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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 »

Pakistan dedicates Independence Day to freedom of Kashmiris

President Mamnoon Hussain and PM Nawaz Sharif in a group photo with the children to mark 69th Independence Day of Pakistan at Convention Center, Islamabad on August 14, 2016. Photo: PID

I dedicate this year’s 14th August to the freedom of Kashmir: PM Nawaz Sharif ISLAMABAD – Pakistan dedicated its 69th Independence Day to the freedom of Kashmiris, who have bravely faced state oppression and have kept the movement of freedom alive for decades. Nawaz Sharif said in his message for the Independence Day, ‘I dedicate this year’s 14th August to ... Read More »

Germany contributes €1 million to WFP for food security in Pakistan

Germany contributes €1 million to WFP for food security in Pakistan

Germany’s support will allow WFP to assist more than 89,000 displaced and returnee families in FATA with monthly unconditional relief food distributions ISLAMABAD – Germany has once again proved to be a sincere friend of Pakistan by granting €1 million to provide continual food assistance to both displaced and returnee families of Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) in Pakistan. In its ... Read More »

CNS Open Golf Championship 2016 concludes in Karachi

Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral M Zakaullah along with the prize winners of 21st CNS open Golf Championship at KGC

Pakistan Navy will continue to support and promote sport of golf in Pakistan: Chief of the Naval Staff KARACHI – Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah said that Pakistan Navy will continue to support sports, particularly golf, across Pakistan and create opportunities for people to excel at their chosen sport. Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah was speaking at the concluding ... Read More »

Documentary Films promote cultural preservation in Pakistan

Rohtas Fort Pakistan

American Embassy and Walkabout Films promote cultural preservation in Pakistan with 3 Documentaries on World Heritage Sites, namely Taxila Remains, Lahore Fort and Rohtas Fort Jhelum ISLAMABAD – Three documentary films highlighting the archeological and cultural heritage of Pakistan were opened at the Pakistan National Council of the Arts to promote cultural preservation in Pakistan. American Ambassador to Pakistan David Hale ... Read More »

Pakistanis spend $817 million on Dubai property in six months

Pakistanis spend $817 million on Dubai property in six months

Pakistanis are amongst the top 3 property investors in UAE during the first half of 2016 Pakistanis bought property worth three billion United Arab Emirates (UAE) dirhams (around US $816 million) in Dubai during the first half of 2016. These numbers put Pakistan just behind Indians and Britons who invested Dh7 billion and Dh4 billion in real estate in UAE ... Read More »

7 Pakistani athletes who made it Rio Olympics 2016

7 Pakistani athletes who made it Rio Olympics 2016

Three athletes – shooters Ghulam Mustafa Bashir and Minhal Sohail, and judoka Shah Hussain, qualified on merit KARACHI – Among the best athletes from 206 countries at the opening ceremony of Rio Olympics 2016 were also seven Pakistani athletes. This seven-member team marched past in the opening ceremony as shooter Ghulam Bashir carried Pakistan’s flag high at the ceremony in ... Read More »

Pakistan’s women police officers get 5 new buses from U.S. Embassy

American Embassy’s Director of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) Katie Stana presented 5 mini buses to Inspector General of Police Shaukat Hayat

Pakistan’s National Highway & Motorway Police receives 5 buses from United States which will provide transportation to 200 women police officers ISLAMABAD – American Embassy’s Director of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) Katie Stana presented five mini buses valued at $275,000 to Inspector General of Police Shaukat Hayat for the National Highway & Motorway Police (NH&MP). With this donation, the ... Read More »

At least 70 killed in Quetta Civil Hospital blast

53 killed in blast at Quetta’s Civil Hospital

Blast occurred as lawyers gathered at the Hospital after the killing of Balochistan Bar Association Advocate Bilal Anwar Kasi QUETTA (Pakistan) – At least 70 people have been killed and 100 other wounded as suicide bomber struck Quetta’s Civil Hospital on Monday morning. The explosion occurred when a group of mourning lawyers were gathered to accompany the body of a murdered colleague. The ... Read More »

Pakistan, China, Tajikistan and Afghanistan form alliance to counter terrorism

China, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Tajikistan have announced a new quadrilateral counter-terrorism alliance mechanism

Pakistan, China, Tajikistan and Afghanistan have formally announced their counter-terrorism alliance on Wednesday, considering extremism as serious threat to regional stability. Top defence commanders of the four countries held a meeting in the Chinese city of Urumqi and later made the announcement of the Quadrilateral Cooperation and Coordination Mechanism (QCCM) on counter-terrorism, according to a statement issued by Pakistan’s Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR). ... Read More »

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