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Thursday, December 7th, 2017


NA passes unanimous resolution against US decision on Jerusalem


ISLAMABAD, DEC 07 (DNA) – The National Assembly on Thursday passed a unanimous resolution condemning the United States’ decision to recognize occupied Jerusalem as the so-called capital of Israel and to move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. The resolution termed it a direct attack on the Muslim Ummah at a time when the Middle East is already beset with wars and conflicts. It said that the US move is also a violation of international law, several resolutions of United Nations Security Council over the matter, and Global consensus onRead More

PM for enhanced Pakistan, Uzbekistan trade, economic ties

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ISLAMABAD, DEC 07 (DNA) – Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Thursday received Mr Furkat Sidikov, Ambassador of the Republic of Uzbekistan for a courtesy call here in his office. The prime minister welcoming the ambassador said Pakistan accorded great importance to its close and cooperative relations with Uzbekistan and wished to strengthen these relations, with special focus on trade and investment. Ambassador Sidikov conveyed the greetings of the president of Uzbekistan to the prime minister and briefed him on the progress of ongoing economic cooperation between both the countries. ItRead More

Pakistan hands over command of multi-national maritime security force to Australia


MANAMA, DEC 07 (DNA) – Pakistan has handed over command of the multi-national naval maritime security and counter-terrorism coalition named Combined Task Force 150 (CTF-150) to Australia. Rear Admiral Naveed Ahmed Rizvi gave the reins of CTF-150   to Commodore Malcolm KM Wise OAM of the Royal Australian Navy in a change of command ceremony held at the Headquarters Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) in Bahrain on Thursday, according to a statement issued by Pakistan Navy. While speaking on the occasion, Rear Admiral Rizvi, the outgoing Commander CTF-150, highlighted the threat of terrorism transcends national boundaries which requires combinedRead More

US drone will be shot down if violated Pakistan’s airspace, warns Air Chief


ISLAMABAD, (DNA) – Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman has on Thursday warned the United States that its drone will be shot down in case of any violation of Pakistan’s airspace. Soahil Aman expressed his views while addressing the opening ceremony of AirTech’17 at the Air University, Islamabad. The Air Chief said enemies are conducting terrorist activities in Pakistan through Afghanistan. Sohail Aman said we cannot change our neighbors, but Pakistan Air Force (PAF) is fully equipped and completely eligible to protect the borders. He said even Indian military officials admitRead More

Chabahar Port inauguration, new opportunity for enhancing regional collaborations: Iran envoy


ISLAMABAD, DEC 07 (DNA) – Ambassador of Iran to Pakistan Mehdi Honardoost strongly believes that inauguration of the first Phase of Chabahar Port of Iran is a new opportunity for enhancing of collaboration among the regional states. In an article, he wrote Chabahar Port does not only belong to Iran, rather it is an instrument to facilitate trade, development and benefit for the economic convergence of regional governments and nations. The envoy said Phase one of the development of Chabahar International Port was inaugurated on December 3, 2017 in theRead More

London Mayor Sadiq Khan meets Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif


ISLAMABAD, DEC 07 (DNA) – Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif received Mr. Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London at the Foreign Office today. The Foreign Minister welcomed the Mayor Sadiq Khan and congratulated him on his effective leadership of a city like London with its multiple demands.  The Foreign Minister also briefed the Mayor about Pakistan’s successes in the economic field and the regional situation. Mayor Sadiq explained his “London is Open” campaign and stated that London remained the best place to study and work. He emphasized the deepening ofRead More