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US to expand multidimensional ties with Pakistan, Kerry assures Aziz

Johan Kerry assures Sartaj

ISLAMABAD: US Secretary of State John Kerry assured Foreign Affairs Adviser Sartaj Aziz that United States is ready to improve and expand its multidimensional partnership with Pakistan. Aziz and Kerry met on the sidelines the ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) Ministerial Meeting being held in Laos, where both the dignitaries also exchanged views on the regional situation with special reference to Afghanistan. According to a communiqué issued in Islamabad, Aziz and Kerry agreed on the importance of promoting the Afghan-led reconciliation process. US Secretary Kerry appreciated Pakistan’s determined efforts to eliminateRead More

Gen Raheel discusses emerging security challenges with President Sisi

Gen Raheel discusses security challenges with President Sisi

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif met Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in Egypt and discussed the emerging security challenges, an Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) statement said on Tuesday. “COAS met with Egyptian president. Regional security and prevalent/emerging security challenges discussed,” DG ISPR Lieutenant-General Asim Bajwa said in a tweet. During his visit to Egypt, Gen Raheel attended training drills by Egyptian special forces and appreciated their skills and capabilities. President Sisi acknowledged Pakistan Army’s “successes in fighting terrorism” and its efforts for attaining “regional stability”. “COASRead More

Chairman Senate criticises US, Western powers for practicing double standards

Chairman Senate criticises West for double standards

ISLAMABAD: Senate Chairman Raza Rabbani strongly criticised the double standards adopted by the United States and Western powers, saying “the contemporary upheaval and turmoil in Middle East is due to their policy of regime change”. The chairman senate said being a Pakistani he witnessed “Western double standards when they politically and economically supported dictatorial regimes in Pakistan and maintained silence over the unlawful prosecution of political workers”. Chairman Senate Rabbani’s remarks came during a meeting of Senate Standing Committee on Economic and Sustainable Development Affairs of Asian Parliamentary Assembly inRead More

Finance, science, technology, culture to be brought under CPEC: Envoy


ISLAMABAD, 26 JULY (DNA) – Chines Ambassador to Pakistan, Sun Weidong said on Tuesday that cooperation in fields finance, science and technology and culture would be brought under China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) framework to harvest more social and economic gains for mutual benefits of the people of both friendly countries. Talking to media after attending the inaugural session of launching of China-Southern Airlines Introduction and Recommendation, he said, currently, the CPEC was mainly focusing on four sectors of economic cooperations including infrastructure development and energy generation, which would help inRead More

‘Significant amendments’ made in Cyber crime bill, 7 years imprisonment for hate speech

7 years imprisonment in Cyber Crime bill for hate speech

ISLAMABAD, 26 JULY (DNA) – Senate IT Committee met Tuesday and approved the controversial Pakistan Electronic Crimes Bill (PECB) 2016 with “significant amendments”. According to Bytes for All, Pakistan, a human rights organization focused on information and communication technologies, Senator Farhatullah Babar said Senate IT Committee has proposed “significant amendments” in the controversial Pakistan Electronic Crimes Bill 2016. If these suggestions are accepted by the Senate, the bill will be sent back to the National Assembly for reworking. Some salient features of the bill include: Up to seven years imprisonment,Read More

NAB detains district forest officer in illegal assets case

US jails Pakistani exporting military equipment

ISLAMABAD, 26 JULY (DNA) – National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Tuesday arrested accused Tauheed-ul-Haq, District Forest Officer (DFO), Haripur Forest Department KP allegedly involved in accumulation of illegal assets worth Rs.28.87 million. As per details, the matter was brought into the notice of NAB Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Authorities. Taking cognizance of the matter inquiry was authorized to ascertain the real facts and collect requisite evidence regarding moveable and immoveable properties owned, controlled and possessed by the accused persons in their name and in the name of their dependents. During the courseRead More