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Pakistan’s Haider Ali wins bronze at Rio 2016 Paralympics

Haider Ali wins bronze for Pakistan in 2016 Paralympics in Rio.

Athlete Haider Ali won Pakistan its first medal at Rio Paralympic Games Haider Ali, Pakistan’s only athlete at Rio Paralympic Games 2016, has won Pakistan its first medal. Long jumper Ali won a bronze medal in Rio 2016 on September 13. This is the second time Ali has brought home paralympic medal – he won a silver with a record jump of 6.44m ... Read More »

Pakistan’s industrial 9/11: Survivors to receive US$5 million in compensation from Germany

Baldia factory fire

Landmark compensation arrangement reached on 4th anniversary of deadly Pakistan factory fire by Sana Jamal After four years of struggle and suffering the victims of Pakistan’s deadliest industrial accident will receive some financial relief from Germany. Survivors and families of workers killed in 2012 Ali Enterprises garment factory in Baldia, Karachi, will receive compensation of US$5 million from German retailer ... Read More »

Japan provides security equipment to three airports of Pakistan

Japan provides airport security equipment to Pakistan

The new airport security equipment by Japan meets the latest international security standards set by the United States, the European Union, and International Civil Aviation Organisation Japan has provided airport security equipment worth 1.94 billion Japanese Yens ($20 million) for three major international airports in Pakistan. The Airport Security Equipment will be installed at three major international airports including Jinnah ... Read More »

Pakistan marks Defence Day to honour 1965 war martyrs

K-8 Advanced Jet Trainers practicing aerobatics. Photo: Muhammed Usman

ISLAMABAD – The 51st Defence Day of Pakistan is being observed today with renewed pledge and commitment to the defence of the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Pakistan. It was on 6th of September in 1965 that the Indian forces crossed international border in the darkness of night and attacked Pakistan but ever vigilant armed forces solidly backed by the ... Read More »

Pakistan Navy inducts ATR aircraft, unmanned aerial system in fleet

Pakistan Navy Admiral Mohammad Zakaulla being briefed at the inudction ceremony

Pakistan Navy has inducted 3rd state-of-the-art ATR aircraft and Scan Eagle Unmanned Aerial System in its fleet to improve effectiveness KARACHI – Pakistan Navy inducted its 3rd state-of-the-art ATR aircraft and Scan Eagle Unmanned Aerial System in its fleet to augment effectiveness and enhance its operational flexibility and reach. An induction ceremony was held at PNS Mehran, Chief of Naval Staff ... Read More »

Pakistani pilot sisters make history by co-flying Boeing 777

Pakistani pilot sisters make history by co-flying Boeing 777

PIA pilots – Maryam Masood and Erum Masood – make history by becoming first pair of sisters to fly Boeing-777s concurrently KARACHI – Two Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) pilots made history by becoming the first pair of sisters in Pakistan to fly Boeing-777 airplanes at the same time. Maryam Masood and Erum Masood made history by flying the coveted large ... Read More »

CPEC opens new era of development and opportunities for the entire region

PM Nawaz Sharif addressing the gathering at occasion of CPEC Summit 2016 in Islamabad on 29 August 2016. Photo: PID

The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Summit and Expo 2016, opened in Islamabad on 29 August 2016, offered a platform for exchange of ideas and opened new avenues for businesses opportunities and people-to-people linkages between Pakistan and China – all-weather friends. The CPEC will open doors to immense economic opportunities not only to Pakistan but will act as a bridge for ... Read More »

Pakistan launches first National Data Centre to accelerate digitization

Pakistan launches first National Data Centre to accelerate digitization

National Data Centre for e-governance is the top priority: IT Minister Anusha Rahman ISLAMABAD – National Telecommunication Corporation (NTC) inaugurates first ever National Data Centre of Pakistan in Islamabad.  National Telecommunication Corporation (NTC) has established a cloud-based NDC for the government and public sector entities. The inauguration ceremony held in the capital was attended by Minister of IT Ms Anusha ... Read More »

Pakistan, Turkey deal to help improve healthcare in Punjab

Chief Minister of Punjab Shehbaz Sharif (L) and Turkey's Health Minister Recep Akdag (R) holding a press conference

The agreement will prove a milestone in the provision of modern healthcare facilities to the people of Punjab: CM Shahbaz Sharif LAHORE – Pakistan and Turkey have signed a new deal on healthcare cooperation. Turkey has agreed to cooperate with the Punjab government for the uplift of healthcare system across the province. Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif was the chief guest ... Read More »

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