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Pakistan, Russia to increase defence-related cooperation

An official of the Russian Army met the COAS

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July 3, 2019


Fire breaks out in residential building in Karachi’s DHA

No loss of life was reported

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February 9, 2019


Case registered after Rs6.5m stolen from private bank in Karachi’s Defence

The case has been handed over to the special investigation unit

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January 30, 2019


Sindh High Court grants bail to owner of Karachi restaurant at which two minor kids died

He has been directed to submit a Rs200,000 surety

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December 31, 2018


Sunday morning rain is falling: First rain of the season washes away Karachi’s woes

It rained in Defence, Korangi and Gulshan-e-Hadeed

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December 9, 2018


US, India seek to deepen defence ties and sign key accord

The United States has emerged as India’s second largest arms supplier

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September 6, 2018


Army chief meets Polish civil-military leaders

Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa has reached Poland on an official visit. According to ISPR, General Bajwa met Polish Minister of National Defence Mariusz Blaszczak and Deputy Minister of National Defence. The COAS also held separate meetings with Polish military leadership, including Chief of General Staff, Commander of the Poland Armed Forces and Commander…

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June 20, 2018


Owners of arms cache in Karachi give police the slip

Police have failed to arrest the owners of a huge cache of illegal arms recovered on Thursday from a car and a house. Police arrested two men and seized a large cache of weapons when law enforcement personnel searched a black Toyota Corolla on Khayaban-e-Tanzeem in the upscale Defence House Authority neighbourhood. The car, bearing…

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June 8, 2018


Women run for their lives in Karachi

KARACHI: A 100-metre race was organised for women to highlight the importance of fitness, on Sunday morning.   Scores of women from all walks of life participated in the races. Prizes were distributed among the winners when the races had concluded. “All you need to do to maintain your health is take out time for yourself…

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April 8, 2018


NATO does not want new arms race: secretary general

OTTAWA: NATO does not want a new arms race with Russia, the alliance’s secretary general said Wednesday amid heightened tensions following an ex-spy’s poisoning in England “We don’t want a new arms race, so we are focused on how can we respond” in a “firm strong predictable, but also measured and defensive, way,” Jens Stoltenberg…

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April 5, 2018


Karachi teenagers falling prey to a new drug

KARACHI: Teenagers in the metropolitan city have fallen prey to a new drug – ecstasy. SAMAA has obtained footage of a dance party where the teenagers are dancing after taking tablets of ecstasy. The dance parties are held in farm houses situated in Karachi’s Defence and Super Highway areas where the youngsters were seen using…

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March 20, 2018


Video: PTI leader’s family robbed in Karachi

Robbers robbed the family of a Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader at Karachi’s posh area of Defence.

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January 8, 2018


Pakistan name squad for warm-up game against New Zealand

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan cricket head coach Mickey Arthur feels that players have acclimatized well with the conditions in New Zealand, before the team kicks off its tour with a 50-over warm-up match against New Zealand XI in Nelson on Wednesday. A day before Pakistan’s practice match, Arthur said the team is looking forward to the game…

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January 2, 2018


Customer resorts to aerial firing after argument with shopkeeper in Karachi

KARACHI: A CCTV footage surfaced on Thursday in which a customer can be seen walking into the shop with a pistol and resorting to aerial firing after a heated argument with a shopkeeper.  According to details, the customer and the shopkeeper were embroiled in a heated argument after which the suspect pulled out a pistol….

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December 28, 2017


Karachi: 6-year-old kidnapped in broad daylight

KARACHI: Police on Wednesday confirmed the kidnapping of a six-year-old child from a posh area of the metropolis. According to details, six-year-old Abaan, son of Ghufran, was kidnapped near Khayaban-e-Roomi intersection in Defence. The child was reportedly a student of Haque Academy and the kidnapping took place as the mother and child were on their…

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December 6, 2017


Pakistan, Poland agree to boost ties in multiple sectors

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Poland have discussed ways and means to enhance cooperation in diverse fields especially economy, trade, investment, energy, agriculture, science and technology, IT and defence. The two countries had a comprehensive review of bilateral relations during 6th Round of Pakistan-Poland Bilateral Political Consultations that has concluded in Islamabad. The two sides deliberated on…

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October 26, 2017


Pakistan Navy exercise “BURQ VII” validates combat readiness

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Navy is conducting exercise “BURQ VII” at creeks area with an aim to evaluate its operational plans for the defence of the area. It also includes the re-evaluation of air defence plans and combat readiness of Air Defence Battalion deployed in the creeks area, stated a statement issued here by media affairs directorate…

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October 13, 2017


NSC resolves to keep Pakistan’s defence impregnable against external aggression

ISLAMABAD: The National Security Committee met here Friday with Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi in the chair and expressed its unwavering resolve to keep Pakistan’s defence impregnable against all forms of external aggression. The meeting was attended by the ministers for finance and foreign affairs, chairman joint chiefs of the staff committee, all three services…

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September 29, 2017


Could America shield Alaska from a North Korean missile?

It is every Alaskan’s nightmare: finding themselves within range of a North Korean missile. As that fear came one step closer to reality this week, America’s ability to block an incoming attack is under scrutiny, reported AFP. On Tuesday, the northwestern US state awoke to the news that Pyongyang had test-fired an intercontinental ballistic missile…

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July 6, 2017


Modi set to become first Indian PM to visit Israel

JERUSALEM: Narendra Modi becomes the first Indian prime minister to visit Israel when he arrives on Tuesday, the result of growing ties that have led to billions of dollars in defence deals. Israel, in constant search of allies to vote in its favour at UN bodies as well as business partners, has been portraying the…

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July 3, 2017


India opens its longest bridge near China border

TINSUKIA: India opened its longest bridge close to the border with China in a move seen as bolstering its defences in a sensitive region. Prime Minister Narendra Modi marked the third anniversary of his rule by inaugurating the 9.1 kilometre (5.7 mile) long Dhola-Sadiya bridge over the Brahmaputra river that will link Assam and Arunachal…

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May 27, 2017