Day: January 16, 2022

NSA urges international community to give assistance to Afghans for running their system 

Islamabad, January 16, 2022 (PPI-OT):National Security Adviser Dr Moeed Yusuf has said that India made a publicity stunt by announcing 50,000 tonnes of wheat assistance for Afghanistan but did not send a single grain for the Afghans facing worst humanitarian crisis. In an interview, he said India deliberately announced the wheat assistance intended to be transported through Pakistan's land routes with the assumption that Islamabad would deny it. He said the resolution of Afghanistan's crisis is up to the US administration as without relieving sanctions, normalcy could not be revived to ensure a progressing Afghanistan. He urged the world community

Trade diversification policy boosts country’s exports in non-traditional markets: Dawood

Islamabad, January 16, 2022 (PPI-OT):Adviser to the Prime Minister on Commerce and Investment, Abdul Razak Dawood says the government's trade diversification policy has boosted the country’s exports in non-traditional markets. Talking to APP in Islamabad on Sunday, he said the main objective of the government's Trade Diversification Policy’ is to introduce new trade products and create new non-traditional markets at global and regional level for increasing domestic exports. The Adviser said the Ministry of Commerce has launched the ‘Look Africa campaign’ in search of new unconventional markets and has also done a lot of work on Central Asian markets, which

Fawad assures provision of modern healthcare facilities to journalists, their families 

Islamabad, January 16, 2022 (PPI-OT):Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain says the government will provide state-of-the-art healthcare facilities to the journalists and their families. Talking to newsmen at Lahore Press Club on Sunday afternoon, he said that families of journalists and members of press clubs in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa will be given health facilities up-to one million rupees at both government and private hospitals. Chaudhry Fawad Hussain said that journalists throughout Pakistan will be provided subsidized houses under the Naya Pakistan Housing Scheme. About country's political situation, the information minister said PTI will continue to rule in

President Genocide Watch warns of genocide in India due to Hindutva ideology 

Islamabad, January 16, 2022 (PPI-OT):President Genocide Watch Dr Gregory Stanton has warned that genocide may well happen in India, unless the international community plays its part in confronting ‘Hindutva’ ideology in India. This was stated by Foreign Office Spokesperson Asim Iftikhar Ahmad in response to media questions regarding recent warning of genocide of Muslims by Mr. Gregory Stanton. It is pertinent to mention that Dr Stanton has made these remarks during a US Congressional briefing titled 'Call For Genocide of Indian Muslims', organised by the Indian American Muslim Council. Dr Stanton’s warning is based on data assessed on a scientific

Government not afraid of Opposition’s march: Rashid 

Islamabad, January 16, 2022 (PPI-OT):Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed has expressed the resolve that government will complete its five-year constitutional tenure and will continue its agenda of serving the people. Talking to newsmen in Rawalpindi on Sunday, he said past rulers plundered the national exchequer, while Prime Minister Imran Khan is committed to strengthen the national economy and address inflation through wise decisions. On the issue of economy, the Interior Minister said approval of Finance (Supplementary) Bill 2021-22 is a great success of the government and its allies. Talking about protest marches announced by the Opposition, the Interior Minister said

Sania joins global leaders at Expo Dubai 2020 to kick off Global Goals Week

Islamabad, January 16, 2022 (PPI-OT):At Expo Dubai 2020’s Nexus, Senator Dr. Sania Nishtar was invited to speak at a high-level global event, “A Decade of Action: Driving Progress for the 2030 Agenda”. Co-curated by Expo 2020 and the United Nations, the event marked the beginning of Global Goals Week. Top leadership from countries and organizations working on the SDGs came together for solutions-focused discussions around four ‘anchor’ areas - Climate Change and Energy, Food Systems, Gender Equality and Human Capital. This event was co-hosted by Deputy Secretary General. Amina J. Mohammed and the Minister of State for International Cooperation of

Pakistan Navy Ship ALAMGIR visits Tanzania 

Islamabad, January 16, 2022 (PPI-OT):A Free Medical Camp was established by Pakistan Navy at Dar es Salaam in Tanzania as goodwill gesture and to extend humanitarian assistance. Pakistan Navy Ship ALAMGIR visited Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania as part of overseas deployment in African Region. A medical team of Pakistan Navy comprising specialized doctors and paramedics provided medical treatment and consultations and medicines to over 2,500 patients. The establishment of free Medical Camp was widely appreciated by the locals. On completion of port visit, PNS ALAMGIR participated in a bilateral naval exercise with Tanzanian Navy Ship PENGUSI to enhance interoperability between

Shibli Faraz categorically rejects media reports about cost of manufacturing EVMs 

Islamabad, January 16, 2022 (PPI-OT):Minister for Science and Technology, Shibli Faraz says those who are spreading false information about the total cost of EVMs to be used in the general elections are misleading the people. In an interview with APP, he said the manufacturing of Electronic Voting Machines for `General Elections 2023’ in the country would cost approximately 60 to 62 billion rupees. He said these EVMs could also be used in other elections like Local Government and Bar Councils. Shibli Faraz said media reports about the total cost of EVMs from 300 billion to 400 billion rupees are totally

Government taking measures to control inflation: FM Qureshi 

Islamabad, January 16, 2022 (PPI-OT):Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said that the government is not indifferent to people and is well aware of their hardships. Addressing various functions in Multan on Sunday, his inflation is a temporary phenomenon and government would control it before 2023. He made it clear that no matter how much the Opposition marches, there will be no in house change or end to the government. The Foreign Minister said that the democratic government of PTI will complete its term. He said that the present government strongly believes in transparency, and is spending national wealth and