Day: July 10, 2021

President urges Pakistan to emerge as healthier, prosperous country

Islamabad, July 11, 2021 (PPI-OT):President Dr Arif Alvi has urged the people to fully support and spread the message of ‘Khair Khawa’ programme, creating awareness in the society about a prosperous family. In a video message on the World Population Day being observed today (Sunday), the President said the government wants Pakistan to emerge as healthier and prosperous country. He said the government has launched a programme titled ‘Khair Khawa’ which means a person looking for the well-being of a family. Dr Arif Alvi also underlined the importance of birth spacing for a mother. He said this is an important

PM directs ERRA to complete ongoing projects on fast-track to facilitate people

Islamabad, July 10, 2021 (PPI-OT):Prime Minister Imran Khan chaired a meeting to review Earthquake Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Authority's (ERRA) on-going reconstruction and development projects. It was updated in the meeting that since its inception in 2006, ERRA has so far completed 75 percent of its total development portfolio of 14,704 projects, whereas 14 percent of them are currently under construction. These under construction projects include 885 projects in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and 1,214 projects in Azad Jammu and Kashmir. The Prime Minister ordered the authorities concerned to complete these on-going projects on fast track basis to facilitate the people. For more

Successful execution of KJP triggered massive economic activity in country: Dar

Islamabad, July 10, 2021 (PPI-OT):Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Youth Affairs Muhammad Usman Dar says a massive increase in economic activities has been witnessed across the country after successful and transparent execution of Kamyab Jawan Programme. In a news release, he said the government has so far helped over 13,000 youth to open their own businesses by disbursing loans amounting to 17 billion rupees under the Programme. Usman Dar said all-out efforts are being made to empower the youth in line with Prime Minister Imran Khan’s vision. For more information, contact: Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Government of

Industry making phenomenal growth as economy heading in right direction: Dawood

Islamabad, July 10, 2021 (PPI-OT):Advisor to Prime Minister on Commerce and Investment Abdul Razak Dawood says sustainability of economic growth is a major challenge after stabilising and improving the economic indicators. Addressing business community in Faisalabad today (Saturday), he said in this regard a series of meetings have been proposed with the stakeholders immediately after Eid. The Advisor said one meeting will be held with Prime Minister Imran Khan so that the exporters can interact directly with him and highlight their core issues. He said the country's economy is moving in the right direction and industry is making phenomenal growth.

Pakistan coordinating with regional countries to find durable solution of Afghan issue: FM

Islamabad, July 10, 2021 (PPI-OT):Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi says Pakistan is coordinating with regional countries to find a durable solution to the Afghan issue. Talking to media in Multan today (Saturday), he said Pakistan is also inviting the Afghan government, Taliban and Northern Alliance for peaceful solution of the issue. The Foreign Minister said durable peace in Afghanistan can only be achieved through negotiations among all the stakeholders. He said Pakistan does not want to see civil strife and instability in Afghanistan after the withdrawal of US forces. He said peace in Afghanistan will help Pakistan to economically integrate

Pakistan is not a guarantor rather a facilitator in Afghan peace process: DG ISPR

Islamabad, July 10, 2021 (PPI-OT): Director General Inter Services Public Relations Major General Babar Iftikhar says Pakistan is not a guarantor rather only a facilitator in the Afghan Peace Process. In an interview, he said Pakistan has no favourites among Afghan stakeholders and the Afghans themselves have to decide their leadership. The DG ISPR said the Pak-Afghan border security and management has been beefed up and the 2611 kilometre stretch of the border has been 90 percent fenced. He said forts have been built with proper mechanisms and Frontier Corps' new wings developed to manage the posts. Major General Babar

President lauds govt’s decision to engage with dissident Balochs to create national unity

Islamabad, July 10, 2021 (PPI-OT):President Dr Arif Alvi has lauded the government’s decision to engage with dissident Baloch leaders, excluding those involved in India-sponsored sabotage to bring them in national unity. In an interview with a private television channel, he said he as well as Prime Minister Imran Khan has been calling for engaging with dissident Balochs since 2012, but not those being backed by India. He said using the Afghan soil; India has been promoting terrorism in Pakistan and exemplified the Kulbhushan Jadhav, recent bomb blast in Lahore and reports of RAW agents returning to India having failed to

Farrukh appeals philanthropists to help govt for well-being of people

Islamabad, July 10, 2021 (PPI-OT):Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting, Farrukh Habib says the incumbent PTI-led government launched health cards being distributed among the deserving people for provision of best medical facilities free of cost. He was talking to media after inaugurating Kidney Center at the premises of Children Hospital in Faisalabad on Saturday. The state of the art Kidney Center has been equipped with latest machines where kidney transplant, treatment and other facilities would be available to the children. Farrukh Habib appealed to the philanthropists to help the government for the well-being of the people of the country.

Raza lauds Canadian govt for its support to Pakistan against COVID19

Islamabad, July 10, 2021 (PPI-OT):Pakistan High Commissioner to Canada, Raza Bashir Tarar has lauded the Canadian government for its generous support to Pakistan to mitigate the effects of Covid-19 pandemic and combat polio in Pakistan. Speaking at a farewell meeting arranged by Global Affairs Canada in his honour, the Pakistani Envoy said we appreciate the help and value the cooperation that Canada has extended to Pakistan. He also appreciated inclusiveness and tolerance in the Canadian society and hoped that Canada would likely continue to remain a global destination for the immigrants. For more information, contact: Ministry of Information and Broadcasting