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    Brunei Garrison Officers Mess Rawalpindi

  • Sultan of bling: Brunei monarch marks golden jubilee in style

    BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN: Brunei’s all-powerful and fabulously wealthy sultan marked 50 years on the throne in lavish style on Thursday, travelling in a gilded chariot through the streets and holding a tradition-filled ceremony at his golden-domed palace...

    An absolute monarchy with strict Islamic laws, Brunei is one of the world’s wealthiest nations thanks to abundant oil and gas reserves, although analysts warn it faces serious...

  • Brunei aims for bourse by 2017

    SYDNEY: Brunei’s financial regulator plans to launch a securities exchange as early as 2017, a must-have if the Sultanate is to diversify its economy away from oil and catch up to more mature capital markets in Southeast Asia...

    Brunei is among the world’s richest countries on a per-capita basis, although it sits alongside the likes of North Korea and Cuba in not having a stock exchange, risking lagging behind regional economic...

  • Brief, heavy rainfall causes flooding in garrison city

    RAWALPINDI: Heavy rainfall in the early hours of Friday increased the water level in Leh Nullah and caused flooding at a hospital, the airport and low-lying areas...

    Met Office forecasts more rainfall in capital, RawalpindiThe hot and humid environment in Rawalpindi and Islamabad invited strong monsoon winds, resulting in the highest amount of rainfall across the country on Friday morning...

  • COAS visits Gujranwala Garrison

    GUJRANWALA: Chief of Army Staff Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa on Friday visited the Gujranwala Garrison, where he was given briefing on operational preparedness of the Gujranwala corps, progress on operation Raddul Fasaad and census, says a press release issued by the ISPR...

    The COAS also addressed officers of the Gujranwala Garrison and visited Pasrur Cantt...

  • Garrison city loses prominent politician

    RAWALPINDI: Former Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) member and ex-MPA Agha Riazul Islam passed away on Monday night with his funeral prayers held at Liaquat Road, outside his office in Rabia Manzil on Tuesday...

    Agha Riazul Islam was elected Rawalpindi’s mayor in 1979 local bodies polls but resigned from office in protest, soon after Zulfikar Ali Bhutto was hanged by General Ziaul Haq...

  • COAS visits Hyderabad garrison

    RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff Gen Raheel Sharif visited the Hyderabad Garri­son on Thursday, an ISPR press release said...

    During his visit, the COAS met officers, troops and veterans of the formation...

  • Pro-Gen Raheel banners reappear in garrison city

    RAWALPINDI: After the banners urging Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif to impose martial law and form a government of technocrats in the country a few months ago, posters again emerged in the garrison city on Saturday asking the government and parliamentarians to amend the law allowing the general to contest the general elections 2018 and become the prime minister...

    The posters have been installed in the heart of the garrison...

  • The humble chai makes a comeback in the garrison city

    RAWALPINDI: Having been overshadowed by coffee for some time now, tea has made a comeback in the garrison city and is now available in various flavours – including blueberry, caramel and chocolate – in high-end restaurants as well as roadside stalls from one end of the city to the other...

  • Army chief visits Multan Garrison

    MULTAN: Chief of Army Staff Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa on Thursday visited Multan Garrison, where he was briefed on operational preparedness...

    Speaking to officers and troops, he also acknowledged their contributions towards internal security...

  • Garrison city’s music makers

    Nestled between a mosque and an imambargah in downtown Rawalpindi, music workshops on Shah Allah Ditta Road fashion wood and animal hide into traditional instruments, such as the tabla, sitar, rubab, dhol, dholak and harmonium...

    For the harmonium, sitar and rubab, the wooden base is acquired from either Lahore or Karachi, and workers in Rawalpindi’s workshops attach and tune the strings...

  • Rawalpindi police without key officers

    RAWALPINDI: A number of key posts in the police department, including that of the Special Branch senior superintendent, have been vacant for several months, causing administrative and security problems...

    In addition, Rawalpindi district police are facing a shortage of more than 40 inspectors despite the approval by the inspector general of the police to appoint 96 personnel...

  • Govt officers complain DMG officers undermining their cadre

    PESHAWAR: Officers of the Provincial Management Services (PMS) in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa started their two-day token strike on Friday against the proposed in-service training for provincial officers, saying it was an attempt to undermine their cadre by the Pakistan Administrative Service (PAS) and District Management Group (DMG) officers...

    The provincial government officers attended their offices while wearing black armbands and did not...

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