Anti State Agenda, Engineered Protests Won’t Be Allowed: Army Chief Bajwa

(PKONWEB) — Pakistan Army Chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa said on Thursday that “engineered protests” would not be allowed to reverse the gains of counterterrorism operations and cautioned the nation against forgetting sacrifices of “real heroes”. Gen Bajwa was speaking to notables in Peshawar and at an investiture ceremony at the General Headquarters in Rawalpindi. […]

Annual Qarlasht Festival Kicks Off in Chitral–Pakistan’s Northernmost Tourist Resort (PICS)

In order to encourage youth to take part in healthy activities the DC Chitral personally undertook rock climbing. (DESPARDES/PKONWEB) — A four-day festival kicked off on Thursday in Chitral, the northernmost part of Pakistan in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. Chitral, the largest district of KP, shares border with Gilgit-Baltistan to the east, with Kunar, Badakshan and […]

Turkey Stops Thousands of Human Traffickers, Along With Illegal Immigrants

Europe chose “prevention of migration” while Turkey chose “management of migration.” (DESPARDES/PKONWEB) — Turkey’s Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu said Thursday that security forces last year captured 4,500 human smugglers profiting from illegal immigrants seeking access to Europe via Turkey. A favorite destination for migrants aspiring to reach EU countries, Turkey–bridge to Europe, has intercepted more […]

U.S. Navy Awards Contract To Boeing For Standoff Land Attack Missiles For Saudi Arabia

(DESPARDES/PKONWEB) — Boeing has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Navy for standoff land attack missiles to support Saudi Arabia, a major ally for the US in the Middle East region. The deal, announced Tuesday by the Department of Defense, is valued at more than $64 million under the terms of a cost-plus-incentive-fee contract. […]

Pakistan Envoy to Saudi Thanks OIC Secy Gen For Statement On Kashmir Violence

(PKONWEB) — The Pakistani Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Khan Hasham bin Saddique called on Secretary General Dr. Yousaf A. Al-Othaimeen on Wednesday at the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) secretariat in Jeddah. Amb. Saddique thanked the Secretary General for his statement on recent violence by the Indian forces against innocent Kashmiris and for condemning the […]

Trump Directs Advisers to Consider Return to 12-Nation Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)

(BE2C2) — President Donald Trump on Thursday called on his advisers to weigh a return to the Trans-Pacific Partnership after scrapping the trade deal when he assumed the presidency. Trump directed U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and economic adviser Larry Kudlow to determine whether the United States could achieve a better trade deal between the […]

After Maria Sharapova, US Comedian Jeremy McLellan Says He Doesn’t know who Sachin Tendulkar Is

Australian journalist Dennis Freedman got American Comedian Jeremy McLellan on his show to discuss what he says Pakistan, cricket, spy pigeons and make jokes. Jeremy McLellan is a stand up comedian and Freedman is a funny guy who has already won our hearts by incessantly trolling Indian cricket fans though he wouldn’t admit he means […]

Amnesty: Chasing “Billions of Hidden Assets” Vs. “Trillion Dollar Net Worth Potential” of Overseas Pakistanis

(BE2C2 Report); IRSHAD SALIM — Some 9 million Pakistanis are now abroad and in two different broad categories: Pakistanis working overseas mostly in the Middle East (NICOP card holders), and those who have switched citizenship or hold dual nationality, and are living and working abroad over the years (Pakistani Diaspora holding POC cards). Almost 99 […]

UN Tells Private Enterprise Leaders “Business As Usual Won’t Work”.

WILL HIGGINBOTHAM—As global citizens face an array of issues from unemployment to discrimination, affecting their livelihoods and potential, a UN agency called upon businesses to employ a new, sustainable, and inclusive model that benefits all. Business leaders from around the world convened at the United Nation’s 2018 Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) partnership forum to […]

Asian Dev Bank Sees Afghan Need For Private Investment to Stimulate Recovery

The Asian Development Bank is supporting electric connections between three central Asian countries, a project that could be a net gain for Afghanistan. (BE2C2) — The Asian Development Bank–a potential energy player in the region, said Wednesday that Afghanistan needs more investments to stimulate recovery. The ADB expects the Afghan economy is stalled out at […]

Happy 8th Wedding Anniversary of Sania Mirza And Shoaib Malik

It has been eight years since Indo-Pak’s favorite couple, Sania Mirza and Shoaib Malik tied the knot, and all this time the two have really stood by each other. Mirza, an ace tennis player from India, married Malik, top cricketer from Pakistan, on April 12, 2010. The couple soon became eye-candy of millions of fans […]