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Joint int’l air drill of Pakistan and China ‘Shaheen VII’ kicks off

KARACHI: Pakistan and China’s Joint International Air Drill ‘Shaheen VII’ has kicked-off, at an operational base of Pakistan Air Force (PAF) on Sunday, ARY News reported. According to details shared by PAF spokesperson, a Chinese Air Force contingent has arrived in Pakistan which includes pilots and air defense controllers. Apart from technical crew, fighter, bomber and early warning AWACS airplanes of Chinese Air Force are taking part in the drill. It is the seventh air exercise in the series of joint air drills…

Karachi Kings — Sindh Ke Shehzade Cricket Tournament kicks off today

KARACHI: Inaugural ceremony of 'Karachi Kings -- Sindh Ke Shehzade Cricket Tournament' was held at Naya Nazimabad cricket stadium on Sunday. Sindh Information Minister Nasir Hussain Shah, Karachi Kings President Shahid Afridi, Karachi Kings Team Director Rashid Latif, ARY Digital Network Group Director Mehboob Abdul Rauf, Karachi Kings CEO Tariq Wasi, Team Manager Naveed Rasheed were also present on this occasion. Five teams, comprised of 75 players, will vie for the trophy from September 9 to 14. HSJ Nawabshah Ke…

ARY Digital Network airs telethon for Diamer-Bhasha, Mohmand dams

KARACHI: In support of the Supreme Court’s ‘Ao Dam Banayein’ initiative, ARY Digital Network aired a star-studded live telethon for construction of Diamer-Bhasha and Mohmand dams on Saturday. Live telecast of the program was watched by viewers across the country and abroad on all the channels of ARY Digital Network. Celebrities, news anchors and other different artists and dignitaries including Chief Justice of Pakistan Saqib Nisar, actor and host Faisal Qureshi, Lollywood superstar Humayun Saeed, host Iqrar-ul-Hassan,…

Three-day ‘Shandur Polo Festival 2018’ kicks off today

CHITRAL: The world famous 'Shandur Polo Festival 2018' has kicked off in Shandur Top area on Saturday. Shandur Top 'the roof of the world' is one of the major mountain passes that sits between Chitral and Ghizer District of GB. The flat top also serves as a venue for the 3-day polo festival where the best of the best players from Chitral and Gilgit meet in the finals. Holding such a massive festival at an altitude is an uphill task, that’s why people at Chitral administration always quote “Shandur is not a…

World Cup kicks off in Russia

The World Cup kicks off in Russia Thursday as the host nation take on Saudi Arabia in front of 80,000 people in Moscow after President Vladimir Putin officially declares the tournament open. Russia is spending more than $13 billion (11 billion euros) on hosting football’s showpiece, the most important event in the country since the 1980 Moscow Summer Olympics. The buildup has been dogged by controversy and diplomatic scandals and has shone a light on the challenges facing Putin’s Russia. On the day of the…

Kalasha Chilim-Jusht Festival 2018 kicks off

CHITRAL: The four-day Kalasha ‘Chilim Jusht Festival 2018’ kicked off on Monday in Chitral. The first ritual ‘chirik pipi’ milk distribution by shepherds to welcome the spring was held in Bumburet Kalash valley. To the Kalasha, the festival is the culmination of religious life and like the big funerals. The 'Chilim Jusht / Joshi Festival' is the spring festival which is observed in the middle of May and lasts for four days. The locals believe that the spring festival honors the fairies and also safeguards the…

Saudi Arabia kicks off Islamic counter-terrorism summit

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia gathered officials from 40 Muslim countries on Sunday in the first meeting of an Islamic counter-terrorism alliance, a move Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman declared a "clear signal" to extremism. "In past years, terrorism has been functioning in all of our countries... with no coordination" among them, he said in his keynote speech. "This ends today, with this alliance." Prince Mohammed bin Salman said the 40 countries were sending a "clear signal" that they would "work together to support the…