Pakistan has successfully test-fired a nuclear capable surface to surface ballistic missile which can strike targets up to 290 kilometres,
The successful training launch of ballistic missile Ghaznavi was aimed at ensuring operational readiness of army strategic forces command, besides re-validating technical parameters of the weapon system.
President Arif Alvi, Prime Minister Imran Khan, chairman joint chiefs of staff committee and the service chiefs have congratulated all ranks of army strategic forces command.
India and Australia are expected to hold the first minister-level “2 plus 2” meeting in September.
The maiden meeting between the Foreign and Defence Ministers is part of the bilateral plan to upgrade Secretary-level “2 plus 2” interactions.
Foreign Minister Marise Payne and Defence Minister Peter Dutton are expected to visit India and Indonesia in September after holding talks with U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Defence Secretary General Lloyd Austin.
Retail inflation cooled slightly to 5.6% in July, slipping below the central bank’s upper tolerance threshold of 6% for the first time in three months.
Food prices at the consumer level played a substantive role in moderating the pace of price rise in July, with the National Statistical Office (NSO) estimating an inflation of 3.96%, compared to 5.15% in June.
Vegetables, fruits, oils and fats, pulses, sugar and spices experienced significant tempering in inflation, an indication that some of the government measures to correct edible oil and pulses prices are kicking in.