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Iranian ambassador, Chinese envoy meet Army Chief Gen. Bajwa

RAWALPINDI, JAN 08 (DNA) – Yao Jing Ambassador of China to Pakistan and Seyyed Mohammad Ali Hosseini, Iranian Ambassador to Pakistan separately called on Chief of Army Staff Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa at GHQ. Regional security situation including US-Iran stand off was discussed during the meeting.=DNA ====

Pakistan condolences over loss of precious lives in Ukrainian Airlines plane crash

ISLAMABAD, JAN 08 (DNA) – President Arif Alvi and Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan have expressed their profound grief and sorrow over the loss of so many precious lives in the tragic crash of Ukrainian International Airlines passenger plane in Tehran today. President Arif Alvi and Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan said our thoughts and prayers are with the bereaved families and all those who have lost their loved ones. The leadership, government and people of Pakistan offer their sympathies and condolences to the Governments and people ofRead More

Senate approves Services Act amendment bills

ISLAMABAD, JAN 08 (DNA) – The Senate of Pakistan has approved the Services Act amendment bills Army Act amendment bill regarding extension in the tenure of the services chiefs and chairman of joint chiefs of the staff committee. The Services’ Act amendment bills were presented in the today’s Upper House session held under the chair of Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani by Defence Minister Pervez Khattak. During the session, the Senate legislators gave clause-by-clause approval to the Army Act Amendment Bill 2020, Pakistan Air Force (PAF) Act Amendment Bill 2020 and Pakistan NavyRead More

PM says Pakistan will not be part of ME conflict

ISLAMABAD, JAN 08 (DNA) – Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday expressed deep concern over the evolving situation in the Middle East in view of the U.S.-Iran tension, and underlined the imperative of avoiding any further escalation. The prime minister offered the remarks while talking to Minister for Endowment and Religious Affairs of Oman Sheikh Abdullah bin Muhammad bin Abdullah Assalami in Islamabad after tension between the U.S. and Iran heightened over a U.S. drone strike that killed Iranian General Qassem Soleimani on Friday near Baghdad airport. Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guard CorpsRead More

US Secretary of Defence Mark T. Esper phones COAS Gen. Bajwa

RAWALPINDI, JAN 08 (DNA) Chief of the Army Staff, Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa received telephone call from US Secretary of Defence Dr. Mark T. Esper on Wednesday. Both leaders discussed ongoing security situation in the Middle East.The Secretary expressed that US doesn’t want to seek conflict, but will respond forcefully if necessary. “We would like situation to de-escalate & shall support all initiatives which bring peace in the region.We call upon all concerned to avoid rhetoric in favour of diplomatic engagement. We all have worked a lot to bring peaceRead More

LHC fixes Maryam Nawaz ECL case for hearing

LAHORE, JAN 08 (DNA) – The Lahore High Court (LHC) has fixed the plea of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) vice president Maryam Nawaz seeking removal of her name from the Exit Control List (ECL), for hearing on January 15. A two-member bench of the LHC led by Justice Tariq Abbasi will hear the case. The bench hearing the case, earlier, was dissolved due to vacations of the honorable judge Justice Ali Baqir Najfi. On December 24, last year, the federal cabinet had decided not to remove the name of Maryam Nawaz fromRead More