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CPEC to be beneficial for all Central Asian States: PM

 ISLAMABAD, 09 FEB (DNA) – Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday said that China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), developed with the help of China, would be beneficial for all the Central Asian States, including Kazakhastan.  He was talking to First Deputy Defence Minister / Chief of General Staff of the Armed Forces of Republic of Khazakhstan, Colonel General Zhasuzakov Saken Adikhanovich, who called on him here at the Prime Minister House.  The Prime Minister said that Pakistan valued close and cordial relations with Kazakhstan. Both the countries had immense mutualRead More

Indian diplomat may get 14 year term over ‘spying for Pakistan’

NEW DELHI: Former Indian Foreign Service (IFS) officer Madhuri Gupta, facing legal action over allegedly spying for Pakistan, will be charged under India’s Official Secrets Act and can face imprisonment up to 14 years, the Delhi High Court ordered on Tuesday. According to Indian media the Delhi High Court Judge Pratibha Rani maintained that evidence placed by the police against Gupta was “prima facie sufficient” to frame a charge against her under a more stringent section of India’s Official Secrets Act, which attracts maximum punishment of 14 years. Gupta, 56,Read More

India police arrest goat for grazing in garden

RAIPUR: Police in central India arrested a goat and its owner for repeatedly damaging a senior bureaucrat’s garden, a local official said on Tuesday. Police in Chhattisgarh state sprang into action on Monday, registering a case against the man and his animal for chewing up the district magistrate’s garden. They were later released on bail but face initial charges of causing mischief and damage to property, said officer Ram Sewak Paikra from Janakpur town in Korea district. “The goat and the owner were under police custody and are out, asRead More

Pakistan’s 1st women boxers to feature in an intl event

KARACHI: History will be made in Shillong, India when Khoushleem Bano, Rukhsana Parveen, and Sofia Javed, step into the SAI-SAG Centre donning their prestigious green blazers with the Pakistani flag embroidered on it. The three fighters will become the first female boxers from Pakistan to feature in an international sporting event when they step into the ring on February 13 at the ongoing South Asian Games. Talking to media, coach Noman Karim sounds excited and emotional as he visualises the moment Khousleem, Rukhsana and Sofia make their much-anticipated debuts. “PrayRead More

10 killed by car bomb in Syria’s Damascus

DAMASCUS: A car bomb driven by a suicide attacker exploded Tuesday near a police officers’ club in the Syrian capital Damascus, killing at least 10 people and causing wide-spread material damage, state media said. The state-run SANA news agency said the blast occurred near a vegetable market in the northern neighborhood of Masaken Barzeh. SANA showed footage of the blast scene, including several damaged vehicles and one burnt-out car. A source in the interior ministry stated that a car had tried to ram into the police officer’s club in theRead More

Army’s aircraft crashes near Gujranwala

LAHORE: A Pak Army aircraft on a training mission crashed near Gujranwala district of Punjab Tuesday evening, killing both the crew members on board. According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the aircraft was on a training flight and both the crew members, instructor pilot Major Azhar and trainee pilot Captain Ahmed lost their lives in the crash. The senior pilot, Major Azhar was about to get married later this month. The crash is the latest deadly accident to hit Pakistan’s military. In November last year, a Pakistan Air ForceRead More