Day: August 19, 2021

Bombardier Launches App for Smart Link Plus Connected Aircraft Program

myMaintenance App now live Subscribers benefit from new, easy-to-use myMaintenance App to visualize crucial aircraft data from any personal electronic device New App marks yet another milestone in Bombardier’s digital transformation Smart Link Plus subscribers can make data-driven decisions, maximizing operational efficiency Demonstrations of new App available both on demand and at NBAA-BACE MONTREAL, Aug. […]

$235 Million ADB Loan to Upgrade Pakistan Highway, Boost Regional Connectivity

Manila, August 19, 2021 (PPI-OT): The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $235 million loan to further upgrade a national highway in Pakistan that is crucial to regional connectivity and strengthen the government’s operation and maintenance of its national highway network. The project will expand the 222-kilometer Shikarpur-Rajanpur section of the National Highway 55 (N55) from two lanes into a four-lane carriageway. N55 is part of the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Corridor 5 which links the ports of Karachi and Gwadar in southern Pakistan with national and international economic centers to the north. “This project will increase

Procession Security: 6722 policemen, 4100 rangers, 9 army Cops, 7 FC platoon deployed 

Karachi, August 19, 2021 (PPI-OT):The Sindh police on 10 Muharram deployed 6133 policemen and mobilised 153 vehicles to provide security to the main procession taken out at 8.40 am from Nishtar Park on Thursday, the 10 Muharram. This was disclosed by IG Police Mushtaq Maher while briefing Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah at CPO on Thursday. The CM was accompanied by Minister Information Saeed Ghani and Administrator Karachi Murtaza Wahab. The chief minister was told that the Muharram procession started from Nishtar Park. Its route was Guru Mandir, M.A Jinnah Road, Saddar Dawakhana, Empress Market, regal Chowk, Tibet

COVID-19 claims 27 more patients, infects 1,209 others 

Karachi, August 19, 2021 (PPI-OT):As many as 27 more patients of Coronavirus died overnight lifting the death toll to 6,556 and 1,209 new cases emerged when 15,534 tests were conducted. This was stated by Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah in a statement issued here on Thursday. He added that 27 more patients of COVID-19 lost their lives lifting the death toll to 6,556 that constituted 1.6 percent death rate. Mr. Shah said that 15,534 samples were tested which detected 1,209 cases that constituted 7.8 percent current detection rate. He added that so far 5,348,451 tests have been conducted

Over 700 Sri Lankan students appear in tests to study in Pakistan 

Islamabad, August 19, 2021 (PPI-OT):Over 700 Sri Lankan students from across Sri Lanka are appearing in the written tests being held for scholarships to study in Pakistan's universities at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The scholarships are part of Pakistan-Sri Lanka Higher Education Cooperation Programme, which is aimed to further strengthen the ties between the two countries and bring people of both the nations more closely to each other. The tests are being conducted by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan in collaboration with Pakistan High Commission Colombo and University Grants Commission (UGC) of Sri Lanka in three cities including

Letter by the High Commission to Australian Federal and State Education Ministers and Vices Chancellors of Universities 

Canberra, August 19, 2021 (PPI-OT):As a part of High Commission's ongoing advocacy efforts for arrival of Pakistani students into Australia. The light Commissioner ILE. Altar Amin wrote letters to the Premiers, Chief Education Minister of Australian states territories, and Vice Chancellor: of those universities where Pakistani students an: enrolled in sizable numbers. In his letters. The High Commissioner highlighted the difficulties of students who were enrolled in different Australian universities but could not travel due to lockdown of Australian harden miles to Covid- 19. Some of the students were compelled to take online classes which were not substitute for on-campus

‘Ehsaas Koi Bhooka Na Soye’ initiative to be extended to three more cities 

Islamabad, August 19, 2021 (PPI-OT):Prime Minister Imran Khan will launch expansion of ‘Ehsaas Koi Bhooka Na Soye’ initiative to three more cities Multan, Gujranwala and Lahore tomorrow. Under the initiative cooked meals are distributed to people in need, especially labourers, daily wage earners, women and children. The Prime Minister, at an event to be held in Islamabad, will also launch four food trucks that will serve free food to daily-wage earners in Multan, Gujranwala and Lahore. Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Social protection Dr. Sania Nishtar and Managing Director Pakistan Bait-ul-Mal Malik Zaheer Abbas Khokhar will brief the

Afghan delegation calls for all-inclusive political solution in Afghanistan

Islamabad, August 19, 2021 (PPI-OT):A delegation of Afghan political leaders visiting Pakistan has called for an all-inclusive political solution in Afghanistan through power sharing. The delegation visited Pakistan at the invitation of the Government of Pakistan and met top civil and military leadership including Prime Minister Imran Khan, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa. Addressing a news conference in Islamabad on Thursday, Younus Qanooni along with other delegation members spoke high of the government of Pakistan’s positive approach towards Afghanistan and desire for a comprehensive political settlement in the country. The delegation members told

Mansoor discusses efforts for peace in Afghanistan with Karzai and Abdullah 

Islamabad, August 19, 2021 (PPI-OT):Pakistan's Ambassador to Afghanistan Mansoor Ahmed Khan called on former Afghan President Hamid Karzai and Dr Abdullah in Kabul on Thursday. During the meeting, efforts for lasting peace and stability in Afghanistan came under discussion. Meanwhile, Pakistan Ambassador in Kabul Mansoor Ahmad Khan has said Pakistan is playing its role in evacuating foreigners from Afghanistan. Talking to state-run TV this evening, he said we facilitate the foreigners at our embassy in Kabul. The Ambassador said 200 Pakistanis have so far been sent back to home via Torkham Border. Sharing detail of his meetings with Afghan political