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Monday, August 22nd, 2016


Govt mulls using drones for CPEC security

Raja Amir Iqbal elected unopposed RCCI president

ISLAMABAD, August 22 (DNA): Government is reportedly considering using armed drones for security of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor  (CPEC) projects. Sources privy to the government stated that the government is of the viewpoint that unmanned aircrafts should be used to secure different routes, railways track and gas pipelines under construction with cooperation of China as part of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor. Drone will be an apt weapon to counter any terror attack within lesser time. Sources also stated that Minister of Planning, National Reforms, and Development Ahsan Iqbal has discussed the possibilityRead More

Fatemi briefs OIC Ambassadors on human rights violations in IoK

Fatemi briefs OIC Ambassadors

ISLAMABAD, 22 AUG (DNA) – The Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs, Syed Tariq Fatemi briefed the Ambassadors of the OIC member states, based in Islamabad this afternoon (22 August 2016) over the grave human rights violations in the Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IoK). The Special Assistant conveyed Pakistan’s serious concern over the continued killings and blatant human rights violations in the IoK, resulting from the indiscriminate use of lethal force by the Indian occupation forces. The Special Assistant briefed the Ambassadors over the recent visitRead More

One dead, five injured in attack on ARY News Karachi office

ARY attack

KARACHI: Violent protesters attacked an ARY News office in the Saddar area of metropolis on Monday evening, which resulted in clash between police and the angry mob — killing one person and injuring several others. Police later confirmed that “MQM workers pelted stones at police officials and the ARY office”, adding that they also resorted to aerial firing outside the office. Head of Emergency at Jinnah Post-Graduate Medical Centre (JPMC) Dr Seemin Jamali said, “At least one person was brought dead [to JPMC] while several others were injured.” Dr JamaliRead More

Pakistan make history by becoming No. 1 Test team in the world

Pakistan test captain misbah

KARACHI: Pakistan’s Test team made history Monday as it clinched the number one spot in the ICC Test rankings after the rain-hit fourth and last Test between the West Indies and India ended as a draw. Misbah-ul-Haq was delighted to become the first Pakistan captain to inspire his side to the top of the Test rankings. reported the 42-year-old saying, “There is no greater feeling than to achieve the number-one ranking in the most traditional and purest format of the sport. This is what cricketers play for and wantRead More

40 terrorists killed, 43 hideouts destroyed in Khyber since last week: ISPR

RAWALPINDI: Pakistan forces have killed 40 terrorists and destroyed 43 hideouts through aerial strikes and ground offensives since the start of Operation Khyber 3, which began last week in the Rajgal valley of Tirah, a statement by the Inter-Services Public Relations said on Monday. The statement adds that 21 terrorists were also injured in the said time frame. “Security forces have occupied passes and are now consolidating their positions up in high mountains in Rajgal. During search in Damo Drub huge cache of arms and ammo including IEDs were recoveredRead More

Indian PM Modi, Afghan President Ghani jointly inaugurate Kabul’s Stor Palace

India, Afghanistan establishes air corridor

KABUL: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi jointly inaugurated the newly-restored Stor Palace in Kabul with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani via video link on Monday. “In our hearts and minds, Indians and Afghans have always been close friends,” the Indian premier said, adding that India’s 1.25 billion people will “always be on Afghanistan’s side in terms of working towards peace and stability”. The Indian PM said that joint initiatives between the two countries symbolised “the foundations of a modern Afghanistan”. “India will always work with you (Afghanistan) for a bright future,”Read More