Day: August 20, 2021

Governor Sindh meets delegation of Jamaat Ghurba Ahl-e-Hadith, Jamia Sattaria-ul-Islamia

Karachi, August 20, 2021 (PPI-OT):A delegation comprising of scholars of Jamaat Ghurba Ahl-e-Hadith Pakistan and Jamia Sattaria-al-Islamia called on Governor Sindh Imran Ismail at the Governor’s House. The delegation was led by Maulana Prof. Hafiz Mohammad Salafi while Allama Dr. Amir Abdullah Mohammadi, Maulana Mufti Anas Madani, Allama Abdul Khaliq Afridi, Hashmatullah Siddiqui, Imran Ahmad Salafi, Maulana Mufti Suhaib Shahid and Qazi Abdul Sami were among other members of the delegation. The Governor of Sindh was presented with a gift of Tafsir of the Holy Quran - “Tafsir Sataria” by Hazrat Maulana Abdul Rehman Salafi. Governor Ismail assured all possible

US Consul General calls on Governor Sindh

Karachi, August 20, 2021 (PPI-OT):The United States Consul General in Karachi Rob Silberstein called on Governor Sindh Imran Ismail at the Governor’s House. They discussed Pak-American diplomatic and trade relations, regional situation, role of Karachi in international economy, investment and other important issues. They also contemplated on lasting peace in the region for eradication of poverty and prosperity and protection of mutual interests with effective diplomacy. For more information, contact: Advisor to Governor (Higher Education and Media) Sindh Governor House Tel: +92-21-99201216-7, +92-21-99201201-3 Email: Website:

Director General ANF calls on Governor Sindh in Karachi

Karachi, August 20, 2021 (PPI-OT):Director General Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) Major General Ghulam Shabbir Narejo called on Governor Sindh Imran Ismail at the Governor’s House. Force Commander Sindh Brigadier Syed Waqar Haider Rizvi was also present in the meeting. The DG ANF briefed Governor Sindh in detail about the meeting with the Sindh chief minister Syed Murad Ali Shah regarding counter-narcotics. The Governor of Sindh said that we have to eradicate drug mafia together to make Sindh a drug-free province. For more information, contact: Advisor to Governor (Higher Education and Media) Sindh Governor House Tel: +92-21-99201216-7, +92-21-99201201-3 Email: Website:

Interest free loans approved for meritorious students under Student Loan Scheme

Karachi, August 20, 2021 (PPI-OT):The Apex Committee for Student Loan Scheme having representation from State Bank of Pakistan, Finance Division (Government of Pakistan) and five major banks (NBP, HBL, UBL, ABL and MCB Bank) has approved Rs 82.6 million as interest-free loans to deserving students for their studies within Pakistan. The amount, approved by Apex Committee, will be disbursed to 518 deserving students of public sector universities across the country, studying in different disciplines of under-graduation, graduation and PhD studies for the Session 2017-18, 2018-19 and 2019-2020. The objective of the Student Loan Scheme is to provide financial assistance to

FBR issues clarification on access to Banking Transaction

Islamabad, August 20, 2021 (PPI-OT):The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has issued a clarification on the messages circulating in emails and social media regarding access of FBR on banking transactions. FBR has clarified that there is no linkage or access to banking transactions at any level with the banks or financial institutions. Similarly, there is no fingerprint authentication mechanism available with FBR. The tax profile data of FBR has only offline bank account numbers which are not linked with banks or financial institutions. Therefore, there is absolutely no risk of any access to transaction banking at any level. FBR has

Hon’ble Mr. Justice Umar Ata Bandial takes oath as Acting Chief Justice of Pakistan

Islamabad, August 20, 2021 (PPI-OT):Hon’ble Mr. Justice Umar Ata Bandial has taken oath as Acting Chief Justice of Pakistan. The oath was administered by Hon’ble Mr. Justice Qazi Faez Isa in a simple but dignified ceremony in the Supreme Court, Islamabad today i.e. 20.08.2021. Hon’ble Mr. Justice Umar Ata Bandial will act as Chief Justice of Pakistan during the period, Hon’ble Mr. Justice Gulzar Ahmed, Chief Justice of Pakistan remains abroad. Hon’ble Judges of Supreme Court of Pakistan, senior lawyers, Law Officers and officers of Law and Justice Commission of Pakistan attended the ceremony. Registrar Supreme Court of Pakistan conducted

Promoting independent, responsible and impartial media priority of government: Prime Minister

Islamabad, August 20, 2021 (PPI-OT):Prime Minister Imran Khan has said promoting a completely independent, responsible and an impartial media in the country is the foremost priority of the government. He was chairing a meeting in Islamabad today which was briefed about the steps taken to evacuate foreign journalists from Afghanistan and facilitation being extended to them. Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhary Fawad Hussain informed the meeting that a special cell has been set up in the Information Ministry for the facilitation of foreign journalists in view of situation in Afghanistan. The Prime Minister applauded the steps taken by the

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi urges world to play role for welfare, economic assistance of Afghans

Islamabad, August 20, 2021 (PPI-OT):Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has urged the world community to play its role for the welfare and economic assistance of Afghans. In a telephonic conversation with his Danish counterpart, Jeppe Kofod, he said it is important to ensure the security and rights of the Afghan people in the present circumstances. Shah Mahmood Qureshi noted that a peaceful and stable Afghanistan is important not only for Pakistan but also the entire region. The Foreign Minister said Pakistan is extending full facilitation to the Danish government in evacuation of their citizens. The Danish Foreign Minister appreciated Pakistan's

At UN, Pakistan deplores India’s attempt to project as champion against International terrorism

Islamabad, August 20, 2021 (PPI-OT):At the United Nations, Pakistan has deplored India's attempt to project itself as a champion against international terrorism saying the Indians have no "moral authority" as terror victims' blood is on their hands. In a statement, Pakistan's Mission to the UN said this in response to Indian External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar's speech at a regular briefing of the Security Council on: Threats to International Peace and Security Caused by Terrorist Acts. The statement said India is the biggest state sponsor of terrorism - planning, promoting and financing terrorism against Pakistan. The Pakistan Mission statement said