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Tuesday, November 24th, 2015


Spain keen to strengthen relations with Pakistan

RAWALPINDI, NOV 24 (DNA) – Spanish envoy Carlos Morales has said his country is dedicated to increase trade relations with Pakistan and can provide assistance in energy sector in Pakistan especially in wind power as country is facing immense energy crisis.He said that Pakistan must take advantages of GSP plus status to capture European trade markets. The ambassador informed the members that tourism now turned into an industry and it covers 11% of its GDP so there is a need to explore this area and Pakistan can take a hugeRead More

Female pilot dies as PAF trainer jet crashes near Mianwali

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Air Force (PAF) Flying Officer Marium Mukhtiar became the first female pilot to have died on a mission when a PAF trainer jet crashed near Kundian, Mianwali, Tuesday afternoon. A PAF FT-7PG flown by Squadron Leader Saqib Abbasi and co-pilot Flying Officer Marium Mukhtiar was on a routine operational training mission when it encountered an in-flight emergency during the final stages of the mission, said a PAF statement. “Both pilots handled the emergency with professionalism and courage and tried to save the aircraft till the last minute, ensuringRead More

Turkish F-16s shoot down Russian warplane near Syrian border

ANKARA: Turkey confirmed that it shot down a Russian warplane Tuesday, claiming it had violated Turkish airspace and ignored repeated warnings. Russia denied that the plane crossed the Syrian border into Turkish skies. “We are looking into the circumstances of the crash of the Russian jet,” Russia’s Defence Ministry said. “The Ministry of Defence would like to stress that the plane was over the Syrian territory throughout the flight. “ Russia said the Su-24 was downed by artillery fire, but Turkey claimed that its F-16s fired on the Russian planeRead More

Brazil army chief lauds Pakistan Army’s achievements

BRASILIA: Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) Gen Raheel Sharif on Monday met Chief of the Joint Staff of the Armed Forces of Brazil Gen José Carlos de Nardi, who hailed the Pakistan Army’s professionalism and operational achievements especially in ongoing counter-terrorism operations. According to a series of tweets posted by Director-General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Lt-Gen Asim Bajwa, Gen Raheel was presented a guard of honour and a 19-gun salute on his arrival at the Brazil Army headquarters. In his meeting with Gen Nardi, the army chief discussed mattersRead More

Leader urges vigilance to thwart US plot for West Asia

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei (R) receives Russian President Vladimir Putin in Tehran on November 23, 2015. ©khamenei.irLeader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says the long-term US plot for Western Asia is against the interests of all countries, particularly Iran and Russia, urging vigilance and close interaction to thwart the scheme. In a meeting with visiting Russian President Vladimir Putin in Tehran on Monday, Ayatollah Khamenei said the US has a long-term plot to take control of the whole of West Asia by dominatingRead More