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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...

  • Pemra seeks ARY News response to IB complaint against 'fake news'

    The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Saturday directed ARY News to respond to a complaint filed by the Intelligence Bureau (IB) against its report on a list of lawmakers suspected of links with banned militant groups allegedly compiled by the IB...

    The list first came to light when ARY News programme 'Power Play' aired a report on Sept 25 claiming that former prime minister Nawaz Sharif had directed the IB on...

  • Pemra serves notices to ARY, Bol News over 'fake' news regarding cabinet reshuffle

    The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has issued show-cause notices to ARY News and Bol News for airing news items regarding a reshuffle in the federal cabinet and change in the portfolios of some federal ministers, it emerged on Tuesday...

    The two media outlets had aired the news on Monday morning about a possible reshuffle in the posts for Minister for Finance and Minister of State for Interior held by Asad Umar...

  • PAF JF-17 Thunders depart to participate in Paris Air Show 2015

    KARACHI: A three-ship formation of JF-17 Thunders along with a Pakistan Air Force contingent comprising pilots and technicians departed from an Operational PAF Air Base on Sunday to participate in the forthcoming Paris Air Show 2015...

    A Pakistan Air Force Media Affairs official said in a statement that the 51st Air Show organised by French Aerospace Industries Association would start on June 15 at the Le Bourget Parc des Expositions...

  • News channels go off air, Facebook and YouTube blocked in parts of Pakistan

    ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Saturday afternoon issued a notification prohibiting live coverage of the operation to end the Faizabad sit-in, following which most private news channels were taken off-air in Islamabad and other parts of the country...

    The Pemra notification ordered channels to abide by Clause 8 (8) of the Electronic Media (Programmes and Advertisement) Code of Conduct 2015, to...

  • Pakistan Air Force needs to replace 190 planes by 2020

    WASHINGTON: Pakistan Air Force needs to retire 190 planes from its current fleet by 2020, senior officials told Dawn while commenting on a report that the country was seeking another batch of 10 F-16s from the United States...

    Jane’s Defence Weekly reported this week that Pakistan would seek to purchase these additional planes from the United States if the current deal for eight of these fighter jets is successfully concluded...

  • Six IAF men killed as gunmen storm Indian air force base, Pakistan condemns attack

    PATHANKOT: An operation to secure a militant-hit Indian air base near the Pakistan border ended on Saturday with six Indian security men and four suspected gunmen killed, police said, after an assault that threatens to undermine the two countries' fragile peace process...

    At least four gunmen alleged to be from Jaish-i-Mohammed group dressed in army uniforms infiltrated the Pathankot air base in northern Punjab state at around 3:30...

  • Pakistan Air Force commemorates Feb 27 'Operation Swift Retort'

    The Pakistan Air Force on Thursday conducted a ceremony at the Air Headquarter to commemorate the first anniversary of the Feb 27 'Operation Swift Retort' which resulted in the downing of two Indian planes that had violated Pakistani airspace...

    Addressing the event Chief of the Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan said that they were gathered today to commemorate "resounding victory" in 'Operation Swift Retort'...

  • Islamabad High Court allows Geo News to air Ehsanullah Ehsan's interview

    The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Friday allowed Geo News to air an interview of former Tehreek-i-Taliban (TTP) spokesperson Ehsanullah Ehsan...

    Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) had earlier barred the TV channel from airing the interview saying it would be "heart-wrenching and deeply disturbing for the loved ones of those killed in terrorist attacks to see the member of a terrorist organisation appearing on TV...

  • SC allows Bol News to air Aamir Liaquat show 'Aisay Nahi Chalay Ga' conditionally

    The Supreme Court on Monday allowed televangelist Aamir Liaquat to host Bol News TV show 'Aisay Nahi Chalay Ga' on the condition that content aired on the show be devoid of hate speech...

    The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) had issued a notification calling for a ban on Liaquat and the show on Jan 27 after the controversial host came under fire on social media for levelling allegations of blasphemy on air...

  • Will not air Amir Liaquat's show, Bol News tells Supreme Court

    A three-member bench of the Supreme Court, headed by Justice Amir Hani Muslim, on Monday directed Bol News to immediately cease airing all 'hateful content' or face contempt of court charges...

    During the hearing, the apex court addressed the TV channel's director of operations, directing him to submit an assurance "within half an hour" that the channel would not air any content that incites hatred...

  • Rock climbers scale new heights in Pakistan

    ISLAMABAD: A dozen young men and women stand before a rock face on the outskirts of Islamabad, challenging and cheering each other on as they take turns scrambling up the limestone in front of curious onlookers...

    Climbing enthusiasts such as Nazir Ahmed, who runs the Eco Adventure Club in Islamabad, which organised the day at the climbing wall for its young members, say there is growing interest in rock and mountain climbing...

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