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Gen Raheel one of the finest military leaders of his generation: PM

The top civilian and military leadership was present at the occasion. This included Chief of Naval Staff Staff Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah, Chief of Air Staff Air Marsall Sohail Aman, Director General ISI Lt. General Rizwan Aktar, Director General ISPR Lt. General Asim Saleem Bajwa, Director General MI, D, Corps Commander and principal staff officers. The four generals among which the next Army Chief will be selected, Lt. Gen Zubair Hayat, Lt. Gen Ishfaq Nadeem Ahmad, Lt. Gen Javed Iqbal Ramday and Lt. Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa were also present.

ISLAMABAD, NOV 24, (DNA) -The farewell reception of Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif is underway at the Prime Minister House on Thursday. The reception —being hosted by the PM Nawaz Sharif himself — is being attended by all four senior Lieutenant Generals, DG ISI Lt. Gen Rizwan Akhtar and other high-level military officials and federal ministers. A one-on-one meeting between the premier and Gen Raheel was also held on the occasion. On Wednesday sources had told Geo News that  the defence ministry has sent a summary for theRead More

Turkey to give Pakistan 40 modern fighter helicopters

Turkey to give Pakistan 40 modern fighter helicopters

ISLAMABAD, NOV 24, (DNA) -Turkey on Thursday announced to give Pakistan 40 modern fighter helicopters of worth two billion dollars. This was announced by President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan in a tweet. He said that his country will also provide Pakistan light assault rifles of worth one million dollars. Tayyip Erdoğan during his two-day visit to Pakistan the following month had agreed to develop a comprehensive, long-term and forward-looking framework for the bilateral defense cooperation with Pakistan. The Turkish president had signed several agreements and mutual understandings to strengthen theRead More

7,000-year-old lost city discovered in Egypt


CAIRO, NOV 24, (DNA) – Egypt has unearthed a more than 7,000-year-old city and cemetery dating back to its First Dynasty in the southern province of Sohag, the Antiquities Ministry said on Wednesday. The find could be a boon for Egypt’s ailing tourism industry, which has suffered endless setbacks since an uprising that toppled autocrat Hosni Mubarak in 2011 but remains a vital source of foreign currency. The city likely housed high-ranking officials and grave builders. Its discovery may yield new insights on Abydos, one of the oldest cities in AncientRead More

iPhone dropped in frozen lake a year ago now found– and it still works!


PENNSYLVIA, NOV 24, (DNA) -A man, who dropped his iPhone into a frozen lake and thought he actually lost it, has found it a year later. More to his surprise, Michael Guntrum found the cellphone working after it remained beneath frozen lake for around a year. Guntrum, of Knox in Pennsylvia lost his device in March 2015 while ice fishing in -25 degree temperatures. He told Buzzfeed that during fishing, when he got a bite on his rod the iPhone slipped off his lap and skidded straight into the hole they wereRead More

Two Young Pakistani Women Receive Foundation Chirac Prize

Paris, 24th November, 2016.Two young Pakistani women Ms. Gulalai Ismail and Ms. Saba Ismail cofounder of NGO “Aware Girls” have been conferred with the prestigious Chirac Prize for “Conflict Prevention” in recognition of their contributions toward development of a culture of peace and non-violence through the action of women and youth in Pakistan. The Prize was awarded by the Former French Minister for Culture Ms. Chirstine Albanel in an impressive ceremony held in Quai Branly Museum, Paris today. The Ceremony was attended amongst others by French President Francois Hollande, theRead More

Prime Minister to visit Turkmenistan on Friday

'Progress will not stop,' vows PM Nawaz

ISLAMABAD, NOV 24, (DNA) -Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will visit Turkmenistan for two days from tomorrow at the invitation of the President of Turkmenistan. The Prime Minister will lead a delegation to the first ever Global Conference on Sustainable Transport being held at Ashgabat under the auspices of the United Nations. The conference is co-hosted by Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon and Turkmenistan and is likely to be attended by around 1500 participants, including Heads of State, Government, Ministers, private sector CEOs, civil society leaders and UN officials. The Conference willRead More