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International Institute of Central Asia inaugurates at Tashkent

DNA TASHKENT: Tashkent hosted the opening ceremony of the International Institute for Central Asia, created on the initiative of the President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev, within the framework of the International Conference “Central and South Asia: Regional Connectivity. Challenges and Opportunities”. The ceremony was attended by the Chairperson of the Senate of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan Tanzila Narbayeva, Head of the United Nations Regional Centre for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia (UNRCCA) Natalia Gherman, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan Mukhtar Tileuberdi, DeputyRead More

Probe underway into Dasu bus incident

Staff Report ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry on Thursday said that “terrorism cannot be ruled out” in the Dasu bus accident which resulted in the death of 12 people, including three Chinese nationals. “Initial investigations into Dasu incident have now confirmed traces of explosives,” said Chaudhry. He said that Prime Minister Imran Khan is “personally supervising all developments in this regard” and that the government is closely coordinating with the Chinese embassy. “We are committed to fight the menace of terrorism together,” the information minister said.

Terrorist abduct 16 laborers from mobile tower site Khurram district

KHURRAM: 16 laborers working at a mobile tower site in Kurram Tribal District were abducted by unknown Terrorists. On 27 June, 10 out of 16 labourers were released and body of one labourer was found. To rescue the remaining 5 x abducted laborer, security forces launched series of Intelligence Based Operations in highly inhospitable terrain under extreme weather conditions.Terrorists were continuously tracked and pursued. In an Intelligence Based Operation on 13 July 21, 3 terrorists were killed and Captain Basit Ali and Sepoy Hazrat Bilal sacrificed their lives for thisRead More

Pakistan, Uzbekistan pledge
to further solidify relations

Uzbek president to visit Pakistan; both countries agree on a negotiated solution of the Afghan issue; express resolve to complete Termez-Mazar-i-Sharif – Kabul – Peshawar railway at the earliest; President Shavkat lauds opening of Centers for the Study of the heritage of Alisher Navoi and Zahiriddin Muhammad Babur Ansar Mahmood Bhatti in Tashkent TASHKENT: Pakistan and Uzbekistan have reaffirmed their commitment to further solidify bilateral relations reaffirming their commitment to strengthening fraternal ties, based on religious, cultural and historical commonalities, the leaders expressed satisfaction at the continued progress in bilateralRead More

Army Officer, soldier martyred in IED blast in Balochistan’s Pasni

RAWALPINDI, JUL 15 (DNA) – A Pakistan Army officer and a soldier were martyred in an improvised explosive device (IED) blast in Balcohistan’s Pasni on Thursday, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said. The military’s media wing said terrorists targeted security forces using an IED in Khuda Bux Bazar near Pasni. Two servicemen, identified as Capt Affan Masood and Sepoy Babar Zaman, embraced martyrdom, it added. The Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) said a search operation was carried out to apprehend the perpetrators. “Such cowardly acts by inimical elements, backed byRead More

Minister, CII chief punch holes in Domestic Violence Bil

ISLAMABAD, JUL 15 (DNA) – Federal Minister for Religious Affairs Pir Noor-ul-Haq Qadri and CII Chairman Qibla Ayaz has expressed their reservations over the Domestic Violence (Prevention and Protection) Bill, 2021 saying it contains some clauses which contravene our social values and declared it un-Islamic. Talking to a private television channel Thursday, the Religious Affairs Minister voiced his disagreement with some of the clauses of the bill. He was of the view that the bill contained some provisions which were contradictory to our social values. He said that he agreedRead More