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Kulbhushan Jadhav

ISPR has confirmed that arrested Indian agent has been sentenced to death, a press release issued by ISPR on April 10, 2017. It states,” An Indian agent, Naval officer 41558z Commander Kulbushan Sudhir Jadav was arrested on March 3,2016 after a Counter Intelligence Operation from Mashkel, Balochistan, for his involvement in espionage and sabotage activities against Pakistan”. The spy has been tried through Field General Court Martial (FCGM) under Pakistan

53% of female students in Pakistan are out of school

An NGO, Alif Ailaan recently conducted a research report on challenges faced by Pakistani children and their education. Subsequently, it was revealed in the report that colossal 24 million Pakistani children do not go to the school. Out of this massive figure, 53% of them are female students (aged 5-16 years) and as a result Pakistan has the second-largest number of out of school female students in the world. According

Digital signboards are being installed at Lahore-Islamabad Motorway M2

When it comes to infrastructural development in the country, Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif is always at it. This time it is no different as the latest entry in the list of initiatives taken by the PM of Pakistan is that digital signboards are currently being installed at Lahore-Islamabad Motorway M2. According to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, it was his party which introduced the idea of motorway. He stated:

Opening ceremony of Gwadar International Trade Port will take place on 13th November

In the presence of civil and military leadership, the official opening ceremony of Gwadar International Trade Port will take place on Sunday, 13th November 2016. The primary goal of both China and Pakistan under the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project is to turn Gwadar as the hub of regional trade and commerce. It is reported that the top leadership of Pakistan including Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and General Raheel

Pakistan’s Attack Submarine Fleet to be modernized by Turkey

An STM press statement shows that the Turkish government-owned defense contractor won the contract for upgrading three Agosta 90B-classic diesel-electric attack submarine provided with air-independent thrust systems. It also stated that these submarines are currently being used by the Pakistan Navy. The deal was finalized on 22nd June in Rawalpindi where both, the Pakistan’s Ministry of Defense Production and STM were present and supervised the contract. Executives from the Turkish

Suzuki Mehran to be replaced by 660cc Alto by 2018

Pak Suzuki is intending to discontinue 800cc Suzuki Mehran by 2018, as reported by Dawn. Subsequently, they are planning to replace it with locally manufactured 660cc Suzuki Alto. The move is expected to take place regardless of local vendors making a fuss about the decision. There is no doubt that domestic dealers will oppose this move and the primary reason of conflicting interest would be enormous sales of Suzuki Mehran

Pakistan Army wins gold medal in Exercise Cambrian Petrol in UK

A team of Pakistan Army won a gold medal in UK’s Army premier patrolling event called Exercise Cambrian Petrol. The good news was made public by Pakistan Defence when they tweeted the following statement: “This year, the 59 Punjab from 37th Division / 1 Corps represented Pakistan Army in Cambrian Petrol in the UK and won a Gold medal” The British Army in Wales also lauded Pakistan Army in their

New airline Serene Air is going to launch in Pakistan soon

An addition of new airline, Serene Air, will be added very soon in the aviation of Pakistan, reported by ProPakistani. The airline is expected to start the domestic flight operations in Pakistan in the near future. The timeframe of the launch is not yet confirmed; however, the company is actively looking for an appropriate time to begin the operation in the country. As per the rules, the airline will initially

SBP starts receiving 10 rupee coin; will introduce it in couple of weeks

According to the spokesperson of State Bank of Pakistan (SBP), the SBP has started to receive 10 rupee coin from Pakistan Mint from Monday. However, the federal government is expected to introduce the 10 rupee coin in a couple of weeks. While talking to Express Tribune, the spokesperson of SBP stated: “The SBP started receiving Rs10 coins from Pakistan Mint — the nation’s oldest mint located in Lahore’s Shalimar Town

Amnesty International declares Pakistan as the third largest host for refugees

According to a report released by Amnesty International, Pakistan is declared as third largest host for refugees in the world. The top refugee hosting country is Jordan with over 2.7 million refugees followed by Turkey with 2.5 million refugees. Pakistan managed to grab third position in the world as it is home to over 1.6 million refugees. The London-based human rights body stated that 10 countries (Jordan, Turkey, Pakistan, Lebanon,