Category Archives: Aviation

XI Takes Swipe at G-7 Summit In SCO Remarks

The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO)is holding its first summit since India and Pakistan joined the bloc which is widely seem by observers as a means for blocking American influence in Central Asia.

The founding members of the alliance are China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan.

The summit is being held in the eastern Chinese coastal city of Qingdao.

Chinese President Xi Jingping told the group in opening remarks Sunday, “We should reject selfish, short-sighted, narrow and closed-off policies.We must maintain the rules of the World Trade Organization, support the multilateral trade system and build an open global economy.”

Political analysts see the Chinese leader’s remarks as a thinly veiled reference to the chaos at the recent G-7 summit in Canada where the U.S. and its allies were divided by escalating trade tensions.

After leaving the G-7 meeting, U.S. President Donald Trump described Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as “meek and mild” and “dishonest & weak.”

Trump also withdrew his endorsement of the G-7 summit’s communique.

Source: Voice of America

Three-day heatwave to hit Karachi; alert issued

Met Office has issued Heat wave alert in Karachi, which is likely to continue till Thursday.

It says temperature in the city can rise to forty-four to forty-five centigrade during this period.

Meanwhile, citizens have been advised to adopt precautionary measures to keep themselves safe from current heat wave.

Source: Radio Pakistan

Federal govt spending about Rs4b on promotion of education in FATA

The federal government is spending about four billion rupees on promotion of education in Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA).

According to FATA secretariat, fifty-nine projects in education sector have been initiated out of which thirty-five have been completed.

It includes up-gradation of primary, middle and high schools, provision of clean drinking water, boundary walls, furniture, stationery and playgrounds in the tribal belt.

The government is also taking concrete steps for early completion of all education schemes.

Source: Radio Pakistan

Tribal elders organized rally in favour of Pak Army

Tribal elders and workers from different political parties organized a rally in favour of Pak. Army in Dalbandin, Chagai today (Saturday).

A large number of people carrying national flags marched on road and chanted slogans in favour of Pak Army.

The rally was led by Tribal figure Mir Sanaullah Notezai, who criticized anti-state elements and acknowledged the sacrifices of Pak Army against terrorism across the country

Source: Radio Pakistan

PML-N attaches top priority to country’s interest: Shahbaz

Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has said that the PML (N) has always attached top priority to interest of the country.

In a statement in Lahore on Friday, he said the government has completed mega projects with transparency, quality and fast pace.

The Chief Minister said that despite all hurdles, the government will continue journey of development and prosperity in the country.

He said the people of Pakistan are fed up with the PTI and PPP, because they have only promoted the culture of baseless allegations and lies.

Source: Radio Pakistan

Five killed in GB fire incident

Five people were killed and two others injured in a fire incident in Doko village of District Shigar in Gilgit Baltistan early Friday morning.

Two houses were also burnt in the incident. The cause of the fire could not be ascertained.

Source: Radio Pakistan