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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 »

Voting begins in Pakistan amid high security

More than 100 million people are expected to head to the polls in a crucial election Pakistan remains on high alert as voting for the general election started on Wednesday morning. The polling, which started at eight in the morning, will continue till six in the evening without any break. July 25 has been declared a public holiday so that the ... Read More »

Careem admits to data breach, affecting 14 million users

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Ride-sharing platform Careem says hit by cyber attack with data of up to 14 million users stolen Careem, Middle East’s popular ride-hailing app, was hit by a cyber attack that compromised the data of 14 million users, the company confirmed in a blog post. The company learned of the breach, in which access was gained to a computer system that ... Read More »

Pakistan tests submarine-launched cruise missile with 450 km-range

Submarine Launched Cruise Missile is capable of delivering various types of payloads ISLAMABAD – Pakistan on March 29, 2018, conducted another successful test of indigenously developed Submarine Launched Cruise Missile (SLCM) “Babur” having an extended range of 450 km. The hi-tech advanced Missile was fired from an underwater dynamic platform, which successfully engaged its target with precise accuracy; meeting all ... Read More »

India is buying more Mi-35 gunships for the Afghan forces

The proposal comes after a request from the Afghan government The government of India is mulling to buy more Mi-35 gunship helicopters for the Afghan Air Force in a bid to bolster the fighting the capability of the Afghan national defense and security forces. The decision comes after a formal request from the Afghan Govt including during a visit to Delhi ... Read More »

COAS Gen Bajwa briefs senators on national security issues

COAS Gen Bajwa briefs senators on national security, takes questions during four-hour long session

Senators praised Pakistan Army’s role and acknowledged its sacrifices Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Jawed Bajwa and other senior army officers briefed the Senate Committee of the Whole House on national security in an extraordinary in-camera session. It was the first time in country’s history when an army chief gave the briefing to the Senators, The historic Senate ... Read More »

Pakistan Police receives $23 million worth protective gear by US embassy

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The state-of-the-art, lightweight protective gear would protect police officers as they fight terrorism and crime The U.S. Embassy’s International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL) Section provided nine Pakistani police organizations more than $23 million worth of protective gear between June and September 2017. The state-of-the-art, lightweight protective gear (30,500 bulletproof vests and more than 27,000 ballistic helmets) would protect police ... Read More »

James Mattis arrives in Pakistan to hold meetings with civil, military leadership

James Mattis arrives in Pakistan to hold meetings with civil, military leadership

US defence secretary to discuss regional security, peace, bilateral issues and the Afghan conflict United States Secretary of Defence James Mattis arrived in Pakistan on Monday for a day-long visit. He was received by senior Pakistani officials and US Ambassador to Pakistan David Hale at Nur Khan Airbase, Chaklala. On Monday, James Mattis held a high-level meeting with Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, ... Read More »

Police martyrs’ day observed with reverence across the country

Police martyrs’ day observed with reverence across the country

Over 1200 Pakistani policemen have lost their lives to terrorism in last decade Police Martyrs’ Day (Youm-e-Shuhada) was observed with great reverence nationwide on August 4 to pay tribute to the sacrifices of cops who laid down their lives in the line of duty. Policemen, members of civil society, general public and social activists conducted rallies and Ceremonies in accordance ... Read More »

Stable Afghanistan is Pakistan’s best interest: Foreign Office

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Pakistan supports all initiatives promoting sustainable peace and security in the region Pakistan’s foreign office reiterated that Pakistan wants stable Afghanistan and wishes long-lasting bilateral relationship with the neighboring country. Addressing a weekly press briefing, Nafees Zakaria Spokesperson Foreign Office, condemned the recent terrorist attacks happened in Afghanistan. Nafees Zakaria said Pakistan was deeply saddened by the loss of precious ... Read More »

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