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Navy man tipped to command PLA’s key southern region by Minnie Chan & Choi Chi-yuk in South China Morning Post, Jan 13, 2017

The PLA is set to break with a long-standing tradition if a proposal to appoint a naval officer to head its strategic southern command is adopted, four independent sources said.
The proposed reshuffle at the helm of the Southern Theatre Command, which is responsible for the South China Sea and the PLA South Sea Fleet, also underscores the rising importance of the navy in the Chinese military and the decline of its army-centric doctrine under an overhaul begun by President Xi Jinping last year.
It also comes at a time the military …

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The PLA is set to break with a long-standing tradition if a proposal to appoint a naval officer to head its strategic southern command is adopted, four independent sources said.
The proposed reshuffle at the helm of the Southern Theatre Command, which is responsible for the South China Sea and the PLA South Sea Fleet, also underscores the rising importance of the navy in the Chinese military and the decline of its army-centric doctrine under an overhaul begun by President Xi Jinping last year.
It also comes at a time the military …

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The High Court has thrown out former prime minister Khaleda Zia’s petition to review its earlier decision that scrapped her plea to halt case proceedings in Zia Charitable Trust graft case.
The bench of Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Justice JBM Hassan issued the order on Thursday.
Badruddoza Badal, a lawyer for BNP Chairperson Khaleda, said they had filed the petition as the rule to administer oath of witnesses by ‘God’ was not followed while recording statements of 32 witnesses presented by his client.
He said they would move the Appellate Division challenging …

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Amid hue and cry on Panama Papers Leaks in the country, Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani is expected to arrive on January 25th for a two-day visit to Pakistan, it has been learnt reliably on Thursday. According to sources, the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani will visit Pakistan on January 25th on the invitation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who will receive the distinguished guest upon arrival.
The Emir of Qatar is expected to receive the royal protocol as he will …

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ISLAMABAD: Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah, who is on an official visit to Qatar, called on Minister of State for Defence Dr Khalid Bin Mohammad Al Attiya on Thursday.
According to a press release issued by Pakistan Navy, matters of mutual interest and defence collaboration were discussed during the meeting.
The admiral highlighted Pakistan’s commitment and resolve in the fight against terrorism and laid stress on the role of the Pakistan Navy in this regard, including participation in the ‘coalition maritime campaign plan’ and ‘counter piracy operations’, as well …

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LAHORE: Internationally-acclaimed real estate tycoon Hussain Ali Sajwani has been listed as the 527th richest man in the world and the third wealthiest individual in the United Arab Emirates by the bi-weekly American “Forbes” magazine on January 10, 2017.
His net wealth has been estimated to be $3.4 billion by “Forbes,” which had recorded a circulation of 931,558 copies in 2013 and is on the course of completing 100 years of its publication on September 15 this year.
Sajwani’s relationship with American president-elect Donald Trump: According to reports appearing in numerous widely-subscribed …