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Army chief reviews Zarb-e-Azb progress during Waziristan visit

RAWALPINDI, 14 JUNE, (DNA) – Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif on Tuesday visited North and South Waziristan and spent day with jawans and tribesmen of the area. According to ISPR, the COAS reviewed progress on the on-going operation Zarb e Azb and repatriation of Temporarily Displaced People (TDP), during his visits to the areas. Meanwhile, the army chief attended in Peshawar the funeral prayers of Major Ali Jawad, who got injured in cross border firing from Afghanistan and later died in hospital. The army had launched theRead More


PML-N approves names of candidates for upcoming polls in AJK

ISLAMABAD, 14 JUNE, (DNA) – Pakistan Muslim League (N) has approved names of candidates for the upcoming general elections in Azad Kashmir. The approval was given by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. Congratulating the candidates who received the party tickets, the Prime Minister said that the PML (N) will take the agenda of development, prosperity, welfare of public and good governance to Azad Kashmir. He said it is priority of the government to transform Azad Kashmir into a tourist hub by bringing improvement in the health and education facilities as wellRead More


Air Chief visits forward operating base

GILGIT, 14 JUNE, (DNA) – Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman, Chief of the Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force visited a Forward Operating Base of Pakistan Air Force in Gilgit-Baltistan. The Air Chief participated in the exercise by flying an operational mission in a fighter aircraft. On his arrival at the base, he was received by Air Vice Marshal Zaheer uddin Babar, Air Officer Commanding, Northern Air Command. The Air Chief visited various areas of the Base and observed the operational readiness of PAF personnel. While interacting with the personnel, heRead More


Govt, Opposition unable to break deadlock over TORs

ISLAMABAD, 14 JUNE, (DNA) – Government and Opposition members of the parliamentary committee formed to cater the Terms of References (TORs) of the Panama Leaks issue were unable to break the deadlock over the matter during another meeting of both sides. Both sides were unable to set a time for the next meeting of the committee. Sources indicate that the government members asked the Opposition side to set the time for the committee’s next meeting to which Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Shah Mehmood Qureshi replied that time for the nextRead More


Pakistan fully alive to counter emerging global-level challenges: Fatemi

ISLAMABAD, 14 JUNE (DNA) – Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Syed Tariq Fatemi says in this age of transformation with fast-paced changes at the global level, Pakistan is fully alive to counter them. In a talk show, he said Pakistan had fully supported the Ashraf Ghani government in Afghanistan but there are certain core issues, which required to be addressed including border management. The Special Assistant said the Quadrilateral Coordination Group was formed to address the Afghan issue but the US drone attack had caused negative impactsRead More


Pak Army officer injured in Torkham firing embraces martyrdom

PESHAWAR, 14 JUNE (DNA) – A Pakistan Army officer who was injured due to indiscriminate firing by the Afghan forces at the Torkham border, embraced martyrdom on Tuesday. Major Ali Jawad Changezi was brought to the Combined Military Hospital Peshawar on Monday after he got injured during a clash between Pakistan and Afghan security forces at Torkham border. He succumbed to his wounds. Funeral prayers for Changezi will be offered at Peshawar Garrison, after which his body will be transferred to his home city Quetta, the ISPR said in aRead More