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Karachi: 6-year-old kidnapped in broad daylight

KARACHI: Police on Wednesday confirmed the kidnapping of a six-year-old child from a posh area of the metropolis. According to details, six-year-old Abaan, son of Ghufran, was kidnapped near Khayaban-e-Roomi intersection in Defence. The child was reportedly a student of Haque Academy and the kidnapping took place as the mother and child were on their…

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Pakistan, Poland agree to boost ties in multiple sectors

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Poland have discussed ways and means to enhance cooperation in diverse fields especially economy, trade, investment, energy, agriculture, science and technology, IT and defence. The two countries had a comprehensive review of bilateral relations during 6th Round of Pakistan-Poland Bilateral Political Consultations that has concluded in Islamabad. The two sides deliberated on…

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Pakistan Navy exercise “BURQ VII” validates combat readiness

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Navy is conducting exercise “BURQ VII” at creeks area with an aim to evaluate its operational plans for the defence of the area. It also includes the re-evaluation of air defence plans and combat readiness of Air Defence Battalion deployed in the creeks area, stated a statement issued here by media affairs directorate…

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NSC resolves to keep Pakistan’s defence impregnable against external aggression

ISLAMABAD: The National Security Committee met here Friday with Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi in the chair and expressed its unwavering resolve to keep Pakistan’s defence impregnable against all forms of external aggression. The meeting was attended by the ministers for finance and foreign affairs, chairman joint chiefs of the staff committee, all three services…

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Could America shield Alaska from a North Korean missile?

It is every Alaskan’s nightmare: finding themselves within range of a North Korean missile. As that fear came one step closer to reality this week, America’s ability to block an incoming attack is under scrutiny, reported AFP. On Tuesday, the northwestern US state awoke to the news that Pyongyang had test-fired an intercontinental ballistic missile…

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Modi set to become first Indian PM to visit Israel

JERUSALEM: Narendra Modi becomes the first Indian prime minister to visit Israel when he arrives on Tuesday, the result of growing ties that have led to billions of dollars in defence deals. Israel, in constant search of allies to vote in its favour at UN bodies as well as business partners, has been portraying the…

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India opens its longest bridge near China border

TINSUKIA: India opened its longest bridge close to the border with China in a move seen as bolstering its defences in a sensitive region. Prime Minister Narendra Modi marked the third anniversary of his rule by inaugurating the 9.1 kilometre (5.7 mile) long Dhola-Sadiya bridge over the Brahmaputra river that will link Assam and Arunachal…

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Security agencies bust Daesh network in Karachi

KARACHI: Security agencies raided various hideouts of suspects alleged to be members of the banned outfit Daesh in Karachi, on Wednesday.  According to details, security agencies conducted raids at various hideouts of a suspected militant network of Daesh across Clifton, Defence, Bahadurabad and Malir. Five suspects were rounded up, among which two were women. The…

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Chinese military planes intercept US aircraft: reports

WASHINGTON: Two Chinese fighter jets intercepted an American military plane over the East China Sea, media in the United States have reported, citing US officials. NBC News said the US aircraft, a WC-135 Constant Phoenix, was conducting a routine mission in international airspace Wednesday when it was intercepted over the East China Sea by two…

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Pakistan to sell 52 Super Mushshak aircrafts to Turkey

ISTANBUL: Pakistan and Turkey have signed three agreements to transform existing collaboration in the field of defence industry into a strategic partnership. These agreements were signed in Istanbul in the presence of Minister for Defence Production Rana Tanveer Hussain and Turkish Minister for National Defence Fikri Isik on the sidelines of 13th International Defence Industry…

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Son of Peshawar DIG killed by police guard in Karachi

KARACHI: A son of Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Police Peshawar was killed in Karachi’s Defence area apparently over money matter. Umair Shahab Mazhar, 27, was strangulated to death by his own security guard at his residence in Khayaban-e- Sahar late night, according to police. Police cited monetary dispute as motive behind the murder. The accused…

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Naval Chief Zakaullah calls on PM Nawaz Sharif

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said every possible step is being taken to further enhance the professional capacity of Pakistan Navy. He was talking Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah who called on him in Islamabad today. The Prime Minister said Pakistan Navy has a significantly vital position with regards to our national…

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India inks weapons deal worth nearly $2 bln with Israel

NEW DELHI: India will buy nearly $2 billion worth of weapons technology from Israel. The deal will see state-owned Israel Aerospace Industries provide India with an advanced defence system of medium-range surface-to-air missiles, launchers and communications technology, the company said in a statement Thursday. The Israeli firm will also supply a naval defence system including…

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Pakistan’s defence is impregnable: President

ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain termed Pakistan’s defence as impregnable and said the country’s conventional and nuclear capabilities were meant to ensure global and regional peace. Addressing as Chief Guest the ceremony of Pakistan Day Parade, he expressed the resolve that the nation will not hesitate in rendering any sacrifice for defence, security, development, and prosperity…

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Pakistan Navy successfully test fires ground to sea missile

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Navy successfully test fired a ground to sea missile on Thursday, SAMAA reported. According to Radio Pakistan, a Pakistan Navy spokesman confirmed that the missile hit the target with precision in the sea. The missile is equipped with state of the art technology and will strengthen the national defence and operational capabilities of…

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Boom, ground vibration scare Karachi’s Defence residents

KARACHI: Panic and fear gripped Karachi’s Defence and Clifton areas after people heard a strange boom and ground vibration on Tuesday evening. Residents of defence area took to Twitter to share their experiences of observing a resonant sound and tremors. Following are some of the responses: Did anyone else feel the earth shake in #DHA…

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NATO head says more defence spending ‘essential’ to US ties

NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg on Monday told allies to boost defence spending, as demanded by US President Donald Trump, if they want to preserve crucial transatlantic defence ties. “This is essential for the continued strength of the transatlantic bond on which our alliance is founded,” Stoltenberg said in NATO’s 2016 annual report. “For almost 70…

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Gas leak, not bomb, behind Lahore blast: officials

An explosion that killed seven people and caused panic in the Pakistani city of Lahore was caused by a gas leak and not a bomb as police had earlier stated, officials said Friday. The blast on Thursday wounded dozens in the provincial capital, already on edge after a suicide attack just ten days earlier killed…

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Airlink CEO dies in Lahore blast

LAHORE: The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of a communication services company is among the eight people killed at a bomb blast in Defence area of Lahore, a tech website said in a report. According to the report, Moazzam Paracha, CEO of Airlink, was present at the under-construction building targeted in the blast. He sustained serious…

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Terror revisits Lahore

At least eight people were killed and 30 injured after a bomb ripped throughLahore Thursday, the tenth attack in just under a fortnight pointing to a resurgence in Islamist violence.

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Second blast in Lahore proves to be hoax

LAHORE: Minutes after a powerful blast killed eight people in Lahore’s Defence area, reports came about a second explosion in the city’s Gulberg area. Initial reports said the second blast took place outside a restaurant of foreign food chain in Gulberg. Police and rescue teams rushed to the site. Meanwhile, police officials categorically stated that…

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