Day: October 17, 2022

Coalition parties of Govt categorically rejected demand of former premier Imran Khan’s call for early elections

Islamabad, October 17, 2022 (PPI-OT):The coalition parties of the Government have categorically rejected the demand of former premier Imran Khan’s call for early elections, saying that elections will be held on time after consultation with the ruling coalition. According to a press release, no group will be allowed to impose decision on the basis of force. The joint statement of coalition parties said no one will be allowed to take law into their hands. It said allegations against former President Asif Ali Zardari, leader of Pakistan Muslim League (N) and former Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif were strongly condemned. For

Germany vows to continue support to flood-hit Pakistan 

Islamabad, October 17, 2022 (PPI-OT):Germany has vowed to continue its support to Pakistan in tackling the disastrous situation due to flash floods and their aftermath in the country. The expression was made during meeting of Pakistan-Germany bilateral government consultation in Islamabad on Monday. The German delegation was headed by Minister for Economic Cooperation Florian Karner while the Pakistani side was headed by Joint Secretary Ministry of Economic Affairs Islam Zeb. The German delegation extended heartfelt condolences to the flood affected families in Pakistan. The German head of delegation briefed the meeting that Germany has expedited its short-term humanitarian assistance and

Pakistan, Saudi Arabia enjoy cultural, historical ties: Air Chief 

Islamabad, October 17, 2022 (PPI-OT):Air Chief Marshal Zaheer Ahmed Baber Sidhu has said that Pakistan and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia enjoy longstanding religious, cultural and historical bonds, manifested through strong ties between both the countries. The Air Chief was talking to Saudi Armed Forces delegation led by Director Joint Chiefs of Staff of the Saudi Armed Forces, Major General Hamed Bin Rafei Al Amri in Islamabad on Monday. Matters of regional security situation, enhanced bilateral and defence cooperation were discussed during the meeting. Major General Hamed Bin Rafei Al Amri expressed his grief over the devastation caused by recent floods

Pakistan, China agree to broaden scope of CPEC 

Islamabad, October 17, 2022 (PPI-OT):Pakistan and China have agreed to broaden the scope of China Pakistan Economic Corridor project from infrastructural development to enhancing industrial capacity of Pakistan. The understanding was reached at a meeting between Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal and Chinese Ambassador Nong Rong in Islamabad on Monday. The meeting discussed issues related to mutual cooperation on energy and electricity projects. Speaking on the occasion, the Planning Minister said self-reliance in the energy sector will bring economic stability in the country. Commending China's contribution in making the Special Economic Zones a success, he said the real

President calls for early finalization of CEPA with UAE to increase Pakistan’s exports

Islamabad, October 17, 2022 (PPI-OT):President Dr Arif Alvi has called for early finalization of the Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) with the United Arab Emirates to enable Pakistan increase its exports. He was talking to Pakistan's Ambassador-designate to UAE Faisal Niaz Tirmizi who called on him in Islamabad on Monday. The President underlined the need for exploring new avenues in economic diplomacy and investments with UAE and increase existing bilateral trade volume between the two countries. He highlighted the huge potential for cooperation in the field of renewable energy, commercial, industrial, infrastructure development and hospitality sectors. Dr Arif Alvi noted

Prime Minister orders rapid dewatering of flood-hit areas in Balochistan

Islamabad, October 17, 2022 (PPI-OT):Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has emphasized the need to utilize all available resources for early dewatering of flood stricken areas of Balochistan. He said this while talking to the media on the occasion of a briefing given to him regarding progress on relief and rehabilitation activities in District Sohbatpur on Monday. The Prime Minister added that 25 thousand rupees are being distributed among flood affected families. He said that the government will provide seeds to farmers for the next cultivation season. The Prime Minister said that the affected people have not been charged electricity bills for

Norwegian Ambassador calls on COAS in Rawalpindi 

Islamabad, October 17, 2022 (PPI-OT):Ambassador of Norway to Pakistan per Albert Ilsaas called on Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa in Rawalpindi on Monday. During the meeting, matters of mutual interest and regional security situation were discussed. Both sides reiterated the desire to further enhance bilateral relations in all fields. The visiting dignitary expressed his grief over the devastation caused by floods in Pakistan. He appreciated Pakistan’s efforts for regional stability and pledged to play his rule for further improvement in diplomatic cooperation with Pakistan at all levels. For more information, contact: Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Government

Senate adjourns till Thursday 

Islamabad, October 17, 2022 (PPI-OT):The Senate met briefly at the Parliament House in Islamabad on Monday with Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani in the chair. At the outset, the opposition chanted slogans and created rumpus in the House. Resultantly, the Chairman adjourned the House to meet again on Thursday at 4:00 pm. 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:

Next general elections to be held on time: Marriyum 

Islamabad, October 17, 2022 (PPI-OT):Minister for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb says PTI Chief Imran Khan Niazi’s call for the march is aimed at creating unrest, chaos and uncertainty in the country. Talking to newsmen in Islamabad on Monday evening, she said Imran Khan remained imposed on the people of Pakistan for four years, but he failed to deliver. She said during that four-year tenure Imran Khan brought the country on the verge of bankruptcy. The Minister said the Imran Khan-led regime not only sold Kashmir, but also compromised country's sovereignty for his personal gains. Talking about results of recent