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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...

  • 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...

  • Are watermills in Kashmir a solution to Pakistan's energy crisis?

    MUZAFFARABAD: Arshad Rashid thinks he has an answer to his country's energy shortages...

    If each of these mills were connected to a small-scale turbine, Arshad believes, villages could become energy self-reliant, helping bring an end to the long power outages that have sparked violent protests across Pakistan and the region of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) over the past few summers...

  • UAE, Chinese energy firms to invest $5bn in Pakistan

    ISLAMABAD: A joint venture between two companies from China and the United Arab Emirates will make an investment of $5 billion in Pakistan’s energy sector for setting up three coal-fired power plants, with a combined output of 3,960MW, at Port Qasim...

    Mr Ismail said the present government has identified energy sector as an engine of growth and has taken a number of initiatives to attract foreign investment for exploration of new...

  • Energy constraints risk to Pakistan’s recovery: WB

    ISLAMABAD: The World Bank on Tuesday said Pakistan’s economy is showing signs of sustained recovery, nevertheless energy constraints and weak external demand continue to pose challenge for the growth outlook...

    Third is the continuation of a troubled domestic energy sector that continues to en­­dure a long-due complex in­­he­­­ritance on its circular debt...

  • ADB approves technical assistance for Pakistan's energy sector

    ISLAMABAD: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has agreed to assist Pakistan in formulation of a new energy policy for the medium-term covering 2018-23, it was learnt on Wednesday...

    In this regard, ADB has approved ‘knowledge and support’ technical assistance worth $5 million to carry out key energy sector analyses and an assessment of the progress made during 2010-16, the findings of which will provide options for the policy for the...

  • Pakistan must shift to indigenous energy resources: Sartaj

    ISLAMABAD: Minister for Planning and Development Sartaj Aziz on Tuesday said Pakistan’s heavy dependence on imported energy was the main cause of circular debt, and the country needs a decisive shift to indigenous resources to reduce dependence on imported fuels...

    Addressing the two-day International Conference on Sustainable Energy Technologies, Mr Aziz said that an optimum sustainable energy mix has to be evolved with reference to...

  • LNG is the only solution to Pakistan's energy crisis: PM Abbasi

    Inaugurating the second Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) terminal at Karachi's Port Qasim on Sunday, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said that LNG was the only solution to Pakistan's energy crisis...

    "If you don't add more gas into the system, you cannot fight the energy crisis," he insisted, adding that other methods to produce energy are either too expensive or too slow...

  • Pakistan and Kazakhstan to execute energy, defence projects

    ASTANA: Pakistan and Kaza­khs­tan on Saturday agreed to execute joint projects in the fields of defence, energy and communication to widen bilateral cooperation...

    Mr Hussain, who was accompanied by Pakistan’s Ambassador to Kazakhstan Abdul Salik Khan, thanked the Kazakh government for a warm welcome and hospitality...

  • Pakistan, Tajikistan lay stress on energy cooperation

    DUSHANBE: Pakistan and Tajikistan have vowed to work for early completion of a power project, CASA 1000, which will enable the former to import 1,000MW of electricity to meet its growing energy needs...

    Addressing a press conference along with Tajikistan’s President Emomali Rahmon here on Wednesday, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said Pakistan would also explore other avenues of energy cooperation with the Central Asian Republic...

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