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South Korea’s Kia to start assembling cars in Pakistan: local partner


ISLAMABAD, DEC 08, (DNA) – South Korean carmaker Kia Motor Co (000270.KS) will start assembling cars in Pakistan, according to a local partner that is planning to invest 12 billion rupees ($115 million) to set up a plant and manufacture the Kia vehicles. Karachi-listed Lucky Cement (LUKC.KA), which is part of the vast conglomerate Yunus Brothers Group, said in a statement on Thursday it planned to set up a new company to start “manufacturing, assembling” Kia vehicles. It was not clear how much capital Kia itself would invest in the PakistaniRead More

DNA testing of PIA PK-661 victims underway

DNA testing of PIA PK-661 victims underway

ISLAMABAD, DEC 08, (DNA) – Remains of victims of the PIA PK-661 have been brought to Islamabad for DNA testing. Six people have been identified while families of the deceased have been directed to submit their DNA samples for testing. According to State Minister Tariq Fazl Chaudhry, DNA sampling may take 6-8 days. A PIA plane carrying 47 people crashed Wednesday on a domestic flight from the mountainous northern city of Chitral to Islamabad, killing all on board. The plane took off from Chitral around 3:50PM and PIA said the plane crashedRead More

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif briefed about Plane Crash

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif briefed about Plane Crash

ISLAMABAD, DEC 08, (DNA)  – Chairman PIA, Secretary Aviation Division, DG Civil Aviation and CEO PIA briefed the Prime Minister that the flight crew and pilots, in particular, operating the flight were highly experienced and professional with thousands of hours of flying experience behind them. The deceased Captain had more than ten thousand flying hours to his credit. The Prime Minister was further briefed that the unfortunate aircraft had duly undergone routine and regular maintenance and safety checks, and was declared airworthy in all respects. Its last inspections were carriedRead More

COAS, General Qamar Javed Bajwa visits National Counter Terrorism Training Centre

RAWALPINDI, DEC 08, (DNA) – Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa visited National Counter Terrorism Training Centre (NCTC), Pabbi and spent his day witnessing concluding sessions of high profile training events. He saw the final day of Two months long Pak- China exercise Warrior-4, which was focused on high impact counter terrorism operations both in rural and urban areas using heli borne and special forces of both countries. While speaking to officers and troops on the occasion, COAS noted that sharing of best experiences through series ofRead More

USAID’s gender equity program fosters empowerment for Women

ISLAMABAD, DEC 08(DNA) – American Ambassador David Hale spoke today at an event sponsored by the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Gender Equity Program to recognize the annual 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence.  Held at the Islamabad Club, the event brought together students, development workers, academics, and distinguished government officials from all over Pakistan to promote gender equality through stories, speeches, and theater. Ambassador Hale, in his remarks, addressed this year’s campaign theme – From Peace in the Home to Peace in the World: Make EducationRead More

Pakistan Joins 70 member Open Government Partnership

Paris 7th December, 2016. Pakistan has joined the rank of 70 member countries of Open Government Partnership (OGP). This was announced by Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar, Pakistan’s Federal Minister for Finance and Economic Affairs at the opening ceremony of the 3-day 4th OGP Summit held in Paris, today. He handed Pakistan’s Letter of Intent to join OGP to the President of French Republic in the inaugural ceremony of the Summit which was chaired by the French President. Few other countries including Luxembourg, Morocco, Burkina Faso and Jamaica also announced theirRead More