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PM approves package for deceased, injured in KP rains -
LONDON, Apr 27 (APP): While extending condolences on the loss to life and property due to torrential rains in Khyber Pakhtoonkhawa, Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Monday approved a package of Rs. 500,000 for the family of each deceased person and Rs. 50,000 for each injured person.


Prime Minister condemns firing at pilgrimsí bus in Quetta -
LONDON, Apr 27 (APP): Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Monday strongly condemned the incident of firing at a bus of pilgrims in Quetta.


UN responds to destruction, displacement in wake of Nepal earthquake -
UNITED NATIONS, April 27 (APP): The United Nations said Monday its relief agencies are working with humanitarian partners in earthquake-hit Nepal, supporting the Government and other partners in the operations to rescue people and provide relief to the affectees.


PM grieved over Talal Bugti's demise -
LONDON, April 27 (APP): Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Monday expressed grief over the demise of head of Jamhoori Watan Party (JWP) Nawabzada Talal Akbar Bugti.


Obama gave CIA flexibility for drone strikes in Pakistan -
NEW YORK, April 27 (APP): President Barack Obama "secretly" approved a waiver to the rules for the U.S. drone programme that gave the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) more flexibility in Pakistan than anywhere else to strike suspected militants, a major American newspaper reported Monday.


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Team Masood wins Swiss team bridge crown
KARACHI, Apr. 27 (APP)- Team Masood mustered 63.36 Victory Points (VPs) to take Karachi Bridge Association’s weekend Bridge Tournament here at Aslam Hall housed here at the National Stadium on Sunday night.
 
Ahmed Iqbal fails to find a place in Emerging Players
KARACHI, Apr. 27 (APP)- Talented Karachi and KPT all-rounder Ahmed Iqbal Khan failed to find a place among the 18 emerging players called by the selection committee for fitness test/trials at National Cricket Academy in Lahore on April 28.
 
Rashid victorious in Thailand
ISLAMABAD, Apr 26 (APP): Pakistan Davis Cup Captain Rashid Malik has added another feather to his cap by winning the 55+ Singles title of the ITF Seniors Pro Circuit, Grade 4 Tournament held at Thanyapura Sports and Leisure Club, Thailand.
 
Pak Army wins one day, T-20 cricket series against Australian Army cricket team
RAWALPINDI, April 25 (APP): Pak Army won the one day and T-20 cricket series against Australian Army cricket team.
 
Pak Army wins one day, T-20 cricket series against Australian Army cricket team
RAWALPINDI, April 25 (APP): Pak Army won the one day and T-20 cricket series against Australian Army cricket team.
 
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PAF to enhance potency by inducting latest version of F-16s PDF Print E-mail
ISLAMABAD, June 25 (APP): Adding potency to PAF’s fleet, three most modern F-16 aircraft would be inducted at the newly upgraded base under the Southern Air Command of the country on Sunday.Delivery of Block-52 type of F-16 aircraft, especially designed to ably meet with the country’s present and future needs is a part of goodwill gesture by the United States.Pakistan is the second country after Israel to get these state of the art aircraft from the US.

Total 18 aircraft, equipped with Modern Electronic Warfare gadgets like Sniper Pods, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR), Threat Warning System (TWS), Beyond Visual Range missiles, and Night Precision Guided missile have to be supplied to Pakistan by the end of the current year and three of them would be reaching as part of the first batch at the newly upgraded airbase Shahabaz (Jackobabad) of the PAF.
The Base, prior to this was being used as Forward Operating Base (FOB) by the PAF but very recently it has been upgraded to home F-16 Block 52 aircraft by installing state of the art gadgetry, equipment and radar system.
The aircraft including two D class and one C class would directly fly from the USA (Tuscon) and after making almost 8 hours flight would land at the Shahbaz base on Saturday.
“The induction of the F 16 Block 52 into PAF’s arsenal would go a long way in enhancing the potency of the PAF and would offset the technological superiority of the adversary in the domain of air power,” a spokesman of PAF told mediapersons while briefing about the induction of the aircraft.
The effects of inclusion of this aircraft and the associated weapons in PAF’s inventory would be further boosted by the addition of the Mid Life Update (MLU) modified F16s in early 2012.
PAF’s F16 fleet along with the locally developed JF 17 and the recently acquired Airborne Early Warning fleet would pose a formidable challenge to the enemy’s offensive designs.
He said that the aircraft can simultaneously carry a variety of arms and ammunition with the capability to engage the adversary in different types of attack and combat environment.
About the technical training for the repair and upgradation of F-16, he said a total of 113 PAF personnel including 32 Officers and 81 technicians have already completed their training at USA and are waiting to manage and operate these aircraft in Pakistan.
In addition to that, he said 8 pilots of PAF have been imparted operational training of the aircraft in USA and they will transfer the skill to other pilots in the country by performing as master trainers.
Meanwhile, he said that a Technical Support Team of the US comprising, technicians, engineers and experts from Lockheed Martin (the manufacturer of the aircraft), besides other officials of the US Air Force.    
For the existing fleet of 40 F-16 aircraft MLU programme would also start in the current year.
 
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