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Over 4,000 Pakistani students stranded in Bishkek airlifted

Over 4,000 Pakistani students stranded in Bishkek airlifted

By Nasir Aijaz The AsiaN Representative KARACHI, SINDH: Some 205 more Pakistani students stranded in Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan, after the violence, arrived at Jinnah Terminal Karachi on Thursday morning. Chief Minister of Sindh province Syed Murad Ali Shah received the students at the airport. More than 4000 Pakistani students have been airlifted so far. […]

Iran-Pakistan Gas Pipeline Project delayed due to international pressure – Iranian Envoy

Iran-Pakistan Gas Pipeline Project delayed due to international pressure – Iranian Envoy

By Nasir Aijaz The AsiaN Representative KARACHI, SINDH: Consul General of Islamic Republic of Iran Mr. Hassan Nourian says that the international pressure was the main cause behind delay in execution of Iran-Pakistan Gas Pipeline Project. “Iran-Pakistan Gas Pipeline project, conceived in 2009, was originally named as Iran-Pakistan-India Gas Pipeline Project, but after India backed […]

Pakistan invites Saudi Arabia for joint ventures in country’s airports, state-owned airline

Pakistan invites Saudi Arabia for joint ventures in country’s airports, state-owned airline

By Nasir Aijaz The AsiaN Representative ISLAMABAD: The Special Investment Facilitation Council (SIFC) has invited Saudi Arabia for joint business ventures in the privatization of the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) and airports as Pakistan aims at bolstering foreign investment to stabilize its shaky economy. The offer was extended to a high-powered Saudi delegation led by […]

Asif Ali Zardari elected as Pakistan’s 14th President

Asif Ali Zardari elected as Pakistan’s 14th President

By Nasir Aijaz The AsiaN Representative ISLAMABAD: Pakistani lawmakers on Saturday elected Asif Ali Zardari, the co-chairman of center-left Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), as the country’s 14th president. He is the only politician of Pakistan who has been elected second time as the Head of State. Asif Ali Zardari previously served as the president in […]

Shehbaz Sharif elected as 24th Prime Minister of Pakistan

Shehbaz Sharif elected as 24th Prime Minister of Pakistan

By Nasir Aijaz The AsiaN Representative ISLAMABAD: The ‘Hung Parliament’ of Pakistan, which came into being as a result of highly disputed General Elections held on February 8, 2024, elected Mian Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif as the 24th Prime Minister of the country on Sunday March 3, 2024. Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) President Mian Muhammad Shehbaz […]

Pakistan: 26 Killed, 50 injured in bomb blasts in Balochistan province ahead of general elections  

Pakistan: 26 Killed, 50 injured in bomb blasts in Balochistan province ahead of general elections  

By Nasir Aijaz The AsiaN Representative ISLAMABAD: At least 26 people were killed and 50 others injured Wednesday Feb 7, 2024 in two separate explosions targeting election candidates in restive Balochistan, bordering Iran and Afghanistan, just a day before general elections in Pakistan. A three-day mourning period has been announced by Chief Minister of Balochistan […]

Iran’s FM visits Islamabad for in-depth talks with Pakistan leaders  

Iran’s FM visits Islamabad for in-depth talks with Pakistan leaders  

By Nasir Aijaz The AsiaN Representative ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister of Iran Hossein Amir-Abdollahian arrived here in the wee hours of Monday January 29, 2024 at the invitation of Caretaker Foreign Minister Jalil Abbas Jilani. On his arrival at the Nur Khan Airbase, the Iranian foreign minister was received by the Additional Foreign Secretary (Afghanistan and West […]

Pakistan: 22.8 million children are out of school

Pakistan: 22.8 million children are out of school

By Nasir Aijaz The AsiaN Representative ISLAMABAD: Pakistan is facing a serious challenge to ensure all children, particularly the most disadvantaged, attend, stay and learn in school. While enrollment and retention rates are improving, progress has been slow to improve education indicators in Pakistan, says a UNICEF report. According to the report, currently, Pakistan has […]

Pakistan ready to work with Iran on all issues based on spirit of mutual trust

Pakistan ready to work with Iran on all issues based on spirit of mutual trust

By Nasir Aijaz The AsiaN Representative ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Friday offered Iran to work on “all issues” after both countries launched air strikes into each other’s borders, targeting terrorists. The resolve came during caretaker Foreign Minister Jalil Abbas Jilani’s telephonic conversation with his Iranian counterpart, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, according to a statement from the Foreign Office. […]

Pakistan conducts ‘precision military strikes’ against ‘terrorist hideouts’ in Iran

Pakistan conducts ‘precision military strikes’ against ‘terrorist hideouts’ in Iran

By Nasir Aijaz The AsiaN Representative ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has targeted terrorist hideouts inside the Iranian border after Iran violated the country’s sovereignty and launched a strike in Balochistan province that left two children dead and injured three girls. “This morning Pakistan undertook a series of highly coordinated and specifically targeted precision military strikes against terrorist hideouts […]

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