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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...

  • Pakistan Fisherfolk Forum celebrates 18th foundation day

    HYDERABAD: Speakers paid tribute to the services of Pakistan Fisherfolk Forum (PFF) for the protection of rights of fishing community, freshwater lakes and river ecology in the province at a programme held to mark the 18th foundation day of the organisation here on Thursday...

    He said that credit must go to PFF which highlighted the issue at international forums to seek a permanent settlement of the problem as fishermen of both...

  • 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...

  • Women’s university celebrates its 12th foundation day

    PESHAWAR: Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Women University Peshawar (SBBWU) observed its 12th foundation day with a resolve to provide talented girls of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa an environment where they could prove their mettle in all the fields of higher education...

    The university was decorated with pink balloons and artworks of the students as educationists, government officials and a large number of faculty and students gathered under a white...

  • Sindh CM asks local administration to provide space for Edhi Foundation’s office in Thatta

    Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah on Thursday directed the Hyderabad commissioner to make necessary arrangements for the provision of space for Edhi Foundation’s office in Thatta...

    Taking notice of the press conference held by Faisal Edhi and Bilquis Edhi on Wednesday, the chief minister said that Edhi Foundation was doing a great service to humanity and no one would be allowed to occupy their property or disturb their welfare...

  • Edhi Foundation’s centre in Thatta sealed over property dispute

    KARACHI: The Edhi Foundation, the country’s top charity, announced on Wednesday that the local administration had shut its Thatta centre on the orders of a local court...

    Speaking at a press conference at the Karachi Press Club, Faisal Edhi, the head of the Edhi Foundation, said that the charity’s Thatta centre had been closed...

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