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Pak Army cadet wins ‘International Medal’ at UK military academy

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LONDON, APR 13 (DNA) – Pakistan Army cadet Sheroz Shahid clinched the Overseas International Medal at Royal Military Academy Sandhurst (RMAS) UK. The award is given for high performance in education, training and physical fitness displayed during the training period. The medal was awarded by Gen Sir Nicholas Patrick Carter, Chief of General Staff of British Army, who was reviewing officer of the parade.

Pakistan, China Air Forces to hold joint drills


ISLAMABAD, APR 13 (DNA) – President Mamnoon Hussain says Pakistan and China are associated with everlasting relations of friendship. He was talking to commander of China ‘s People’s Liberation Army Air Force Lieutenant General Ding Laihang in Islamabad on Friday. The President said the defence ties between the two countries are the guarantor of peace and stability in the region. He appreciated efforts of the Chinese officials for the joint drills of Pak-China Air Force, held in China . He expressed his resolve that such type of exercises will also be conducted in future as well.Read More

PM inaugurates much-awaited 969 MW Neelum Jhelum power project


MUZAFFARABAD, APR 13 (DNA): Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Friday inaugurated the much-awaited Neelum Jhelum Hydropower Project to inject 969 megawatt of electricity to national grid as a historic milestone to meet country’s growing power needs. After unveiling the plaque, he made the first unit of the project functional by pressing a button in main control room. The prime minister was accompanied by his cabinet members including Barjees Tahir, Engineer Khurram Dastgir, Syed Javed Shah, Marriyum Aurangzeb, Governor Punjab Muhammad Rafiq Rajwana, Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Iqbal Zafar Jhagra and ChairmanRead More

Red meat linked to liver disease, diabetes risk factor: study


NEW YORK, APR 13 (DNA) – People who eat lots of processed and red meat are at increased risk of developing chronic liver disease and insulin resistance, a diabetes risk factor – especially if they like their steak well done, an Israeli study suggests. Researchers focused on what’s known as non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, which is associated with obesity and certain eating habits. While red and processed meat has long been linked to an increased risk of diabetes, certain cancers and heart disease, evidence to date has been mixed aboutRead More

I concur with the verdict but not with the reasoning: Justice Azmat Saeed


ISLAMABAD, APR 13 (DNA): Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed has said that he agrees to the disqualificaion verdict announced by the five-member Supreme Court bench under Article 62 (1)(f), but not with the reasoning employed in the case. In an additional note with the judgement, he wrote: “I concur with the conclusions drawn in the said judgment but I do not find myself in agreement with reasoning employed in its entirety.” “Article 62 (1)(f) is rooted in our Islamic values and the provision should be interpreted with utmost care. The attorneyRead More

Mahmoud Abbas urges int’l protection for Palestinians


EAST JERUSALEM, APR 13 (DNA) – Thousands of Palestinians staged a mass protest along Gaza’s sealed border with Israel, for a third consecutive on Friday. Clashes erupted when protestors burnt Israeli flags and Israeli soldiers fired tear gas and live bullets from across the border fence injuring thirty Palestinians. The marchers are protesting against Gaza blockade as well as asserting the right of return of Palestinian refugees and their descendants to what is now Israel. In all, 34 Palestinians were killed in the past two-week protests. Gaza has endured aRead More