Charsadda student who shot dead principal remanded to police custody

Charsadda student who shot dead principal remanded to police custody

The Charsadda District Court on Tuesday remanded a student who allegedly killed his college principal in Shabqadar yesterday to police custody for three days. After a short hearing, Judicial Magistrate-I Attaullah Jan handed the student’s custody to the police. The grade 12 student, Faheem, had shot six bullets at his college’s principal,...

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COAS Gen Bajwa inaugurates Army Institute of Military History

COAS Gen Bajwa inaugurates Army Institute of Military History

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa inaugurated on Tuesday the Army Institute of Military History (AIMH) during a ceremony at the Army Auditorium, GHQ. A high number of senior serving and retired military officers attended the ceremony, including former army chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani and...

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World XI tour Pakistan: COAS meets international hockey players

World XI tour Pakistan: COAS meets international hockey players

RAWALPINDI: International hockey players, who have come for the World XI series, and Pakistan’s hockey legends met Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Tuesday. COAS appreciated Pakistan Hockey Federation’s initiative for bringing the international players to the country, according to Inter Services Public Relations statement. Moreover, COAS also assured...

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Zainab’s murderer arrested: Police sources

Zainab’s murderer arrested: Police sources

KASUR: Police have made a major breakthrough in a case pertaining to the grisly rape and murder of seven-year-old Zainab in Kasur by arresting the main suspect, ARY News reported on Tuesday. According to informed sources, the tissue samples obtained from a suspect had matched the samples taken from the...

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Pakistan’s battle with militants ‘largest war on terror in the world’, says PM Abbasi

Pakistan’s battle with militants ‘largest war on terror in the world’, says PM Abbasi

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said on Monday that any sanctions against Pakistan would be counter-productive to the country’s own battle against militants, which he called “the largest war on terror in the world”. In an interview with Reuters, Abbasi also stressed his government will push ahead with plans to...

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Commotion in Peshawar Assembly over Imran’s diatribe against parliament

Commotion in Peshawar Assembly over Imran’s diatribe against parliament

PESHAWAR: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chairman Imran Khan’s anti-parliament remarks sparked uproar in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly on Monday after a ruling party member repeated his leader’s words in the house. The trouble began in the house after Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz MPA Sardar Aurangzeb Nalotha sought Speaker Asad Qaisar’s permission to allow...

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Seasonal influenza in Multan claims three lives in 24 hours

Seasonal influenza in Multan claims three lives in 24 hours

MULTAN: A woman was among the three people who died of seasonal influenza in the city’s Nishtar Hospital, bringing the total tally since December 15 to 31. The deceased include a woman from Muzaffargarh, and two men from Rajanpur and Multan, respectively. Multan health department spokesman told Geo that 12...

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150 booked after two student groups brawl at Punjab University

150 booked after two student groups brawl at Punjab University

LAHORE: Police have booked three different cases against 15 people and 100 unidentified persons for their alleged involvement in a clash between two student groups on late Sunday night. Terrorism acts were also included in the FIR, registered by the university against the student groups. Moreover, the university administration stopped...

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Nawaz Sharif real owner of Avenfield flats, reveals NAB reference

Nawaz Sharif real owner of Avenfield flats, reveals NAB reference

ISLAMABAD: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif is the real owner of the Avenfield flats, reveals a supplementary reference filed against him and members of his family in a case pertaining to their London properties. According to the reference, a copy of which is available with ARY News, Sharif is the...

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Lahore High Court reserved its verdict on petition seeking disqualification of CM Shahbaz

Lahore High Court reserved its verdict on petition seeking disqualification of CM Shahbaz

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Tuesday questioned maintainability of a constitutional petition seeking disqualification of Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif from his office. A bench of the LHC reserved the verdict on maintainability of the petition after hearing arguments of the petitioner. At the outset, the bench asked...

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Naqeeb murder case: FIA thwarts Rao Anwar’s attempt to flee country

Naqeeb murder case: FIA thwarts Rao Anwar’s attempt to flee country

RAWALPINDI: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Tuesday stopped former SSP Malir Rao Anwar, who is facing a probe into alleged extrajudicial killing of 27-year-old youth from South Waziristan, from leaving the country. Quoting sources, ARY News reported, SSP Anwar tried to flee the country to avoid the investigation into the killing...

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FIA says Rao Anwar stopped from fleeing country at Isb airport; police official denies reports

FIA says Rao Anwar stopped from fleeing country at Isb airport; police official denies reports

Rao Anwar, the former senior superintendent of police Malir, was stopped from boarding a Dubai-bound flight at Islamabad’s Benazir Bhutto International Airport late on Monday night, sources told Dawn. Anwar, however, has denied the reports. “I did not try to go anywhere,” the senior police official told Dawn on Tuesday. “Yesterday, there was...

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College principal shot dead by student in Charsadda

College principal shot dead by student in Charsadda

A grade 12 student at a private college in Charsadda shot dead the principal of the college on Monday, District Police Officer (DPO) Charsadda Zahoor Afridi said. Shabqadar police said Faheem fired six bullets at his principal Sareer which proved fatal. They said the principal had earlier expressed his anger...

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Apple partners with Malala Fund to fight for girls’ education

Apple partners with Malala Fund to fight for girls’ education

Apple announced yesterday that the company is partnering with the Malala Fund to become its first Laureate Partner in order to fund free education for girls. The Fund led by Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai aims to educate young girls to 12 years of free, safe, quality education. The programs banner under the Gulmakai...

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Pakistan ranks 47th on WEF’s Inclusive Development Index – much better than India

Pakistan ranks 47th on WEF’s Inclusive Development Index – much better than India

Pakistan was ranked at the 47th place among emerging economies on an Inclusive Development Index, while India is behind Pakistan at the 62nd rank, according to World Economic Forum. (WEF) Norway remains the world’s most inclusive advanced economy, while Lithuania again tops the list of emerging economies, the World Economic Forum (WEF) said while releasing the...

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Punjab University situation under control, VC vows action against perpetrators

Punjab University situation under control, VC vows action against perpetrators

LAHORE: A large contingent of police stands guard at the Punjab University where two groups clashed over a cultural event in the wee hours of Monday morning.  Chief Minister Punjab Shehbaz Sharif took notice of the incident and ordered CPO Lahore to submit a report.  Speaking to Geo News, Vice...

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Baseless, negative, insulting, venomous campaign: Jang/Geo Group issues legal notice to Imran Khan

Baseless, negative, insulting, venomous campaign: Jang/Geo Group issues legal notice to Imran Khan

ISLAMABAD: For all false, baseless, unfounded allegations and a malicious campaign that Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has launched against Jang/Geo Group, Chief Executive and Editor-in-Chief of Jang Group and Geo TV, Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman, has served a legal notice on Imran Khan, asking him to tender an unconditional apology...

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Naqeebullah killing: Won’t appear before probe team today, says Rao Anwar

Naqeebullah killing: Won’t appear before probe team today, says Rao Anwar

KARACHI: Suspended Malir SSP Rao Anwar announced on Monday that he will not appear before the investigative committee probing the Naqeebullah fake encounter case. SSP Anwar is facing an inquiry into the extrajudicial murder of Waziristan native Naqeebullah Mehsud. Mehsud, 27, was among four suspected terrorists killed in an ‘exchange...

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NAB files supplementary reference against Sharif family in London flats case

NAB files supplementary reference against Sharif family in London flats case

National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Monday filed a supplementary reference against the Sharif family in the pending London flats case, reported Express News. The reference lists seven new witnesses of which two are based in the United Kingdom (UK). According to Express News, witness statements have been documented already.   The reference...

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Naqeebullah killing case: Police raid SSP Rao Anwar’s residence

Naqeebullah killing case: Police raid SSP Rao Anwar’s residence

KARACHI: Police officials conducted a raid today at the residence of suspended Malir SSP Rao Anwar but failed to find him there. Two individuals present at the residence were taken into custody and are being questioned, sources said.  SSP Anwar is facing an inquiry into the extrajudicial murder of Waziristan native...

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‘Naqeebullah’s only fault was that he was from the tribal areas’

‘Naqeebullah’s only fault was that he was from the tribal areas’

KARACHI: All records have been broken in Karachi. During 118 police encounters more than 400 people lost their lives and there is no one to hold the culprits responsible, lamented Jamaat-e-Islami Amir Sirajul Haq. Speaking to the media in Sohrab Goth after condoling with the family of Naqeebullah Mehsud, a young...

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‘Political clowns’ staged a farce, says Shehbaz

‘Political clowns’ staged a farce, says Shehbaz

LAHORE: Talking about the recent Pakistan Awami Tehreek’s protest in Lahore Punjab chief minister Shehbaz Sharif said ‘political clowns’ from across the country had gathered on the Mall Road to stage a farce. The major players of the farce were those who had looted the country with both hands. After laying...

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Pakistan awaits Afghan ‘fatwa’ against TTP, affiliates

Pakistan awaits Afghan ‘fatwa’ against TTP, affiliates

ISLAMABAD: In October last year, Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa traveled to Kabul as part of efforts to improve strained ties between Pakistan and Afghanistan. One of the decisions, according to Kabul, reached during the visit was that Pakistan would seek a ‘fatwa’ or religious decree from its religious scholars...

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PML-N stands to benefit from opposition disarray

PML-N stands to benefit from opposition disarray

ISLAMABAD: The opposition may be rolling up its sleeves to make the anti-government measures a success in a bid to prevent the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) from attaining majority in the Senate in the March election, but its plan are far from materialising owing to serious differences between parties. The divide...

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Pressure builds on SSP Rao Anwar as SC takes suo motu notice of Naqeebullah’s death in ‘encounter’

Pressure builds on SSP Rao Anwar as SC takes suo motu notice of Naqeebullah’s death in ‘encounter’

The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Friday took suo motu notice of the alleged extrajudicial murder of Naqeebullah Mehsud in Karachi. Taking notice of the issue, Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar asked the Sindh IGP to submit a report within seven days. Naqeebullah, a 27-year-old hailing from...

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CJP takes suo motu notice of Axact fake degree scandal

CJP takes suo motu notice of Axact fake degree scandal

Chief Justice Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar, on Friday, took suo motu notice of the Axact fake degree issuance scandal case which was first exposed by New York Times in 2015, and further investigated by BBC last week. “Our heads are hanging in shame,” CJP remarked. “Those who cause defamation to Pakistan will not...

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PPP not to resign from Parliament

PPP not to resign from Parliament

Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) says it will not resign from parliament to show solidarity with Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) and its allied parties. PPP also refused to dissolve the assembly as PAT seemed unsuccessful in wooing the parties to adopt a joint strategy for ending PML-N government at federal and...

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US asks Pakistan to convince Haqqanis for talks

US asks Pakistan to convince Haqqanis for talks

ISLAMABAD: Just days after President Donald Trump’s tweet slamming Pakistan for ‘not doing enough’ in the fight against terrorism, a top US commander, who is overseeing the campaign in Afghanistan, reached out to the Pakistani military leadership. The telephone call by General Josph Votel, the Centcom chief, to army chief General...

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Parliament is a supreme institution for us: CJP

Parliament is a supreme institution for us: CJP

Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar said on Friday the Supreme Court respects the Parliament and considers it a supreme institution. CJP, during hearing of a case pertaining to Katas Raj temple, said it did not matter what was being said about the parliament by others, the SC believes...

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LHC asked to remove encroachment from Buddhist site

LHC asked to remove encroachment from Buddhist site

TAXILA: The Lahore High Court is set to hear a petition challenging encroachments that have blocked access to an ancient Buddhist site near Taxila. The road leading to the Dharmarajika Stupa, which is listed as a Unesco World Heritage Site and protected under the Antiquities Act 1975, has been blocked...

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Govt accused of playing politics with water resources

Govt accused of playing politics with water resources

ISLAMABAD: A former Senate chairman on Thursday accused the government of tampering with the country’s fragile water resources by initiating projects “for political point scoring” and not following through. The remarks came when an official from the Ministry of Water Resources told the Senate Forum for Policy Research (SFPR) that...

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Trucks loaded with food items denied clearance at Torkham

Trucks loaded with food items denied clearance at Torkham

LANDI KOTAL: The trucks loaded with fresh fruits, vegetables and dry fruits imported from Afghanistan via Torkham border were denied custom clearance after a representative of National Food Authority refused to issue them quality certificates. The local traders and clearing agents said that an official of Food Authority came to...

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Accountability court resumes Dar’s trial

Accountability court resumes Dar’s trial

ISLAMABAD: The stalled trial of former finance minister Ishaq Dar resumed on Thursday. The accountability court in which the case is being heard directed the prosecution to produce more witnesses against Mr Dar. Accountability Judge Mohammad Bashir is conducting ex-parte proceedings against the former minister due to his absence. However,...

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One killed, six injured in Karachi grenade attack

One killed, six injured in Karachi grenade attack

KARACHI: At least one person was killed and six others were wounded when unidentified armed men hurled a hand grenade at a cloth market in Kharadar area of Karachi on Thursday. Police and Rangers reached the site of the attack near Akhwan Masjid Kharadar and the victims were rushed to the...

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Explosive Press Conference turned into Smoke: Imran Khan defends his statement cursing Parliament

Explosive Press Conference turned into Smoke: Imran Khan defends his statement cursing Parliament

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan began his much-awaited presser that he earlier described would be ‘explosive’, in which he repeated diatribe against Nawaz Sharif saying the wealth of former prime minister expanded ‘manifold’ after 1992. Khan was shortly questioned by journalists to explain his statement he made a day earlier cursing...

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NA passes resolution condemning Imran’s anti-parliament remarks

NA passes resolution condemning Imran’s anti-parliament remarks

The National Assembly on Thursday passed a resolution condemning Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan and Awami Muslim League chief Sheikh Rasheed for their statements undermining the parliament. All major political parties, including Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N), Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) and Awami National Party...

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Two polio workers gunned down in Quetta

Two polio workers gunned down in Quetta

QUETTA: Unidentified armed men attacked on Thursday a polio vaccination team in Shalkot area of the city. Two lady health workers were killed as a result of the firing, the police informed. Police officials reached the site of the attack after the incident and launched an investigation.  A polio immunisation...

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Taliban leader approved Islamabad meeting on Afghan peace talks: sources

Taliban leader approved Islamabad meeting on Afghan peace talks: sources

ISLAMABAD: A delegation approved by the Taliban’s supreme leader visited Islamabad this week for exploratory talks on restarting peace negotiations to end Afghanistan’s 16-year war, two senior officials in the movement said. It was unclear if any progress was made in the unofficial meetings with a representative of a prominent Afghan...

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Imran under fire for statement against parliament

Imran under fire for statement against parliament

Opposition leader in the National Assembly Khursheed Shah on Thursday rejected anti-parliament comments made by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan during the rally organised by Pakistan Awami Tehrik protesting Model Town carnage of 2014, Express News reported. Speaking to the media in Lahore, Shah said his party dismisses remarks made...

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Two women killed as Indian forces opened fire across LoC

Two women killed as Indian forces opened fire across LoC

Two women were shot dead and five people injured in cross-border firing along the Line of Control (LoC) in Sialkot’s Chaprar sector between Wednesday night and Thursday morning, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a press release. According to the military’s media wing, Indian forces continued their ‘unprovoked’ ceasefire violations and “targeted...

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AD Khwaja to remain IG Sindh, SC tells Sindh government

AD Khwaja to remain IG Sindh, SC tells Sindh government

The Supreme Court, on Thursday, quashed Sindh government’s attempt to replace current Inspector General Pakistan (IGP) Sindh AD Khawaja. The government nominated Sardar Abdul Majeed Dasti, a grade 22 officer, as Khawaja’s replacement. However, the apex court said, “Khawaja is to retain his post.” Under the leadership of Chief Justice...

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Two women martyred in cross-border Indian firing in Sialkot

Two women martyred in cross-border Indian firing in Sialkot

RAWALPINDI: Two women were martyred and five people injured as a result of unprovoked Indian firing across the Working Boundary in Sialkot, the army’s media wing said on Thursday. According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), five other civilians including three women were injured in the cross-border firing by Indian...

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Two Balochistan Constabulary personnel martyred in Quetta

Two Balochistan Constabulary personnel martyred in Quetta

QUETTA: Two Balochistan Constabulary personnel were martyred and one injured in Quetta at Double Road on Thursday, confirmed SSP Operations. The injured was shifted to a nearby hospital for immediate treatment. Police has reached the crime site and sealed it to collect the pieces of evidence. On Jan 2, at...

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Two women abducted from Karachi’s Korangi area

Two women abducted from Karachi’s Korangi area

KARACHI: The police have registered a kidnapping case of two young women who were allegedly abducted from the Korangi Road. The case was registered on complaint of a woman against unidentified kidnappers. According to Saddar SHO Shabbir Haider, a woman, H*, approached the police late Tuesday night about the kidnapping of...

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If Zainabs and Asmas cannot stop us from playing politics, nothing will: CM Punjab

If Zainabs and Asmas cannot stop us from playing politics, nothing will: CM Punjab

LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif took to Twitter on Wednesday, appealing to all to rise above biases. “If our Zainabs and Asmas cannot stop us from playing sordid political games and unite us for safety and bright future of our children, nothing else will,” he said. Earlier during his...

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Empty seats in opposition rally confirm Nawaz’s stance: Maryam

Empty seats in opposition rally confirm Nawaz’s stance: Maryam

LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Maryam Nawaz said on Wednesday that empty seats in allied opposition’s rally in Lahore confirmed Nawaz Sharif’s stance that the conspirators should have patience until 2018 or even beyond that. “The empty seats testify that the people have confirmed Nawaz Sharif’s stance that conspirators...

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Bilawal lashes out at Nawaz Sharif, Imran Khan in Badin rally

Bilawal lashes out at Nawaz Sharif, Imran Khan in Badin rally

BADIN: Pakistan Peoples Party’s (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Wednesday said there is a clash between two ‘ladlay‘ (favourites) in the country. “One favourite says that he owns assets but he is told that he owns none while the other favourite says he does not own assets but the...

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Sheikh Rasheed announces resignation from National Assembly

Sheikh Rasheed announces resignation from National Assembly

Awami Muslim League chief Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed has announced to resign from the National Assembly seat. While addressing the joint opposition rally Wednesday, the AML chief not only announced to resign from the National Assembly seat he was elected on, but also demanded Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairperson Imran Khan does the...

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Imran flays parliament for allowing ‘criminal’ to become party chief

Imran flays parliament for allowing ‘criminal’ to become party chief

LAHORE: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Wednesday lambasted the parliament for allowing a ‘criminal’ to be elected as a party president.  “I curse the parliament that made a criminal the president of a party,” he said, in an apparent reference to Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz’s (PML-N) decision...

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CJCSC highlights Pakistan’s counter-terror efforts at NATO session in Brussels

CJCSC highlights Pakistan’s counter-terror efforts at NATO session in Brussels

RAWALPINDI: Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC) General Zubair Mahmood Hayat Wednesday highlighted Pakistan’s efforts and achievements in counter-terrorism domain at a Chiefs of Staff session of NATO Military Committee in Brussels, the Inter-Services Public Relations said. The meeting was attended by representatives of 66 NATO and partner nations,...

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