Pakistan Appoints New Maritime Security Chief for CPEC

On 4th November, Rear Admiral Faisal Rasul Lodhi took charge as Commander Coast (COMCOAST) from Vice Admiral Muhammad Fayyaz Gilani. The ceremony was held at PNS Qasim, Karachi. The officer was commissioned in Operations Branch of Pakistan Navy in 1986. He is a graduate of Royal College of Defence Studies (UK), National Defence University (Pakistan) and Naval Staff College (Philippines). He has a Masters Degree in National Security & War

US Airman Awarded for Security of PAF’s F-16 Technology

Disclaimer: The appearance of US Department of Defence (DoD) visual information does not imply or constitute DoD endorsement. The content below was extracted from a story published on 3rd October 2019 by Airman Brooke Moeder of the 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs at Luke Air Force Base. Remarks quoted in verbatim have been shared without any alteration. An Airman from Luke Airforce Base in Arizona (US) was recognised for his

Pakistan Was An Observer In USCENTCOM Exercise ‘Regional Cooperation 2019’

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Pakistan Should Be Mindful of Huawei’s Growing Footprint

Huawei is a Chinese-origin technology giant and one of the world’s largest telecom equipment suppliers headquartered in Shenzhen, China. Its total revenue as of 2018 was more than $105 billion. In July 2019, the company unveiled its plan to invest $170 million in Pakistan apart from establishing a “regional headquarters” and upgrading its existing technical support centre. Mark Xueman, Vice President of Huawei Group, went a step ahead and termed

Wanted: A Functioning Defence Minister in ‘Naya Pakistan’

India’s purported “strikes” on Balakot passed. Cease Fire Violations (CFVs) along the LoC by Indian security forces are on the rise. Meanwhile, the BJP leadership is flexing its muscles, issuing hard-worded statements with long-term implications. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, former Home Minister a reformist czar, recently suggested his country may not necessarily abide by the No First Use (NFU) nuclear policy. In Pakistan, the absence of a functioning Defence Minister

Pakistan’s Standing in the Upcoming SAARCLAW Conferences

Pakistan is preparing to host the 12th SAARC Chief Justices Conference and the 15th SAARCLAW Conference on September 14th and 15th, respectively. The former will be presided by Chief Justice of Pakistan, the Honourable Justice Asif Saeed Khan Khosa, himself a founding member of SAARCLAW. The fact that this apex forum of SAARC has agreed to let Islamabad host its dignitaries, including as-of-yet willingness by an Indian representative to participate,

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