Day: June 20, 2022

Ahsan Iqbal calls for ‘Charter of Economy’ to take country towards sustainable development 

Islamabad, June 20, 2022 (PPI-OT):Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal has said the political leadership and other stakeholders will have to agree on a charter of economy in order to take the country towards sustainable development. Addressing a seminar in Islamabad on Monday, he said this appears to be a difficult task but is not impossible. He said we will have to rise above personal interests and keep the country's interest supreme. The Minister for Planning said that ‘Turn Around Pakistan Conference’ is being organized on the 28th of this month as the government wants to prepare a roadmap

A delegation of Saudi Business Investors, Chairman Saudi Business Council and Saudi Envoy attend business conference in Islamabad 

Islamabad, June 20, 2022 (PPI-OT):A high-level delegation of Saudi Business Investors lead by Mr. Fahd Bin Mohammed Al-Bash, Chairman of the Saudi-Pakistani business council and Nawaf bin Saeed Maliki, Ambassador of Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia to Pakistan has attended a business conference held at pm office Islamabad. The Federal Minister and Chairman board of investment Chaudhary Salik Hussain Along with secretary board of investment has thanked this esteemed high level VVIP business delegation for visiting Pakistan. The Minister said that this business meet-up, and following meetings in Lahore, Sialkot, Faisalabad and Karachi, will provide a dynamic platform for furthering

Air Chief Reiterates Resolve to Enhance Pak-Spain Bilateral Ties

Islamabad, June 20, 2022 (PPI-OT):Ambassador of Spain Manuel Duran Gimenez-Rico called on Air Chief Marshal Zaheer Ahmed Baber Sidhu in Islamabad on Monday. The visiting dignitary appreciated the professionalism of PAF personnel and the exceptional progress made by PAF over the years, especially through indigenization. The Air Chief highlighted that both countries enjoy cordial relations and reiterated his resolve to further enhance the existing bilateral cooperation between the air forces of the two countries. Various matters of mutual interest and professional cooperation also came under discussion during the meeting. For more information, contact: Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Government of

Over 24,000 Pakistani pilgrims arrive in Saudi Arabia to perform Hajj 

Islamabad, June 20, 2022 (PPI-OT):Over 24,000 pilgrims have arrived in Saudi Arabia to perform Hajj under the government and private Hajj schemes. In a statement on Monday, spokesperson of Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony Mohammad Omar Butt said that 10,000 pilgrims who completed their pilgrimage to Madinah have been transported to Makkah by buses. He said 1700 more Hajj pilgrims will arrive at Jeddah Airport through six flights from Pakistan on Monday, while those who have completed their eight days stay in Madinah will also leave for Makkah. Over 1,600 pilgrims have so far arrived in Saudi Arabia

Government taking measures to uplift merged-districts of KP: Tarar

Islamabad, June 20, 2022 (PPI-OT):The Senate resumed its session at Parliament House in Islamabad on Monday with Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani in the chair. At the outset, the house offered fateha for the departed soul of the mother of Senator Nuzhat Sadiq. Speaking on the floor of the House, Law Minister Azam Nazeer Tarar has said the government is taking all possible steps to uplift the living standard of the people of merged districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Responding to a point of order, he assured the House that the budget for the erstwhile FATA will not be curtailed. Talking about the

Government to provide basic items to poor segment at low price: PM 

Islamabad, June 20, 2022 (PPI-OT):Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has decided in principle to provide flour, ghee, cooking oil, pulses, rice and sugar at a low price to the poor segment of society for the next financial year. Chairing a high-level meeting on utility stores in Islamabad on Monday, he said the poor segment of society is in dire need of relief at this time, and the government will take all measures in this regard. The Prime Minister also approved the expansion of utility stores network in Karachi. He asked the authorities concerned to present a comprehensive plan to increase the

SAFRON Minister seeks global support to host communities of refugees 

Islamabad, June 20, 2022 (PPI-OT):Minister for States and Frontier Regions Senator Muhammad Talha Mahmood has called for support to host communities of refugees. Addressing a ceremony in connection with World Refugee Day in Islamabad on Monday, he said financial challenges of Pakistan in hosting more than three million Afghans in the country, including some 1.3 million Afghan refugees, requires sustainable, dedicated and generous support of the international community. Highlighting the need for sustainable durable solutions, the Minister further underscored that the international community must come forward to play their role under international responsibility and burden sharing, in line with the

Pakistan releases 20 Indian Prisoners 

Islamabad, June 20, 2022 (PPI-OT):The Government of Pakistan has today released 20 Indian prisoners (fishermen) upon completion of their sentences. These fishermen have been repatriated via Wagah Border to India. Given the humanitarian nature of the prisoner’s issue, Pakistan expects the government of India to reciprocate the gesture in the same spirit. For more information, contact: Spokesman, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Government of Pakistan Tell: +92-51-9205494 Fax: +92-51-9204202 Cell: +92-336-5644459 Website:

Nilofar terms women’s economic empowerment vital for country’s development 

Islamabad, June 20, 2022 (PPI-OT):Chairperson National Commission on the Status of Women Nilofar Bakhtiar has termed economic empowerment of women as key to development and progress of the country. She was speaking during an interactive dialogue for financial inclusion of women organized by NCSW in collaboration with the Egyptian Embassy and UN Women Pakistan in Islamabad on Monday. She said only one percent of women are entrepreneurs in Pakistan, which is the lowest rate in this region. Nilofar Bakhtiar said the NCSW is introducing various initiatives and bringing together key actors to openly discuss the gaps and to identify solutions