Chief Editor: Ansar Mahmood Bhatti

May, 2019


One army and one civilian handed down death sentence in espionage


Rawalpindi, 30 May, 2019: General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) endorsed punishment to two Army and one civil officer on the charges of espionage/ leakage of sensitive information to foreign agencies prejudice to the national security. The officers were tried under Pakistan Army Act (PAA) and Official Secret Act by separate Field General Court Marshal (FGCM) for separate cases. Punishment awarded include:- 1. Lieutenant General Javed Iqbal (Retired) – Awarded 14 years rigorous imprisonment. 2. Brigadier Raja Rizwan (Retired) – Awarded Death Sentence. 3. Doctor Wasim AkramRead More

Pak, Turkey, Malaysia review reforms agenda to make OIC more effective


MAKKAH, MAY 30 (DNA) – A trilateral meeting of Pakistan, Turkey and Malaysia has reviewed reforms agenda of Organization of Islamic Cooperation and discussed ways to make OIC more effective organization. The trilateral talks were held on the sidelines of the ongoing meeting of the OIC Council of Foreign Ministers in Jeddah on Thursday. Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi represented Pakistan while the Turkish and Malaysian Foreign Ministers led their respective sides. Speaking on the occasion, Shah Mahmood Qureshi said Pakistan wants OIC to be recognized as a proactive andRead More

Sir Nicholas Kay meets COAS Gen. Bajwa


RAWALPINDI, MAY 30 (DNA) – Sir Nicholas Kay, North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Senior Civil Representative in Afghanistan called on General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) at GHQ. Matters related to peace and stability in the region, Pak-Afghan border management and reconciliation process in Afghanistan were discussed.

PM leaves for Saudi Arabia to attend 14th OIC Summit


ISLAMABAD, MAY 30 (DNA) – Prime Minister Imran Khan has left for Saudi Arabia to attend the 14th OIC Summit to be held in Makkah on Friday. The title of the conference is “Mecca Summit: Together for the Future.” The summit to be chaired by King Salman aims to develop a unified stance on current issues and events in the Islamic world. Ahead of the Summit, a meeting of the OIC Council of Foreign Ministers was held in Jeddah. It deliberated on adopted outcome documents for the Makkah Summit. SpeakingRead More

PTM leader Mohsin Dawar arrested from Waziristan


RAWALPINDI, MAY 30 (DNA) – Security forces have arrested the PTM leader, Mohsin Dawar from Waziristan on Thursday. Earlier, Pashtun Tahafuz Movement (PTM) leader Dr Alam admitted that party leader and Member National Assembly (MNA) Mohsin Dawar came with an armed group when Kharqamar check post in, North Waziristan tribal district was attacked. The links of PTM leaders with Afghanistan’s secret agencies have been revealed. The former director of Afghan secret agency National Directorate of Security (NDS) has asked United States of America (USA) to help PTM leaders Mohsin DawarRead More

FM Qureshi meets Foreign Minister of Indonesia


JEDDAH, MAY 30 (DNA) – Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi met with the Foreign Minister of Indonesia, RetnoMarsudi, on the sidelines of the OIC Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM) meeting in Jeddah. Foreign Minister Qureshi conveyed his felicitations on the re-election of President Joko Widodo. He noted that Pakistan and Indonesia enjoyed a long-standing relationship based on religious and cultural affinities, mutual trust, and commonality of views on a number of regional and international issues. The two Ministers agreed that as the largest and second largest Muslim majority states, IndonesiaRead More