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Tahir Khan
Joined on: Dec 04, 2012 Published stories: 1513

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Armed Forces bids farewell to Gen. Khalid Shameem Wynne

  The Armed Forces of Pakistan on Monday bade farewell to outgoing Chairman Joint Chief of Staff Committee (CJCSC), General Khalid Shameem Wynne, who retires Monday after 42 years in active services, at a special ceremony held here at Joint Staff Headquarters.  The ceremony was attended by General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, Chief of Army Staff, […]

Chinese company hands over 121 MW power project to WAPDA

A Chinese company has formally handed over the operations of one-hundred and twenty-one megawatts hydropower project to Water and Power Development Authority. The Chinese Dongfang Electric Corporation has built the Allai Khwar project in Batgram district on the tributary of Sindh River. It has been completed in seven and a half years at a cost […]

Bomb attack on polio team near Peshawar kills six policemen, civilians

A bomb attack, targeting a police van guarding polio team, killed six people including four police personnel near Peshawar on Monday, police said. Twelve people including policemen sustained injuries in the attack outside a health center at Badhaber in the outskirts of Peshawar. A function to suggest measures against polio disease was going on when […]

General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani announces retirement

Army Chief, General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, Sunday announced he will retire on due date next month, the military said. The announcement came amid reports that General Kayani is likely either to get extension or a new defence post. Section of the media also said that he is likely to be appointed as Pakistan ambassador to […]

Italy donates 300,000 euro for quake-hit people

The Italian Ambassador in Pakistan Ambassador Chiodi Cianfarani called on the Finance Minister Senator Ishaq Dar at the Finance Minister’s Office this morning.   The Italian Ambassador conveyed the sympathies of the people and government of Italy over the recent earthquake in Balochistan and offered to donate 300000 Euros for the earthquake affectees in Balochistan. […]

US media says al-Qaeda leader captured in Libya

Pentagon has confirmed that U.S. military were involved in an operation in Somalia against the al-Shabaab, which is responsible for the recent deadly attack at a shopping mall in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi.     Pentagon spokesman George Little said in a statement that he can confirm that U.S. military personnel were involved in […]

Eid-ul-Azha on October 16 as Zilhaj moon sighted


Eid-ul-Azha will be celebrated in Pakistan on October 16 (Wednesday) “Zilhaj” moon was sighted in parts of the country, the Central Ruet-i-Hilal Committee said Sunday. The moon was sighted in Quetta, some other parts of Balochistan and parts of Sindh. The Zanal Moon Sighting Committee in Quetta announced sighting of the moon. The Central Committee […]

4 NATO soldiers killed in Afghan operation

Four soldiers of the NATO-led coalition were killed early Sunday morning in a operation in Afghanistan, the coalition forces confirmed in a statement.   “Four International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) service members were killed by enemy forces during a partnered operation in southern Afghanistan today,” the ISAF said in a statement. The statement gave neither […]

Zardari welcomes continuation of moratorium on death penalty

Former President Asif Ali Zardari has welcomed the government decision to continue with the policy of the previous government on informal moratorium on executions and called for a thorough review of the death penalty in the country in the light of prevailing objective conditions on the one hand and religious obligations on the other.   Spokesperson […]

Moderate earthquake jolts Northern Pakistan

An earthquake of magnitude 5.6 on the Richter scale struck parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and northern areas on Saturday, Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) said. There were no reports of any casualties and damage. The tremors were felt in Chitral‚ Ghizer, Swat and other adjoining areas. According to Meteorological Department‚ the epicenter of the earthquake was […]

Miscreants slain 6 soldiers during Balochistan quake relief operations

Pakistan army said Friday that miscreants have killed six soldiers and injured six more since they launched relief operations in worst affected areas by a powerful earthquake on September 24. The earthquake, measuring 7.6 on the Richter scale, struck parts of Balochistan province and killed over 350 people and affected nearly three hundred thousands people. […]

Eid-ul-Azha likely on October 16: Met office


“Eid-ul-Azha” is likely to be celebrated in the country on October 16 (Wednesday) as there are strong indication the Islamic month “Zilhajj” is likely to commence from Oct: 7, the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) said Friday. The met office said there are chances of sighting of the new moon in the evening of October 6 […]

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