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Pak Navy Ship visits Muscat during RMSP deployment

KARACHI: Pakistan Navy Ship (PNS) Khaibar visited Muscat during ship’s deployment on Regional Maritime Security Patrol (RMSP) in Gulf of Oman. The objective of RMSP initiative by PN is to maintain presence along critical areas to fulfill international obligations for maritime security and safeguard national shipping while observing freedom of navigation across high seas, said a press release issued here by Directorate of Public Relations of Pakistan Navy. The PNS Khaibar is part of 25th Destroyer Squadron of Pakistan…

Enemies want to stoke anarchy to hamper country’s progress, says minister

MUSCAT: Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal says Pakistan is being seen among the fastest growing economies of the world. Addressing an event here, the minister said overseas Pakistanis are “our asset.” Taking aim at government opponents, he said it was high time they should shun politics of anarchy and move ahead to play a role in the progress of the country. “Our enemies want to hamper the country’s progress by stoking anarchy,” Iqbal warned. He stressed the need for maintaining the current pace of development in…

Foreign secretary leads delegation for Afghan peace talks in Oman

MUSCAT: A delegation of Pakistan, led by Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua, is participating in the sixth quadrilateral meeting on Afghanistan peace process that has begun on Monday in Oman’s capital city of Muscat. The Quadrilateral Coordination Group (QCG) comprises Afghanistan, China, Pakistan, and the United States. The four-nation moot, that has begun today, aims to revive talks with the Taliban to bring a negotiated peace settlement in the war-torn country. Earlier, the Pakistan Foreign Office Spokesperson had…

PIA inaugural flight to Salalah departs after delay

KARACHI:  Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) on Thursday started flight operation to Salalah, Oman. However, the inaugural flight PK-235 which was scheduled to depart from Lahore  12:30 PM was delayed and several other flights also faced disruptions. The flight was delayed for 45 minutes but later flew with only 85 passengers on board. Senior PIA officials saw off the passengers traveling on this inaugural flight. Flight PK-229 from Lahore to Muscat was cancelled, whereas domestic flight Lahore to Islamabad was…

Oman’s Sultan Qaboos makes first public appearance in nearly a year

MUSCAT: Oman leader Sultan Qaboos made his first public appearance in nearly a year on Friday, attending annual National Day celebrations. Wearing a military uniform, Qaboos appeared in good health as he was welcomed by high-ranking military and civilian officials before presiding over the parade. The 76-year old Western-backed Qaboos had received a number of visitors in recent months, including U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry last week, but no visual images had emerged from his last two meetings. Qaboos returned…

Oman’s Sultan Qaboos meets British royals in rare appearance

MUSCAT: Oman's Sultan Qaboos held talks with Britain's Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, in his first announced meeting with foreign dignitaries nearly seven months after a medical checkup in Germany. Qaboos, who has ruled the Gulf sultanate since 1970, has reduced his public activities since having treatment in 2014 for what diplomats have said is colon cancer. On April 12, the sultan returned from Germany after the medical checkup on his progress following lengthy treatment there in 2014 and 2015. He has…

Oman’s Sultan Qaboos ‘in good health’: minister

MUSCAT: Sultan Qaboos of Oman is in "good health", the country's foreign minister said Thursday, as rumours circulated that the 75-year-old monarch had been hospitalised. "He is well and thanks to God, he is in good health," said Yusuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah in an interview with the Saudi newspaper Okaz. Qaboos, who has ruled the Gulf sultanate since 1970, reduced his public activities since having treatment for colon cancer in 2014. His ill health and repeated hospital spells in Germany have focused attention on the fact…