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‘Pak-China joint military drills to improve ability to deal with multiple security threats’

ISLAMABAD: China has said joint exercises of China and Pakistan armed forces, training and competitions will help improve ability to deal with multiple security threats and jointly maintain regional peace and stability.   The Chinese defence ministry’s spokesperson stated this while responding to a question during a briefing in Beijing. He said these exercises would also help the militaries of participating countries to enhance understanding and deepen mutual trust. Read More: China keen on military drills with Asean,…

Imran told to avoid shrine visits

SAHIWAL: In view of security reasons and evading any untoward incident, Pakpattan District Police Officer ​Rizwan Umar Gondal has written a letter to Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chairman Imran Khan asking him to inform police before visiting Baba Farid’s shrine any time in future. According to the letter sent to the PTI chief on June 28, the senior cop advised Mr. Khan to avoid frequent visits to the shrine to be on the safe side. Imran Khan’s friend Zulfi Bokhari was among those who accompanied him to the shrine where…

Mashal’s sister says can’t pursue studies for fear of security threats

SWABI: Sister of Mashal Khan, the student of Abdul Wali Khan University who was lynched after being accused of blasphemy, on Sunday said she could not pursue her studies for fear of security threats, ARY News reported. “I cannot go to college because of security threats. The government should not provide security to us only but to all those going to educational institutes, for Mashal was not killed by a foreign element but by educated people,” she said while talking to ARY News on her brother’s chehlum. Astooria,…

Pakistan to mark New Year with simplicity

ISLAMABAD/KARACHI: In view of the deadly Peshawar massacre, New Year will be observed in Pakistan with simplicity. Authorities have imposed section-144 in Islamabad, while in Karachi a ban is in place on New Year night ceremonies, ARY News reported.