Maqbool Malik

  • ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC) Kamra is working on plans to upgrade its Super Mushshak trainer aircraft for counterinsurgency operations. Sources privy to the development said that the PAC was working on plans to integrate the Chinese FT-10, a 25-kg precision-guided bomb (PGB), to ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Chief of Army Staff Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa on Thursday said that Pakistan was passing through the most critical phase in the war on terror. Addressing a seminar on “Role of Youth in Rejecting Extremism” in Rawalpindi, the army chief said that operation Raadul Fasaad was just ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Wednesday accorded last opportunity to Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) to submit details of its money trail in the foreign funding case latest by May 30. “This is the last chance being given to the PTI to submit documents in this connection ...

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  • Islamabad - The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) is considering scraping a Rs35 billion proposed project to use the most modern biometric voting system for conducting 2018 general elections largely out of fears of data-hacking, official sources said. The sources told The Nation on Tuesday that ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - A high-level trilateral security meeting of Pakistan, Afghanistan and the US-led Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan held at GHQ Rawalpindi on Friday and discussed steps for improving military-to-military coordination and operations. The Afghan side was led by its Director General ...

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  • Islamabad -  A day after the settlement of Dawn leak row, senators belonging to different political parties on Thursday emphasised the need for addressing security issues through the newly constituted Parliamentary Committee on National Security in the future rather that leaving them at the ...

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  • Islamabad - Despite Pakistan’s intimation to Afghan authorities about a census exercise that was to be carried out by a team escorted by security personnel, why Afghan security forces invaded two Pakistani villages along Chaman border that left 12 people dead and 40 injured. The tragic ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  Reiterating Pakistan’s full commitment to maintaining peace and tranquillity along the Line of Control (LoC), Director-General Military Operations (DGMO) on Tuesday warned his Indian counterpart that any misadventure shall be appropriately responded to at a place and time of ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  The Pakistan Army has decided to gift weapons and ammunition recovered from terrorists during ongoing operation Raddul Fasaad to the police, Rangers and the Levies. According to security sources more than 4,000 arms of various types as well as ammunition have been recovered since ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has accused the prime minister of promoting his image and of his family through the foreign office in the wake of Panama leaks. The party has questioned how can the Foreign Office under the “directives of the prime minister, ask Pakistani ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) is likely to conduct the next general elections due in 2018 on the basis of 2013 constituencies because of paucity of time to redo existing constituencies in the light of the ongoing 6th national census. The ongoing census will conclude next ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa on Sunday termed violence in occupied Kashmir by Indian forces a “state-sponsored terrorism”. “The violence perpetuated by the Indian forces in occupied Kashmir is a state-sponsored terrorism by all ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Thursday reiterated its commitment that it would never allow its soil to be used against Afghanistan. This assurance was given to Afghan authorities by a high-level Pakistan Army delegation headed by Chief of General Staff Lieutenant General Bilal Akbar during a visit to ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) on Wednesday suffered a serious blow when the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) de-seated its mayor of Rawalpindi Sardar Naseem for violating the election code. A five-member commission headed by Chief Election Commissioner retired Justice ...

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  • Islamabad - Former key leader and spokesperson of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Ehsanullah Ehsan, who is in the state custody, has issued a confessional statement admitting the TTP has links with Indian intelligence agency RAW and Afghanistan’s NDS. Ehsansullah Ehsan said he joined ...

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  • Islamabad -  Defence Minister Khawaja Asif on Friday said the government had issued a no-objection certificate (NOC) after former army chief Gen Raheel Sharif left for Riyadh the same day to attend a maiden meeting of the proposed Saudi-led Islamic military alliance to fight ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - As military operation Raddul Fasaad is in full swing, Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Wednesday signed black warrants of another thirty hardcore terrorists. The Inter-Service Public Relations (ISPR) said these terrorists, some of them linked to attacks on the Army ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa has said that Pakistan itself is the victim of state sponsored terrorism and strongly rejected the allegations about employing proxies from its soil. The Army Chief said during a meeting with US National Security Advisor (NSA) General ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Army said yesterday that country has made considerable progress in the betterment of the security situation and announced surrender of a high-profile Taliban leader. A key leader of the defunct Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Ehsanullah Ehsan has voluntarily surrendered to the ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - As Operation Raddul Fasaad continues in full swing across the country, the security forces have gained yet another milestone by destroying a Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) hideout established in underground tunnels in Kalaya, Orakzai Agency. According to details released by the ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Following the death sentence awarded to Indian intelligence operative, Kulbhushan Jadhav, Pakistan Army’s top brass Thursday expressed firm resolve that there would be no compromise on such anti-state acts. The 201st Corps Commanders’ Conference chaired by Chief of Army ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The federal government in Wednesday’s Senate session forcefully rejected the notion that it has anything to do with the disappearance of the three key aides of former president Asif Ali Zardari from Sindh, saying maintenance of law and order was the sole responsibility of the ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) is waiting for government’s nod to start the process of procuring 300,000 electronic voting machines (EVMs) for 2018 general elections. According to the sources, procurement of 300,000 EVMs is expected to cost Rs30 billion to the national ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Tuesday adjourned the hearing of PTI foreign funding case till April 24. Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Justice (Retd) Sardar Muhammad Raza Khan along with other four members of the commission Tuesday heard the case. During the ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Chief of Army Staff Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa on Sunday reached London on a three-day official visit where he will be highlighting India’s intransigence in resolving bilateral disputes as well as the developments in Afghanistan and Pakistan’s war against ...

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  • Islamabad - Pakistan Army said yesterday that recent claims made by country’s former ambassador to the United States regarding issuance of visas to US spies vindicated its position. “Views of Husain Haqqani published in a mainstream US newspaper especially his account on issue of visas ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  The government’s formal go-ahead signal to former army chief Gen (retd) Raheel Sharif to lead the proposed Riyadh-based Islamic Military Alliance to Fight Terrorism (IMAFT) has put Islamabad in a challenging situation. It’s challenging not only because of the stark ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The Islamic State Khurasan (ISK) commonly known in Afghanistan as ‘Daesh’ is trying to establish its footprint in the war-ravaged country, prompting Russia to evolve a regional action plan to tackle the looming threat. Moscow has launched a diplomatic initiative by hosting a ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The 77th Pakistan Day was celebrated across the country on Thursday with national enthusiasm and fervour. On the occasion, the nation and the national leadership pledged to purge the country of terrorists and put it on the path of development and prosperity. Pakistan also reiterated its ...

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  • Islamabad - Senate Chairman Raza Rabbani on Tuesday chose to defend the previous government of the PPP and Pakistan’s former ambassador to the US Husain Haqqani for allegedly issuing thousands of visas to Americans without security clearance. “You are demanding Hussain Haqqani’s ...

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