Affordable LNG: PM to ink pact during Qatar visit tomorrow

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will leave for Qatar on Wednesday, aiming at signing an agreement for importing cheap Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG). Pakistan is currently facing a severe shortage of natural gas, both for its electricity generation and industrial use. The supply-demand gap is approximately 2-4 BCFD (billion cubic feet per day). The government, therefore, is…

Two pilots killed as Pakistan Army jet crashes near Gujranwala

Two pilots died on Tuesday after a Pakistan Army training aircraft Mushaq crashed near Gujranwala. The pilots were identified as Major Azhar and Captain Ahmad, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement. The jet fighter was on a routine training session when the tragic incident occurred that resulted in the immediate death of…

Baldness and thinning hair are due to aging DNA, study finds

  While the phenomenon has long been unexplained, scientists are beginning to solve the mystery Thinning hair and the onset of baldness is the result of follicle-creating stem cells becoming damaged over time, a study has found. While scientists have long struggled to understand what causes baldness, research published in the journal Science points to…

Pakistan Army leaving no stone unturned to protect Chinese investment

GWADAR: A heavy police presence, guarded convoys, new checkpoints and troop reinforcements have turned parts of the southern port city of Gwadar into a fortress, as Pakistan’s powerful military seeks to protect billions of dollars of Chinese investment. Securing the planned $46 billion economic corridor of roads, railways and pipelines from northwest China to Pakistan’s Arabian…

Queen Máxima to arrive in Pakistan tomorrow

Queen Máxima of the Netherlands will begin a three-day visit to Pakistan from Tuesday as part of her global efforts to promote financial inclusion. The queen is the UN secretary-general’s special advocate for inclusive finance for development and her scheduled visit comes in support of Pakistan’s National Financial Inclusion Strategy. During her visit, the queen…