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Ex-army chief Raheel Sharif didn’t seek NOC for new job: Asif

ISLAMABAD: Defence Minister Khwaja Asif has said that former army chief General Raheel Sharif didn’t seek ‘no objection certificate’ (NOC) for any foreign vocation, ARY News reported. Issuing a statement in the Senate today, Asif said the Defence Ministry issues NOCs to retired army officers for any such jobs, but Gen (retd) Raheel Sharif didn’t seek any such clearance or certificate. He maintained that prior permission either from Defence Ministry or the Pakistan Army was a prerequisite for any retired army officer…

Firefighters put out fire at Gadani ship-breaking yard after three days

KARACHI: It took three long days to put out a massive fire on Friday that broke on November 1 after blasts ripped through an oil tanker at a ship-breaking yard in Gadani, killing at least 17 and injuring more than 60 workers. Almost 70 per cent of the gigantic ship has been burnt, which according to official sources, was going through the process of dismantling for scrapping or disposal without a non-objection certificate (NOC). Sources confirmed the ship had hundreds of tonnes of oil at the time of it dismantling…