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Pakistan nominated Tassaduq Jilani as ad hoc judge at ICJ Kulbhushan case

Appointment of former CJP was taken after consultation with military, civil and legal officer The government of Pakistan has appointed former Chief Justice of Pakistan Tassaduq  Hussain Jilani as ad-hoc judge at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to defend Pakistan’s side in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case. According to sources the decision to appoint the former chief justice was taken ... Read More »

US, Turkey mutually suspend visa services as diplomatic row escalates

Turkish and US missions mutually restrict services to reconsider each other’s commitment The United States and Turkey has suspended their visa issuing services in each other’s countries after diplomatic tension emerged last week. The deepening diplomatic row sparked after U.S. mission employee in Istanbul was arrested on charges of having links to a cleric blamed for last year’s failed coup. ... Read More »

Stunning Karachi air show marks 70 years of Pak-UK friendship

Stunning Karachi air show marks 70 years of Pak-UK friendship

PAF and British Council jointly arranged air-show marks 70 years of Pak-UK friendship The United Kingdom’s Royal Air Force Aerobatic team joined Pakistan Air Force to light the sky for Karachi people. The jointly organized air show aimed to celebrate 70 years of kinship between the United Kingdom and Pakistan. The Red Arrows are the pride of the Royal Air Force ... Read More »

Japan beefing up India’s defence, nuclear programmes

Japan also supports India’s nuclear programme ISLAMABAD (PPA) – Japan once a peace-advocating country is fast growing into a defence and nuclear projects supporting country for India. According to report reaching here, Japanese defence officials have accepted an Indian request for the purchase of twelve ShinMaywa US-2i amphibious aircraft under a deal worth $1.30 billion by the Indian Navy. India ... Read More »

Pakistan announces 3000 scholarships for Afghan students

Pakistan announces 3000 scholarships for Afghan students

First phase of the HEC scholarships has been successfully completed through Ministry of Education Higher Education Commission Pakistan has announced 3,000 higher education scholarships to Afghan students under the Allama Muhammad Iqbal Scholarship Programme The second batch of the scholarship has been offered after successfully completing the first phase. In 2009, first phase of the HEC scholarships  through Ministry of ... Read More »

Pakistan, Russia begin joint anti-terror exercise DRUZBA 2017

Pakistan, Russia begin joint anti-terror exercise DRUZBA 2017

The two-week joint venture DRUZBA 2017 begins in Mineralnye Vody, Russia Pakistan and Russia forces launched a joint anti-terror exercise titled “DRUZBA 2017” at Mineralnye Vody, Russia. The joint exercise ‘DRUZBA 2017’ will continue for two weeks, where Special Forces of Pakistan and Russia armies will exercise against terrorism practices. According to Inter Service Public Relations (ISPR) press release, the exercise which ... Read More »

Tajikistan celebrates Independence Day in Islamabad

The 26th anniversary of Independence of the Republic of Tajikistan being celebrated in Islamabad, Pakistan

Independence Day of Tajikistan celebrated in style The Ambassador of Tajikistan His Excellency Sherali Jononov and Mrs. Jononov hosted a grand reception in Islamabad to celebrate the 26th anniversary of Independence of the Republic of Tajikistan. Many diplomats of different cadres, attaches, advisors of the Diplomatic Defence Corps and their spouses and many Pakistanis including politicians attended the event. Jam Kamal Khan Minister ... Read More »

Pakistan, US vow to stay engaged as PM Abbasi meets US VP Mike Pence

Pence says that Pakistan has much to gain from partnering with our effort in the region Pakistan and the United States have agreed to resolve mutual issues of peace, stability and economic prosperity in the region through dialogue. The agreement grew during a meeting between Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Vice President United States Mike Pence on the sidelines of UN ... Read More »

Pakistan invites Tajikistan to join CPEC’s trade route

Pakistan invites Tajikistan to join CPEC's trade route

Pakistan gives high importance to the timely completion of CASA-1000 projects, Mamnoon Hussain Pakistan has invited Tajikistan with the excellent opportunities for the country to get benefit from the trade route of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). According to a statement from the President House in Islamabad, President Mamnoon Hussain said Pakistan offers using Gwadar port and CPEC to Tajikistan for its ... Read More »

Pakistan, US discuss military cooperation, efforts to combat the IED threat

Pakistan, US discuss military cooperation, efforts to combat the IED threat

Joint Improvised-Threat Defeat Organization Director visits Pakistan to advance U.S.-Pakistan cooperation ISLAMABAD – Pakistan and United States have discussed matters relating to training and military cooperation between the two countries. The discussion took place as Lieutenant General Michael Shields, Director of the Department of Defense’s Joint Improvised-Threat Defeat Organization (JIDO) led a four-member delegation on a three-day visit to Pakistan this week.  ... Read More »

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