Category: Pakistan

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 […]

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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, […]

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Major Terrorist Attack Foiled in Quetta, 5 Suicide Bombers Killed

*** Terrorists mount in retaliation for killing of Balochistan LeJ chief Salman Badeni a day earlier. *** Outlawed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) terrorist group claim responsibility for the attack. *** Pakistan Army has already completed a 5km-long stretch of border fence near Panjpai area of Balochistan straddling Afghanistan. May 18, 2018 (DESPARDES/PKONWEB) — Five suicide bombers […]

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Nepal Army Chief Calls on Gen. Bajwa, Discuss Regional Security Situation

Earlier in March, Prime Minister Khakan Abbasi paid a rare two-day visit to Khatmandu May 16, 2018 (DESPARDES/PKONWEB) — Nepal’s Army Chief, Gen Rajendra Chhetri called on Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa at GHQ in Rawalpindi on Wednesday. According to Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), during the meeting matters of mutual […]

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VIDEO: This Person Says “WE NEED ONE NARRATIVE” on All Major Issues

IRSHAD SALIM (May 16, 2018) — On May 3rd, I attended the World Freedom Day event organized by Karachi Media Club — its president Mubasher Mir and General Secretary Manzar Naqvi says it’s a media think-tank focused on Karachi as its ground zero and the whole country in its outreach program. However, with outer contours […]

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Pakistan Appoints First Ever Visually Impaired Civil Judge

May 14, 2018 (DESPARDES/PKONWEB) –A law graduate with gold medal is all set to become the first ever visually challenged judge in Pakistan. Yousuf Saleem, who has LLB (Honors) degree from Punjab University had topped the written judiciary exam among six thousand five hundred candidates in 2014. His excellent academic record took him to the […]

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International Conference of News Agencies Kicks Off in Islamabad

May 13, 2018 (DESPARDES/PKONWEB) — The International Conference of News Agencies (ICNA) kicked off on Sunday in capital Islamabad. The conference, to be instrumental in promoting country’s soft image amongst comity of nations, include participants Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bulgaria, China, Egypt, Greece, Indonesia, Iran, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia and Turkey. […]

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Autumn in Pak-US Relations: US Diplomat Stopped From Flying Out After Court Order

May 13, 2018 (DESPARDES/PKONWEB) — Pakistan on Saturday barred a senior US diplomat accused of killing a Pakistani youth and injuring another from leaving the country following a court order, according to officials and local media. A special C130 plane from Bagram airbase in Afghanistan landed at Nur Khan airbase in Rawalpindi on Saturday morning […]

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Metro Bus Falls Into a Sinkhole on Newly Constructed Road in Multan

May 12, 2018 — A Metro bus feeder fell into a massive sinkhole on Multan’s Suraj Miani Road, ripping a gas pipeline which exploded. No one was hurt. The road near MDA roundabout had sunk due to the creation of 10-foot sinkhole. Local media report said it was a newly-constructed artery which was made over […]

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Pakistan Imposes Restrictions on US Diplomats in the Country

May 12, 2018 (DESPARDES/PKONWEB) — US diplomats in Pakistan would be facing restrictions from Friday under which they won’t be able to roam around without seeking permission from the authorities concerned. US diplomats in Pakistan are already prohibited from visiting high-security areas, such as the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata), to protect them against possible […]

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Policeman of Pakistan Origin Missed Out on Promotion Because of Racism

Zaheer Ahmed was repeatedly overlooked for promotion because of ethnicity; He’ll get payout after tribunal ruled he suffered race discrimination May 11, 2018 (DESPARDES/PKONWEB) — A police sergeant was overlooked for promotion in favor of ‘less experienced, less qualified, white’ officers because of his Pakistani ethnic origins, an employment tribunal in UK has ruled. Zaheer […]

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Pakistan Gets New Foreign Minister, Defense Minister Khurram Dastgir

Defense Minister Khurram Dastgir Khan was given the additional portfolio of Foreign Ministry on Friday May 12, 2018 (DESPARDES/PKONWEB) — Defense Minister Khurram Dastgir Khan has been appointed the country’s new foreign minister following the disqualification of his predecessor Khawah Asif, state-run Pakistan Television (PTV) reported on Friday. Khan, a senior parliamentarian from the northeastern […]

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Cryptocurrency ‘PakCoin’ Up By 60Pct Despite State Bank Ban

PakCoin founder ‘Abu Shaheer’ believes the move worked in the currency’s favor by exposing its name, so “more people got interested in it” May 11, 2018 — Just a month ago the State Bank of Pakistan banned cryptocurrencies, yet the value of Pakistan’s first and only cryptocurrency, PakCoin, has jumped by over 60% since then. […]

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