Day: August 27, 2021

Cooperation Avenues discussed with COMSATS’ Centre in Indonesia

Islamabad, August 27, 2021 (PPI-OT):On 25th August 2021, COMSATS’ officials held a virtual meeting with the representatives of its Centre of Excellence in Indonesia, Sepuluh Nopember Institute of Technology (ITS), with a view to expand and strengthen existing cooperation with this relatively new Centre that joined the Organization in July 2020. The meeting was held with the Vice Rector of Research, Innovation, Partnership and Alumni - Prof. Bambang Pramujati; Director for Research - Dr. Agus M. Hatta; and Assistant Professor at Department of Chemistry - Dr. Sri Fatmawati. From COMSATS’ side, Mr. Irfan Hayee, Deputy Director (Programmes); Mr. Nisar Ahmed,

United States provides 3.7 million doses of Pfizer vaccine to Pakistan to address deadly covid-19 surge

Islamabad, August 27, 2021 (PPI-OT):Today, the United States donated 3.7 million doses of the life-saving Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to the Government of Pakistan for distribution to the Pakistani people through the COVAX facility. Today’s donation is in addition to the 5.5 million Moderna vaccine doses that the U.S. government donated to Pakistan in July, bringing the total number of doses sent from the United States to Pakistan to over 9.2 million. This donation of 3.7 million vaccines is part of the 500 million Pfizer doses the United States purchased this summer to deliver to 92 countries and economies worldwide, including

Mark Stroh Assumes Role as U.S. Consul General in Karachi

Karachi, August 27, 2021 (PPI-OT):Mark Stroh assumed his role as the United States Consul General in Karachi on August 21, 2021. A career member of the United States Senior Foreign Service, Consul General Mark Stroh most recently served in Washington, DC as Acting Assistant Secretary and Managing Director for International Media in the Bureau of Global Public Affairs. Prior to that, Consul General Mark Stroh was the Team Leader of the Syria Transition Assistance Response Team (START) Forward in north eastern Syria. In Washington, he has served on the Executive Secretariat Staff, as a Director for Strategic Communications and Assistant

A meeting of Cabinet Committee on Energy held under the Chairmanship of Federal Minister for Planning, Development, and Special Initiatives Asad Umar

Islamabad, August 27, 2021 (PPI-OT):A meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Energy (CCOE) was held under the Chairmanship of the Federal Minister for Planning, Development, and Special Initiatives Asad Umar here in Islamabad on Thursday. Power Division presented the Indicative Generation Capacity Expansion Plan - known as IGCEP 2021-30, an indicative annual plan prepared by the National Transmission and Dispatch Company (NTDC) as per National Electricity Policy (NEP) approved by the CCI. IGCEP envisions the commissioning of a portfolio of new generation projects including many hydropower projects, Thar coal-based projects, K-3 nuclear power plant, and over 4,000MW of solar and

32 Head Constables elevated to the next rank

Islamabad, August 27, 2021 (PPI-OT):32 head constables of Islamabad police have been promoted to the next rank following recommendations of Departmental Promotion Committee (DPC) of the force. Following the directions of Inspector General of Police (IGP) Islamabad Qazi Jamil ul Rehman, a meeting of DPC was held at central police office Islamabad. The meeting presided over by DIG (Headquarters) Chairman DPC Kamran Adil was attended by its members including AIG Special Branch, SSP(Headquarters), SSP (Traffic) and DSP (Legal).The committee reviewed 32 cases of head constables. It gave approval to promote 32 policemen to the next rank of Assistant Sub-Inspector after

HEC in partnership with COURSERA launches DLSEI-ii

Islamabad, August 27, 2021 (PPI-OT):"Universities are supposed to be the centers of quality conventional and virtual education with highly qualified faculty". This was stated by Federal Minister for Education and Professional Training, Mr. Shafqat Mahmood while addressing a gathering on Tuesday at HEC Islamabad, including Dr. Shaista Sohail, Executive Director, HEC, Mr. Jeff Maggioncalda, CEO Coursera, Vice Chancellors, Senior faculty members and students at the launching ceremony of Phase-II of the Digital Learning and Skills Enrichment Initiative (DLSEI). DLSEI is an initiative of the Higher Education Commission (HEC) Pakistan in partnership with Coursera. After the successful completion of the DLSEI

ANF seized 5496.405 kg drugs valuing us$ 360.33 million in 54 operations, arrested 53 persons including 3 women, 1 Afghani and 1 Nigerian national involved in drug trafficking and impounded 20 vehicles

Islamabad, August 27, 2021 (PPI-OT):Anti-Narcotics Force Pakistan seized 5496.405 Kg narcotics valuing US $ 360.33 Million internationally, arrested 53 culprits including 3 x Women, 1 x Afghani and 1 x Nigerian National and impounded 20 vehicles while conducting 54 counter-narcotics strikes throughout the country. The seized drugs comprised 47.701 Kg Heroin, 5341.128 Kg Hashish, 70 Kg Opium, 3.655 Kg Amphetamine, 24.389 Kg Methamphetamine (Ice), 0.701 Kg Cocaine, 1900 x Al-Prazolam Tabs (0.290 Kg), 25 x MDMA Tabs (0.013 Kg), 3922 x Ecstasy Tabs (2.288 Kg), 3.900 Kg Soaked Suspected Drugs and 2.340 Kg Suspected Stone Shape Material. ANF Balochistan, recovered

Pakistan strongly condemns EJKs of five more Kashmiri youth in IIOJK in three days

Islamabad, August 27, 2021 (PPI-OT):Pakistan has strongly condemned the extrajudicial killings (EJKs) of five more Kashmiri youth in Baramulla and Srinagar districts of the Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir in the last three days. In a statement, the Foreign Office spokesperson Asim Iftikhar Ahmad said Indian Occupation Army has intensified extra-judicial killings of the Kashmiris in so-called "cordon-and-search" operations. The Spokesperson said it is a matter of grave concern that the draconian military siege, extra-judicial killings, torture in custody, enforced disappearances and incarceration of senior Kashmiri leadership continue unabated in occupied territory. He said Pakistan once again urges the

All major economic indicators showing upward trends: Prime Minister

Islamabad, August 27, 2021 (PPI-OT):Prime Minister Imran Khan says the present government despite various challenges has put the economy on right track and all major economic indicators are showing upward trends. The Prime Minister was addressing a ceremony in Islamabad in connection with the three-year performance of the Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf government. He said that the government’s successful strategy to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic also led to saving the economy and poor masses. The Prime Minister said due to economic mismanagement of the past, the people had to endure price hike and inflation and the government had to take loans