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CENTCOM Chief holds one-on-one meeting with Gen Bajwa DNA RAWALPINDI: Commander US CENTCOM along with delegation visited GHQ. Commander CENTCOM had one on one meeting with COAS. Matters of mutual interest, regional security situation & stability, defence and security cooperation particularly military to military ties were discussed during the meeting. The one on one call was followed by delegation level meeting. Pakistan Army’s counter terrorism efforts and significant contributions towards regional peace and stability were discussed.  Pakistan – US military training exchange programme also came under discussion. The visiting dignitaryRead More

Amidst rising terror; tensions Taliban analyzes one-year rule

Amidst rising terror; tensions Taliban analyzes one-year rule Shamim Shahid PESHAWAR—Amidst rising violent acts in Kabul and other surrounding areas, growing global pressure for respecting Human Rights, the Taliban leaders assembled its own stalwarts and leading ulema in Qandahar in a bid to discuss one year performances and future strategies. It seems to be the first ever high profile gathering where, besides others, there are reports of Taliban supreme leader Haibat Ullah Akhund’s appearance for a while. Prior to Thursday gathering being attended by around 3,000 ulema and leading figuresRead More

Motorcycle lifter gang busted

                SARGODHA, Aug 18 (APP):Sargodha police busted a notorious motorcycle lifter gang and recovered stolen bikes from their possession. Police said that a special team was constituted on the direction of DPO to arrest the bike lifter gang.The team conducted raid and arrested three members of ‘Shani’ gang,besides recovering nine stolen motorcycles from them. They were identified as –ring leader Shani, Muhammad Akram and  Muhammad Waqas. Police said the accused confessed to have committed nine robberies while further investigation was underway.

Malaysia’s Najib starts final bid to overturn 1MDB jail sentence

                Putrajaya, Malaysia, Aug 18 (AFP/APP):Malaysia’s top court on Thursday began hearing ex-leader Najib Razak’s appeal to overturn his jail sentence for corruption in a high-stakes legal gambit that could see him locked up or potentially launching a political comeback.                   The Federal Court on Tuesday dismissed the former prime minister’s plea for a retrial, clearing the way for the hearings, which will be held until August 26.                   But as the hearing started, defence lawyer Hisyam Teh Poh Teik, surprised the court by telling the panel of five judgesRead More

Taiwan’s tourist attractions receive 120 mln trips in H1

                TAIPEI, Aug. 18 (Xinhua/APP) –:Taiwan’s tourist attractions received more than 120 million trips in the first half of the year, up 2.9 percent year on year but still shrinking by nearly 30 percent compared with that before the COVID-19 pandemic, statistics from the island’s tourism authority showed.    The city of Hsinchu took a heavy hit from the tourism depression, with the number of visitors plummeting by 58.4 percent year on year, said the authority.    Fortunately, the tourism market is in recovery, especially during the summer peak season,Read More

Pak Railways operating 96 trains to felicitate passengers

                ISLAMABAD, Aug 18 (APP):In a bid to accommodate passengers, Pakistan Railways has a network of 96 mail and express trains, running all over the country to better felicitate the commuters. Pakistan Railways at present was operating as many as 96 mail and express trains over the entire railway network in which various facilities were provided to the passengers. “The department is operating 19-38 Mail/Express, 18-36 intercity, 9-18 passenger trains and 2-4 Shuttle train over the railway system,” an official told APP. He said the facilities being provided to theRead More