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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

Careem Admits to Data Breach, Affects 14 million Customers in Pakistan, MENA, Turkey

April 24, 2018 — A cyber-attack on Dubai-based ride sharing platform Careem has resulted in the theft of personal data of up to 14 million people in Pakistan, the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey. The company said it detected the attack on January 14 but added that it has “no evidence of fraud or […]

Poets, Sufis, Laborers Represent Pakistan, Not Extremists: Seminar on Nationalism & Pakistaniat

April 24, 2018 (DESPARDES/PKONWEB): Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee General Zubair Mahmood Hayat Monday said extremists did not represent Pakistan rather poets, Sufis, laborers, workers, and others were its true representatives. Pakistan did not belong to a single person or institution as it was the country of every one, he said while addressing a […]

Iran Considers Currency Swaps With Turkey to Ease Trade, Banking Transactions

** Iran’s exports to Turkey during first nine months of 2017 amounted to around $5.84 billion, 75.7% more year over year. In return, Turkey exported $2.31 billion worth of goods, compared to $3.81 billion in the corresponding period of previous year, indicating about 65% decline. ** Iran and Turkey are said to have recognized the […]

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 […]

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 […]