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WASHINGTON, Sept 15 (APP): Emphasizing that democratic societies are strong and better-positioned for progress towards a stable future, the United States has reaffirmed support for people struggling around the world for democracy.


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Shahnaz leaves with high hopes for Asian Games
ISLAMABAD, Sep 12 (APP): National hockey team coach Shahnaz Sheikh on Thursday along with the national team left to participate in the 17th Asian Games with high hopes for defending the title saying his extensive hard-work on the green-shirts would definitely pay him back.
 
Pakistan taekwondo squad to participate in Asian Games
ISLAMABAD, Sept 11 (APP): Pakistan taekwondo squad will be participating in the 17th Asian Games scheduled to be held in Incheon, Korea from September 19 to October 4.
 
Players to get a salary cut, if not passed fitness test
ISLAMABAD, Sep 11 (APP): Pakistan players who are centrally contracted to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) could lose 25 percent of their salary if they fail to match fitness levels prescribed by the National Cricket Academy (NCA).
 
Difficulties removed in training camp: Shahnaz Sheikh
ISLAMABAD, Sept 10 (APP): National hockey team coach Shahnaz Sheikh on Wednesday said the players have been focused in removing all their physiological and mental difficulties in the training camp kept for preparation of the Asian Games here at Naseer Bunda Hockey Stadium.
 
Cricketers come out in support of troubled Ajmal
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First batch of latest version of F-16 aircraft reaches Pakistan PDF Print E-mail
SHAHBAZ AIR BASE June 26 (APP): The first batch of the latest version F-16 C/D Block 52 high tech fighter aircraft arrived at the newly developed PAF Base in Jacobabad on Saturday. The three aircraft were ferried directly from the United States to Pakistan by PAF pilots, who had recently completed training on the new aircraft in US. Air Marshal Mohammad Hasan, Deputy Chief of the Air Staff (Operations), Air Marshal Waseem ud Din, Deputy Chief of the Air Staff (Administration), along with other senior PAF officials received the aircraft at the base.

Pakistan attaches great significance to its air defence needs. Taking stock of the situation the country had signed a contract with the US government in 2006 for acquisition of 18 F-16 C/D Block 52 aircraft. Under this arrangement, PAF would receive these aircraft in different batches. The delivery of all the 18 aircraft would complete by the end of this year.
The F-16 C/D Block 52 aircraft is a high tech fighter aircraft equipped with sophisticated state-of-the-art avionics suite, latest weapons with Night Precision Attack capability.  These aircraft are much superior to the F-16A/Bs already in the inventory of the PAF.
These aircraft would be inducted in PAF inventory at an impressive ceremony to be held here on Sunday.
 

     

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