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US Approves Sale of 8 F-16 Block 52 Fighters to Pakistan

The U.S. Department of Defense has approved the sale of 8 F-16 Block 52 fighters to Pakistan. On Friday evening, the United States decided to push ahead with the sale and delivery of eight U.S.-made F-16 Block-52 fighters to Pakistan in a deal valued at $699 million.

US to sell eight F-16 fighter jets to Pakistan

WASHINGTON: The US Congress has stalled a planned sale of eight new F-16 fighter jets to Pakistan, although the Obama administration is still trying to undo the hold, congressional and diplomatic sources told Dawn. The hold reflects the growing anti-Pakistan sentiments on Capitol Hill where it is now a routine to see strong attacks on… read more »

PM Nawaz inaugurates 102MW Gulpur hydropower project in AJK

MUZAFFARABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif inaugurated the 102MW Gulpur hydropower project on Poonch river in Azad Jammu and Kashmir’s Kotli district Thursday, reported Radio Pakistan. The hydropower plant project is expected to be completed in four years at a cost of US $320 million. Speaking at the inauguration ceremony, the premier said the government plans… read more »

Tourists help save lion trapped by poacher’s noose in South Africa

Johannesburg (CNN)The lion has no name, but images of his painful plight have ricocheted across social media. The young male appears to be emaciated and near death, toppled over on the side of a road with a poacher’s noose wrapped tightly around his neck. So tourists at South Africa’s Kruger National Park stepped up to… read more »