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Locust swarms destroy vegetation, crops in Sindh province of Pakistan

Locust swarms destroy vegetation, crops in Sindh province of Pakistan

By Nasir Aijaz AsiaN Representative Karachi: Locust swarms’ attacks have caused serious damages to the standing crops in 11 districts of Sindh province including the suburban areas of Karachi, the provincial capital, during last seven months, the provincial government officials said. Locust, a short-horned grasshopper in the family of Acrididae, is not new to Pakistan. […]

India confirms participation in 2020 Kabaddi World Cup in Pakistan

India confirms participation in 2020 Kabaddi World Cup in Pakistan

By Nasir Aijaz AsiaN Representative Islamabad: India has confirmed their participation in next year’s Kabaddi World Cup, set to begin from January 12 in Pakistan. According to Pakistan Kabaddi Federation Secretary Rana Mohammad Sarwar, they have received confirmation that the 18-member team would participate in the sport’s most prestigious tournament on Pakistani soil. Furthermore, Indian […]

Korean Buddhist monks visit Pakistan to promote religious tourism

Korean Buddhist monks visit Pakistan to promote religious tourism

By Nasir Aijaz AsiaN Representative Islamabad: A delegation of Korean Buddhist monks led by President of Jogye Order, Won Haeng, the biggest denomination of Buddhism in the Republic of Korea, is currently on a visit to Pakistan to promote religious tourism and to give fresh impetus to the existing cultural ties between Korea and Pakistan. […]

Turkish Armed Forces’ Chief conferred Pakistan’s Military Award

Turkish Armed Forces’ Chief conferred Pakistan’s Military Award

  By Nasir Aijaz AsiaN Representative Islamabad: President Arif Alvi has conferred the ‘Nishan-e-Imtiaz’ (Symbol of Distinction), a Military Award, upon Turkish Chief of Armed Forces General Yasar Güler at a special investiture ceremony at the Presidency in Islamabad. On the occasion, the president said that the unparalleled fraternal relationship between Pakistan and Turkey has […]

Pakistan conducts ‘Training Launch’ of Ballistic Missile

Pakistan conducts ‘Training Launch’ of Ballistic Missile

By Nasir Aijaz AsiaN Representative Islamabad: Pakistan successfully conducted the “training launch” of Surface-to-Surface Ballistic Missile (SSBM) named ‘Shaheen-1’, Director General Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor said on Monday. The head of the military’s media wing, in a tweet, said that the missile is “capable of delivering all types of warheads […]

Italy to invest 40 million euros for youth development across Pakistan

Italy to invest 40 million euros for youth development across Pakistan

By Nasir Aijaz AsiaN Representative Islamabad: Italian Ambassador to Pakistan Stefano Pontecorvo said that the Italian government plans investing 40 million euros in Pakistan for the development of youth across the country. The ambassador was speaking at the inauguration ceremony in relation to a week-long Program for Poverty Reduction (PPR) in collaboration with the Italian […]

Anti-government protesters block highways across Pakistan

Anti-government protesters block highways across Pakistan

By Nasir Aijaz AsiaN Representative Islamabad: After staging sit-in from November 1 to 12, thousands of workers of Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F), a religio-political party led by Maulana Fazal-u-Rehman, continued blocking the major highways across the country since Wednesday as part of the party’s Plan to dislodge the government of Prime Minister Imran Khan, the cricketer-turned-politician. […]

Lightning kills 29 people in Thar Desert of Pakistan

Lightning kills 29 people in Thar Desert of Pakistan

  By Nasir Aijaz AsiaN Representative Karachi: At least 29 people including men and women died and dozens of animals including cows, goats and camels perished due to lightning during the torrential rains which started late last night in Tharparkar, the desert district of Sindh province of Pakistan, according to police, hospital sources and local […]

South Korea finances establishing three hospitals in Pakistan

South Korea finances establishing three hospitals in Pakistan

By Nasir Aijaz AsiaN Representative Karachi: The Republic of Korea on Monday agreed to provide a US$300 million soft loan for financing establishment of three hospitals in Pakistan’s southern Sindh province. In a meeting with Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah at Chief Minister’s House in Karachi, the provincial capital, the Korean delegation of Exim […]

Pakistan formally opens Kartarpur Corridor for Indian Sikh pilgrims

Pakistan formally opens Kartarpur Corridor for Indian Sikh pilgrims

By Nasir Aijaz AsiaN Representative Islamabad: Prime Minister Imran Khan formally inaugurated the Kartarpur Corridor at a colourful ceremony on Saturday in Narowal area near Indian border, paving the way for Sikh pilgrims to visit Darbar Baba Guru Nanak, one of their religion’s holiest sites in Pakistan without needing a visa. “I congratulate the Sikh […]

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