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Armed Forces to be strengthened in terms of resources, equipment: defence minister

ISLAMABAD: Defence Minsiter Pervez Khattak on Monday said the Armed Forces of Pakistan would be strengthened in terms of resources and equipment. "Defence of the country will be made impregnable," he said while speaking during an introductory meeting with senior officers of the ministry in Rawalpindi. The minister was briefed about the role and functions of the ministry and its allied organizations. Meanwhile, Zubaida Jalal also assumed the charge of Ministry of Defense Production in Rawalpindi. On arrival at the…

Sacrifices of soldiers strengthened determination to defeat terrorists: COAS

LAHORE: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Saturday said sacrifices of soldiers had strengthened determination and will to defeat terrorists. "The supreme sacrifices rendered by our officers and jawans in the line of duty have strengthened our national will and determination that we cannot be deterred by cowardly acts of terrorists who shall be defeated no matter what the cost,” the COAS said while visiting the family of Major Muhammad Ishaq (shaheed) in Lahore. He offered Fateha on this occasion.…

Battery safety rules to be strengthened after Samsung Galaxy Note 7 fires

South Korea said on Monday it will strengthen lithium-ion battery safety requirements and conduct regular inspections to avoid repeats of fires which forced Samsung Electronics Co Ltd to withdraw its premium Galaxy Note 7 handset. Manufacturers of lithium-ion batteries, commonly used in portable devices, would be subjected to greater oversight and regular inspections, the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy said in a statement. Devices using lithium-ion batteries also would be subjected to more regular safety tests, it…