Celebrating Paksat-1R: Pakistani drones – a dream or reality?


For the longest time, Pakistan has had the ambition of owning and operating armed unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) like the CIA’s Predator and Reaper. Previously, the refrain in the local drone manufacturing industry and armed forces was that Pakistan didn’t have a satellite of its own. Thus, it was next to impossible to even think about acquiring or building such complex aircraft. However, with the first anniversary of Pakistan’s first ever fully functional communication satellite, the Paksat-1R, on August 12 – is the ambition still a pipe dream? Military applications Although Paksat-1R is a commercial satellite used widely by media houses and telecom companies, can it – if the need arises – be used for…

CIA banned in Karachi


Responding to the reports of corruption, Capital City police have disbanded CIA on Saturday. Meanwhile, the officials as well as the employees of the agency have been directed to immediately report to CCPO. DIG Investigations has also issued notification regarding disbanding of CIA, sources said, adding that the decision was reached following the alleged reports of corruption, bribery and under arrest torture by the agency.