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Tuesday, March 27th, 2018


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 Force has 12 A-29s, but will own a total of 25 by 2019. Afghan Air Force has dropped its first laser-guided bomb with the A-29 Super Tucano, using the GBU-58 Paveway to take out thisRead More

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 including USA, UK, Turkey and Malaysia, the multilateral exercise aims at maintaining security and stability in the GCC region and the neighboring countries. The exercise has been organized by the Ministry of Defense in theRead More

Marvia Malik: A Trendsetter as Pakistan’s First Transgender News Anchor

(IFTIKHAR RAHAT) — A 21-year-old journalist is making history in Pakistan by becoming the country’s first transgender news anchor. Pakistan’s social networks was humming following Marvia Malik’s first on-air appearance on March 23 and in the days since she’s gone viral across Facebook and Twitter, with many praising the move as progress for transgender rights in Pakistan. Marvia was of the opinion that much more is required to be done for improving the lives of Pakistan’s transgender community. She says she is confident and wants to prove that people fromRead More

For First Time in 70 Years, 2020 U.S. Census to Ask About Citizenship

The last census in 2010 put the U.S. population at nearly 309 million. A question about citizenship will be added to the 2020 Census, the U.S. Commerce Department said — a controversial tactic to enforce the Voting Rights Act. In December, the Justice Department asked the Census Bureau to reinstate the question on the census, which has not appeared since 1950. At the start of every decade, the bureau counts the total number of people in the United States — not the total number of citizens — to determine eachRead More

Sexual Abuse Where UN Chief Has No Jurisdiction To Act

THALIF DEEN— As sexual harassment charges in the UN system keep piling up, the UN Secretariat has a new administrative problem on its hands: accusations of sexual abuse in the New York office of the International Civil Service Commission (ICSC) whose members are elected by the 193-member General Assembly – but not answerable either to the Secretary-General or the President of the Assembly. So, the lingering question facing the UN remains ambivalent: is there an exception to the Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’ “zero tolerance policy” on sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA)Read More

FIA Report Reveals 824 Pak Bureaucrats Dual Nationals: ‘614 Have Declared, 210 Concealing It’

(PKONWEB Report) – The Supreme Court of Pakistan was informed on Monday that there were as many as 758 government officials holding dual nationality, that spouses of 824 officials are dual nationals, with 614 officials declaring the same and 210 officials concealing it but detected through different means. Moreover, the spouses of 98 officials are foreign nationals, and 21 officials had concealed the very fact. According to the report presented in the apex court by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), of those concealing their dual national status, 59 are servingRead More

Pak Army Chief in Brunei; What’s Behind the Sultanate’s New Defense Budget Hike?

(PKONWEB Report) — Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff, General Qamar Javed Bajwa who is on an official visit to Brunei Darussalam, met leadership of the country. The Army Chief met sultan of Brunei, Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Muizzaddin Waddaulah. Matters of mutual interest including bilateral defense cooperation and military to military ties between both the countries were discussed, according to ISPR press release. Gen Bajwa also met Deputy Defense Minister, Maj Gen Dato Paduka Seri Haji Awang Halbi bin Mohd Yussof (Retd). Later the Pak Army Chief met military leadership ofRead More

U.S., Pakistan Strongly Condemn Houthi Missile Attacks on Saudi Arabia

(PKONWEB Report) — The The United States of America and Pakistan strongly condemned the dangerous Houthi missile attacks aimed at several cities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on Sunday night. One person was killed after seven missiles were fired from Yemen by the Houthi rebels, CNN reported. The missiles were fired at four targets, including the capital city of Riyadh, and all were intercepted and destroyed, said Saudi coalition forces spokesman Col. Turki al-Maliki in a statement. Fragments from the intercepted missiles killed an Egyptian resident, the statement added.Read More