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Punjab revises schools’ timings for Ramadan

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The Punjab Education Department has revised the school timings for the month of Ramadan, said a notification issued by the provincial education authority on Wednesday.

According to the new directives, the schools will commence at 7:30am till 12:30pm from Monday to Thursday while on Friday the educational institutes will open till 11:30am.

Those schools which operate in two shifts will follow a different schedule.

Double-shift schools will start at 7:15am and 12:30pm and end at 12:15pm and 4:30pm respectively.

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COAS Asim Munir is called by the Saudi assistant minister of defense.

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Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Gen. Asim Munir was visited at GHQ by Saudi Arabia’s Assistant Defense Minister, Major General (Engineer) Talal Bin Abdullah Al-Otaibi.

The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) stated in a statement that topics of mutual interest and steps to strengthen bilateral defense cooperation, such as military training and defense production, were discussed during the discussion.

The COAS reaffirmed the army’s ongoing commitment to helping the Royal Saudi Land Forces develop their capabilities.

The dignitary in attendance expressed gratitude for the Pakistan Army’s valiant efforts in combating terrorism and for its significant contributions to maintaining peace and security in the region.

Additionally, the visiting dignitary took part in the GHQ 5th Meeting of Pakistan-KSA Defense Collaboration.

The event covered issues pertaining to regional and international security as well as how they affect the armed forces. Forum stated that defense industry collaboration in crucial capacities between the two fraternal nations is necessary due to the rapid improvements in modern technologies.

The determination of both parties to strengthen defense cooperation with a targeted strategy to target certain capabilities in the land, air, and sea domains was reaffirmed.

In this regard, the conference discussed specific recommendations in order to achieve measurable goals within the given timeframes.

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Chief of Staff of the Turkish Army, called COAS

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Chief of the Turkish General Staff General Metin Gürak met with Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Syed Asim Munir, NI (M), Chief of the Air Staff, and Chief of the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Air Chief Marshal Zaheer Ahmed Baber Sidhu

The Turkish General Staff Chief paid General Syed Asim Munir a visit at GHQ. During their conversation, they covered a wide range of subjects of common concern, including defense, training, and programs meant to support peace and stability in the region. Recognizing their strong alliance, both parties pledged to increase defense cooperation.

The COAS emphasized how critical it is to advance the military cooperation that already exists between their armed forces.

The dignitary who was in Pakistan praised the country’s efforts to promote peace and stability in the region and the role played by the Pakistan Army in fighting terrorism.

The Turkish Army’s Chief of General Staff had earlier laid a floral wreath at Yadgar-e-Shuhada as a sign of respect after arriving at GHQ. A smartly uniformed contingent of the Pakistan Army provided the distinguished guest with a guard of honor.

At Air Headquarters in Islamabad, General Metin Gürak also paid a visit to Air Chief Marshal Zaheer Ahmed Baber Sidhu, the Chief of the Air Staff.

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Rain cancels out Pakistan vs. New Zealand’s opening Twenty20 international

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As the rain returned, Shaheen Shah Afridi’s expertly timed in-swinger to dismiss Tim Robinson left only a two-ball match going on at the Pindi Cricket Stadium.

On-field umpires Aleem Dar and Ahsan Raza shook hands with the players and decided to call off the contest as soon as the rain started up again. Additionally, there was a thirty-minute delay in the planned fixture toss. Then, after winning the coin toss, Michael Bracewell, the captain of New Zealand, decided to bat first.

The players from both sides assembled shortly after for the national anthems, but more rain caused the proceedings to be postponed.

The match appeared likely to be called off before a ball was played due to the intensity of the second spell of rain. But after the rain stopped, the ground crew worked extremely hard, and the game might go into five overs.

The second game, which takes place at the same location on April 20, will pit the two teams against one another.

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