Author: Sophia Siddiqui

General Syed Asim Munir, NI (M), Chief of Army Staff, (COAS), highlighted that Armed Forces of Pakistan are modernising their systems in line with our requirements to deter and be able to respond to any threat emanating against Pakistan. He said this after meeting witnessing  firing of different Air Defence weapon systems during Exercise Al-Bayza-III, 2024 at Sonmiani. According to ISPR, COAS viewed integrated fire and battle maneuvers of Army Air Defence systems which includes High to Medium Air Defence Weapons System (HIMADS), Low to Medium Air Defence System (LOMAD), Short Range Air Defence system (SHORADs) and Extended Short Range Air…

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President Dr Arif Alvi on Thursday stressed the need for making all possible efforts in collaboration with the mosques to educate around 28 million out-of-school children in the country. The president, chairing a meeting to discuss the role of mosques in promotion of education, said the religious platform could be used for promotion of literacy in the country. Caretaker Minister for Religious Affairs, education ministers of Sindh and Azad Jammu & Kashmir, provincial education secretaries, and representatives of Auqaf and Religious Affairs departments attended the meeting. The president was briefed about the Accelerated Learning Programme. It was told that over…

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The Sino-Pak joint annual air exercise Shaheen-X has commenced in the Jiuquan and Yinchuan cities of Northwest China. PAF’s lead fighter aircraft J-10 C and JF-17 are participating in the exercise along with air and ground crew. People’s Liberation Army Air Force and Pakistan Air Force have been conducting Shaheen joint exercises since 2011 which are being hosted by both countries on an alternate basis. Shaheen exercise aims to enhance the aerial combat practices, operational readiness, promoting interoperability and creating synergy amongst the participating strategic & time-tested allies in the region. Moreover, incorporation of features like hybrid warfare, cyberspace and…

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Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) celebrated ‘International Youth Day’ on 5th September 2023 in Islamabad. The event marked the role of youth in addressing challenges faced by Pakistan today through their involvement. Government representatives, international donors, and civil society members attend the event.  Ms. Seher Afsheen, the Country Representative of VSO, spoke about the organization’s objectives to formalize and improve existing Volunteer Policy. Ms. Afsheen underscored the invaluable support provided by the UK. She said “Education is vital for empowering youth for contributing to the nation’s development prospects”. Closing the session, the British High Commissioner to Pakistan, Ms. Jane Marriott CMG…

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Breaking Barriers Four Pakistani women have won third Academy of Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) seeding funding competition. The U.S Embassy in Islamabad wishes to congratulate the the winners of the third AWE seeding funding competition. According to the Press Release, these women stood out among over 70 talented graduates, securing seed funding of $5500, $4500, $3500, and $2500 for their startups. The competition was fierce, with emerging female entrepreneurs presenting ambitious plans they worked on during a 13-week course for start-ups. The winners impressed the judges with their knowledge of the market, ability to communicate their vision and the clear benefit…

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Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Tuesday extended his “deep gratitude” to the leadership and brotherly people of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for the US$2 billion deposit with the State Bank of Pakistan. “I would like to especially thank my brother Saudi Crown Prince and Prime Minister His Royal Highness Mohammed bin Salman for ensuring this financial support to Pakistan,” he wrote on Twitter. The prime minister hoped that the deposit would strengthen Pakistan’s foreign exchange reserves and reflected the growing confidence of the brotherly countries and the international community in the country’s economic turnaround. https://twitter.com/CMShehbaz/status/1678675353395425281?s=20 “We remain committed to…

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Dr Aaliya Rehman Khan, the principal of Govt M-A-O College in Lahore, has become a role model for the youth by embracing an eco-friendly, health-conscious lifestyle. She has chosen to commute between her home and office on a bicycle, setting an example for others to follow, as reported by 24NewsHD TV channel on Tuesday. A video of Dr Aaliya Rehman Khan cycling home from college went viral on social media, drawing attention to her unique and sustainable transportation choice. In an interview, she expressed her belief that cycling is the best form of exercise and encouraged both boys and girls…

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The provincial government of Balochistan is gearing up to launch the highly anticipated inter-city Green Bus Service in Quetta, the provincial capital, with the aim of providing high-quality transport services to the citizens. The bus service is scheduled to commence operations on 17 July next Monday. Chief Minister Mir Quddus Bizenjo in a statement hailed the project as a significant step towards offering reliable transportation to the people of Quetta, emphasizing the positive impact it will have on the community. Chief Secretary Balochistan Abdul Aziz Uqaili also took to Twitter to announce the formal inauguration of the bus service in…

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In an exciting development, a Japanese firm has proposed to start a ferry service from Karachi’s Do Dorya to Port Qasim and developing other water sports facilities in Sindh. The proposal came under discussion in a meeting between Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah and Yamaha Japan Senior General Manager for Central Asia and Middle East Yoshiyuki ITO. They discussed developing water sports facilities at different barrages and lakes in the province, including launching a ferry service from Do Darya to Port Qasim, according to a statement issued by the CM House. The chief minister said that there was a…

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Pakistan on Tuesday strongly condemned the raids and airstrikes carried out by the Israeli occupation forces in Jenin in the occupied Palestinian territory of the West Bank, which killed at least 10 Palestinians and injured some 50 others. “Pakistan condemns, in the strongest possible terms, the raids and airstrikes carried out by the Israeli occupation forces since yesterday in Jenin in the occupied Palestinian territory of the West Bank, which killed 10 Palestinians and injured some 50 others,” the Foreign Office said in a statement on Tuesday. “This latest episode of violence against the occupied people of Palestine by the…

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