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Monday, August 8th, 2016


Fatemi calls for increase in bilateral trade between Pakistan, Iran

Fatemi calls

ISLAMABAD, 08 AUG (DNA) – A 5-member delegation of the Institute for Political and International Studies (IPIS), Tehran, headed by Dr. Mohammad Kazem Sajjadpour, called on the Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs, Syed Tariq Fatemi on Monday. Discussion was held on bilateral relations as well as issues of mutual interest between the two brotherly countries. The delegation is visiting Pakistan for the 13th Round of Bilateral Dialogue between IPIS and the Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad (ISSI). Highlighting the leading role of IPIS in producing intellectualsRead More

COAS orders special combing operations across Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, 08 AUG (DNA) –  Following the deadly attack at Quetta’s Civil Hospital, Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif has ordered special combing operations, authorising intelligence agencies to go anywhere in the country and target those linked with the terror acts. The Army chief arrived in Quetta hours after the attack on Monday evening to chair a high-level security conference with the civilian and military leadership. Arrive in the provincial capital, the Army chief visited the Balochistan High Court to offer condolences with the Balochistan Chief Justice and aRead More

  US embassy donates five buses for women police officers

 ISLAMABAD, AUG 08 (DNA) – – American Embassy’s Director of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) Katie Stana presented five mini buses valued at $275,000 to Inspector General of Police Shaukat Hayat for the National Highway & Motorway Police (NH&MP). With this donation, the Pakistan NH&MP will be able to provide transportation for 200 women officers from their homes to their duty stations as well as at the NH&MP Training College in Sheikhupura, Punjab. At the August 4 handover ceremony at NH&MP headquarters, INL Director Katie Stana said “theRead More

Tolerance a must for peaceful coexistence: Austrian Envoy

ISLAMABAD, AUG 08 (DNA) – Tolerance and diversity imply being willing to accept the beliefs different than ours’, and recognizing that each individual is unique and possesses specific characteristics, respectively. Equality demands equal access to resources and absolute absence of indiscrimination. As per the fundamental values enshrined in the Austrian constitution, every citizen is equal before law. These were the views expressed by Ambassador of Austria to Pakistan, Dr. Brigitta Blaha during the closing ceremony of Pakistan Center of Excellence’s (PACE) sixth round of collaborative workshops; a four day residentialRead More

62 dead as blast hits Quetta Civil Hospital after lawyer’s killing

QUETTA: At least 62 people were killed following a loud explosion inside the Civil Hospital here on Monday, police said. Over 30 people have been injured in the attack.“The blast occurred after a number of lawyers and some journalists had gathered at the hospital following the death of the president of the Balochistan Bar Association in a separate shooting incident early this morning,” said Balochistan Home Secretary Akbar Harifal. Condemning the attack, Balochistan Chief Minister Sanaullah Zehri told local TV channel Geo News that Indian intelligence agency Research and AnalysisRead More