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Pakistan Army Chief Raheel Sharif visits Russia for crucial talks

This is the first visit by General Raheel as the army chief to Russia, and is seen as sign of warming ties between the former cold-war rivals. ISLAMABAD – Army chief General Raheel Sharif arrived in Moscow on a three-day official visit to Russia against the backdrop of realignments taking place in the region. The chief military spokesperson, who is ... Read More »

Govt should support expats working for Pakistan’s progress

Speakers at an event demanded Pakistan Government to take appropriate steps to mainstream and support British Pakistanis who want to work for the progress & betterment of Pakistani society.

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan Government has been asked to take appropriate steps to mainstream and support the work of British Pakistanis who want to work for the progress & betterment of Pakistani society. This demand was repeated by several speakers at gathering hosted by a Britain-based NGO called QED in Islamabad. Terrorism and extremism have badly denigrated country’s name and added fuel to ... Read More »

Pakistan’s JF-17 wins first export order at Paris Air Show


PARIS: After high expectations for a deal to pull through, Pakistan was successful in securing its first ever export order for its JF-17 Thunder fighter on Monday at the first day of the International Paris Air Show. Air Commodore and Pakistan Air Force officer dealing in sales and marketing, Khalid Mahmood said “A contract has been signed with an Asian country.” However the name ... Read More »

WFP launches Food storage for malnourished children and mothers of Sindh

United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has launched a Cold Storage facility in Karachi to store and protect high value nutritious items for malnourished children and mothers of Sindh

Karachi – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has inaugurated a Cold Storage facility in Karachi to store and protect high value nutritious items. The stored food commodities are to be distributed at the Nutrition and Livelihood projects WFP is implementing in Sindh province. Many areas in Sindh are affected by drought repeatedly, causing severe shortage of food, resulting ... Read More »

Pakistan’s JF-17 to fly at Paris Air Show 2015


Pakistani JF-17 Thunder, designed and built jointly by China and Pakistan, will be particpating in the prestigious Paris Air Show this year. Three of the aircraft left yesterday for Paris from Pakistan. One will fly, one will be on static display and the other is, presumably, a backup. The aircraft is presumably being shown to see if Pakistan and China ... Read More »

Turkish-Urdu dictionary launched in Ankara

Prof. Dr. Celal Soydan of Istanbul University speaking at the launch of Turkish Urdu dictionary in Ankara, Turkey.

Turkish Urdu dictionary  – new milestone in Pakistan-Turkey Friendship ANKARA (Turkey) –  The Embassy of Pakistan, Turkish Language Institution (TDK), and Urdu Department of Ankara University jointly organized a book launching ceremony of “Urdu Türkçe – Türkçe Urdu Sözlük” in Ankara. The dictionary has been compiled by Prof. Dr. Ahmad Bakhtiar Ashraf of Ankara University and Prof. Dr. Celal Soydan of ... Read More »

Pakistan and Kashmir are inseparable: General Raheel Sharif

ISLAMABAD (Pakistan) – In one of his strongest remarks on Kashmir, Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif on Wednesday said that Pakistan and Kashmir are inseparable, and that Kashmir is “an unfinished agenda of partition”. The statement was tweeted by Director General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Maj-Gen Asim Bajwa. Kashmir is an unfinished agenda of partition,Pak &Kashmir are ... Read More »

Pakistan to host D-8 summit meeting tomorrow (June 4)

Special assistant to Prime Minister, Syed Tariq Fatemi, arrives to attend the 10th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) on October 16, 2014 in Milan. AFP / Giuseppe Cacace

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan, the current Chairman of the Developing-8 Organization for Economic Development, will host a meeting of the 36th session of the Developing-8 Commission this week. “This meeting is being organised during the extended term of Pakistan’s chairmanship of the organisation,” the Foreign Office said on Tuesday. Special Assistant to the Prime Minister Syed Tariq Fatemi will inaugurate the ... Read More »

Pakistan’s digital-rights activist Nighat Dad named TIME’s next generation leader

Nighat Dad, Director at Digital Rights Foundation at her office in Lahore, Pakistan April 6, 2015. Photo by Insiya Syed

Nighat Dad is teaching Pakistani women how to protect themselves online Pakistan’s digital-rights advocate Nighat Dad has been named in the TIME’s list of next generation leaders, TIME magazine reported on Friday. The list comprises six young innovators who are leading by example and inspiring others to have the courage to follow their convictions. Nighat, a 34-year-old lawyer who used ... Read More »

UN honours fallen Pakistani peacekeeping soldiers

United Nations on Friday awarded posthumous awards to five Pakistani peacekeepers who laid down their lives while serving the cause of peace around the world in 2014 In a solemn ceremony held at the United Nations today, five Pakistani peacekeepers who had embraced shahadat for the cause of world peace during the last year, were posthumously awarded the Dag Hammarskjold ... Read More »

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