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Team formed to investigate Rawalpindi Ring Road project scam

LAHORE, May 24 (dna): The Punjab Anti-Corruption Establishment (ACE) constituted on Monday a team to investigate the Rawalpindi Ring Road project scam. Punjab ACE Director General Mohammad Gohar formed the team comprising legal, technical and economic experts, according to a spokesperson for the anti-corruption department. He said the ACE will apprise the nation about facts after the investigation. The investigation into the Ring Road project scam was launched on the directives of Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar. It is noteworthy that a fact-finding inquiry committee detected large-scale irregularities in the RawalpindiRead More

US acknowledges Pakistan’s role in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON: Pakistan has played an important role in supporting the peace process in Afghanistan, according to a top Pentagon official.  Assistant Secretary of Defence for Indo-Pacific Affairs David F Helvey made this statement while addressing lawmakers of the Senate Armed Services Committee in the US on Saturday. He was responding to a question from Senator Joe Manchin, a West Virginia Democrat, about his “assessment of Pakistan” and its intelligence agencies and the role expected by both in the future. “Pakistan has played an important role in Afghanistan. They supported theRead More

Interpol seeks details of Belgian citizens involved in Karachi terror acts

KARACHI, May 24 (DNA): Interpol in a letter to Pokarachi terror actslice and the CTD has sought details of the Belgian citizens involved in terror activities in Karachi. Interpol Brussels chapter, in a letter to Additional I.G. Police Karachi and DIG Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) via the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), has sought the list of the citizens of Belgium involved in terrorism in Karachi, sources said. According to sources, Belgian authorities had sought details of the terror suspects from the Interpol. It is to be mentioned here that the CTDRead More

No US military bases in Pakistan

Staff Report ISLAMABAD: Responding to media queries, the Spokesperson stated that there was no U.S. military or air base in Pakistan; nor was any such proposal envisaged. Any speculation on this account was baseless and irresponsible and should be avoided. The Spokesperson added that Pakistan and the U.S. have a framework of cooperation in terms of Air Lines of Communication (ALOC) and Ground Lines of Communication (GLOC) in place since 2001. No new agreement has been made in this regard.

Bosnian Ambassador calls on AJK President, discusses Kashmir, people to people contacts

MUZAFFARABAD, May 24 (DNA): The Ambassador of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Mr. Sakib Foric, called on President of Azad Jammu and Kashmir Sardar Masood Khan at Aiwan-e- Sadar, Muzaffarabad on Monday. The AJK President and Ambassador Sakib Foric during the meeting discussed ways to strengthen relations between the people of Bosnia, Pakistan, and Azad Jammu and Kashmir. The AJK President expressed his immense pleasure to receive the Bosnian envoy and said that Bosnia is a great nation with a history of the valiant struggle to fight tyranny, ethnic cleansing and genocide. “YouRead More

Pakistan, Malaysia to enhance economic ties to its full potential: Dr. Shahzad Waseem

DNA ISLAMABAD, MAY 24 – Leader of the House in Senate, Senator Dr. Shahzad Waseem during meeting with Ikram Mohammad Ibrahim Ambassador of Malaysia has emphasized to further enhance bilateral trade, investment and tourism between Pakistan and Malaysia.  He said that the present state of bilateral economic ties does not commensurate with the potential and there is need to explore possibility of cooperation in diverse fields.  The Ambassador of Malaysia paid a farewell on Leader of the house in senate here at his residence today on Monday. Leader of theRead More