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Pakistani pilot sisters make history by co-flying Boeing 777

Pakistani pilot sisters make history by co-flying Boeing 777

PIA pilots – Maryam Masood and Erum Masood – make history by becoming first pair of sisters to fly Boeing-777s concurrently KARACHI – Two Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) pilots made history by becoming the first pair of sisters in Pakistan to fly Boeing-777 airplanes at the same time. Maryam Masood and Erum Masood made history by flying the coveted large ... Read More »

Turkey opens world’s widest suspension bridge linking Asia to Europe

Red and white balloons are released during the opening ceremony of newly built Yavuz Sultan Selim bridge, the third bridge over the Bosphorus linking the city’s European and Asian sides in Istanbul, Turkey on August 26, 2016. Photo: Murad Sezer/Reuters

Turkey opened one of the world’s biggest suspension bridges in Istanbul spanning the strait between Asia and Europe. The government says it is the widest of its kind in the world ISTANBUL – Turkey unveiled the third biggest suspension bridge connecting the Asian and European sides of its largest city, Istanbul. The opening ceremony attended by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan ... Read More »

China launches world’s largest seaplane

Chinese workers wave national flags as the Amphibious aircraft AG600 is rolled off a production line in Zhuhai in south China’s Guangdong Province

China has unveiled the world’s largest amphibious aircraft following seven years of construction. Aircraft will be used for Marine Rescue Operations China has completed production of the world’s largest amphibious aircraft. The state-owned Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) unveiled the first of the new planes, dubbed the AG600, Saturday in the southern port city of Zhuhai. The amphibious aircraft – ... Read More »

Pakistan’s 10 best summer vacation spots

Pakistan top 10 places to visit

Forget about terrorism, load shedding, corruption, inflation and other problems. Trust me, Pakistan is beautiful. It is known for its stunning natural beauty, friendly people and out of the world hospitality. All we need is take a wider view, look around us. Pakistan is full of picturesque landscapes, is surrounded by lush green forests, pristine lakes and waterfalls, many soul-soothing ... Read More »

BMW, Intel and Mobileye team up to bring self-driving cars by 2021

BMW, Intel and Mobileye have teamed up for the development of self-driving car technology that will be used for BMW's iNext autonomous electric vehicle. Photo: Intel Newsroom

BMW, Intel, and Mobileye are joining forces to produce self-driving cars which will possibly hit the streets by 2021  BMW AG, Intel Corp. and Mobileye NV are working to develop self-driving vehicles as future mobility concepts become a reality, the companies announced in Munich on Friday. The three leaders from the automotive, technology and computer vision and machine learning industries are ... 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 »

China donates 500 vehicles, including 80 ambulances, to Pakistan

China donates 500 vehicles, including 80 ambulances, to Pakistan

China supports Pakistanis people and government by free assistance of vehicles and office equipment to support Pakistan and strengthen the capacity building of institutions ISLAMABAD – The Chinese government donated 505 modern vehicles, including 425 pickups and 80 ambulances, to Pakistan. The free assistance also includes office equipment. The handover ceremony was held in Islamabad and attended by Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan ... Read More »

Pakistan-French joint expedition leaves for Gasherbrum-II

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Pakistan is heaven for foreign climbers who are eager to scale down different mountains including Nanga Parbat and K-2. An eight-member French and Pakistan joint expedition has left for Gilgit-Baltistan on Friday to scale down Gasherbrum-II also known as K4. Gasherbrum-II is the 13th highest mountain in the world at 8,035 metres. The team comprises of two French and six ... Read More »

World’s longest rail tunnel opens in Switzerland

World's longest rail tunnel opens in Switzerland

The new Gotthard Base Tunnel in Switzerland is the world’s longest train tunnel running at 57 km long under the Alps. It took 17 years to build and replaces Japan’s 53.9km Seikan tunnel The world’s longest and deepest rail tunnel, Gotthard Base Tunnel, opened in Switzerland on Wednesday, nearly seven decades after it was first proposed and 17 years after construction ... Read More »

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