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MOIT is working on a Comprehensive Incentives Package for IT/ITeS Industry to Boost Pakistan’s IT Exports

Islamabad, January 07, 2018 (PPI-OT):IT/ITeS industry is currently a flourishing sector in comparison to other sectors of the economy. In order to further this growth momentum and to take the sector to the next level, Ministry of IT is diligently working on an incentives package for the sector in collaboration with relevant government stakeholders, that will increase the IT exports of the country to $10B by 2020 and accelerate the digitization of key economic sectors locally. In this regard, the Minister of State for IT and Telecom Ms. Anusha Rehman Khan along with Secretary IT and other senior officials of

President condoles on death of Rasa Chughtai

Islamabad, January 06, 2018 (PPI-OT):President Mamnoon Hussain on Saturday condoled the death of eminent poet Rasa Chughtai and prayed for the eternal peace of departed soul. He also expressed his empathy for the bereaved family. The president noted that Rasa Chughtai had worked on innovative progressive trends in literature while maintaining classical traits in his poetry. Late Chughtai also gave artistic expressions to the contemporary issues, he added. He said Rasa Chughtai’s achievements in the realm of literature would be remembered for long. For more information, contact: Principal Information Officer, Press Information Department (PID) Tel: +92-51-9252323, +92-51-9252324 Fax: +92-51-9252325, +92-51-9252326

CPEC is the road to economic development: Rana Afzal

Islamabad, January 05, 2018 (PPI-OT):CPEC is the road to economic development and prosperity; not only for Pakistan and China but also for the whole region. It will bring economic opportunities for different countries in the region. This was stated by Minister of State for Finance and Economic Affairs, Rana Muhammad Afzal Khan while speaking as chief guest at the seminar “Belt and Road Initiative and Regional Development” jointly organized by Preston University and Institute of Peace and Diplomatic Studies here Friday. The Minister spoke at length on the positive role that CPEC will play towards the strengthening of Pakistan’s economy

CPEC to carry forward all-weather Pak-China friendship to the next generation: Marriyum

Islamabad, January 05, 2018 (PPI-OT):Ms. Marriyum Aurangzeb Minister of state of for Information, Broadcasting, National History and Literary Heritage while talking to H.E. Mr. Yao Jing, Ambassador of China during his maiden visit of Ministry of IBNH and LH said that CPEC was the project of shared destiny and it would not only carry forward the time-tested and all weather friendship of decades to the next generation but would also establish a solid connect among the people of entire region. She said that CPEC would prove to be a game changer and its impact would become apparent on regional connectivity,

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi expresses deep grief and sorrow over sad demise of Air Marshal (Retd.) Asghar Khan

Islamabad, January 05, 2018 (PPI-OT):Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has expressed deep grief and sorrow over the sad demise of Air Marshal (Retd.) Asghar Khan. Paying tribute to his services for the country, the Prime Minister prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul and grant of courage to the bereaved family to bear this irreparable loss with fortitude. In recognition of his patriotic services and great contribution in building the Pakistan Air Force into one of the best Air Forces anywhere in the world, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has approved a State Funeral for Air Marshal (Retd.) Asghar

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi chairs meeting of Economic Coordination Committee of the Cabinet

Islamabad, January 05, 2018 (PPI-OT):Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi today chaired meeting of Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the Cabinet at Prime Minister’s Office today. The meeting approved financing plan for 1.2 Billion Cubic Feet per Day (BCFD) capacity RLNG-III pipeline project (Karachi to Lahore) to be undertaken by SSGCL and SNGPL. The ECC directed Petroleum Division to also examine the possibility of Public-Private Partnership for the project. Proposal to allocate 10 MMCFD gas from Adam X-1 and 18 MMCFD from Adam West X-1 to SSGCL was approved. The price of gas will be determined as per the applicable Petroleum

CPEC Industrial Cooperation; Private Sector to play proactive role: Secretary Planning CPEC is a game changer and future of the new generation: Business Community

Islamabad, January 05, 2018 (PPI-OT):The Secretary Planning, Development and Reform (PD and R), Shoaib Ahmad Siddiqui has said that CPEC is moving to next stage of development by entering into industrialization phase where Pakistan’s private sector has to play a leading and proactive role. He expressed these views while addressing a consultative meeting of Islamabad and Rawalpindi Chambers of Commerce and Industry on Friday at Ministry of Planning. The meeting was attended by the Secretary Board of Investment (BoI), Sumaira Nazir Siddiqui, President Islamabad Chamber Sheikh Amir Waheed, President Rawalpindi Chamber Zahid Latif Khan, members of both the chambers and

Pak Envoy calls on Sri Lankan President

Islamabad, January 05, 2018 (PPI-OT):The High Commissioner of Pakistan in Sri Lanka, Dr. Shahid Ahmad Hashmat called on the Sri Lankan President H.E. Maithripala Sirisena at the President’s Secretariat on 4th January 2018, says a press release received here today from Sri Lanka. The President H.E. Maithripala Sirisena expressed his gratitude towards the Prime Minister of Pakistan H.E. Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and the Government of Pakistan for timely provision of fertilizer to Sri Lanka to curb the shortage, as had been requested by the President. During the meeting, the High Commissioner apprised the President about various ongoing development projects in

British High Commissioner meets Miftah Ismail

Islamabad, January 05, 2018 (PPI-OT):British High Commissioner Thomas Drew called on Adviser to Prime Minister on Finance, Economic Affairs and Revenue, Dr. Miftah Ismail here on Friday. Thomas Drew congratulated Miftah Ismail on assuming responsibilities as Adviser to Prime Minister on Finance and assured him of full support in the efforts for further consolidating Pak-UK cooperation. He also apprised the Adviser about activities of DFID in support of Government’s development plans and programmes. Adviser to Prime Minister on the occasion said that Pakistan and UK have always enjoyed cordial relations. He appreciated efforts of Mr. Thomas drew for further strengthening