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Nergis Mavalvala, Pakistan’s unexpected celebrity scientist

KARACHI: The euphoria in Pakistan over a scientific breakthrough hypothesised by Albert Einstein a century ago has come as a big surprise to Professor Nergis Mavalvala, the expat Karachi-born MIT professor who assisted a team of scientists in the historic detection of gravitational waves. “I am baffled by how much interest there is in this — can you tell me ... Read More »

Eight F-16s will be sold to Pakistan, Congress told

WASHINGTON: The Obama administration notified the Congress on Friday that it planned to sell eight F-16 fighter jets to Pakistan. The proposed deal will now go through a 30-day notification period after which it will be finalised. Earlier this week, the US State Department informed Congress that it was committed to improving Pakistan’s precision strike capability, which was seen as ... Read More »

Pakistan beat India 1-0 to clinch gold in South Asian Games hockey

GUWAHATI: Pakistan beat India 1-0 to win gold in the hockey event of the 12th South Asian Games in Guwahati on Friday. Awais-ur-Rehman scored the decisive goal at the end of first-half as Pakistan successfully completed hat-trick of SAG hockey titles. The match, played out in front of a near-capacity crowd at the Moullanna Tayebullah Stadium, saw both teams starting ... Read More »

Nawaz can play pivotal role in solving Saudi-Iran conflict: Ban Ki-moon

ISLAMABAD: United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon telephoned Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday and urged him to use his good office to resolve the Saudi-Iran conflict, said a statement issued by the PM Office. Ban told Nawaz he can play a vital role in normalising ties between the regional rivals as the premier has "good relations with both countries," ... Read More »

More work left to be done in Karachi operation: DG ISPR

KARACHI: Boasting the successes and statistics regarding the Rangers-led Karachi operation, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Director General Lt Gen Asim Bajwa said on Friday that more work needed to be done to completely rid the metropolis of violence and terrorism. Addressing a press conference here, Lt Gen Bajwa said the Karachi operation was commenced in Sept 2013 at a time ... Read More »

Karachi operation is work in progress, says DG ISPR

KARACHI: Boasting the successes and statistics regarding the Rangers-led Karachi operation, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Director General Lt Gen Asim Bajwa said on Friday that more work needed to be done to completely rid the metropolis of violence and terrorism. Addressing a press conference here, Lt Gen Bajwa said the Karachi operation was commenced in Sept 2013 at a time ... Read More »

South Asian Games: Arslan Qadir scores twice as Pakistan defeat India

Arslan Qadir (c) celebrates one of his two goals. — AP Arslan Qadir scored two spectacular goals as Pakistan edged India 2-1 in a fierce 2016 South Asian Games encounter in Guwahati on Monday. In a match which produced thrilling runs and end to end hockey, Qadir put Pakistan in front in the 11th minute after repeated incursions by the ... Read More »

PIA head offices in Islamabad, Karachi reopen as flights ‘partially’ resume

KARACHI/ISLAMABAD: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) head offices in Karachi and Islamabad reopened Monday, following 'partial resumption' of flight operations at various international airports across Pakistan, PIA spokesman Daniyal Gillani said. PIA flight operations partially resumed at Karachi's Jinnah International Airport on Monday, where flight PK 732 arrived at 1:50pm ─ nearly 12 hours later, however, than its scheduled arrival time ... Read More »

PIA head office reopens in Islamabad as flights ‘partially’ resume

KARACHI/ISLAMABAD: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) head office in Islamabad's Blue Area reopened on Monday, following 'partial resumption' of flight operations at various international airports across Pakistan, PIA spokesman Daniyal Gillani said. PIA flight operations partially resumed at Karachi's Jinnah International Airport on Monday, where flight PK 732 arrived at 1:50pm ─ nearly 12 hours later, however, than its scheduled arrival ... Read More »

PIA head office reopens in Islamabad as flights ‘partially’ resume operations

KARACHI/ISLAMABAD: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) head office in Islamabad's Blue Area reopened on Monday, following 'partial resumption' of flight operations at various international airports across Pakistan, PIA spokesman Daniyal Gillani said. PIA flight operations partially resumed at Karachi's Jinnah International Airport on Monday, where flight PK 732 arrived at 1:50pm ─ nearly 12 hours later, however, than its scheduled arrival ... Read More »