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  • Judoka Shah Hussain to be Pakistan's flag bearer at Rio Olympics

    KARACHI: Judoka Shah Hussain will be Pakistan's flag bearer at the Rio Olympics, kicking off in Rio De Janeiro from August 5, Pakistan Sports Board (PSB) Director Akhtar Ganjera told DawnNews on Wednesday...

    Traditionally, the captain of the Pakistan Hockey Team used to lift the national flag at the Games...

  • Change of plans: GM Bashir to bear Pakistan flag at Rio Olympics

    RIO: In a drastic change of plans on the eve of the Rio Olympics opening ceremony, the Pakistan Sports Board (PSB) on Thursday nominated shooter Ghulam Mustafa Bashir, also known as GM Bashir, to bear Pakistan's flag despite having named Judoka Shah Hussain for the task earlier...

    Well-placed sources told DawnNews that there were differences between the PSB and the Pakistan Olympic Association (POA) over who would be Pakistan's flag...

  • ‘No disagreement over selection of Pakistan flag-bearer’

    LAHORE: The Pakistan Olympic Association (POA) has contradicted the media reports that there was difference of opinion between them and the Pakistan Sports Board (PSB) over the selection of shooter Ghulam Mustafa Bashir to lift Pakistan flag in the opening ceremony of the Rio Olympics...

    “It is being reported that there has been a last minute change in the flag-bearer of the Pakistan contingent and that there are difference of opinion...

  • This week 50 years ago: Pakistan flag hoisted on Indian tank

    Going through the 1965 India-Pakistan war archives will reveal that the effects and implications of the conflict refused to go away (as they should not, some might argue) from the hearts and minds of those governing the country and the public for a long, long time...

    Pakistan’s armed forces achieved considerable success in keeping the aggressors at bay, so much so that they even captured their armoured vehicles...

  • Kashmiris hoist Pakistan flag in Srinagar

    SRINAGAR: Members of the Asiya Andrabi-led Kashmiri group Dukhtaran-i-Millat hoisted Pakistan flags at several places here on Wednesday, when Pakistanis celebrated Pakistan Day...

    Ms Andrabi’s group has been hoisting Pakistan flags every year on the occasion of Pakistan Day and independence day of Pakistan...

  • Angered by bills, Indian unfurls Pakistan flag

    A young man was so miffed by his inflated electricity bill in Kanpur that he staged an unusual protest — he unfurled the Pakistani flag on his terrace, apparently aware that he would be slapped with a sedition case, the Indian Express said on Saturday...

    It said Chandrapal Singh, 36, from Sisamau area of Kanpur district was arrested on Friday after he unfurled the Pakistan flag on his terrace as part of his protest against the...

  • Interior ministry unaware of whereabouts of Pakistan's first flag, NA told

    The interior ministry on Monday informed the National Assembly that it was unaware of the whereabouts of the national flag which was presented by Pakistan's first prime minister Liaquat Ali Khan during the first meeting of the constituent assembly on August 11, 1947...

    In a written reply to a question by PML-N lawmaker Khalida Mansoor, the interior ministry said it was "not responsible for the protection of the first flag and was only...

  • Chinese tech giant Alibaba Group set to enter Pakistan; signs first MoU

    Pakistan on Tuesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Alibaba Group Holdings Limited to promote Pakistan's worldwide exports by Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) through e-commerce...

    "When Jack Ma shared with me his interest in establishing an e-platform in Pakistan, i instructed my office to facilitate Alibaba's initiative in every manner and in the shortest possilbe time frame," he the prime minister said, adding that the...

  • Pakistan needs latest farm-tech to achieve food security

    He said the fact should be an eye-opener that China produces two times more cotton and wheat per hectare and Egypt produces around three times more rice and sugarcane per hectare as compared to Pakistan...

    “The 21st century belongs to biotechnology and Pakistan has tremendous potential to emerge as biotechnology leader but to achieve the goal private sector, scientists, researchers and government will have to work hand-in-hand,” he...

  • Team Pakistan bags gold at regional tech awards

    COLOMBO: A team representing Pakistan at the Asia Pacific ICT Awards (APICTA) 2015 won three gold awards and one silver award at the ceremony held in Colombo, Sri Lanka, the Pakistan Software Houses Association for IT & ITES ([email protected]) announced on Saturday...

    The Sri Lankan Minister for Telecom and Digital Infrastructure was in attendance at the ceremony and the Pakistan High Commissioner Major General (retd) Syed Shakeel...

  • Google-supported Tech Mela to kick off in Pakistan tomorrow

    Google has announced its support for the largest online shopping festival in Pakistan, dubbed ‘Tech Mela’, the online shopping event will be the first of its kind in the country’s emerging e-commerce market...

    Tech Mela is slated to run for a duration of 10 days, starting on September 11 and will end on September 20...

  • Uber’s upstart rival in Pakistan uses rickshaws, low-tech phones

    LAHORE: As taxi hailing giant Uber enters Pakistan, a little-known local competitor is counting on a mix of new ideas and old technology to tap what could be a big chunk of the market: low-income residents who travel in rickshaws, not cabs...

    Pakistan has more than 130 million cellphone subscriptions, but only 21 per cent subscribe to data packages, and, while the proportion is rising, there are opportunities across emerging economies...

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