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  • Saudi Air Force chief reviews graduation parade at PAF Academy Risalpur

    The graduation ceremony of 117 Combat Support Course of PAF cadets, 83rd Engineering Course of Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF) cadets and commissioning of 1st GD(P) of Kuwait Air Force (KuAF) cadets was held at the PAF Academy Risalpur on Monday...

    Commander Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF) Major General Mohammed Saleh Al Otaibi was the chief guest of the ceremony...

  • CAA suspends operations of Air Indus for safety violations

    KARACHI: The Civil Aviation Authority has suspended the operations of Air Indus from Wednesday owing to continuous safety regulation violations by the airline, it is learnt here on Tuesday...

    Responding to Dawn queries, an Air Indus official said that the airline has not yet received any letter or order relating to the suspension of its operations...

  • 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 stocks up, but 'IMF-friendly' budget gets mixed reviews

    Stocks rose on Wednesday and the business community gave mixed reviews of Prime Minister Imran Khan's first budget aimed at securing a $6 billion bailout from the International Monetary Fund (IMF)...

    The government is seeking to stabilise a wobbly economy with the IMF loan agreed in principle but contingent on Pakistan pushing ahead with reforms and measures to curb ballooning current and fiscal account deficits...

  • Three reviews to determine Pakistan’s place on FATF list

    ISLAMABAD: Three separate evaluations currently in progress will determine Pakistan’s possible exit from the grey list of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) by the mid of October...

    A senior government official told Dawn that Asia-Pacific Group — the regional affiliate of the FATF — was currently conducting in Canberra (Australia) five-year mutual evaluation of Pakistan’s progress on upgrading its systems in all areas of financial...

  • US Congress report reviews Pakistan’s decision-making process

    WASHINGTON: The military has retained a dominant influence over foreign and security policies in Pakistan, according to a US congressional report releas­ed on Wednesday...

    Policymakers in Washing­ton also believe that the army will play a decisive role in determining how Pakistan responds to the Kashmir crisis and apparently that’s why the CRS prepared a brief for US lawmakers on the army’s role in the decision-making process...

  • 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...

  • Pakistan raises police force to patrol Indus

    Pakistan is raising a special police force to curb crime, strengthen rescue and relief operations during floods and help conserve the endangered Indus dolphin along the River Indus...

    The first 700 recruits for the Riverine Amphibious Police Force (RAPF) will graduate in February next year, after being trained by the Pakistan army...

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