Day: March 20, 2023

2023 China International Big Data Industry Expo confirmed 93 enterprises to participate in the exhibition including Huawei and Alibaba

GUIYANG, China, March 20, 2023 /Xinhua-AsiaNet/– On March 17, it is learned from the exhibition group of 2023 China International Big Data Industry Expo Executive Committee that so far 93 enterprises including China Electronics Corporation, Huawei and Alibaba have confirmed to participate in the Expo, which will be held from May 26th to 28th this […]

Japan provides additional 5.58 million USD to strengthen Weather Forecasting in Pakistan

Islamabad, March 20, 2023 (PPI-OT):The Government of Japan decided to increase the amount of a grant aid for “the Project for Installation of Weather Surveillance Radar in Multan” from 2.042 billion Japanese Yen (equivalent to around 14.99 million USD) to 2.8 billion Japanese Yen (equivalent to around 20.57 million USD). The original Notes to this effect were signed and exchanged between two governments on 31 August 2018. Responding to the request from the Government of Islamic Republic of Pakistan, this time, the Government of Japan decided to provide additional amount of 760 million Japanese Yen (equivalent to around 5.58 million

Public Holiday

Karachi, March 20, 2023 (PPI-OT):The State Bank of Pakistan will remain closed on 23rd March, 2023 (Thursday) being public holiday on the occasion of “Pakistan Day” as declared by the Government of Pakistan. For more information, contact: Chief Spokesman, State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) Central Directorate I.I. Chundrigar Road, Karachi, Pakistan Tel: +92-21-111-727-111 Tel: +92-21-39212562 Fax: +92-21-39212433 - 39212436 Email: Website:

WAPDA crowned 10th National Archery Champion 2023; Win trophy with 3 gold, 2 silver, 1 bronze medals

Lahore, March 20, 2023 (PPI-OT):WAPDA reigned supreme in archery too, as it crowned National Archery Champion 2023. WAPDA won 10th DHA National Archery Championship with three gold, two bronze and one silver medals, while Pakistan Army finished as the runners-up with two gold, three silver and one bronze medals in the event. According to the details, WAPDA women’s team comprising Kiran Muhammad, Nighet Naheed and Sadia Mai won gold medal in Women’s team event, while WAPDA’s archer Mubashar Nazar grabbed gold medal in Men’s and WAPDA’s archer Sadia Mai in Women’s event. The Championship was held at Lahore under the

Chairman PPP launches 1200-bedded Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases Korangi

Karachi, March 20, 2023 (PPI-OT):Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party and Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto performed a ground-breaking ceremony of the 12000-bedded Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases at Korangi. The ceremony was attended by Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah, Federal Health Minister Qadir Patel, Provincial Health Minister Dr. Azra Fazal Pechuho, Senator Nisar Khuhro, Executive Director NICVD Dr Nadeem Qamar, all the provincial ministers, diplomats, MPAs and PPP leaders and workers in a large number. The new ZAB institute of cardiovascular disease stretches over an area of 40 Acres, located just North of the intersection of Main Korangi

Pakistani envoy reminds Muslim community at UN of Ramzan’s message of compassion, tolerance

Islamabad, March 20, 2023 (PPI-OT):Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York Munir Akram has said holy month of Ramazan teaches us compassion, patience and to remain steadfast against hardships and calamities. In a message on the eve of Ramzan to Muslim community at the UN, the Ambassador said Ramazan is a month of exchanging gestures of compassion and empathy. He said it is a time for reflection, self-purification and learning. It is also a time to look after those in need and to uplift one another. Munir Akram also expressed condolences to Muslim brothers and sisters who

Prime Minister directs to provide subsidy on petrol to low income people: Musadik

Islamabad, March 20, 2023 (PPI-OT):Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has directed to provide subsidy on petrol to low income people up to one hundred rupees per litre. This was stated by Minister of State for Petroleum Musadik Malik while talking to newsmen in Lahore on Monday. Earlier, it was decided to provide a subsidy of fifty rupees per litre. He said under a comprehensive strategy, subsidized petrol will be available to the motorcyclists and owners of vehicles up to 800cc. The Minister of State said owners of vehicles above 800cc will be charged full price. He said the decision to provide

More Rain-wind/thunderstorm (with heavy falls) is expected during the week

Islamabad, March 20, 2023 (PPI-OT):Met Office informed that another strong westerly wave is likely to enter in Pakistan from 21st March and likely to grip most parts of the country on 22nd March. Under the influence of this weather system: Balochistan: Widespread rain-wind/thunderstorm with isolated heavy falls is expected in Quetta, Zhob, Ziarat, Khuzdar, Sibbi, Naseerabad, Jaffarabad, Dera Bugti, Barkhan, Harnai, Chaman, Pishin, Qilla Saifullah, Qillah Abdullah, Dalbandin, Nokkundi, Panjgur, Kalat, Gwadar, Lasbella, Makran Coast from 21st (evening/night) to 24th March. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: Widespread rain-wind/thundershower with scattered heavy falls (isolated hailstorm) is expected in Chitral, Dir, Swat, Mansehra, Abbottabad, Kohistan,

Prime Minister’s Youth Development Initiatives to be launched on Tuesday

Islamabad, March 20, 2023 (PPI-OT):Under the PM's Youth Development Initiatives, 15 programs to be launched which includes, Ba-Ikhtiyar Nujawan Internship Program, PM's Youth Laptop Program, 5000 Scholarships for the students of Balochistan and Ex- FATA, 75 National Top Talent Scholarship Program, Establishment of Seerat Chairs, Establishment of Sub Campuses of Public Sector Universities in Least Developed Districts of Pakistan, Youth Skills Training Program, Young Development Fellowship Program, Seven Centers of Excellence, Pakistan Innovation Fund Young Development Leader Award, Special Development Scheme for the Uplift of the 20 poorest district of Pakistan, Young Peace and Development Corps and 250 Mini Sports