KARACHI, DEC 12 (DNA) – General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) visited Army Air Defence Centre Karachi. COAS installed Lieutenant General Hamood Uz Zaman Khan, as Colonel Commandant of Army Air Defence Corps. COAS appreciated the Corps for their contributions in war against terrorism. A large number of serving and retired officers and soldiers from Army Air Defence attended the ceremony.
ISLAMABAD, (DNA) – Pakistan on Wednesday rejected the US decision to add the country to its blacklist of countries that violate religious freedom as “unilateral and politically motivated”. “Besides the clear biases reflected from these designations, there are serious questions on the credentials and impartiality of the self-proclaimed jury involved in this unwarranted exercise,” said a statement issued by the Foreign Office hours after US State Secretary Mike Pompeo said he had designated Pakistan among the “countries of particular concern” in a congressionally-mandated annual report, which means that the USRead More
Azerbaijan embassy marks 15th death anniversary of national leader Heydar Aliyev HARIPUR, DEC 12 (DNA) – The seminar on “Role of leaders in the empowerment of women” were held on Sarai Saleh, Haripur, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province of Pakistan organized by the Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan to Paksitan in collaboration with Pakistan-Azerbaijan Alumni Assosiation and Government Girls Degree College of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province of Pakistan. Emphasizing growing role of women in the socio-political, economic, and cultural life, Ambassador of Azerbaijan Ali Alizada said that gender equality has been one ofRead More
STRASBOURG, (DNA) – One person was killed and six others were injured in a shooting near a Christmas market in the eastern French city of Strasbourg on Tuesday. According to police the suspected gunman was on the run. Soon after the incident, the French interior ministry took to Twitter, saying: “Serious public security event under way in Strasbourg. Residents are asked to stay at home.” “Shooting in Strasbourg´s city centre. Thanks to all for staying at home until the situation has been clarified,” deputy mayor Alain Fontanel said in tweet.Read More
BHUBANESWAR, (DNA) – Belgium thrashed Pakistan 5-0 to qualify for the quarter-final of the Hockey World Cup being held in Indian city of Bhubaneswar. The men in green made an early exit from the World Cup without registering a single win in the tournament. Their only point came when they held on to a 1-1 draw against Malaysia. They were beaten by Germany and Netherlands. Belgium, on the other hand, triumphed in their opening game to Canada, 5-1 against South Africa and were held 2-2 against India. Pakistan and BelgiumRead More
ISLAMABAD, (DNA) – Minister of State for Revenue Hammad Azhar on Tuesday tweeted details of the government’s new mobile phone tax policy for people travelling to Pakistan from abroad. He explained one cell phone is allowed to be registered as duty free while no registration or duty will be levied on any phone(s) to be used in Pakistan for less than 30 days. He tweeted: “For benefit of people travelling into Pak from abroad, the mobile tax policy for you is: 1) One phone allowed to be registered as duty free 2)Read More