal Limited were suspended after the collision. More than 20 containers loaded on the ships fell into the seawater due to the collision, with the wreckage spread over a vast area. The Ka...
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Security plan for PSL3 final in Karachi unveiled Security plan for PSL3 final in Karachi unveiled
The Sindh Police and government officials rolled out on Monday the security plan for the Pakistan Super League (PSL) final which is set to be played in Karachi’s National Stadium on March 25. DIG Traffic Imran Yaqoob Minhas said a total of 8,500 police personnel would be deployed around the stadium for the event. Spectators will have to pass through security gates at the stadium’s entrance a...
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All terrorist sanctuaries including Haqqani network eliminated, says DG ISPR All terrorist sanctuaries including Haqqani network eliminated, says DG ISPR
Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) Director General Major-General Asif Ghafoor said on Sunday that sanctuaries of all terrorists groups, including the Haqqani network, have been eliminated from Pakistan’s soil. “Pakistan has paid a huge price in this campaign, including losing over 75,000 lives and bearing a loss of more than $123 billion to the national exchequer,” he said while speaking t...
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Diplomatic standoff: Envoy ‘won’t return to India till ties improve’ Diplomatic standoff: Envoy ‘won’t return to India till ties improve’
In a development reminiscent of the 2002 standoff, Pakistan has decided not to send its high commissioner back to New Delhi until the overall situation improves and Indian secret agencies stop harassing its diplomatic staff and their families. “Our high commissioner will not return to India anytime soon,” said a senior foreign office official just hours after Sohail Mahmood returned from New De...
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Musharraf likely to return, face special court next month. Musharraf likely to return, face special court next month.
All Pakistan Muslim League (APML) chief and former president Gen (retd) Pervez Musharraf is likely to return in the beginning of the next month after he gets an assurance of provision of foolproof security by the federal government. The former military ruler is reportedly consulting his close aides about making Karachi a hub of all his political activities on returning to Pakistan, sources told...
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PPP, PTI drift apart on Senate opposition leader. PPP, PTI drift apart on Senate opposition leader.
Days after the main opposition parties – PPP and PTI – succeeded in electing the Senate chairman and deputy chairman with the joint effort, they are now competing against each other to grab the slot of the opposition leader in the upper house. The PPP on Wednesday announced nomination of Sherry Rehman for the slot of the opposition leader that fell vacant after the retirement of Aitzaz Ahsan on...
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World Bank agrees to finance rehabilitation of Sukkur Barrage. World Bank agrees to finance rehabilitation of Sukkur Barrage.
The World Bank has, in principal, agreed to finance the rehabilitation of the Sukkur Barrage and has asked the provincial government to submit the project’s PC-1. The decision was taken on Tuesday in a meeting held between Chief Minister (CM) Murad Ali Shah and a 14-member World Bank delegation headed by Country Director Patchamuthu Illangovan. The CM said a feasibility study for the rehabil...
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