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Tuesday, November 10th, 2015


Govt needs to match army’s efforts in implementing NAP

RAWALPINDI: COAS Raheel Sharif has called for “governance initiatives” to complement the success of security forces in the ongoing fight against terrorism and extremism, in a statement that suggests the military establishment is not satisfied with civilian authorities’ efforts in implementing the National Action Plan (NAP). General Raheel Sharif made the statements during a Corps Commanders meeting held at the General Headquarters in Rawalpindi on Tuesday. The military’s media wing, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), in a statement said the meeting, presided by the army chief, exhaustively reviewed the internal securityRead More

Corruption in NADRA cannot be tolerated: Nisar

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar has said corruption in the National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) is intolerable. “Corruption and NADRA are anti-thesis and cannot go together,” the minister said while addressing a press conference at the NADRA Headquarters in Islamabad on Tuesday. Nisar said he tried eliminating mafias in NADRA and the passport office, and launched a crackdown against the agent mafia. “I am still not satisfied with the actions taken against corruption prevalent in NADRA,” he added. The interior minister revealed that not only the registration authority providedRead More

Serena Hotels President Gold Cup International Squash Championship 2015

Islamabad, Tuesday 10 November 2015 – The Final Match of the President Gold Cup International Squash Championship sponsored by Serena Hotels took place today at the Mushaf Squash Complex. The Championship is hosted under the banner of the Serena Hotels Sports Diplomacy Initaitive.The Sports Diplomacy Initiative aims to promote healthy interaction amongst various communities. Under it’s banner, Serena Hotels, in collaboration with the Pakistan Squash Federation(PSF) are attempting to revive Pakistan’s Squash Legacy. Pakistan has historically excelled at Squash, with legends such as Qamar Zaman, Jehangir Khan, Jansher Khan, HashimRead More

Naval, PAF Chiefs witness exercise ‘Sea Spark’

ISLAMABAD: Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah and Chief of Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force (PAF) Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman on Monday witnessed the ongoing exercise “Sea Spark.”Both the Chiefs flew by the Karakorum Eagle-03 AWACS aircraft for a surveillance mission. After observing the exercise from the air both the chiefs went on board Pakistan Navy (PN) ship to witness the ongoing activities at sea. While interacting with the participating crew, both the Chiefs expressed satisfaction over the professionalism and synergy between Pakistan Navy and PAF.

Pakistan be included in N-mainstream on same terms as other non-NPT states: think tank

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan should be included in the nuclear mainstream on same terms as were offered to other non-NPT states, said Strategic Vision Institute (SVI), a think tank that works on strategic issues.The Islamabad-based think tank also rejected proposals made by Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and Stimson Centre, which had called on Pakistan to return to “strategic” deterrence instead of “full spectrum deterrence”, commit to a recessed deterrence posture and limit production of short-range delivery vehicles and tactical nuclear weapons; lift Pakistan’s veto on Fissile Material Cutoff Treaty and reduceRead More

Pakistan, Belarus sign multiple MoUs for economic co-operation

SLAMABAD: Pakistan and Belarus on Tuesday agreed on a road map for economic cooperation to increase their bilateral trade up to US one billion dollars, with a focus on industrial cooperation, agriculture and infrastructure development.The document to this effect was signed by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Belarus Prime Minister Andrei Kobyakov in Islamabad. The two sides also signed seventeen other agreements, MOUs and protocols on cooperation in diverse fields. These relate to collaboration and cooperation in trade, economy, industry, agriculture, agricultural research, investment, science and technology, textile, healthcare and pharmaceuticals.