Sindh Assembly Speaker Nabbed By NAB, PM Khan Reviews Anti-Money Laundering Crive

PKONWEB Report (Islamabad) — The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Wednesday arrested Sindh Assembly Speaker Agha Siraj Durrani considered very close to PPP Co-Chairperson and former president Asif Ali Zardari. According to Geo News TV, the influential Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader was taken into custody from a local hotel here. He is accused of […]

Transformational Trends In Info Ministry: Could Generate Savings Worth Rs3.9 Billion

The tri-directional transformation of the info ministry—first of its kind in the government, can be considered a qualitative as well as a quantitative attempt–if successful, would be a leap forward. PKONWEB Report (Islamabad) — We went through some readily available data and information already existing in the public domain, while concurrently tracking and analyzing the […]

Visits, Investments: Turkish President, Malaysian PM Expected Next Month

PKONWEB Report (Islamabad) –Two important state dignitaries are likely to visit Pakistan in the coming month weeks after Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman’s paid a historical visit Islamabad and announced the kingdom will invest more than $21 billion in the country. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is expected to arrive in Islamabad on an […]

Saudi Crown Prince Ordering Release of 2,100 Pakistani Prisoners ‘Bigger Takeaway Than $21B Investment’

MBS also reiterated his faith in the country’s leadership. “There is great leadership here to put Pakistan in the right position. We can see it happening.” PKONWEB Report (Islamabad) — Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman on Monday orderering the release of more than 2,100 prisoners in the kingdom, with their ongoing plight proving […]

Pulwama Fallout: Fear Grips Muslim Kashmiris Across India, Dozens Targeted

PKONWEB Report (Dubai) — While the Pulwama attack in Indian-administered Kashmir on Thursday left more than 44 security personnel dead and scores injured, it also evoked fear and insecurity among Muslims living in Kashmir and the Kashmiri Muslims living across India. Following the attack, the Indian government withdrew the security of five Kashmiri leaders and […]

‘Sabotage’ Possible Reason For Satellite Launch Failures, Says Iran

PKONWEB Report (New York/Dubai) — Iran’s bid to launch a second satellite in the past two months has failed, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said in an interview with NBC News published on Friday. Zarif said sabotage by the U.S. is a possible reason. Iran’s effort to launch a satellite last month also failed. […]

After 180 Days Of Firefighting, Garnering Loans and Grants, PTI Govt Attracts Huge Investments

Perception management amid an unfriendly media miffed by curtailment in massive government advertisements as part of PTI government’s austerity drive, appears to be the Achilles’s heel. PKONWEB Report (Islamabad) — The Chinese government has promised a grant of $1 billion for education, health, vocational training, drinking water and poverty alleviation projects over the next three […]

The ‘Pulwama Attack’ In Occupied Kashmir: False Flag Op Suspected

PKONWEB Report (Islamabad) — Around 140 fighter jets and attack helicopters as well as a large range of missiles were used by the Indian Air Force in the firepower demonstration close to the border with Pakistan that came two days after the Pulwama attack in occupied Kashmir and was planned in advance. According to reports, […]

India’s High-Speed Train Breaks Down a Day After its Launch

NEW DELHI: India’s first semi-high speed train broke down Saturday after colliding with a cow on the tracks, a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the new passenger service. The Vande Bharat Express, touted as India’s fastest train and built under the Modi government’s flagship “Make in India” program, made its first journey Friday […]

Gulf Arab States Defense Spending to Top $111 Billion By 2023

PKONWEB Report (New York) — Defense spending by the Gulf ‘s Arab states is expected to rise to more than $111 billion by 2023, driven by regional security dynamics and localized military initiatives by Saudi Arabia and the UAE, says a report by Jane’s. Military expenditure in the Gulf will increase from $82.33 billion in […]

French Professionals of Pakistani Origin Vow to Support Pakistan

PKONWEB Report (Paris) — French professionals of Pakistani origin working in the fields of banking, finance, information technology, energy, law and construction in France pledged their full support to the Government of Pakistan’s initiatives for the socio-economic development of the country. These high net-worth professionals were briefed on new government initiatives recently launched, including Pakistan […]

Former Coca-Cola Scientist Accused of Stealing Trade Secrets to Form Chinese Beverage Rival

The U.S. government suspects the program – and others set up by China like it — is just a ruse to entice scientists to hand over secrets and expertise they pick up while working in America. A Chinese-born scientist formerly employed by Coca-Cola is now accused of trying to steal trade secrets from companies reportedly […]

Trump to Declare ‘Emergency’ to Fund US-Mexico Border Wall

PKONWEB Report (New York) — President Donald Trump will sign a border security bill to avert another government shutdown, but also declare a national emergency to try to obtain funds for his promised US-Mexico border wall. Trump will appear in the White House Rose Garden at 10 am ET Friday to sign the compromise funding […]

Iran expresses desire to boost trade, join CPEC

Iranian government also wishes to boost bilateral trade with Pakistan up to $5 billion. PKonweb Report (Islamabad) — Iran has expressed its desire to become part of the multi-billion dollar China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) which is ideally located at the node of Central and South Asia and poised to provide ‘cross-continental-connectivity’ among regional states. The […]

17 Million Households Could Benefit If $360M Gas Theft Is Checked

PKONWEB Report (Islamabad) — Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday ordered a countrywide crackdown against natural gas theft, saying the locally produced fuel worth Rs50 billion ($357 million) was being stolen annually. The premier’s action comes as the country’s onshore natural gas production–mainly in Sindh province, has been declining after years of under-investment, leading to […]

Iran’s Oil Revenues Increase by Almost 50% Despite Trump Sanctions

Standard Chartered sees Brent rising much farther, averaging as high as $74 per barrel this year, before averaging as high as $83 per barrel in 2020. PKONWEB Report (New York) — Tehran’s revenue from oil exports in the first nine months of the current Iranian year — which runs from 21 March 2018 to 20 […]

Indian Army Begin Deploying Deadly Sniper Rifles in Occupied Kashmir

PKONWEB Report (Islamabad) — The Indian Army (IA) will soon begin inducting two new types of bolt-action sniper rifle for use along the line of control (LOC) in the disputed mountainous region of Kashmir. Indian sources told Jane’s Weekly that 24 new deadly sniper rifles were recently acquired as an “emergency purchase” following sustained sniping […]

Naltar Valley Skiing Could Lead to Winter Sport in Pakistan (Video)

A lot of credit for the rapid increase in tourism and traveling goes to publicity of different tourist spots through the internet, specially social media. PKONWEB Report (ISLAMABAD) — The government aims to monetize tourism (including religious tourism) which could also lead to Pakistan becoming one of the hubs of winter sports. Enabling environment exists […]

Schools Are Not Meant For Profiteering: Justice Gulzar

PKONWEB Report (Islamabad) — Justice Gulzar Ahmed on Monday remarked that schools are not meant for profiteering and that private schools can be closed or nationalized. Justice Gulzar’s remarks came as he headed a three-judge Supreme Court bench which heard a contempt of court case against two private schools in the capital. During the hearing, […]