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Pakistani-American doctor honoured with prestigious US award

Pakistani-American doctor honoured with prestigious US award

Dr Adil Haider joins the ranks of seven US presidents, several world leaders and two Nobel Prize winners with the award. A Pakistani-American trauma surgeon in the United States has been awarded one of the country’s most prestigious awards for immigrants “The Ellis Island Medal of Honour” in recognition for his expertise in the field and his service to those ... Read More »

Naval Chief Admiral Zakaullah conferred US Legion of Merit

Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah Conferred with “US Legion of Merit” by US Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Johan Richardson.

United States lauds professionalism of Pakistan Navy in maritime security. United States Chief of Naval Operations Admiral John Richardson conferred the US Legion of Merit (Degree of Commander) award on Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah, who is on an official visit to the US, in a full honours ceremony held at the US Navy Yard. During his ... Read More »

Storm Stella wreaks havoc in United States northeast

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Snow blanketed the streets, flights cancelled, schools closed and traffic became jammed as Storm Stella hits US A massive winter storm has hit much of the Northeast as New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania declare states of emergency. Winter storm Stella shut down schools, government offices and public transportation systems and cancelled thousands of flights across the country. The ... Read More »

Pakistan Private Investment Initiative invests Rs15.6b in Pakistan’s SME sector

USAID Mission Director Mr. John Groarke, Representative of Pakistan Catalyst Fund Mr. Asad Shafqat and Representative of Abraaj Pakistan Fund Mr. Nayyer Hussein and Mr. Ali Saigol of the Baltoro Growth Fund at the USAID’s Pakistan Private Investment Initiative at a year of progress event.

USAID’s Pakistan Private Investment Initiative is helping local investment firms to support the SME sector to grow and thrive ISLAMABAD – The U.S. government is investing Rs 15.6 billion in Pakistan’s dynamic small and medium-sized business in partnership with three investment funds under the Pakistan Private Investment Initiative (PPII) programme. Pakistan Private Investment Initiative (PPII), a program of the U.S. ... Read More »

Pakistan remains largest host donor to United Nation WFP for fourth consecutive year

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

Pakistan donated 174,000 metric tonnes of wheat in 2016 and is the largest host donor to World Food Programme Pakistan is the largest United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) host donors worldwide for the past four years. Pakistan, increased its contributions of wheat to World Food Programme (WFP), according to the disclosed statistic from WFP authorities Pakistan contributing total 50,000 metric ... Read More »

Google, Apple, Facebook and other tech giants oppose Trump’s travel ban

Google, Apple, Facebook and other tech giants oppose Trump’s travel ban

Tech giants including Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Netflix draft letter highlights how immigration supports entrepreneurship and corporate America Top American companies and technology giants, including Google, Apple, Microsoft, Facebook, Uber and Stripe, have co-authored a draft letter formally opposing Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration, arguing that “a blanket suspension is not the right approach”. More than 30 CEOs ... Read More »

Donald Trump sworn in as 45th US president

Donald Trump has been officially sworn in as the 45th president of the United States

Donald Trump becomes 45th president as protests against his inauguration turn violent in Washington, DC. Donald Trump took power as the 45th president of the United States on Friday and pledged to end what he called an “American carnage” of rusted factories and crime in an inaugural address. The inauguration took place outside US Capitol in Washington, DC, on Friday, ... Read More »

Romania exporting weapons to U.S. Saudi Arabia, others

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United States and Saudi Arabia are now leading importers of Romanian-produced weapons and military equipment BUCHAREST, Jan. 7, 2017 — The United States and Saudi Arabia have emerged as leading importers of Romanian-produced weapons and other military equipment. According to a report published in Romania Insider in the first nine months of 2016, the U.S. imported weapons and military equipment produced ... Read More »

Tesla is powering an entire island in American Samoa with solar energy

Tesla is powering an entire island in American Samoa with solar energy

The island of Ta’u, located more than 400 miles off the coast of the Western U.S., is now entirely powered by solar energy, thanks to Tesla and SolarCity. Tesla and SolarCity, the recently merged companies announced a major solar project without taking more time, where they will be powering an entire island with solar energy. The island of Ta’u in ... Read More »

Powerful earthquake of 7.8 magnitude struck coast of southern Chile

Once again powerful earthquake of 7.8 magnitude struck coast of southern Chile

Tsunami alert was issued from US Geological Survey, after quake hits island Chile A magnitude 7.7 earthquake occurred off the coast of southern Chile Sunday, 40 km (about 25 miles) southwest of Puerto Quellon, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. According to initial reports, no casualties have been reported however around 4,000 people have been displaced from their homes yet ... Read More »

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