Day: January 14, 2023

Nawaz Sharif directs PML-N’s leadership to make preparations for election in Punjab: Marriyum 

Islamabad, January 14, 2023 (PPI-OT):Minister for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb says Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Quaid Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has directed the party leaders and workers to do preparations for the election in Punjab. In a series of tweets on Saturday, she said PML-N Quaid Nawaz Sharif passed on the directives while presiding over a consultative meeting of the party leadership in London. Marriyum Aurangzeb said Nawaz Sharif had also directed Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, who is also president of the PML-N, to set up a Parliamentary Board for this purpose. She said the PML-N Quaid had asked the

Pakistan, China vow to support each other at all forums 

Islamabad, January 14, 2023 (PPI-OT):Chairman Senate Mohammad Sadiq Sanjrani has said the people and the government of Pakistan acknowledge the active contribution of China to the relief and rehabilitation efforts during the recent floods in the country. This was stated by the Chairman Senate during a farewell dinner in honour of outgoing Chinese Ambassador Nong Rong in Islamabad. He said that the relations between the two friendly countries are based on mutual respect and trust and China has supported Pakistan in every difficult time. He said that the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor project is a gift from China to the people

Government with clear mandate essential for overcoming financial woes: President

Karachi, January 14, 2023 (PPI-OT):President Dr Arif Alvi has said that a government with a clear mandate, regardless of which party came to power, was essential and the only solution for Pakistan to overcome its present financial woes, adding that all the stakeholders needed to display cooperation and unity and make strong efforts in order to steer the country out of the present financial situation. The President expressed these views while addressing the 4th Financial Crime Summit held at Karachi, on Saturday. The Summit was attended by Salim Raza, Former Governor State Bank of Pakistan, Kazi Rahat Ali, Secretary General,

2nd phase of Sindh LG elections to be held on Sunday: ECP 

Islamabad, January 14, 2023 (PPI-OT):Election Commission of Pakistan has once again stated that the second phase of Sindh local government elections will be held on Sunday. It was decided at a meeting chaired by Chief Election Commissioner Sikandar Sultan Raja in Islamabad on Saturday after reviewing the letter of Sindh government in which it had requested to postpone the elections in Karachi and Hyderabad. In addition, the election commission directed the provincial government to make fool-proof arrangements for the peaceful conduct of local government elections. For more information, contact: Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Government of Pakistan 4th Floor, Cabinet

Kashmiris rendering unprecedented sacrifices for securing freedom from India

Srinagar, January 14, 2023 (PPI-OT):In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) leaders, Syed Bashir Andrabi and Khawaja Firdous, have said that Kashmiris are rendering unprecedented sacrifices for securing freedom from Indian yoke and they will continue their struggle till complete success. Syed Bashir Andrabi and Khawaja Firdous in a joint statement issued in Srinagar said as the so-called Republic Day of India, the 26th January, is approaching, the Indian forces’ personnel have intensified their atrocities on the Kashmiris making their life more miserable. They said the people are being frisked in every nook and corner

Upper caste Hindus assault Dalit man for entering temple in Uttarakhand 

New Delhi, January 14, 2023 (PPI-OT):A Dalit man was assaulted by upper caste Hindus with burning sticks for entering a temple to offer prayers in Uttarkashi district of the Indian state of Uttarakhand. The incident took place on January 9 when 22-year-old Ayush, visited the temple in the Mori area of the district, Indian media reported quoting police officials. The victim in a complaint to the police said that some upper caste Hindus tied him up and assaulted him with burning sticks throughout the night. Ayush was rushed to the primary health centre on January 10 from where he was

Pro-Pakistan slogans raised during protest in IIOJK’s Rajouri 

Jammu, January 14, 2023 (PPI-OT):In Indian illegally occupied Indian Jammu and Kashmir, people raised pro-Pakistan slogans during a protest demonstration against the anti-people policies of the authorities at the Taryath Tehsil of Rajouri district. The authorities say that these slogans were raised by the National Conference workers. The authorities have asked the concerned Superintendent of Police to initiate a legal action against the involved people if they fail to appear within seven days. The police in a statement said that they would start action soon. It is noteworthy that the Jammu region, especially the Rajouri district, is currently being targeted

Assam’s BJP govt evicts 300 families, mostly Muslims, in Lakhimpur

Assam, January 14, 2023 (PPI-OT):The BJP Government in Assam continues its unabated campaign of bulldozers in the eastern state in the name of anti-encroachment drive. The administration in Lakhimpur district of Assam on Tuesday began a massive eviction drive to clear around 500 hectares of ‘forest land’. Videos from the spot, now viral on social media, show heavy deployment of forces’ personnel in the area amid the usage of excavators and tractors for the eviction operation. As many as three hundred families have been evicted from the area, most of whom are Muslims. The move has evoked widespread condemnation as

Kashmiri youth can play decisive role in struggle for right to self-determination: Raja Najabat 

Muzaffarabad, January 14, 2023 (PPI-OT):The Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Movement for Right to Self-Determination International, Raja Najabat Hussain has said that Kashmiri youth can play a fundamental and decisive role in the struggle to secure the basic right of the people of Jammu and Kashmir, the right to self-determination as the voice of the youth is listened to attentively in the world. Raja Najabat Hussain addressing a joint meeting of Scholars Youth Forum and Jammu and Kashmir Self-Determination Movement International during his visit to Muzaffarabad said that at this time there was a need to expose the ugly face