The opening ceremony of the 6th International Pakistan Army Team Spirit (PATS) competition 2023 is being held at the National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC) Pabbi, the military’s media wing said on Tuesday. According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), as many as seven Pakistan Army teams and 10 international teams including Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Uzbekistan, Thailand, Jordan, USA, Iraq, Kazakhstan and Qatar are participating in the competition. The statement said three observer countries — Azerbaijan, Myanmar, and Nigeria — are also part of the 6th International PATS. The 60 hours-long rigorous competition, which is based on evaluating physical endurance, mental agility, and tactical proficiency of the combat teams, will continue from March 7 to 9. Last year, as many as eight Pakistan Army and eight international teams including Jordan, Morocco, Nepal, Turkey, Uzbekistan, Kenya, Saudi Arabia and Sri Lanka participated in the competition held at (NCTC) Pabbi.
March 07, 2023 23:33 UTC
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March 07, 2023 08:05 UTC
Former Senate chairman and senior PPP leader Senator Raza Rabbani said on Monday that the people of Pakistan have a right to know if the country's nuclear assets are under pressure. "The dragging of the feet by the IMF on signing the agreement and reluctance of friendly countries, except China, to help sans the IMF, Parliament needs to be taken into confidence." “It appears Pakistan is being softened up to play a role which is against its national and strategic interests,” he added. The senator further pointed out that the government has failed to discuss the issues pertaining to Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and the increase in terrorism. “It seems be it the PTI or present governments want azadi [freedom] from Parliament and the Constitution, 1973, the senator added.
March 07, 2023 04:56 UTC
Many people want to upgrade their homes after the COVID-19 pandemic confined them indoors, industry executives say. "I haven't seen such a mad rush in a decade," said Prashant Thakur, head of research at real estate consultant Anarock. We are getting more calls and as the available inventory is low, luxury properties are being sold quickly nowadays," said Amit Goyal, India CEO at Sotheby's International Realty. Mercedes sold a record number of high-end cars in India last year and luxury goods are in high demand too. So far, around 160 people were invited for a viewing and 17 of 46 flats sold in the eight-storey project.
March 07, 2023 03:25 UTC
DOHA: Leaders from the world´s poorest nations poured out their disappointment and bitterness at a UN summit on Sunday over the treatment of their countries by richer counterparts. Leaders of the world´s major economies have been markedly absent from debate, which will last five days, on the turmoil in poor nations. “Central African Republic has always been wrongly considered by certain Western powers as a reserve for strategic materials,” he added. Gold and diamond companies linked to Wagner in Central African Republic and Sudan were also hit by EU sanctions. The LDC summit lasts until March 9 while hundreds of business executives are attending a parallel private sector forum.
March 06, 2023 06:54 UTC
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Sunday evaded arrest as his supporters prevented the Islamabad police from entering his Zaman Park residence in Lahore amid high drama. The officers and officials of the Lahore police later escorted the Islamabad team to Zaman Park at noon. The police said that the PTI leaders at Zaman Park had assured them that Imran would abide by the law. Till late night, the presence of police contingents had been increased in the surroundings of Zaman Park. The reserves of Anti-Riot Force (ARF) at Qila Gujjar Singh – which is hardly two kilometres away from Zaman Park, were also put on high alert.
March 06, 2023 06:48 UTC
Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah Khan on Sunday said the arrest of PTI Chairman Imran Khan was not a “big deal” and the government could proceed with the move if it so desired but it wanted the courts to convict him first. “If the government wanted, he [Imran] could have been arrested during his appearance at the high court,” he added. Earlier in the day, the Islamabad police travelled to Lahore to arrest Imran over the warrants issued against him in the Toshakhana (gift repository) case. Speaking to the media, Sanaullah said if the court ordered Imran’s arrest, the government would instantly comply with the instructions without any fear of a law and order situation or resistance from PTI activists. Describing the PTI chief as a “coward”, Tarar maintained that there were reports that Imran had locked himself in a room at his residence fearing arrest.
March 06, 2023 06:48 UTC
Reports suggest that sensing Islamabad’s position, the Afghan Taliban proposed a new plan that envisaged disarming the TTP and relocating their members from the border areas. However, unlike previous plans, the TTP members will be resettled inside Afghanistan. Currently, there are between eight to 12 thousand TTP militants in Afghanistan, and the number goes up to 30,000 if their family members are included. It is also important to remember that following the Afghan Taliban takeover in August 2021, the PTI government initiated talks with the TTP and allowed hundreds of TTP militants to resettle in Pakistan. There can be no compromise on matters of national security and the time for offering concessions to the TTP is over.
March 06, 2023 06:13 UTC
Share:HYDERABAD-The district administration on Sunday took action against flour mills for not selling Atta at the govern-ment fixed rate and imposed a fine of Rs 700,000 against 3 flour mills while one mill was sealed for be-ing nonfunctional. On the directives of Deputy Commissioner Fuad Ghaffar Soomro, the ADC Qaim Ak-bar Namai, AC Latifabad Shaista Munawar and DFC Shehzad Haider Shahani took action against flour mills for violating government orders. The ADC also sealed Preet Flour Mills for being non-functional and imposed a fine of Rs 500,000 and asked the DFC to submit a detailed report about the flour mill. The New Sindhri flour mill and DM flour mill SITE area were also fined Rs 150,000 and Rs 50,000 respectively for not selling wheat flour as per sanctioned quota. The ADC has said that all the flour mills have to sell 1,200 wheat flour bags of 10 kg at Rs 950 per bag by 5 pm every day.
March 06, 2023 06:01 UTC
If a girl is harassed or raped they tell us it’s their fault, they should have known better. ‘Women know the eyes of men – they know who they shouldn’t trust’. Women should be married as soon as they complete 12th grade or else they will start getting wrong ideas of freedom’. There’s just so much to unpack when it comes to living in a victim-blaming nation. A woman would be gang raped in the middle of the night on the motorway and they would ask why she was travelling at night.
March 06, 2023 02:17 UTC
Pakistan and the Afghan Taliban are discussing a resettlement plan for the banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) in a renewed push to address the issue of cross-border terrorist attacks that have threatened to unravel their bilateral relationship. Read more: Pakistan gets ‘fresh commitment’ from Afghan Taliban on TTPSensing the Pakistani position, the Afghan Taliban proposed a new plan that envisaged disarming the TTP and relocating their members from the border areas. The Afghan Taliban, however, asked Pakistan to bear the cost of that plan. However, those actions were not deemed satisfactory and the Afghan Taliban were told to come up with a more workable plan. In case, the Afghan Taliban continued to provide shelter to the TTP or cross-border terrorist attacks, Pakistan might resort to other options including hot pursuits.
March 05, 2023 08:19 UTC
Share:PESHAWAR - The Khyber Medical University (KMU) Peshawar on Saturday conducted special centralised test at peshawar for admissions in various Bs programmes. The result of the test will be declared within 48 hours which can be seen on the official website of KMU (http://cat.kmu.edu.pk). according to the details, the test was conducted in KMU’s main campus in peshawar in which 796 students appeared. he said that private institutes of allied health sciences affiliated with KMU are our main stakeholders, so protecting their interests and solving their problems is our top priority. The VC said that peaceful and transparent conduct of the test is a testament to the hard work and professionalism of the entire staff of KMU.
March 05, 2023 01:39 UTC
Google on Friday released an audit that examined how its policies and services impacted civil rights, and recommended the tech giant take steps to tackle misinformation and hate speech, following pressure by advocates to hold such a review. The disclosure by the company came after the Washington Post reported earlier on Friday that Google tapped an outside law firm to conduct a civil rights review. "We are committed to constantly improving, and that includes efforts to strengthen our approaches to civil and human rights. To help guide us, we conducted and released a voluntary civil rights audit of our policies, practices, and products," Chanelle Hardy, head of civil rights at Google, said in an emailed statement on Friday. In recent years, human rights groups like Amnesty International have accused big tech firms such as Google of not prioritizing rights issues.
March 05, 2023 00:26 UTC
And today marks the final time some Missouri Seniors will play at Mizzou Arena. The highest is 3rd, but that would take Missouri winning and both Arkansas beating Kentucky and Auburn taking down Tennessee. a 5 seed in 12 of them, a 6 seed in four of them, a 7 seed in four of them. Missouri-Ole Miss basketball: Time, LocationTIME: 2:30 p.m. CTDATE: Saturday, March 4, 2023LOCATION: Mizzou Arena; Columbia, MO. Missouri-Ole Miss basketball: Follow the game, TV ChannelTELEVISION: SEC NetworkSTREAM: WatchESPNTWITTER: @MizzouHoopsESPN+: ROCKMNATIONMissouri-Ole Miss basketball: Betting odds, predictionsAs of Friday evening, Missouri is a 9.5-point favorite over Ole Miss according to DraftKing’s Sportsbook.
March 04, 2023 21:38 UTC
Former prime minister and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Saturday said that he was willing to "talk and forgive" anyone for Pakistan’s sake. Imran Khan's remarks are however in stark contrast to his previous statements wherein he repeatedly refused to talk to the current rulers. Imran Khan called for reforms in the judiciary to bring investment into the country. Imran said that Pakistan needed to increase its revenue, reduce the expenditure and fix loss-making institutions which are a burden on the government. Historic measures will have to be taken... the country's problems are like cancer which cannot be cured by aspirin," he further said.
March 04, 2023 16:30 UTC