Day: July 11, 2021

Japanese Navy ship visits Karachi and conducts naval drills with Pakistan navy

Islamabad, July 11, 2021 (PPI-OT):Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force (JMSDF) ship YUUGIRI visited Karachi port. An impressive reception was arranged by Pakistan Navy to welcome JMSDF ship, wherein senior officials of Pakistan Navy along with Defence Attaché of Japan received the ship. Pakistan Navy and JMSDF enjoy longstanding cordial relations. Both navies have been working together to ensure safe and secure maritime environment in the region. Ships of both navies are also participating in Maritime Security Operations and have conducted sea exercises at various occasions. Japanese Ship also participated in Ex AMAN-21 held in Pakistani water in February this year.

Muhammad Shabbir Iqbal clinches title of 25th chief of the Naval Staff Open Golf Championship 2021

Islamabad, July 11, 2021 (PPI-OT):Closing ceremony of 25th Chief of The Naval Staff Open Golf Championship 2021 held at Karachi Golf Club (KGC). Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Amjad Khan Niazi grace the occasion as Chief Guest. The four days long Golf Championship, held from 08 to 11 July 2021, has become a major event in golfing circles since 1995. The categories in the championship included 36 holes each for KGC Professionals/ Caddies, Senior Contestants Professionals, Junior Professionals, seniors and Ladies. 18 holes matches were played for juniors (Cat A and amp; B), 9 holes for Veterans and

Mosque, Madaris best forums to raise Kashmir issue: AJK President

Muzaffarabad, July 11, 2021 (PPI-OT):The AJK President Sardar Masood Khan has called upon the Muslim scholars of the region to raise their voice against the oppression in Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IOJK) “Let us all raise our voices out loud from the pulpits of the mosques for the people of Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir and the injustice they are facing. It is our religious and human obligation to act when our daughters, mothers, and sisters are in danger”, he said. He expressed these views while talking to a delegation that called on him here on Sunday under the

Planning Minister Urges citizens aged 50 or above to get vaccinated against Covid-19

Islamabad, July 11, 2021 (PPI-OT):Minister for Planning Asad Umar has urged the citizens aged 50 years or above to get vaccinated to make themselves safe from the Covid-19 pandemic. In a tweet today (Sunday), he said Pakistan has 27.2 million people who are 50 years or older, and this age group is the most vulnerable to serious health effect of Covid. Asad Umar said 5.6 million of these people have so far received at least one dose of vaccine. For more information, contact: Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Government of Pakistan 4th Floor, Cabinet Block, Pak. Secretariat, Islamabad, Pakistan Tel:

Planning ministry launches mental health support unit

Islamabad, July 11, 2021 (PPI-OT):Ministry of Planning and Development launched "Mental Health and Psychosocial Support unit" today (Sunday), as a part of its emergency response to COVID-19. According to a press release issued by the ministry, the initiative is funded by United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund. The aim of this initiative is to develop an evidence-driven Mental Health and Psychosocial Support model which is right-based, scalable and sustainable. The project will also help in raising public awareness for psycho-social well-being of at-risk population. For more information, contact: Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Government of Pakistan 4th Floor, Cabinet Block, Pak.

Unrest in Afghanistan, possibility of surge in Covid cases threaten Pakistan’s economy: Alvi

Islamabad, July 11, 2021 (PPI-OT):President Dr Arif Alvi says unrest in Afghanistan and possibility of rising Covid cases threatens Pakistan's emerging economy. In a tweet today (Saturday), he said Pakistan hopes that Taliban and their countrymen find peace and healing. The President urged the nation to be careful during Eid and adhere to the SOPs, including wearing of masks, maintaining distance and washing hands. For more information, contact: Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Government of Pakistan 4th Floor, Cabinet Block, Pak. Secretariat, Islamabad, Pakistan Tel: +92-51-9103557 Email: Website:

NCOC issues comprehensive guidelines to ensure SOPs in wake of resurge of Covid cases

Islamabad, July 11, 2021 (PPI-OT):The National Command and Operation Centre has initiated special measures to strictly implement Standard Operating Procedures in all high risk sectors to prevent spread of COVID-19. The NCOC has taken serious note of deadly virus strains prevailing in the country and violations of SOPs and the risk of pandemic spread in view of Eid-ul-Azha. The Forum has declared vaccination certificate mandatory for hotel bookings for tourists visiting Gilgit-Baltistan, Azad Jammu and Kashmir and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. It has issued an elaborate procedure for verification of vaccine certificate at the entrances of tourist sites and hotels. NCOC has

FM to lead Pakistan’s delegation at SCO Council of Foreign Ministers meeting

Islamabad, July 11, 2021 (PPI-OT):Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi will lead the Pakistani delegation at the Meeting of the SCO Council of Foreign Ministers (SCO-CFM), being held in Dushanbe, Tajikistan on Tuesday. The invitation to the Foreign Minister to attend the SCO-CFM was extended by Tajik Foreign Minister Sirojiddin Muhriddin, the host and Chair of the Meeting. The Foreign Ministers of all SCO member states will be participating in the SCO-CFM. The SCO-CFM deliberates on important regional and international issues and considers documents for approval and adoption by the Council of Heads of State. The Dushanbe SCO-CFM will consider

FM leaves for Tajikistan to attend SCO’s Ministerial Council meeting in Dushanbe 

Islamabad, July 11, 2021 (PPI-OT):Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has left for Tajikistan to attend the meeting of Foreign Ministers' Council of Shanghai Cooperation Organization in Dushanbe. During his three-day visit, the Foreign Minister will also attend the meeting of SCO Foreign Ministers Contact Group for Afghanistan and present Pakistan's views on the Afghan peace process, the rapidly changing situation in the region and promotion of regional cooperation. On the sidelines of the meeting, he will meet with Foreign Ministers of Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Afghanistan, Russia and China. Issues of mutual interest, including bilateral relations and promotion of regional ties