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Russian troops arrive for 1st ever Pak-Russian joint exercises

Army contingents of Nepal, UK, Kazakhstan arrive in Lahore

RAWALPINDI: A contingent of Russian ground forces arrived in Pakistan on Friday for the first ever joint Pak-Russian exercise kicking off Sept 24. The two-week-long exercise is expected to continue until Oct 10, Director General Inter-Services Public Relations Asim Bajwa said. The exercises with Russian ground forces come at a time when tensions between Pakistan and India are running high following an attack on the Uri military camp in India-held Kashmir. Around 200 military personnel of both countries will participate in the drills. The exercise is being seen as aRead More

BISP, AKU explore possible collaboration for neonatal health

BISP board approves new payment model

ISLAMABAD, 23 SEPT (DNA) – Agha Khan University (AKU) has appreciated efforts of the Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) and  express their willingness to work with BISP for running a successful Waseela-e-Sehat scheme for the beneficaires of BISP. Professor Dr Rozina karmaliani, Project Director who was leading the Agha Khan University Foundation Delegation said during a visit to BISP Sindh Regional Office on Friday. Professor Dr Rozina karmaliani was accompanied by Mr Imran, Director and other Agha Khan University (AKU) Project representatives. During the meeting Professor Dr Rozina said thatRead More

E-passport system to be introduced in next 3 months

Interior ministry asks KP govt to not participate in PTI protest

ISLAMABAD, 23 SEPT (DNA) – Interior Minister Chaudhary Nisar Ali Khan said e-passport system will be introduced in the country during the next three months. Talking to media in Islamabad on Friday evening, he said that a multi-pronged mechanism has been introduced in National Database and Registration Authority as a national security drive. He said that NADRA centres will be set up in big cities including Karachi, Lahore, Gujranwala, Peshawar and Quetta during the next five months. He said these centers will be later extended to the whole country. He saidRead More

PM‘s UNGA speech needed to say more: Sherry

Call Indian atrocities “terrorism” & may be then world will notice: Sherry

ISLAMABAD: “ The PM’s speech was the most important occasion of the year for Pakistan to make its strongest case on key foreign policy issues, especially addressing core challenges in the region. While the case made for Kashmir as it undergoes unprecedented uprisings in the Indian-held valley against state atrocities covered much ground, the speech was riddled with glaring deficits. In a world where smart diplomacy is the new normal, and reactive policy is old school, Pakistan’s international position still went unflanked on many fronts” said Senator Sherry Rehman, VPRead More

HEC holds consultative session for Lhr knowledge park (LKP)

HEC session on Lahore Knowledge Park (LKP) Project

ISLAMABAD, SEPT 23 (DNA) – The Higher Education Commission (HEC) Pakistan organized a consultation session, involving academic experts from across the country, on Lahore Knowledge Park (LKP) Project to identify prospects of mutual cooperation to ensure Project’s success. Mr. Shahid Zaman Mohmand, Chief Executive Officer, LKP briefed the participants about its keys aims and the overall plan. Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed, Chairman HEC and Dr. Arshad Ali, Executive Director HEC were also present on the occasion . Mr. Mohmand said that Rs. 100 billion LKP, spearheaded by Mr. Shahbaz Sharif, ChiefRead More

Army will defend every inch of Pakistan: Gen Raheel

General Raheel addressing US CENTCOM

Chief of Army Staff Gen Raheel Sharif on Friday said the Army will defend “each and every inch” of Pakistan “no matter what the cost”, an Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) statement said. The Army chief, addressing officers at the National Counter-Terrorism Centre near Kharian, said that Pakistan’s armed forces “have the capability to counter the complete threat spectrum”. Gen Raheel said that Pakistan had, despite being a victim of terrorism for over a decade, been able to turn the tide against terrorism due to the nation’s resilience and the professionalismRead More