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Air Chief inaugurates martyrs monument at PAF Museum Karachi

KARACHI: Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman, Chief of the Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force inaugurated Martyrs Monument at PAF Museum, Karachi today [Monday]. The Air Chief laid floral wreath at the monument and offered “Fateha” for the martyrs of 1965 and 1971 wars. While addressing at the occasion, the Air Chief said, “History never dies; it reflects the past of the nation and provides guidance for setting the milestones for the next generation. Great nations always remember their heroes and rekindle their memories to act as a harbinger of happinessRead More

Pakistan’s economy to surpass $2 trillion by 2050

KARACHI, 07 SEP, (DNA) – Pakistan’s economy is growing with a fast pace and it is projected to surpass two trillion dollars by 2050, a business leader said Monday. Quoting a report released by a respected and independent institution, Chairman of the United International Group Mian Shahid said that despite security and political issues Pakistan’s economic performance is impressive. Country’s stock exchange has been performing well while it is counted among ten best stock exchanges across the globe, he added. Mian Shahid said that incumbent government took charge at aRead More

Militants kill 5 peace committee members in Khyber Agency

PESHAWAR: Five members of a pro-government peace committee were shot dead by unknown gunmen in Qamber Khel area of Khyber Agency. Security sources told media that suspected militants abducted the members of Bara peace committee and later shot them dead. Sources further said that the militants belonged to the proscribed Lashkar-i-Islam (LI) group and added that security forces had begun a search and strike operation in the area after the shooting. Peace committee members in the country’s northwestern region have been targeted by militants numerous times in the past. KhyberRead More

State to take action against those calling others Kafir: Nisar

ISLAMABAD: Federal Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Monday said the state will now take action against those calling others kafir (non-Muslim), adding that the government had already tackled hate speech and glorification of terrorists in the first phase. Briefing the media after the government’s talks with representatives from Tanzeemul Madaris, which includes office bearers from different seminaries across the country, the interior minister said both sides had agreed to take the madressah reforms process further, adding there was consensus on major issues. Nisar said the clerics had condemnedRead More

Naheed Khan wants inclusion as witness in Benazir murder case

RAWALPINDI: Naheed Khan, former political secretary of slain PPP chairperson Benazir Bhutto, on Monday filed a request with a Rawalpindi Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) to be included as a prosecution witness in the Benazir murder case. Khan also filed a request to obtain court records of case proceedings and a written statement of Javed Rehman, a witness in the case, who maintained that the estranged PPP activist had asked the slain former prime minister to wave to the crowd at the Liaquat Bagh rally on Dec 27, 2007. Last week, JavedRead More

Pakistan, Afghanistan to determine causes of mistrust

Afghans push India for more arms

BEIJING, 07 SEP, (DNA) – Pakistan and Afghanistan have agreed to determine the causes of mistrust and avoid the blame game in the future under a Memorandum of Trust, Chinese media has reported. The agreement, when finalized, would restore trust and confidence between Kabul and Islamabad and could help revive the peace dialogue between Afghanistan and the Taliban which Islamabad had brokered. The consensus to stop blaming each other was reached during a meeting between Afghan President Asraf Ghani and Pakistan’s top security adviser Sartaj Aziz who visited Kabul onRead More