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Friday, February 26th, 2016


Large-scale army exercises conclude, COAS expresses satisfaction

BAHAWALPUR: Pakistan Army has concluded large-scale exercises in the Cholistan desert, with Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif attending the concluding phase of the maneuvers. Large scale defensive and offensive maneuvers were practiced by the participating troops “We have to remain ready for full spectrum of threats,” said the army chief on the occasion, while commending the morale and battle readiness of the troops. “With our current achievements in the ongoing war against terrorism, and our standard of training for conventional warfare, Pakistan Army is the best army inRead More

Karachi operation to be taken to logical end: PM

KARACHI, 26 FEB (DNA) – Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has reaffirmed the commitment to take the Karachi operation to its logical conclusion to purge the metropolis of all crimes. He was addressing the ground-breaking ceremony of Green Line Bus Transport System in Karachi Friday.Nawaz Sharif said incidents of target killings, kidnapping for ransom and other violent acts have been reduced to a great deal and the situation will continue to improve as the government is firm in his commitment to restore peace.

Karachi’s Green Line bus will be more beautiful than Lahore metro: PM

KARACHI: “It will be more beautiful than the Lahore metro bus,” Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif told his audience during the groundbreaking ceremony of Karachi’s Green Line Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system held at Nazimabad area’s Anu Bhai Park on Friday. Upon his arrival in Karachi earlier, Premier Nawaz was received by CM Qaim, Sindh Governor Ishratul Ibad Khan and Director General Rangers Major General Bilal Akbar at the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) Faisal air base. “The elevated section is 11.7 kilometres long and 7.7km is the length of the sectionRead More

Kidnapped Afghan politician recovered from Mardan after shootout

PESHAWAR: A former Afghan governor kidnapped nearly two weeks ago in Islamabad was freed Friday after a shootout with police in Mardan, he told media, saying he could not identify the men who abducted him. Wahidi, who served as governor of Afghanistan’s Kunar and Herat provinces, said he was blindfolded and being transported by his kidnappers when they were stopped at a police checkpoint in Mardan. Gunfire rang out, he said, and the three men holding him at the time ran away. Speaking from the Afghan consulate in Peshawar, heRead More