Iran’s foreign minister defends ballistic missile test

Courtesy Dawn News WELLINGTON: Iran’s foreign minister has defended the nation’s right to use ballistic missiles following a test last week, but offered no explanation for anti-Israeli messages reportedly written on them. Speaking Monday in New Zealand, Mohammad Javad Zarif said Iran has always reserved the right to defend itself using conventional weapons, and that…

Fresh impetus to steel industry

Courtesy Dawn News Helped by fast-increasing public investment in large energy, transport and road infrastructure projects, and growing private construction activity across Punjab, Mughal Iron and Steel Industries Limited is forging record profits. Building on its growth momentum of last year, the company’s revenues have jumped by 78pc to Rs9.87bn during the first six months…