Category: Pakistan

Billionaire Shahid Khan Submits 1 Billion Pound Bid For Wembley Stadium

April 27, 2018 (DESPARDES/PKONWEB) — Pakistani-American billionaire Shahid Khan, the owner of NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars, has submitted a bid to purchase the iconic Wembley Stadium in London. “I promise Wembley WILL still be the cradle of English football,” said Khan after he made an £950million offer to the UK’s Football Association. Khan, who nursed a […]

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Pakistan, India to Participate in Joint Military Exercise, a First Since 1947

April 26, 2018 (DESPARDES/PKONWEB) — In a first, Pakistan and India will participate in a joint military exercise in August this year as part of Shanghai Cooperation Organization’s (SCO) multi-nation joint counter-terrorism drill. The two neighbors have never participated in any military exercise jointly since partition in 1947– their relations remain tangential over Kashmir dispute. […]

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Foreign Affairs Minister Khawaja Asif Disqualified As Parliamentarian For Non-Disclosure Of Gainful Employment With UAE Firm

— Opposition Leader in the Senate and veteran politician Sherry Rehman has demanded Asif resign as the country’s Foreign Minister, following the ruling. — The country’s apex court recently ruled that parliamentarians disqualified over Article 62(1)(f) clause of the Constitution will be ineligible to contest elections or hold party office for life. April 26, 2018 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Referendum Proof PIA Workers Won’t Accept Its Sell-Off: Rabbani

April 22, 2018 (DESPARDES/PKONWEB: Sen. Raza Rabbani, the former chairman of Senate and a leader of Pakistan Peoples Party while addressing a press conference on Saturday in Karachi, said it had been proved after the victory of the Peoples Unity in the referendum of the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) that workers were against the privatization […]

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Pakistan Daal Consumption Declines Sharply, Meat Consumption Rises

By RIAZ HAQ: Pakistan’s per capita daal (pulse, lintel) consumption has sharply declined to about 7 kg/person from about 15 Kg/person in 2000, according to data released by Food and Agriculture Organization and reported in Pakistani media. Meat has replaced Daal as the main source of protein with per capita meat consumption rising from 11.7 […]

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China, Russia Replacing U.S. as Pakistan’s Major Arms Suppliers

KEY POINTS: US Arms Deliveries to India Has Grown by 557 Percent During the Period 2008 and 2017; A Chinese defense analyst says there is no military alliance between China and Pakistan, but “China’s arms exports to Pakistan are a powerful weapon to safeguard the South Asian country’s military sovereignty.”. (DESPARDES/PKONWEB) — As the Trump […]

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In Pakistan, Social Media Usage is Male Dominated, Females Lag Behind (Infographics)

Socializing isn’t all that Pakistanis do online. They are using digital technologies to make money and contribute to the country’s foreign reserves. An April 2017 report noted that online freelancing in Pakistan has grown to $1 billion. (BE2C2) — The latest digital ecosystem report by ‘We Are Social and ‘Hootsuite’ reveals some fascinating insights about […]

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Imran Outs, Ousts 20 Party Members Who ‘Sold Votes’ in Senate Polls

(DESPARDES/PKONWEB) — Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan on Wednesday publicly outed 20 party members and allies for “participating in horse trading” during the Senate elections last month. Khan announced the party was taking action against these members and allies. These individuals will be given a chance to explain before their names are forwarded to the […]

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Renowned Turkish Company Caykur Opens Tea Factory in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

“Although Pakistanis consume a lot of tea, they are importing tea; the idea of opening a factory came from Pakistan itself..” (BE2C2) — Turkey’s state-run tea company opened a factory in northern Pakistan on Monday with the aim to create niche for itself in the country’s very high growth-oriented tea consuming market. According to official […]

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Pakistan Investment Seminar in Riyadh Aims to Attract Saudi Investors, Entrepreneurs

(BE2C2) — Pakistan’s Board of Investment (BOI) in association with the embassy and its commercial section in Riyadh is holding a day-long seminar at the Council of Saudi Chamber of Commerce in Kingdom’s capital. Mr. Naeem Y. Zamindar, Minister of Sate/Chairman Pakistan Board of Investment is leading a 35-member delegation of prominent businessmen and public […]

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CPEC Connectivity: Pakistan To Be Linked With World’s Fastest Internet Service

(BE2C2) — China is linking Pakistan with a new submarine cable system in order to provide one of the fastest internet services in the world. The latest initiative dovetails the $44m fiber optic cable being laid between Pakistan and China as part of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor net connectivity infrastructure. Named PEACE (Pakistan East […]

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Supreme Court Removes Politician from PEMRA Chairman Selection Committee

(DESPARDES/PKONWEB) — The Supreme Court of Pakistan has removed State Minister for Information Marriyum Aurangzeb from a committee constituted to select the head of Pakistan Media Regulation Authority (PEMRA). The decision was taken on Monday during a court hearing related to media and PEMRA matters. The media commission case is based on petitions filed by […]

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