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US left Bagram at night without informing Afghans

General Asadullah Kohistani said that the US left Bagram at 03:00 local time on Friday News Desk BAGRAM: The US military left Bagram Airfield – its key base in Afghanistan – in the dead of night without notifying the Afghans, the base’s new commander said. General Asadullah Kohistani said that the US left Bagram at 03:00 local time on Friday, and that the Afghan military found out hours later. Bagram also contains a prison, and there are reportedly up to 5,000 Taliban prisoners left in the facility. The Taliban haveRead More

US pullout over 90% complete: Pentagon

Agencies Washington: The withdrawal of US forces from Afghanistan is more than 90 percent completed, the Pentagon’s Central Command announced Tuesday. CentCom said it had officially handed over seven former US bases to the Afghan security forces and had evacuated the equivalent of nearly 1,000 C-17 air freighter loads of equipment from the country, ahead of the September deadline to complete the pullout. On Friday US forces handed over the sprawling Bagram air base north of Kabul, the main center of US military operations in the country for most ofRead More

COAS thanks Ambassador Alizada for his services

The Azeri envoy appreciated Pakistan’s role for ensuring peace and stability in the region Nehal Miraj RAWALPINDI: Ambassador of Azerbaijan Ali Alizada on Tuesday paid a farewell call to Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa here at General Headquarters (GHQ). During the meeting, matters of mutual interest, regional security situation, including Afghan Peace Process and measures to further enhance bilateral and defence cooperation were discussed, said an Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) media release. The COAS thanked the ambassador for his services in Pakistan and acknowledged hisRead More

Punjab to establish separate schools for transgender community: minister

LAHORE – The Punjab government will establish separate schools for the transgender community in selected cities of the province and the first of its kind will be established in Multan very soon, Education Minister Dr Murad Raas announced on Tuesday. He added that the attitude of students of regular schools could be insulting towards the transgender community, which is why separate schools would be established for them. He claimed that it was unfortunate that no government, except for the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf, had thought about the welfare and provision of educationRead More

Balochistan’s prosperity vital for progress: COAS

DNA RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Tuesday said that Balochistan’s peace and prosperity is the bedrock of Pakistan’s progress. According to a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the COAS interacted with participants of 7th National Workshop Balochistan at GHQ. Attended by large no number of parliamentarians, bureaucrats, members of civil society, youth, academia and media representatives, the workshop is aimed at enabling future leadership of Balochistan in understanding vital national/provincial issues and mounting cohesive response. Speaking at the occasion, Gen BajwaRead More

Efforts on to woo Balouch insurgents

Information Minister says the talks will only be with Balouchs who are not associated with India Ansar M. Bhatti ISLAMABAD:  Federal Information Minister has said efforts to woo disgruntled Balochs are on. Baluchistan is of vital importance for CPEC and peace in the province will be restored soon, Fawad Ch. said while briefing the media about the federal cabinet meeting.  Lahore blast suspect has been arrested, he said, adding that the arrest of Indian RAW man Kulbhushan Jadhav exposed its network in Pakistan and Islamabad will raise issue at allRead More