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PM, COAS say won’t come under any pressure in Kulbhushan matter

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ISLAMABAD, APR 12, (DNA) – : Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Chief Of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Monday agreed not to come under any pressure with regard to the matter of Indian spy Kulbhushan Yadav. A meeting took place between the Prime Minister and the Chief Of Army Staff during which the latter took the former into confidence regarding the issue of Indian spy Kulbhushan Yadav, who was handed a death sentence a couple of days ago after being tried through Field General Court Martial (FGCM) underRead More


Tajik ambassador meets NSA Gen. Janjua

ISLAMABAD, APR 12: Ambassador of Tajikistan, Sherali Jononove in a meeting with on National Security Adviser Lt. Gen. (R) Nasser Khan Janjua, on Wednesday.=DNA PHOTO

ISLAMABAD, APR 12 (DNA) -The Ambassador of Tajikistan in Islamabad Sherali Jononove called on National Security Adviser Lt. Gen. (R) Nasser Khan Janjua on Wednesday. They discussed issues pertaining to bilateral relations, defence and security cooperation and the overall security situation in the region. The Ambassador of Tajikistan expressed satisfaction over the steady growth in defence cooperation and conveyed thanks for entertaining Tajikistan’s request of training for armed forces and security personnel in the defence institutions of Pakistan. He also conveyed his Government’s desire to further strengthen bilateral counter terrorismRead More


Cabinet approves Hajj Policy 2017, lifts ban on gas connections

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Cabinet on Wednesday approved new Hajj Policy 2017 while also lifted a ban on new gas connections across the country, ARY News reported. The cabinet meeting was chaired by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. The premier also directed the Ministry of Religious Affairs to fully facilitate the pilgrims. He also asked the ministry to review the Hajj expenditures and present them before the next cabinet meeting. Meanwhile, approving Board of Investment (BOI)’s summary, the cabinet lifted a countrywide moratorium on new gas connections. The new connections would ensure gas supply to domestic, commercial and industrial consumers. Execution of Gas Development Schemes during the present Government also approved. On Monday, BOI chairman Miftah Ismail had announced that the ban on new industrial gas connections was expected to be lifted as the investment board has sent a summary in this regard for approval of the prime minister. Last month, the chief minister Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah had written a letter to the premier and lodged his complaint over the discriminatory policy of the federal government by stating that his province was being neglected and economically suffering due to ban on new gas connections.

ISLAMABAD, APR 12, (DNA) – : The Federal Cabinet on Wednesday approved new Hajj Policy 2017 while also lifted a ban on new gas connections across the country. The cabinet meeting was chaired by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. The premier also directed the Ministry of Religious Affairs to fully facilitate the pilgrims. He also asked the ministry to review the Hajj expenditures and present them before the next cabinet meeting. Meanwhile, approving Board of Investment (BOI)’s summary, the cabinet lifted a countrywide moratorium on new gas connections. The new connections wouldRead More


Rangers capture five RAW-affiliated militants in Karachi

Rangers

KARACHI, APR 12, (DNA) – : The paramilitary force has apprehended five ‘hardened militants’ in an anti-terror operation conducted on a tip-off in Mawach Goth area, saving the city from “massive destruction”, said Colonel Qaiser of Sindh Rangers during a press briefing here. The colonel said we had an intelligence reports that operatives of al-Qaeda Sub-continent had entered the city. The Rangers launched an operation after the tip-off and arrested five terrorists, besides seizing 8-kg of explosives, one suicide vest and four ball bombs. He said the terrorists were handledRead More


NA to discuss Kulbhushan death penalty today

NA

ISLAMABAD, APR 12, (DNA) –  The 41st session of the National Assembly begins at the parliament house at 3.00pm in Islamabad today. Besides the legislative business, the house will discuss overall political and security situation with particular reference to the death sentence awarded recently to Indian intelligence agency agent Kulbushan Yadav. The quarterly report of State Bank of Pakistan about the country’s economy will also be laid before the house. A calling attention notice regarding the energy situation in the country is also part of the agenda of the day.Read More


Iran had informed India of Jadhav’s suspicious activities

Iran

LAHORE, APR 12, (DNA) –  According to recent reports by the Indian media, the Iranian government had informed the Indian government about the suspicious activities of Kulbhushan Jadhav. Kulbhushan Jadhav, an agent of India’s Research and Analysis Wing (RAW), had been sentenced to death for his alleged involvement in espionage and sabotage activities in Karachi and Balochistan. According to The Indian Express, Kulbhushan Jadhav obtained a fake passport back in 2003 with the pseudonym Hussein Mubarak Patel. The reports revealed that during his service at navy, most of his friendsRead More