Month: April 2018

Billionaire Shahid Khan Submits 1 Billion Pound Bid For Wembley Stadium

April 27, 2018 (DESPARDES/PKONWEB) — Pakistani-American billionaire Shahid Khan, the owner of NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars, has submitted a bid to purchase the iconic Wembley Stadium in London. “I promise Wembley WILL still be the cradle of English football,” said Khan after he made an £950million offer to the UK’s Football Association. Khan, who nursed a […]

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Kashmir Solution Lies Not With U.N., But With India, Pakistan and Kashmiris

By MOHAMMED AZHAR ALI KHAN: United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says that the United Nations is following developments in Kashmir “closely” – presumably the ceasefire violations in Kashmir by Indian and Pakistani forces and the unrest in Indian Kashmir. But the solution lies not with the United Nations – which arranged a cease-fire in 1949 […]

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Pakistan, India to Participate in Joint Military Exercise, a First Since 1947

April 26, 2018 (DESPARDES/PKONWEB) — In a first, Pakistan and India will participate in a joint military exercise in August this year as part of Shanghai Cooperation Organization’s (SCO) multi-nation joint counter-terrorism drill. The two neighbors have never participated in any military exercise jointly since partition in 1947– their relations remain tangential over Kashmir dispute. […]

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Foreign Affairs Minister Khawaja Asif Disqualified As Parliamentarian For Non-Disclosure Of Gainful Employment With UAE Firm

— Opposition Leader in the Senate and veteran politician Sherry Rehman has demanded Asif resign as the country’s Foreign Minister, following the ruling. — The country’s apex court recently ruled that parliamentarians disqualified over Article 62(1)(f) clause of the Constitution will be ineligible to contest elections or hold party office for life. April 26, 2018 […]

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Bangladesh Receives First LNG Shipment From Qatar

Liquefied natural gas could allay energy security concerns in the country, but finance issues could leave the country leaning toward coal. April 26, 2018 (BE2C2) — Bangladesh docked its first LNG cargo at a floating terminal less than a year after financing was secured, bolstering energy security, analysis finds. The super-cooled liquid gas was sent […]

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Chaos Order and Pakistaniat: Rooftop View

IRSHAD SALIM: In mid March, an Islamabad-based Think Tank called Pakistan Institute for Conflict and Security Studies launched a nationwide campaign themed “Nationalism & Pakistaniat”. The PICSS flyer said “through seminars, conferences, roundtables, interactive sessions and other tools of advocacy it seeks to help the Pakistani youth in comprehending the true concept of ‘Pakistaniat’ with […]

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China, UAE Ink Deal To Open ‘Belt and Road’ Exchange in Abu Dhabi

It’s another big step for the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI); Investors and businesses seeking to tap into Beijing’s flagship project under BRI — the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) — could become its first beneficiaries, observers say. April 25, 2018 (BE2C2) — China’s largest securities exchange, the Shanghai Stock Exchange agreed a deal in principle […]

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Russia Keen to Expand Military Ties with Pakistan, Top Military Official Tells Gen Bajwa

“Pakistan would continue to play its part to keep conflicts away from the region and seek approaches which bring regional convergences into play rather than divergences” April 24, 2018 — Russia’s military chief says Pakistan was geostrategically an important country and Moscow is keen to expand its existing military-to-military cooperation– a significant development at a […]

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Pakistan Navy Releases Images of Zarb Coastal Defense System

April 24, 2018 — The Pakistan Navy (PN) has released one of the first images of its Zarb land-based anti-ship cruise missile (ASCM) system (also known as the Zarb Weapon System) being test-launched. In the April issue of its Navy News magazine, the PN published a photograph of the Zarb ASCM being fired from an […]

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Sania Mirza, Shoaib Malik Announce First Pregnancy in Real Sporty Fashion

April 24, 2018 — Indian tennis star Sania Mirza and Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik announced on Monday the couple is expecting their first child. The sports couple posted a picture on their Twitter accounts of a baby vest and a feeding bottle between two T-shirts bearing their names. It was accompanied by the hashtag #BabyMirzaMalik. […]

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2018 Elections: Caretaker Govt and Race for Electables

There is a myth that the electables need political parties; but the fact of the matter is that it is the other way round, as to form government, political parties need winning candidates. By MOHAMMAD JAMIL: PRESENT government’s tenure ends on May 31, 2018, and Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi will ask the President to […]

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World War II Navajo Code Talker Dies at 92

April 24, 2018 — A Navajo tribe Code Talker who used his native language to confound the Japanese in World War II has died. The Navajo Nation says Roy Hawthorne Sr. died Saturday. He was 92. Hawthorne enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps at 17 and became part of a famed group of Navajos who […]

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Why Aramco IPO Won’t Happen Until 2019–at the Earliest

A $1.5 Trillion Aramco IPO Could Transform Global Stocks April 22, 2018 (Irshad Salim): The debate over which international stock exchange should be the venue for listing Saudi Aramco–the world’s most valuable company, has yet to be resolved while the timing of the initial public offering (IPO) appears to have been somewhat narrowed down. The […]

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PM Abbasi Receives a Book on ‘Subject of Great Importance and Relevance’

“The Golden Age of Andalusia can be attributed to knowledge. This legacy continues to have a positive impact on Andalusians even today.” By AKBAR AHMED: Last month, while collecting my mail in routine I received an extraordinary surprise – a personal letter from Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi. In February, courtesy of the Pakistan Embassy […]

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Toy Drone Shot Down Over Restricted Area in Riyadh

April 22, 2018 — Saudi police shot down an unidentified remote-controlled drone Saturday night after it was detected flying over a restricted area in capital Riyadh without a security clearance. The drone, believed to be a toy, was intercepted by officers at Al Khuzama police station, a spokesperson for the Riyadh Police Department said. The […]

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