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Gen Nadeem Ahmad Anjum appointed new ISI chief

RAWALPINDI: Lieutenant General Nadeem Ahmad Anjum has been appointed as the new Director-General of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI). He replaces Lt General Faiz Hameed who was earlier posted as the Peshawar corps commander. The decision to appoint the new ISI

SC’s review board extends TLP chief Saad Rizvi’s detention

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Review Board (FRB) of the Supreme Court (SC) has extended the detention period of outlawed Tehreek-e-Labbaik (TLP) chief Saad Rizvi for one month, a day after the Lahore High Court (LHC) declared his detention illegal. The federal

Haniyeh re-elected as chief of Palestinian group Hamas

GAZA CITY: Ismail Haniyeh has been re-elected as leader of the Palestinian group Hamas which rules the Gaza Strip and has fought multiple violent conflicts with Israel. Haniyeh has been Hamas chief since 2017 and controls the group’s political activities

Ex-CPLC chief Sharafuddin Memon joins PTI

KARACHI: Former Citizens Police Liaison Committee: (CPLC) chief Sharafuddin Memon on Sunday announced to join the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI). Addressing a press conference on the occasion at Insaf House, Federal Minister for Maritime Affairs Ali Zaid denied the impression that

PML-F chief Pir Pagara’s mother passes away in Karachi

KARACHI: The mother of PML-F chief and Pir Pagara Sibghatullah Shah Rashdi has passed away in Karachi after a protracted illness. A spokesman for Kingri House said the funeral prayers will be offered today (Sunday) at their ancestral village in

New US FTC chief Lina Khan names top staffers, competition chief

SAN FRANCISCO: Tech critic and the new chair of the Federal Trade Commission, Lina Khan, has named three top staffers in a signal that the agency could become more aggressive in how it enforces antitrust law and laws against deceptive

CIA chief’s visit

With reports in US media now being confirmed by government officials, CIA director Williams Burns recently made a secret visit to Islamabad. The United States is exiting Afghanistan but they are still seeking to stay in the region and are

Pentagon chief, Saudi crown prince discuss regional security

WASHINGTON: US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin spoke with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and emphasised US commitment to helping Saudi Arabia defend its territory and people, the Pentagon said. Austin and Prince Mohammed discussed regional security, particularly efforts to

COAS Gen Bajwa congratulates PAF chief on assuming command

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Air Staff (CAS) Air Chief Marshal  Zaheer Ahmed Baber on Monday called on Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa at GHQ. According to Inter-Services Public Relations, COAS Bajwa congratulated ACM Zaheer on assumption of

President Alvi confers Nishan-e-Imtiaz on new PAF chief

ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi conferred Nishan-e-Imtiaz (Military) on Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Zaheer Ahmad Babar. The president decorated the new air chief with the prestigious award in recognition to his services for the country at a

Air Marshal Zaheer Ahmed Babar takes charge as PAF Chief

ISLAMABAD: Air Marshal Zaheer Ahmed Babar Sidhu took charge as the new Air Chief of Pakistan Air Force (PAF) at an impressive change of command ceremony in Islamabad. On the occasion, outgoing Air Chief Mujahid Anwar Khan pinned badges on

KDA announces low-cost housing scheme in Gadap Town

KARACHI: On the directives of Sindh government, Karachi Development Authority (KDA) has announced a new housing scheme for 250,000 people in Gadap Town area of Karachi. The housing scheme will be spread over 62,934 acres comprising of six villages –

President Alvi confers Nishan-e-Imtiaz on PAF chief

ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi conferred Nishan-e-Imtiaz (civil) on Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan. The President decorated the outgoing Air Chief with the prestigious award in recognition of his dedicated services and for raising the morale of the people

UN chief appoints Jean Arnault as personal envoy on Afghanistan

NEW YORK: United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has appointed veteran French diplomat Jean Arnault as his personal envoy on Afghanistan and regional issues. The appointment comes a day before Russia, China, the United States, Pakistan, a delegation of top Afghan

Southampton to host WTC final: BCCI chief

LONDON: The city of Southampton will host the final of the inaugural World Test Championship (WTC) which was originally scheduled at Lord’s stadium. This was stated by Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Sourav Ganguly. India will

PDM chief summons meeting to devise post-Senate elections strategy

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman has convened a meeting of the opposition alliance on Monday to devise a post-Senate elections strategy. The meeting will be held at Sindh House in Islamabad at 2PM on 8th March

Pakistan’s desire for peace must not be misunderstood: PAF chief

ISLAMABAD: Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan said that Pakistan’s desire for peace should not be misunderstood. The air force marked the second anniversary of ‘Operation Swift Retort’ conducted on February 27, 2019 which resulted in

All hypotheses remain open, says WHO chief on coronavirus origins

GENEVA: The head of the World Health Organization has said that all hypotheses on the origins of COVID-19 remained on the table following an investigative mission in China. The WHO’s mission to Wuhan, where the first coronavirus infections were detected

Nigeria’s Okonjo-Iweala set to become first woman WTO chief

WASHINGTON: The United States offered its strong support to Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala to lead the World Trade Organization (WTO), clearing a path for her to become the body’s first female and first African leader. The move marks by President Joe

UN chief receives COVID-19 vaccine in New York

NEW YORK: United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres received his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in New York. “I was fortunate and grateful to get the first dose of my #COVID19 vaccine today,” Guterres said on Twitter. “We must get

President Alvi confers award on Jordan’s military chief

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has awarded its second-highest civilian medal to Jordan’s military chief, who is in Islamabad on an official visit. President Dr Arif Alvi has conferred Hilal-e-Imtiaz (Military) on Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of Jordanian Armed Forces,

PAF chief flies Chinese fighter jet during Shaheen IX exercise

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan has said the Shaheen exercises will go a long way in enhancing the professional skills and operational preparedness of the air forces of Pakistan and China. He expressed these

Biden picks ex-general as first Black Pentagon chief

WASHINGTON: United States President-elect Joe Biden has chosen Lloyd Austin, who led US troops into Baghdad in 2003 and rose to head the US Central Command, as the first African-American secretary of defense. A veteran of conflicts in Iraq and

Former World Bank chief Wolfensohn dies aged 86

WASHINGTON: Former investment banker James Wolfensohn who pushed through debt relief for the poorest nations during a decade at the helm of the World Bank has died. He was 86. Wolfensohn, a former Salomon Brothers partner, was appointed as president

WHO chief hopes coronavirus pandemic will end within two years

GENEVA: The World Health Organisation hopes the coronavirus crisis can be over in less than two years faster than it took for the 1918 Spanish flu. “In our situation now with more technology, and of course with more connectiveness, the

Former Jamaat Islami chief Munawar Hasan passes away

KARACHI: Former Emir of the Jamaat Islami Munawar Hasan passed away on Friday after a long illness. He was aged 78. The former Jamaat Islami chief was under treatment at a private hospital and was placed on a ventilator for

Sustainable alternatives required to tackle drug abuse: UN chief

ISLAMABAD: International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking is being observed on Friday around the world to address the drug problem increasingly affected by misinformation. The United Nations passed a resolution on 7th December, 1987 to mark 26th June

WHO chief lauds Saudi Arabia’s decision to host limited Hajj

GENEVA: The World Health Organisation (WHO) said it supported Saudi Arabia’s move to hold a limited Hajj this year, saying that putting health first is a choice all countries must make during the coronavirus pandemic. Speaking during a press conference

UN chief calls for supporting migrants as remittances drop

NEW YORK: United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for supporting migrants as the World Bank projected that remittances will fall by about 20 percent due to the coronavirus-induced economic crisis. Marking the International Day of Family Remittances, which is

UN chief urges India to end using pellet guns against children in IoK

NEW YORK: United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has voiced deep concern over the illegal detentions and continued use of torture and pellet guns against children by Indian security forces in occupied Jammu and Kashmir. The UN chief called on New