Day: June 11, 2022

Lawyers asked to uphold the highest standards of professional conduct 

Islamabad, June 11, 2022 (PPI-OT):A one-week training on “Continuing Legal Education” for 30 lawyers from Islamabad High Court Bar Association concluded at the Federal Judicial Academy, Islamabad, on June 11 2022. A certificate awarding ceremony arranged in which Dr. Muhammad Raheem Awan, Director General, Legal Aid and Justice Authority was the Chief Guest. While addressing the training participants, Dr. Muhammad Raheem Awan, Director General, Legal Aid and Justice Authority said, “We live in the globalized world in which legal professional is also going through radical changes. This type of quality trainings for lawyers will always have a positive impact on

United States Ambassador Donald Blome Congratulates Pakistani Students Heading to the United States to Study Comparative Policymaking 

Islamabad, June 11, 2022 (PPI-OT):U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan Donald Blome met with a group of 44 students from across Pakistan to congratulate them on their imminent departure for the United States to attend the Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSI) for Student Leaders program, funded by the U.S. Department of State. Participants will attend an academic program on comparative public policymaking, exploring issues of public policy and democracy in the United States and comparing U.S. policy development with that of Pakistan. Together, Pakistani and American undergraduate students will examine issues such as civil rights, food security, environmental policy, and democracy.

U.S. Embassy launches Academy for Women Entrepreneurs 2022

Islamabad, June 11, 2022 (PPI-OT):U.S. Embassy Islamabad’s Counsellor for Commercial Affairs John Coronado congratulated more than 115 Pakistani women entrepreneurs on their selection to the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) 2022 in a virtual launch event on June 11. This U.S. training program supports women worldwide in building their own businesses. Its launch in Pakistan is part of the 75th anniversary celebrations of U.S.-Pakistan bilateral relations and an ongoing effort to empower Pakistani women to realize their economic potential and increase prosperity for all Pakistanis. During his remarks, Mr. Coronado spoke about the need to support women entrepreneurs: “When women

Workers’ Remittances in May, 2022 

Karachi, June 11, 2022 (PPI-OT):At US $2.3 billion in May 2022, workers' remittances have continued to remain above the $2 billion mark since June 2020. In terms of growth, remittances decreased by 25.4 percent on m/m basis and 6.9 percent on y/y basis, largely reflecting the usual seasonal post Eid decline and associated long holiday. Cumulatively, at $ 28.4 billion, remittances have grown by 6.3 percent (y/y) during the first 11 months of FY22. Remittances in May 2022 were mainly sourced from Saudi Arabia ($542 million), United Arab Emirates ($435 million), United Kingdom ($354 million) and the United States of

SBP hosts Meetings of Islamic Financial Services Board 

Karachi, June 11, 2022 (PPI-OT):The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) hosted the 40th Council Meeting and 20th General Assembly of the Islamic Financial Services Board (IFSB), on June 9, 2022. Governor SBP is currently the chairman of the IFSB Council and the General Assembly for the year 2022. Virtual meetings were attended by the leaders of the Islamic finance from all across the world. Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Murtaza Syed, Governor (Acting) SBP said that he felt deeply honoured to host the IFSB Annual Meetings for the first time in Pakistan. As the Chairman, he shared his vision that

Chief Minister Hamza Shahbaz after the provision of subsidized flour across Punjab has come into action to further reduce the burden of price hike on the common man 

Lahore, June 11, 2022 (PPI-OT):Chief Minister Punjab Hamza Shahbaz after the provision of subsidized flour across Punjab has again come into action to further reduce the burden of price-hike on the common man. Hamza Shahbaz sought a comprehensive plan with regard to bring stability in the prices of daily use necessary kitchen items. CM directed the concerned officials to devise such a mechanism in which a common man could get necessary kitchen items at nominal rates with continuity. “The focus of my endeavours is to provide relief to the common man and for attaining this objective the government machinery will

Chief Minister Hamza Shahbaz Sharif visits CTD headquarters, briefing given to cm on successful intelligence operations against terrorists 

Lahore, June 11, 2022 (PPI-OT):Chief Minister Punjab Hamza Shahbaz Sharif today paid a detailed visit to the CTD headquarters and inspected different sections including the training block and counter-violent extremism block, cybercrime unit, geo-fencing center, labs, and IT section. He appreciated the professional skills of the staff and admired the steps to modernise it. The CM distributed cash rewards and commendation certificates among the officers for resolving the Anarkali blast case and arresting terrorists. He pointed out that the foundation of CTD was laid by incumbent Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif during his tenure as Punjab chief minister and this organisation

Chief Minister Punjab condoles loss of lives 

Lahore, June 11, 2022 (PPI-OT):Chief Minister Punjab Hamza Shahbaz has expressed a deep sense of sorrow over the loss of precious human lives in a road accident near Kartarpur and extended sympathies to the bereaved families. He sought a report from the administration and directed to provide the best medical facilities to the injured. He also ordered legal action against the driver responsible for the accident. For more information, contact: Office of the Chief Minister of Punjab Government of the Punjab 8-Club Road, GOR-I, Lahore, Pakistan Tel: +92-42-99205562-3 Fax: +92-42-99205561 Website:

CM to oversee price control plan to provide relief to the masses from price-hike 

Lahore, June 11, 2022 (PPI-OT):Chief Minister Punjab Hamza Shahbaz said that the whole administrative and political machinery had been activated to provide relief to the distressed masses due to price-hike. Tasks had been assigned to the provincial ministers, elected representatives and political assistants to alleviate the difficulties of the creatures of Allah Almighty, he added. CM directed the elected representatives to visit every big and small city in order to ascertain the prices of essential edibles and ensure provision of essential edibles at fixed rates to the masses. He remarked that the performance of Deputy Commissioners and Assistant Commissioners will