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[13 Jan 2017 | No Comment | ]

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 Comman, 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 …

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[13 Jan 2017 | No Comment | ]

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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[13 Jan 2017 | No Comment | ]

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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[13 Jan 2017 | No Comment | ]

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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[12 Jan 2017 | No Comment | ]

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 …

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[12 Jan 2017 | No Comment | ]

The author is a senior editor with People’s Daily, and currently a senior fellow with the Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies at Renmin University of China.
The Military Demarcation Line (MDL), more widely known as the 38th Parallel, is a tourist destination included in most itineraries of Chinese tourist groups in South Korea. In recent memories of the Chinese people regarding the Korean Peninsula, it is perhaps the most renowned attraction.
However, most of the time, tourists can only look upon the distant green-clad region from a high observation deck. The majestic …

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[12 Jan 2017 | No Comment | ]

Local officials in Herat province are saying at least three Iranians have been arrested by the Afghan police over terror charges.
An official in the counter-terrorism directorate Fazal-ur-Rehman Khadem said the three Iranians were arrested as they were operating in the province to carry out assassination of the individuals.
No further details were given regarding the possible target of the individuals.
However, Khadem said the men were initially claiming that they are residents of Afghanistan but further investigations revealed that they were Iranian nationals.
He said the men have not confessed to their crime …

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[11 Jan 2017 | No Comment | ]

China is tightening border controls in its northwestern Xinjiang region amid rising terrorism threats, the regional governor was quoted as saying on Tuesday.
State media reported that Shohrat Zakir made the pledge in a speech at the region’s main annual political meeting on Monday, saying increased measures taken in the last year would be further strengthened.
The crackdown seeks to prevent suspected insurgents both from leaving Xinjiang to fight abroad and from returning to the region after receiving military training overseas, China Daily reported.
Xinjiang has long been home to a simmering insurgency …

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[11 Jan 2017 | No Comment | ]

ISLAMABAD: The government will start work on the Pakistani section of Iran-Pakistan Gas Pipeline once the United States and the UN remove sanctions on Tehran, officials of the Ministry of Petroleum informed the National Assembly Standing Committee on Petroleum and Natural Resources here on Monday.
An official of Interstate Gas Systems (ISGS) informed the parliamentary body that Iran was still facing sanctions and work on the section from Gwadar to Iranian border would be started after sanctions were over. The petroleum ministry officials said work had been stopped on the IP …

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[11 Jan 2017 | No Comment | ]

Islamabad:  Javed Malik, Pakistan’s Ambassador to the Kingdom of Bahrain, called on Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif at the PM Office earlier this week and briefed him on the various initiatives to expand and upgrade the bilateral relations between Pakistan and the Kingdom of Bahrain since his appointment, says a press release.
He apprised the prime minister that after the successful organisation of the First Pakistan-Bahrain Business Opportunities Conference, the Bahraini commerce minister and three business delegations are expected to visit Pakistan in the coming year. Similarly, the bilateral relations between …