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  • Disclosure about toll plaza contract startles Senate

    ISLAMABAD: The disclosure by a federal minister on Tuesday that a lucrative toll plaza contract had silently been awarded to a military-owned construction company for 20 years without a competitive bidding process set off alarm bells in the Senate, with a vocal senator terming it a disturbing development and asking the chair to refer the matter to the relevant standing committee...

    Speaking on an issue of public importance, Senator...

  • Buddhist Stupa near Rawat threatened by encroachments

    ISLAMABAD: It is indeed a miracle that the country’s ancient wonders are still standing, given the poor care they get...

    Road just beyond the Rawat bus stand is one such ancient ruin which has survived the test of time so far but is threatened by the chaotic urban development...

  • Mardan to get power supply from Rawat

    ISLAMABAD: Consumers in Mardan will get increased power supply as two new autotransformers were inaugurated at the Rawat grid station on Tuesday...

    The US Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director to Pakistan, John Groarke inaugurated the new autotransformers for the grid station and handed over tools and trucks to power distribution companies at a ceremony...

  • Indian army believes in human rights, says Rawat

    NEW DELHI: Amid widespread charges of gross abuse of the military’s arbitrary powers in Jammu and Kashmir against civilians, Indian Army Chief General Bipin Rawat said on Saturday that the army believed in human rights, and misinformation about this was spurring young people to take to arms against it...

    General Rawat told reporters here that “necessary actions” were being taken to bring the tense situation in the disputed state under...

  • Gen Rawat’s aggression

    GEN Bipin Rawat, the recently installed army chief in India, was the surprise choice of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi as the country’s next top soldier...

    And now Gen Rawat has pulled a bit of a surprise of his own with his aggressive remarks against Pakistan that have elicited a swift response from army chief Gen Qamar Bajwa...

  • Gen Rawat’s political remarks assailed

    NEW DELHI: Indian Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat on Thursday slammed the people calling for protests in the country against the new citizenship law, saying leadership was not about guiding crowds including students “to carry out arson and violence”...

    ] This is not leadership,” said Gen Rawat, speaking at a healthcare leadership summit here...

  • Gen Rawat’s political remarks assailed

    NEW DELHI: Indian Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat on Thursday slammed the people calling for protests in the country against the new citizenship law, saying leadership was not about guiding crowds including students “to carry out arson and violence”...

    ] This is not leadership,” said Gen Rawat, speaking at a healthcare leadership summit here...

  • Rawat becomes India’s first chief of defence staff

    NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s handpicked Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat was on Monday appointed India’s first Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), a day before he was to step down on superannuation...

    “Government has decided to appoint Gen Bipin Rawat as the CDS with effect from December 31, 2019 and until further orders and extension of Gen Bipin Rawat with effect from December 31, 2019 and till such period he holds the office of...

  • US team visits Islamabad International Airport to give clearance to PIA direct flights

    RAWALPINDI: A United States (US) Transport Security Administration (TSA) team on Monday visited Islamabad International Airport (IIA) to conduct final inspection and give clearance to Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) to start direct flights to the US...

    According to sources, the team will also visit Jinnah International Airport Karachi and Allama Iqbal International Airport Lahore...

  • Islamabad International Airport does not have bomb disposal, detection squads

    RAWALPINDI: Despite being one of the sensitive airports, the Islamabad International Airport (IIA) does not have bomb detection and bomb disposal squads...

    The intelligence intimated that since the IIAP is a sensitive airport covered by greenwoods and located at a quite long distance from Rawalpindi, Islamabad and Attock, it should have rescue teams available 24 hours...

  • Kandahar airport siege: Death toll jumps to 50, say officials

    KANDAHAR: The death toll from a 27-hour Taliban siege of Kandahar airport has jumped to 50, Afghan officials said Thursday, after a conference in Pakistan shored up international support for reviving peace talks...

    "A group of 11 terrorists attacked a bazaar and a school in the airport complex, took up positions in the area and blew themselves among civilians...

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