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Pakistan stresses strengthening peacekeeping and global and regional partnerships -
UNITED NATIONS, July 31 (APP): Pakistan has called for strengthening partnerships between global and regional organizations in the field of peacekeeping to enable the international community to respond more quickly and effectively to violent conflict and promote solutions.


Washington conference explores Pakistan's options to meet exponential energy needs -
WASHINGTON, July 31 (APP): Pakistan's energy crisis could best be addressed through a holistic approach integrating immediate improvement in current generation and supply systems with judiciously planned exploitation of diverse sources, top experts emphasized at a one-day conference.


Deadly shelling of another UN school in Gaza draws condemnation -
UNITED NATIONS, July 30 (APP): As another United Nations school serving as a shelter for Palestinians in Gaza was hit by shells on Wednesday, killing children, senior UN officials strongly condemned the attacks and warned against the targeting of civilians.


US hails PM’s focus on energy crisis and campaign against extremism: Fatemi -
By IFTIKHAR ALI
NEW YORK, July 30 (APP): Tariq Fatemi, a top Pakistani diplomat, has wrapped up his US visit during which he met with senior Obama administration officials, key legislators and think-tanks members, saying there is appreciation for the way Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif is tackling the energy crisis and confronting the scourge of extremism and militancy.



“Gaza in critical condition,” while pushing for immediate ceasefire -
UNITED NATIONS, July 29 (APP): UN Secretary-General has once again joined the Security Council in calling on the parties to agree on an “immediate and unconditional” ceasefire, allowing for the delivery of urgently needed humanitarian assistance to the Gaza Strip.


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National ranking tennis tourney from Aug 2
ISLAMABAD, July 31 (APP): Pakistan Tennis Federation (PTF) will hold Warid National Ranking Tennis Tournament from August 2-7 here at PTF Complex.
 
FIH announce teams for Youth Olympic Games
ISLAMABAD, Jul 31 (APP): The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has announced the 20 teams that will be competing in the Hockey competition at the 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing next month.
 
Warid national ranking tourney from Aug 2
ISLAMABAD, July 30 (APP): Pakistan Tennis Federation (PTF) will hold Warid National Ranking Tennis Tournament from August 2-7 here at PTF Complex.
 
FIH announce teams for Youth Olympic Games
ISLAMABAD, Jul 30 (APP): The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has announced the 20 teams that will be competing in the Hockey competition at the 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing next month.
 
Sarfraz urges players to focus on physical fitness
ISLAMABAD, July 29 (APP): Former Test Cricketer Sarfraz Nawaz has urged the national players to work on their physical fitness keeping in mind the tough weather conditions of Sri Lanka in August.
 
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Inauguration of first BLK-52 F-16D aircraft PDF Print E-mail
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KARACHI, Oct 13 (APP): The First Block-52 F-16D aircraft of Pakistan Air Force (PAF) rolled out on Tuesday at a ceremony held at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics (LM Aero) facility at Dallas - Fort Worth, Texas USA.  An ISPR (PAF) press release issued here on Tuesday evening said that the Air Chief Marshal Rao Qamar Suleman, Chief of the Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force, attended the ceremony as the chief guest.

It said that Pakistan had signed a contract with US Government in September 2006 for supply of 18 Block-52 F-16 C/D aircraft from M/s LM Aero. 

These state-of-the-art F-16s will bolster PAF’s fleet of high tech combat aircraft and will enable it to undertake wide variety of missions across the entire spectrum of operations.

After completion of testing and integration of the new system, the first batch of F-16 C/D aircraft is scheduled to arrive in Pakistan in June 2010, and the delivery of all 18 F-16s is planned to complete by December 2010.

Speaking on the occasion, ACM Rao Qamar Suleman said that this programme has seen many ups and downs since signing of the contract.  The rollout of the first aircraft shows that the programme is on track. 

Besides CAS PAF, the ceremony was also attended by Ms Kay Granger (Member US House of Representatives), Gen Norton Schwartz (Chief of Staff USAF), General David H Petraeus, Commander CENTCOM, Hussain Haqqani (Ambassador of Pakistan to the US), Ralph Heath (President LM Aero), John Larson (VP  F-16/F-2/T-50 Programmes) and other distinguished guests from the US Government, LM Aero and the Government of Pakistan.

 

     

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