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Former Indian defence minister Manohar Parrikar dies of cancer

Parrikar was diagnosed with cancer last February

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March 17, 2019


NAB asks Usman Dar to submit proof against Khawaja Asif

Dar had approached NAB to start an investigation against Asif

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December 5, 2018


Defence Minister Dastgir gets additional portfolio of Foreign Ministry

Defence Minister Khurram Dastgir has been given additional portfolio of ministry of foreign affairs after the former foreign minister Khawaja Asif was disqualified by a court on May 26. The Islamabad High Court had disqualified Khawaja Asif under Article 62 (1)(f) of the constitution for holding a work permit in UAE. Hailing from Gujranwala, Dastgir…

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May 11, 2018


Dastgir praises army’s sacrifices in terror war, admits tension on some issues

KARACHI: Defence Minister Khurram Dastgir on Saturday admitted that there was tension between civilian government and security institution on some issues. Speaking in Samaa’s talk show ‘Agenda 360’, the defence minister said Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi regularly convenes meetings of National Security Council to fill the communication gap. He said armed forces had played…

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March 17, 2018


Defence Minister visits Corps HQ Peshawar, Khyber Agency

PESHAWAR: Minister for Defence, Khurram Dastagir Khan, on Wednesday visited Corps Headquarters Peshawar and Khyber Agency. According to ISPR, the minister was briefed about security situation, ongoing operations, border security management, the return of temporary displaced people (TDP) and development projects. Khurram Dastagir interacted with officers and troops and lauded their operational preparedness, combat readiness…

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January 10, 2018


Pakistan government paid Diyat for Raymond Davis’ release: Khawaja Asif

NEWS DESK: Defence Minister Khawaja Asif has alleged that the government paid Diyat to the families of the victims shot dead by CIA contractor Raymond Davis in order to arrange for his safe release. Addressing the Senate session, the defence minister said that he would cooperate if an inquiry is held. He said that different…

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August 25, 2017


US Secretary of State felicitates Foreign Minister on Independence Day

ISLAMABAD: US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Monday called the Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif to felicitate on the 70th Independence Day anniversary of Pakistan.

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August 15, 2017


EXCLUSIVE: Khawaja Asif draws monthly salary of Rs1.43 million from UAE firm

KARACHI: Federal Defence Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif is drawing a monthly salary of Rs1.43 million from a UAE’s firm, it emerged on Wednesday. According to a copy of Khawaja Asif’s contracts letter  obtained from the UAE Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation, the Pakistani defence minister works as a “Management Consultant” in a Abu Dhabi-based…

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July 26, 2017


After Nawaz Sharif and Ishaq Dar, Khawaja Asif’s UAE iqama comes to the fore

ISLAMABAD: After Nawaz Sharif and Ishaq Dar, Defence Minister Khawaja Asif’s UAE iqama has come to the fore. As per the iqama, the defence minister is an employee of a company in Dubai. Asif did not mention the income he earned through his employment in Dubai in his nomination papers filed to the ECP for…

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July 25, 2017


Pakistan to give befitting response on border violations: Asif

SIALKOT: Federal Minister for Defence Water and Power Khawaja Muhammad Asif on Saturday stressed the need to promote mutual cooperation between Pakistan and Afghanistan for eliminating terrorism and establishing durable peace as well. He said Pakistan wanted to have good relations with Afghanistan and would continue its sincere efforts for better relations with it. The…

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May 6, 2017


Indian defence minister’s statement on nuclear first use “a threat to peace”: FO

ISLAMABAD: The Foreign Office Friday said that statement of Indian defence minister on why India cannot use nuclear weapons first was a “manifestation of India’s double speak and a threat to region’s peace and security”. “Such statements from a person no less than defence minister of a country that has repeatedly and constantly heightened tensions…

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November 18, 2016


Bilawal takes Khawaja Asif to task for “shameful” tweet

KARACHI: PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Tuesday deplored Defence Minister Khawaja Ahmed for drawing a parallel between terrorist attacks and political protests. In a tweet hours after terrorists martyred 60 Pakistanis cadets in Quetta, Khawaja Asif took to the micro-blogging website Twitter and compared the assault with PTI’s plan to hold a protest in…

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October 25, 2016


Ground realities expose Indian claims: Khawaja Asif

SIALKOT, Oct 2: Federal Minister for Defence, Water and Power, Khawaja Muhammad Asif said on Sunday the ground realities had exposed Indian false claims globally about conducting surgical strike in Pakistan. Talking to the media persons here at the PML-N House, he said that surgical strike “drama” was planned, staged and played by Indian intelligence…

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October 3, 2016


Two soldiers martyred, nine injured in LOC firing, confirms Defence Minister

ISLAMABAD: Defence Minister Khawaja Asif Thursday condemned India’s unprovoked firing along the Line of Control, saying that Pakistan Army will respond in a befitting manner if the Indian aggression continued. “The Indian army fired in five sectors of Azad Kashmir where two of our soldiers were martyred and nine others injured,” he said while speaking…

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September 29, 2016


Resolution of Kashmir issue imperative for regional peace: Khawaja Asif

ISLAMABAD: Defence Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif has termed resolution of Kashmir issue as imperative for durable peace in the region. In an interview, he said without Kashmir any dialogue with India would have no value as Kashmir holds the key in Pak-India relations. To a question, he said durable peace in Pakistan and Afghanistan can…

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September 18, 2016


Going to Pakistan is like going to “hell”, says Indian minister

MUMBAI: Indian Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Tuesday denounced Pakistan as “hell” and alleged that Indian soldiers in Kashmir prevented five “terrorists” from crossing the border. “Our soldiers sent back five terrorists yesterday. Going to Pakistan is same as going to Hell,” the minister said, according to NDTV. Parrikar also echoed Prime Minister Narendra Modi…

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August 16, 2016


Assad discusses military cooperation with Russian defence minister

AMMAN: Syrian President Bashar al Assad met Russia’s defence minister during a visit to the Syrian capital and discussed military cooperation and efforts to fight “terrorism”, state television said on Saturday. State media did not disclose any details of the previously unannounced visit by Sergei Shoigu, who said he was sent to Damascus by Russian…

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June 18, 2016


Power generation crosses 17000 MW: Khawaja Asif

ISLAMABAD:  Water and Power Minister Khawaja Asif, who drew flak for his offensive remarks against PTI leader Shireen Mazari in National Assembly today, took to social media to announce that overall power generation in the country exceeded 17, 000 MW. In a message on Twitter, Asif claimed that for the first in the history of…

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June 8, 2016


Asif gives in-camera briefing to Senate on Indian spy arrest

ISLAMABAD: Defence Minister Khwaja Muhammad Asif on Wednesday gave an in-camera briefing to Upper House of the Parliament about the arrest of a high profile spy of Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) Kulbhushan Yadav operating across the country especially in Balochistan. The Minister on Tuesday informed the Senate that the arrest of RAW agent was…

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April 20, 2016


Govt serious to uproot corruption: defence minister

Defence Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif has said that the government is serious to put an end to corruption in the country. Responding to the army chief’s statement on corruption, Asif said that he agreed to the remarks of General Raheel Sharif. Watch what more he had to say.

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April 19, 2016


Operation against terrorists to continue till its logical end: Asif

SIALKOT: Federal Minister for Defence, Water and Power, Khawaja Muhammad Asif Sunday said that operation against terrorists would continue till the elimination of last terrorist in the country. Talking to the newsmen, he said the operation would go to its logical end for weeding out terrorism. He said that Pakistan had played the front-line role…

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January 31, 2016

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