Maqbool Malik

  • ISLAMABAD - Indian serving naval officer Kulbhushan Jadhav who has been sentenced to death on the charges of espionage, sabotage and terrorism has made a mercy petition to Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa. According to a transcript released by ISPR on Thursday, Jadhav in his plea ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - A high-level meeting of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Wednesday decided to hold next general elections on the existing delimitation of the constituencies. The meeting chaired by Chief Election Commissioner Sardar Raza Muhammad Khan took the decision after comprehensive ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - President Mamnoon Hussain on Sunday called on Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz in Makkah and exchanged views on issues of multilateral interest. A statement issued from presidency here on Sunday said that both the leaders discussed matters pertaining to bilateral relations and mutual ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Regardless of the outcome of legal battles the ‘House of Sharifs’ has been entangled in the Panama Leaks case, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Thursday exhibited an extraordinary confidence by appearing before the Joint Investigating Team (JIT). Many believed this step by the ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Speakers of an international seminar held here on Tuesday unanimously presented Pakistan’s strong credentials to urge the international community to support the country’s NSG membership case. The daylong seminar on “NSG Membership of Non-NPT States: Opportunities and ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  National Security Adviser (NSA) Lt Gen (retired) Nasser Janjua on Friday said that Pakistan remained committed to the policy of dignified and safe return of Afghan refugees to their homeland. Janjua stated this, while talking to the country director of the United Nations High ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - A special Corps Commanders Conference, held at the GHQ in Rawalpindi yesterday, expressed solidarity with the people and security forces of Afghanistan in the backdrop of the recent terror incidents. According to a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Pakistan’s unwavering resolve to purge its soil of terrorism and extremism through indigenous tailor-made counter-terrorism strategy has turned the tide as the total losses incurred due to the incidents of terrorism over the past few years are declining. Official documents ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Pakistan on Thursday reiterated it will adopt a balanced policy in line with the recommendations of the Parliament with regard to its participation in Saudi-led Islamic Military Coalition (IMC). Making a policy statement in the Senate, Prime Minister’s Adviser on Foreign Affairs ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The Senate in its proceedings on Monday with Mian Raza Rabbani in the chair began debate on the budget.  The proceedings resumed after the suspension of more than 30 minutes over the absence of Finance Ministry officials in the gallery. The chair suspended the house after members ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s son Hussain Nawaz on Sunday appeared before the joint investigation team (JIT) investigating offshore wealth of Sharif family at the National Judicial Academy, and remained with the team for more than two hours. According to sources, Abdul Ghani ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  The government on Friday announced Rs920 billion as expenditures for the Defence and Services for new financial year 2017-2018 with an increase of Rs79 billion against Rs841 billion allocated last year. The increase of Rs79 billion reflects Pakistan’s ongoing war against ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The Pakistan Navy on Thursday operationalised its Naval Air Station in Turbat as part of its efforts to boost maritime security in the Arabia Sea. Defence Minister Khawaja Asif was the chief guest of the ceremony, which was also attended by Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad ...

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  • 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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