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 […]