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Monday, June 25th, 2018

 

Bahrain to Receive Sixteen F-16s Worth More Than $1 Billion

JUN 25, 2018: Lockheed Martin has been awarded a contract for F-16 production for the kingdom of Bahrain. The deal, announced Friday by the Department of Defense, is valued at more than $1.124 billion under the terms of a fixed-price-incentive-firm contract that enables Lockheed Martin to provide 16 F-16 V Block 70 aircraft, according to the Pentagon. The F-16 Fighting Falcon is a single-engine, multi-role fighter jet that is primarily used for air-to-air and air-to-surface missions, according to the U.S. Air Force. The Block 70 version of the aircraft isRead More


NAB Receives Bomb Threats, Completes Probe Against 179 Mega Corruption Cases

JUN 25, 2018: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) chairman, retired Justice Javed Iqbal, on Monday revealed that the anti-corruption watchdog had received threats that its headquarters would be blown up, DawnNewsTV reported. He said the threats had been received after the bureau initiated investigations in mega corruption scandals, but did not specify a time period. The chief of country’s top anti-corruption watchdog, who made the revelation during a visit to a bureau office in Lahore, asserted that NAB officials were not afraid and would continue to perform their duties withRead More


Shahbaz Begins Poll Campaign From Karachi–‘Gotham City’ In Search of ‘Spiderman’

IRSHAD SALIM (JUN 25, 2018): Former Punjab Chief Minister Mian Shahbaz Sharif arrived in Karachi today on a two-day visit to kick-start Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz’s (PML-N) election campaign from NA-249 Karachi West-II constituency vowing to be an ‘agent of change’ for the metropolis’ down and under neighborhoods facing basic needs and civic issues for decades. Addressing an event at the Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry in Karachi, the president of PML-N said,”Karachi is the nerve center of Pakistan” — a reality long ignored by partiesRead More


Ch. Shujaat: Intl Forces Influenced 2013 Polls, Have Made Inroads in Parties

JUN 25, 2018: Pakistan Muslim League-Q (PML-Q) President and former Prime Minister Ch. Shujaat Hussain has expressed grave concern over statement of the Secretary Election Commission to the Senate Standing Committee on Interior that international forces want to sabotage 2018 election and he is ready to give in-camera briefing about these dangers. On May 28, ECP Secretary Babar Yaqoob had stated, “We think that an effort will be made at an international level to sabotage the elections but it would not be appropriate to share details here. We are readyRead More


Renowned Pak Economist Dr Shahid Hassan Honored With Special Russian Award

JUN 25, 2018: Russia has honored renowned Pakistani economist Dr Shahid Hassan with a special award in recognition of his contribution towards betterment of friendly relations between the two countries. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov conferred the award on Dr Hassan on behalf of his government in a ceremony hosted by the Association of Pakistani Graduates from Russia & CIS in Islamabad on Sunday. Russian ambassador Alexey Yourivich Dedov was the chief guest while the National Security Advisor Nasser Khan Janjua was the guest of honor at the event. ARead More