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Eid ul Fitr 2018 holidays in Pakistan announced

Women buy bangles in a market in Islamabad, Pakistan, ahead of Eid ul-Fitr celebrations.

Eidul Fitr holidays in Pakistan will be observed from June 15 to June 18, 2018, according to the interior ministry. The holidays will continue from June 15 to June 18 (Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday), the interior ministry said in a notification. Eidul Fitr celebrations mark the culmination of the Holy month of Ramazan during which Muslims all over the world ... 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 »

Former CJP Nasirul Mulk to be caretaker PM of Pakistan

Former CJP Nasirul Mulk to be caretaker PM of Pakistan

Former chief justice Nasirul Mulk was announced as the caretaker prime minister on Monday. The decision was announced as the caretaker prime minister on Monday during a joint press conference held by Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Opposition Leader Khursheed Shah. It took the government and the opposition six meetings to decide on a name for the coveted position. ... Read More »

Eco-friendly carpets of Pakistan introduced in France

Pakistan carpets

Pakistan’s eco-friendly carpets now introduced in European Market Pakistan’s finest, hand-knotted and machine-made carpets will now be available in the heart of Europe in France. Multan Carpet Industries has opened its first outlet and warehouse in Paris under the name “Noble Natural” to market Pakistan-made biodegradable, natural and hand-knotted high-end carpets and rugs in Europe. The Ambassador of Pakistan to France ... Read More »

Pakistan finally inaugurates first-ever National Center for Cyber Security

Pakistan’s first-ever Cyber Security Center launched in Islamabad ISLAMABAD — Better late than never, on May 21, 2018, Pakistan first-ever National Center for Cyber Security was inaugurated at Air University, Islamabad. Pakistani experts had long been demanding the opening of a Cyber Security Centre in the light of home-based and foreign-inspired cyber threats to Pakistan’s national, strategic and other establishments. ... Read More »

Afghan based terrorists continue attacks on security forces in Balochistan

QUETTA — A day after three security officials including a senior official Military Intelligence (Quetta) was killed in a shootout with dangerous terrorists, the five other terrorists tried to attack an office of Frontier Corps’ (FC) Madadgar Centre near Chaman Housing Scheme in the Quetta. Upon receiving intelligence inputs on May 16th evening the security forces had started a search ... Read More »

Nawaz Sharif in deep trouble after controversial statement on Mumbai attacks

Nawaz Sharif may face treason charges after supporting Modi’s narrative ISLAMABAD — Former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was in deep trouble after he claimed in an interview that “Pakistan should have allowed non-state actors to kill 150 people in Mumbai”. In an interview to a Dawn newspaper, former Prime Minister who has been ousted by Supreme Court last year on ... Read More »

Alibaba Group enters Pakistan’s ecommerce market with Daraz acquisition

Alibaba all set to enter Pakistan after signing first MoU

Alibaba expands South Asia footprint, snapping up Pakistani online retailer Daraz Alibaba, the Chinese technology group, has expanded its e-commerce business into South Asia by buying Daraz, the Pakistani online shopping business started by the German company Rocket Internet. Daraz, founded in 2012, is backed by European tech incubator Rocket Internet. It operates in Bangladesh, Myanmar, Sri Lanka and Nepal ... Read More »

Pakistan’s Nawabshah city sees ‘highest ever April temperature’

Nawabshah may have endured the highest-ever temperature recorded in April on Earth

Nawabshah may have endured the highest-ever temperature recorded in April on Earth Pakistan’s city of Nawabshah in Sindh may have endured the highest temperature ever recorded on Earth in the month of April, according to a French meteorologist and an expert on weather extremes. A high of 50.2 degrees Celsius was recorded in Nawabshah on April 30, with dozens suffering ... Read More »

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