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Kashmir dispute threat to regional peace: Al-Moosvi

Srinagar, January 05, 2018 (PPI-OT):In occupied Kashmir, senior APHC leader and the President of Anjuman Shari Shian, Agha Syed Hassan Al-Moosvi Al-Safvi, has said that unresolved Kashmir dispute posed serious threat to peace and stability in South Asia. Agha Syed Hassan Al-Moosvi Al-Safvi addressing a public gathering in Budgam said that UN resolutions on Kashmir including the one passed on January 5, 1949 provided a just and amicable settlement of the Kashmir dispute. He appealed to the UN Secretary General to take steps towards implementing the Kashmir-related resolutions of the World Body. He said that Jammu and Kashmir was not

Indian police arrest Mukhtar Waza in IOK

Srinagar, January 05, 2018 (PPI-OT):In occupied Kashmir, Indian police arrested the Jammu and Kashmir Peoples League (JKPL) Chairman, Mukhtar Ahmad Waza, today, and lodged him at Sherbagh police station in Islamabad town. The police arrested him to prevent him from addressing public meetings in connection with Right to Self-Determination Day being observed by the Kashmiris, today. The JKPL spokesman in a statement condemned the detention of party Chairman Mukhtar Ahmad Waza and other Hurriyat leaders. He deplored that there was no space for resistance leaders to carry out their peaceful political activities. He described the detention and house arrest of

Tax collection stopped in GB till amendment in Act

Federal Government has stopped collection of Tax in Gilgit-Baltistan under Income Tax Adaptation Act 2012.Notification in this regard has been issued.According to the notification Department of Inland Revenue Gilgit-Baltistan and all withholding Tax Ag...

Prominent chef Zubaida Tariq laid to rest

A prominent chef Aapa Zubaida Tariq was laid to rest at graveyard of Defence phase-7 in Karachi on Friday. A large number of citizens attended the funeral. She passed away last night, after a protracted illness.She was 72-year-old and was the sister o...

AJK Assembly condemns Indian State terrorism in Occupied Kashmir

The AJK Legislative Assembly in a special session held in Muzaffarabad on Friday urged the UN to implement its 1949 resolutions acknowledging right to self-determination of the Kashmiris.The Assembly in different resolutions invited the attention of in...

PIA re-launches its Squash Colts Scheme

Karachi, January 04, 2018 (PPI-OT):PIA has re-launched its Squash Colts Scheme. This was announced by CEO PIA, Musharraf Rasool Cyan at a ceremony held at PIA Head Office on Thursday. The PIA Squash Colts scheme will be under the supervision of Squash legend, Jahangir Khan. Under the PIA Colts Scheme, the airline will hunt for young talented Squash Players and provide them training and support to become world class players. The younger generation and talented squash players will be tapped through a PIA Talent Hunt Scheme which will be launched throughout Pakistan. The talented squash players will be taken into

COMSATS, AIPS join hands for capacity-building activities in higher education

Islamabad, January 04, 2018 (PPI-OT):The Commission on Science and Technology for Sustainable Development in the South (COMSATS) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with American Institute of Pakistan Studies (AIPS). Dr. S. M. Junaid Zaidi, Executive Director COMSATS, and Dr. Farhat Haq, President AIPS, signed the MoU on behalf of their respective organizations, says a press note issued here by the COMSATS secretariat on Thursday. The signing was realized through cooperation between COMSATS and Institute of Peace and Diplomatic Studies. The cooperation between the two organizations could augment the higher education and research related activities in the member states and

Governor Bajwa urges business community and banks to ensure smooth implementation of SME finance policy

Karachi, January 04, 2018 (PPI-OT):“I believe that with active support of business community and banking sector, SME finance policy recently launched by the Prime Minister will achieve its desired objectives”, said the Governor SBP while chairing a meeting held at SBP (BSC) Sukkur. The meeting was attended by the presidents, vice presidents and general secretaries of chambers of commerce and trade associations of Sukkur, Ghotki, Shikarpur, Larkana, Kashmore, Qambar, Jacobabad and Naushehro Feroze. Regional heads of all commercial/Islamic and microfinance banks operating in these areas were also present. Highlighting the consultative process adopted while formulating SME finance policy, the Governor

PSQCA in action crackdown against bottled drinking water and cocking oils

Karachi, January 04, 2018 (PPI-OT):Pakistan Standards and Quality Control Authority PSQCA has started crackdown against sub-standard products in Pakistan in recent visits in Rural Sindh and Balochistan by testing through Mobile Testing Laboratory with aim to provide the quality products to the consumers different cities were visited by the team specially (Hub, Rohri, Sukkur, Hyderabad and Karachi. The team has focused on food products. Total 104 samples were tested on spot out of which 10 found non-conforming as per relevant Pakistan Standards. 10 licenses of non-conforming brands of Banaspati and Cooking Oil are suspended including R.B Oil Industries (Pvt.) Ltd.