Dr. Aafia son arrives handed over to family

ISLAMABAD: Muhammad Ahmad, son of Dr. Aafia Siddiqui arrived here on Monday evening after the Afghan government handed him over to Pakistani authorities in Kabul. Muhammad Ahmad was later handed over to his family in Islamabad, media reports said. Earlier Pakistan Press Counsellor in Afghanistan Naeem Khan talking to state-run PTV confirmed the taking over the custody of Muhammad Ahmed and added he was being sent to Pakistan. He said the Afghan Ministry of Home Affairs handed over Dr. Aafia son to Pakistan Consulate in Kabul at 1030 hours on…

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First container train service from Islamabad to Turkey begins Today

LAHORE: Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani will inaugurate the first international container train from Pakistan to Turkey via Iran at Islamabad Railway station today, Friday August-14. General Manager Pakistan Railways Saeed Akhtar said on Thursday that freight for the train has been obtained and it would depart at 4.00 pm. The train being run under  Economic Cooperation Organisation (ECO), will consist of 20 containers with the capacity around 750 tons. He said the first container train is being operated on trial. The train would reach Istanbul, Turkey in 15…

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UN report on Gaza conflict stands unchanged: Hina Jilani

LONDON (UK): Leading Pakistani human rights activist Ms Hina Jilani, who was a member of UN Fact Finding mission on 2008-09 Gaza Conflict, has insisted that Judge Goldstone report stands unchanged despite Israeli calls to revisit the report that accused the Jewish State of possible war crimes. “Absolutely not; no process or acceptable procedure would invalidate the UN Report; if it does happen, it would be seen as a ‘suspect move,” she told Middle East Monitor. In what has been the first statement after the op-ed article by Judge Richard…

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New Fighter Squadron added to Pakistan Air Force

ISLAMABAD: A new fighter squadron “No 27 Tactical Attack Squadron” has been added to Pakistan Air Force in a formation ceremony held at PAF Base, Rafiqui (Shorkot) on Thursday. Air Chief Marshal Tanvir Mahmood Ahmed Chief of the Air Staff Pakistan Air Force was the Chief Guest on the occasion. The No 27 Tactical Attack Squadron, the latest addition in PAF inventory, will be equipped with modernized Mirages, specialized in Night Attack role, said a press release. The Air Chief congratulated all personnel of No 27 Tactical Attack Squadron PAF…

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Pakistan Celebrate Eid Milad-un-Nabi (SAW) with Religious Zeal, Fervor


ISLAMABAD: The nation celebraMuslims take part in a religious procession on the eve of Eid Milad-un-Nabi, a day to celebrate the birthday of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (SAW) in Karachi on Sunday, April 1, 2007.ted Eid Milad-un-Nabi (Peace Be Upon Him) with religious enthusiasm and solemnity across the country and Azad Kashmir. Processions were taken out from across the country to mark the day and hundreds of thousands of people participated in these processions. Ulema and Mashaikh delivered sermons and highlighted teachings of the Holy Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him)…

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Pakistan Times | Op-Ed: Two-Nation Theory Exists


PAKISTAN is now 60, the most mature age of a nation. On March 23, 1940, our founding fathers resolved to commit themselves to Iqbal’s vision. The Allama’s dream was of a separate homeland free of external domination, based on the lofty ideals of Islam, where the Muslims of the subcontinent could live in accordance with the tenets of Islam. As a result of their determined struggle under the charismatic and sagacious leadership of Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah, a major Muslim country was placed on the map of the world on…

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