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  • US Army names first female infantry officer

    WASHINGTON: Captain Kristen Griest became the United States (US) Army's first female infantry officer this week, the Army said, in a milestone for the US military as it opens up combat roles for women...

    Earlier this month, the Army said it had approved requests from more than 20 women to enter the infantry and armour branches, both of which face the possibility of combat...

  • Nawaz pledges continued personnel, infantry support to UN peacekeeping missions

    ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif while addressing the United Nations (UN) Peacekeeping Summit on Monday announced Pakistan's resolve to continue contributing peacekeeping personnel and infantry to international missions...

    "We are pledging an infantry battalion, transport, engineering and signals companies, additional utility helicopters, a level-II and level-III hospital, and a canine platoon for deployment to future UN...

  • Pemra seeks ARY News response to IB complaint against 'fake news'

    The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Saturday directed ARY News to respond to a complaint filed by the Intelligence Bureau (IB) against its report on a list of lawmakers suspected of links with banned militant groups allegedly compiled by the IB...

    The list first came to light when ARY News programme 'Power Play' aired a report on Sept 25 claiming that former prime minister Nawaz Sharif had directed the IB on...

  • Pemra serves notices to ARY, Bol News over 'fake' news regarding cabinet reshuffle

    The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has issued show-cause notices to ARY News and Bol News for airing news items regarding a reshuffle in the federal cabinet and change in the portfolios of some federal ministers, it emerged on Tuesday...

    The two media outlets had aired the news on Monday morning about a possible reshuffle in the posts for Minister for Finance and Minister of State for Interior held by Asad Umar...

  • Army's special security division to protect Chinese workers in Pakistan

    ISLAMABAD: The government of Pakistan has granted approval for assigning a division of Pakistan Army's special security for the protection of Chinese citizens working in Pakistan, President Mamnoon Hussain told Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday, during a one-on-one meeting...

    The Army has created a special security division for the protection of Chinese engineers, project directors, experts and workers employed on various...

  • Pakistan skips Malaysia moot to ‘avert division in Ummah’

    ISLAMABAD: Ending uncertainty over Pakistan’s participation in the upcoming Kuala Lumpur Summit, the government on Tuesday announced that it would not attend the event at any level...

    Talking to a group of journalists at the Foreign Office on Tuesday, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said there would be no representation from Pakistan government at the summit being held in Kuala Lumpur from Wednesday...

  • PPP accuses PTI of creating division in opposition ranks

    ISLAMABAD: Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Syed Khursheed Shah has blamed the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) for providing indirect support to the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz government by creating division within the ranks of the opposition...

    Mr Shah said that he felt pain to see the division in the ranks of the opposition...

  • Power Division asked to finalise 600MW plant deal with Russia

    ISLAMABAD: The federal cabinet authorised the Power Division on Tuesday to negotiate the draft framework agreement with Russia for the construction of 600-megawatt natural gas combined power plant at Jamshoro...

    In a meeting presided over by Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, the power division was directed to bring the agreed version of the agreement before the cabinet...

  • Division in opposition vote bank helped PML-N in NA-108

    GUJRAT: A huge division in the anti-PML-N vote bank has helped the ruling party clinch Mandi Bahauddin’s NA-108 in the by-election held on Monday...

    This vote bank is shared by at least five major opposition political parties, including Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI), PPP, PML-Q, Jamaat-i-Islami (JI) and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT)...

  • Maximum number of BISP cards issued in Bahawalpur division

    BAHAWALPUR: The Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) Bahawalpur division topped all other divisions in Punjab by issuing most number of Benazir Debit Cards (BDCs) from Feb 1 to March 20...

    He said that after a fresh survey was carried out last year to identify the deserving, 15 offices of the programme in three districts of the division issued the BDCs for giving them Rs1,500 support sum per month...

  • Controversial CIA official makes it to drone strikes division

    Also read: Obama gave CIA 'secret waiver' for Pakistan drone strikes: reportMr Bank was ousted as the head of the agency’s Iran operations division at headquarters a year ago after an internal investigation found he had created an abusive and hostile work environment that put the crucial office in disarray...

    Mr Bank’s name has been public since 2010, when he had to be evacuated as Pakistan station chief after he was named in a...

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