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European council, EU reaffirm opposition to death penalty

ISLAMABAD, 10 OCT (DNA) – In a joint declaration, the European Union (EU) High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini, on behalf of the EU, and the Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Thorbjørn Jagland have said that, “On the European and World Day against the Death Penalty observed on October 10, the Council of Europe and the European Union (EU) reaffirm their strong and unequivocal opposition to capital punishment in all circumstances and for all cases.”   In a statement issued by the EU officeRead More

China says willing to discuss ‘possibilities’ with India on nuclear group

BEIJING: China is willing to discuss “possibilities” with India on its bid to become a fully fledged member of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), a senior Chinese diplomat said on Monday, holding out an olive branch ahead of a summit in India. India last month said it had held “substantive” talks with China on its attempt to join the NSG, a 48-member grouping of countries that trades in civil nuclear technology. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is campaigning to join the NSG to back a multi-billion-dollar drive to build nuclearRead More

Attempts to paralyze country to ‘fail miserably’: PM Nawaz

Persona non grata declared Indian diplomat leaves Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, October 10 (DNA): Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Monday said the elements wanted to paralyze the country through their negative politics, “would fail miserably” in their attempts. “They earlier failed in their 2014 attempt, and would again fail this time as well,” the Prime Minister said while chairing a meeting of PML-N’s Central Working Committee held here. The Prime Minister said his government’s agenda was of “development and progress”, however certain people wanted to derail this process and “only believed in protests”. Nawaz Sharif said democracy gives theRead More

COAS Gen. Raheel Sharif visits Kakul Academy

Rawalpindi, October 10 2016: General Raheel Sharif chief of army staff visited Pakistan Military Academy Kakul today. The visit was focused on reviewing the current training regime for cadets and PMA’s capacity enhancement projects including  inauguration of 4th Pakistan Battalion. COAS appreciated ongoing improvements in the training and administrative facilities for cadets. Speaking on the occasion, COAS emphasised on the need for future  leadership  to focus on their all round professional grooming. COAS said that with an enhanced degree of professional ethos, pride and esprit de corps we can meetRead More

PM, Army Chief annoyed with news about security; action ordered

Pakistan stronger, securer today than 2013: PM Nawaz

 ISLAMABAD (DNA) – Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif called on Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif at PM House today. Finance Minister Muhammad Ishaq Dar, Interior Minister Ch. Nisar Ali Khan, CM Punjab Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif and DG ISI Lt. Gen. Rizwan Akhtar were also present during the meeting.           Matters pertaining to national and regional security, were discussed during the meeting.           The participants of the meeting expressed concern over the publication of a fabricated news story in Daily Dawn pertaining to security issues purportedly discussed in aRead More

Helmut Bachhofner appointed PIA Engineering Consultant

Karachi; October 10, 2016 Mr. Helmut Bachhofner has been appointed as Engineering Consultant in PIA. He has vast experience in this field, having worked in Austrian airlines most of his career where he was responsible for quality improvement as well as commercial and maintenance. He also worked with Qatar Airways/ Amiri Flight for few years in management positions. During his last assignment, he was CEO of his own Aviation Engineering Consultancy firm which provided technical support to Austrian Airlines, Pratt & Whittney USA, JetAlliance Vienna and Air Plus Comet Spain alongRead More