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Thursday, June 8th, 2017


Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa visits SSG training area at Terbela


RAWALPINDI, JUN 08 (DNA) – COAS visited SSG training area at Terbela to witness completion of eight weeks long Counter Terrorism Training of Nigerian Special Forces Battalion by Pak Army SSG team. The Nigerian contingent comprised of 440 trainees including 26 officers. COAS appreciated standard of training imparted and the results attained by the trainee contingent. COAS said that terrorism is a menace that requires a collective response. Pakistan Army has vast experience of CT operations as well as modern training facilities and we are happy to play a partRead More

SCO Summit to create opportunities for regional economic prosperity: PM


ASTANA, JUN 08 (DNA) – Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif called on President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev at Astana today. The Prime Minister stated that Pakistan cherishes its close, friendly and fraternal relations with Uzbekistan, as both the countries are bound by strong commonalities of history, faith and culture. Pakistan is keen to further expand ties in all fields, particularly economic and energy cooperation, connectivity and human resource development,” expressed the Prime Minister. Prime Minister expressed the desire to take bilateral relations to new heights based on mutually beneficial cooperation. PakistanRead More

Iran minister calls Trump’s condolences for attacks ‘repugnant’


TEHRAN, JUN 08 (DNA) – Iran’s foreign minister on Thursday rejected Donald Trump’s condolences for deadly attacks in Tehran, calling the US president’s words repugnant. Trump had said he prayed for the victims of Wednesday’s attacks that were claimed by Daesh, but added that “states that sponsor terrorism risk falling victim to the evil they promote.” Mohammad Javad Zarif wrote on his Twitter account: “Repugnant White House statement …. Iranian people reject such US claims of friendship.” Suicide bombers and gunmen attacked the Iranian parliament and Ayatollah Khomeini’s mausoleum inRead More

Security Forces conducts successful operation in Mastung


RAWALPINDI, JUN 08 (DNA) – The successful operation by Security Forces in Mastung denied establishment of any direct / indirect ISIS organized infrastructure in Balochistan/ Pakistan Based on actionable intelligence, Security Forces conducted an operation in Mastung from 1-3 June. There were reports of 10-15 terrorists of a banned outfit Lashrake-Jhangivi Al-Almi (LeJA) hiding in caves near Isplingi ( Koh-i-Siah/Koh-i- Maran) 36 Kilometer South East of Mastung. The said organization was reportedly making efforts for communication with ISIS (Daish) and intended to facilitate establishment of ISIS foothold in Balochistan Operation for physicalRead More

Voting starts in UK general election as 40,000 polling booths open across the country


LONDON , JUN 08 (DNA) – Polling stations have opened for people to cast their vote in the UK general election. Polls opened at 07:00 BST at more than 40,000 polling stations across the country, with counting starting once voting ends at 22:00 BST. A total of 650 Westminster MPs will be elected, with about 46.9 million people registered to vote. That is up from the last general election, in 2015, when there were 46.4 million registered voters. Some votes have already been cast, through postal voting, which accounted for 16.4%Read More

CM Sindh reviews progress of ongoing development projects


KARACHI, JUN 08 (DNA) – Chief Minister Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah late the other day, visited various areas in Karachi various to review the progress of certain ongoing developmental projects. Shah, who was accompanied by Zia-ul-Hassan Lanjar, Nasir Hussain Shah, and Jam Khan Shoro – the provincial Ministers for Law, Information, and Housing & Town Planning, respectively – went to Burns Road, Empress Market, and Hassan Square, a spokesperson for CM Sindh informed. The chief minister stressed that the developmental projects should be completed as per schedule, adding that delays inRead More