Day: December 31, 2022

‫یوفینگ ڈسٹرکٹ، لیوژو شہر میں نمایاں ثقافت سیاحت کے لئے نئی ڈرائیونگ فورس، شاعری کے ساتھ مستقبل کا اشتراک

لیوژو، چین، 31 دسمبر 2022ء/ژنہوا-ایشیانیٹ/– پوئی ماؤنٹین کے سامنے، جیڈ نما دریا کا پانی مشرق کی جانب بہتا ہے، اور فاصلے پر کمان پر ایک لیٹراٹس کھڑا ہے۔ (لیو زونگ یوان، تانگ خاندان، کاؤ شیو کے خط کا جواب جب وہ شانگ شیان کاؤنٹی سے گزر رہا ہے)۔ پوئی ماؤنٹین کے نیچے ، ہزار سالہ […]

Residents protest court order to vacate over 4,000 houses in Muslim area in Uttarakhand 

New Delhi, December 31, 2022 (PPI-OT):Hundreds of residents in Uttarakhand’s Haldwani held massive protests after the High Court directed the removal of 4,000 houses in a Muslim area of the city. The court order gave residents of Gafoor Basti a week’s time to vacate. Several people took to social media to express their anguish and protest against the court’s directive to demolish the houses which have been there for decades. A social media user Umair Siddiqui wrote that around 50,000 people are being rendered homeless. “In Haldwani, thousands of families are being destroyed in the name of removing the encroachment

Masood Khan says cementing Pak-US education ties his core priority

Islamabad, December 31, 2022 (PPI-OT):Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United States Masood Khan says establishing robust Pak-US linkages in education sector and facilitating Pakistani students in getting access to top-notch universities of the United States would remain his priority during 2023. He said this during a meeting with the delegation of University of Baltistan headed by its Vice Chancellor Professor Dr Muhammad Naeem Khan in Washington DC. He said the number of Pakistani students enrolling in US universities and colleges has increased by 17% to 8,000. He said we would work to have it increased especially in STEM subjects. The Ambassador

Angered by ‘Jai Shri Ram’ chants, Mamata Banerjee stays away from dais 

Kolkata, December 31, 2022 (PPI-OT):Mamata Banerjee, Chief Minister of Indian state of West Bengal refused to come on stage during the inauguration of the Vande Bharat Express at the Howrah railway station after supporters of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) shouted “Jai Shri Ram” slogans. Angered by the loud sloganeering, the Trinamool Congress chief remained seated on a chair in the audience instead. Attempts by Union Railways Minister Ashwini Vaishnav and West Bengal Governor CV Ananda Bose to pacify Banerjee were not successful in persuading her. Banerjee also thought about leaving the venue and complained about the “Jai Shri Ram”

China stands ready to elevate all-round strategic cooperation with Pakistan: Envoy 

Islamabad, December 31, 2022 (PPI-OT):China has reiterated its commitment to work with Pakistan to elevate the level of all-round strategic cooperation, speed up efforts to build a closer China-Pakistan community with a shared future in the new era. Addressing the Awarding Ceremony for Outstanding Pakistani Staff of the CPEC Projects 2022 in Islamabad, China's Ambassador to Pakistan Nong Rong said his country aims to further promote the exchange of people, and facilitate the investments between China and Pakistan. The ambassador said recently China adjusted its COVID prevention and control policies, which include the removal of measures to control the number

President calls for accelerated engagements, cooperation with Norway in diverse sectors

Islamabad, December 31, 2022 (PPI-OT):President Dr Arif Alvi has called for accelerating engagements and cooperation with Norway in diverse sectors, including trade, business, investment and green energy. He was talking to Pakistan’s Ambassador-designate to Norway Sadia Altaf Qazi, who called him in Islamabad. The President also emphasized the need for bilateral cooperation in the fields of education, skill development, defence and exports of Pakistani fruits and vegetables to Norway. He said there is a need to enhance bilateral trade between the two countries from its existing volume of over 128 million dollars which does not represent the true potential. The

PTI Chief only committed to ruin country’s economy: Marriyum 

Islamabad, December 31, 2022 (PPI-OT):Minister for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb PTI Chairman Imran Khan is only committed to ruin country's economy. In response to Imran Khan's tweet, she said why Imran Khan stopped the local body elections even being in power. The Minister questioned PTI's void commitment to hold elections in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. She also criticized PTI for its fake commitment to provide ten million jobs and five million houses to public. 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:

Government to outsource three major airports to International operators 

Islamabad, December 31, 2022 (PPI-OT):The government has decided to engage international operators to help run three major airports of the country, including Islamabad, Lahore and Karachi, with a view to attract direct foreign investment and provide world-class facilities to passengers. The decision was taken at a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif in Islamabad, which discussed matters pertaining to aviation sector. It was decided that the government would hire the services of operators of international repute to run these major airports for a period of 20 to 25 years. The international operators would provide services of international standards at

20 million flood victims need urgent assistance: Sherry 

Islamabad, December 31, 2022 (PPI-OT):Minister for Climate Change Sherry Rehman says 20 million flood affected people need immediate assistance in Sindh and Balochistan provinces. In a series of tweets, she accused Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf of ignoring real issues of the country and starting a new series of protests and agitation. Sherry Rehman said PTI's priority is only to remain relevant in national politics and hit the headlines at any cost. She said after failing to dissolve assemblies, the party is left with no option but to agitate. For more information, contact: Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Government of Pakistan 4th Floor,