Pakistan to sell Turkey 52 Super Mushshak training aircraft.

Pakistan to sell Turkey 52 Super Mushshak training aircraft.

Karachi, November 23 (Dawn/APP/Radio Pakistan): Pakistan on Tuesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the sale of 52 Pakistan-made Super Mushshak trainer aircraft. Pakistan’s Defence Production Minister Rana Tanveer Hussain confirmed the deal at the 9th International Defense Exhibition and Seminar (IDEAS-2016) in Karachi. Hussain further said that all MoUs being signed with other countries contain a clause that guarantees...

Pakistan can’t control terrorism as it is “hard-wired” into its society and polity, says former Indian National Security Advisor

New Delhi, November 22 (NIA): Former Indian Foreign Secretary and National Security Advisor, Shivshankar Menon, says in his just published book Choices: Inside the Making of India’s Foreign Policy, that Pakistan will not be able to control terrorism because terrorism is “hard-wired” into its society and politics. “I am not so sure that it’s any longer within Pakistan’s capacity to...

Indian actress Deepti Gupta says Pakistani teledramas have a poetic story telling style

Indian actress Deepti Gupta says Pakistani teledramas have a poetic story telling style

New Delhi, November 21 (Indian Express): Indian actress Deepti Gupta, who has worked in a number of Pakistani dramas including Neeyat, Malaal, Ijaazat and Ishq Junoon Deewangi says that unlike Indian serials, Pakistani tele-dramas have a poetic story telling style which had given her full scope to display her talent. One has heard of Pakistani stars working in Indian films, but how did Deepti, an Indian,...

Pakistan witnessed a rash of hangings after moratorium on capital punishment was lifted last year

Pakistan witnessed a rash of hangings after moratorium on capital punishment was lifted last year

Lahore, November 20 (NIA): As many as 200 Pakistani convicts had been executed between December 2015, when executions were resumed after a seven year moratorium, and June 2016, available data reveal. According to Express Tribune between January and June 2016, Punjab province had carried out the bulk of the executions (153). Sindh came next with 15; Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 5; Balochistan,...

Pakistan says it has shot down an Indian spy drone and its navy chased away an Indian submarine

Pakistan says it has shot down an Indian spy drone and its navy chased away an Indian submarine

Islamabad, November 19 (Dawn): An Indian quadcopter (drone) was shot down by Pakistani military forces on Saturday evening along the Line of Control (LoC) at Aagahi Post in Rakhchakri sector, the military's media wing claimed. Earlier, the Pakistan navy said that it chased away an Indian submarine before it could enter Pakistani territorial waters. Inter-Services Public Relations chief Lt Gen...

Clogged toilets force Pakistan International Airlines flight to make emergency landing in Manchester

Clogged toilets force Pakistan International Airlines flight to make emergency landing in Manchester

Karachi, November 19 (Express Tribune): A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight from Toronto to Lahore had to make an emergency landing at Manchester because passengers had choked the plane’s toilets with trash. A statement released by the Pakistani national flag carrier on Saturday said the toilets on flight PK-798, flying from Toronto to Lahore, were choked after solids were thrown...

Pakistan’s war against terror has cost over 118 bn. dollars

Pakistan’s war against terror has cost over 118 bn. dollars

Islamabad, Nov 19 (NIA) - Pakistan's war against terrorism has cost the country a staggering US$118.3 billion within the past 14 years, the State Bank of Pakistan, said in its latest annual report. "Unfortunately, Pakistan has been afflicted with the war on terrorism for the past many years. Both economic growth and social sector development have been severely hampered by...

India, Pakistan and Bangladesh are among 10 countries where most urban dwellers lack access to private toilets

India, Pakistan and Bangladesh are among 10 countries where most urban dwellers lack access to private toilets

London, November 19 (Reuters): India, Pakistan and Bangladesh are among 10 countries where most urban dwellers lack access to private toilets, according to the the UK-based charity, WaterAid. Sri Lanka is not in the top ten at least. Other countries among the 10 with poorest access to sanitation facilities include China, Nigeria, Indonesia, Russia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Brazil...

Pakistan says it prevented Indian submarines from intruding into its territorial waters

Pakistan says it prevented Indian submarines from intruding into its territorial waters

Islamabad, November 18 (Dawn): The Pakistan Navy on Friday said it had prevented Indian Navy submarines from entering Pakistani territorial waters on Monday, November 14. "The Indian Navy, in order to fulfill its nefarious designs, was deploying submarines. The Pakistan Navy, alert and using its extreme skill, prevented Indian submarines from entering Pakistani waters. The unsuspecting submarine was detected and...

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