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  • Air Marshal Asghar Khan: my role model, father of Pakistan Air Force, and the protégé of Jinnah

    I have many reasons to write in memory of the venerated Air Marshal Asghar Khan — a protégé of Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah, he was my role model from the age of 19 when I joined the Royal Pakistan Air Force (RPAF) in 1952...

    I first heard about Asghar Khan, who was at the time a wing commander, from my instructor at the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) Academy in Risalpur, who narrated to me the historic event of Jinnah’s visit to...

  • Code for Pakistan brings technology geeks to solve civic and social issues

    ISLAMABAD: A two-day Islamabad Civic Hackathon — an event organised by Code for Pakistan (CfP) and OPEN Islamabad — concluded Sunday with participants working constantly to develop mobile/web applications and digital tools which address civic and social issues...

    The participants were encouraged to develop solutions around five themes: education, health, social change, sustainable city, and poverty and development...

  • Pakistan startup founders booked for plagiarising source code

    KARACHI: Four people were reportedly booked on Wednesday for violating copyright and intellectual property laws after allegations of plagiarising source code for a financial information startup surfaced...

    The entrepreneurs behind Investor's Lounge, Baqar Abbas Jafri, Sennen D’Souza, Hammad Ali Hashmi and Waqar Ehsan, have been accused by their former employer ? Mir Muhammad Ali Khan of AMZ MAK Capital Ltd ? of stealing firm’s source...

  • China may be developing new long-range air-to-air missile

    China may be testing a new, long-range air-to-air missile that could take out early warning aircraft and aerial refuelling aircraft, a state-run newspaper said on Thursday, after pictures of the new missile surfaced online...

    Air force researcher Fu Qianshao told the newspaper he believed the missile was designed to hit distant high-value targets, such as early warning aircraft, normally outside actual combat zones...

  • Air Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan designated new chief of air staff

    Air Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan was designated as the new chief of air staff of the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) by the federal government on FridayAir Marshal Mujahid Khan will take command on March 19, when incumbent Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman retires from his post...

    Air Marshal Khan was first commissioned in the GD (P) Branch of the PAF in December 1983...

  • Lahore air remains 'hazardous' as Air Quality Index hits 447

    Lahore's air quality remained 'hazardous' with an air quality ranking of 447, according to Air Visual's Air Quality Index (AQI) list on Wednesday...

    The Punjab capital is ranked the second most polluted city in the world, according to Air Visual, which records air pollution levels across the globe in real time...

  • Russian air strikes claim 43 lives in Syrian city

    BEIRUT: Air strikes believed to have been carried out by Russian warplanes killed scores of people in the centre of the rebel-held city of Idlib in northwest Syria on Sunday, rescue workers and residents said...

    They said at least six strikes had hit a busy market place in the heart of the city, several government buildings and residential areas...

  • US air strike hits Taliban in captured Afghan city: Nato

    KUNDUZ: United States (US) military planes hit Taliban positions on the outskirts of the fallen northern Afghan city of Kunduz on Tuesday, a Nato spokesman said, as Afghan national forces launched a counter-attack to try to retake the city...

    The attack at about 9 am marked the first US air strike to defend the city...

  • US, Afghanistan launch air strikes as Taliban attack western city

    US and Afghan aircrafts on Tuesday bombed Taliban positions in the western city of Farah after the insurgents launched a major attempt to capture the provincial capital, with fearful residents seeking shelter from explosions and gunfire...

    Special forces from Kandahar and Herat were rushed to the city to take part in the fighting, which residents said began around midnight...

  • ECP issues notice to Imran, Fazl for violation of code of conduct

    ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has issued notices to Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan and Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rahman for violation of the code of conduct ahead of by-elections in PK-8 (Peshawar)...

    After receiving reports about the two party chiefs’ visit to the constituency, warnings were issued reminding them of blatant violation of the code of conduct...

  • Strict code of conduct for SECP employees

    ISLAMABAD: Under a strict code of conduct introduced on Tuesday, all the serving and retired senior officers of the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) have been barred not only from politics but also befriending any stakeholder...

    The SECP Policy Board approved the code of conduct for the employees that was put it into effect immediately...

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