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Pakistan and Germany discuss military, security cooperation

COAS General Raheel was given a special guard of honour upon his arrival in Germany

Pakistan’s Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif held meetings with the senior military leadership of Germany and discussed defence cooperation and regional stability issues. Bilateral military to military relations, defence and security cooperation and training exchanges also came under discussion during the meeting. Pakistan army chief is currently in Berlin for a two-day visit where he is ... Read More »

Germany to introduce driverless trains by 2023

Germany to introduce driverless trains by 2023

Germany is set to begin introducing driverless trains within the next 5 years. The Chairman of Deutsche Bahn, Rudiger Grube, reportedly told German newspapers that by 2021, 2022 or 2023 the company would be equipped with infrastructure that would facilitate autonomous trains. The first pilot project for the self-driving trains has already begun in a test field built in the ... Read More »

Norway is the first country in the world to ban deforestation

Norway is the first country in the world to ban deforestation

Norway announced a zero deforestation policy in its procurement of goods, two years after making a pledge with Germany and Britain to ‘promote national commitments that encourage deforestation free supply chains.’ Norway has declared a complete ban on deforestation, and has become the first nation to commit to a zero deforestation policy. The announcement comes two years after Norway issued ... Read More »

All you need to know about Euro 2016 Football Championship

Euro 2016 key players

France and Romania kick off the Euro 2016 tournament in Saint-Denis on Friday night Host: France Dates: 10 June to 10 July Euro 2016 kicks off tonight amid unprecedented security for a sporting event, with almost 100,000 French security forces drafted in to protect fans, players and dignitaries. Euro 2016 will be held from June 10 to July 10 in ... Read More »

Angela Merkel named world’s most powerful woman for sixth year

Angela Merkel named world’s most powerful woman for sixth year

For the first time, top women from Scotland, Myanmar, Mauritius, Nepal, Croatia, Taiwan and Lithuania have been included in the list NEW YORK (United States of America) – Top American magazine Forbes has announced German Chancellor Angela Merkel as the world’s most powerful woman, for a sixth consecutive time. US presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and United States Federal ... Read More »

Germany funds project supporting women’s rights in Pakistan

Germany funds project supporting women’s rights in Pakistan

Closing the gaps between men and women in health, education, politics and economic participation will contribute to a more equitable and more prosperous society in Pakistan, German Ambassador said ISLAMABAD – German Ambassador Ina Lepel and Omer Aftab, CEO of Women Empowerment Group (WEG) signed an agreement for a project to end violence against women. The project involves an awareness ... Read More »

Pakistan Microfinance Investment Company to support micro-enterprises

Pakistan Microfinance Investment Company to support micro-enterprises

PPAF, Karandaaz Pakistan and KfW Sign Agreement to set up Pakistan Microfinance Investment Company ISLAMABAD – A Shareholders’ Agreement was signed by Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund (PPAF), Karandaaz Pakistan (funded by UK’s Department for International Development) and Germany’s Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW) for the establishment of Pakistan Microfinance Investment Company (PMIC). The objective of the Company is to provide much-needed liquidity to microfinance ... Read More »

AUDI signs feasibility study to assemble cars in Pakistan

The business delegation from Karachi got a guided tour at AUDI's plant Ingolstadt, Germany

AUDI AG and Sindh Board of Investment have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) in Ingolstadt, Germany, welcoming AUDI to study the possibility to assemble vehicles in the province of Sindh in Pakistan. Under the MoU, the brand with the Four Rings will study the federal trade policies, legal, logistical and economic feasibility to establish an assembly plant in the province of ... Read More »

G-7 ministers call for nuclear disarmament in Hiroshima declaration

G7 Foreign Ministers walk together after placing wreaths at the cenotaph at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima, western Japan on 11 April 2016.

The foreign ministers of the world’s most advanced economies visited a war memorial for the 140,000 victims of the 1945 atomic bombing of the Japanese city. HIROSHIMA (Japan) – Foreign ministers of the Group of Seven, or G7, countries on Monday called for a “world without nuclear weapons” in what was called the “Hiroshima Declaration”. “We reaffirm our commitment to ... Read More »

Pakistan and Afghanistan cooperation must for peaceful future

Pakistan and Afghanistan

“Security Cooperation between Pakistan and Afghanistan is an absolute must for a peaceful prospective future for both countries”, says Dr. Gunter Mulack, Ex-Ambassador of Germany to Pakistan ISLAMABAD – Security cooperation between Pakistan and Afghanistan Relations is necessary to combat terrorism which is a “common enemy of both countries”, speakers urged at a conference in Islamabad. “Security Cooperation between Pakistan ... Read More »

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