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(VIDEO AND TEXT) PAF’s state-of-the-art Weapon Test Range has been made operational!

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SOMNIANI: Venue was the Somniani firing range where top brass of the Pakistan Air Force converged to witness indigenously produced JF-17 Thunder shoot down a slow speed target with Beyond Visual Range and Infrared Missile with pin point accuracy.

Speaking on this landmark occasion Chief of the Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman said that the successful testing of these sophisticated weapons was a testimony of JF-17 Thunder’s multi-role capabilities.

Chief of Air Staff informed that six PAF fighter squadrons had already being equipped with  JF-17 Thunder aircraft, making it the backbone of Pakistan’s aerial defense.

He also lauded the hard work put in by PAF and Chinese personnel in making this event a success.

It is pertinent to mention here that by means of today’s exercise PAF has manifested that its state-of-the-art Weapon Test Range was operational to track the complete trajectory of the aircraft and launched missiles.

 

 

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Rao Anwar Case: ATC sends former SSP on judicial remand till 2nd of May!

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KARACHI: Former SSP Rao Anwar, allegedly involved in extra-judicial killings – including of Naqeebullah Mehsud – has been sent to jail on judicial remand till 2nd day of May.

Rao Anwar, eleven of his incarcerated and fourteen bolted subordinates are accused of kidnapping Naqeebullah Mehsud for ransom and murdering him and other three detainees in an orchestrated ‘encounter’.  The staged killing was termed as an encounter against militants by policemen. 

The gang has also been booked in a case for foisting hand-grenades and pistols on the four victims after murdering them. Citing the planted arms and explosives a fabricated case was also registered by Rao Anwar gang against the deceased. 

Anwar along with other suspects has also been booked in a case for foisting pistols and hand grenades on Mehsud and three others after killing them in the shootout, and later registering a false case against the deceased under the Sindh Arms Act for illegal possession of arms and explosives.

 

 

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ACE nabs assistant commissioner of Darya Khan for embezzling millions!

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SARGODHA: Anti-Corruption Establishment (ACE) Sargodha region has informed about the arrested of Assistant Commission (AC) Darya Khan for embezzling Rs 14.01 million.

ACE authorities said that Facto Group had purchased property of Adam Sugar Mills in 2015. The Facto Group in collusion with the existing AC Darya Khan and the then Sub Registrar Sajid Safdar had embezzled Rs 14.01 million by transfering fee after showing low value of the property, thus causing a loss to national exchequer.

ACE Director Asim Raza had constituted a 4-member investigation team to probe into the matter. 

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N. Waziristan: Third phase to repatriate IDPs commences!

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ISLAMABAD: Third phase to repatriate Internally Displaced People (IDPs) of North Waziristan agency from Afghanistan has commenced.

FATA Disaster Management Authority (FDMA) official said that all arrangements were made to bring back IDPs through Ghulam Khan area into Pakistan and they are making efforts to repatriate all IDPs in third phase.

The Official said eight families returned to Pakistan on Wednesday adding that only five families had reached North Waziristan from Khost through Ghulam Khan crossing point.

He said that arrangements were made for the return of fifty to sixty families on daily basis. The Official said that it was final phase of repatriation and IDPs of North Waziristan should reach to Gulan Khan camp, Khost.

All benefits of IDPs will be given to those, who will arrive Pakistan through Ghulam Khan. The officials admitted that IDPs had showed concerns about their vehicles in Afghanistan but only IDPs would be sent back home on priority basis while matter of vehicles would be resolved latter on.

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