Day: August 1, 2021

COVID-19 claims 20 more patients, infects 2,549 others

Karachi, August 01, 2021 (PPI-OT):As many as 20 more patients of Coronavirus died overnight lifting the death toll to 6,021 and 2,549 new cases emerged when 18,618 tests were conducted. This was stated by Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah in a statement issued here on Sunday. He added that 20 more patients of COVID-19 lost their lives lifting the death toll to 6,021 that constituted 1.6 percent death rate. Mr. Shah said that 18,618 samples were tested which detected 2,549 cases that constituted 13.7 percent current detection rate. He added that so far 5,026,810 tests have been conducted

Rivers flows and reservoirs level report

Lahore, August 01, 2021 (PPI-OT):The position of the river inflows and outflows at Tarbela, Mangla and Chashma along with the reservoirs levels and the barrages today is as under: Rivers: Indus at Tarbela: Inflows 334700 cusecs and Outflows 240800 cusecs, Kabul at Nowshera: Inflows 73200 cusecs and Outflows 73200 cusecs, Jhelum at Mangla: Inflows 58000 cusecs and Outflows 10000 cusecs, Chenab at Marala: Inflows 119300 cusecs and Outflows 96100 cusecs. Barrages: Jinnah: Inflows 281500 cusecs and Outflows 275000 cusecs, Chashma: Inflows: 334700 cusecs and Outflows 325900 cusecs, Taunsa: Inflows 290700 cusecs and Outflows 261200 cusecs, Panjnad: Inflows 25900 cusecs and

Pakistan Navy and Maritime Security Agency conducted a joint operation to rescue the crew of MV SUVARI H

Karachi, August 01, 2021 (PPI-OT):Pakistan Navy and Pakistan Maritime Security Agency conducted a joint operation at 180 Nautical Miles South of Karachi and rescued crew of MV SUVARI H. The operation was carried out in the exclusive economic zone of Pakistani sea in which the cargo ship sank due to strong winds and tide. Emergency messages were sent by the crew before sinking, the messages were received by a nearby cargo ship, MT Elan Vital, and five crew members were immediately rescued. Upon receiving the information Pakistan Navy aircraft on air surveillance was directed to the sinking site and a

Masood thanks MEPs for raising the issue of rights abuses in IIOJK

Muzaffarabad, August 01, 2021 (PPI-OT):Welcoming the letter from the members of the European Parliament to the European Commission and the Foreign Minister of the European Union on the serious human rights situation in Occupied Jammu and Kashmir, AJK President, Sardar Masood Khan said that India can no longer hide its crimes from the international community. Commenting on a joint letter written by sixteen Members of European Parliament (MEPs) and send out to the President of the Commission Ursula Von Der Leyen and the Vice President of the Commission Josep Borrell, President Masood thanked the MEPs for their latest move to

Govt modernizing agriculture sector by introducing latest technology: Fakhar Imam

Islamabad, August 01, 2021 (PPI-OT):Federal Minister for Food and Security Syed Fakhar Imam has said the government is introducing reforms in the agriculture sector to modernize it by incorporating latest technology to meet the challenges. In a statement issued in Kabir Wala, he said a comprehensive policy is being formulated for the enhancement of agriculture industry in the Country. The Minister said the government is taking effective steps to ensure food and economic security to the farmers by giving special attention to the food and agriculture sector. He said that provision of the basic rights to the farmers is the

Farrukh lauds WPR report for declaring Pakistan as cheapest country

Islamabad, August 01, 2021 (PPI-OT):Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Farrukh Habib has commended World Population Review (WPR) report for declaring Pakistan as the cheapest country in terms of living expenses. In a tweet on Sunday, he d the annual report of World Population Review on Cost of Living Worldwide. The report said that Pakistan emerged as the with a cost of living index of 18.58 having 225,199,937 population. He said Afghanistan is the second country with a cost of living index of 24.51 while India is the third one with a cost of living index of 25.14. The

Establishment of peace in region, top priority of Pakistan: Foreign Minister

Islamabad, August 01, 2021 (PPI-OT):Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said establishment of peace in the region is the top priority of Pakistan. In a statement issued in Multan today, he said India is playing the role of spoiler and wants to sabotage the peace in the region. Foreign Minister said Prime Minister Imran Khan is playing the role of ambassador of Kashmir, Palestine and entire Muslim Ummah as Pakistan is raising the issue of Kashmir, Palestine and suppressed Muslims at every international forum. He said people of Azad Jammu and Kashmir have given huge mandate to the PTI for

Pakistan crossed 30 million vaccinations against COVID-19

Islamabad, August 01, 2021 (PPI-OT):Pakistan has crossed 30 million vaccinations against COVID-19. This was stated by Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar in a tweet on Sunday. He said the first ten million vaccinations took 113 days, the second ten millions 28 days and the third ten millions only 16 days. The Minister said the pace of vaccination has rapidly increased in the country. He said all six days this week were a record, as 934 hundred thousand people received vaccinations yesterday. He said five million vaccinations were done in last six days. For more information, contact:Ministry of Information

Asad urges people to strictly follow SOPs against coronavirus

Islamabad, August 01, 2021 (PPI-OT):Planning Minister Asad Umar has urged people to strictly follow Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and get vaccinated at the earliest to contain spread of the Indian variant of COVID-19. Addressing a news conference along with Special Assistant on National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination Dr. Faisal Sultan in Islamabad on Sunday, he said the Indian variant spreads very fast. He said the government is arranging vaccines to protect the people from the coronavirus. Asad Umar said the government has been successful to combat the previous waves of coronavirus and now we will be able to protect