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Pakistan fully aware of enemy’s nefarious designs, Gen Raheel tells Modi

Pak Army most battle-hardened forces in the world

GILGIT: Army Chief General Raheel Sharif on Thursday warned India’s premier and its spy agency that Pakistan knows its enemies and is fully aware of their nefarious designs. Making a special mention of Indian PM Narendra Modi and the country’s intelligence agency, Research and Analysis Wing (RAW), Gen Raheel assured the nation that the country’s frontiers are totally secure. The army chief was speaking at a seminar in Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) to highlight the progress on the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). While addressing the participants, Gen Raheel said: “I amRead More


MQM leader says party will not accept any resolution against Altaf Hussain

MQM Chief altaf hussain

KARACHI: The leader of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) present in London, Wasay Jalil, on Thursday tweeted that the party will not accept any resolution against Altaf Hussain. Jalil brushed aside the ‘minus-one formula’ and said “Altaf Hussain is MQM and MQM is Altaf Hussain”. The statement comes in connection with the news reports that MQM is planning to present a resolution in National Assembly in which the party will seek a ban on certain political leaders, including Altaf Hussain, who have issued anti-Pakistan statements. Moreover, NA Standing Committee on LawRead More


Pakistan urges India to end bloodshed in IHK

bloodshed in IHK

ISLAMABAD: The Foreign Office on Thursday urged the Indian government to listen to the international community and end bloodshed in India-held Kashmir (IHK). The spokesperson for the Foreign Office, Nafees Zakaria, also asked the United Nations to send a fact-finding mission to IHK in order to investigate human right abuses. During the FO’s weekly briefing, the spokesperson also shared details of the letter written by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to the UN regarding IHK. “The prime minister has written another letter to the UN Secretary General apprising him of theRead More


Terror war cost Pakistan $107bn’: DG ISPR briefs on operation Zarb-i-Azb

briefing on operation Zerb-i-Azb

RAWALPINDI: Director-General (DG) Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Asim Bajwa on Thursday gave an exhaustive rundown of progress made during Operation Zarb-i-Azb. Zarb-i-Azb commenced on June 15, 2014, after an attack on Karachi’s Jinnah International Airport. The operation which has gone on for over two years is now in its final phase. “In 2014, the security environment when Operation Zarb-i-Azb started was such that the country faced various instances of terrorism,” the DG ISPR said. “There were 311 IED blasts, 74 attacks, and 26 suicide blasts in 2014.” “The salient operationalRead More


Miandad urges PCB to involve former cricketers in administrative affairs

Javed Miandad

KARACHI: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) should involve ex-cricketers in its administrative affairs, former captain Javed Miandad said on Thursday. “Otherwise, the Pakistan cricket team will keep putting up disastrous displays on the field,” Miandad told DawnNews, adding that the main reason for Pakistan’s failure in ODI cricket was due to poor domestic structure. He said the “structural development can only be guaranteed when it’s being supervised by former cricketers”. Pakistan faced a 169-run defeat against England on Tuesday after getting spanked for a record-breaking 444-run total by the hostRead More


PM inaugurates CPEC projects in Gwadar

Nawaz at Gwadar

GWADAR: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif inaugurated several China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects in Gwadar on Thursday. He is also expected to inaugurate Rs4.7 billion Sibi-Kohlu highway today. “Gwadar has potential to become a world class seaport. Of course Gwadar is located at a place which is not only important for Pakistan but also for the region,” the prime minister said while addressing a ceremony. “Gwadar is also one of central points in the CPEC. The CPEC has its impacts not only on Balochistan but the rest of the country. “Read More