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Decision of Kashmir subject sole key to lasting peace in area: PM



  • Says Pakistan’s want for peace ‘should not be understood as weak point’
  • Expresses satisfaction that PAF modernized itself although sensible induction of cutting-edge area of interest tech

RISALPUR: Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaarul Haq Kakar on Tuesday stated peace within the area couldn’t be assured until the decision of the dispute of Jammu and Kashmir between Pakistan and India.

“Let me make it clear that there might be no peace with out the settlement of the Jammu and Kashmir subject,” he stated in his handle on the commencement ceremony of the officers right here on the Pakistan Air Power (PAF) Academy Asghar Khan.

PM Kakar stated Pakistan was a peace-loving nation and wished to take care of pleasant relations with all international locations, particularly its neighbours. He, nevertheless, categorically said that the nation’s want for peace “should not be understood as weak point”.

The prime minister strongly condemned the continuing grave human rights state of affairs within the Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir. Pakistan, he stated, wouldn’t bask in any arm race however would proceed to boost its capabitlity in step with evolving expertise to discourage any aggression. The prime minister highlighted that the quickly altering geo-strategic surroundings had a profound influence on Pakistan and remainder of the area. “Due to this fact, the state of affairs calls for developments in house networks, cyber expertise, nano expertise and synthetic intelligence,” he stated.

He expressed satisfaction that PAF modernized itself although sensible induction of cutting-edge area of interest expertise and achieved nice progress in cyber house and non-contact warfare by indigenous means.

PM Kakar termed the armed forces of Pakistan as professionally competent and well-trained to deal with all inner and exterior challenges. “The nation holds our armed forces in excessive esteem for the sacrifices they rendered for nationwide defence and for his or her contribution in direction of nation-building,” he stated.

He talked about that the nation’s courageous armed forces all the time confirmed nice braveness throughout testing instances to maintain the nationwide flag excessive. “I guarantee you that as a nation we now have surmounted challenges up to now and Insha’Allah, we are going to achieve this in future and make the nation affluent,” he stated.

The prime minister congratulated the cadets graduated from the universities of flying coaching and aeronautical engineering and expressed confidence that they might give their greatest skilled efficiency with dedication and diligence. “Being the custodians of the PAF, you carry the hopes of this nation and should work onerous to maintain abreast with fashionable expertise and tendencies associated to fashionable warfare,” he instructed the graduates.

A complete of 131 Aviation Cadets,  08 Gentleman Cadets and 03 Naval Cadets graduated through the ceremony. The prime minister awarded Department insignias and trophies to the excellence holders. Earlier, Chief of the Air Employees Air Chief Marshal Zaheer Ahmed Babar Sidhu acquired the prime minister on the venue. Bugles have been blown when PM Kakar as chief visitor of the ceremony entered the sector.

The prime minister onboard a PAF jeep inspected the formation of the neatly turned out contingents of the PAF falcons. The prime minister awarded the distinguished Quaid-e-Azam Banner to the Champions No. 3 Squadron on its constantly greatest efficiency in all semesters. He additionally pinned badges on the professionally distinguished graduating cadets.

The Chief of the Air Employees trophies for greatest efficiency got to Muhammad Moosa Jawad (greatest pilot), Muhammad Ali Gohar (basic aviation), Sajid Sikandar Abbas (air defence), Syed Saad Ali (fight assist) and Sohaib Saeed (aeronautical engineering). The Swords of Honour have been awarded to Aviation Cadets Ahmed Malik (flying) and Sohaib Saeed (engineering).

The prime minister witnessed the PAF Academy Aerobatics staff “Bravehearts” presenting a spirit cross over the parade venue. Afterwards, an exciting formation flying show by PAF Mirage, F-7PG, JF-17 and J-10C fighter jets captivated the spectators by showcasing PAF’s skilled prowess.

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Fawad Chaudhry granted B-Class services in jail



ISLAMABAD: The previous federal minister Fawad Chaudhry has been granted B-class services in jail on Monday.

In compliance with a court docket directive, Chief Commissioner Anwarul Haq appeared earlier than the Excessive Courtroom in a case involving the jail services of Fawad Chaudhry.

Through the court docket listening to, the Chief Commissioner offered an implementation report on Fawad Chaudhry’s requests.

The report revealed that former federal minister Fawad Chaudhry has been granted B-class services in jail, and as per the court docket’s directives, he has been permitted to fulfill with household and authorized representatives.

Moreover, the court docket granted permission for a separate assembly between Fawad Chaudhry’s spouse and him inside the jail premises.

Through the dialog with the Deputy Superintendent of Jail, Justice Mian Gul Hasan Aurangzeb emphasised the necessity to present medical services to Fawad Chaudhry in accordance with the jail handbook.

The court docket directed the jail authorities to point out respect and dignity to the petitioner.

The decide inquired concerning the variety of circumstances registered in opposition to Fawad Chaudhry, after which in response, the lawyer said that Fawad was arrested in a single case and booked in a number of different circumstances in Jehlum and different provinces of Punjab.

The court docket sought the small print of different circumstances from the Jail Superintendent and dismissed the case of Fawad Chaudhry with particular directions.

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Ishaq Dar claims credit score for rupee’s rise in opposition to greenback



ISLAMABAD: Former finance minister Ishaq Dar on Monday heaped praises on himself for personal insurance policies for the strengthening native forex and credited himself for the Pakistani rupee’s appreciation over time in opposition to the US greenback, saying the state’s intervention within the foreign exchange market was essential to maintain the forex steady.

“I take into account the rupee’s depreciation the mom of financial evils. The appreciation of the rupee in opposition to the greenback in the present day is as a result of ‘Ishaq-Dar’ coverage,” the Chief of the Home within the Senate informed the Higher Home of parliament after the caretaker authorities clamped down on parts concerned in greenback smuggling and speculators.

However the Worldwide Financial (IMF) has careworn, in an announcement after Pakistan and the lender reached a staff-level settlement on the primary overview below a short-term deal for $700 million, that the rupee should stay market-determined to sustainably alleviate exterior pressures and rebuild reserves.

The rupee is anticipated to commerce in a slender vary in opposition to the US greenback this week, as importers and exporters weigh the impression of blended financial alerts on the nation’s forex. It closed at 285.64 within the interbank market in the present day.

“The true trade fee in the present day is 244 to the greenback. A few of our establishments have means an excessive amount of autonomy, however let me let you know,’ spoiled kids deserve the rod’.”

Dar, who has served because the finance czar twice below Nawaz Sharif and as soon as below Shehbaz Sharif’s regime, stated: “A significant motive behind our financial system’s destruction is the autumn within the rupee’s fee in opposition to the greenback.”

The senator reminded his colleagues that in 2014 and 4 years following that, till his elimination because the finance minister, the rupee had remained steady. “The central financial institution’s intervention was solely to a sure extent.”

He claimed that throughout the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf’s (PTI) tenure, the State Financial institution of Pakistan (SBP) intervened extra usually to manage the rupee’s worth when in comparison with the stints of the Pakistan Muslim Legaue-Nawaz (PML-N).

“I’m thought-about an enemy of rupee devaluation by a monetary establishment. Nonetheless, after giving in to the demand of the identical monetary establishment, the PTI allowed the devaluation of the rupee. See, what occurred after that,” he stated, claiming it ballooned Pakistan’s loans.

The PML-N senator stated there must be a consensus amongst all stakeholders to control the rupee’s worth. “Folks die, however their insurance policies have led to a rise within the costs of commodities.”

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Hajj 2024 software course of commences as submissions open



ISLAMABAD: Submission of functions for the Hajj 2024 underneath common scheme began Monday.

Folks aspiring to carry out Hajj underneath the federal government scheme can submit their functions to fifteen banks by December 12.

Based on the assertion issued by the Ministry of Non secular Affairs, 89,605 Pakistanis will carry out pilgrimage underneath the federal government scheme subsequent yr.

And in case extra functions are obtained, balloting shall be performed.

For the primary time, girls will be capable to carry out their non secular obligation with out their male companions (Mehram).

Furthermore, candidates for the passports will get their Hajj functions processed on the tokens given to them.

As many as 25,000 functions shall be submitted underneath the sponsorship scheme whereas balloting shall be performed on the functions obtained underneath the common scheme.

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