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Mahira Khan ranks fourth on Sexiest Asian Women list

Mahira Khan at Cannes 2018

Mahira Khan ranks No 4 on ‘Sexiest Asian Women’ list; Deepika tops the list Pakistan’s top actress Mahira Khan has bagged the fourth position on the “50 Sexiest Asian Women” list released by UK-based weekly newspaper Eastern Eye. With the new ranking, Mahira Khan hold onto her title as the sexiest Pakistani as she marked another strong year as a ... Read More »

Malala Yousafzai to receive Harvard award for activism

Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai gets admission in Oxford University

Pakistan’s Malala to be honoured with Harvard leadership award for activism Nobel Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai is being honoured by Harvard University for her work promoting girls’ education. Harvard’s Kennedy School says Yousafzai will be awarded the 2018 Gleitsman Award at a ceremony on Dec 6. The award honors Yousafzai, co-founder of Malala Fund, for her courageous leadership of a global ... Read More »

Documentary film “Pakistan Chowk” premieres in Turkey

The documentary film “Pakistan Chowk” by Mahera Omar premieres in Turkey ISTANBUL- Pakistan Chowk, a documentary film by Mahera Omar, had its world premiere at the 12th Istanbul International Architecture and Urban Films Festival. Situated in the heart of the historic Arambagh neighbourhood, the once vibrant community space in Karachi had in recent years become a favourite jaunt of drug addicts ... Read More »

Pakistan nominates new envoys in US, UK and other countries

Pakistan designates new ambassadors in US, UK, Canada, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Serbia and other countries The government of Pakistan on Friday decided to replace all the political appointees approved by the previous government in key diplomatic missions including the United States and the United Kingdom. Speaking at a news conference in Islamabad, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi told reporters that the ... Read More »

Pakistan approves sale of JF-17 to Nigeria for $184.3m

JF-17 Pakistan

Pakistan government has approved the sale of three JF-17 aircraft to Nigerian Air Force against a sum of $184.3 million. The Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) has approved the issuance of a certificate of sovereign guarantee to show commitment for the aircraft sale to the Nigerian Air Force. Nigeria is Pakistan’s second international customer for its domestically assembled JF-17 “Thunder” multirole ... Read More »

First Pakistani will go into space in 2022

China invites investors to develop space industry

Pakistan will send first astronaut into space in 2022: Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry Pakistan will launch its first space mission in 2022, Federal Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry announced during a press briefing in Islamabad. Addressing the media on Wednesday, Fawad Chaudhry said that a contract has been signed between a Chinese company and Pakistan’s Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission ... Read More »

Pakistan Army hands over power to civilian authorities in Swat after 11 years

Brig. Naseem Anwar hands over a flag to Commissioner Malakand Zaheerul Islam to formally mark the transfer of control from the military to the civilian administration in Swat District October 22. Photo courtesy: Muhammad Ahil

Pakistan Army formally handed over administrative control of Swat to the civil government after restoring peace Pakistan Army on Monday formally handed over administrative control of Swat to the civil government after restoring peace and the government’s writ in the militancy-hit Khyber Pakhtunkhwa region. “Today is our victory day and we proudly announced that now there is no presence of ... Read More »

Pakistan, Russia joint military drills to begin on Oct 21

Russian and Pakistani servicemen during the Friendship-2016 joint military drills.

Pakistan, Russia joint military drills “Friendship 2018” to begin on Oct 21 in the mountains of Pakistan Pakistani and Russian military drills “Friendship 2018” will commence in the mountains of Pakistan from Sunday at the training range of the National Counter-Terrorist Center in Pabbi area. “The joint drills of units of the Russian and Pakistani armed forces ‘Friendship 2018′ will ... Read More »

Pakistan Navy commissions indigenously built 17,000-tonne fleet tanker

Pakistan Navy commissioned a 17,000-ton fleet tanker it has built in collaboration with a Turkish defense company

Pakistan Navy commissioned a 17,000-ton fleet tanker it has built in collaboration with a Turkish defense company Pakistan Navy on Tuesday commissioned an indigenously built 17,000-tonne fleet tanker named PNS Moawin to its fleet during a ceremony held at Pakistan Navy Dockyard in Karachi. The fleet tanker has been built in collaboration with a Turkish defense company, STM Defence. The ... Read More »

Pakistan Navy Ship SAIF, PC-3 Orion aircraft participates in Turkey’s Mavi Balina 2018

ANKARA — Pakistan Navy Ship, PNS SAIF (FFG 253), with an embarked Z9EC Helicopter is participating in multinational naval exercise “Mavi Balina 2018” and will be hosted by the Turkish Navy during 28 September to 7 October 2018. According to a report Pakistan Navy P3C-Orion aircraft is also participating in the exercise from Dalaman Airbase in Turkey. “Mavi Balina 2018” defence exercise is being ... Read More »

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