Day: January 21, 2023

Kalma Chowk Remodelling Project in Sync with Timelines

Lahore, January 21, 2023 (PPI-OT):Imran Amin CEO of Punjab Central Business District Development Authority (PCBDDA) also known as Central Business District (CBD Punjab), chaired a meeting to review the progress of CBD Punjab Boulevard and Kalma Chowk Underpass Remodelling project. Chairman PCBDDA, Mr. Fazeel Asif Jah, Executive Director Technical PCBDDA, Mr. Riaz Hussain, the technical team of PCBDDA and official contractors of PCBDDA also attended the meeting. In the meeting, the CEO of PCBDDA was briefed about the progress of the construction work on the CBD Punjab Boulevard and Kalma Chowk Underpass Remodelling project. During the briefing session Executive Director

Implementation of farmers’ package govt’s top priority: Prime Minister 

Islamabad, January 21, 2023 (PPI-OT):Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif says the government is taking measures to convert agriculture tube-wells on solar energy and implement farmers' package. He was chairing a review meeting regarding solarization of tube-wells and the implementation of the farmers' package in Islamabad. The Prime Minister said the conversion of tube-wells on solar energy would reduce the per acre cost for farmers and make them less reliant on diesel and imported fuel. The Prime Minister said the implementation of farmers' package is the top priority of the government. He said the government is taking steps for the progress of

Zaireen of Ajmer Sharif asked to reach Lahore on Monday instead of Sunday 

Islamabad, January 21, 2023 (PPI-OT):Ministry of Religious Affairs has asked Zaireen of Ajmer Sharif to reach Lahore at 10:00 am on Monday instead of Sunday. A spokesperson of Ministry of Religious Affairs in a statement on Saturday stated that according to Indian officials, Pakistani Zaireen will be sent to Ajmer on Tuesday. The spokesperson further stated that no information has so far been received from the Indian Embassy regarding the issuance of visas. Passports of Zaireen have not yet been received from the Indian embassy. The spokesperson said that the passports and visas will be handed over to Zaireen in

Pakistan’s bilateral trade with China to reach new heights: FM Bilawal 

Islamabad, January 21, 2023 (PPI-OT):Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari says Pakistan's bilateral trade with China will reach new heights. In an interview with Xinhua in Davos, Switzerland on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum, he said the bilateral trade relationship with China is expected to flourish further due to cooperation between the two countries in the fight against climate change and investments in renewable energy. The Foreign Minister said our relationship is based on mutual respect, trust and understanding. Both countries support each other on issues of core interest. He said Pakistan and China believe in promoting regional peace

Pakistan greatly values its relationship with US: Sanjrani 

Islamabad, January 21, 2023 (PPI-OT):Senate Chairman Muhammad Sadiq Sanjrani has said that Pakistan greatly values its multifaceted relationship with the United States and desires to further expand the friendly ties for the mutual benefit of the two sides. He expressed these views during a meeting with Ambassador of United States Donald Blome in Islamabad. During the meeting, they discussed matters of mutual interest, bilateral collaborations, and development in the region. The Senate Chairman appreciated the assistance provided by USAID to the flood affectees of Balochistan province. Sanjrani said the US is Pakistan’s largest trading partner and Balochistan is emerging as

US is the largest export market for Pakistan: Masood Khan

Islamabad, January 21, 2023 (PPI-OT):Pakistan Ambassador to US Masood Khan says United States is the largest export market for Pakistan and in the years to come, bilateral trade is poised to grow. He was talking to the Ambassador Stuart Holliday, CEO of Meridian International Center in Washington. Masood Khan highlighted that the current phase of Pak-US relations centers around enhancing economic cooperation. He said in recent high-level visits, we have prioritized trade, agriculture, businesses, technology, climate change, green energy, disaster preparedness, environment, health and people-to-people exchanges. On the occasion, the CEO Meridian International assured the Ambassador that they would help

Pakistan won’t hold talks with terrorist organizations that don’t respect country’s laws: Foreign Minister

Islamabad, January 21, 2023 (PPI-OT):Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has said that Pakistan's new leadership, both political and military, will have no talks with terrorist organizations that don't respect the country's laws and constitution. In a wide-ranging interview with The Washington Post in Davos, Switzerland on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum, he said if we can work with the Afghan interim government, which has influence over these groups, we will be successful in maintaining our security. Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said the TTP terrorists have been involved in many heinous attacks in Pakistan over the years but Islamabad has

General elections to be held in October this year: Ahsan Iqbal

Islamabad, January 21, 2023 (PPI-OT):Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal has said the general elections will be held in October this year after completion of the population census and subsequent delimitation of the constituencies. Talking to the media at Mehran University of Engineering and Technology in Jamshoro, he said the census results would be published by April 30. Ahsan Iqbal informed that PML-N's chief and former PM Mian Nawaz Sharif would return Pakistan to lead the party's electoral campaign in the next general elections. For more information, contact: Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Government of Pakistan 4th Floor, Cabinet

Weather Forecast

Islamabad, January 21, 2023 (PPI-OT): Synoptic Situation A westerly wave is affecting upper parts of the country and likely to continue over upper parts during next few days. Saturday Rain-thunderstorm with snow over hills is expected in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Kashmir, Gilgit Baltistan, Islamabad and upper Punjab. Cold weather is likely elsewhere in the country. Sunday Cold and dry weather is expected in most plain areas of the country. However, rain-thunderstorm with snow over hills is expected in upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan. Past 24 Hour Weather Rain (snow over hills (occurred at scattered places in upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa,