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Stay of Afghan refugees in Pakistan extended for six more months

PTI files petition in NAB against Nawaz for corruption

ISLAMABAD, 29 JUNE (DNA) – Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has directed Ministry of Foreign Affairs and States & Frontier Regions Division to immediately engage with UNHCR and the government of Afghanistan for gradual relocation of refugee camps in Pakistan to Afghanistan. According to a press release issued by the Prime Minister House, it is stated, the stay of POR card holders Afghan refugees shall be extended for a further period of six months only, till 31st December, 2016; and, In order to facilitate relocation and as a gesture of continuedRead More


Pak Army will always come up to expectations of nation: COAS

RAWALPINDI, 02  (DNA) –  A day-long Formation Commanders’ Conference, presided over by Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif, was held at General Headquarters on Thursday. The conference was attended by Corps Commanders, Principal Staff Officers and all Formation Commanders, an ISPR news release said. The participants were given comprehensive briefing on prevailing internal and external security situation of the country. They also held exhaustive discussion on professional matters. The COAS in his address while underscoring multiple and complicated challenges faced by Pakistan, expressed his optimism saying that PakistaniRead More


Gen Claudio praises Pak Army’s role for regional stability

RAWALPINDI, 20 APR (DNA) – Chief of Defence General Staff (CDGS), Italian Armed Forces General Claudio GRAZIANO on Wednesday called on Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif at General Headquarters. According to Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), matters of mutual interest including regional security situation and measures to further enhance defence collaboration between both the countries came under discussion. Chief of Defence General Staff, Italian Armed Forces appreciated successes of operation Zarb-e-Azb and efforts of Pakistan for regional security. DNA


Analysis: Modi’s Lahore visit: much ado about nothing

Analysis: Ansar Mahmood Bhatti LAHORE: Indian premier Narendra Modi landed at Lahore’s Allama Iqbal International Airport on Dec 25 on a “surprise” visit, where Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif were present to receive him.This is the first time an Indian premier has visited Pakistan in more than a decade. Television footage showed Modi exit his jet and embrace PM Nawaz, after which the two heads flew in a helicopter to Nawaz Sharif’s private residence in Raiwind. The Modi visit is likely to provide the Indian primeRead More


Army destroys all TTP centres in Darra, Orakzai

KOHAT, 10 MAY, (DNA) – The military has destroyed all the command and control centres of the banned Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) in Darra Adamkhel and adjoining Orakzai Agency. A senior army officer told media that the law and order situation had gradually improved during the last few years and it was much better these days. He said that there was negligible threat to the public and military now. The normalcy in Kohat could be gauged from the fact that the army organised a public mela (fair) inside the cantonment.