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Taliban battles its way into key Afghan city

Afghanistan’s Defence Minister Bismillah Mohammadi said government forces were in a “very sensitive military situation”, adding that “the war is raging” with the Taliban News Desk KABUL: The Taliban launched a major assault on a provincial capital in Afghanistan on Wednesday, the first since the US military began its final drawdown of troops from the country. Fierce fighting erupted in the western city of Qala-i-Naw, the capital of Badghis, with the Taliban seizing police headquarters and offices of the country’s spy agency. Afghanistan’s Defence Minister Bismillah Mohammadi said government forcesRead More

PTI Govt put economy in right direction: Fawad

Ansar M. Bhatti ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain on Wednesday said the economy had been put in the right direction during three-year of Pakistan Tehrik Insaf (PTI) government, which was definitely a landmark achievement. Addressing a press conference along with Minister for Industries and Production Makhdoom Khusro Bakhtiar, he said the Prime Minister had the vision to ensure economic stability in the country and added the government prudent policies had started yielding positive results. Fawad said a significant improvement in the agriculture and textile sectorRead More

Second Phase of CPEC to focus on industry and agriculture

ISLAMABAD: In commemoration of 70 years of Pakistan-China relations, the Pakistan- China Institute (PCI) arranged a conference titled, “Pakistan-China At 70: A Unique Bilateral Partnership”. The conference brought together China and Pakistan’s key government officials, academicians, journalists, students, and civil society members under one roof. The conference featured 24 esteemed panelists from Pakistan and China talk with one voice about the importance of upholding Pakistan-China all-weather strategic partnership. This conference was divided into four sessions, in addition to an opening session. At the start, an exclusive 10-minute documentary production ofRead More

COAS, Qatari Deputy PM discuss Afghan peace

Qatari dignitaries appreciated Pakistan’s efforts for peace and stability in the region Staff Report RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa has said that Pakistan and Qatar shared great history of cordial relations and a deep spirit of brotherhood, which are being transformed into an enduring partnership, a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said. The military’s media wing said General Qamar, who is on a two-day official visit to Qatar, called on Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Defence Affairs Dr Khalid Bin MohammedRead More

OIC SG underscores principled stance on J&K: FO

Saifullah ISLAMABAD: Foreign Office spokesperson Wednesday said that during a recent meeting between Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Secretary General and the Indian ambassador to Saudi Arabia, the former had underscored the organization’s principled position on the Jammu and Kashmir dispute. Responding to media queries regarding a meeting between the OIC Secretary General and the Indian Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the Spokesperson stated: The meeting between the OIC Secretary General and the Ambassador of India to Saudi Arabia on 5 July 2021 at the OIC’s General SecretariatRead More

NCOC shows concern over Covid surge

The NCOC issued special instructions for the occasion of Eid ul Azha to ascertain that the number of COVID-19 cases does not escalate Special Correspondent ISLAMABAD: The National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) on Wednesday held a meeting to express concern over the growing number of COVID-19 cases in the country and directed provinces to ensure the strict implementation of the coronavirus standard operating procedures on the occasion of Eid ul Adha.  The meeting was held under the chairmanship of the Federal Minister for Planning, Development, and Special Initiatives AsadRead More