Day: December 5, 2022

Transgenders to get Rs 7,000 under Benazir Kafalat Programme: Kundi

Islamabad, December 05, 2022 (PPI-OT):Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety Faisal Karim Kundi has said that transgenders have been declared eligible for seven thousand rupees quarterly cash assistance under Benazir Kafalat Programme In a video message, he urged the transgender community to get themselves registered in their CNIC as transgenders and file their cases in the nearest tehsil office of the BISP to get benefit from this facility. He also advised already registered transgenders that if they were not getting cash assistance under Benazir Kafalat Programme, they should immediately file an appeal with their relevant

Pakistan remains committed to fight scourge of terrorism: FO

Islamabad, December 05, 2022 (PPI-OT):Pakistan says it remains resolute in its commitment to fight the scourge of terrorism. In response to media queries regarding remarks reportedly made by Afghan spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid, Foreign Office spokesperson Mumtaz Zahra Baloch said we are closely following the ongoing investigation into the terrorist attack on Pakistani head of mission in Kabul. She said we are in active contact with the concerned Afghan authorities and are confident that the attack will be fully investigated, and the perpetrators and their abettors will be brought to account. For more information, contact: Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Government

Head of mission in Kabul currently in Pakistan on prescheduled visit: FO 

Islamabad, December 05, 2022 (PPI-OT):Foreign Office Spokesperson says Head of Mission in Kabul Ubaid-ur-Rehman Nizamani is in Pakistan on a prescheduled visit for consultations. Ubaid-ur-Rehman Nizamani had remained unhurt during a terrorist attack on Pakistan’s Embassy in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul on Friday. Pakistan on Saturday had summoned the Afghan Charge d’Affaires to convey Pakistan’s deep concern and anguish over the attack. 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:

Five terrorists killed, soldier martyred in North Waziristan clash 

Islamabad, December 05, 2022 (PPI-OT):Five terrorists were killed during exchange of fire with security forces in an Intelligence Based Operation in North Waziristan District. According to ISPR, the security forces effectively engaged the terrorists' location and recovered weapon and ammunition from them. The killed terrorists remained actively involved in terrorist activities against security forces and killing of innocent citizens. Sepoy Nasir Khan aged 25 years embraced shahadat while gallantly fighting the terrorists. Sanitization of the area is being carried out to eliminate any other terrorists found in the area. For more information, contact: Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Government of

ECC approves wheat import of 450000MT from Russia 

Islamabad, December 05, 2022 (PPI-OT):The Economic Coordination Committee has accorded approval to import of 450,000 metric tonnes of wheat from Russia. The approval was granted at a meeting of Committee held in Islamabad on Monday, with Finance Minister Ishaq Dar in the chair. This wheat will be imported at a rate of 372 dollars per metric ton for supply at Gwadar from February to March next year. The Committee also approved import of 130,000 metric tonnes wheat at the same rate from a UK based company to be supplied at Karachi port from 16th of this month till February next

Russia agrees to provide crude oil, refined petroleum products to Pakistan on discounted rates 

Islamabad, December 05, 2022 (PPI-OT):Russia has agreed to provide crude oil and refined petroleum products including petrol and diesel to Pakistan on discounted rates. This was disclosed by Minister of State for Petroleum Musadik Masood Malik at a news conference in Islamabad on Monday. Giving details of his recent visit to Moscow, the Minister of State said that the reports circulated in the domestic media that Russia refused to provide petroleum products to Pakistan on discounted rates were not correct. He described his visit to Russia and meetings there very successful. The Minister of State said negotiations have been started

Ambassador of Germany Alfred Grannas calls on Federal Minister Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar 

Islamabad, December 05, 2022 (PPI-OT):Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany H. E. Mr. Alfred Grannas called on the Federal Minister for Finance and Revenue Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar at Finance Division today. Finance Minister Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar welcomed H.E. Mr. Alfred Grannas, Ambassador of Germany and shared warm sentiments with him. The Finance Minister highlighted bilateral relations between the two countries and stated that Pakistan highly values its bilateral relations with Germany. He also pointed the importance of enhancement in trade and economic relations between both countries. The Finance Minister briefed H. E. Mr. Alfred Grannas about the

President urges for precautionary measures to overcome growing diseases

Islamabad, December 05, 2022 (PPI-OT):President Dr Arif Alvi has urged all stakeholders to come forward to create awareness among people about precautionary measures against growing diseases in the country. Addressing a ceremony in Karachi, he said the doctors played vital role during the Covid-19 pandemic and advised the people to adhere to the preventive and precautionary SOPs to defeat the disease. The President said our society is unaware of the preventive and precautionary steps to avoid diseases. He said the country’s nine percent population is affected by Hepatitis, which is just a self-created situation and can be prevented. For more

First International Housing Expo-2022 starting from 8th-11th December

Islamabad, December 05, 2022 (PPI-OT):Ministry of Housing and works in collaboration with Islamabad chamber of commerce (ICCI) has completed all the arrangements to organize First International Housing Expo-2022 starting from 8th-11th December at Jinnah Convention Center, Islamabad. It is a public private partnership wherein ICCI is the lead collaborator. No reliance will be made on government resources and its financial support will be acquired through sponsors and partners. In this regard, Iftikhar Ali Shallwani, Federal Secretary, Ministry of Housing and Works and Ahsan Zafar Bakhtawari, President ICCI along with their teams visited the venue and shows satisfaction over the work