Day: January 4, 2023

Federal Planning Minister approves 300 MW coal-fired power project, instructs concerned authorities to complete project in 2025 

Islamabad, January 04, 2023 (PPI-OT):Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives, Prof. Ahsan Iqbal has issued instructions to the Ministry of Maritime Affairs, Power Division, Gwadar Port Authority and China Overseas Ports Holding Company Limited approving the 300 MW coal-fired power project in Gwadar. That they ensure 100 percent power consumption for this project so that there is no loss to the national exchequer while directing to complete the project in 2025. These views were expressed by the Federal Minister while approving the 300 MW coal-fired power project on Tuesday. The meeting was attended by Chairman COPHCL, Chairman Gwadar

Executive Director COMSATS calls on the Federal Secretary Ministry of Science and Technology, Pakistan 

Islamabad, January 04, 2023 (PPI-OT):The Executive Director of COMSATS, Ambassador Dr. Mohammad Nafees Zakaria, called on the Federal Secretary Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST), Government of Pakistan, Dr. Ghulam Muhammad Memon, at his office in Islamabad. Dr. Memon, who is also the ex-officio Chairperson of COMSATS Consultative Committee, congratulated Ambassador Zakaria on his appointment as Executive Director of COMSATS. The Executive Director apprised the Federal Secretary about the upcoming Coordinating Council meeting. The 24th meeting of the Council is to be held in Karachi this month and will be hosted by COMSATS Centre of Excellence in Karachi, the International

‘Champions of Reforms’ inaugurated by Planning Minister

Islamabad, January 04, 2023 (PPI-OT):Federal Minister for Planning Development and Special Initiatives, Professor Ahsan Iqbal has formally inaugurated Champions of Reforms (CORs), network to bring together professionals from different sectors to contribute towards the socio-economic development of the country. The inaugural meeting of COR was held on Wednesday, which was attended by the officials of the Planning Ministry and professionals from diverse backgrounds. “The key objective of this initiative is to engage the professionals who can help the government in policy making and its implementation,” said the Minister, while inaugurating the CORs, an initiative of the Planning Ministry. The Minister

Minister of Planning and Development Prof. Ahsan Iqbal’s speech at the ceremony of distribution of credentials to the best performing employees of the Ministry of Planning and Development 

Islamabad, January 04, 2023 (PPI-OT):Under Planning and Development Professor Ahsan Iqbal addressing the ceremony of distribution of credentials to the best performing employees of the Ministry of Planning and Development, the purpose of giving awards to the employees for their best performance is to recognize their performance: Ahsan Iqbal to run any successful system. Punishment and reward are necessary for: Ahsan Iqbal It is necessary to encourage better performing employees: Minister of Planning and Development Pakistan is currently in a crisis situation: The federal minister was thinking about which new project to start in 2017-18: Ahsan Iqbal Today we are

Message from Prime Minister of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif, on the Occasion of Right to Self-Determination Day 

Washington D.C, January 04, 2023 (PPI-OT):The fifth of January is annually observed as the Right to Self-Determination Day for the people of Jammu and Kashmir. On this day in 1949, the United Nations Commission for India and Pakistan (UNCIP) adopted a resolution that guarantees a free and fair plebiscite in Jammu and Kashmir, to enable the Kashmiri people to realize their right to self-determination. The right to self-determination is a cardinal principle of international law and upheld by international human rights organizations. Every year, the UN General Assembly adopts a resolution that denotes the legal right of people to decide

Islamabad Capital Police issued 2345 fine tickets to the traffic violators 

Islamabad, January 04, 2023 (PPI-OT):Islamabad capital police has expedited stern legal action against the traffic rules violators and issued 2345 fine tickets to road users during the last 24 hours, a police public relations officer said. Following the special directions of Inspector General of Police (IGP) Islamabad Dr. Akbar Nasir Khan, Islamabad capital police expedited stern action against traffic rules violators to implement the traffic rules and maintain the smooth flow of traffic in federal city. Various police teams issued 2345 fine tickets to road users over violation of traffic rules in which 231 challan were issued over lane violation,

Foreign Minister lauds ADB for support, solidarity with people of Pakistan during 2022 devastating floods 

Islamabad, January 04, 2023 (PPI-OT):Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari held a telephonic conversation with Vice President of Asian Development Bank, Shixin Chen and appreciated the ADB for its support and solidarity with people of Pakistan during 2022 devastating floods. In a tweet on Wednesday, he said we are looking forward to continue collaboration with ADB as Pakistan embarks upon post-flood reconstruction and rehabilitation. The Foreign Minister expressed the confidence that with the cooperation of our partners, we will build back a strong climate resilient Pakistan. For more information, contact: Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Government of Pakistan 4th Floor, Cabinet

President affirms Pakistan’s resolve in permeating Braille

Islamabad, January 04, 2023 (PPI-OT):President Dr. Arif Alvi has affirmed Pakistan's resolve in permeating Braille, enabling visually impaired persons to enjoy hassle-free access to healthcare, education, and employment. In his message on the World Braille Day on Wednesday, he emphasized on creating awareness about Braille as a writing system for blind and partially sighted persons. He also called for providing important information in accessible formats in audio and Braille format to all the visually impaired persons. The President said this day reminds us to use Braille for imparting education, knowledge and information to the visually impaired persons. This will ensure

Government believes in taking pre-emptive measures against terrorism: Sanaullah

Islamabad, January 04, 2023 (PPI-OT):Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah has said the government not only pursues a zero tolerance policy against terrorism but believes in taking pre-emptive measures to prevent terrorist incidents. Talking to media in Islamabad on Wednesday afternoon, he said terrorists will be dealt with iron fist. He, however, said efforts are being made to bring the banned TTP to the negotiation table but they will have to first set aside arms and surrender before the law and the constitution. He said the government is fully committed to purge Pakistan of the menace of terrorism. The Minister said that