Saturday , 29 July 2017

Indian quadcopter shot down by Pakistani forces near LoC, claims ISPR

An Indian quadcopter 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. Indian Quad Copter shot down by own Aagahi Post in Rakhchakri Sec.Had intruded 60 Ms in Pak side of LOC,fell …

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Pakistan shoots down Indian drone near LoC

Pakistan Army shot down a drone camera Saturday evening as it intruded some 60 miles into Pakistani side of the Line of Control (LoC). Indian Quad Copter shot down by own Aagahi Post in Rakhchakri Sec.Had intruded 60 Ms in Pak side of LOC,fell near own Agahi Post&taken over — …

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Pakistan Army ready for conventional war, says Gen RaheelPakistan Army ready for conventional war, says Gen Raheel

Pakistan Army has become the most battle-hardened military with an unprecedented level of successes in war against terror and is equally ready for conventional war, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif said on Saturday. He made these remarks while visiting the Sulemanki sector of Line of Control (LoC) …

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Anger in Turkey at bill to quash child sex convictions

A bill in Turkey that would overturn men’s convictions for child sex assault if they married their victim provoked fury on Friday, with critics accusing the government of encouraging rape of minors with the proposals. The opposition, celebrities, and even an association whose deputy chairman is the daughter of President …

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The first-ever Pakistani Film Festival will be held in New York this December

Pakistan is taking its first film festival to the Big Apple to showcase local films and it’s called the Pakistan Film Festival New York. The event, promoted by Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United Nations Maleeha Lodhi, will screen productions in the presence of UN dignitaries. “There will be UN dignitaries …

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Director FIA Shahid Hayat returns to Karachi after recovery

Shahid Hayat, the Federal Investigation Agency’s (FIA) Director South, returned to Karachi on Saturday after recovering from double pneumonia. Hayat was suffering from fever and had contracted the double pneumonia while on a training course in Nairobi, Kenya. The officer had gotten gravely ill and had been put on a …

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India’s move to curb black money a ‘disaster’ for rural women, activists say

India’s move to withdraw high-value rupee bills from circulation to crack down on corruption and counterfeit currency has hurt rural women particularly hard, as most of them are outside the banking system, activists said. The shock currency move cancelling 500 and 1,000-rupee notes from circulation overnight, announced by Prime Minister …

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Current account deficit expands 63% to $1.76b

KARACHI: Pakistan’s current account deficit widened by 63% in the first four months (Jul-Oct) of 2016-17, increasing to $1.76 billion from $1.08 billion in the same period last year, according to data released by the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) on Friday. With the difference of exports and imports being …

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Furniture manufacturing: Turkish team expresses interest in joint ventures

LAHORE: A Turkish delegation has stated that furniture companies of Turkey are keen on enhancing business activities with the Pakistan Furniture Council (PFC) by holding business-to-business (B2B) meetings. The delegation of Turkish furniture manufacturers, led by Mehmat Kirtas, said that they wanted to do business by undertaking joint ventures either …

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Halal product export market still to be tapped

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan can become one of the top Halal product exporting countries, Chairman of Punjab Halal Development Agency (PHDA) Justice Khalilur Rehman Khan said, but businessmen and the government need to join hands to make that happen. Pakistan’s Halal product exports were dismally low – a fact that could be …

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