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PM: Defence can’t be made effective minus democracy

Abdul Khaliq Qureshi

Kakul—Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif said on Saturday that the country’s defence cannot be made effective without strengthening democracy and eliminating terrorism. Addressing the passing out parade of the cadets at Pakistan Military Academy Kakul he said the entire nation stands by the Army to help it achieve the national goals. The prime minister said all resources will be provided to ensure impregnable defence of the country, adding the country’s resources should be used effectively.

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Flavoured cigars appeal to youth
Flavoured cigars appeal to youth


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