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Taliban take over Spin Boldak border crossing with Pakistan

Pakistan has suspended activities at the Chaman crossing point in light of the recent development Agencies KABUL: The Taliban continued with their onslaught against the Afghanistan government Wednesday, as a spokesperson of the group said they had captured the important Spin Boldak border crossing with Pakistan. “The (Taliban) Mujahideen have captured an important border town called Wesh in Kandahar,” Taliban spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahid, said in a statement. “With this, the important road between (Spin) Boldak and Chaman and Kandahar customs have come under Mujahideen control.” A Pakistan security forces confirmedRead More


COAS lauds Tajik efforts for regional connectivity

Colonel-General Sherali Mirzo made the comments during a meeting with the Chief of the Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa RAWALPINDI: Tajik Defence Minister Colonel-General Sherali Mirzo on Wednesday lauded Pakistan for the role it is playing in the Afghan peace process, said a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR). Colonel-General Sherali Mirzo made the comments during a meeting with the Chief of the Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa at the General Headquarters in Rawalpindi. Gen Bajwa told the Tajik minister that Pakistan values its brotherly relationsRead More


PM Imran arrives in Uzbekistan today

The delegates have started arriving in Tashkent.  A high powered business delegation from Pakistan arrived here two days ago. The delegation has started its meetings with the Uzbek counterparts. The Capital Tashkent is littered with flags of the participating countries. Pakistani flags are also visible on the roads of Tashkent Ansar M Bhatti in Tashkent TASHKENT: Prime Minister Imran Khan is due in Tashkent on July 15 for a two-day visit. The Pakistani prime minister is visiting Uzbekistan on the invitation of  President Shavkat Mirziyoyev. The Prime Minister will beRead More


Former president Mamnoon Hussain dies of cancer

KARACHI – Former president of Pakistan Mamnoon Hussain passed away on Wednesday in Karachi, his son Arsalan Mamnoon confirmed. The former president was suffering from cancer and was undergoing treatment at a private hospital for the last two weeks, his son said. Hussain was the 12th president of Pakistan, who served from 2013 to 2018 during the tenure of the PML-N.  He was one of the most senior PML-N leaders. Originally a businessman, Mamnoon Hussain had started his political career as a Muslim Leaguer in 1969. At the time, heRead More


Chinese among 12 killed in bus explosion

The Foreign Office said the bus plunged into a ravine after a mechanical failure resulting in leakage of gas that caused a blast; Adviser to the PM Babar Awan termed it a “cowardly attack” ISLAMABAD: At least 12 persons, including nine Chinese engineers and two Frontier Corps personnel, died and several others were injured on Wednesday in a bus accident near the Dasu hydropower plant in the Upper Kohistan district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The Foreign Office said that the bus “plunged into a ravine after a mechanical failure resulting inRead More


Senate Defence Committee briefed by Moeed Yusuf, National Security Policy being formulated

DNA Islamabad, July 14, 2021:  The Senate Committee on Defence & National Security received a comprehensive briefing from Dr. Moeed Yusuf, National Security Adviser to the Prime Minister at the Parliament House today. The briefing session lasted for 2 hours which included a detailed interactive Q&A session.   The Committee was presided by its Chairman, Senator Mushahid Hussain Sayed and the briefing focused on Pakistan’s role in the changing regional scenario, Pakistan-American Relations, Pakistan-India Relations, the impact of the evolving situation in Afghanistan following the American military exit.  The Committee wasRead More