Maqbool Malik

  • 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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  • Islamabad -  At least two women and two young girls from the same family were injured on Sunday when Indian security forces shelled a village in Khuiratta sector along the Line of Control (LoC). “India’s unprovoked firing on (a) civilian house in Khuiratta along the LoC left two ...

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  • Islamabad - Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa Tuesday said that Indian design and its support to terrorism in Pakistan and the region is a ‘no secret’. “We are fully aware of Indian design and its support to terrorism in Pakistan and the region,” General Bajwa ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Chairman Senate Mian Raza Rabbani on Friday warned that he would not convene the Upper House if government did not show seriousness in running the parliament. Senate Chairman in his ruling asked the Federal Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Sheikh Aftab Ahmed to convey the government ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa Thursday appealed to the nation to stay calm in these testing times, saying each drop of nation’s blood shall be revenged and revenged immediately without restraint for anyone. “Your security forces shall not allow hostile powers ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  Opposition parties, including PPP, staged a token walkout from the Senate to protest the delay of merging Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) with the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. The Senate was met in the chair of Deputy Chairman Maulana Abdul Ghafoor Haideri. Rising on a ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Sunday expressed satisfaction on operational gains, development works and measures for better border security management in South Waziristan. According to the military’s media wing, General Bajwa spent a day with the troops ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan yesterday appreciated Pakistan Army’s continuous assistance and training support for capacity enhancement of police and other LEAs for counter-terrorism operations. Speaking as the chief guest at a joint graduation ceremony of ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Acknowledging the role of Pakistan Army in battling the scourge of terrorism, new US Secretary of Defence James Mattis yesterday pledged to continue Washington’s engagement with Islamabad at multiple levels of defence and security. The US Secretary of Defence in his telephone ...

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  • Islamabad - Expressing concern over the continued unprovoked ceasefire violations [CFVs] by India, the military leadership yesterday characterised the situation as potential threat to regional stability. This has emerged from the 199th Corps Commanders’ conference chaired by Chief of Army ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Kashmir Solidarity Day was observed on Sunday by Pakistanis to support just cause of Kashmiris for their right to self-determination, and to draw attention of the international community to atrocities committed against them by the Indian troops. Special prayers were held and mass ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The Pakistan National Shipping Corporation (PNSC) is giving final touches to the plan to launch a ferry service from Karachi to Pasni in Gwadar and Chahbhar in Iran this year. Sources in the Ports and Shipping Ministry told The Nation on Thursday that the government has waived off ...

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  • The multimillion dollars New Gwadar International Airport (NGIA) is going to bring about major changes in the regional civil aviation. Being part of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), the New Gwadar International Airport is to complete by 2018. Documents available with The Nation suggest ...

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