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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 Navy Ship SAIF, PC-3 Orion aircraft participates in Turkey’s Mavi Balina 2018

ANKARA — Pakistan Navy Ship, PNS SAIF (FFG 253), with an embarked Z9EC Helicopter is participating in multinational naval exercise “Mavi Balina 2018” and will be hosted by the Turkish Navy during 28 September to 7 October 2018. According to a report Pakistan Navy P3C-Orion aircraft is also participating in the exercise from Dalaman Airbase in Turkey. “Mavi Balina 2018” defence exercise is being ... Read More »

Pakistan and Turkey turning towards strategic alliance in the region

ISTANBUL (Special Report by TRT) — With close bonds forged from birth, Turkey and Pakistan stand to gain everything from building enduring strategic ties. The question is not why, but when. Pakistan’s relationship with the modern Republic of Turkey goes back well before its inception. The two countries have shared a close bond for seven decades since Pakistan’s independence from British ... Read More »

Pakistanis at home and abroad celebrate Independence Day

ISLAMABAD (Compiled by PPA) — Pakistanis at home and abroad celebrated 72nd Independence Day with full fervor and enthusiasm and hundreds of big and small ceremonies were held in Islamabad, Lahore, Karachi, Peshawar, Quetta and dozens of other small cities and towns. The main function was held in Islamabad, attended by President Mamnoon Hussain, Interim Prime Minister Nasir ul Mulk, ... Read More »

Pakistan, Turkey agree to expand collaboration on disaster management

 ANKARA —  Pakistan and Turkey have agreed to work together to further intensify mutual collaboration in the field of disaster management and would conduct joint exercises to gain further experience. This was agreed during the meeting between Lt. General Omar Mahmood Hayat, Chairman of Pakistan’s National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), and Dr. Mehmet Güllüoğlu, President of Turkey’s Disaster and Emergency ... Read More »

Singapore’s mediation may lead to direct US-Iran talks

ISLAMABAD (PPA) — After successfully hosting the historic Summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean Leader Kim Jong-Il, Singaporean leadership is now facilitating ground for a possible mediation between Tehran and Washington. A reliable diplomatic source told Pakistan Press Agency (PPA) that Singaporean leaders’ efforts may lead to direct but unpublicised talks between US Secretary of State Michael ... Read More »

President Mamnoon, world leaders felicitate Erdogan over victory in elections

ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain has extended felicitations on behalf of the Government and people of Pakistan to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on his victory in the presidential election. According to Foreign Office spokesperson, President Mamnoon Hussain underscored that the large turn-out and peaceful conduct of parliamentary and presidential elections is a testimony to the strength and vibrancy of Turkey’s democratic ... 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 »

Iran’s Chief of Staff meeting visiting Afghan Defence Minister

TEHRAN — The Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Bagheri was quoted on May 13 as saying that “Iran has spared no effort to help the security of Afghanistan.” Iran’s Major General Mohammad Bagheri made the remarks in a meeting with visiting Afghanistan Defense Minister Tariq Shah Bahrami in Tehran on Sunday morning. The Chief of Staff ... Read More »

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