Day: August 9, 2021

Opening Brief of Naval War Game SHAMSHEER-E-BAHR-VIII held at Karachi

Karachi, August 09, 2021 (PPI-OT):Pakistan Navy War game SHAMSHEER-E-BAHR-VIII commenced at Karachi. Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Amjad Khan Niazi graced the Opening Brief of the exercise as Chief Guest and was received by Chief of Staff Vice Admiral Faisal Rasul Lodhi. Later, Deputy Chief of Naval Staff (Operations) Rear Admiral Javaid lqbal presented the overview of war game outlining objectives and concepts set forth for demonstration during the exercise. He highlighted that the war game will comprise participation of Tri-Services and Govt Ministries. SHAMSHEER-E-BAHR-VIll is the Flag ship war game of Pakistan Navy that is held biennially

DG LDA and MD WASA briefs Parliamentarians about development work in Lahore

Lahore, August 09, 2021 (PPI-OT):On the direction of Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar, work has been started on a number of mega projects to facilitate the citizens. DG LDA Ahmed Aziz Tarar and MD WASA Syed Zahid Aziz briefed the parliamentarians of Lahore about the progress on development schemes. The public representatives appreciated the spate of development work and hoped that this will provide the best facilities to the citizens. It is sanguine that the development plans have been designed in consultation with the parliamentarians while setting aside the politics of the one-man show, they continued. Meanwhile, the CM

Chief Minister Punjab assures elderly woman of resolution of her problems

Lahore, August 09, 2021 (PPI-OT):An elderly woman and her grandson met with Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar and apprised him about the problems. The CM gave a patient hearing and directed the staff to resolve the problems. The visiting woman thanked the CM and prayed for him. The CM reiterated that the people of backward areas are near to his heart as he also belongs to such an area and knows the problems of the people very well. Public service satiates me, he added. For more information, contact: Office of the Chief Minister of Punjab Government of the Punjab

Chief Minister Punjab’s message on Fourth Death Anniversary of Dr Ruth Pfau

Lahore, August 09, 2021 (PPI-OT):While paying rich tributes to Dr Ruth Pfau for her glorious services to eradicate leprosy disease from Pakistan, Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar stated she selflessly spent her entire life serving humankind. In his message, the CM said leprosy fighter Dr Ruth Pfau set a high example of continuously serving the patients and the credit of eradicating this disease from the country goes to the hard-working and enduring efforts of Dr Ruth Pfau. In fact, she is a worthy example for the entire world and her services can never be forgotten, concluded the CM. For

Chief Minister Punjab went to the residence of Asad Khokhar for condolence

Lahore, August 09, 2021 (PPI-OT):Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar went to the residence of nominated provincial minister Asad Khokhar in DHA and condoled with him over the death of his brother Mubashir Khokhar. He offered Fateha for the departed soul and extended condolence to the bereaved family. The CM assured that those involved in murder will not escape from punishment and justice will be provided. Provincial Minister Taimoor Bhatti and others were also present. For more information, contact: Office of the Chief Minister of Punjab Government of the Punjab 8-Club Road, GOR-I, Lahore, Pakistan Tel: +92-42-99205562-3 Fax: +92-42-99205561 Website:

Agriculture Credit Disbursement Remains Resilient Despite Challenges Posed By COVID-19

Karachi, August 09, 2021 (PPI-OT):Credit disbursement to agriculture sector increased to Rs1,366 billion in FY21, witnessing a growth of 12% over FY20, despite the ongoing challenges posed by Covid-19 pandemic and climate change. The disbursement is collective effort of 49 financial institutions which managed to achieve together 91% of their assigned target of Rs1,500 billion for the year. The outstanding agricultural credit stood at Rs628 billion as on end June 2021, witnessing a growth of over 8% over end June 2020, complements the overall positive outlook of agriculture sector which grew at 2.77% during FY21. However, the number of agricultural

Online awareness session about Benami Law held

Islamabad, August 09, 2021 (PPI-OT):As a part of awareness campaign under the directions of Director General Anti-Benami Initiative, Islamabad, the Commissioner Inland Revenue/Approving Authority, Anti-Benami Initiative, Zone-III, Karachi has conducted an online Zoom session to create awareness about Benami Law in Pakistan. The session was attended by members of Chambers of Commerce and Industry Karachi, Sukkur, and Quetta. The session included presentation on the Benami law, legal structure, and its implications on the economy as a whole. After the presentation, question and answers session was held. The members of Chambers of Commerce and Industry Karachi and Quetta asked questions related

Sardar Masood terms Kashmir missing limb of Pakistan, its body politic

Muzaffarabad, August 09, 2021 (PPI-OT):The AJK President, Sardar Masood Khan, while terming Kashmir as the missing limb of Pakistan, said the state would have joined Pakistan but Indian leaders’ conspiracies and violation of the principles of partition based on the two-nation theory deprived the Kashmiris of their freedom and fundamental rights. “Kashmir is the missing limb of Pakistan, its body politic. The State of Jammu and Kashmir would have joined Pakistan in accordance with the principles laid down in the 1947 Indian Independence Act, the aspirations of the majority of the Kashmiri people, and the contiguity of its geographical territory

Meeting of Senate Standing Committee on States and Frontier Regions held

Islamabad, August 09, 2021 (PPI-OT):The meeting of the Senate Standing Committee on States and Frontier Regions was held on Wednesday at Parliament House Islamabad. Chaired by Senator Hidayat Ullah the meeting was attended by Senator Sania Nishtar, Senator Bahramand Khan Tangi, Senator Danesh Kumar, Senator Dost Muhammad Khan, Senator Gurdeep Singh and senior officers from the Ministry of State and Frontier Regions, Home Department Khyber Pakhtunkhwa along with all concerned. The agenda entailed Point of Public Importance raised by Senator Hidayat Ullah regarding issues in merged districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and anticipated refugee influx from Afghanistan. The matter pertaining to