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  • Pakistan’s shadow surgical instruments’ sector

    Pakistan is the leading exporter of surgical instruments, but local manufacturers receive only 2pc, or $359m, of the $17bn global trade, as most of it is lost to outsourcing importers...

    Some international brands are reported to have shut down manufacturing facilities in their home countries as they get the best products from Pakistan’s world class artisans...

  • Pakistan to respond with full force in case of Indian surgical strikes: Asif

    Defence Minister Khawaja Asif on Monday reiterated in the Senate that Pakistan's armed forces would respond with full force if India tried to carry out any surgical strikes inside Pakistan...

    Asif, in a fiery speech, said that if India dared to carry out surgical strikes inside Pakistan, a befitting response would be meted out, making India forget any claims of false strikes...

  • Gen Bajwa rubbishes Indian army chief's claim of 'so-called surgical strikes' on Pakistan

    Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa rejected the claims made by Indian army chief that India carried out "surgical strikes" on Pakistan, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) spokesperson tweeted on Thursday...

    ISPR chief Major Gen Asif Ghafoor tweeted that Gen Bajwa rejected the claim of India's Army Chief General Bipin Rawat, who had said in a recent interview that the 'so-called surgical strikes' were meant to "send...

  • RSS chief praises Modi for ‘surgical strikes’

    NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi promised this year’s Dussehra would be special, and it was indeed high yield for him on Tuesday because his ideological mentors, the Hindu revivalist Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS), gave him “excellent grades” for the military raids India claimed to have carried out against alleged militants in Azad Kashmir...

    RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat had to balance his praise for Mr Modi with strong support for...
  • India killing ‘terrorists’ in surgical strikes, says minister

    NEW DELHI: India is going for intelligence-backed “targeted kills in (India-held) Kashmir” while militarily dominating the Line of Control with Pakistan, forcing a 30 per cent decline in both ceasefire violations as well as “infiltration bids”, the Indian defence minister has claimed in a newspaper interview...

    The aim is to exploit the differences between militant outfits for both intelligence-gathering as well as surgical strikes,...

  • New surgical block at JPMC to be ready by next year: Dr Jamali

    A new surgical block under construction at the Jinnah Post-Graduate Medical Centre (JPMC), Karachi, would be completed by the end of next year, said JPMC Executive Director Dr Seemin Jamali on Sunday...

    She said that the surgical block is being built under public-private partnership in collaboration with the Government of Sindh and non-governmental organisation (NGO) — Patients Aid Society...

  • AJK surgical strikes planned after success in Myanmar: Parrikar

    NEW DELHI: The Indian army was readied for its disputed surgical strikes inside Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) because an Indian TV anchor had needled the Modi government to take on Pakistan the way it claimed to have crossed into Myanmar, former defence minister Manohar Parrikar has said according to a report on Saturday...

    Speaking before a gathering of industrialists in Panaji on Friday, Mr Parrikar, now the Goa chief minister, said:...

  • ‘Surgical actions’ planned against killers of policemen

    KARACHI: The Pakistan Rangers, Sindh, and Karachi police on Friday decided to take ‘surgical actions’ against culprits behind the recent killings of policemen and devised a comprehensive strategy to meet the challenge, said a statement...

    “The meeting discussed recent killings of policemen, reviewed all possible motives and approved a comprehensive strategy under which surgical actions would be taken,” said a brief statement released...

  • Bajwa rejects India’s surgical strike claim

    KHUZDAR: Chief of the Army Staff Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa on Thursday rubbished a recent claim by his Indian counterpart about surgical strikes having been carried out against Pakistan...

    In an interview to an Indian TV channel earlier this week, Gen Bipin Rawat had said that the surgical strikes against Pakistan were meant to send out a message and that further strikes cannot be ruled out...

  • What is a 'surgical strike'?

    The latest episode in already simmering Pakistan-India relations is a so-called “surgical strike” – an Indian claim made soon after two Pakistani soldiers were killed at the Line of Control in Azad Jammu and Kashmir as reported Thursday...

    With the Pakistani military rejecting that the episode was a result of a "surgical strike", the media in both countries is now hotly debating the terminology...

  • Probe ordered into ‘towel, surgical items left inside woman’

    A 25-year-old woman had accused Dr Shaukat Ali of causing her a serious illness by forgetting a small towel, a stitching needle and other surgical instruments inside her abdomen during her cesarean section six months ago...

    She then went to a private doctor in Sahiwal who revealed after an ultrasound that there was a towel and other surgical items inside her abdomen...

  • Mayo’s Surgical Tower to be ‘operational’ in 2017

    LAHORE: The Surgical Tower of Mayo Hospital will be completed in the next calendar year as construction work is now on fast track and finishing of physical infrastructure is in progress...

    “The government is fully funding the project and has provided Rs660 million for its completion,” Specialised Healthcare and Medical Education Department Secretary Najam Ahmed Shah told newsmen after inspecting installation of the HVAC system besides...

  • Mystery of the ‘surgical strike’

    While the Indians insist that they carried out a cross-LoC surgical military strike, the Pakistanis are befuddled by the claim...

    Intriguingly, Pakistan has maintained a low profile throughout the crisis, focusing entirely on falsifying the Indian claims of a surgical strike...

  • Ink thrown on Delhi CM Kejriwal after he called for evidence of 'surgical strikes'

    Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal came under an 'ink attack' in Rajasthan on Tuesday, days after he said the Indian government should provide evidence that its troops carried out "surgical strikes" by crossing the Line of Control to hunt terrorists in Azad Kashmir, NDTV reported...

    "Kejriwal recently came under fire from the right-wing Bharatiya Janata Party government for releasing a video in which he criticised Pakistan but also...

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