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Tuesday, February 13th, 2018


Path to regional peace, stability passes through Afghanistan, says Gen Bajwa

KABUL, FEB 13: Chief of Army Staff, General Qamar Javed Bajwa addressing the Chiefs of Defence Cnference in Kabul, on Tuesday.=DNA PHOTO

KABUL, FEB 13 (DNA) – Chief of Army Staff, General Qamar Javed Bajwa has reiterated that path to regional peace and stability passes through Afghanistan, an Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) statement said. Addressing Chiefs of Defence Conference in Kabul on Tuesday, Gen Bajwa said that regions develop as a whole, not individual countries. He said that Pakistan has eliminated all terrorist sanctuaries from its soil, however, residual signatures of terrorists, who take advantage of the presence of 2.7 million Afghan refugees and absence of effective border security coordination, are alsoRead More

Federal Cabinet meeting approves LNG import from Oman, Italy


ISLAMABAD, FEB 13 (DNA) :The federal cabinet on Tuesday accorded approval for signing of an Inter-Governmental Agreement between the Ministry of Energy (Petroleum Division) Government of Pakistan and the Ministry of Oil and Gas, Sultanate of Oman for supply of liquefied natural gas (LNG) and POL products on government to government basis. The federal cabinet, which met here at the PM Office with Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi in chair, also gave approval for the signing of Inter Government Agreement and Letter of Intent on Cooperation in the field ofRead More

Dr Sattar informs ECP of dissolving rabita committee as convener


KARACHI, FEB 13 (DNA) – Dr Farooq Sattar, Muttahida Qaumi Movement Pakistan (MQMP) chief has written to Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Tuesday asserting that he had dissolved rabita committee of the political organisation on February 11 and intra-party polls are scheduled for February 17. As MQMP stands divided in two factions namely, PIB Colony group and Bahadurabad office, Dr Sattar has written to the commission informing the authority of having dissolved the coordination committee and scheduled intra-party elections on later this week. According to the letter written toRead More

Pakistan rejects baseless Indian allegations

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ISLAMABAD, FEB 13 (DNA) – Responding to a question regarding the recent comments of the Defence Minister of India, the Spokesperson stated that the now familiar Indian tendency of apportioning blame to Pakistan, without a shred of evidence, is regrettable. The Indian allegations are premature and inopportune, especially as India itself admits that the operation still continued and investigations had just started, when these comments were made. We have repeatedly seen India arrogating to itself the role of judge, jury and executioner. The reflex assignment of blame and smear campaigns,Read More

Electronic Visa to be started in Pakistan

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LONDON, FEB 13 (DNA) – Minister for Interior Prof.Ahsan Iqbal has said that Pakistan was contemplating to issue Electronic Visa (E-Visa) soon like other countries, to facilitate visitors and investors, in order to make the country member of the global economy and best investment and tourist destination. “We are in the process of issuing E-Visa soon in consultation with our foreign office like other countries to the genuine visitors and investors soon thus making Pakistan a member of the global economy and the best investment and tourist destination in theRead More

China’s Xi stresses military modernization and technological advances

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BEIJING, FEB 13 (DNA) – Chinese President Xi Jinping has stressed military modernization and technological advances during meetings with servicemen and women ahead of the Lunar New Year. Chinese leaders generally use the time around the festival to make inspection trips around the country where they flag important policy initiatives or areas of concern for the year ahead. The week-long holiday starts on Thursday, the eve of the new year. It is the most important holiday in the Chinese calendar, when millions of people travel to their home towns, manyRead More