Maqbool Malik

  • 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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  • ISLAMABAD - PPP-led opposition in the Senate on Tuesday staged a walkout to protest unsatisfactory reply by the government about constituting the National Finance Commission (NFC). “The unsatisfactory reply by the Federal Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi about the next NFC award shows that the ...

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  • Islamabad - Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) and a number of sitting MPs from the Fata, the KP and Balochistan representing various parties are seeking role of the parliament in the implementation of reforms approved for the Fata mainstreaming. According to them the president should not sign ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - A day after the parliament reached a broad-based consensus over re-establishment of the military courts; the issue remained one of the hot topics of discussion in the Senate on Friday. Senate Chairman Mian Raza Rabbani described it as an unfortunate development and expressed his ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Two top leaders of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) including Imran Khan and party’s Secretary General Jahangir Khan Tareen Thursday escaped the hanging sword of disqualification from Parliament membership. The two leaders were facing disqualification references sent by the Speaker ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The largest ever sixth housing and population census echoed in the Senate when it resumed on Wednesday. The Senate resumed its session with Presiding Officer Ahmed Hassan in the chair. The census had come into spotlight in the Upper House when the PPP senators criticised it for lacking ...

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  •  ISLAMABAD - Pakistan has started phased fencing of its 2,430 kilometres porous border with Afghanistan to effectively control incursion of terrorists as well as movement of drugs, arms and ammunition smugglers. Well-placed security sources told The Nation that the Frontier Corps Pakistan has ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The government yesterday announced that all preparations have been made for the sixth housing and population census, starting from March 15 (Wednesday) after a hiatus of 19 years. State Information Minister Marriyum Aurangzeb said Rs18.5 billion have been allocated for the key national ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The military top brass Thursday resolved to foil the designs of foreign hostile agencies, which are trying to undo Pakistan's gains in security and development especially the multi-billion dollars CPEC. Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa chaired the 200th Corps Commanders ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Senate Chairman Mian Raza Rabbani Thursday warned that addition of Azad Jammu Kashmir (AJK) and Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) in the Council of Common Interest (CCI) could undermine Pakistan’s international position on Kashmir dispute. Rabbani made these observations in response to a ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  Execution of terrorists already convicted by the military courts resumed with five hardcore terrorists sent to the gallows at District Jail Kohat on Wednesday. According to ISPR, the executed terrorists include Shaukat Ali, Imdad Ullah, Sabir Shah, Khandan and Anwar Ali. The ...

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  • Islamabad-President Mamnoon Hussain Tuesday said the government is considering a special package for doctors to encourage them to serve in far-flung areas. Addressing the 2nd Convocation of Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Medical University (SZABMU) here at Convention Centre the President also stressed ...

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  • Islamabad - The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Tuesday adjourned till March 22 the hearing in a case relating to the alleged foreign funding received by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) No one from the PTI showed up when the ECP took up the case for hearing. Later, talking to media persons, ...

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  • Islamabad - The alleged racial profiling of Pashtuns in Punjab took a new turn in the Senate on Monday when the government blamed social media for stirring a controversy. Pacifying the sentiments of the Pashtun national parties, some of them also part of the ruling coalition, Minister of State ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Visiting Commander of Turkish Armed Forces General Hulusi Akar and Pakistan’s military leadership Wednesday resolved to further enhance cooperation between Armed Forces of the two countries to address common challenges relating to regional security. According to military media ...

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  • Islamabad - Expressing his frustration over delay in the implementation of recommendations of Fata reforms committee, parliamentary leader Haji Gul Afridi vowed to rally in Islamabad on March 12. “On February 6, we announced the date for rally at a gathering of tribesmen in the Convention ...

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