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Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015


Four army officers including DG ISPR Asim Bajwa made three-star generals

ISLAMABAD: A high-level promotion board on Tuesday approved promotion to the rank of Lieutenant-General of four Major-Generals including Director-General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major-General Asim Bajwa.The board headed by Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif also promoted Major-General Amir Riaz, Major-General Sadiq Ali and Major-General Umar Farooq Durrani.Lieutenant-General Asim Bajwa is expected to retain his post as DG ISPR, while Lieutenant-General Amir Riaz has been posted as Commander Southern Command Quetta or Corps Commander Quetta.

India turns to Israel for armed drones

NEW DELHI: India has accelerated plans to buy drones from Israel that can be armed, defence sources said, allowing the military to carry out strikes overseas with less risk to personnel.The news comes weeks after long-time rival Pakistan first reported using a home-made drone in combat when it attacked militants on its soil, raising the prospect of a new front in the nuclear-armed neighbours’ stand-off over Kashmir that has twice spilled into warThe plan to acquire Israeli Herons was first conceived three years ago, but in January the military wroteRead More

FRANCE provides soft loans to Pakistan for various projects

  ISLAMABAD, SEPT 22 (DNA) – Muhammad Saleem Sethi, Secretary of Economic Affairs Division (EAD), Mrs. Martine DORANCE, Ambassador of France, and Mr. Jacky AMPROU, Country Director of the French Agency for Development (AFD), signed the Credit Facility Agreement (CFA) and Grant Financing Agreement for the rehabilitation of Warsak Dam Hydropower project.This project aims at rehabilitating the 243 MW existing Warsak Dam & hydropower plant built in the 1960s on Kabul River, generating up to 1100 GWh per year. The project is being implemented by the Water & Power DevelopmentRead More

PM leaves for US to attend 70th UNGA session

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif departed on Tuesday for the United States (US) to attend the 70th Session of United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).The PM will address the UNGA September 30 besides addressing the plenary meeting of General Assembly for adoption of the post-2015 Development Agenda. On the sidelines, Premier Nawaz Sharif will also attend global leaders meeting on gender equality and women empowerment organized by China and UN women.