Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Pakistan To Join Military Exercises Under CENTCOM

Pakistan will take part in multinational biennial military exercises to be conducted jointly by the American CENTCOM and Egyptian armed forces in November 2007 in the Mediterranean Sea, an official statement said. The Federal Cabinet allowed the Ministry of Defence to sign a Memorandum of Understanding between Pakistan and Egypt so as to enable the Pakistan Navy to participate in the military exercises, it said.Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz chaired the meeting. The Prime Minister also informed the Cabinet that the Presidential elections would be held between 15 September and 15 October. The Election Commission of Pakistan has already announced the appointment of returning officers for the Presidential Elections. It will announce the schedule for filing of nomination papers and the date for the Presidential Election.

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