Gilgit Baltistan – Pakistan’s Largest Apricot Producing Region

GILGIT, APP: Gilgit-Baltistan is one of the most beautiful regions of Pakistan. Nature has gifted this region with immense beauty and blessings, including the highest peaks, lakes, and largest glaciers, rivers and variety of fruits. One of the most precious gifts by Allah is the blessing

WikiLeaks Revelations Put CIA On Back Foot

WASHINGTON, (APP/AFP) – Another major leak of top secret materials has again put America’s top spies in hot water — while delivering a coup for anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks. The group left the Central Intelligence Agency heavily bruised with the publication Tuesday of nearly 9,000 documents it

Tarbela, Mangla Dams To Be Empty Within 24 Hours

ISLAMABAD, (APP): Tarbela and Mangla dams will be empty within next 24 hours as Tarbela Dam is left with only 30,000 acre feet of water while Mangla has 40,000 acre feet of water left. According to a private news channel report, both the major dams are almost empty now

Trump Assails CIA After Hacking Materials Leak

WASHINGTON, (APP/AFP) – President Donald Trump’s administration has levelled fresh criticism at the CIA after WikiLeaks published a trove of documents describing the US spy agency’s cyber espionage operations. Hours after WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange accused the Central Intelligence Agency of “devastating incompetence” for failing to protect its hacking

Norway Says Half Of New Cars Now Electric Or Hybrid

OSLO, (APP/AFP) – Norway, which already boasts the world’s highest number of electric cars per capita, said Monday that electric or hybrid cars represented half of new registrations in the country so far this year. “This is a milestone on Norway’s road to an electric car

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Islamabad To Have Solid Waste Management System

ISLAMABAD, (APP): Minister of State for Interior, Baligh-Ur-Rehman on Monday informed the Senate that the government was working on the project of solid waste management in the federal capital to have efficient waste collection system. Replying to a motion in the upper house of the

Work On TAPI Pipeline Begins In Pakistan

ISLAMABAD:After being in the works for the past 22 years, the multibillion-dollar Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (Tapi) gas pipeline project got under way on Friday. The pipeline will serve as an energy corridor between Central and South Asia. The inaugural ceremony of the Front and Engineering Design (FEED)

300 Houbara Bustards Released In Cholistan Desert

RAHIM YAR KHAN, (APP): As many as 300 houbara bustards were released in Cholistan Desert for breeding and rehabilitation on Thursday. Talking to media on this occasion, President Houbara International Pakistan, Brig. (R) Mukhtar Ahmad said hundreds of houbara bustards were being released in many countries,

FATA Reforms: Key Recommendations

Sartaj Aziz said additional posts in the Levies force may be sanctioned for performing agency/police functions in  consultation with Finance Division. Destroyed/damaged Levies posts should be reconstructed and  provision of additional infrastructure for Levies to ensure round the clock security should be undertaken. Decision to create

FATA Joining Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Development Program Announced

ISLAMABAD, (APP) :The government announced the gradual  mainstreaming of Federally Administrated Tribal Areas (FATA) in five years while the area would be brought at par with the other areas of the country under 10 year special development package. Chairman of the six-member Committee on FATA Reforms