India playing dangerous games to divert attention from internal issues, says DG ISPR

Rawalpindi: Pakistan Army spokesman Major General Babar Iftikhar has said that the day of February 27 is a bright chapter in our history and every Pakistani is proud of it.

Major General Babar Iftikhar, Director General (DG) of ISPR, Public Affairs Department in a conversation with the media on February 27, the Line of Control (LoC), the situation in occupied Kashmir and the operation of Riddlesar. Press conference on various issues, including completion of 3 years.

He said that whenever there was a difficult time in the 73-year history of Pakistan, the people of Pakistan and the people of Pakistan fought it bravely.

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He mentioned the situation in February a year ago, saying that the Pak-India war had been knocked down. On February 14, the Paloma incident happened and India made unfounded accusations against Pakistan without any investigation, but the fact is. Needless to say, Pakistan offered all kinds of cooperation as a responsible state.

“However, the extremist India leadership made a failed and cowardly operation on the night between 25 and 26 February, we were fully prepared and the surplus enemy who wanted to give us a self-surrender failed,” he continued. went.

He said that Pakistan responded not only effectively to the enemy in daylight but also killed two of its fighter jets and one of their wing commanders arrested Nandan right now, during India’s same hunger strike. One of the helicopters was killed.

The DGISPR said that February 27 is now a bright chapter in our history and every Pakistani is proud of it. One year ago today, the army has fulfilled the aspirations of the nation, we have Successfully executed the borders of Nasrfat, but also mixed the enemy’s ambitions in the dust, the name of the martyrs who have sacrificed their lives for the defense of the country since 1947.

“We salute all the mothers, sisters, daughters and relatives of the martyrs who sacrificed their loved ones to protect this country, we also salute the bravery of all the Ghazis who defended the homeland,” he said. Leaders are fighting against the enemy to become a wall.

Describing this day as Thanksgiving and Day of Commitment, DGISPR said that thanks to Allah the forces of Pakistan came to fulfill the nation’s unwavering confidence with the commitment that the threats were internal or external wars are patriotic, people. Are fought on the confidence and ability of the soldier.

Maj. Gen. Babar Iftikhar said that dignity is of no value, we are well aware of every conspiracy of our enemy, Pakistan’s armed forces are ready to defend the country in every field.

Talking about the Line of Control situation, DGISPR said that there are constant threats from India on our eastern border, which India is playing, to divert attention from its confusion and internal turmoil. This is well known to Pakistan’s civil and military leadership.

Foreign office seek to contact Pakistani pilgrims and students in Iran.. Foreign Office

The Foreign Office says Pakistan is in talks with the Iranian government to deal with the Iranian Corona virus outbreak and the current situation.

According to Radio Pakistan’s report, during a weekly news briefing in Islamabad, Foreign Office spokeswoman Aisha Farooqi said that Pakistan supports Iranian authorities’ efforts to stop the outbreak, Pakistan expresses solidarity with them.

The spokesman said that two consulates in our embassy and Iran are on alert, are investigating the situation closely and are trying to contact the Pakistani community, including visitors and students.

He said that helplines have been set up at the embassy and the consulates are providing necessary information and suggestions to the Pakistani community in this regard.

It should be noted that two cases of Corona virus have been reported in Pakistan, one of which came from Karachi and the other from the federal government.

Karachi Corona virus case recently revealed in a person returning from Iran.

Pakistan has closed the Teftan border with the Eira in fear of spreading the Corona virus from Iran, and flights will be banned from 12pm onwards.

India’s top diplomat calls, protest record
He said that ceasefire violations by India are a threat to regional peace and security and could be the forerunner of a strategic conflict.

Foreign Office spokeswoman Ayesha Farooqi said Pakistan has called a senior Indian diplomat today to protest the ceasefire violations by the Indian Army in the Niza Pir sector of the Line of Control.

He said that the 40-year-old resident of Mandhar village was seriously injured as a result of indiscriminate firing and indiscriminate firing by the Indian Army.

He said the Indian Army was constantly targeting civilian populated areas with artillery, heavy mortar shells and automatic weapons along the Line of Control and Working Boundary.

Deliberately targeting the urban population is condemnable and a violation of human dignity, international human rights and laws, the spokesman said.

Delhi condemns murder on religious grounds
Aisha Farooqi expressed deep concern over violence against Muslims in New Delhi and the burning of mosque.

He said the international community, including Pakistan’s leadership, also expressed concern over the situation.

It is to be noted that the number of people killed and more than 200 injured as a result of religious riots during protests over controversial citizenship law in the Indian capital, New Delhi.

It is to be noted that the protests against India’s controversial citizenship law led to a clash between Muslims and Hindus on Monday and Tuesday in which rocks, swords and even guns were used.

During the riots, mobs torched several vehicles, buildings and a tire market, causing widespread devastation in the affected areas while routine life was suspended.

It may be noted that the protests over India’s controversial citizenship law have been going on for a long time, but the riots in the Indian capital came at a time when US President Donald Trump was visiting India.

Welcome to Trump’s Mediation Offer
The Foreign Office welcomed US President Donald Trump’s offer to mediate on the Kashmir issue during his visit to India.

He pointed out that Donald Trump also praised Pakistan’s efforts during his visit.

Ayesha Farooqi said that Pakistan and India are keenly concerned about the development of modern weapons in defense agreements between the US and India, especially New Delhi.

“This will make the region more unstable,” he said.

It should be noted that US President Donald Trump made a press conference in New Delhi during his visit to India, saying that Kashmir has been a big issue for many people for a long time and that I am ready to mediate on Kashmir. ۔

US Taliban Agreement
The Foreign Office said Pakistan welcomes the signing of peace agreements between the United States and the Afghan Taliban.

He expressed confidence that this would open the door for intra-Afghan talks.

He hoped that this historic opportunity would open up opportunities for all parties in Afghanistan to bring peace and stability to Afghanistan.

He said that Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi would represent Pakistan at the signing ceremony.

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He confirmed that Chinese President Xi Jinping has visited Pakistan and both sides have been working on the history of the visit.

LHC seeks AGP’s help on Maryam’s plea for permission to go abroad

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Tuesday sought assistance from Attorney General Khalid Jawed Khan on a petition filed by PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz seeking one-time permission to travel to London to inquire after her ailing father former prime minister Nawaz Sharif.

“We want to hear point of view of the attorney general on the issue in hand,” Justice Ali Baqar Najafi, heading a two-judge bench, told Additional Attorney General Chaudhry Ishtiaq A Khan.

The judge asked the law officer to apprise the bench of the availability of the top law officer so the next hearing could be fixed.

“The federal government has already filed its reply in the case,” Mr Khan said, apparently to persuade the bench that the attorney general would have the same view as the government had already expressed in its reply.ARTICLE CONTINUES AFTER AD

However, Justice Najafi observed that the bench would like to hear the AGP as well.

“We will summon him [AGP] through an order if he cannot appear,” the judge told the additional advocate general.

Mr Khan, however, said the AGP would definitely appear whenever required by the court.

Meanwhile, the law officer told the bench that the Punjab government had decided against extending Mr Sharif’s stay abroad. Therefore, he said the petition by Ms Nawaz stood infructuous.

The bench adjourned the hearing with direction to the additional-AG to inform it about the availability of the AGP so it could fix next hearing.

Later, the bench fix March 11 for the next hearing.

Earlier, advocate Azam Nazir Tarar argued on behalf of the petitioner and stated that the doctors in London advised surgical procedure to Mr Sharif.

He said the petitioner had already lost her mother and she had voluntarily returned to the country to serve sentence handed down to her by an accountability court.

Mr Tarar said Mr Sharif had not regained his health so far as he was still undergoing diagnostic process as per fresh medical reports filed with the court.

The counsel argued that the petitioner was in a dire need to go abroad to attend to and inquire after her ailing father.

He referred to a Sindh High Court decision wherein an undertrial prisoner was allowed to travel abroad once.

He said the name of the petitioner be removed from the Exit Control List (ECL) and she be given a one-time permission for six weeks to travel to and stay in London.

The reply filed by the federal government said the petitioner, being a convict, could not be allowed to leave the country. It said the name of the petitioner had been placed on the ECL following her conviction by an accountability court.

It further said the petitioner had not challenged the decision of a sub-committee of the federal cabinet on her representation that also refused to permit her to travel abroad. The petitioner had only assailed the impugned memorandum of the ECL, the reply added.

Ms Nawaz had already been released on bail by the court in Chaudhry Sugar Mills case with a condition of surrendering her passport.

Shehbaz Sharif says Imran running economy through words ‘rather than using brain’

ISLAMABAD: PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif said on Monday that Prime Minister Imran Khan is running the country’s economy through words rather than logic.

The opposition leader in the National Assembly, in a statement, said that since the ruling party took over the interest rate and inflation rose 14 and 15 per cent, respectively. “The public has been deprived of flour and sugar,” he said.

Shehbaz Sahrif said that the current government is blaming the previous governments and taking credit for their work.

“Jungles will provide jobs, while peace will be in grave,” said Shehbaz, mocking PM Imran for his earlier statement regarding achieving state of peace in Pakistan.

In reaction, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan saaid that Shehbaz Sharif’s statement was ‘tale of the PML-N loot and plunder from his own mouth’.

She said that it was ironic that those who pushed the people in the quagmire of problems were now talking about their resolution.

She said that Shehbaz Sharif was drawing salary and perks from the Parliament but not performing his duties as opposition leader. 

Pakistanis can now get Saudi visit visa on arrival

DUBAI: Saudi Arabia has introduced one-year multiple entry visit visas for Pakistanis and all other applicants who have a valid UK, US or Schengen visa stamped on their passports, foreign media reported on Sunday.

The new multiple-visa will be valid for one year and the visitors will also be allowed to perform Umrah. However, they are not allowed to perform Haj. Visitors can get visa on arrival at any international airport in Saudi Arabia but they must have a credit card to pay fee amounting to SR440 (Rs18,000) as cash is not accepted. They will be allowed to stay for 90 days at a stretch and can enter the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia multiple times during the validity period of their visit visa.

“It was an amazing experience when I visited Saudi Arabia last week,” said Ahmed Qureshi who went to perform Umrah with his family and landed at King Abdul Aziz International Airport in Jeddah. “I paid fee at the immigration counter using my credit card and now all my family members have multiple visit visas valid for one year. It took just 15 minutes to complete the procedure,” he explained.

A reservation agent at the Saudi Airlines in Dubai told a media outlet that the new visa service started last month. “Anyone who has a valid UK, US or Schengen visa can obtain visit visa to Saudi Arabia on arrival. However, visa is issued to only those applicants who have used their US, UK or Schengen visa for at least once. You will not be given visa on arrival if you have US, UK or Schegen visa stamped on your passport but have never used it,” she explained.

One of the pre-conditions to get visit visa on arrival is that the visitors will have to travel on one of the Saudi-based airlines including Saudi Airlines, Flynas or Flydeal. This is mandatory only for first time visitors. Repeat visitors who already hold Saudi visit visa can use any other airline.

For non-muslims, the Saudi Arabia Tourist eVisa is granted for tourism purposes only. Visitors are forbidden from visiting the holy cities of Makkah and Medina. For Muslims, visitors may travel for Umrah on a tourist eVisa outside of Haj season only.

Earlier, Saudi Arabia had opened its doors to the world through its new visit 90-day visa introduced in September last year for more than 50 countries. They are also given one-year multiple visit visa and they have to apply online. Pakistan, India and many other countries are not included in this list.

The tourist e-Visa (which is different from visa on arrival) allows travellers to enter the country for leisure purposes and it enables them to stay in Saudi Arabia for up to 90 days.

The Saudi Arabia tourist e-Visa application process is very simple and 100 per cent online. Once the application is submitted and accepted, the applicant will receive an electronic visa that must be shown to immigration officers upon arrival.

Travellers must have their passport with at least a six-month validity from the date of arrival and have at least one page available for stamping. The Saudi Arabia Tourist e-Visa allows applicants multiple entry in Saudi Arabia and visitors can remain in the country for up to 90 days.