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Pak soldier martyred by Indian cross-border firing in Rawalakot

ISLAMABAD: A soldier of the Pakistan Army was martyred on Tuesday during firing by Indian forces across the Line of Control (LoC) in Rawalakot’s Battal sector. An Inter-Service Public Relations (ISPR) spokesman said that ‘Pakistani troops responded befittingly to unprovoked firing by Indian forces’. The statement further said that the 20-year-old soldier, identified as Sepoy Shams, was a resident of village Shanglot in Gopis Tehsil of Gilgit Baltistan’s Ghizer district. The latest bout of border skirmish follows a bi-annual meeting between commanders of Pakistan’s Rangers and India’s Border Security Force,Read More


NAB arrests 4 high-level educationists of KP

PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa division of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Tuesday arrested the vice-chancellor of Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan, Dr. Ihsan Ali, and three other high-level educationists in the province over charges of misuse of authority. According to a press release issued by the accountability watchdog, the other three apprehended accused were former vice-chancellor of Hazara University, Professor Dr. Syed Sakhawat Shah; the chairman of NIMS College of Medicine Abbottabad, Dr. Muhammad Aziz Khan and former chairman of Higher Education Regulatory Authority (HERA), Professor Hamayun Zia. TheRead More


COAS says Pak-China military relations will grow to unprecedented heights

cross border movement in Khyber agency

RAWALPINDI, 15 SEP (DNA) – Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif said on Tuesday that the military relations between China and Pakistan will reached unprecedented heights.General Raheel Sharif visited Bahadur Ranges (Attock) and witnessed Joint Field Exercise Warrior-III, while a senior-level Chinese military delegation under Gen Li Fayi represented People Liberation Army (PLA) on the closing ceremony of Pakistan-China special forces joint exercise for counter terrorism.Speaking on the occasion, General Raheel Sharif lauded the young soldiers for their display of professionalism and skills during the exercise and said thatRead More


Mushahid elected unopposed as CPEC committee chairman

ISLAMABAD, SEPT 15 (DNA) / The newly-formed Parliamentary Committee on China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), which met here on Tuesday in the Parliament House, elected Senator Mushahid Hussain Sayed as its Chairman.His name was proposed by Balochistan’s Senator Mir Hasil Khan Bizenjo and seconded by Mr. Ijaz Jakhrani of the PPP and Mr. Ghous Bux Meher of the PML-F, both from Sindh province.Since, there was no other candidate, he was elected unopposed. After being elected as Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on CPEC, Senator Mushahid Hussain thanked both the government andRead More


Islamic Renaissance Party of Tajikistan was about to conduct a coup

The Khovar state-run news agency has published an article claiming that the leader of the Islamic Renaissance Party of Tajikistan, Muhiddin Kabiri, was preparing a coup and former Deputy Defense Minister Abduhalim Nazarzoda was planned to be the perpetrator.The article entitled “There is no trust in Islamic extremists” alleged that the government’s decision to make peace with the opposition after the five-year Civil War which ended in June 1997 and to sign the inter-Tajik peace agreement was a mistake.