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Afghan Defence Minister targeted in Kabul attack

At least four people have been killed after militants attacked the home of the Afghan defence minister. Bismillah Khan Mohammadi was not at home on Tuesday as gunmen detonated a car bomb and fired shots near Kabul’s heavily fortified Green

UK will work with Taliban if they come to power: British Defence Minister

LONDON: Britain will work with the Taliban should they enter the government in Afghanistan, said Defence Minister Ben Wallace. “Whatever the government of the day is, provided it adheres to certain international norms, the UK government will engage with it,”

President confers Nishan-e-Imtiaz on Chinese defence minister

ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi conferred Nishan-e-Imtiaz (military) on China’s Minister of National Defence General Wei Fenghe at a special investiture ceremony. The president decorated the Chinese official with the award in recognition of his illustrious services for strengthening defence

Former Defence Minister Chaudhry Ahmad Mukhtar passes away

LAHORE: Senior leader of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and former Defence Minister Chaudhry Ahmad Mukhtar has passed away in Lahore. He was 74. According to media reports, the veteran politician was suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. He was admitted to the

Khattak calls for strengthening defence ties with Qatar, Egypt

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Defence Pervez Khattak received Ambassador for Qatar Sheikh Saoud bin Abdulrahman Al Thani called discussed a wide range of bilateral issues. The Defence Minister conveyed that Pakistan attaches great value to its relations with Qatar, adding that

PM discusses bilateral issues with Egyptian Defence Minister

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday received Egyptian Commander-in-Chief and Minister for Defence and Military Production General Mohamed Ahmed Zaki Mohamed. During the meeting, views were exchanged on bilateral, regional and international issues. The prime minister underscored the shared

Defence Minister Khattak refutes reports of grouping in KP cabinet

NOWSHERA: Defence Minister, Pervez Khattak today (Sunday) has refuted the reports of grouping in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) cabinet. Talking to media in Nowshera, Pervez Khattak has said, “All the ministers are united and there is no grouping in the province.”

PTI makes progress to placate disgruntled MQM-P

KARACHI: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) is making efforts to placate its disgruntled ally the Muttahida Quami Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) after Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui threatened to quit the federal cabinet. The PTI delegation comprising Defence Minister Pervez Khattak, Asad Umar, and Jahangir

Defence Minister discusses bilateral ties with German envoy

ISLAMABAD: Defence Minister Pervez Khattak has underscored the friendly bilateral ties between Pakistan and Germany and the importance Islamabad attaches to its relations with Berlin. Talking to German ambassador Bernhard Schlagheck, who called on him in Islamabad, Pervez Khattak appreciated

Govt warns opposition against breaching agreement

ISLAMABAD: Defence Minister Pervez Khattak has warned the opposition against breaching the agreement under which the ongoing protest was allowed. Addressing the press in Islamabad alongside other members of the committee, Pervez Khattak said that action will be taken against

JUI-F chief’s refusal to hold talks points to another agenda: Khattak

ISLAMABAD: Defence Minister Pervez Khattak on Saturday said that the opposition’s refusal to hold any dialogue points towards another hidden agenda. Khattak has been appointed by the government to hold talks opposition parties over Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur