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Wednesday, March 28th, 2018

 

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 many qualities that is needed to be successful. Speaking about Imran, Akram had once told Gulf News: “Imran was instrumental for my success. But for him I wouldn’t have known how to bowl to someRead More


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 the Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) in recent years. Sales figures grew on the back of low level of inflation, interest rates, higher consumer lending, low oil prices and lifting of vehicles by investors for cabRead More


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 (PAC). The KLJ-7A AESA radar developed by the Nanjing Research Institute of Electronics Technology (NRIET) will be installed on the single-engined type, which is operated by the Pakistan air force, says NRIET’s head Hu MingchunRead More


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 receiving medical care in the U.S. According to reports, the Prime Minister was frisked during security procedure at the airport, a normal procedure after arrival of passengers on any international flight in the U.S. orRead More


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, a statement of the High Commission issued in London said. In view of their concerns on the situation in Kashmir, the High Commissioner gave them an update on human rights violations in the Indian OccupiedRead More


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 down and goes dead, unable to be recharged or resurrected. Respected and not-so-respected analysts, economic and political, are saying almost the same thing in their writings and TV discourses. One writer says: “One cannot agreeRead More


‘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 sum that Pakistani citizens hold in Swiss bank accounts. An estimated 4 to times this figure is speculated to be held as assets by Pakistanis abroad– both legally and through inappropriate means. In either case,Read More


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 official, who declined to be named due to briefing rules, was speaking after sources told Reuters last week the start-up had been pushed back to 2019 due to training delays. The reactor being built byRead More


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 Hassan, who had previously directed the hit serial Muqabil, Visaal showcases a story of intense love, friendship and betrayal, penned by famous writer Hashim Nadeem. Visaal is said to be an intriguing story with ZahidRead More


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 music and its power to bring people together,” said acting consul general John Warner. “Music allows us to experience the same emotions, no matter what language we speak, what color we are, the form ofRead More