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Thursday, October 12th, 2017


Trump hails Pakistan for release of US-Canadian couple from terrorists’ captivity

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WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump hailed Pakistani officials for securing the release of an American woman, her Canadian husband and their three children from terrorists’ captivity. “This is a positive moment for our country’s relationship with Pakistan. The Pakistani government’s cooperation is a sign that it is honoring America’s wishes for it to do more to provide security in the region. We hope to see this type of cooperation and teamwork in helping secure the release of remaining hostages and in our future joint counterterrorism operations,” said Donald Trump. Pakistan ArmyRead More

Zafarullah Jamali parts ways with PML-N

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KARACHI, OCT 12 (DNA) – Former prime minister Mir Zafarullah Khan Jamali on Thursday bid adieu to the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) reportedly on differences with the party head over confrontation with the national institutions. A few days earlier, Zafarullah Jamali had suggested President PML-N Nawaz Sharif to refrain from confrontation with the institutions. The former PML-N leader has returned to his ancestral village and would announce next course of action after consultation with the local people. Azhar Farooq said he had apprehensions against policies of the PML-N. He saidRead More

Pakistan, Japan seek to enhance economic cooperation

ISLAMABAD, OCT 12: Ambassador of Japan to Pakistan Takashi Kurai called on Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi at PM Office.=DNA PHOTO

ISLAMABAD, OCT 12 (DNA) – Takashi Kurai, Ambassador of Japan to Pakistan called on Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi. Prime Minister said that Pakistan regards Japan as a close friend and a reliable economic partner. Prime Minister highlighted the significant improvement in the economic and security environment of Pakistan and attributed it to the successful law enforcement operations against terrorist groups. Emphasizing on bilateral relations, Prime Minister said that Pakistan looks forward to greater level of cooperation between the two countries particularly in the areas of trade, investment, infrastructure, energyRead More

US delegation acknowledges Pakistan’s sacrifices in war against terror


RAWALPINDI, OCT 12 (DNA) – US delegation comprising Ms. Lisa Curtis, Ambassador Alice G. Wells, Ambassador David Hale and others representatives called on General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS). The delegation briefed COAS on contours of US strategy in South Asia. Discussion focused on regional security situation including Afghanistan and how Pakistan has positively contributed towards peace and stability in the region. COAS highlighted concerns of Pakistan regarding peace and stability in the region. He reiterated that Pakistan has done its best despite constraints and shall continue itsRead More

Pak Army recovers family of foreigners kept as hostage: ISPR

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RAWALPINDI, OCT 12 (DNA) – Pakistan Army recovered five hostage foreigners from remote area on Thursday, according to inputs from Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR). All five persons are members of a family of foreigners including a Canadian man, his US-born wife and three kids. They were abducted by Afghan-based terrorists in 2012 and kept as hostages for five years. Security agencies of the United States (US) had informed Pakistan yesterdat through intelligence link that the hostages were transferred from Afghanistan to Pakistan across the border. Today, Pakistan Army conducted aRead More

NAB references: Nawaz, Maryam, Safdar to be indicted tomorrow

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ISLAMABAD, OCT 12 (DNA) – Accountability court will indict sacked premier Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Captain (retd) Safdar on October 13 as the family members were summoned by the judge for the respective day. While these three will be indicted, Sharif brothers Hassan and Hussain will be summoned once again and their warrants have been affixed on the walls of NAB court. Previously, the judge had allowed one-day immunity to Sharif family and summoned them on October 13. It was announced that the indictment will beRead More