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Saturday, May 19th, 2018


Ex-General Shahid Aziz Killed in Afghanistan; Family Denies

May 19, 2018 (DESPARDES/PKONWEB) — Lt General (r) Shahid Aziz – who also served as Director General of Military Operations (DGMO) and National Accountability Bureau (NAB) chairman – has been killed in Afghanistan some time ago, a local news outlet reported citing his family sources. Speaking to a local media outlet, however, Shahid Aziz’s son denied the reports that his father had been killed in Afghanistan. According to reports, Lt General (r) Shahid Aziz wanted to compensate for what he had done in favor of US troops, and therefore, heRead More

Islamabad Mulls $2 Billion Loan From ‘All-Weather Friend’ China –Due To Dwindling Reserves

Current account deficit has risen to US$12.03 billion in the first nine months (July 2017-March 2018) of FY2018, up by a staggering 51 per cent year-over-year, and stands at five per cent of the GDP — an 8-year high IRSHAD SALIM (May 19, 2018) — In the wake of rising current account deficit resulting in slashing of foreign currency reserves with every passing week and the FATF decision looming next month, Islamabad is looking towards its most trusted ally and “all-weather friend” China as the last available option for $1Read More

Pakistani Honor Roll Student Sabika Sheikh Among 10 Killed in Texas School Shooting

Adil Najam, the Dean of Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University and former Vice Chancellor, Lahore University of Management Sciences said, “10 more children dead. A child did the killing. A society hangs its head in shame. All will mourn. But there will be no Gun Control”. May 19, 2018 (DESPARDES/PKONWEB) — A Pakistani Honor Roll exchange student participating in the Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) program in the US, was one of the 10 people killed when a teenage classmate armed with a shotgun and aRead More

Top Chinese General From Military Commission Meets PAF Chief At Air Headquarters

General Zhang oversaw China’s lunar exploration and manned space projects during Xi Jinping’s first 5-year term as president. He’s also said to have been involved in Chinese drones project. May 18, 2018 (DESPARDES/PKONWEB) — General Zhang Youxia, Vice Chairman of Chinese Central Military Commission visited the Air Headquarters in Islamabad on Friday. On his arrival, the distinguished guest was received by Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan, Chief of the Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force. A smartly turnout contingent of Pakistan Air Force presented guard of honor to the distinguishedRead More

Pakistan-Born US Cricketer Wants to Represent Green Shirts

May 19, 2018 (DESPARDES/PKONWEB) — Quetta-born all-rounder Faisal Taj has became a sensation in the United States after performing exceptionally well at the franchise cricket league. Although he has become an integral part of USA team, the youngster is keen to represent Pakistan in the future. “I am keen to represent my country. I have contacted different PSL franchises to play for them and hopefully, I will get the chance to showcase my skills in next edition of PSL, where I might catch the eyes of the Pakistan Cricket Board,”Read More