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PM, President Erdogan exchange Eid greetings

LAHORE, Jun 28 (APP): Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif on Wednesday spoke to the President of the Republic of Turkiye Recep Tayyip Erdogan and felicitated the government and the people of Turkiye on the auspicious occasion of Eid-ul-Adha. Reciprocating the prime minister’s sentiments, President Erdogan extended warm Eid greetings to the people of Pakistan, PM Office Media Wing said in a press release. The two leaders also reviewed bilateral relations between Pakistan and Turkiye. They agreed that the 7th Session of the High-Level Strategic Cooperation Council (HLSCC) to be heldRead More

Pakistan, Japan bilateral political consultations held in Tokyo

TOKYO, JUN 28: /DNA/ – The Foreign Secretary of Pakistan Dr. Asad Majeed Khan held Bilateral Political Consultations with his Japanese counterpart Mr. Shigeo Yamada in Tokyo today. Both sides reviewed all significant aspects of Pakistan-Japan relations and agreed to spare no effort to preserve, promote and diversify the longstanding robust relationship. Important regional and international issues were also discussed in depth. The Foreign Secretary also called on Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Mr. Takei Shunsuke and National Security Advisor Mr. Takeo Akiba. He also interacted with Mr. ShunRead More

Mushahid says strengthening Iran ties key to Border, Energy Security

Mushahid says strengthening Iran ties key to Border & Energy Security, Senate Defence Committee urges proactive counter-terror strategy to make border regions peaceful for trade & economic connectivity Islamabad, JUN 28 /DNA/ – The Senate Standing Committee on Defence, chaired by Senator Mushahid Hussain Sayed, convened a meeting today to address important issues pertaining to national security and the well-being of the citizens. Senators Walid Iqbal, Hidayat Ullah, Mushtaq Ahmad Khan, Dr Zarqa Suharwardy Taimur, Engr Rukhsana Zuberi, Palwasha Mohammad Zai Khan and Mover; ex-Senator Muhammad Zahid Khan attended theRead More

World Cup 2023: ICC agrees to PCB’s demand on warm-up matches

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has consented to Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB)’s demand of playing a non-Asian team in the warm-up matches in the World Cup 2023, slated to start this October in India. The PCB had reportedly expressed a lack of interest in playing the warm-up match against Afghanistan in a note to the ICC, saying that the Men in Green would have already faced the neighbouring country during the Asia Cup ahead of the mega event. After the schedule for the mega event was announced on Tuesday, itRead More

Police to ensure comprehensive security measures during Eid: SSP

ISLAMABAD, JUN 28 (DNA) — Senior Superintendent of Police (Operations/Investigation) Malik Jamil Zafar Wednesday chaired a meeting to reinforce foolproof security arrangements during the upcoming Eid-ul-Adha festivities. The meeting focused on ensuring the safety of citizens, protecting public gatherings, mosques, Imambargahs, and maintaining law and order throughout the district. In adherence to the directives issued by Islamabad Capital City Police Officer Dr. Akbar Nasir Khan, the SSP Operations/Investigation convened the meeting to discuss proactive security measures.  The attendees included SP Investigation, SP Traffic, SDPOs, DSP Property, In-charge Anti-Vehicle Lifting UnitRead More

Massive crowds stone the devil as fiercely hot Hajj winds down

MINA, JUN 28: Vast crowds of robed Muslims hurled pebbles in the “stoning of the devil” ritual on Wednesday as the biggest Hajj pilgrimage since the start of the pandemic draws to a close in intense Saudi Arabian heat. From dawn in Mina, hundreds of thousands of pilgrims began pelting three concrete monoliths representing Satan, and heading to Mecca for a final “tawaf”. More than 1.8 million people are taking part in the first unrestricted Hajj since Covid struck in 2020. About 2.5 million, the most on record, joined theRead More