Day: September 16, 2021

COVID-19 claims 14 more patients, infects 980 others 

Karachi, September 16, 2021 (PPI-OT):As many as 14 more patients of Coronavirus died overnight lifting the death toll to 7,224 and 980 new cases emerged when 20,313 tests were conducted. This was stated by Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah in a statement issued here on Thursday. He added that 14 more patients of COVID-19 lost their lives lifting the death toll to 7,224 that constituted 1.6 percent death rate. Mr. Shah said that 20,313 samples were tested which detected 980 cases that constituted 4.8 percent current detection rate. He added that so far 5,818,191 tests have been conducted

Water Resources Federal Minister briefed about WAPDA projects 

Lahore, September 16, 2021 (PPI-OT):Water Resources Federal Minister Moonis Elahi today visited WAPDA House, therein he was briefed about the development portfolio of WAPDA and the progress achieved so far on water and hydropower projects. Speaking on the occasion, the Federal Minister said that harnessing the water resources is a key to national development. That is why, the Federal Government is constructing water and hydropower projects in the country to improve water situation and increase the ratio of hydel electricity in the National Grid for providing low-cost energy to stabilize the economy and provide relief to the people, he added.

Banking on Equality policy to set the stage for gender diversity and inclusion in financial sector

Karachi, September 16, 2021 (PPI-OT):President Dr. Arif Alvi to unveil SBP’s Banking on Equality policy on 17th September 2021, at 11:00 am. Banking on Equality policy is SBP’s flagship policy initiative for reducing the gender gap in financial inclusion. The policy with its tag line ‘Mali Shamooliat - Sinifi Imtiaz key Bagher’ aims to transform the banking sector in the adoption of women friendly business policies and practices. The policy has an overarching theme of improving women’s access to financial services and specifies following key pillars: Gender diversity in financial institutions and access points to encourage women towards formal financial

His Excellency Mr Filippo Grandi, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees calls on General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff at GHQ 

Rawalpindi, September 16, 2021 (PPI-OT):His Excellency Mr Filippo Grandi, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) called on General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) at GHQ, today. During the meeting, matters of mutual interest, regional security, and current situation in Afghanistan and collaboration in humanitarian assistance were discussed. COAS reiterated the need for convergence of global efforts to avert humanitarian and refugee crisis in Afghanistan. COAS also appreciated the role of UNHCR in promoting UN core values and their response during crises. The visiting dignitary acknowledged Pakistan's effort for hosting four Million Afghan refugees for over four

MoU signed to provide uncooked food and grocery for the beneficiaries of Panahgah 

Islamabad, September 16, 2021 (PPI-OT):Pakistan Bait-ul-Mal (PBM) gets support from Comprehensive Disaster Response Services (CDRS) and SABA Trust for the beneficiaries of Panahgah at Tarlai. Managing Director PBM, Malik Zaheer Abbas Khokhar inked the Memorandum of Understanding with the Founder CDRS, Todd Shea and Anns Ali from SABA Trust in a ceremony held in the Panahagah of Tarlai here in Islamabad. Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs, Ali Muhammad Khan also witnessed the signing ceremony. Under this MoU, CDRS and SABA Trust will provide uncooked food and grocery items to PBM, to facilitate the beneficiaries of Panahgah in Tarlai. These

National Assembly Standing Committee on Law and Justice meets 

Islamabad, September 16, 2021 (PPI-OT):58th meeting of the Standing Committee on Law and Justice was held today under the Chairmanship of Mr. Riaz Fatyana, MNA at 02:00 P.M. in Committee Room No. 7, (4th Floor), Parliament House, Islamabad. The meeting started with recitation from the Holy Quran then, the Committee decided to proceed with the agenda. The Committee unanimously confirmed the Minutes of previous meeting held on 8th and 9th September 2021, and deferred the agenda No.2 till its next meeting. The Committee considered the Bill, The Protection of Parents Bill, 2021 (Ordinance No. XII) Of 2021 (Government Bill), after

Pakistan at number fifth in the Worst Climate Affected Nations of the World: National Assembly Speaker 

Islamabad, September 16, 2021 (PPI-OT):Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser said that Pakistan is now at number Fifth In the worst climate affected nations of the world. He said that Climate Change is severely affecting all socio-economic sectors of developing countries. He said that Parliament of Pakistan is fully cognizant of the adverse impact of climate change and incumbent government‘s initiatives of Clean and Green Pakistan would eliminate these impacts. He also said that ongoing plantation drive would cast positive impacts on our environment. While addressing the event in connection with preparation for up-coming 26th UN Climate Change Conference of Parties

Islamabad looks forward to build constructive relationship with Washington: FO 

Islamabad, September 16, 2021 (PPI-OT):Foreign Office Spokesperson Asim Iftikhar Ahmed says that sustainable peace in Afghanistan has been the shared objective of Pakistan and the United States and Islamabad looks forward to build constructive relationship with Washington. Responding to a question during his weekly-news briefing in Islamabad on Thursday, he said Pakistan facilitated the evacuation of foreign nationals, international media persons, and other people from Afghanistan. He said that Pakistan's positive role was acknowledged and appreciated by the international community, including the United States. He said Pakistan has played a critical role in helping the United States in degrading Al-Qaeda's

Pakistan desires to connect CPEC with Central Asian States: Information Minister 

Islamabad, September 16, 2021 (PPI-OT):Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain says Pakistan desires to connect CPEC with Central Asian States as per the economic vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan. Talking to media in Dushanbe on Thursday, he said we have been stressing on the inclusion of Central Asian states even before the current situation in Afghanistan. He said connecting all Central Asian States with rail and road network will enhance connectivity in the region. The Minister hoped that situation in Afghanistan will be better. He said that the international cooperation with the Taliban authorities in Afghanistan will