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Finance Minister Dar, US Deputy Secretary Blinken discuss ways to enhance economic cooperation -
WASHINGTON, April 18 (APP): Continuing his intense schedule of engagements in during the World Bank-IMF Spring session, Finance Minister Mohammad Ishaq Dar, met with the U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Anthony Blinken at the State Department.



Pakistan to facilitate foreign investment: Fiannce Minister Dar -
WASHINGTON, April 17 (APP):   Finance Minister Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar has assured U.S. Investors and businessmen of the government's commitment to facilitate foreign investment as he briefed them about the improving state of the economy at an event organized by the U.S.-Pakistan Business Council.


UN seeks about $274 mln in urgent aid for war-torn Yemen -
UNITED NATIONS, April 17 (APP): The United Nations has launched an urgent appeal for over 200 million dollars to help Yemen’s civilians  with critical aid amid the country’s intensifying conflict, the organization’s humanitarian wing said Friday.


Finance Minister Dar discuses economic ties with US Deputy Secretary Treasury -
app73-17washington.jpgWASHINGTON, April 17 (APP): Finance Minister Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar met Ms Sarah Bloom Raskin, Deputy Secretary of Treasury Department on Friday and apprised her of Islamabad’s fiscal discipline and focused approach for economic revival of the country.


Pakistani, US lawmakers discuss bilateral relations, regional issues -
WASHINGTON, April 17 (APP): Pakistani parliamentarians discussed bilateral relations and regional issues with key American lawmakers as part of the US-Pakistan Legislators Dialogue Forum.


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Ist twenty20 deaf Asia Cup
LAHORE , Apr 17 (APP): The deaf cricket teams of India, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan and hosts Pakistan will be seen in action during the 1st Twenty20 Deaf Asia Cup 2015 which will commence from  April 19 (Sunday).
 
Owais bangs six goals as PIA drubs Punjab “B” 11-0 in Junior Hockey
KARACHI, Apr 17 (APP): Spearhead Owais-ur-Rehman blasted half a dozen goals as PIA launched their campaign in the 34th National Junior Under-20 Hockey Championship in style by hammering Punjab “B” 11-0 here at the Hockey Club of Pakistan Stadium on Friday.
 
PCB Inter Region U-19 cricket from April 22
KARACHI, Apr 17 (APP): PCB’s two-day Inter Region Under-19 Cricket Tournament will be held here at different venues of the city from April 22, Pakistan Cricket Board announced on Friday.
 
Ilyas hit treble as debutant SSGG routs Punjab “B” 9-1 in Junior Hockey
KARACHI, Apr. 16 (APP)- Debutant Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC) made a sensational start in the 34th National Junior Under-20 Hockey Championship with a resounding 9-1 victory over Punjab “B” here at the Hockey Club of Pakistan Stadium on Thursday.
 
ICC Board taken several decisions in Dubai
KARACHI, Apr. 16 (APP)-  The second quarterly meeting of International Cricket Council (ICC) Board concluded at the ICC Headquarters in Dubai on Thursday with several decisions.
 
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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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