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Pakistan not to accept external pressure on Indus Waters Treaty: Asif

Minister for Defence, Water and Power Khawaja Asif on Tuesday said Pakistan would not accept any external pressure on the Indus Waters Treaty (IWT) reached with India in 1960 for distribution of water between the two countries. “Each and every clause of the IWT should be followed by both the …

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Raheel Sharif did not seek govt approval to join Saudi alliance: Asif

In a shift from his earlier statement, Defence Minister Khawaja Asif on Wednesday said former army chief General (retd) Raheel Sharif did not seek government’s permission before joining the Saudi led military alliance. “Gen (retd) Raheel Sharif did not submit any application for a no objection certificate (NOC). There’s nothing …

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Senior most: Pick for CJP as per constitution, says Asif

ISLAMABAD: Justice Saqib Nisar has been elevated as the Chief Justice of Pakistan strictly on merit and in accordance with the Constitution, said Defence Minister Khawaja Asif. Asif issued a statement in defence of the government’s decision to appoint Justice Saqib Nisar as the chief justice. He said the smear …

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Nothing special about Pakistan’s pace attack: Asif

HYDERABAD: Former Pakistani pacer Mohammad Asif is contemplating writing a letter to International Cricket Council (ICC) to find out if the world cricket governing body has instructed the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) not to select him in the national team. “Some information to this effect recently reached me that the …

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New army chief brings no change in policy: Asif

ISLAMABAD: There will be no immediate shift in Pakistan’s military policy under the new army chief, Defence Minister Khawaja Asif said. Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa will replace retiring Army Chief Raheel Sharif when his three-year term ends on Tuesday. Talking to Geo TV, Khawaja Asif said: “The military policy will …

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War against terrorism, LoC situation to be main responsibilities of new army chief: Asif

Defence Minister Khawaja Mohammad Asif on Monday said that completion of ongoing counter-terrorism operations would be the responsibility of the new army chief. As the countdown to appointment of a new army chief begins, the defence minister on a TV show said the new chief of army staff (COAS) would …

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