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COAS calls on President Alvi, discusses national security

ISLAMABAD: Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa called on President Dr Arif Alvi here at President House on Tuesday  and discussed issues pertaining to national security, ARY News reported. Matters of mutual interest, current situation, national security and other issues came under discussion in the meeting, said President House's spokesperson. President Dr Arif Alvi appreciated the unmatched sacrifices rendered by Pakistan army, he added. Earlier in the day, the COAS met with Prime Minister Imran Khan and…

Huawei chairman hits out at US politicians over university funding

HONG KONG: The chairman of China’s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd has hit back at several U.S. lawmakers who claimed the firm’s research funding to over 50 American universities posed a “significant threat” to national security. Huawei is the world’s largest maker of telecommunication network equipment and third-largest smartphone maker. It is a private company but has found itself battling perceptions of ties to the Chinese government, which it has repeatedly denied. Last week, U.S. congressmen Marco Rubio and Jim Banks…

Petitions seek ‘treason case’ against Nawaz for controversial statement

LAHORE: Following Nawaz Sharif's controversial yet veiled admission of Pakistan's role in the 2008 Mumbai attacks, a number of petitions are being filed from different parts of the country seeking action against him under treason charges. A petition has been filed in the Lahore High Court arguing that the comments of Nawaz about Mumbai attacks in his interview with a leading English daily were parallel to treason with the state. Nawaz Shairf deliberately gave a controversial interview to malign the image of Pakistan,…

Parliamentary Committee resolves not to make compromise on dignity

ISLAMABAD: Parliamentary Committee on National Security today expressed the resolve not to make any compromise on dignity and honour of the country. The resolve came during meeting of the committee held in Islamabad today (Thursday) at the Parliament House. The meeting was chaired by Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq. Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif, Defence Minister Khurrum Dastagir, National Security Adviser Nasser Janjua and Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Syed Khurshid Shah were in…

Armed forces to be provided all-out resources to meet national security challenges: Dar

RAWALPINDI: Finance Minister Ishaq Dar on Tuesday said the government would provide all possible resources to the armed forces to meet the national security and development needs. He said this during a meeting with Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa in Rawalpindi on Tuesday. The financial requirements of Pakistan Army were discussed during the meeting, in the context of the budget for next financial year. The on-going development projects of Pakistan Army and future development plans were discussed in detail.…

Trump expected to order temporary ban on refugees

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump is expected to sign executive orders starting on Wednesday that include a temporary ban on most refugees and a suspension of visas for citizens of Syria and six other Middle Eastern and African countries, according to several congressional aides and immigration experts briefed on the matter. Trump, who tweeted on Tuesday night that a "big day" was planned on national security on Wednesday, is expected to order a multi-month ban on allowing refugees into the United States except for…

Outgoing DG ISI meets PM Nawaz

ISLAMABAD: Director General of Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) Lieutenant General Rizwan Akhtar met Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in Islamabad, ARY News reported on Thursday. The outgoing ISI chief discussed issues of national security with the prime minister in the meeting. The prime minister lauded the services of Lt. Gen. Rizwan Akhtar as DG ISI. It should be noted that Lt. Gen. Rizwan Akhtar has now been posted as President of the National Defence University (NDU) after recent reshuffle of the Pakistan Army top…

Army chief, PM discuss national security

ISLAMABAD: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Monday discussed matters of national security with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in a meeting here, ARY News reported. According to a statement released by the Prime Minister's Office, the army chief met the premier at Prime Minister's Office in Islamabad. "Professional issues pertaining to national security were discussed during the meeting between the army chief and prime minister," the statement read. President Mamnoon Hussain, while meeting the…

Mattis, Romney considered for top US national security jobs

WASHINGTON: President-elect Donald Trump on Sunday assessed several more contenders for top U.S. posts including Chris Christie and Rudy Giuliani, as blunt-spoken retired Marine Corps General James Mattis emerged as a leading candidate for defense secretary. Trump held meetings at his golf resort in Bedminster, New Jersey, with candidates for senior administration jobs after he takes office on Jan. 20. On Saturday, he conferred with Mattis and Mitt Romney, formerly a fierce Trump critic now under consideration for…

Committee probing national security news leak challenged in LHC

LAHORE: The committee formed to probe the news story leak regarding national security has been challenged in Lahore High Court (LHC), ARY News reported. The federal government on Monday had constituted a committee headed by retired LHC judge Ahmed Raza Khan for investigation into the controversial news regarding a high-level national security meeting. The commission will have one representative from each of Inter Services Intelligence (ISI), Intelligence Bureau (IB) and Military Intelligence. The petitions filed by…