PIA flight with 47 on board crashes on its way to Islamabad

PIA flight with 47 on board crashes on its way to Islamabad

Islamabad, Dec. 7 (NIA) - A Pakistan International Airline, with 47 on board, crashed on the way to Islamabad from Chitral on Wednesday. Global aviation watchdog Aviation Herald, quoted in local media reports said that PK-661 crashed near Abbottabad, in a mountainous part of Pakistan, due to engine problems. Laiq Shah, a senior police official in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province,...

11 people killed and 75 others injured in Karachi hotel fire

11 people killed and 75 others injured in Karachi hotel fire

Karachi, December 5 (AFP): At least 11 people were killed and 75 others injured when a huge fire erupted at Karachi's Regent Plaza hotel early Monday, police and a doctor said. The blaze broke out in the kitchen located at the ground floor of the four-star hotel located on the city's Shahrah-i-Faisal, and swept through the building, trapping scores of...

Afghan President rejects Pakistan’s US$ 500 million aid package

Afghan President rejects Pakistan’s US$ 500 million aid package

Amritsar, December 4 (NIA): Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has said that his country rejects the US$ 500 million aid given by Pakistan for “development” and says it should be spent on curbing cross-border terrorism which, according to him, is being fomented by Pakistan. Speaking at the Sixth Heart of Asia ministerial conference here on Sunday, Ghani said: "We need to...

Build on commonalities between Indians and Pakistanis, urges Pakistan navy chief

Build on commonalities between Indians and Pakistanis, urges Pakistan navy chief

Colombo, December 4 (NIA): The Pakistan Navy chief, Adm. Syed Arifullah Hussaini, has said that Pakistan and India should recognize and build on the many commonalities between Pakistanis and Indians as looking at “positives” will help the two countries shed mutual animosity. In an interview to Ceylon Today on the sidelines of Galle Dialogue 2016, an International Maritime Conference held...

Sri Lanka to buy Chinese Xian Y20 military cum civil transport planes: Prime Minister Wickremesinghe

Sri Lanka to buy Chinese Xian Y20 military cum civil transport planes: Prime Minister Wickremesinghe

Hong Kong, December 4 (South China Morning Post): Sri Lanka will buy Xian Y20 military-cum civil transport planes from China and seek its help in transforming its failed Hambantota port into a hub comparable with Shenzhen, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe told Debashish Roychowdhury of This Week in Asia. “I have travelled around in some of the Chinese transport planes we have. They...

Pakistan has a drinking problem

Pakistan has a drinking problem

Karachi, December 3 (New York Times): — Pakistan was recently mesmerized by a bottle of Scotch whisky. On Oct. 30, as hundreds of supporters of the opposition party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (P.T.I.) were making their way to the capital Islamabad, with the declared intent of shutting down the city, the police searched the car of a P.T.I. politician and discovered a bottle...

Trump says he’s ready to help Pakistan solve its problems

Trump says he’s ready to help Pakistan solve its problems

Islamabad, December 2 (Agencies): US president-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday told Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif that he is ready to play any role desired by Pakistan to resolve the country’s outstanding problems. Trump made the remarks when Sharif telephoned the president-elect and congratulated him on his victory in the US election. “I am ready and willing to play any role...

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