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  • CM Sindh says centre’s reservation over seminaries ban will be removed

    KARACHI: Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah has said the provincial government will address the reservations expressed by the Ministry of Interior over Sindh’s request to ban 94 seminaries under the anti-terrorism law...

    “We’ll remove the reservations expressed by the MoI by giving complete information regarding the seminaries to recommend the federal government to enlist them in the first schedule,” said Mr Shah while speaking to reporters...
  • PPP expresses reservation over hike in interest rates

    ISLAMABAD: Parliamentary Leader of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) in the Senate Sherry Rehman has expressed reservations over the State Bank’s decision to increase the interest rate to 12...

    According to him, in one of the many prior actions to qualify for the IMF loan the Fund has called upon Pakistan to get commitments from China, the UAE and Saudi Arabia that they would roll over their credit lines by extending their loans which are...

  • 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...

  • Iran tests home-grown air defence system: official

    Iran has tested its home-grown air defence system, designed to match the Russian S-300, the head of the Revolutionary Guards' air defence has said...

    “In parallel with the deployment of the S-300, work on Bavar-373 system is underway,” Farzad Esmaili told state broadcaster IRIB late Saturday...

  • Germany to get new air defence system, battleships

    BERLIN: Germany plans to acquire a new air defence system and four new battleships over the coming years for a total of nearly 8 billion euros ($8...

    Volker Wieker said on Tuesday that Germany plans to get the Medium Extended Air Defence System, or MEADS, the news agency DPA reported...

  • Test of air defence system completed

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Army said on Monday that it had completed the induction training of FM-90 air defe­nce missile system recently imported from China...

    Army Chief Gen Raheel Sharif witnessed the firing of the FM-90 air defence missile system near Karachi...

  • Erdogan hopeful of acquiring Russian air defence system

    ANKARA: Turkish Pre­sident Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday announced progress in talks to get Russia to supply its latest S-400 air-defence system to Ankara...

    It was not clear what part of the deal for a potential sale of the hi-tech system by Russia had been signed between Moscow and Ankara...

  • Trump lays out plan to privatise air traffic control system

    WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump outlined a plan on Monday to privatise the US air traffic control system to modernize outdated systems and lower the cost of flying, but the proposal faced immediate criticism from Democrats...

    Trump’s White House East Room announcement on air traffic control is part of a week-long push to publicize his plans to overhaul the country’s aging infrastructure as the White House confronts a growing probe...

  • Karachi’s air quality monitoring system inoperative for five years

    KARACHI: Despite growing global concerns over air pollution and the fact that Karachi has been declared the fifth most polluted city in a World Health Organisation (WHO) report released early this year, the government seems to be in no hurry to re-start environmental monitoring stations that have remained idle for the past five years due to lack of funds, it emerged on Sunday...

    23bn project launched by the Pakistan Environmental...

  • Iran says Russia delivers first part of S-300 air defence system

    DUBAI: Russia has sent the first part of its S-300 air defence missile system to Iran, Iranian foreign ministry spokesman Hossein Jaber Ansari was quoted as saying by Tasnim news agency on Monday...

    Russia says it cancelled a contract to deliver S-300s, among the world's most capable air defence systems, to Iran in 2010 under pressure from the West...

  • Army inducts Chinese-built air defence system to its arsenal

    Pakistan Army on Sunday inducted Chinese-built Low to Medium Altitude Air Defence System (LOMADS) LY-80 in its air defence system, read a statement issued by the military’s media wing...

    LY-80 is a Chinese mobile air defence system capable of tracking and destroying variety of aerial targets at longer ranges flying at low and medium altitude, the ISPR statement read...

  • Iran’s advanced air defence system ‘operational’

    TEHRAN: Iran’s advanced S-300 air defence system, delivered by Russia following a July 2015 nuclear deal after years of delay, is now operational, state television reported on Saturday...

    Iran had been trying to acquire the system for years to ward off repeated threats by Israel to bomb its nuclear facilities, but Russia had held off delivery in line with UN sanctions imposed over the nuclear programme...

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