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  • Armed forces hold programmes to celebrate Defence Day in Karachi

    KARACHI: Defence Day of Pakistan marking the golden jubilee of the 1965 war was celebrated with fervour by all three pillars of the armed forces of Pakistan — Army, Air Force and Navy — in the city on Sunday...

    The exercises, exhibitions and parade were reciprocated with much enthusiasm by the people who came to watch up close though only Pakistan Navy invited the public, who turned out in big numbers to watch the exercises at the...

  • 11 year old 'tortured and illegally confined' in Karachi's Defence area rescued

    Karachi police on Thursday rescued an 11-year-old boy working as a domestic servant in a house in Karachi's Defence Housing Authority (DHA) area, officials said...

    Darakhshan police raided a house located on Khayaban-e-Shamsheer in DHA and arrested owner of the house over charges of illegally confining and torturing the 11-year-old boy, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Karachi-South Saqib Ismail Memon told Dawn...

  • Chaghi tribal feud claims youth’s life in Defence, Karachi

    KARACHI: A tribal feud in the Chaghi district of Balochistan claimed life of a youth in the Defence Housing Authority here on late Tuesday night...

    Officials said Imran Umer, 21, was travelling in a car with his friend and was on his way to Seaview when around a dozen suspects travelling in two cars attacked him on Khayaban-i-Rumi, Defence Phase-VIII...

  • Defence secretary given a week to file undertaking on DHA sewage treatment plant in Karachi

    KARACHI: Expressing displeasure over the absence of the defence secretary, the Supreme Court-mandated commission on water and sanitation on Monday directed him to file an undertaking within a week for the installation of a sewage treatment plant in Defence Housing Authority...

    The head of the commission, retired SC Justice Amir Hani Muslim, also asked the defence secretary to ensure that all sewage lines of DHA Phase VIII were...

  • Mayor Karachi's car snatched in Defence area

    Amid rising street crimes and a significant spike in theft of governmental vehicles, Mayor Karachi Waseem Akhtar's official car was snatched on gunpoint in Karachi's upscale Defence locale...

    "At about 3pm a Toyota Corolla number plate GSD 999 was snatched from near Shahbaz Commercial area," SSP South Omar Shahid Hamid said, adding that Mayor Karachi Akhtar's family was using the car...

  • Karachi Bar Association 'shocked' over govt's defence of Musharraf

    The Karachi Bar Association (KBA) has lashed out at the government for "defending and protecting a convicted criminal", following the Centre's decision to appeal a special court's verdict in the treason case against former army chief retired Gen Pervez Musharraf...

    "It is also strange that provisions of the Constitution are now being quoted in defence of Gen (R) Musharraf who said 'the Constitution is a piece of paper to be thrown in...

  • Hungarian defence minister resigns as migrant inflow continues

    BUDAPEST: Hungary's defence minister, Hende Csaba resigned on Monday because the armed forces were being too slow in building a border fence to keep out thousands of refugees and migrants heading into the country...

    The armed forces, for which Hende Csaba bore ultimate responsibility as defence minister, were involved in the construction of a fence along Hungary's border with Serbia designed to prevent migrants entering the country...

  • US, India to sign 10-year defence cooperation pact

    WASHINGTON: US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter arrives in India on Tuesday to sign a 10-year defence framework agreed during President Barack Obama’s visit to New Delhi in January...

    He will then fly to New Delhi for talks with top Indian leaders on proposals for joint development of defence technology...

  • Obstruction dismissal was act of self-defence: Stokes

    LONDON: Ben Stokes has insisted he did not wilfully obstruct the field during the second One-day International at Lord’s on Saturday after he suffered one of cricket’s rarest forms of dismissal...

    England’s 64-run defeat by world champions Australia was overshadowed by the controversy that ensued early in the 26th over of their run chase
  • Malaysian defence chief all praise for Zarb-i-Azb success

    RAWALPINDI: The Chief of Defence Forces (CDF) of Malaysia, Gen Tan Sri Dato Sri Haji Zulkifeli bin Mohd Zin, called on Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Gen Raheel Sharif at the General Headquarters here on Monday...

    During the meeting, views were exchanged on issues of mutual interest, including defence and security cooperation between the two countries, and the overall regional security situation, said an ISPR press release...

  • France invokes self-defence for Syria air strikes

    PARIS: If France launches air strikes on self-styled Islamic State targets in Syria, it will follow the United States and Britain in claiming it is acting in self-defence, but experts say such action could land it in difficult legal territory...

    Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius explained that if President Francois Hollande orders strikes, they would take place “under Article 51 of the United Nations Charter, in other words, in...

  • US-Japan defence guidelines to specify islands’ security

    TOKYO: Japan and the United States will likely include an explicit reference to defence of far-flung Japanese islands in an update of security cooperation guidelines amid concerns about China’s increasing military assertivness, a Japanese newspaper reported...

    US Defence Secretary Ash Carter reaffirmed that commitment last week in talks with Defence Minister Gen Nakatani in Tokyo...

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