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Army Chief called on Defence Minister of Turkey Mr Fikri ISIK

RAWALPINDI (Web Desk) - Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Bajwa on Thursday has said that faceless and nameless hostile forces are polluting mind of youth through social media. Addressing a seminar in Rawalpindi, army chief said Raad-ul-Fasaad is just the beginning of a new phase. He said that fight has to be carried on by all organs of the state and its people. He said that security threats have been diminished resulting into a congenial environment for development activities. He said youth is Pakistan’s investment in future. General Qamar Bajwa said that Pakistan Army is only army in the world that has defeated terrorism of this scale.

ANKARA, JUN 21 (DNA) – Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa who is on an official visit to Turkey, called on Defence Minister of Turkey, Mr Fikri ISIK today. Matters related to regional situation and bilateral security cooperation were discussed. Both agreed upon the tremendous potential for cooperation in the fields of security policies, defence production and human resource training. Ambassador of Pakistan to Turkey, Mr Sohail was also present during the meeting . Earlier COAS visited Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI). Upon arrival he was briefed about theRead More

Raheel Sharif leading Saudi alliance in personal capacity: Sartaj


ISLAMABAD, JUN 21 (DNA) – Adviser to the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Foreign Affairs, Sartaj Aziz, said Wednesday the former Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General (retd) Raheel Sharif took the assignment of heading Saudi-led military coalition in his personal capacity. He was briefing the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, chaired by Senator Nuzhat Sadiq, about state’s position on the 41-nation ‘Islamic’ military alliance to counter terrorism. Aziz told Sharif was not sent to Saudi Arabia officially by the government. This contradicts with the earlier statements of Foreign MinisterRead More

CPEC to give new dimension to regional, global scenario: President


ISLAMABAD, JUN 21 (DNA) – President Mamnoon Hussain has expressed the confidence that operations Zarb-e-Azb and Radd-ul-Fasaad would yield positive results soon to make Pakistan a citadel of peace. He was addressing 17th Convocation of National Security and War Course at the National Defence University in Islamabad on Wednesday morning. The President said challenges facing the country multiplied mainly because of extremism and terrorism but Pakistani nation and state institutions emerged victorious in fighting the war of survival. He said the Government and state institutions are courageously implementing the NationalRead More

India must keep politics away from sports: Abdul Basit


NEW DELHI, JUN 21 (DNA) – Pakistan’s High Commissioner to India Abdul Basit said that Pakistan and India must remain in touch regarding all matters including terrorism, and urged India to keep politics away from sports. Abdul Basit expressed his views while giving an interview to Indian newspaper The Hindu, and said the meetings of Pakistan with Hurriyat leaders must be taken positively, as these meetings help to understand a better solution of prolonged controversy of Kashmir. Abdul Basit told that Pakistan considers Hurriyat Conference as the representative of peopleRead More

Chinese foreign minister due in Pakistan on June 24


BEIJING, JUN 21 (DNA) – Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi will visit Pakistan on June 24. The purpose of his visit is to mediate between Pakistan and Afghanistan. He will also visit Kabul afterwards. Wang Yi will meet Army Chief Qamar Bajwa and Adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz. Pakistan has welcomed the visit of Chinese foreign minister.=DNA ==============

Tokyo stocks close lower, Takata dives on bankruptcy fears


TOKYO, JUN 21 (DNA) – Tokyo stocks snapped a three-day winning streak on Wednesday as energy firms were hit by a slump in oil prices, while airbag maker Takata dived again on bankruptcy fears. Japanese petro-linked stocks lost ground amid concerns that production from US shale fields is overwhelming OPEC efforts to ease a global supply glut. “Japanese stocks have risen for three days, and with the overseas environment a little weak, it’s easier for profit taking to take the lead,” said Mitsuo Shimizu, deputy general manager at Japan AsiaRead More