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New Forensic Science Laboratory launched in Malakand

Forensic Science Lab

Criminal justice in Malakand gets a boost with UNDP Pakistan-supported SWAT – Malakand district has got its a new regional Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) which will facilitate the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) police force to improve its criminal investigations by using modern forensic techniques. The FSL was established with funding from the Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Switzerland and Netherlands and equipment, training and ... Read More »

New, high-yielding maize varieties introduced in Pakistan

Dr. Abdur Rahman Beshir explaining benefits of new hybrid maize seeds to Minister Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan at a maize field day visit at NARC in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD (Pakistan) – New, high-yield maize varieties have been introduced for commercial use at a gathering of agriculture experts and farmers at National Agricultural Research Center (NARC) in Islamabad. The new maize variety is rich in minerals and vitamins and can improve maize yield more than ten tons per hectare. It is the “first ever type of maize innovation in ... Read More »

Pakistan Monument turns Orange for Action on Violence against Women

Pakistan Monument in Islamabad go orange as part of a UN call to “Orange the World” to spur global action on violence against women and girls

UN launches ‘Orange the World’ campaign for action on violence against women ISLAMABAD (Pakistan) – Pakistan’s iconic National Monument is among hundreds of monuments across the world that have been illuminated as part of a UN effort to galvanise global support to end violence against women and girls. National Monument of Pakistan located in the capital city, Islamabad has turned Orange in colour on the ... Read More »

Book on China-Pakistan friendship launched in Islamabad

Chinese ambassador to Pakistan, Sun Weidong, at the book launch of “You and Us: Stories of China and Pakistan” in Islamabad.

Pakistan-China friendship cuts across multiple dimension, touching state-to-state and people-to-people relation Speakers at the book launch of “You and Us: Stories of China and Pakistan” highlighted the special bond shared by the states as well as by the people of Pakistan and China. The book is a compilation of the stories of that friendship by former Chinese officials, interweaving personal recollections inside ... Read More »

Pakistan female pilot dies as PAF jet crashes in Mianwali

Pakistan Air Force (PAF) Flying Officer Marium Mukhtiar died when a PAF trainer jet crashed near Kundian, Mianwali, onTuesday 24 Nov. 2015

MIANWALI – Pakistan’s proud daughter, Pakistan Air Force Flying Officer Marium Mukhtiar died when a PAF trainer jet crashed near Kundian, Mianwali, Tuesday afternoon. Flying Officer Marium Mukhtiar and Squadron Leader Saqib Abbasi were flying a training mission on an FT-7PG aircraft and encountered a “serious in-flight emergency” during the final stages, the Pakistan Air Force (PAF), said official PAF statement. “Flying Officer ... Read More »

Renowned poet Jamiluddin Aali passes away at 90

Jamiluddin Aali paases away today

KARACHI – Famous scholar and Urdu poet Dr Jamiluddin Aali passed in Karachi. He was admitted in a private hospital in Karachi for last three days. He died of heart attack. Raju Jamiluddin, the son of Aali said “He will rule the hearts of the people of the motherland through his literary work and songs.” He wrote famous patriotic songs ... Read More »

Second Pakistani journalist killed in a month

Pakistani journalist gunned down

PESHAWAR – Another journalist, Hafeez ur Rehman, has been killed in Kohat, Pakistan in less than a month’s time. Police said that unidentified gunmen killed the TV journalist on Sunday in the second such murder this month in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. Attackers riding a motorcycle fired on 42-year-old Hafeez ur Rehman near his home on the outskirts of Kohat district. ... Read More »

Google Live Traffic updates now available in Pakistan

Google Live Traffic updates now available in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD – Pakistanis can now utilize the live traffic data on Google maps. The map indicates in green color routes where the traffic is moderate while heavy traffic is indicated by red color. The Google map displays construction zones as well. You can find the map by typing “traffic” on the Google search engine. It has been confirmed that the ... Read More »

Senior representative of PPP Makhdoom Amin Fahim passes away

Amin Fahim senior leader of PPP

KARACHI – Veteran politician and senior Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader Makhdoom Amin Fahim died in the early hours of Saturday at a local private hospital in Karachi, state-owned Radio Pakistan reported. He had earlier undergone lump surgery in Berlin. He was to be taken to Boston in October but doctors dropped the plan after his condition did not permit. ... Read More »

PIA introduces more flights for Gilgit Baltistan

PIA

Islamabad – On the directions of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and special assistant to PM, Capt. Shujaat Azeem, the National Flag carrier Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has increased its flight to GB and is now offering 11 flights per week. The airline is also offering four flights per week on Islamabad-Peshawar-Chitral route. The increase in frequency of flights would not only ... Read More »

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