From Russia With Love: Delegation Meets National Security Advisor Janjua

(PKONWEB Report) — A high level Russian delegation called on Pakistan’s National Security Adviser Lt. General (R) Nasser Khan Janjua in the capital Islamabad and offered military and technical cooperation in counterterrorism and cyber security stating these areas provide the strongest impetus to develop political, trade and economic relations between the two countries. Led by […]

Can Saudi Arabia Help Negotiate Peace in Afghanistan? The U.S. Hopes So

(PKONWEB Report) — Saudi Arabia has agreed to play a leading role in starting a new peace process in Afghanistan, part of the latest U.S.-led two-pronged strategy to find a political solution to America’s longest war while militarily scaling up efforts to force the Taliban to the negotiating table. The Department of Defense has said […]

NAB Recovers $2.75 Billion (Rs289B) ‘Embezzled Money’ From the Corrupt

(PKONWEB Report) — Chairman National Accountability Bureau Justice (r) Javed Iqbal said on Thursday the country’s accountability watchdog has deposited Rs 289 billion (US$2.75B equivalent at US$1=Rs105) in the national kitty after recovering embezzled monies from the corrupt. According to a communique issued by NAB, the chairman said a major chunk of the recovered monies […]

Envoy to U.S. Addresses Pakistan Business Community Group in New Jersey

With around 650,000 Pakistanis gainfully employed in the US, their yearly average individual remittance home has remained the highest. (DESPARDES/PKONWEB) — Pakistan Ambassador Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry addressed a community event in New Jersey Friday evening organized by Pakistani American Business Association of North America (PABANA). Dignitaries from Pakistani American businesses, Pakistani American youth, local government […]

Saudi Aramco Signs $10 Billion in Deals With U.S. Businesses including a Think Tank

(BE2C2) — Oil and gas field services companies and a think tank in the United States were among those involved in $10 billion in deals, the Saudi oil giant Aramco announced. Aramco took part in a bilateral business forum in New York City with chief executive officers from U.S. companies. Saudi Aramco President and CEO […]

Pakistan Successfully Test-Fires Indigenously Developed Submarine Launched Cruise Missile

(PKONWEB Report) — Pakistan on Thursday conducted another successful test fire of indigenously developed Submarine Launched Cruise Missile (SLCM). Called Babur, the missile has a range of 450 Kilometer and is capable of delivering various types of payloads, employing underwater controlled propulsion, advanced guidance and navigation features. Pakistan conducted another successful test fire of indigenously […]

‘Next War Between Rivals Will Be Cyber War, Country Stronger in Cyber Warfare Will Win’: Pak Experts

(PKONWEB Report) — National Security Adviser (NSA) Nasser Khan Janjua on Thursday emphasized the need to realize the gravity of cyber security threats, Radio Pakistan reported. He called upon experts to help the government secure cyber space. Speaking at a conference organized by the Pakistan Information Security Association (PISA) in Islamabad, Janjua said taking concrete […]

Senior U.S. Diplomat Visits Pakistan To Discuss Bilateral Ties, Fight Against Terrorism

A senior U.S. State Department official has arrived in Islamabad to discuss bilateral ties and Pakistan’s fight against terrorism, the State Department said in a statement. The senior official for the bureau of South and Central Asian affairs, Ambassador Alice Wells, who arrived in the Pakistani capital of Islamabad on March 28, will meet with […]

Wasim Akram Refutes Joining Any Political Party

Pakistan newspapers have reported that legendary left-arm pacer Wasim Akram is joining Imran Khan’s party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI). Speaking to Gulf News from Pakistan Akram said: “I do support Imran bhai (brother) but I haven’t joined any political party.” Akram considers Khan as one who helped him a lot in his career and taught him […]

Nissan to Re-Enter Pakistan Market By Producing Datsuns With Gandhara Motors

(BE2C2) — Nissan Motor Co. said Wednesday it will re-enter the Pakistan market in 2020 with a local production of its low-cost Datsun brand vehicles under a tie-up with a local partner. The announcement comes as country’s auto sector is said to be doing well. Auto sector has remained one of the best-performing sectors at […]

JF-17 to Get Chinese-Developed Radar Upgrade, Expected to Boost Export Prospects

(PKONWEB Report) — The China/Pakistan JF-17 Thunder jet fighter is to get an active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar– a world-class radar system that will substantially improve its combat capability and help boost its export prospects. The JF-17 is the mainstay fighter of the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) and is co-produced by Pakistan Aeronautical Complex […]

Media Overdrive Over PM Abbasi’s Private Visit to U.S. San Protocol

(PKONWEB Report) — Some Pakistani media went on overdrive on reports that Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi underwent routine security checks at New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport despite his status as a high-level diplomat– he had opted to declare his trip personal. Abbasi was on a private trip to visit his sister who is […]

Pakistan High Commissioner to UK Hosts British-Pakistanis to Lunch

Pakistan High Commissioner to the United Kingdom Syed Ibne Abbas on Wednesday hosted a group of British- Pakistani youth to a lunch at the British Parliament. A detailed exchange of views took place on encouraging a more proactive role of youth in the British society through focus on education and enhanced political and socio-economic participation, […]

Islamabad Insight: Why Not Reboot the System?

SHAHEEN SEHBAI — IN today’s technology-driven world, the first solution that is offered, if something stops working, is to reboot: the computer, laptop, the phone, tablet or the operating system. Why not try it with our political, economic and power structure, while we have some little time and the working machine does not completely shut […]

‘Black Economy Generating Undeclared Assets Home and Abroad’

(BE2C2 Report) — The country’s apex court has tasked a special committee to suggest ways to trace and retrieve assets from abroad in view of a suo motu notice on ill-gotten money of Pakistani citizens in foreign banks. Last year, the then Finance Minister Ishaq Dar had a figure of US$200 billion as an estimated […]

UAE’s First of Four Reactors for $24Bln Nuclear Plant to Produce Power in 2018

(BE2C2 Report) — The first of four nuclear reactors being built by KEPCO is part of $24.4 billion Barakah power plant in the UAE. The first reactor should start commercial operations this year, an official from South Korea, whose power company Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO) is building it, told Reuters on Tuesday. The Korean […]

Drama Serial Visaal Goes On Air From March 28

Karachi- Drama serial Visaal, a signature production of Big Bang Entertainment, spearheaded by Fahad Mustafa and Dr Ali Kazmi, is set to be aired from March 28, with Zahid Ahmed, Hania Aamir and Saboor Aly in leading roles. For sensational Hania Aamir, Visaal is her first ever major serial for ARY Digital. Directed by Ali […]

The Mary McBride Band Enthralls Karachiites With ‘Sounds of Kolachi’

Powerhouse American singer Mary McBride and her band enthralled music lovers with a pleasant medley of American favorites at the Pakistan-American Cultural Center (PACC) in Karachi on Monday. Mary McBride and her band are visiting Karachi for the third time at the invitation of the United States Consulate General in Karachi. “Tonight we are celebrating […]

Afghan Air Force Drops its First Laser-Guided Bomb to Take Out a Taliban Compound

(PKONWEB Report) — Afghan Air Force has dropped its first laser-guided bomb with the A-29 Super Tucano, using the GBU-58 Paveway to take out this Taliban compound in Farah. U.S. now is working to triple the size of the AAF “by 2023,” says Resolute Support’s director of future operations report Aviation Week. The Afghan Air […]

Pakistan Participating in Month-Long 23 Nations Gulf Shield Joint Exercise-1

(PKONWEB Report) — Pakistan Air Force’s JF-17 squadron and military personnel are participating in Gulf Shield Joint Exercise -1, a multinational land, sea and air exercise off the Arabian Gulf on the eastern board of Saudi Arabia that will last for one month– it kicked off on March 18. Comprising defense forces from 23 nations […]