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Turkey, Pakistan reach their largest-ever defense contract for T-129 copters

Turkish T129 ATAK multirole combat helicopters

ANKARA — (By Burak Ege Bekdil)  — Turkey and Pakistan have agreed on the sale of a batch of 30 Turkish-made T129 ATAK multirole combat helicopters, Turkish officials have said. A government election manifesto revealed by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey and Pakistan “just recently” agreed on the contract, which is the largest-ever Turkish-Pakistani defense contract. The two countries ... Read More »

Eco-friendly carpets of Pakistan introduced in France

Pakistan carpets

Pakistan’s eco-friendly carpets now introduced in European Market Pakistan’s finest, hand-knotted and machine-made carpets will now be available in the heart of Europe in France. Multan Carpet Industries has opened its first outlet and warehouse in Paris under the name “Noble Natural” to market Pakistan-made biodegradable, natural and hand-knotted high-end carpets and rugs in Europe. The Ambassador of Pakistan to France ... Read More »

Pakistan’s Nawabshah city sees ‘highest ever April temperature’

Nawabshah may have endured the highest-ever temperature recorded in April on Earth

Nawabshah may have endured the highest-ever temperature recorded in April on Earth Pakistan’s city of Nawabshah in Sindh may have endured the highest temperature ever recorded on Earth in the month of April, according to a French meteorologist and an expert on weather extremes. A high of 50.2 degrees Celsius was recorded in Nawabshah on April 30, with dozens suffering ... Read More »

Senate passes landmark bill to extend jurisdiction of Supreme Court, PHC to FATA

Senate Pakistan

Senate approves bill to extend jurisdiction of Supreme Court, Peshawar High Court to FATA Pakistan’s Senate made history on Friday by abolishing the draconian colonial-era  Frontier Crimes Regulations (FCR) and extending the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court (SC) and the Peshawar High Court (PHC) to the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) — a long-standing demand of the people of FATA. The ... Read More »

Neelum Jhelum Hydropower Project in AJK set to start electricity generation

neelum jhelum hydropower

Pakistan’s 969 MW Neelum Jhelum Hydropower Project in Azad Kashmir is fast heading towards completion with Chinese cooperation The strategically important Neelum Jhelum Hydropower Project, located in Azad Jammu & Kashmir, is all set to start electricity generation, as water filling in head race tunnel has commenced. The head race tunnel is a component of 52 kilometer long water way ... Read More »

Alternative Energy Development to tap Balochistan’s wind energy potential

Alternative Energy Development Board reviewed the potential of wind energy in Balochistan on the basis of available studies and data The Alternative Energy Development Board (AEDB) has decided to tap wind energy potential present in Balochistan in its recent board meeting. The Alternative Energy board meeting was held under the aegis of Federal Minister for Energy (Power Division) Awais Ahmed ... Read More »

Germany offers rejected asylum seekers up to €3,000 to go home

Government budgets €40m for programme amid huge backlog in asylum claims The German Interior Ministry is offering rejected asylum seekers a hefty bonus to go to their country of origin voluntarily rather than face deportation. According to Germany’s Interior Ministry, asylum seekers can apply for up to 3,000 euros ($3,700) in financial aid if they opt to return to their ... Read More »

UK Minister for Asia and the Pacific visits Pakistan to bolster Pak-UK ties

United Kingdom Minister for Asia and the Pacific, Mark Field in Pakistan

UK Minister held meetings with Ayaz Sadiq and Raza Rabbani to strengthen Pak-UK relations United Kingdom Minister for Asia and the Pacific, Mark Field, has arrived on his first official visit to Pakistan’s capital, Islamabad. British Minister had a meeting with Pakistani Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif, which was focused on mutual interests, Pakistan’s regional relations and UK-Pakistan cooperation. In his meeting, the Foreign ... Read More »

Pakistan needs $40 billion to counter climate change threats

Pakistan need access to global funds to cope with climate change Pakistan will need approximately $40 billion in funds to achieve the desired level of greenhouse gas emissions during the next one and half decade and counter climate change threats, according to Asian Development Bank (ADB). Pakistan’s Minister for Climate Change Senator Mushahidullah Khan said: “Pakistan is bearing the brunt ... Read More »

Experts discuss Solutions to Pakistan’s Energy Needs at Energy Conference

USA sponsored Energy Conference brings together Energy Experts ISLAMABAD – Several experts gathered at an Energy Conference in Islamabad to find solutions to Pakistan’s energy needs. U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM) to Pakistan John Hoover inaugurated the International Conference on Sustainable Energy Technologies. The two-day conference is organized by the U.S – Pakistan Center for Advanced Studies in Energy ... Read More »

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