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UK PM Johnson says Putin cannot be allowed to ‘rewrite the rules’ over Ukraine

The UK is doing “everything possible” to support the people of Ukraine in the face of a Russian “disinformation campaign,” Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said. He told the Cabinet on Tuesday that Russian President Vladimir Putin “must not be allowed to rewrite the rules” of international relations as tensions mount along the Ukraine-Russia border, according to Johnson’s spokesman. The UK has promised anti-tank weapons to Ukraine in response to a Russian military build-up on the border, with around 100 British troops involved in a training operation. Defence Secretary Ben Wallace lawmakers on Monday that Britain was supplying light anti-armourRead More

Monal Restaurant’s appeal IHC reserves decision on maintainability

ISLAMABAD, Jan 18: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Tuesday reserved its judgment on the maintainability of an intra court appeal (ICA) against the sealing of Monal Restaurant at Margalla Hills National Park. The IHN division comprising Justice Aamer Farooq and Justice Miangul Hassan Aurangzeb reserved the decision after listening arguments from the petitioner. The petitioner’s lawyer Sardar Taimoor Aslam Advocate pleaded before the court that his client was granted a 15-year lease of the said land, which was supposed to be extended for another 15 years under the agreement.Read More

Educational institutions to open three days a week: NCOC

ISLAMABAD, JAN 18 (DNA) — Pertaining to the rising COVID-19’s Omicron cases across the country, the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) has proposed to open the educational institutes three days a week. The second important meeting of the NCOC was held in which the situation of educational institutions was also reviewed while various proposals regarding new restrictions were considered in the meeting. Moreover, it was discussed in the meeting that a proposal to make schools online for seven days in Islamabad was also considered. According to sources, the NCOCRead More

Turkey to send 3,250 security personnel to Qatar 2022 World Cup: Interior Minister Soylu

Turkey will send 3,250 security officers to Qatar for the 2022 World Cup, Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu said on Tuesday, adding Ankara had also trained Qatari personnel ahead of the competition. Speaking at an event in the southern resort town of Antalya, Soylu said 3,000 riot police and other personnel will be deployed during the event, as well as 100 members of a special forces unit, 50 bomb-detection dogs and their operators, 50 bomb experts and other staff. “A total of 3,250 of our personnel will work temporarily in Qatar in November and December of 2022 forRead More

Govt bound to follow court directives on navy golf course: Fawad

ISLAMABAD: Information and Broadcasting Minister Fawad Chaudhry said on Tuesday that the federal government was obliged to abide by the court’s directives regarding the sealing and demolition of the sprawling naval golf course located in Islamabad’s Margalla Hills National Park area unless the court suspended its orders. The minister said this after a federal cabinet meeting in Islamabad, while addressing a press conference alongside Energy Minister Hammad Azhar. Chaudhry’s statement comes a week after the Islamabad High Court (IHC) directed civic agencies to seal the golf course. During the January 11Read More

Medical board finds Nawaz Sharif’s health reports ‘incomplete’

LAHORE, JAN 18 (DNA) — A medical board formed by the Punjab government to examine former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s medical reports has declared them ‘incomplete.’ A medical board formed to examine Sharif’s health reports submitted in Lahore High Court (LHC) on the directions of the federal government reviewed the reports of the PML-N supremo. A special medical board comprising nine senior doctors has submitted its assessment report to the federal government, citing the documents submitted in the LHC regarding PML-N supremo’s health as incomplete, the sources privy to theRead More