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Pakistanis at home and abroad celebrate Independence Day

ISLAMABAD (Compiled by PPA) — Pakistanis at home and abroad celebrated 72nd Independence Day with full fervor and enthusiasm and hundreds of big and small ceremonies were held in Islamabad, Lahore, Karachi, Peshawar, Quetta and dozens of other small cities and towns. The main function was held in Islamabad, attended by President Mamnoon Hussain, Interim Prime Minister Nasir ul Mulk, ... Read More »

Pakistan, Turkey agree to expand collaboration on disaster management

 ANKARA —  Pakistan and Turkey have agreed to work together to further intensify mutual collaboration in the field of disaster management and would conduct joint exercises to gain further experience. This was agreed during the meeting between Lt. General Omar Mahmood Hayat, Chairman of Pakistan’s National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), and Dr. Mehmet Güllüoğlu, President of Turkey’s Disaster and Emergency ... Read More »

Singapore’s mediation may lead to direct US-Iran talks

ISLAMABAD (PPA) — After successfully hosting the historic Summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean Leader Kim Jong-Il, Singaporean leadership is now facilitating ground for a possible mediation between Tehran and Washington. A reliable diplomatic source told Pakistan Press Agency (PPA) that Singaporean leaders’ efforts may lead to direct but unpublicised talks between US Secretary of State Michael ... Read More »

President Mamnoon, world leaders felicitate Erdogan over victory in elections

ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain has extended felicitations on behalf of the Government and people of Pakistan to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on his victory in the presidential election. According to Foreign Office spokesperson, President Mamnoon Hussain underscored that the large turn-out and peaceful conduct of parliamentary and presidential elections is a testimony to the strength and vibrancy of Turkey’s democratic ... Read More »

Turkey, Pakistan reach their largest-ever defense contract for T-129 copters

Turkish T129 ATAK multirole combat helicopters

ANKARA — (By Burak Ege Bekdil)  — Turkey and Pakistan have agreed on the sale of a batch of 30 Turkish-made T129 ATAK multirole combat helicopters, Turkish officials have said. A government election manifesto revealed by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey and Pakistan “just recently” agreed on the contract, which is the largest-ever Turkish-Pakistani defense contract. The two countries ... Read More »

Iran’s Chief of Staff meeting visiting Afghan Defence Minister

TEHRAN — The Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Bagheri was quoted on May 13 as saying that “Iran has spared no effort to help the security of Afghanistan.” Iran’s Major General Mohammad Bagheri made the remarks in a meeting with visiting Afghanistan Defense Minister Tariq Shah Bahrami in Tehran on Sunday morning. The Chief of Staff ... Read More »

Can Turkey position itself as the most effective mediator in Afghanistan?

By Samuel Ramani — Turkey’s role in Afghanistan is increasingly expanding and could help facilitate talks between the Taliban and the Afghan government. It could also likely succeed where others have failed. On January 14, Afghan government representatives and officials from the Taliban’s Qatar office met in Turkey to discuss mechanisms for initiating a peace process in Afghanistan. These talks occurred in ... Read More »

Turkish Army, Naval chiefs visit Qatar to intensify ties

ANKARA — Turkey’s Chief of General Staff Gen. Hulusi Akar arrived in Qatar as part of an official visit on March 11, 2018. According to Turkey’s official Anatolia news agency Sunday, the  Army Chief is accompanied by Commander of the Turkish Naval Forces Vice Admiral Adnan Ozbal. The high-level officials visit has intensified bilateral relationship during last few months and both ... Read More »

Chinese expert warns India’s interventionist policy causing unrest in Maldives, region

SHANGHAI (PPA) — A senior Chinese expert on South Asia affairs has warned that India’s continued quest for interference in neighbor country’s internal affairs have caused political crisis in Maldives. Writing in Global Times on February 9, 2018, Chen Xizhong, a member with the Chinese Association for South Asian Studies suggested that India was trying to maintain its grip over ... Read More »

Jordanian King Abdullah-II arrives in Islamabad on two-day visit

Jordanian King Abdullah-II has arrived in Islamabad on two-day official visit on the invitation of President Mamnoon Hussain According to Pakistan’s foreign ministry Jordan’s King Abdullah II has arrived in the capital Islamabad, to meet top government officials. He was warmly received at Noor Khan Airbase by President Mamnoon Hussain and 21 gun salute was given in honor of the ... Read More »

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