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Army stands by Govt decision about airbases

Military leadership made it clear that the case of Pashtun Tahafuz Movement (PTM) leader and Member National Assembly (MNA) Ali Wazir is not personal Special Correspondent ISLAMABAD: Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Thursday said Pakistan will not give airbases to the US if the government has decided against it. The army chief was responding to questions posed by journalists after he had attended a military and intelligence briefing to parliamentarians on national security and the Afghanistan situation. “You should have put this question to the government.Read More

‘Army to modernize infantry for future threats’

Nehal Miraj RAWALPINDI: General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) visited Punjab Regimental Centre (PRC), on Friday.  During the visit, COAS installed Lieutenant General Majid Ehsan, Inspector General Arms as Colonel Commandant of the Punjab Regiment. Outgoing Colonel Commandant of the Punjab Regiment Lieutenant General Shahid Baig Mirza (Retired), large number of serving and retired officers and soldiers attended the ceremony.  While interacting with the officers and troops, COAS appreciated the Regiment for displaying the highest standards in all professional pursuits, including their exemplary performance in operations. HeRead More

Pakistan, Uzbekistan hold political consultations

Furqat Sidikov Aamer Aftab Qureshi Pakistan side was led by Aamar Aftab Qureshi while Ambassador Furkat Sidikov, Deputy Foreign Minister News Desk ISLAMABAD, JUL 2: The Inaugural round of Pakistan-Uzbekistan Bilateral Political Consultations (BPC) was held in virtual mode. The Pakistan side was led by Aamar Aftab Qureshi, Additional Secretary (Afghanistan and West Asia) while Ambassador Furkat Sidikov, Deputy Foreign Minister, led the Uzbek side. The two sides exchanged views on whole gamut of bilateral relations including political, economic and trade, culture, people-to-people exchanges, regional connectivity, defence and security andRead More

APNS condemns Punjab Privilege Bill 2021

DNA KARACHI, JUL 2 – The APNS strongly condemns the Punjab Privilege Bill 2021 passed by the Punjab Assembly to curb the Freedom of Press in the name of privileges of assembly members. The President, Mr. Sarmad Ali and Secretary General, Ms. Nazafreen Saigol Lakhani of All Pakistan Newspapers Society in a statement have stated that the bill provides a judicial committee of the house with dictatorial powers to order arrest without warrant of a journalist and award sentence of six months with fine of Rupees ten thousand without adoptingRead More

Uzbek President attends the Youth and Student Forum

On June 30, President Shavkat Mirziyoyev visited the Forum of Youth and Students of Uzbekistan. The Botanical Garden where the forum is held is festively decorated. Exhibitions and demonstrations reflecting the achievements of young people in the fields of science, technology, literature and art have been organized. The head of state walked around these exhibitions and examined the inventions, skills and artistic performances of young people. He talked to them and wished them success in their reading and research. The President came to the square and congratulated all the youngRead More

Economic development is on right path: Ali Nawaz Awan

PM always promotes Quaid’s ideology; government sets record of $26 billion exports Saifullah ISLAMABAD:  Special Assistant to the Prime Minister Ali Nawaz Awan has said that the government has taken some pragmatic measures to uplift country’s economic situation. “Under the leadership of Imran Khan, the federal government has sincerely started moving forward on the path of economic development by eliminating the fiscal deficit of 20 billion dollar this year,” Ali Nawaz added He expressed these views at a dinner hosted by Zafar Bakhtawari Secretary General UBG in honor of visitingRead More