Day: November 23, 2022

OCAS Opens Admissions for Bachelor’s and Associate Degree Programs

Lahore, November 23, 2022 (PPI-OT):Online applications for admission in Bachelor’s and Associate Degree programs at government colleges of Punjab have opened under the Online College Admissions System (OCAS), a platform developed by Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) in collaboration with Punjab Higher Education Department (PHED). OCAS has so far received over 6,800 applications for admission in Bachelor’s whereas 1,155 applications for admission in Associate Degree programs. The system has allowed the students to submit their admission forms online instead of physically travelling to other cities to submit the same. Students can also download the pdf version of the government colleges’

Syed Bilal Haider Assumes Charge as Chairman Punjab Information Technology Board

Lahore, November 23, 2022 (PPI-OT):Syed Bilal Haider has assumed the charge of Chairman Punjab Information Technology Board w.e.f 4th Nov, 2022. He belongs to 34th Common of Pakistan Administrative Service (PAS). He brings to the organization a diverse portfolio of experiences backed by impeccable educational credentials. Prior to joining PITB, he had served in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and UNDP. Syed Bilal Haider has served as the Additional Secretary to Chief Minister Punjab, Commissioner Punjab Social Security Institution (PESSI) and as Deputy Commissioner of Districts Sialkot and Bhakkar. In addition, he has also worked in Education and Food Departments. A Chevening Scholar,

ED COMSATS Calls on the High Commissioner of Bangladesh

Islamabad, November 23, 2022 (PPI-OT):Ambassador Dr. Mohammad Nafees Zakaria, Executive Director COMSATS, paid a courtesy call on the High Commissioner of Bangladesh to Pakistan, H.E. Mr. Md. Rahul Alam Siddique, at his office in the Embassy. Felicitating Dr. Zakaria on his appointment as Executive Director of COMSATS, Mr. Rahul stated that Bangladesh attaches great importance to COMSATS. On the occasion, Dr. Zakaria apprised the Ambassador of various undertakings of COMSATS, its Centres of Excellence, as well as linkages at national and international levels. The Honourable Ambassador expressed keen interest in COMSATS’ programmes and was especially appreciative of various cooperative activities

Advertisement released for the recruitment of 357 inspector legal posts in Punjab Police 

Lahore, November 23, 2022 (PPI-OT):Advertisement has been released for the recruitment of 357 vacant posts of Inspector Legal in Punjab Police. According to the details, the recruitment process for these posts is being completed by the Punjab Public Service Commission and all the details i.e. the required degree, experience required for the recruitment have been described in the advertisement issued. Spokesperson Punjab Police said that the advertisement for the recruitment of inspector legal vacancies has been published in the national newspapers today on November 23, while it is also available on the website of the Punjab Public Service Commission, where

U.S. Ambassador Donald Blome Highlights Broad Partnership with the People of Balochistan Province 

Islamabad, November 23, 2022 (PPI-OT):U.S. Ambassador Donald Blome visited Quetta, Balochistan, on November 23 to meet with Chief Minister Abdul Quddus Bizenjo, local partners working to advance climate change adaptation, representatives of higher education institutions, leaders of local NGOs, and Afghan refugees. During his visit, Ambassador Blome discussed U.S. efforts to combat the effects of climate change through a Green Alliance with diverse partners in Pakistan and underscored the strong cooperation between the United States and Pakistan on promoting economic development through higher education and women’s empowerment. Ambassador Blome participated in a community tree planting drive that will become part

Chairman Senate, Muhammad Sadiq Sanjrani in A Meeting with Chief Executive Officer of Quetta Electric Supply Company Engineer Abdul Karim Jamali at Parliament House, Islamabad 

Islamabad, November 23, 2022 (PPI-OT):Chief Executive Engineer Abdul Karim Jamali of Quetta Electric Supply Company called on Chairman Senate Muhammad Sadiq Sanjrani at the Parliament House on Wednesday. While giving a detailed briefing, he said that work is going on for the supply of electricity in various areas of Balochistan province including Union Council Charsar. Chairman Senate while directing to complete the ongoing projects of electricity supply in different areas of Balochistan, said that the projects under completion in the Union Council Charsar be completed as soon as possible. Muhammad Sadiq Sanjrani said that the development and prosperity of Balochistan

Saleem Mandviwalla presides over a meeting of the Senate Standing Committee on Finance and Revenue at the Parliament House 

Islamabad, November 23, 2022 (PPI-OT):The Federal Minister of State for Finance, Aisha Ghaus Pasha informed the Senate Standing Committee on Finance and Revenue on Wednesday that the restriction for foreign travellers to buy US dollars only through cheques and the cash carrying limit reduction by US$ 5000 from US $ 10,000 will remain in force to further strengthen the regulatory regime, improve documentation and control illegal activity in FCY, it was advised that all foreign currency outward remittances/sale transaction of USD 2,000/- or above (or equivalent in other currencies) against PKR shall be conducted by the Exchange Companies through bank

NA Standing Committee on Railways meets

Islamabad, November 23, 2022 (PPI-OT):The meeting of the Standing Committee on Railways held today under the Chairmanship of Mr. Muhammad Mueen Wattoo, MNA on 23rd November, 2022 at 12:00 noon in Committee Room of Ministry of Railways, “D” Block Pak-Secretariat, Islamabad, with reference to Notice No. 23(1)/2022-Com-II/Railways dated the 18th December, 2022. The meeting of the Standing Committee on Railways commenced with the recitation from the Holy Quran and the Committee approved the minutes of its meeting held on 5th October, 2022. The Implementation status on the previous recommendations was placed by the Ministry of Railways and the Committee discussed

YPF: an effective Parliamentary Forum to further the cause of democracy in country: MNA/President YPF Syed Ali Musa Gillani

Islamabad, November 23, 2022 (PPI-OT):MNA Syed Ali Musa Gillani President of Young Parliamentary Forum (YPF) said, “Keeping in context the substantial young population, YPF has become an effective tool to further the cause of strengthening democratic norms in the country.” He also said that YPF has become a platform where young Parliamentarians can legislate especially for youth and it can be an effective tool to strengthen democratic institutions. He said that this Parliamentary Forum need to develop tangible goals in this workshop especially to enhance Parliamentary coordination among parliaments of worlds. He expressed these views while addressing the inaugural Session