Day: August 29, 2021

Consultations continue with political parties, ethnic groups about inclusive Govt: Taliban 

Islamabad, August 29, 2021 (PPI-OT):Taliban say consultations continue with leadership of different political parties and ethnic groups on forming an inclusive government in Afghanistan. In an address on the national radio and television, senior member of Taliban’s political office, Sher Mohammad Abbas Stanikzai said all people from different walks of life will be included in the next government. He urged Afghans to not leave their country and those who have left, to come back and resume their jobs as the country needs them and their talents. For more information, contact: Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Government of Pakistan 4th Floor,

International community should play role for peace in Afghanistan: Ambassador Assad

Islamabad, August 29, 2021 (PPI-OT):Pakistan's Ambassador to the United States Assad Majeed Khan says peace in Afghanistan is vital for stability in the entire region and the international community should play its due role in this regard. In an interview with an American news channel, he said international community including the United States must learn from the mistakes of the past and work together to ensure that situation does not turn into civil war. He said comprehensive and practical steps will have to be taken with harmony for durable peace in Afghanistan. Pakistan envoy to Washington said Pakistan favours the

Pakistan supports inclusive political settlement in Afghanistan only way forward to a permanent peace: Foreign Minister 

Islamabad, August 29, 2021 (PPI-OT):Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi says Pakistan supports an inclusive political settlement in Afghanistan which is the only way forward to a permanent peace and stability in the region. Speaking at various ceremonies in Multan on Sunday, he said peaceful Afghanistan is in the interest of entire region. The Foreign Minister said the people of Afghanistan want peace and stability in their homeland. He said that my recent visit of four neighbouring countries remained successful and Pakistan's point of view regarding Afghan situation was presented effectively. Shah Mehmood said that he also talked to his counterparts

Pakistan rejects Indian Defence Minister’s baseless allegations 

Islamabad, August 29, 2021 (PPI-OT):We categorically reject Indian Defence Minister Rajnath Singh’s terrorism-related allegations against Pakistan as completely baseless. Pakistan has shared incontrovertible evidence with the international community of India‘s state sponsorship of terrorism and subversion against Pakistan. India uses terrorism as an instrument of state policy. This year alone, India has been involved in terrorist attacks in Johar Town, Lahore and against Chinese and Pakistani workers at Dasu. The ruling BJP-RSS combine has a clear anti-Muslim and anti-minority agenda. They target Pakistan with false propaganda campaigns for both ideological reasons and political expediency. India’s so-called “surgical strikes” and ill-conceived

Begum Samina Arif Alvi urges all political parties to make Pakistan Clean and Green 

Islamabad, August 29, 2021 (PPI-OT):First Lady Begum Samina Arif Alvi has urged all political parties to materialize Prime Minister Imran Khan's vision on Clean and Green Pakistan. The environmental challenges of global warming could be faced only when we have uniform policy on making Pakistan Green, she added. She said that every institution must be a part of this campaign to safeguard Pakistan from the looming hazards of global warming. Begum Samina Arif Alvi expressed these views in a meeting on tree plantation at Governor's House, Karachi. Begum Alvi was given briefing on tree plantation in Karachi. While urging the

Clarification and demand DOR retraction 

Islamabad, August 29, 2021 (PPI-OT):A story titled “Work with the Taliban or Repeat the Horror of the 1990s, West Told,” authored by Christina Lamb was published in The Times on 28 August 2021. The story’s sub-title reads “Risk a second 9/11 if you don’t recognize Afghanistan’s new leaders, Pakistan’s national security adviser warns”. The Office of the National Security Adviser is compelled to state that this connotation is fabricated and totally wrongly attributed to the National Security Adviser (NSA). It is a gross mischaracterization of the conversation that took place between Ms. Lamb and the NSA. Ms. Lamb interviewed the

Weather Forecast 

Islamabad, August 29, 2021 (PPI-OT): Synoptic Situation Strong monsoon currents are penetrating upper parts of the country and likely to continue in upper and central parts during next few days. A westerly wave is also present over western parts of the country. Sunday Rain-wind-thundershower (with isolated heavy falls) is expected in Kashmir, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Islamabad, upper/central Punjab and Gilgit Baltistan. Hot and humid weather is likely to prevail elsewhere in the country. Monday Rain-wind-thundershower (with isolated heavy falls) is expected in Kashmir, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Islamabad, Punjab, Gilgit Baltistan and northeast Balochistan. Hot and humid weather is likely to prevail elsewhere

Kashmir solution imperative for regional peace: JKPL

Srinagar, August 29, 2021 (PPI-OT):In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Peoples League (JKPL) has said that settlement of the Kashmir dispute according to the United Nations resolution is imperative for regional peace. The JKPL spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar said, the recent rise in killings of Kashmiris in IIOJK is a grim reminder of the need to settle the Kashmir dispute urgently. “The fast-changing geo-political reality of the region also points to the need for urgent resolution of the conflict. He said, JKPL has always advocated peace and growth for all the people

UK, EU parliamentarians laud Masood’s efforts for Kashmir cause 

London, August 29, 2021 (PPI-OT):British and European Union parliamentarians termed Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJ and K) former President Sardar Masood Khan’s tenure as a golden era for Kashmir cause. For the first time in the history of AJ and K, after the end of the era of the highest government official, world political leaders have called his tenure ‘productive’ through their separate video messages and hailed his contributions for Kashmiris’ political rights widely. Jess Phillips , Shadow Home Minister UK, Afzal Khan, Shadow Deputy Leader of the House of Commons, Andrew Gwynne, Chair Labour Friends of Kashmir, James, Daly