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IDEAS 2016

Karachi: Polling for NA-258 by-election tomorrow

KARACHI: By-election in NA-258 Karachi constituency will be held on Monday (tomorrow), ARY News reported. The provincial and federal government has announced a public holiday for all offices located in the constituency. The Chief Election Commissioner Sindh toured the constituency and observed the arrangements for the by poll. The seat fell vacant after Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Abdul Hakeem Baloch had resigned from the party and joined Pakistan People's Party (PPP). Eleven candidates from…

Pakistan develops own radar system, says PAF official

KARACHI: Commodore Fazal Mahmood, Director Vision of the Pakistan Air Force, on Friday said that Pakistan has developed an indigenous radar system. Commodore Mahmood, while addressing media at the IDEAS-2016 exhibition, said that the radar system has also been provided to Jordan. To a question, he said monitoring of national territory is currently carried out through various radars.

Pictures from IDEAS 2016

KARACHI: The 9th International Defence Exhibition and Seminar (IDEAS) has kicked off in Karachi on Tuesday. The defence expo was inaugurated by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif. Heads of the three military forces, Navy, Air Force and Army, Chief Minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah, Federal Minister for Defence Production Rana Tanveer Hussain and Defence Minister Khawaja Asif were also present on the occasion. Here are pictorial glimpses of IDEAS 2016:…

Pakistan against any arms race in region: PM

KARACHI: Highlighting significance of the International Defence Exhibition and Seminar (IDEAS) at the international level, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif says our defense products are state of art and fully tested by our own army. Pakistan has best business investment opportunities for foreign investors," said Mr. Sharif while addressing the inauguration ceremony of the exhibition in Karachi. The prime minister underlined that Pakistan was against any arms race in the region. We want boost in the private sector in…

ECP reschedules by-election in NA-258

ISLAMABAD: Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has rescheduled the by-election in NA-258 Karachi constituency to 28th November 2016, ARY News reported on Tuesday. The ECP had earlier announced to hold the by-election in NA-258 on 24th November. Director General Rangers (Sindh) Major General Bilal Akbar had informed the election commission that the para-military agency has been busy in the arrangements of IDEAS 2016 defence exhibition and requested that the election should be deferred to some other date. The…

Traffic plan for IDEAS 2016 announced

KARACHI: The traffic police have announced traffic plan for the four-day International Defence Exhibition and Seminar (IDEAS), which is to open at the Karachi Expo Centre on Tuesday (Nov 22). According to DIG traffic, all commercial vehicles coming from Karachi Airport towards Stadium via Karsaz will be diverted towards Balouch Colony, U' turn from Tipu Sultan Bridge towards Shaheed-e-Millat Road to approach Jail Flyover, University Road, Gharibabad etc. On 22 Nov: due to security both tracks of University Road will be…

IDEAS 2016 to kick off on 22nd with sophisticated weapons on offer

KARACHI: The 9th International Defence Exhibition and Seminar (IDEAS) 2016 has state-of-the-art and sophisticated weapons on offer this year, ARY News reported. The exhibition will be held from November 22 to 25 at Karachi Expo Center. Director Media Defence Export Promotion Organisation Air Commodore Tahir Javed on Sunday said 90 defence delegations of 43 countries would participate in the event this year, last year 34 countries had taken part, while 261 foreign and 157 Pakistani ordnance companies would present their…