Sikander Shaheen

  • TISLAMABAD - Neither Pakistan nor the United States wants complete withdrawal of the allied forces from Afghanistan due to the ‘complications’ that may recur in the post drawdown period, a top defence official said Tuesday.“Not only us but they (US) are also fully cognisant of the ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Senior officials from the military's security agencies are scheduled to show up at an all important meeting of the National Assembly's defence panel today to brief the legislators on prevalent security issues concerning the Western border.To be chaired by the Member National Assembly ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - With the de-escalation in tension between the security forces and the militants, the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) from North Waziristan Agency and other tribal agencies have started returning homes as the United Nations and humanitarian partners seek over $300 million for the ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Some 10,000 Afghan settlers are reported to have left North Waziristan Agency (NWA) and other parts of FATA to go back to Afghanistan in the backdrop of the displacements triggered due to the launch of surgical strikes in the northwest.These Afghans are among the foreigners who had ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The federal government has, so far, no plan to engage the United Nations and its humanitarian partners for provision of humanitarian assistance to more than 25,000 relocated locals in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) who are to be declared as internally displaced persons ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The top military brass, at a Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (JCSC) meeting on Wednesday, resolved to fight terrorism under a comprehensive strategy within the policy parameters set by the political leadership.The Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) issued a statement after the ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Two more major generals have retired from the service and the number of military’s two-star generals who reached the age of superannuation over a week becomes five.The total number of major generals having retired in the ongoing year now stands at six.Major General Syed Jamal ...

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  • TISLAMABAD  - In an unprecedented move, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has notified the promotions of a record number of 350 officers, the highest number ever in the history of Pakistan’s commercial aviation regulator.The said officers were awaiting promotions for the last many years. ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - In the backdrop of unease within the troops over the sudden halt in the surgical strikes on militant targets in the northwest, the country’s top military brass met Friday in Rawalpindi to discuss professional matters at a prescheduled corps commanders meeting.The 170th Corps ...

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