Pakistan has categorically rejected India’s move to host the meeting of the G-20 Tourism Working Group in Srinagar on 22nd to 24th May this year. The Foreign Office said holding the G-20 meeting in a disputed territory is a betrayal of the people of IIOJK. By holding the G-20 meeting in Srinagar, India cannot hide the reality of its illegal occupation of IIOJK and oppression of the Kashmiri people. The Foreign Office said the extreme security measures, arbitrary arrests and harassment of the local population around the Srinagar meeting refute the claims of normalcy in the colonized territory. The Foreign Office appreciated China, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Türkiye, Egypt and Oman for not attending the Srinagar meeting.
May 25, 2023 13:44 UTC
Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Syed Asim Munir on Thursday visited police lines in Islamabad. COAS along with officers and soldiers of Islamabad Police addressed the families of police martyrs. On his arrival at police lines, the Chief of Army Staff was received by Inspector General Islamabad Police Dr. Akbar Nasir Khan. While addressing the families of police martyrs COAS asserted, “What happened on May 9 is very sad and condemnable.”“The nation will not forgive or forget those who desecrate the martyr’s memorials and hurt their dignity, and such a thing will not be tolerated,” said COAS. COAS further assured that the people of Pakistan and the Pakistan Army are standing with the families of the martyrs of all law enforcement agencies and will continue to stand by them.
May 25, 2023 13:29 UTC
Today (Thursday), the nation solemnly observes Youm-e-Takreem Shuhada-e-Pakistan (Martyrs Reverence Day) to remember and honor the brave martyrs who sacrificed their lives while defending the motherland and its people. The main event took place at the General Headquarters (GHQ) in Rawalpindi, with Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Asim Munir as the chief guest. The ceremony was marked by heartfelt tributes to the martyrs, with prominent personalities laying flowers at the martyrs’ monuments. Earlier this week, COAS Asim Munir declared May 25 as “Pakistan Martyrs’ Day” and strongly condemned the attacks on army installations, monuments, and the desecration of memorials to martyrs that occurred on May 9. PM Sharif condemned the violence and desecration of martyrs’ monuments on May 9, expressing regret over the incidents and noting that they provided an opportunity for the enemy to celebrate.
May 25, 2023 12:37 UTC
RAWALPINDI – Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Syed Asim Munir said on Thursday the nation will neither forgive nor forget those involved in desecrating memorials of martyrs and harming their dignity, making it clear that such acts will never be tolerated. The Army Chief stated this while addressing policemen and relatives of the martyrs of police during his visit to Police Lines Islamabad in connection with Youm-e-Takreem-e-Shuhada-e-Pakistan. Pakistan Army, police, and law enforcement agencies are symbols of the state and a defence line that does not hesitate in rendering any sacrifice for the dignity of the country and nation. COAS conveyed to the families of the martyrs that on this day, the people of Pakistan and the Pakistan Army stand and will continue to stand with the families of the martyrs of all the law enforcement agencies. Earlier on arrival, Inspector General Islamabad Police Dr Akbar Nasir Khan welcomed the Army Chief at the Police Lines.
May 25, 2023 12:18 UTC
The nation is observing ‘Youm-e-Takreem Shuhada-e-Pakistan’ on Thursday, to pay rich tribute to the martyrs who laid their lives while protecting the motherland and its people. The main ceremony of the day was held at the Pakistan Military’s General Headquarters (GHQ) in Rawalpindi. Separate ceremonies were also held at the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) and Pakistan Naval Headquarters. Several commemorative ceremonies are being held at the martyrs’ memorials to pay tribute to them. Earlier, military leadership paid rich tributes to the martyrs of the nation, who sacrificed their lives while defending Pakistan.
May 25, 2023 07:56 UTC
But the services sector -- the single largest sector in the economy -- showed nominal growth of 0.9%. All the institutions predicted the 0.2% to 0.8% economic growth rate. The economic growth rate during the last year of the PTI rule was 6%, which was further adjusted by the NAC on Wednesday to 6.1%. Last year, there was 6.1% growth rate - the end of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf government – which was the highest in four years. The NAC also revised the economic growth rate upward for the second last year of the PTI government from 6% to 6.1%.
May 25, 2023 07:30 UTC
COAS General Asim Munir pays respect to martyrs on Martyrs Reverence Day at General Headquarters (GHQ), Rawalpindi on May 25, 2023. — Youtube/GeoNewsTo remember and pay rich tribute to the martyrs who laid their lives while defending the motherland and its people, the country on Thursday observed Youm-e-Takreem Shuhada-e-Pakistan (Martyrs Reverence Day). Martyrs of the Pakistan Army, Rangers, Frontier Corps, Frontier Constabulary and other law enforcement agencies will be remembered. He said Pakistan should show the world that it is a nation that holds its martyrs in veneration and affection. According to ISPR, the Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, services chiefs, retired services officers and representatives of civil society also paid rich tributes to martyrs of Pakistan.
May 25, 2023 07:29 UTC
Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Thursday, while observing the Youm-e-Takreem Shuhada-e-Pakistan (Martyrs Reverence Day), stated that the "tragic incidents" of May 9 were "designed" sinisterly with a "clear build-up to the shameful incident". I don’t see the tragic incidents of May 9 as merely a protest that became… — Shehbaz Sharif (@CMShehbaz) May 25, 2023Shehbaz stated that he did not see “the tragic incidents of May 9 as merely a protest that became violent. The prime minister said that the “tragic and heart-rendering events of May 9” were a “wake-up call”. Former COAS Gen (retd) Qamar Javed Bajwa, other military officers, families of the martyrs, Pakistan cricket team captain Babar Azam, Mufti Muneeb ur Rehman and other officials were also present at the event. “This day is to remember the martyrs of the nation and to not forget their immortal sacrifices,” the speaker stated.
May 25, 2023 07:22 UTC
In this context, the cab-rank rule plays a vital role in ensuring that justice is accessible to all. The rule requires advocates to accept instructions in the order they are received, subject to certain exceptions. The judiciary must play an active role in enforcing the cab-rank rule. - Advertisement -The cab-rank rule is a vital principle that ensures that justice is accessible to all in a country. As a country that values the rule of law and access to justice, Pakistan must continue to uphold the cab-rank rule as a cornerstone of its legal system.
May 25, 2023 07:14 UTC
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Four days after taking oath, Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister D.K. Shivakumar, who is also the state Congres chief, arrived here on Wednesday to meet the top party leadership to discuss various issues including the cabinet expansion. Shivakumar is, on Thursday, likely to meet Congress President MallikarjunKharge at his residence to discuss the cabinet expansion and other issues related to the state. Before the swearing in ceremony, the party leadership had held long discussion with both the leaders to finalise the cabinet list. A party source said that on Thursday, all issues related to cabinet expansion and how to fulfill the promises will also be discussed in the meeting.
May 25, 2023 06:11 UTC
Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Wednesday urged the nation to pay tribute to the Shuhada on Youm-e-Takreem Shuhada Pakistan (Martyrs Reverence Day), being observed on Thursday. President Dr Arif Alvi has said that the entire nation is proud of its valiant martyrs who displayed the spirit of patriotism and fearlessness in testing times throughout the history. The president said today, they observed the Martyrs Reverence Day to pay tribute to the unprecedented courage and sacrifices of their ancestors and personnel of the security forces who had rendered great sacrifices for the motherland. “Being the President of Pakistan, I regularly contact the families of the martyrs to pay homage and convey my feelings for the them. He further said the entire nation acknowledged their contributions towards the defence of the nation and saluted them for laying down their lives for the motherland.
May 25, 2023 04:53 UTC
LAHORE: Provincial Minister of Industries and Commerce SM Tanveer said that the true heroes of our nation are those who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. He expressed these views on the eve of Martyrs Honour Day to be observed with utmost dedication and reverence on Thursday (today).In a statement released on Wednesday, the minister emphasised that great nations always remember and honour their martyrs. In addition to special events, prayers will be offered in remembrance of the martyrs, he addedThe minister further highlighted that the significance of this day lies in commemorating the everlasting sacrifices of our martyrs. He stressed that showing respect towards those who laid down their lives for the nation and their memorials is a matter of pride for every Pakistani. He said the sacrifices made by our martyrs are a precious asset and a source of immense pride.
May 25, 2023 03:58 UTC
Nation is proud of valiant martyrs of Pakistan: President, PMPresident Dr Arif Alvi, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and the Services Chiefs have in their messages on the occasion of Yaum-e-Takreem-e-Shuhada-e-Pakistan have paid rich tributes to the martyrs of Pakistan, who rendered ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty for ensuring integrity, sovereignty and honour of the nation and the motherland. The President in his message said the entire nation is proud of its valiant martyrs who displayed the spirit of patriotism and fearlessness in testing times throughout the history. In a tweet on” Pakistan Martyrs Day” today, she asked the people to pay tributes to the sacrifices of martyrs by visiting their shrines and memorials of the martyrs. According to ISPR, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, Services Chiefs, retired services officers and representatives of civil society also paid rich tributes to martyrs of Pakistan. They said these sacrifices will never be forgotten, irrespective of vicious propaganda by the enemies of Pakistan.
May 25, 2023 03:40 UTC
Fortunately, an Asian species – Kousa (which simply means dogwood) – was introduced years ago as an option in the southeastern landscape. However, not all intentions of trade were good nor well thought out: enter the charming mimosa tree. Unfortunately, it acclimated easily to the southern climate and became competitive with the native trees. However, our dad looked at the tree through a different lens: it was messy, the seeds could be toxic to animals, and it was invasive. The mimosa tree is just one example of many invasive botanicals (grasses, vines, trees, perennials) in Alabama’s landscape.
May 24, 2023 21:51 UTC
By Chase Holmes, News ReporterSPRINGVILLE – Auditions for Springville’s Musical Comedy Review will be held on Saturday, May 27, at 2 p.m.; Sunday, May 28, at 2 p.m.; and Tuesday, May 30, at 6 p.m., at the Springville Middle School. It is a reunion show for the Springville Community Theater celebrating 47 years. For auditions, participants will be asked to sing one verse without accompaniment of any song that will show off their range and ear. Audition participants will also be asked to dance a short routine that the Springville Community Theater will teach. You can visit their website by clicking the link here.
May 24, 2023 17:48 UTC