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Pakistanis in Singapore celebrate 71st Independence Day

Pakistan High Commission in Singapore

Pakistan High Commissioner and Pakistanis in Singapore celebrated country’s 71st Independence Day with colourful ceremony By Sana Jamal SINGAPORE — Pakistan High Commissioner and Pakistanis in Singapore today celebrated country’s 71st Independence Day on Tuesday with full enthusiasm and dedication to serving the country’s principles of faith, unity, and discipline. High Commissioner Mr. Nasrullah Khan together with all staff members, ... Read More »

Imran Khan to be sworn in as Pakistan PM on August 18

Imran Khan

Imran Khan to be sworn in as PM on August 18: PTI Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan will be sworn in as prime minister on August 18, his party said on Friday, announcing it has the numbers to form a coalition government in the Centre. “In a historic moment, Imran Khan will take the oath (as prime minister) on ... Read More »

EU says no rigging on election day but ‘piles up pressures’ on Imran Khan

ISLAMABAD (PPA COMPILATION) — Michael Gahler, chief of the European Union election observer mission, told a press conference in Islamabad that his 120-strong team observed no rigging on election day. “We have concluded there was a lack of equality of opportunity,” he said, adding that the overall process was “not as good” as in 2013. European Union (EU) Election Observation ... Read More »

Voting begins in Pakistan amid high security

More than 100 million people are expected to head to the polls in a crucial election Pakistan remains on high alert as voting for the general election started on Wednesday morning. The polling, which started at eight in the morning, will continue till six in the evening without any break. July 25 has been declared a public holiday so that the ... Read More »

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 »

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