Day: April 1, 2023

Governments be enabled to adopt digitalization for effective governance, Executive Director emphasizes at 22nd session of UNCEPA

Islamabad, April 01, 2023 (PPI-OT): Executive Director COMSATS, Ambassador Dr. Nafees Zakaria urged that governments should adopt digitalization as citizen centric national policy for efficient and effective governance. He was addressing the 22nd Session of the Committee of Experts on Public Administration (CEPA), which is a technical advisory body of the UN responsible for supporting the work of its Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) concerning the promotion and development of public administration and governance among Member States particularly in relation to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and in support of the implementation and review progress of SDGs. The Executive

Steps underway for providing relief to people during Ramadan: Sindh Governor

Islamabad, April 01, 2023 (PPI-OT): Governor Sindh Kamran Khan Tessori has said that steps are being taken to provide relief to the people during the holy month of Ramadan. Talking to media at Orangi town, area of Karachi today, he directed officials concerned that strict action be taken against those involved in profiteering and hoarding and overcharging the commodities of daily use by violating government rate list. He said Bachat Bazaars are being arranged across the province to provide relief to the people. For more information, contact: Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Government of Pakistan 4th Floor, Cabinet Block, Pak.

Mohsin Naqvi directs to make ‘Mera Pyara’ app functional soon

Islamabad, April 01, 2023 (PPI-OT): Punjab Caretaker Chief Minister Mohsin Naqvi has directed to make Punjab Police App ‘Mera Pyara’ functional soon. Chairing a meeting in Lahore today, he said work has begun to launch the App, through which lost children, elders, patients of dementia and schizophrenia will be returned to their families. The meeting was told that the App would save bio data, finger prints, B-Form and CNIC details of lost persons while DNA tests will also be conducted to match the link. Under the Chief Minister's direction, a date of lost persons relating to FIRs will be prepared

Leaders of coalition parties to meet today to devise future strategy

Islamabad, April 01, 2023 (PPI-OT): Leaders of the coalition parties are meeting in Islamabad on Saturday to devise future strategy of the government. Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif will chair the meeting via video link from Lahore. The overall political situation of the country will be discussed in the meeting. Law Minister Azam Nazeer Tarar will brief the meeting on legal issues. For more information, contact: Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Government of Pakistan 4th Floor, Cabinet Block, Pak. Secretariat, Islamabad, Pakistan Tel: +92-51-9103557 Email: Website:

Bilawal, IPO Chief discuss ways to protect intellectual property

Islamabad, April 01, 2023 (PPI-OT): Chairman Intellectual Property Organization of Pakistan Ambassador Farrukh Amil called on Minister of Foreign Affairs Bilawal Bhutto Zardari. They discussed ways to strengthen the intellectual property ecosystem in Pakistan, necessity of accession to the international intellectual property treaties for economic empowerment and the creation of opportunity for Pakistan's youth. For more information, contact: Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Government of Pakistan 4th Floor, Cabinet Block, Pak. Secretariat, Islamabad, Pakistan Tel: +92-51-9103557 Email: Website:

Pakistan capable to include in world 20 largest economies: Dar

Islamabad, April 01, 2023 (PPI-OT): Finance Minister Ishaq Dar says Pakistan has the full potential to be included in the twenty largest economies of the world. Addressing the oath-taking ceremony of the Islamabad Industrial Association in Islamabad he said the role of the business community in this regard is instrumental. The finance minister said that in 2016 Pakistan was among the 24 largest economies in the world. The finance minister said that the negotiations between the government and the IMF are going well and it is expected to get positive news in this regard in the near future. He also

Weather Forecast

Islamabad, April 01, 2023 (PPI-OT): Synoptic Situation A westerly wave is affecting upper parts of the country. Another westerly wave is likely to approach upper and western parts from 2nd April (evening/night). Saturday Rain-wind/thunderstorm is expected in upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, northeast Punjab, Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan. Dry weather is expected in other parts of the country. Sunday Mainly dry and partly cloudy weather is expected in most parts of the country. Rain-wind/thunderstorm is expected northeast Balochistan, upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, upper Punjab, Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan. Past 24 Hour Weather Rain-wind/thunderstorm occurred in Punjab, Islamabad, upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan. Weather

Indian paramilitary officer commits suicide in Badgam

Srinagar, April 01, 2023 (PPI-OT): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, an office of Indian Paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) committed suicide, today, in Badgam district. The CRPF Assistant Sub-Inspector, Ajay Kumar Lama, ended his life by hanging himself in his barrack in Chadoora area of the district. He hailed from the Indian state of Haryana. This incident raised the number of such deaths among Indian troops and police personnel to 563 in IIOJK since January 2007. For more information, contact: Kashmir Media Service Phone: +92-51-4435548, +92-51-4435549 Fax: +92-51-4861736 Email: Website:

Violence, anti-muslim tirade mark Ram Navami rallies; videos go viral

Srinagar, April 01, 2023 (PPI-OT): In Balidih village in Bokaro District of Jharkhand state, a 42-year-old Muslim man Manzoor was beaten up by a mob over the allegation of stealing a cow. Manzoor’s motorcycle was stopped by the self-proclaimed cow vigilantes and he was beaten black and blue. A viral video shows the badly injured victim lying on a hospital bed and narrating the assault on him. In Kishanganj city of Bihar state, a video shows some people riding bikes and carrying saffron flags abusing Muslims. In Dhanbad city of Jharkhand state, a Muslim youth was tied to a tree