Archive for April, 2011
ISLAMABAD: The leadership of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) and Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) agreed on nominating Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi as the first deputy prime minister of the country here on Friday night.
The draft agreement, finalised by experts of the two parties, include distribution of ministries, share of the PML-Q in the forthcoming Senate elections and seat adjustment formula between the two parties for the next general elections. Sources said details of the agreement were worked out in a meeting held at the President House with Faryal Talpur in the chair.
ISLAMABAD, Dec 27 (APP): Pakistan will launch its first indigenously developed communications satellite on August 14, 2011, from a facility in China and its life span will be 15 years.According to sources in Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (Suparco), the satellite would be launched at a longitude of 38 degrees in geostationary orbit on the equatorial plane at an altitude of 36,000km above the earth’s surface.
A photograph of the test-firing of the short-range surface-to-surface ballistic missile Hataf-II (Abdali) at an undisclosed location.
Pakistan conducted a successful flight test of the indigenously developed air launched cruise missile, Hatf-8 on Friday. The nuclear-capable missile test was conducted as part of the continuous process of improving the technical parameters of the weapon system. The Ra’ad missile, with a range of over 350 km, has been developed exclusively for launch from aerial platforms.