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Pakistan becomes member state of UN Human Rights Council

Pakistan becomes member state of UN Human Rights Council

Pakistan won key election by securing seat on more than two thirds votes Pakistan has won a key membership of the United Nations Human Rights Council for the term 2018-20 in UN General Assembly. During election process, Pakistan secured more than the required two-third majority votes among five candidates from the Asia Pacific region against four seats serving for 3 ... Read More »

US, Turkey mutually suspend visa services as diplomatic row escalates

Turkish and US missions mutually restrict services to reconsider each other’s commitment The United States and Turkey has suspended their visa issuing services in each other’s countries after diplomatic tension emerged last week. The deepening diplomatic row sparked after U.S. mission employee in Istanbul was arrested on charges of having links to a cleric blamed for last year’s failed coup. ... Read More »

PIA to halt flights to US from October 31

PIA all set to induct Boeing 777 Aircraft to its fleet

PIA to cut jobs and discontinue flights to the United States due to financial losses Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has decided to discontinue its flights to United State, airline is no longer booking US flights through its reservation system after October 31. According to the media news, PIA had been incurring losses of up to Rs 1.25 billion annually due to its ... Read More »

Atleast 50 people killed in shooting at Las Vegas Music Festival

Atleast 50 people killed in shooting at Las Vegas Music Festival

The deadliest shooting left more than 400 hundred injured in Las Vegas, Nevada At least 50 people has been killed and hundreds wounded as a suspected person opened fire on music festival crowd at Las Vegas. According to the police authorities, a person identified as Stephen Paddock opened fire at an outdoor country music festival from the 32nd floor of ... Read More »

Earthquake killed more than 200 people in Mexico

Around 20 school kids had been found dead and more than 30 children are missing A powerful earthquake shook Mexico City and surrounding states killed at least 200 people and left many trapped under collapsed buildings. According to the official of the capital city Mexico, more than 200 people, including over 20 school children were killed after a deadly earthquake ... Read More »

Pakistan, US discuss military cooperation, efforts to combat the IED threat

Pakistan, US discuss military cooperation, efforts to combat the IED threat

Joint Improvised-Threat Defeat Organization Director visits Pakistan to advance U.S.-Pakistan cooperation ISLAMABAD – Pakistan and United States have discussed matters relating to training and military cooperation between the two countries. The discussion took place as Lieutenant General Michael Shields, Director of the Department of Defense’s Joint Improvised-Threat Defeat Organization (JIDO) led a four-member delegation on a three-day visit to Pakistan this week.  ... Read More »

Experts discuss Solutions to Pakistan’s Energy Needs at Energy Conference

USA sponsored Energy Conference brings together Energy Experts ISLAMABAD – Several experts gathered at an Energy Conference in Islamabad to find solutions to Pakistan’s energy needs. U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM) to Pakistan John Hoover inaugurated the International Conference on Sustainable Energy Technologies. The two-day conference is organized by the U.S – Pakistan Center for Advanced Studies in Energy ... Read More »

Hurricane Irma: 160mph superstorm winds and heavy rain hit Florida

Around 5.6 million people have been told to leave as the storm approaches Superstorm wind and heavy rain from Hurricane Irma’s outer bands began lashing Florida’s southern tip Saturday morning. Irma hit the Sabana-Camaguey Archipelago late on Friday, threatening nearby coastal towns and villages. According to Govt Rick Scott, in Florida around 5.6 million people, or 25% of the US ... Read More »

HBL to close New York operations as regulator seeks $630m penalty

HBL to close New York operations as regulator seeks $630m penalty

HBL got fined for “serious deficiencies” in its anti-money laundering programme spanning Pakistan’s largest private bank Habib Bank Limited announced to wind up its operations in New York after getting $630m penalty notice form United States regulatory department. According to the press release of State Bank Pakistan, HBL New York branch has received a notice of New York State Department of ... Read More »

Cross-border initiative launched in Kyrgyzstan to help save the snow leopard

Cross-border initiative launched in Kyrgyzstan to help save the snow leopard

UNDP, international partners launch cross-border initiative to help save the snow leopard The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) with other international partners has launched cross-border regional initiative in Bishkek to save the snow leopard. United Nation’s delegation and Kyrgyzstan discussed snow leopard protection issues and kicked off ecosystem forum in the Ala-Archa state residence near Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. President of Kyrgyzstan ... Read More »

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