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Wednesday, December 9th, 2015

 

Pakistan desires good ties with neighbours, Nawaz tells Sushma

ISLAMABAD, 09 DEC (DNA) – Pakistan desires good relations with all neighbours including India, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday told Indian Minister for External Affairs Sushma Swaraj and thanked her for attending the Heart of Asia conference on Afghanistan. The interaction has been given as much importance if not more than the conference itself with likely resumption of cricketing ties between the two countries. With the two leaders along with their entourage held discussions behind closed doors, speculations were rife if the outcome will be an announcement regarding theRead More


Joint Statement of Pakistan and India – 9 December 2015

Kashmir can never become part of Pakistan: Sushma

The External Affairs Minister of India, Smt. Sushma Swaraj led the Indian delegation to the Fifth Ministerial Conference of the Heart of Asia-Istanbul Process in Islamabad on December 8-9, 2015. She called on the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Mr. Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and held discussions with Adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs, Mr. Sartaj Aziz. The EAM and the Adviser condemned terrorism and resolved to cooperate to eliminate it. They noted the successful talks on terrorism and security related issues in Bangkok by the two NSAs and decidedRead More


Chinese FM lauds Zarb-e-Azb

RAWALPINDI, 09 DEC (DNA) – Wang Yi, Foreign Minister of China called on General Raheel Sharif, Chief of Army Staff at General Headquarters Wednesday. During the meeting focus of discussion was on regional security, enhanced bilateral defence and security cooperation between both countries, the ISPR reported. Mr Wang Yi appreciated progress of an effective, across the board Operation Zarb-e-Azb by Pakistan Army which helped eliminate ETIM (East Turkestan Islamic Movement) just as it eliminated elements of all other terrorist groups based in the area. While underlining the importance of CPEC,Read More


Thailand police investigate US envoy for royal defamation

BANGKOK: The US ambassador to Thailand is being investigated for royal defamation over a speech he made in November. The Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Thailand, which hosted Glyn Davies’ talk, confirmed it is assisting authorities in their probe. In it, Mr Davies expressed concern about the long jail sentences for violating the lese majeste law. Those convicted of insulting the king, queen, heir or regent face up to 15 years in jail on each count. Two people were recently given sentences of 28 and 30 years each for comments postedRead More


Pakistan Super League invites interested coaches

LAHORE, 09 DEC (DNA) – With the Pakistan Super League coach selection process for each of the five franchises scheduled to take place soon, the PSL management is inviting interested top cricket professionals to sign up as coach with the league. A number of qualified cricket coaches and top cricketers have already signed up with the Pakistan Super League for the position of franchise coach. However, interested professionals are being invited to write to the PSL management in order to be listed for selection by a franchisee. Only highly qualifiedRead More


German Defence Minister appreciates Pak Army’s success in Zarb-e-Azb

RAWALPINDI, 09 DEC (DNA) – German Defence Minister, Ursula Von der Leyen called on Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Raheel Sharif on Wednesday at General Headquarters. During the meeting, a wide range of issues including defence cooperation, regional security and emerging geo-strategic environment were discussed. German Defence Minister appreciated the phenomenal successes of Operation Zarb-e-Azb and paid rich tributes to the martyrs of Pakistani security forces. Earlier, on arrival at GHQ, Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen laid floral wreath at Yadgar-e-Shuhada. A smartly turned out contingent of PakistanRead More