Day: July 1, 2021

Murad Ali Shah approves taking over federally controlled 4,192 non-formal schools

Karachi, July 01, 2021 (PPI-OT):Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah as per decision taken in the 42th Council of Common Interest (CCI) has approved taking over 4192 non-formal schools being run by the federal government and decided to enhance the salaries of teachers from Rs8000 to Rs25,000.   He accorded this approval while presiding over a meeting here at CM House on Thursday. The meeting was attended by Minister Education Saeed Ghani, Advisor Law Murtaza Wahab, Chief Secretary Mumtaz Shah, PSCM Sajid Jamal Abro, Secretary School Education Ahmed Bux Narejo, Secretary IPC Asif Ikram, Special Secretary Finance Bilal Memon

COVID-19 claims 14 more patients, infects 713 others

Karachi, July 01, 2021 (PPI-OT):As many as 14 more patients of Coronavirus died overnight lifting the death toll to 5,478 and 713 new cases emerged when 13,935 tests were conducted. This was stated by Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah in a statement issued here on Thursday. He added that 14 more patients of COVID-19 lost their lives lifting the death toll to 5,478 that constituted 1.6 percent death rate. Mr. Syed Murad Ali Shah said that 13,935 samples were tested which detected 713 cases that constituted 5.1 percent current detection rate.   He added that so far 4,520,908

PTI Government inherited 4000 incomplete projects and throw forward of 1300 billion rupees: Usman Buzdar

Lahore, July 01, 2021 (PPI-OT):Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar said that he is thankful to Almighty Allah for the honour of presenting the 3rd budget of the PTI government in the new Punjab assembly building. The budget has been passed amicably, having no resemblance in any other assembly. The CM also thanked Speaker Ch. Pervaiz Elahi, Deputy Speaker Dost Muhammad Mazari, law minister, ministers and members from treasury and opposition benches as everyone have played their role in budget approval. Punjab Budget 2021-22 is the best statement in which every sector of life is well taken care of. It

PTI Government introduced important reforms in rescue 1122: Usman Buzdar 

Lahore, July 01, 2021 (PPI-OT):Under the leadership of Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar, new ambulances have been provided to Rescue 1122 with an amount of Rs.1.5 billion besides introducing important institutional reforms to provide world-class services to the people. In a statement issued on Wednesday, the CM said Rescue 1122 has been revamped and emergency service was being started in 86 tehsils this year. Similarly, a motorbike ambulance service is planned in 27 districts while an air rescue service will also be started for remote, difficult areas, he added.   Regrettably, important matters remained pending due to avoiding the

Chief Minister Punjab condemns terrorists’ firing at Pakistan check post 

Lahore, July 01, 2021 (PPI-OT):Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar has strongly condemned terrorists' firing at Pakistan check post from Afghanistan in North Waziristan and expressed a deep sense of sorrow over the martyrdom of two security officials. He has extended sympathies to the bereaved heirs and paid rich tributes to the sacrifices rendered by the guardians of the motherland.   For more information, contact: Office of the Chief Minister of Punjab 8-Club Road, GOR-I, Lahore, Pakistan Tel: +92-42-99205562-3 Fax: +92-42-99205561 Website:

Organization of Consular Camp in Darwin

  Canberra, July 01, 2021 (PPI-OT):The High Commission for Pakistan organized a Consular Camp in Darwin on 26 June 2021. The aim of the camp was to provide consular services to the Pakistani community living in Darwin specifically and in Northern Territory Generally. The following services were provided to the community:   Attestation of documents and Power of Attorney.   Receipt of application for Child Registration,   Submission of applications for Police Clearance Certificates and   Verification of Driving License.   The Consular Camp was visited by sizable number of Pakistani community to avail the above-mentioned consular services. This was

High Commissioner’s Meeting with Executive Committee of Islamic Society of Darwin 

Canberra, July 01, 2021 (PPI-OT):High Commissioner of Pakistan H.E. Babar Amin visited Darwin from 25-26 June 2021. During his visit, he held meeting with the executive committee of the Islamic Society Darwin (ISD). He appreciated role of ISD in educating youth about Islamic education, culture, values, and norms. It was important, he added that younger generation, while living in Australia remains connected with their cultural roots and national identities. He also appreciated role played by the organization in promotion of inter-faith and inter-cultural harmony in Australia.   The executive committee briefed the High Commissioner about their charitable work, community services

High Commissioner’s Meetings with Pakistani Community in Darwin

Canberra, July 01, 2021 (PPI-OT):High Commissioner of Pakistan Babar Amin visited Darwin from 25-26 June 2021. During his visit, he held a meeting with the Pakistani public figures and members of community. The High Commissioner in his remarks commended the strong Pakistani community in Australia, which was working as a strong bridge between the two countries. He emphasized that the government of Pakistan was focused on providing maximum facilitation to overseas Pakistanis. In this regard, the High Commission had taken several steps including holding E-Meetings, Open Days, Consular Camps, webinars on Roshan Digital Account, etc. He also called for greater

FBR registers historic growth of 18% in Financial Year 2020-21 

Islamabad, July 01, 2021 (PPI-OT):Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has released the provisional revenue collection figures for the Fiscal Year 2020-21. According to the provisional information, FBR has collected net revenue of Rs. 4,732 billion during Jul-June period, which has exceeded the target of Rs.4, 691 billion by Rs. 41 billion. This represents a growth of about 18% over the collection of Rs. 3,997 billion during the same period last year.   The net collection for the month of June was Rs. 568 billion representing an increase of 26% over Rs. 451 billion collected in June 2020. The year-on-year growth