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  • Lahore traders demand new security paradigm

    LAHORE: Traders on Tuesday demanded that the Punjab government guard bazaars and markets with a special police force on the pattern of Dolphin Squad and install more CCTV cameras...

    The traders asked the city district government to remove all encroachments after detailed surveys and set up emergency medical camps at all markets...

  • Portfolio: Lahore Lahore hai

    Depicting Lahore in images is an old practice and its early patterns could be found in the miniature paintings of the Mughal era...

    Lahore, being the cultural hub, played a vital role in the arts, literature and culture in the mid-20th century; especially, visual art was inspired by the rich panoramic beauty of the walled city and life around its 13 gates, so an exclusive genre of cityscape came into existence, as early as the...

  • FO rubbishes US general's claim regarding Afghan Taliban presence in Pakistan

    The Foreign Office (FO) on Thursday rubbished United States (US) Gen John Nicholson's "unacceptable" claim that Washington is aware of the Afghan Taliban leadership's presence in Peshawar and Quetta, saying that terrorist safe havens are present in Afghanistan, not Pakistan...

    FO Spokesman Nafees Zakaria told a weekly press briefing in Islamabad that there had been no high-level contact between Pakistan and the US following President...

  • Pakistan indignant over US general’s allegations

    ISLAMABAD: Days after the White House accused Pakistan of continuing to harbor terrorists on its soil, the top US commander in Afghanistan claimed that the United States “knows the Afghan Taliban leadership is in Quetta and Peshawar”...

    The allegation elicited a sharp reaction from Islamabad, which has been fuming over the US president’s harsh remarks, with top government ministers calling upon the US to stop blaming Pakistan for its...

  • WBSC secretary general to visit Pakistan

    KARACHI: The secretary general of World Baseball-Softball Confederation (WBSC), Dato Low Beng Choo, has accepted the invitation to visit Pakistan on the occasion of the National Women’s Softball Championship...

    This was announced late on Monday by the secretary general of the Softball Federation of Pakistan Asif Azeem who is currently in Kuala Lumpu with an SFP delegation...

  • US lieutenant general meets military officials during three-day visit to Pakistan

    US Lieutenant General Michael Shields, who heads an organisation which supports the Pakistan Army's efforts in improving counter-IED exploitation capabilities, led a four-member delegation to Pakistan this week, a press release issued by the US Embassy said on Friday...

    Lt Gen Shields serves as the director of the Department of Defense’s Joint Improvised-Threat Defeat Organisation (JIDO), which provides support for counter-IED...

  • Stability returning to Pakistan due to army operations: General Raheel

    RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif on Tuesday said that stability is returning to Pakistan as a result of army operations and that a peaceful environment in and around Pakistan is the army's "top priority"...

    The army chief's statement was posted to Twitter on Tuesday by Director General Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) Asim Bajwa...

  • Retired bureaucrat appointed Auditor General of Pakistan

    ISLAMABAD: The government has finally appointed a retired bureaucrat full-time Auditor General of Pakistan (AGP) — a constitutional post that remained vacant for about five months...

    The Ministry of Finance notified on Tuesday the appointment of Javaid Jehangir, a former grade-22 officer of the Pakistan Audit and Accounts Services (PAAS), as AGP...

  • Pakistan 'key partner' in region, commanding general of US Army Central Command says

    The Commanding General of United States Army Central Command, Lieutenant General Michael Garrett, wishes to continue the US’s “key partnership in the region” with Pakistan after his first-ever visit to Pakistan, the US Embassy said on Wednesday...

    The US Army Central Command engages with Pakistan’s military through military-to-military information exchanges, regional symposia, and multilateral and bilateral exercises...

  • US general sees no change in Pakistan behaviour despite Trump’s tough line

    WASHINGTON: The top US general in Afghanistan said on Tuesday that he had not seen a change in Pakistan’s support for militants so far, despite President Donald Trump taking a tougher line against Islamabad...

    US officials have long been frustrated by what they see as Pakistan’s reluctance to act against groups such as the Afghan Taliban and the Haqqani network that they believe exploit safe haven on Pakistani soil to launch attacks...

  • Top Chinese general lauds Pakistan's role in fighting terrorism

    ISLAMABAD: Vice chairman of China's Central Military Commission General Fan Changlong held separate meetings with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Army Chief General Raheel Sharif on Thursday and appreciated Pakistan's role in its fight against terrorism and added that both countries share common view on combating the evil of terrorism and extremism...

    Welcoming General Changlong to Pakistan, the prime minister said that friendship...

  • RAW involved in destabilising Pakistan, says General Raheel

    GWADAR: Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif, speaking at the Peace and Prosperity seminar on Tuesday, said Indian intelligence agency RAW is actively involved in destabilising Pakistan...

    “Hostile intelligence agencies are averse to China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC),” said the chief of army staff...

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