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Sardar Mahtab Ahmed Khan expresses deep condolence and grief over sad demise of Air Chief Marshal (Retd.) Asghar Khan

Islamabad, January 05, 2018 (PPI-OT):Adviser to PM on Aviation Sardar Mahtab Ahmed Khan has expressed deep condolence and grief over the sad demise of the former chief of air staff and former head of PIA, Air Chief Marshal (Retd.) Asghar Khan on Friday. In his condolence message, while showing sympathies with the other members of bereaved family, the Adviser has prayed for the eternal peace of the departed soul and courage to the bereaved family to bear the irreparable loss with patience. The Adviser has also paid rich tributes to the services which the deceased had rendered for the country

Meeting with CPEC power projects investor PPIB BOD to hold meeting on 11th January to sort out issues of CPEC energy projects

Islamabad, January 05, 2018 (PPI-OT):In pursuance of the Power Division commitment to facilitate and resolution of issues pertaining to the ongoing projects under the CPEC in order to ensure their timely completion, the Minister for Power Division Sardar Awais Ahmed Khan Leghari flanked by Secretary Power Division Mr. Yousuf Naseem Khokhar met the investors of these projects today. Chinese Deputy Head of Mission M. Lijian Zhao, nominated by the Embassy of China as the focal person for power projects co-chaired the meeting alongwith the Power Division. All the investors took active participation in the meeting and informed the meeting regarding

Chairman Pakistan Cricket Board meets Miftah Ismail

Islamabad, January 05, 2018 (PPI-OT):Mr. Najam Sethi, Chairman Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) called on Adviser to Prime Minister on Finance, Revenue and Economic Affairs, Dr. Miftah Ismail here on Friday. The Chairman PCB discussed with the Adviser financial matters relating to PCB. He also shared with the Adviser the programme for future cricket events including PSL. The Adviser appreciated the efforts and contribution of Mr. Najam Sethi for development and promotion of cricket at both domestic and international levels. He assured of all possible support to PCB for promotion of the sport. For more information, contact: Principal Information Officer, Press

Iranian Minister for Defence Brigadier General Amir Hatami calls on Minister for Defence Engineer Khurram Dastagir Khan

Islamabad, January 04, 2018 (PPI-OT):The Iranian Minister for Defence Brigadier General Amir Hatami called Minister for Defence Engineer Khurram Dastagir Khan telephonically this afternoon. The Ministers discussed increasing unrest in the region and agreed to hold frequent consultation to assess the situation. The Iranian Minister termed the recent visit to Tehran by General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff, as a turning point in defence relations between Pakistan and Iran. Both Ministers agreed that recognition of Jerusalem as capital of Israel by United States had violated International understanding and destabilized the Middle East. Engr. Khurram Dastgir Khan said that

Sugar Cane Control and Management is provincial subject: Minister for National Food Security and Research Sikander Bosan

Islamabad, January 04, 2018 (PPI-OT):Federal Minister for National Food Security and Research Sikander Hayat Bosan called a press conference at Ministry of National food Security and Research to discuss sugarcane subsidy issue. While talking to media persons he said Federal Government announced subsidy on sugar not sugarcane. Federal government will provide subsidy on sugar export. The blame of Sindh government that Federal Government did not provide subsidy on sugarcane is wrong and baseless. The issue of sugarcane is being dealt under provincial Sugarcane Acts. I have clarified this issue to various provincial organizations having liaison. He also mentioned that on

Rana Tanveer Hussain, Yao Jing discuss joint research projects in the fields of Science and Technology

Islamabad, January 04, 2018 (PPI-OT):The meeting of Mr. Rana Tanveer Hussain, Federal Minister for Science and Technology was held today with H. E Yao Jing, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the People’s Republic of China to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan to reassure scientists’ exchanges and joint research projects in the fields of Science and Technology. Ms. Yasmeen Masood, Federal Secretary for Science and Technology, Dr. Shahzad Alam, Chairman Pakistan Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (PCSIR), Dr. S.M. Junaid Zaidi, Executive Director, CIIT, Professor Dr. Muhammad Ashraf, Chairman Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF) and other senior officers of attached departments

Prime Minister welcomes Enhanced Trade and Investment Ties between Pakistan and Japan

Islamabad, January 04, 2018 (PPI-OT):The Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, Mr. Taro Kono, who is on a visit to Pakistan, called on Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi at the Prime Minister’s Office today. Welcoming the Japanese Foreign Minister and his delegation to Pakistan, the Prime Minister stated that the Government and people of Pakistan have deep warmth and affection for the people of Japan. Pakistan, therefore, attaches great importance to its relations with Japan and is keen to enhance cooperation in all areas. Appreciating Japan’s role in the socio-economic development of Pakistan, the Prime Minister stressed on further strengthening

Delegation of LPG importers call on Prime Minister

Islamabad, January 04, 2018 (PPI-OT):A delegation of LPG importers called on Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi at Prime Minister’s Office today. The delegation apprised the Prime Minister about the issues faced by the LPG importers. The Prime Minister directed Ministry of Petroleum to take effective measures, in consultation with all stakeholders, for removing disparities and rationalization of the price of LPG for the benefit of the consumers. 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 Email: Website:

Pakistani students of Global Undergraduate Exchange Program visit Pakistan Embassy Washington DC

Islamabad, January 04, 2018 (PPI-OT):Yesterday, Pakistan Embassy DC held a luncheon briefing for Pakistani students who arrived in the United States under the Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (Global UGRAD). Over 100 students from different parts of Pakistan would be completing an academic semester in the United States at 95 different host institutions in forty states and the District of Columbia. The vast majority of these undergraduate students had not previously travelled outside Pakistan, says a press release received here today from Washington DC. In her remarks, Ms. Mary Kirk, Director of the Office of Academic Exchange Programs in the Bureau