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Istanbul Airport suspends all flights because of heavy snowstorm

Istanbul Airport, which was Europe’s busiest last year, suspended all flights on Monday because of a heavy snowstorm blanketing Turkey’s biggest city. The airport opened in 2019, replacing the old Ataturk Airport as the new hub for Turkish Airlines. It provides an important connection route for destinations across Africa and the Middle East, as well as Europe and Asia. “Due to adverse conditions, all flights have been temporarily stopped for air safety,” the airport said in a statement. Officials said flights would be suspended until at least 6:00 pm (1500 GMT). Turkish media said it marked the first time the airport had completely shutRead More

Life and Work of Waheed Murad celebrated at the High Commission

LONDON, JAN 24: The High Commission for Pakistan, London organized a cultural evening on 21 January 2022 to celebrate and pay tribute to the life and work of Pakistani film icon, Waheed Murad. The event was organized in collaboration with the World Congress of Overseas Pakistanis and Search Peace Foundation, as part of Pakistan’s 75th Anniversary celebration. A large number of British Pakistanis turned up for the cultural evening.High Commissioner Moazzam Ahmad Khan, together with his wife Amb. Leena Salim Moazzam welcomed the guests and shared their memories of the goldenRead More

13th Virtual Khuli Katchery with Pakistani Community in Belgium and Luxembourg

Brussels, JAN 24: The Embassy of Pakistan, Brussels, organized the 13th Khuli Katchery in a virtual format with the Pakistani diaspora in Belgium and Luxembourg. The Ambassador of Pakistan to Belgium, Luxembourg and the European Union Mr. Zaheer A. Janjua conveyed greetings to the participants for the New Year and hoped that this year would be a year of peace and prosperity for all the Pakistanis as well as the global community. Referring to the country’s economy progress, the Ambassador noted that the size and growth rate of Pakistan’s economyRead More

RAW paying local criminals in Pakistan to sabotage peace: Sheikh Rashid

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid said on Monday that after India faced its “biggest defeat” in Afghanistan, its intelligence agency Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) was now paying local criminals in Pakistan to sabotage peace here. He made these remarks during a Senate briefing, saying that all members of the upper house of parliament were aware of the situation in Balochistan, where around five to six militant outfits, including Daesh, Tehreek-i-Taliban (TTP) Pakistan, Balochistan Republican Army and some Al Qaeda offshoots, were operating. But, he assured, “our security forces areRead More

ISSI organises Workshop on “Cyber Technologies, Artificial Intelligence and International Security”

ISLAMABAD /DNA/ – The Arms Control and Disarmament Centre (ACDC) at the Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad (ISSI) organised a Two Day Online Workshop on “Cyber Technologies, Artificial Intelligence and International Security” in collaboration with the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR), Geneva on  January 24 -25. On Day 1, the opening session was moderated by Ms Moliehi Makumane, Researcher, UNIDIR while Ambassador Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry, Director General ISSI, made the opening remarks and said that with global arms races picking up, arms control collapsing, there could be efforts to weaponise these emerging technologiesRead More

56 new colleges will be in function in next three years

From Our Correspondent PESHAWAR, JAN 24 /DNA/ – A total of 56 number of colleges Including 28 male and 28 female would be completed in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa during the next 3 years having a total enrollment capacity of over 48 thousand students. During the last one year,14 colleges Including 8 female and 6 male colleges have been operationalized whereas a total of 35 number of colleges including 15 females and 20 males would be operationalized by the end of this year having an expected enrollment capacity of over 30 thousand students.Read More