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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 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

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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 »

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 »

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 »

India, Pakistan tension may cross limit amid threat of a ‘misadventure’ by Indian forces

ISLAMABAD (PPA) – Pakistan’s newly elected Prime Minister Imran Khan was highly disappointed by India’s U-turn for talks between two foreign ministers in New York on the sidelines of UN General Assembly Session. Imran Khan has written a letter to Indian Prime Minister Modi early this month suggesting the resumption of talks between the two nations adding that Pakistan remains ... Read More »

Pakistan pledges citizenship for Afghan, Bengali refugees

PM Imran Khan announces citizenship for Afghan, Bengali refugees Prime Minister Imran Khan has announced granting citizenship right to the children of Bengalis and Afghan refugees born in Pakistan, home to the world’s second-largest refugee population. Khan said the government will issue national identity cards and passports to immigrants from Bangladesh and Afghanistan. “Afghans whose children have been raised and ... Read More »

42 Pakistani pilgrims died of various causes during Hajj

Hajj pilgrims Pakistan

At least 42 Pakistani Hajj pilgrims die due to various causes in Saudi Arabia At least 42 Pakistani pilgrims have died of various causes during the annual Hajj pilgrimage at different localities in Saudi Arabia, according to officials from the Pakistani Ministry of Religious Affairs and Inter-faith Harmony. Out of 42 deceased people, 30 were males and 12 females and ... Read More »

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