Day: June 17, 2022

Prime Minister directs to formulate strategy for encouraging maximum investment in industrial cities 

Islamabad, June 17, 2022 (PPI-OT):Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has directed to formulate a comprehensive strategy in collaboration with provincial governments to encourage maximum investment for development of export sector in industrial cities like Karachi, Lahore and Sialkot. Talking to delegation of Sialkot Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Sialkot International Airport in Islamabad, he also directed ministries and departments concerned to set up sector specific councils to create conducive environment for exporters. The Prime Minister also directed to work on rehabilitation of Islamabad-Tehran-Istanbul train for convenience of importers and exporters. For more information, contact: Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Government

US condemns offensive remarks made by BJP officials 

Islamabad, June 17, 2022 (PPI-OT):The United States has condemned the offensive remarks made by the two BJP officials against Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad Rasool Allah Khatim UN Nabiyeen Sallallah ho Alaihe WA Ala Alayhee WA Ashabehi Wasallam. At his press briefing, the US State Department Spokesperson Ned Price said we regularly engage with the Indian government at senior levels on human rights concerns including freedom of religion or belief. He said we encourage India to promote respect for human rights. Responding to a question, the spokesperson describing Pakistan as a partner said his country looks to ways to advance this

Pakistan keen to boost economic ties with China: Sanjrani 

Islamabad, June 17, 2022 (PPI-OT):Chairman Senate Sadiq Sanjrani says the government is keen to further expand economic ties with China which would eventually enhance people-to-people contact of both the countries. In a meeting with a five-member delegation of Chinese investors in Islamabad, he said business partnership and investment would help bring the people of both the countries closer. The Chairman Senate said Pakistan attaches great importance to the role of Beijing in global and regional affairs. He said Balochistan is rich in natural resources and Chinese investors should look forward to the opportunities to invest in various sectors across the

Senate continues debate on Finance Bill 2022-23 

Islamabad, June 17, 2022 (PPI-OT):The Senate continued debate on Finance Bill 2022-23. Participating in the debate, Senator Faisal Javed urged the government not to stop funds for dams’ construction and social welfare programs of the PTI government which were aimed at providing relief to poor people. He said the Federal cabinet should also reduce their foreign tours to save the national exchequer. Criticizing the government's fiscal policies including price hike of Petroleum products, he said fair and free general elections are the only way forward to put the country’s economy on the right track. Molana Faiz Muhammad said more funds

NA continues discussion on budget for next fiscal year 

Islamabad, June 17, 2022 (PPI-OT):The National Assembly is continuing discussion on the budget for next fiscal year. Participating in the debate, Chaudhary Muhammad Ashraf said the agriculture sector should be uplifted to save the economy. He said the latest technology should be introduced to increase agricultural productivity. He said the government should extend facilitation to the farmers to convert their tube wells to solar. Besides, he said the issue of shortage of fertilizers should be addressed at the earliest. Shahida Rehmani called for installation of a desalination plant in Karachi to address the issue of water shortage in the provincial

Pakistan’s armed forces ready to deal with any kind of threat: Air Chief 

Islamabad, June 17, 2022 (PPI-OT):Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Zaheer Ahmad Babar Sidhu says role of Pakistan Navy in protecting the country's maritime borders and interests is commendable. He said this while addressing the participants of 51st Naval Staff Course at Navy War College Lahore on Friday. He said self-reliance in defense production is essential in the face of rapid changes in combat technology. The Air Chief said Pakistan's armed forces are always ready to deal with any kind of threat. For more information, contact: Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Government of Pakistan 4th Floor, Cabinet Block,

Fire breaks out again in Mansar forest 

Jammu, June 17, 2022 (PPI-OT):In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the fire again broke out in the forest of Mansar in Samba district of Jammu region. Reports said the fire has engulfed a portion of the forest, adding that a vehicle of the Fire and Emergency Services Department and police personnel were engaged to extinguish the fire and to control it from spreading further. It may be recalled that two days ago there was a terrible fire in this forest area which caused a lot of damage to the forest and the fire had spread from Mansar to the

Hina Khar urges to avoid pre-judging outcome of FATF plenary meeting 

Islamabad, June 17, 2022 (PPI-OT):Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Hina Rabbani Khar says pre-judging the outcome of FATF plenary meeting and speculative reporting in this regard should be avoided. In a tweet on Friday, she said the FATF Plenary meetings are continuing in Berlin, Germany and FATF will issue a Public Statement after conclusion of the meetings tonight. The Minister of State said a media briefing will also be held at Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Islamabad tomorrow morning on the issue. For more information, contact: Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Government of Pakistan 4th Floor, Cabinet Block, Pak. Secretariat,

No speculation should be made about removal or stay of Pakistan in grey list of FATF: Marriyum 

Islamabad, June 17, 2022 (PPI-OT):Minister for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb has said no speculation should be made about the removal or stay of Pakistan in the grey list of FATF. In a tweet on Friday, he said the statement of FATF meeting being held in Germany will be issued tonight and the details of this will be issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs tomorrow. For more information, contact: Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Government of Pakistan 4th Floor, Cabinet Block, Pak. Secretariat, Islamabad, Pakistan Tel: +92-51-9103557 Email: Website: