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Pakistan, Saudi Arabia launch anti-terror exercises

RAWALPINDI, Oct 19 (DNA): Two weeks long Pak – Saudi joint training exercise Al Shihab – 1 (2015) commenced at National Counter Terrorism Center Pabbi near Jehlum on Monday, the army said.Joint military training exercise Al-Shihab – 1 focused on the joint anti-terrorism training of the special forces of Pakistan and Saudi Arabia, an ISPR statement said.The exercise aims at affording an opportunity to explore new avenues of cooperation to fight terrorism and enhance skills.Commander Mangla Corps Lieutenant General Umar Farooq Durrani witnessed the joint field training exercise and laudedRead More

Pakistan takes serious note of Shiv Sena activities

In response to a question, the Spokesperson said that we have taken serious note of the increasing number of violent protests aimed at disrupting scheduled events in India involving Pakistan nationals. The cancellation of the meeting of Chairman, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), with his counterpart in Mumbai, due to the protests by an extremist organization, is the latest in a series of such incidents that have taken place in the recent past. Effective measures are required to prevent continuous recurrence of such incidents in India.

PM Nawaz Sharif reaches London

WASHINGTON, Oct 19 (DNA): Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday left for the United States on three-day official visit aimed at holding wide-ranging talks with President Obama administration. The prime minister has reached London where he will stay for one day.Foreign Office Spokesperson Qazi Khalilullah, in a statement said during the visit, the Prime Minister will hold discussions on wide-ranging areas of bilateral interest with President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, and various Cabinet members.

EU provides 4 million euros to UNICEF for combating malnutrition

ISLAMABAD, OCT 19 (DNA) – The European Commission has provided €4 million (Euros) to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to work with partners for combating malnutrition among women and children affected by emergencies in Pakistan. Since 2010, the Commission has been supporting UNICEF to counter malnutrition, which is a key concern in Pakistan, especially in areas where people have been repeatedly affected by emergencies.

Uzbek president’s daughter faces Swiss money-laundering investigation

Swiss prosecutors say they have been investigating the eldest daughter of the Uzbek president, Islam Karimov, on suspicion of money laundering since late last year.”The Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland is investigating Gulnara Karimova … on suspicion of money laundering,” the office said in a statement, adding that an investigation into four people in her entourage had been broadened to include her personally last autumn.Karimova, 41, had been shielded by diplomatic immunity until last July, when she was removed from her position as Uzbekistan’s ambassador to the UnitedRead More

Prime Minister’s Visit to the US from 20-23 October 2015

Prime Minister Mr. Muhammad Nawaz Sharif will pay an official visit to the United States of America from 20-23 October, 2015 at the invitation of the US President, Mr. Barack Obama. This will be his second bilateral visit to the United States. Earlier, the Prime Minister had undertaken an official visit to the US in October 2013.During the upcoming visit, the Prime Minister will hold discussions on wide-ranging areas of bilateral interest with President Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, and various Cabinet members. In these meetings, the two sides areRead More