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US to provide $81 Million for the Construction of Stage 1 of Kurram Tangi Dam

U.S to Provide $81 Million for the Construction of Stage 1 of Kurram Tangi Dam Project

Total 16,000 acres of agricultural land will be irrigated and 18 megawatts of electricity will be produced after the completion of project The United States signed an agreement to provide over 8.5 billion rupees to the Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) for the construction of the Kaitu Weir project in North Waziristan Agency of FATA. The United States Agency ... Read More »

Eid Milad-un-Nabi celebrated with religious reverence in Pakistan

Markazi Jamia Mosque in Wah Cantt beautifully decorated with colorful lights in connection with the celebrations of Eid Milad-un-Nabi (PBUH). Photo: INP

Enthusiastic Pakistanis decorated their houses, streets and mosques with lights and flags. Government buildings were also illuminated on 12th Rabi-ul-Awal. Eid Milad-un-Nabi (SAW) is being celebrated with religious zeal and reverence across the country today on 12 Dec. (Monday). The day dawned with thirty-one gun salute in the federal capital and twenty-one gun salutes in all provincial capitals to pay homage ... Read More »

PIA temporarily grounds all ATR planes as CAA orders shakedown tests

PIA flight PK-661 crashes enroute to Islamabad

Civil Aviation Authority directed to ground PIA’s all 10 ATR aircrafts until shakedown tests Pakistan International Airlines has announced it has temporarily suspended its ATR operation after a crash last week killed 47 people and a second aircraft reported technical issues shortly before take off overnight. All 10 ATR planes in PIA’s fleet have been grounded after a decision by the ... Read More »

COAS Qamar Bajwa witnesses Pak-China counter terrorism exercise

COAS Qamar Bajwa witnesses high profile counter terrorism exercise

Joint exercises by Pakistani and Chinese troops will enhance counter-terrorism combat skills of the two armies and help defeat the menace of terrorism RAWALPINDI – A series of joint exercise by Pakistani and Chinese troops will enhance counter-terrorism combat skills of the two armies and help eliminate terrorism from the region, remarked Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed ... Read More »

US and Pakistan sign agreement to combat corruption

US and Pakistan sign agreement to combat corruption

INL has previously provided training and equipment support to NAB investigators and NAB courts ISLAMABAD –   US Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement-Pakistan (INL-P) Director Katie Stana signed an agreement with the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on November 8 to enhance the NAB’s ability to combat corruption. The agreement will provide $125,000 worth of forensics equipment and training to ... Read More »

PIA plane with 47 on board crashes near Havelian

PIA flight PK-661 crashes enroute to Islamabad

Pakistan International Airlines carrying over 40 passengers crashed on the way to Islamabad from Chitral Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight PK-661 carrying over 40 passengers crashed on the way to Islamabad from Chitral on Wednesday at 4:42pm. So far, 21 bodies have been recovered from the wreckage. PIA said PK 116 lost contact with the control tower en route to the ... Read More »

Pakistan wins 3 Golds and 6 Silvers at Asia Pacific ICT Awards 2016

Pakistan Won 3 Golds and 6 Silvers at regional tech Awards 2016, Taiwan

Different delegates from 17 countries and 41 participants represent Pakistan in contested in Taipei international arena Pakistan has won three Gold medals and six Silver medals at the Asia Pacific ICT Awards (APICTA) 2016 ceremony held in Taipei, the Pakistan Software Houses Association for IT & ITES (P@SHA) announced this afternoon. Leading the way with the Golds were a young ... Read More »

11 killed, 75 injured as deadly fire erupts at Regent Hotel Karachi

At least 11 person died and 75 injured in as massive fire erupts at Regent Hotel Karachi

Pakistan Cricket team members, PIA cabin crew members and some foreigners including Chinese official survived in tragedy At least 11 people were killed and 75 others injured when a huge fire erupted at Karachi’s Regent Plaza hotel early Monday, police and doctors said. According to the hotel resources, the fire began at 3:00 am in the kitchen on the ground floor ... Read More »

US Ambassador congratulates Pakistani Fulbright and Humphrey alumni

US Ambassador congratulates Pakistani Fulbright and Humphrey alumni

American Ambassador David Hale congratulated the alumni on their accomplishments and urged them to continue applying the skills and connections to their professional and personal pursuits in Pakistan. ISLAMABAD – Approximately 250 Pakistani alumni of the Fulbright Program and Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program gathered at the Higher Education Commission in Islamabad for a conference that examined how they can ... Read More »

General Qamar Javed Bajwa appointed as new Pakistan Army Chief

General Qamar Javed Bajwa appoints as new army chief

Lt Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa appointed as new army chief while Lt Gen Zubair Mahmood Hayat chosen as Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee of Pakistan ISLAMABAD – Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif promoted General Qamar Javed Bajwa appointed as the 16th Chief of Army Staff (COAS) to head the 5.50 lac army while Lt General Zubair Mahmood Hayat has been ... Read More »

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