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Tuesday, July 14th, 2020


Three soldiers martyred in terrorist attack


RAWALPINDI, JULY 14 (DNA) – Terrorist fire raid on Security Forces routine patrolling party near Gichak valley, Kahan, Panjgoor Balochistan.   3 soldiers embraced shahadat while 8 soldiers received injuries, including an officer. 5 injured are critical. The Injured soldiers have been evacuated to CMH Quetta.

Lt Gen Nigar Johar: The country’s crown jewel


  Shujaat Hamza Last month’s CSS exam had a disappointing result like the overall success rate of 3%, but at the same time a female candidate from Abbottabad set an unprecendented record that has become a feat of pride not only for her family but also for the country.     She had become the fifth sister in her family to pass the CSS exam. Her four sisters were already serving the country by passing this important competitive exam. It is a tradition that even in our society, a women’sRead More

The US and Kashmir Conflict


Iqbal Khan Living routines of the people of Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK)—the only Muslim majority state of India— presents a text book case of horrible violations of religious freedom of Muslims. Moreover almost all Human Rights Watchdogs routinely keep pointing out the glaring HR violation in the IOK. The office of International Religious Freedom’s, in its 2019 report,has highlighted the violations of freedom of religion in India. ThisJune 10 report is an in-depth coverage and analysis of challenges faced by religious minorities, especially Muslims, Christians and lower caste Hindus (Dalit)Read More

Kyrgyz envoy meets Fawad Ch


DNA ISLAMABAD, JUL 14 – Ambassador of the Kyrgyz Republic to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan Erik Beishembiev met with the Federal Minister for Science and Technology of Pakistan Chaudhry Fawad Hussain. During the meeting, the sides discussed issues of enhancing cooperation between Kyrgyzstan and Pakistan in the field of Science and Technology in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic. Chaudry Fawad Hussein expressed the willingness of the Pakistani side to intensify scientific cooperation with Kyrgyzstan, exchange experience on the latest technologies with Kyrgyz colleagues, and also informed about PakistanRead More

India no longer part of Iran’s Chabahar rail project


TEHRAN/NEW DELHI, JUL 14 (DNA) – India has been dropped from Iran’s Chabahar rail project over funding delays. The two countries had signed an agreement four years ago to construct the 628-kilometre railway line along the Iran-Afghanistan border. It was signed between the Indian Railways Construction Ltd, and the Iranian Railways as part of a trilateral project between India, Iran and Afghanistan. It aimed to set up a new trade route to Afghanistan and Central Asia. India had agreed to provide $1.6 billion for “all services, superstructure work and financing,”.Read More

SDG 14 ‘Life Below Water’ nowhere on govt’s priority: experts


ISLAMABAD, JULY 14 (DNA) – Experts and civil society representatives have shown their grave concerns over least prioritizing the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 14 – Life Below Water that deals with the maritime affairs. They urged the government to take immediate steps to tackle marine pollution, streamline its management in a more sustainable manner by amicably resolving the overlapping mandate of the federal and provincial authorities. The participants also showed their trepidations and apprehensions for the extremely overlooked revised draft of the National Maritime Policy (NMP) that is lost inRead More