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US, India seek to deepen defence ties and sign key accord

The United States has emerged as India’s second largest arms supplier

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Army chief meets Polish civil-military leaders

Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa has reached Poland on an official visit. According to ISPR, General Bajwa met Polish Minister of National Defence Mariusz Blaszczak and Deputy Minister of National Defence. The COAS also held separate meetings with Polish military leadership, including Chief of General Staff, Commander of the Poland Armed Forces and Commander…

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Owners of arms cache in Karachi give police the slip

Police have failed to arrest the owners of a huge cache of illegal arms recovered on Thursday from a car and a house. Police arrested two men and seized a large cache of weapons when law enforcement personnel searched a black Toyota Corolla on Khayaban-e-Tanzeem in the upscale Defence House Authority neighbourhood. The car, bearing…

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Women run for their lives in Karachi

KARACHI: A 100-metre race was organised for women to highlight the importance of fitness, on Sunday morning.   Scores of women from all walks of life participated in the races. Prizes were distributed among the winners when the races had concluded. “All you need to do to maintain your health is take out time for yourself…

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NATO does not want new arms race: secretary general

OTTAWA: NATO does not want a new arms race with Russia, the alliance’s secretary general said Wednesday amid heightened tensions following an ex-spy’s poisoning in England “We don’t want a new arms race, so we are focused on how can we respond” in a “firm strong predictable, but also measured and defensive, way,” Jens Stoltenberg…

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Karachi teenagers falling prey to a new drug

KARACHI: Teenagers in the metropolitan city have fallen prey to a new drug – ecstasy. SAMAA has obtained footage of a dance party where the teenagers are dancing after taking tablets of ecstasy. The dance parties are held in farm houses situated in Karachi’s Defence and Super Highway areas where the youngsters were seen using…

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Video: PTI leader’s family robbed in Karachi

Robbers robbed the family of a Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader at Karachi’s posh area of Defence.

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Pakistan name squad for warm-up game against New Zealand

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan cricket head coach Mickey Arthur feels that players have acclimatized well with the conditions in New Zealand, before the team kicks off its tour with a 50-over warm-up match against New Zealand XI in Nelson on Wednesday. A day before Pakistan’s practice match, Arthur said the team is looking forward to the game…

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Customer resorts to aerial firing after argument with shopkeeper in Karachi

KARACHI: A CCTV footage surfaced on Thursday in which a customer can be seen walking into the shop with a pistol and resorting to aerial firing after a heated argument with a shopkeeper.  According to details, the customer and the shopkeeper were embroiled in a heated argument after which the suspect pulled out a pistol….

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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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