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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 »

Pakistan Navy ship Khaibar visits Saudi port

Pakistan Navy ship Khaibar visits Saudi port

JEDDAH – Pakistan Navy’s guided missile destroyer PNS Khaibar paid a goodwill visit at Jeddah port to further strengthen ties between Pakistan Navy and Royal Saudi Naval Force. The commanding officer of the ship called on the Western Fleet Commander Adm. Saeed Al Zahrani in a meeting where further strengthening of bilateral ties and inter-organizational procedures was discussed. The commanding officer reiterated that ... Read More »

Pakistan Army wins international sniper competition

Pakistan Army wins international sniper competition

Naik Arshad was declared the best sniper in the competition, which was attended by 21 teams representing 14 countries RAWALPINDI – Pakistan Army soldiers have won an international sniping and shooting competition in Beijing. The team representing Pakistan Army secured the first position in all individual and team events, said the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR). Naik Arshad representing the Pakistan ... Read More »

Pakistan’s Samar Khan is the first woman to cycle atop Biafo Glacier

Pakistan's Samar Khan is the first woman to cycle atop Biafo Glacier

Samar Khan, Pakistani cyclist has become the first woman in the world to ride the cycle on 4,500 meters high Biafo Glacier in the Karakoram Mountains of Gilgit-Baltistan. Khan had set out on a long journey from Islamabad to Skardu on July 24 and had covered over 1,000 kilometres within 15 days. She then trekked from Shagar area’s village called Skooli ... Read More »

8 million overseas Pakistanis can now cast votes online: NADRA

8 million overseas Pakistanis can cast votes online: NADRA

Overseas Pakistanis would be able cast votes by using a specific mobile number and code More than 8 million Pakistan living abroad will now be able to cast their votes in future elections, thanks to NADRA and ECP. National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) has informed the Sub-Committee of Electoral Reforms Committee that online voting by 8 million overseas Pakistanis ... Read More »

Protest held in different cities of balochistan to castigate Modi

Protest held in different cities of balochistan to castigate Modi

Zehri slams Modi saying, “No one in Balochistan supports Modi’s statement. There is no comparison between the struggle for liberation in Indian-held Kashmir and the so-called Balochistan insurgency” QUETTA – Thousands of people in various cities of Balochistan took to the streets on Thursday in protest against Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi‘s statement. Political leaders, civil society members and citizens in large ... Read More »

Masood Khan elected President of Azad Kashmir

Seasoned Pakistan diplomat and former Ambassador to China, Masood Khan, elected as Prime Minister of Azad Kashmir

Masood Khan was nominated by the Muslim League (N) AJK as their Presidential candidate MUZZAFARABAD – Seasoned diplomat and former Ambassador to China, Masood Khan, has been elected President of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) by a vast majority during polling by joint electoral college comprising 55 members of AJK Legislative Assembly and AJK Council. Masood Khan got 42 votes ... Read More »

Website launched to help trace, reunite missing children in Punjab

Website launched to help trace, reunite missing children in Punjab

Punjab government launches website to help reunite recovered children with families LAHORE – Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) has introduced the website ‘Missing Children Recovery’ to reunite the lost children with their families across the province. The Punjab Information Technology Board’s (PITB) initiative, Missing Children Recovery, has a database with details of children who have been rescued by the provincial government ... Read More »

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif inaugurates PIA Premier

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif inaugurates PIA Premier

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif inaugurated PIA’s Premier Service at Benazir International Airport on Independence Day. The first flight of the Premier Service departed for London. The first of the three aircraft landed at Karachi airport on August 6, and the remaining two are expected to arrive by February 2017. In a briefing, the Prime Minister was told that planes for ... Read More »

Photos: Pakistan marks Independence Day 2016 with national zeal

A vendor sells national flags of all shapes and sizes in Islamabad. Photo: APP

Pakistan celebrated Independence Day with national zeal and determination. The day dawned with 31 gun salute in the federal and 21 gun salute in the provincial capitals. Prayers for peace, progress, and security of the country were held across the country to express gratefulness. Meanwhile, all major public and private buildings, roads and avenues have been tastefully decorated with illuminations, ... Read More »

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