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Moroccan ambassador meets COAS Gen. Bajwa

RAWALPINDI, JAN 24: /DNA/ – Mohamed Karmoune, Ambassador of Morocco to Pakistan called on General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) at GHQ, today. During the meeting, matters of mutual interest, bilateral defence, security cooperation & regional security situation including Afghanistan were discussed. COAS said that Pakistan values its relations with Morocco and we earnestly look forward to enhance mutually beneficial multi-domain relations based on common interests. The visiting dignitary appreciated Pakistan’s role in Afghan situation, efforts for regional stability and pledged to play his role for further improvement inRead More

Iftikhar and Khalid re-elects as President, Secretary of PBF

BY OUR CORRESPONDENTISLAMABAD, Jan 24: Brig (r) M Iftikhar Mansoor and Muhammad Khalid Bashir unanimously re-elected as President and Secretary General of Pakistan Basketball Federation (PBF) for the next term of four years during the general council meeting held at Olympic House. Pakistan Olympic Association (POA) representative Muhammad Jehangir (Deputy Secretary General POA) also attended the meeting, which was presided over by Brig (R) M Iftikhar Mansoor. The house unanimously elected Brig (R) M Iftikhar Mansoor as president, M Khalid Bashir as General Secretary and Din Muhammad as Treasurer. Imtiaz Rafi ButtRead More

Looming threat of terrorism

Shujaat Hamza A new wave of terrorist attacks has begun in Pakistan since the talk of negotiations with Tehreek e Taliban Pakistan. Earlier it was gloriously announced that the government has ‘triumphed’ in reaching a ceasefire agreement with the proscribed organization. The Afghan Taliban were said to be the ‘third party’ engaged in the talks as guarantor. However, the ceasefire agreement lasted only a month. And since then, a worrisome wave of attacks on armed forces and civilians has started. While the terrorist attacks on armed forces in the mergedRead More

HEC, PEC Discuss Service Structure of Engineers & Technologists

Islamabad, JAN 24 /DNA/ – A meeting was held on Monday at HEC Secretariat between Engr. Muhammad Najeeb Haroon MNA, Chairman, Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC) and Tariq Banuri, Chairman, Higher Education Commission (HEC) regarding the service structure of engineers and technologists. Both the organizations expressed their commitment to work expeditiously for finalization of respective service structures for both engineers and technologists. It was expressed by the Heads of PEC and HEC that demand for separate service structures by engineers and technologists in their respective domain/cadre is a legitimate requirement toRead More

Sri Lankan trade minister meets FM Qureshi

ISLAMABAD, JAN 24: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi received the Minister of Trade of Sri Lanka, Dr. Bandula Gunawardhana and State Minister for Regional Cooperation Mr. Tharaka Balasuriya at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs today. Dr. Gunawardhana along with an important trade delegation is visiting Pakistan from 20-27 January.   Highlighting the importance of strengthening the existing fraternal relations between the two countries through high-level exchanges, the Foreign Minister underlined the need to capitalize on the immense goodwill that exists between Pakistan and Sri Lanka by expanding cooperation across diverse areas,Read More

One more Mexican journalist shot dead in a week in Tijuana

A Mexican journalist was shot dead in the northern border city of Tijuana on Sunday, a government official said, becoming the second killed in the area within a week. Lourdes Mandonado, a journalist with decades of experience, died from a gunshot to the head while in her car, parked in front of her home in Tijuana, the official from the state of Baja California told Reuters. The killing came less than a week after officials reported that Mexican photojournalist Margarito Martinez, 49, died after being shot in the head outside his home in Tijuana. ARead More