Jan 082018
Iran appreciates Pak efforts for regional peace: Gen Janjua

ISLAMABAD: Iran has appreciated Pakistan’s efforts for the regional peace and elimination of terrorism on its soil. It has assured its support for the endeavours of Pakistan. This has been stated by… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Click for detailed story

Nov 232017
Iran allows women weightlifters to compete internationally

FileWomen weightlifters from Iran will be allowed to compete internationally for the first time, the president of the country’s weightlifting federation said on Thursday.In a sign of changing attitudes, Saudi Arabia also confirmed the setting up of a women’s programme, opening the way to the country also fielding a national women’s team six years after the sport’s governing body allowed the wearing of the hijab, in competition.Iran has one of the world’s strongest weightlifting cultures and its men have won seven Olympic gold medals this century.Ali Moradi, president of the Iranian Weightlifting Federation, said, ”We have established the Iran Weightlifting Federation Women’s Committee and we have talented female athletes.“They have high capacity like men athletes, and I hope that, wearing special clothes for Muslim athletes, they will be able to take part in international championships in the near future.”Attila Adamfi, director general of the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF), said: “This is good news, and it’s very significant in Iran, where weightlifting is at the highest level for men, and zero level for women.”Mohammed Alharbi, president of the Saudi Arabia Weightlifting Federation, also confirmed that a new women’s programme had been set up.Iran and Saudi Arabia are the biggest Islamic nations yet to compete in female weightlifting.Both countries field men’s teams at the IWF World Championships in Anaheim, California, starting next week, and are expected to announce more details there.Moradi has invited the United States to Iran for the Fajr Cup, an international invitation competition for men, in Ahvaz in March. [Read More…]

Nov 062017

To improve all mechanism to avoid cross-border terror activities, Pakistan and Iran have agreed to deny exploitation of their borders by terrorists, a statement issued by the military’s media wing said. The development came during the meeting of army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa with Iranian civil-military leadership in Tehran on Monday. COAS visiting Iran.Meets Iranian Mil and Civ leadership including Iranian CGS, Foreign Minister & the President.(1/3) pic.twitter.com/cC9g7klfWJ — Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor (@OfficialDGISPR) November 6, 2017 “The Pak-Iran border is the border of peace and friendship,” Gen Qamar was cited by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Director General Maj-Gen Asif Ghafoor as saying. The chief of army staff (COAS), who is on a three-day official visit to Iran, held meetings with President Hassan Rowhani and Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif at the Presidential Palace. Gen Qamar also met Chief of General Staff (CGS) Maj-Gen Muhammad Bagheri at General Staff Headquarters where he was presented guard of honour. The COAS laid floral wreath at Martyrs Monument. Iranian leadership acknowledged Pakistan’s sacrifices, contributions & positive role towards peace(2/3) pic.twitter.com/uPempnXQ5Q — Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor (@OfficialDGISPR) November 6, 2017 “Pakistan and Iran are two brotherly neighbors with shared history, culture and religion, Gen Qamar said, adding that both armies also have history of defence collaboration and cooperation which has great mutually benefiting potential for its enhancement. Iranian leadership thanked the army chief for his visit and acknowledged Pakistan’s sacrifices and achievements in war against terror, contributions towards regional peace and the important [Read More…]

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