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Commander Qatar Naval Forces lauds armed forces’ professionalism

RAWALPINDI, 02 NOV (DNA) – Commander Qatar Naval Forces Major General Mohammed Naseer Mubarak Al-Mohannadi called on Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee General Rashad Mahmood in Rawalpindi on Monday. Both dignitaries stressed upon the need to enhance mutual cooperation between the Armed Forces. The visiting dignitary cherished his association with people of Pakistan and lauded the professionalism of Pakistan Armed Forces. DNA

PM, Senegal’s FM discuss matters of mutual interest

ISLAMABAD, 02 NOV, (DNA) – Foreign Minister of Senegal Mankeur Ndiaye called on Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif in Islamabad on Monday and discussed matters of mutual interest. Meanwhile, Mankuer NDIAYE Foreign Minister of Senegal called on Rana Tanveer Hussain, Minister for Defence Production at Ministry of Defence Production Rawalpindi who is on 02 days visit to Pakistan as a follow up to the meeting between the Prime Minister of Pakistan and the President of Senegal on the sidelines of the 70th Session of United Nation’s General Assembly. Rana TanveerRead More

Training institutes for DRM need of the hour: President 

ISLAMABAD, 02 NOV, (DNA) – President Mamnoon Hussain has said establishment of training institutions for effectively facing the natural calamities is need of the hour in order to contain damages. Talking to an Irish delegation from University of Dublin in Islamabad on Monday, the President said Pakistan needs trained medical staff and workers to adequately meet the challenges of natural disasters and new diseases. The President appreciated the cooperation of University of Dublin in training of workers and building institutional capacities of disaster management institutions in Pakistan and hoped thatRead More

After Kunduz

 By Fahd Humayun As the dust clouds settle over Kunduz, Afghan peacemakers once again find themselves pitted against domestic public opinion. At home President Ghani is confronted with a tough new reality: that of a resurgent Taliban, with the capacity to, as demonstrated this past fortnight, brazenly hold Afghanistan’s urban centers to ransom.For an insurgency ‘in retreat’, the storming and holding of Afghanistan’s fifth-largest city by the Taliban on the eve of the Ghani administration’s maiden anniversary is a stinging indictment of U.S. policy in the region. Hence President Obama’s decisionRead More

Sinai plane crash: Victims flown back to Russia

The bodies of more than 140 of those killed in Saturday’s air crash in Egypt have been flown back to St Petersburg as an investigation into the cause continues.All 224 people on the plane – most of them Russians – died when it came down over the northern Sinai peninsula.The country observed a day of mourning on Sunday after its worst air disaster.Russian Air Transport Agency head Aleksandr Neradko has said the airliner disintegrated at high altitude.The Kogalymavia Airbus A321 was carrying 217 passengers, including 25 children, Russian transport authoritiesRead More

Turkey election: Ruling AKP regains majority

Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) has won a critical parliamentary election, regaining the majority it lost in June.With almost all ballots counted, state-run Anadolu Agency said AKP had won 49.4% of the vote, with the main opposition CHP on 25.4%.President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said voters had “shown that they prefer action and development to controversy”.The pro-Kurdish HDP crossed the 10% threshold needed to claim seats.The nationalist MHP will also take seats in Ankara.In a statement, Mr Erdogan said the electorate had “given proof of their strong desire forRead More