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China’s panda diplomacy puts a smile on ‘best friend’ Putin’s face

Chinese President Xi Jinping presented two pandas to Moscow’s zoo at a ceremony with Vladimir Putin on Wednesday, in a gesture the Russian president described as a sign of deepening trust and respect between the two powers. Xi unveiled the pandas - Ru Yi and Ding Ding - after talks with Putin whom he called his “best friend” at the...

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China’s panda diplomacy puts a smile on ‘best friend’ Putin’s face

Chinese President Xi Jinping presented two pandas to Moscow’s zoo at a ceremony with Vladimir Putin on Wednesday, in a gesture the Russian president described as a sign of deepening trust and respect between the two powers. Xi unveiled the pandas - Ru Yi and Ding Ding - after talks with Putin whom he called his “best friend” at the...

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British Airways lands in Pakistan with 240 passengers after 11 years

ISLAMABAD: After the resumption of operations in Pakistan, the first flight of the British Airways landed at the Islamabad airport, carrying 240 passengers. British Airways resumed flight operations in Pakistan after 11 years. At the time of taking off from London, the airways crew gave passengers flowers and sweets. Aviation Minister Ghulam Sarwar Khan, Prime Minister's Special Assistant on Overseas...

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1st transgender person appointed by Human rights ministry: Mazari

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan's ministry of human rights has appointed its first transgender person, Minister Shireen Mazari announced on Thursday. In a tweet, the minister said, "welcomed our first transgender Ayesha Moghul who is going to work in MOHR as a resource person." https://twitter.com/ShireenMazari1/status/1134000072776134662 Mazari also expressed her gratefulness for the United Nations Development Programme's (UNDP) Pakistan chapter for facilitating the hiring...

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COAS, Afghan NSA discuss regional security

RAWALPINDI: Afghanistan's National Security Adviser (NSA), Hamdullah Mohib, met with Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa at the Army's General Headquarters (GHQ) on Wednesday. Matters related to mutual interest and peace and stability in the region were discussed during the meeting, said the official press release of the Pakistan Army media wing Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR). ISPR...

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Youm-e-Takbeer: Pakistan observing 21st anniversary of Country’s first nuclear test

KARACHI: Pakistanis are observing Youm-e-Takbeer marking the country's first nuclear tests. On May 28, Pakistan carried out five nuclear tests in Chagai, Balochistan followed by another test on May 30 in Kharan. Pakistan had carried out the tests in response to India's test of nuclear weapons in Pokhran an area in the state of Rajasthan. Following the tests, Pakistan became...

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Youm-e-Ali: security alert nation-wide, cellular service suspended

KARACHI: Roadblocks and containers have been set up on Karachi’s MA Jinnah Road, Empress Market, Saddar and Preedy Street ahead of the Youm-e-Ali procession. A search operation was also conducted by police and Rangers at Cantt Station, Rizvia Society, Jamshed Quarters, Lasbela and Patel Para neighbourhoods of the metropolis. Youm-e-Ali, observed on the 21st of Ramzan, sees large processions across...

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Army Chief visits Command and Staff College Quetta

QUETTA: The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa visited Command and Staff College in Quetta, the Pakistan Army media-wing Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said on Thursday. COAS, in his address to staff course students and teachers, said Pakistan in recent past faced many challenges successfully and the country is on the path of attaining lasting peace and...

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Iconic Amjad Sabri’s third death anniversary being observed today

KARACHI: The 3nd death anniversary of eminent Qawwal Amjad Sabri is being observed today, 16th Ramazan, 2019. Sabri, 40, and an associate were travelling in a car in Liaquatabad 10 area, when unidentified gunmen fired at their vehicle, critically injuring him. The two were shifted to Abbasi Shaheed hospital immediately, where Sabri succumbed to his injuries. Both front side windows...

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Army Chief, DG ISPR pay homage to mothers of martyrs on Mother’s Day

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Sunday paid tribute to the mothers of martyrs on Mother's Day adding that Pakistan will remain unbeatable till mothers who are ready to sacrifice their sons for the soil are present. "Salute to such mothers who sacrificed their sons as brave soldiers for Pakistan," COAS said in his message....

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Mother Day: A Mom who never refrains from going to length to comfort her child

KARACHI: Mother’s Day is being observed today in countries across the world including Pakistan that celebrates the countless sacrifices of the figure who never refrains from going to any length to comfort her offspring. The day which falls on the second Sunday of May every year, celebrates the mother of the family and her countless sacrifices and devotion. It also...

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The inheritors Karachi feeding people of all faith in the month of Ramazan

By: |Syed Tazmeen Javed| Ramazan is about the feeling for others. If the feeling is dead then there is no way to claim humanity. Therefore, I decided to briefly write about an organization that is rolling Dastarkhuwan to serve food in Karachi. Headed by Shahmeer Alam Nadeem, the inheritors Karachi along with other charity organizations are working tirelessly to provide...

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Army Chief visits Central Ordinance Depot Rawalpindi: ISPR

RAWALPINDI: The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Qamar Javed Bajwa on Tuesday visited Central Ordinance Depot in Rawalpindi, the Pakistan Army media wing Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said. COAS inspected different parts of the depot and the combat equipment, said ISPR. COAS appreciated the officials of Central Ordnance Depot (COD) for reviving obsolete equipment and safeguarding stocks for optimum use...

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Ruet-e-Hilal Committee to convene for Ramazan moon sighting today

ISLAMABAD: The Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee, with Mufti Munib-ur-Rehman presiding, will meet on Sunday in Karachi for the sighting of the moon of Ramzan-ul-Mubarak. An official of the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony told APP that other members of the committee will attend Zonal and District Ruet-e-Hilal Committees at their respective places. Science and Technology Minister Fawad Chaudhry said...

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PAF dubs response to Indian aggression ‘Operation Swift Retort’

ISLAMABAD: Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan on Wednesday announced that the Pakistan Air Force's (PAF) response to Indian aggression on February 27 will be termed 'Operation Swift Retort'. Addressing the 264th Air Staff Presentation meeting in Islamabad, the Air Chief said PAF's swift response during recent Indo-Pak strain was a "demonstration of our firm resolve,...

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Army Chief visits Frontier Force Regimental Center: ISPR

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa visited Frontier Force Regimental Center, the Pakistan Army media wing Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said on Thursday. On the duration of his visit, the Army Chief conferred Lieutenant General Aamir Abbasi the post of Colonel Commandant of the regiment. Outgoing Core Commander Rawalpindi Lieutenant General Ghaiyoor Mehmood Awan, a large...

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Indian Army teased for Yeti ‘footprint’ photos

Photos of “Yeti footprints” posted online by the Indian army triggered a social media storm on Tuesday, with users ridiculing the military for propagating theories debunked by science. The army tweeted three images late on Monday showing a series of foot-shaped impressions, each almost a metre (yard) long in the snow in the Himalayas near the Nepal-China frontier. “For the...

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