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Pak Navy Inducts 1st Marinized upgraded ATR Aircraft and Sea King Copter

KARACHI — On December 12, 2018, Pakistan Navy inducted its 1st Marinized/ Upgraded ATR aircraft and Sea king Helicopters (Ex Mod UK) in its fleet to augment effectiveness and enhance its operational capability. An impressive induction ceremony was held at PNS MEHRAN. Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbassi graced the ceremony as Chief Guest. The 1st marinized ATR ... Read More »

Mahira Khan ranks fourth on Sexiest Asian Women list

Mahira Khan at Cannes 2018

Mahira Khan ranks No 4 on ‘Sexiest Asian Women’ list; Deepika tops the list Pakistan’s top actress Mahira Khan has bagged the fourth position on the “50 Sexiest Asian Women” list released by UK-based weekly newspaper Eastern Eye. With the new ranking, Mahira Khan hold onto her title as the sexiest Pakistani as she marked another strong year as a ... Read More »

Malala Yousafzai to receive Harvard award for activism

Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai gets admission in Oxford University

Pakistan’s Malala to be honoured with Harvard leadership award for activism Nobel Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai is being honoured by Harvard University for her work promoting girls’ education. Harvard’s Kennedy School says Yousafzai will be awarded the 2018 Gleitsman Award at a ceremony on Dec 6. The award honors Yousafzai, co-founder of Malala Fund, for her courageous leadership of a global ... Read More »

Documentary film “Pakistan Chowk” premieres in Turkey

The documentary film “Pakistan Chowk” by Mahera Omar premieres in Turkey ISTANBUL- Pakistan Chowk, a documentary film by Mahera Omar, had its world premiere at the 12th Istanbul International Architecture and Urban Films Festival. Situated in the heart of the historic Arambagh neighbourhood, the once vibrant community space in Karachi had in recent years become a favourite jaunt of drug addicts ... Read More »

Turkey’s Erdogan opens world’s biggest airport in Istanbul

Turkey opens 'world's largest airport' in Istanbul

Turkey opens world’s biggest Airport with a grand ceremony on Republic Day Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan opened a new $11.7 billion airport outside Istanbul that will be one of the world’s largest airport when it will be fully operational in January. The new airport, located some 20 miles outside Istanbul on the coast of the Black Sea, will cover 76.5 ... Read More »

Pakistan nominates new envoys in US, UK and other countries

Pakistan designates new ambassadors in US, UK, Canada, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Serbia and other countries The government of Pakistan on Friday decided to replace all the political appointees approved by the previous government in key diplomatic missions including the United States and the United Kingdom. Speaking at a news conference in Islamabad, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi told reporters that the ... Read More »

Pakistan approves sale of JF-17 to Nigeria for $184.3m

JF-17 Pakistan

Pakistan government has approved the sale of three JF-17 aircraft to Nigerian Air Force against a sum of $184.3 million. The Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) has approved the issuance of a certificate of sovereign guarantee to show commitment for the aircraft sale to the Nigerian Air Force. Nigeria is Pakistan’s second international customer for its domestically assembled JF-17 “Thunder” multirole ... Read More »

First Pakistani will go into space in 2022

China invites investors to develop space industry

Pakistan will send first astronaut into space in 2022: Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry Pakistan will launch its first space mission in 2022, Federal Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry announced during a press briefing in Islamabad. Addressing the media on Wednesday, Fawad Chaudhry said that a contract has been signed between a Chinese company and Pakistan’s Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission ... Read More »

Erdogan wants Istanbul trial over ‘planned’ Khashoggi murder

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Turkish President Erdogan calls on Saudis to put Khashoggi murder suspects on trial in Istanbul Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said journalist Jamal Khashoggi “was murdered in a ferocious manner” in a “planned incident,” laying out a timeline of events from the moment Saudis arrived in Istanbul. “Jamal Khashoggi was the victim of a ferocious murder,” Erdogan said, adding that ... Read More »

Pakistan Army hands over power to civilian authorities in Swat after 11 years

Brig. Naseem Anwar hands over a flag to Commissioner Malakand Zaheerul Islam to formally mark the transfer of control from the military to the civilian administration in Swat District October 22. Photo courtesy: Muhammad Ahil

Pakistan Army formally handed over administrative control of Swat to the civil government after restoring peace Pakistan Army on Monday formally handed over administrative control of Swat to the civil government after restoring peace and the government’s writ in the militancy-hit Khyber Pakhtunkhwa region. “Today is our victory day and we proudly announced that now there is no presence of ... Read More »

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