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‘KP women police actively participating in anti-terrorism operations’

PESHAWAR: Women police have been actively participating in anti-terrorism operations and they even sacrificed their precious lives like their male counterparts in the line of duty, Public Relations Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Police stated in a release. As many as, 69 ladies commandos of KP police are performing their duties shoulder-to-shoulder with policemen, after successful completion of Elite Commandos Training. As per details, women police are playing pivotal role in elimination of terrorism and control of crime along…

Uber to sell Southeast operations to Grab, get stake in combined business: source

SINGAPORE: Ride-hailing firm Uber has agreed to sell its Southeast Asian business to the region’s bigger rival Grab, a source with direct knowledge of the matter said on Sunday, in what would be the US company’s second retreat from Asia. As part of the transaction, company would get a stake of as much as 30 percent in the combined business, the source said. He did not want to be identified as the deal is not public yet. Read More: US police release video of fatal collision with uber self-driving…

Scores of illegal Afghan immigrants, suspects arrested in Balochistan raids: ISPR

RAWALPINDI: Frontier Corps (FC) Balochistan has stepped up its anti-terror operations across the province under recently initiated Khushal Balochistan Programme, said Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) in a statement on Friday. According to the Pak Army’s media wing, scores of illegal Afghan immigrants and suspected miscreants were arrested during the raids carried out in various districts of the province. FC personnel recovered home-made IEDs, explosives, besides huge cache of arms and ammunition during the raids,…

US defence secy hails Pakistan armed forces’ operations against terrorists

RAWALPINDI: US Secretary of Defence General James Mattis on Monday hailed Pakistan armed forces' effective operations against terrorists. He said this in a two-hour long meeting with Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa at General Headquarters Rawalpindi on Monday. Meeting was focused on regional security with particular emphasis on Afghanistan as well as other matters of mutual interest. Media wing of military forces, Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) said Gen Mattis highlighted concern that a few…

Raheel Sharif says Islamic Military Alliance to assist member countries in anti-terrorism operations

RIYADH: Military Commander of The Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition (IMCTC) Raheel Sharif on Sunday said the IMCTC will assist member countries in their counter terrorism operations through intelligence sharing and capacity building, ARY News reported. “A number of our member countries are under tremendous pressure while fighting well established terrorist organizations due to capacity shortages of their armed forces and law enforcement agencies," he said during the first meeting of the defence ministers of the…

UK doctor jailed for 15 years over unnecessary cancer operations

LONDON: A British breast surgeon who carried out unnecessary operations on 10 patients for personal gain was sentenced to 15 years in prison, a court heard on Wednesday. In his private practice, Ian Paterson lied to exaggerate risks that patients would develop breast cancer, performing needless surgery and in some cases mastectomies for which patients paid, judge Jeremy Baker said. "The physical, and particularly, psychological effect upon each of them, has been profound," the judge told Nottingham Crown Court. The…

Pakistan, China sign agreement for Haveli Bahadur Shah Combined-Cycle Power Plant

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Thursday signed a 12-year Operations and Maintenance (O&M) agreement with China for its 1,230 MW Haveli Bahadur Shah Combined-Cycle Power Plant in Lahore. The agreement was signed between Pakistan’s state-run National Power Parks Management Company (NPPMCL) and China’s state-owned company Shandong Electric Power Construction Corporation III (SEPCOIII). The agreement has a reference value of US$ 148 million over 12 years. With this O&M agreement, NPPMCL has managed to save the consumer…

Army chief witnesses night, dawn operations of central command

KHARIAN: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif spent the last night in the field near Kharian and witnessed the night and dawn operations of the central command as part of Army Field Exercises. According to Inter Services Public Relations, exercises were aimed at validating latest operational plans involving infantry and mechanized troops and their support elements from the entire central command. Apart from first ever use of fully digitised virtual Command and Control Room, the exercise saw the first…