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CJCSC, General Zubair Mahmood Hayat visits National Defence University Islamabad


RAWALPINDI, JUN 20 (DNA) – General Zubair Mahmood Hayat, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, addressed the participants of National security and War Course today, at National Defence University Islamabad. The Chairman dilated upon various facets of jointness to create effects upon entire spectrum of challenges being faced under the current environment. He emphasized upon a synergized national response and highlighted the importance of capitalizing on the new opportunities emerging out of CPEC.The talk was followed by a vibrant and candid question and answer session relating to internal and regionalRead More

COAS called on Chief of Turkish General Staff, General Hulusi AKar


ANKARA, JUN 20 (DNA) – Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa in Turkey on official visit. On arrival, COAS visited Ataturk Mausoleum and laid floral wreath to pay homage to the father of Turkish nation and penned down his respects on the visitor’s book. COAS visited Turkish Land Force Headquarters where he was received by General Salih Zeki Çolak, Commander Turkish Land Forces and was presented guard of honour. At the Turkish Land Force Headquarters, COAS was briefed on the regional security situation as well as theRead More

FPCCI trade delegation visits Lebanon on invitation of PM Hariri


KARACHI, JUN 20 (DNA) – A 28- member trade delegation comprising prominent members of the Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FPCCI) invited by Prime Minister of Lebanon, Saad Hariri visited Lebanon from June 13. FPCCI officials sharing details of the visit said the delegation headed by Irfan Sarwana, Vice President of FPCCI included entrepreneurs from different business sectors of the country. During the visit, the delegation was said to held various high level meetings with the Government Officials and representatives of Business community of Lebanon. Pakistani delegationRead More

Gwadar-Nawab Shah Pipeline: US-Saudi nexus

ISLAMABAD, JUN 20: Mayor and Chairman CDA Sheikh Anser Aziz and others attend an Iftar hosted by UAE ambassador at a local hotel.=DNA PHOTO

GWADAR, JUN 20 (DNA) – It seems the latest casualty for Pakistan amidst the diplomatic tensions in the Middle East has been the Gwadar-Nawabshah LNG pipeline project which was shelved by the PM in a recent meeting.  The project worth almost $2billion aimed to transport RLNG from the planned LNG terminal at Gwadar to Nawabshah, spanning a distance of 700km. Conceived as an alternative to the Iran-Pakistan (IP) gas pipeline project which understandably could not be pursued due to US pressure and sanctions, the government hoped to use the pipelineRead More

Learning Chinese trending in Pakistan amid deepening ties with China


ISLAMABAD, JUN 20 (DNA) – With the implementation of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) in Pakistan, the cultural interaction of Pakistani and Chinese citizens is opening avenue for learning Chinese language in Pakistan. Numerous institutes are teaching Chinese language to students and professionals in Pakistan, including the Roots Millennium Schools where more than 7,000 students are learning mandarin. Being a flagship project of Belt & Road, CPEC has attracted many Chinese into Pakistan who aren’t necessarily working on CPEC projects, but with other enterprises, or running private businesses. CPEC is notRead More

Rain puts dengue control officials on alert in Rawalpindi


RAWALPINDI, JUN 20 (DNA) – The recent spell of rain has put dengue control officials on alert. The threat of dengue mosquito larvae multiplying in stagnant rain water has exacerbated calling for immediate action. District Officer(DO) Health Dr Amir Sheikh on Monday said that all out resources were being utilised for dealing with dengue spread and the concerned departments were fully mobilised to eradicate the disease. Presiding over a meeting to review dengue situation and the measures taken in this regard, he directed that anti-dengue regulations be fully implemented and stern actionRead More