Day: January 19, 2023

NDMA Held an Interactive Session with Humanitarian Partners

Islamabad, January 19, 2023 (PPI-OT):NDMA held an interactive session with Humanitarian Partners at National University of Science and Technology (NUST). Chairman NDMA, Lieutenant General Inam Haider Malik presided the meeting. Members of Pakistan Humanitarian Forum (PHF) and National Humanitarian Network (NHN) as well as representatives of international NGOs participated. The session aimed at strengthening coordination and collaboration across the disaster management cycle with focus on disaster risk reduction for combating the vulnerabilities of natural hazards. It also discussed the key identified areas pertaining to implementation of climate resilience and adaptation in Pakistan. Chairman NDMA shared the Remodelled National Preparedness and

Masood Khan stresses tech sector linkages with Irvine, California

Washington DC, January 19, 2023 (PPI-OT):“Punjab-California Sister Province Agreement provides a model to establish domain-specific state-to-province, city-to-city economic linkages between Pakistan and the United States,” said Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United States, while talking to Irvine Mayor Farrah N. Khan, an American of Pakistani descent, says a press release received here today from Washington DC. “The tech-startups of Pakistan, manned by enterprising youth, and a vibrant tech sector of Irvine, California, could forge strong partnerships for not only meeting the economic needs of the two sides but also to strengthen people-to-people exchanges,” he continued. Ms. Farrah Khan during her call

Citizens urged to get registered as voters before announcement of polls schedule 

Islamabad, January 19, 2023 (PPI-OT):Election Commission of Pakistan has advised citizens to get themselves enrolled or rectify errors in the provisional electoral rolls before the announcement of election schedule. In a statement, the Election Commission asked the public to register, transfer, delete or correct their vote in the electoral rolls prior to the issuance of schedule for by-elections for vacant seats of Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and the National Assembly. It said the electoral rolls will be frozen immediately after the announcement of the election schedule. The Election Commission asked the citizens to ensure that their votes are registered at the

High level Swedish delegation calls on Federal Minister for IT Syed Amin Ul Haque

Islamabad, January 19, 2023 (PPI-OT):A high level delegation of Sweden led by Swedish Ambassador Henrik Person called on Federal Minister for IT and Telecommunication Syed Amin Ul Haque here on Thursday. The delegation comprises CEOs of Swedish tech companies who were apprised of initiatives regarding IT and Telecommunication sector of Pakistan. Federal Minister for IT Syed Amin Ul Haque said Pakistan wanted to boost ties with Sweden and European countries in the field of IT and Telecom. He said that Pakistan has conducive environment for investment especially in IT and telecom sector, adding that steps are being taken to introducing

Weather Forecast

Islamabad, January 19, 2023 (PPI-OT): Synoptic Situation A westerly wave is affecting Balochistan and central parts of the country and likely to continue over upper parts during next few days. Thursday More rain/snow over hills is expected at scattered places in Balochistan, while light rain is also likely at a few places in south Punjab and upper Sindh. Rain-thunderstorm with snow over hills is expected in upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Kashmir, Gilgit Baltistan and north Punjab. Friday Rain-thunderstorm with snow over hills is expected at isolated places in upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Kashmir, Gilgit Baltistan and upper/central Punjab. While, more rain/snow over

Modi Using governors to Harass CMs of opposition-ruled states: Kejriwal 

Khammam, January 19, 2023 (PPI-OT):New Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has said that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was using governors to harass the chief ministers of states ruled by non-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) parties and to create hurdles in the progress of these states. Addressing the inaugural public meeting of Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) here, he said that Narendra Modi is not bothered about the problems faced by people like price rise and unemployment but he only thinks how to create problems for Chief Ministers and topple state governments by buying the MLAs. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader

Pakistan condemns continued oppression by Indian troops in IIOJK

Islamabad, January 19, 2023 (PPI-OT):Pakistan has condemned the continued oppression by Indian troops in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK). According to Kashmir Media Service, Foreign Office Spokesperson Mumtaz Zahra Baloch in her weekly press briefing said during the last week, the Indian forces’ personnel continued to carry out cordon and search operations in different parts of Rajouri, Poonch and Reasi districts, harassing the local population. She said in a disturbing event, two Kashmiri youth were killed in a fake encounter in Budgam district after they were dislodged by the Indian troops from a vehicle and shot dead on

Protests against IIOJK authorities’ new dictatorial land order 

Jammu, January 19, 2023 (PPI-OT):In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) held a protest demonstration in front of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) office in Jammu to resist the new dictatorial land order issued by the authorities. The protest was held to raise voice against ill-doings of the authorities who have now issued a dictatorial order of land rule putting poor masses in jeopardy. The AAP leaders on the occasion said that the authorities should take action against those political leaders who grabbed a big chunk of land and action should also be taken against the

Tributes paid to Gaw Kadal, Handwara and Kupwara massacre victims 

Srinagar, January 19, 2023 (PPI-OT):In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, posters have paid glowing tributes to innocent Kashmiris, martyred by Indian troops in the territory. Posters appeared in Srinagar and adjoining areas, urging people to observe complete shutdown in Srinagar and adjoining areas to remember the martyrs of Gaw Kadal, Handwara and Kupwara massacres. Over 50 people were martyred and hundreds others were injured when Indian troops had opened fire on peaceful protesters in Gaw Kadal area of Srinagar on January 21 in 1990. The demonstrators were protesting against the molestation of several women by the Indian troops in