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Pakistan: Restrictions imposed on electronic media ahead of massive anti-govt rallies

Pakistan: Restrictions imposed on electronic media ahead of massive anti-govt rallies

By Nasir Aijaz AsiaN Representative Islamabad: Ahead of massive anti-government rally and sit-in, by a religio-political party, supported by other opposition parties, in country’s capital, on October 31, the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has barred television anchors from offering their “opinions” during talk shows and limited their role to “moderator”. Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam, led […]

Siemens, Chinese Company Harbin to build 900MW Power Plant in Pakistan  

Siemens, Chinese Company Harbin to build 900MW Power Plant in Pakistan  

By Nasir Aijaz AsiaN Representative Karachi: K-Electric, a power utility that produces and supplies electricity to Karachi, the largest city of Pakistan and capital of Sindh province, has awarded the contracts to global technology powerhouse Siemens AG and Chinese construction contractor Harbin Electric for a 900MW Combined Cycle Power Plant and associated grids at Bin […]

Pakistan, India sign Kartarpur Corridor agreement for Sikh Pilgrims

Pakistan, India sign Kartarpur Corridor agreement for Sikh Pilgrims

  By Nasir Aijaz AsiaN Representative Islamabad: Pakistan and India signed the Kartarpur Corridor agreement at zero line of Pakistan-India Narowal border in Punjab province on Thursday. “The corridor will be open from dawn to dusk. Pilgrims travelling in the morning will have to return the same day,” Dr. Faisal, Foreign Office spokesman, said while […]

Public sector job quota fixed for transgender folks in Pakistan  

Public sector job quota fixed for transgender folks in Pakistan  

By Nasir Aijaz AsiaN Representative Karachi:  The provincial government of Sindh on Wednesday announced a fixed five per cent quota to employ transgender folks in all government departments. Sindh Chief Minister’s Adviser on Information Senator Murtaza Wahab confirmed the news in a post on social media. “Sindh Cabinet has decided today that a five per […]

Bangladesh women cricket team arrives in Pakistan

Bangladesh women cricket team arrives in Pakistan

By Nasir Aijaz AsiaN Representatives Lahore: The Bangladesh women cricket team arrived in Lahore, the capital of Punjab province, on Wednesday to play limited-overs series in Pakistan. Pakistan women and Bangladesh women will feature in a three-match T20I series and two one-day internationals at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore. The T20Is will be played from […]

Foreign Diplomats visit Line of Control (LoC)  

Foreign Diplomats visit Line of Control (LoC)  

By Nasir Aijaz AsiaN Representative Islamabad: The foreign diplomatic corps visited the Line of Control (LoC) in Azad Jammu & Kashmir (AJK), Pakistan-administered Jammu & Kashmir, on Tuesday to take stock of situation in the sectors hit by the Indian troops firing on Saturday and Sunday. Director-General, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor […]

Nine Indian soldiers killed as Pakistan Army retaliates to unprovoked Cross-Border firing

Nine Indian soldiers killed as Pakistan Army retaliates to unprovoked Cross-Border firing

By Nasir Aijaz AsiaN Representative Islamabad: Nine Indian army soldiers were killed and many others injured when Pakistan army troops retaliated to Indian ceasefire violations in Jura, Shahkot and Nousehri Khuiratta and Kotkhetera Tatta Pani Sectors along the Line of Control (LoC), the international border between two parts of Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) administered by […]

Kate Middleton speaks Urdu language during Pakistan visit

Kate Middleton speaks Urdu language during Pakistan visit

By Nasir Aijaz AsiaN Representative Lahore: Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton on Thursday left an endearing impression on the minds of young children at an SOS Village in Lahore when she wished them happy birthday in Urdu. The Duchess of Cambridge was attending an event related to the charity during which she chatted to staff […]

Royal visit: Prince William, Kate Middleton meet Pakistan President, PM

Royal visit: Prince William, Kate Middleton meet Pakistan President, PM

By Nasir Aijaz AsiaN Representative Islamabad: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, who landed in Pakistan late Monday evening for a five-day Royal Tour, met President Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Imran Khan in Islamabad on Tuesday. The royal couple was welcomed by PM Imran at his residence and President Alvi at Presidency. Earlier, Prince […]

Pakistan operates special train for Indian Sikh pilgrims

Pakistan operates special train for Indian Sikh pilgrims

By Nasir Aijaz AsiaN Representative Lahore: Pakistan Railways’ special train for Indian Sikh pilgrims left Nankana Sahib railway-station of Punjab province on Sunday to Karachi, the southern coastal city and capital of Sindh province. The special train has been operated to facilitate Sikh community on the 550th birth anniversary of Sikh founder Baba Guru Nanak […]

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