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Day: October 29, 2020

Baise Key Development and Opening Pilot Zone in Guangxi in Full Preparation

English, Press Release
BAISE, China, Oct. 29, 2020 /Xinhua-AsiaNet/– Guangxi Baise held the Baise Key Development and Opening Pilot Zone in Guangxi (Shenzhen) Promotion Conference & the “Greater Bay Area Enterprise Settlement in Baise” Project Investment Signing Ceremony in Shenzhen recently. A total of 39 projects were successfully signed with a total investment of 39.653 billion yuan, according to the Publicity Department of Baise Municipality. A bird view of the urban area of Baise In March 2020, the State Council of China approved the establishment of Baise Key Development and Opening Pilot Zone in Guangxi. On April 15, the National Development and Reform Commission of China issued the Implementation Plan for the Construction of Baise Key Development and Opening Pilot Zone in Guangxi. A...

Sindh Cabinet fixes wheat support price at Rs2,000 per 40 kg, sugarcane price at Rs202

English, Ministries, Official News
Karachi, October 29, 2020 (PPI-OT):The Sindh Cabinet, in order to avoid spending foreign exchange on purchase of costly imported wheat, has taken a pragmatic decision to encourage local growers to cultivate more wheat by fixing minimum procurement support price at Rs2,000 per 40 kg. The cabinet also approved sugarcane support price at Rs202 per 40 kg and the crushing season would start from November. The meeting was held under the chairmanship of Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah here at CM House on Thursday. The meeting was attended by all provincial ministers, advisors, chief secretary Mumtaz Shah, provincial secretaries and other officers. The first and important agenda of the meeting was fixation of the support price of wheat and sugarcane. The cabinet members said that it was a...

Covid hits a new high as nine more patients died in Sindh

English, Ministries, Official News
Karachi, October 29, 2020 (PPI-OT):Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has said that the COVOD-19 has started hitting new highs again by claiming nine more lives overnight across Sindh. In a statement issued here from CM House, he said that on April 9, 2020 they had nine deaths stemming from coronavirus and today after over five months, again they had nine deaths, lifting the death toll to 2,620 that constituted 1.8 percent death rate. Shah said that 11,504 samples were tested against which 473 new cases were diagnosed that constituted 4.1 percent current detection rate. “Our detection rate has started increasing from 2 percent which needed to be contained,” he said and added that so far, 1,628,450 tests have been conducted which detected 145,238 cases, of them 95 percent or 138,346 p...

State Bank of Pakistan releases its Annual Performance Review for Financial Year 2019-20

English, General, Official News
Karachi, October 29, 2020 (PPI-OT):The Board of Directors of the State Bank of Pakistan on October 26, 2020 approved the Annual Performance Review on the working of the Bank and its subsidiaries and the financial statements for the year ended June 30, 2020. The Annual Performance Review, including financial statements of the Bank and the auditor’s report thereon, has been released to the public and transmitted to the Federal Government pursuant to Section 40(2) of the State Bank of Pakistan Act, 1956. The Annual Performance Review can be accessed at SBP website at: https://www.sbp.org.pk/reports/annual/arFY20/Vol-1/Consolidated-Report.pdf For more information, contact: Chief Spokesman, State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) Central Directorate I.I. Chundrigar Road, Karachi, Pakistan Tel: +92-21-111-...

No Muslim can compromise on dignity, honour of Holy Prophet

English, General, Official News
Muzaffarabad, October 29, 2020 (PPI-OT):The Azad Jammu and Kashmir President Sardar Masood Khan has strongly condemned the republication of blasphemous caricatures of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) and anti-Muslim remarks of the French leaders. Addressing an International Peace Conference on Inter-faith Harmony organized by National Youth Empowerment, AJK President expressed his utter disappointment over ongoing hateful campaign against the most revered personas of the Muslims and said Prophet Muhammad’s glorious position will not be affected by such malicious attempts. He said those who are advocating Islamic phobia must realize that no Muslim can even imagine about compromising on the dignity and the honour of Holy Prophet Hazrat Mohammad (PBUH). He said that peace and tranquillity is only poss...

Quality education is a key to make Pakistan a great nation: AJK President

English, General, Official News
Muzaffarabad, October 29, 2020 (PPI-OT):The Azad Jammu and Kashmir President Sardar Masood Khan has stressed the students to devotedly acquire knowledge in order to turn Pakistan into a great state as was dreamt by our forefathers. He maintained that the students alongside their studies should also pledge not to take rest until they rid their brothers and sisters in occupied Jammu and Kashmir of the barbarity of India because Pakistan is incomplete without Kashmir and similarly, Kashmir has no identity without Pakistan. He made these remarks while addressing students and teachers of Akhuwwat College and University here on Thursday. The president expressed pleasure that the Akhuwwat Foundation had gathered the students from across the country including Azad Kashmir under one roof, and was p...