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Tuesday, October 12th, 2021


At least 134 Yemen rebels dead in strikes

Riyadh, Oct 12: More than 130 Yemeni rebels have been killed in strikes south of Marib, the Saudi-led coalition said Tuesday, but the insurgents seized a district 25 kilometres (16 miles) south of the strategic city, according to military sources. Hundreds of Huthi rebels and government loyalists have died since fighting for Marib flared anew last month following a push in February. Marib city is the internationally recognised government’s last bastion in oil-rich northern Yemen. Dozens of new strikes were carried out in the Abdiya district of Marib province, afterRead More

President of Kyrgyzstan dismisses government

About half a year after a controversial constitutional amendment, the president of the republic of Kyrgyzstan, Sadyr Zhaparov, has dismissed the government. The head of state signed a decree to this effect, a statement by the presidential office said on Tuesday. The 52-year-old had led the mountainous country on the border with China from a parliamentary to a presidential republic by referendum in April. The new constitution has also increased Zhaparov’s powers: For example, he can now decide on the composition of the government in the ex-Soviet republic. Previously, its members were appointed byRead More

Foreign Secretary Sohail Mahmood meets Danish Climate Ambassador

ISLAMABAD, OCT 12 /DNA/ – Foreign Secretary Sohail Mahmood received Mr. Tomas Anker Christensen, Climate Ambassador of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark, today. The Foreign Secretary outlined Pakistan’s perspective on addressing the critical issue of Climate Change. He highlighted the various steps taken by Pakistan to tackle Climate Change at the national level including through the Eco-System Restoration Initiative, 10 Billion Tree Tsunami project, Electric Vehicle policy, and transition towards clean and renewable sources of energy. Potential areas of bilateral cooperation between Pakistan and Denmark were also discussedRead More

Senator Mushahid Hussain meets CJCSC at Joint Staff Headquarters

RAWALPINDI, OCT 12 /DNA/ – A delegation comprising 07 members of the Senate Standing Committee on Defence headed by Senator Mushahid Hussain Sayed, Chairman, Defence Committee visited Joint Staff Headquarters, Rawalpindi and met with General Nadeem Raza, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee.   The Committee received a comprehensive briefing on Roles and Functioning of Joint Staff Headquarters, work plan of the Tri- Services, security environment and Defence Forces efforts for peace and stability.   While addressing the Committee, Chairman JCSC said that Joint Staff Headquarters is functioning with a national perspectiveRead More

Pakistan condemns extra-judicial killings of Kashmiris

ISLAMABAD, OCT 12 /DNA/ – Pakistan strongly condemned the extrajudicial killings of five innocent Kashmiris in the Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK). The Hindutva-inspired BJP-RSS combine is carrying on its campaign of brutal repression and collective punishment of Kashmiris in IIOJK.Simultaneously, a false propaganda war against  Kashmiris and Pakistan continues unabated. The allegations surrounding the arrest of an allegedly Pakistani individual in New Delhi today are part of India’s well known efforts to divert the world attention from its egregious human rights violations and illegal actions in IIOJK, and well-documentedRead More

Ceremony organized in remembrance of H.M. King Rama IX at Thai embassy

ISLAMABAD, OCT 12 /DNA/ – Royal Thai Embassy in Islamabad organized a ceremony in remembrance of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej The Great. Ambassador Chakkrid Krachaiwong led Team Thailand in Pakistan and their spouses, to the ceremony which was held to mark the fifth anniversary of the passing of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej The Great who has worked tirlessly for the well-being of all Thais during His 70-year reign. After the event, Embassy’s Officers provided essential commodities including masks to the Pakistani staff of the embassy on the occasion.