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Army chief chairs high level security meeting

Army chief chairs high level security meeting

RAWALPINDI, JUN 24 (DNA) – In the backdrop of recent spate of terrorist activities in the country, a high level security meeting chaired by Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa was held today. COAS was briefed in detail about the recent incidents and their manifest linkages with terrorist sanctuaries in Afghanistan operating under the patronage of NDS and RAW. COAS said that since 9/11, Pakistan is one of the few countries which have borne the brunt of terrorism and made monumental sacrifices to effectively neutralize this menaceRead More

Saudi Arabia announces Eid will begin on Sunday


JEDDAH, JUN 25 (DNA) – Today is the first day of Eid Al-Fitr in Saudi Arabia after reported sightings of the new moon. The Supreme Court earlier called on Muslims in the kingdom to sight the crescent moon on Saturday evening. United Arab Emirates also announced that Eid will be on Sunday. Astronomer Khalid Al-Zaaq, a member of the Arab Union for Astronomy and Space Sciences confirmed in his Twitter account that “Eid begins Sunday astronomically.” He added that “the astronomical calculations based on followed criteria suggest that Sunday isRead More

Chinese Foreign Minister welcomed by Punjab CM at Islamabad airport


ISLAMABAD, JUN 24 (DNA) – Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif has welcomed the Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Saturday at the Islamabad airport. According to Radio Pakistan, Wang Yi will have bilateral talks with the leadership of Pakistan on peace and stability matters, especially on the existing tensions with Afghanistan. China and Pakistan aim to cooperate closely for peace and reconciliation in Afghanistan. There will be several meeting between the Chinese officials and Pakistani leadership on friendly ties and future projects. Bouquets of flowers were presented to the ChineseRead More

Captain (r) Safdar appears before Panama JIT


ISLAMABAD, JUN 24 (DNA) – Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif’s son-in-law Captain retired Safdar has appeared before the Joint Investigation Team (JIT), probing much-hyped Panama Leaks case. Captain (r) Safdar accompanied by Asif Kirmani received warm welcome by Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) workers at Federal Judicial Academy. Sources told JIT, headed by Federal Investigation Agency s (FIA) Additional Director-General Wajid Zia, would ask queries related to the dependency of PM’s daughter Mariyam Nawaz and his assets. On the occasion, security has been tightened up to avoid any untoward situation. Earlier, WajidRead More