Chief Editor: Ansar Mahmood Bhatti

Wednesday, August 21st, 2019


China detains employee of Britain’s Hong Kong mission, UK urged to act


BEIJING , AUG 21 (DNA) – A Chinese national working at Britain’s Hong Kong consulate has been detained in China’s border city of Shenzhen for violating the law, the Chinese foreign ministry said on Wednesday, likely worsening already strained ties between Beijing and London. Britain has said it is “extremely concerned” by reports that the staff member at the consulate in its former colony had been detained. Simon Cheng did not return to work on Aug. 9 after visiting the neighboring mainland city of Shenzhen the previous day, Hong KongRead More

Army Chief Gen. Bajwa visits Pakistan Ordnance Factories (POF) Wah


RAWALPINDI, AUG 21 (DNA) – General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) visited Pakistan Ordnance Factories (POF) Wah and Heavy Industries Taxila (HIT). At POF COAS inaugurated Urea Formaldehyde Moulding Compound (UFMC) Plant at Wah Nobel Chemicals Factory. The project was completed in 8 months. This new plant is equipped with latest and most economical silver catalyst technology, which will reduce the production cost. COAS also visited POF display centre  where new defence products were showcased. COAS appreciated the achievements of Research and Development Department of POF. COASRead More

Emirates airline to recruit cabin crew in Casablanca, Tangier


RABAT, AUG 21 (DNA) – Leading Gulf airline Emirates aims to strengthen its cabin crew, announcing the launch of two Open Days in Morocco. The first Open Day will take place on August 29 in Casablanca at 9 a.m., while the second will take place in Tangier on August 29, announced the company. The company asks the candidates to bring their resumes along with one photograph to the Open Days. The cabin crew recruits will benefit from opportunities including free transport,  medical coverage, and accommodation in Dubai. CEO  of Emirates in Morocco Rached AlRead More

  Experts call for end to blame game for better Pak-Afghan ties


  ISLAMBAD, AUG 21 (DNA) -:Hate does not end hate, only love can. Revenge cannot end revenge, only forgiveness can. War cannot end war, only peace can. Let us rise above hate and revenge, Federal Parliamentary Secretary for Foreign Affairs and Member National Assembly of Pakistan Andleeb Abbas quoted Martin Luther King’s wordsat a high-level Pakistan-Afghanistan Track 1.5/II dialogue Beyond Boundaries convened by the Center for Research and Security Studies (CRSS) in Islamabad, urging both sides to focus on the positives first to mitigate negativity. She was of the opinionRead More

China welcomes General Qamar Bajwa’s extension for another three years


BEIJING, August 21 (DNA): China on Wednesday welcomed the extension of Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa‘s term for another three years, saying he is an “old friend” of the Chinese government who has made “robust” contributions to the bilateral relations. Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang said that Pakistan Army, under the leadership of General Qamar Javed Bajwa will continue to make contributions to upholding Pakistan’s sovereignty and security interests as well as the peace and stability in the region. “We believe under the leadership ofRead More

Pentagon warns of China’s growing influence in the Middle East


A top Pentagon official has warned that China’s increasing efforts to gain influence in the Middle East could undermine defence co-operation between the US and regional allies that grow too close to Beijing. Defence officials are concerned about China’s “desire to erode US military advantages” in the Middle East, Michael Mulroy, the top Pentagon official for the region, told the Financial Times. He argued that Beijing could use investments in the Middle East for “economic leverage and coercion” and “intellectual property theft and acquisition”. “Many investments are beneficial, but we’reRead More