Day: August 25, 2021

Chongqing Liangjiang New Area empowers SCO cooperation with digital economy

CHONGQING, China, Aug. 25, 2021 /Xinhua-AsiaNet/–In a bid to promote the digital economy for common prosperity, the China-Shanghai Cooperation Organization Forum on the Digital Economy Industry kicked off Monday in the Liangjiang New Area in southwest China’s Chongqing Municipality. The three-day event will be held both online and offline, according to Chongqing Liangjiang New Area […]

Eagle squad of Islamabad police briefed about effective policing measures

Islamabad, August 25, 2021 (PPI-OT): Senior Superintendent of Police (Operations) Dr. Syed Mustafa Tanveer on Tuesday directed the Eagle Squad of Islamabad Police to ensure effective policing measures in city and maintain high vigilance. Additional SP Islamabad Farhat Abbas Kazmi and other officers were also present on the occasion. In a briefing to the personnel of Eagle Squad, he said that strict patrolling measures to be ensured in the city and protect the lives and property of the citizens. He asked to behave politely with citizens and ensure prompt assistance to people in case of any emergency. He said those


Lahore, August 25, 2021 (PPI-OT): CEO PBIT, Dr. Arfa Iqbal visited Faisalabad Industrial Estate Development and Management Company (FIEDMC) office and met with SAPM on CPEC Khalid Mansoor, CEO FIEDMC Kashif Ashfaq, COO FIEDMC Muhammad Yousaf, Abdul Samie from BOI Islamabad and other officials to discuss the progress and know the issues faced by investors. For more information, contact: Punjab Board of Investment and Trade (PBIT) 23-Aikman Road, GOR-I, Lahore Tel: +92-42-99205201-06 Fax: +92-42-99205171 Email: Website:

Chief Minister Punjab Lays Foundation Stone of Shahkam Flyover Project

Lahore, August 25, 2021 (PPI-OT): Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar laid the foundation stone of the signal-free Shahkam Chowk flyover project valuing Rs.4.23 billion to ease the movement of 1.25 lakh vehicles daily. This 606 meters long, two-sided with each side having three lanes project will be completed in 10 months while Rs. 39.5 crore is saved in land acquisition and transparent tendering. Under this project, a 6-kilometre long defence road will also be dualized from labour colony to Multan road along with the construction of 2, 2 small bridges at the Hydiara Drain and canal. Addressing the ceremony,

Geo Mapping of 1000 plus sites completed throughout Punjab

Lahore, August 25, 2021 (PPI-OT): Advisor to CM on Tourism Asif Mehmood chairs a meeting regarding Prime Minister’s directives on progress of Tourism Department. Secretary Tourism Capt (R) Mushtaq Ahmad, Additional Secretary Ms Kalsoom Saqib, MD TDCP Tanveer Jabbar, Director Archaeology Maqsood Ahmad, DC DTS Hafiz Gazenfer and other officials were present during the meeting. During the meeting, the advisor was briefed on the ongoing projects and their completion dates. He was also briefed on the completion of geo mapping of 1000+ sites throughout the province. MD TDCP briefed about the outsourcing of rest houses which will be completed within

Chairperson PWPA calls on Chief Minister Punjab

Lahore, August 25, 2021 (PPI-OT): Chairperson Punjab Women Protection Authority Kaneez Fatima called on Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar at his office on Monday to discuss matters pertaining to the protection of women in society. She also presented a performance report to the CM. The CM repeated that every step will be taken to ensure the protection of womenfolk at public places. Strict action will be taken in case of any abuse as such elements do not deserve any tolerance, he emphasised. The respect to the womenfolk, enshrined in Quran and Sunnah, is a guiding principle for all of

Chief Minister Punjab chairs meeting about new transport system in cities

Lahore, August 25, 2021 (PPI-OT): A meeting, held under the chair of Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar at his office on Monday, deliberated on the recommendations about launch of new transport system in different cities as well as fixing of orange line metro fare according to the travelled destinations. The meeting also reviewed the proposal to start double-decker buses in big cities. The CM directed strict actions against vehicle owners using sub-standard gas cylinders, adding that crackdown be continued against vehicles using LPG cylinders. He directed to present comprehensive recommendations before the cabinet meeting to take a final decision.

State Bank of Pakistan addresses concerns and brings transparency in the sale of third party products for consumer convenience and protection

Karachi, August 25, 2021 (PPI-OT): In addition to the typical banking products or services, banks often offer or sell other financial products that are provided by other financial institutions, generally referred to as bancassurance or third party products. Such offers are often prone to misdeclaration about the quality or pricing of products. Further, banks also don’t assume any responsibility after the sale of products, which leads to difficulties for customers and disputes. To address such concerns and bring transparency to such transactions, SBP has issued a comprehensively revised set of instructions on the sale of third party products. In addition,

National Assembly Standing Committee on Railways meets

Islamabad, August 25, 2021 (PPI-OT): The meeting of the Standing Committee on Railways held today under the chairmanship of Mr. Mueen Watto, MNA, in committee Room Pakistan Railways Headquarters, Lahore to discuss the agenda items issued vide Secretariat Notice dated 16the August, 2021. The committee approved the minutes of its meeting held on 3rd June, 2021. The committee shown its reservation on the poor implementation of the previous recommendations made in different meeting, specially the recommendations regarding negotiation with the illegal encroachers and vacation of commercial railways land from the land grabbers. Further, the committee also reiterated on the issue