Covid claims 17 more lives, infects 1624 others

Karachi, December 12, 2020 (PPI-OT): Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has said that 17 more patients died, lifting the death toll to 3149 and 1624 new cases emerged when 13393 tests were conducted, raising the tally to 194359.
In a statement issued here from CM House on Saturday, he said 17 more patients lost their lives lifting the death toll to 3149 that constituted 1.6 percent death rate.
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PIA cancels ATR aircraft acquired on expensive Lease arrangement

Karachi, December 12, 2020 (PPI-OT): PIA cancels ATR aircraft acquired on expensive Lease arrangement. PIA spokesman said on Saturday.
PIA ATR-72 aircraft were high on operational cost and expected Market value resultantly making the flight operations non profitable. These aircraft were acquired on lease in the year 2015 and were higher than the present market price but due to the long-term agreement enforced, PIA waRead More…

Government ready to hold dialogue with opposition on any issue except accountability: Shafqat

Islamabad, December 12, 2020 (PPI-OT): Minister for Federal Education and Professional Training Shafqat Mehmood has said the government is ready to hold dialogue with opposition on every important issue but it would not make any compromise on the matter of accountability of the corrupt. Talking to a private TV channel, he said the opposition is intentionally pushing people’s lives in danger by holding public gaRead More…

Legal action will be taken against elements instigating people for violating anti-COVID-19 SOPs

Islamabad, December 12, 2020 (PPI-OT): Minister for Information and Broadcasting Senator Shibli Faraz has warned that legal action will be taken against the elements instigating people for violating the anti-COVID-19 standard operating procedures for the sake of their own personal gains. Addressing a news conference in Islamabad, he said the threat of en mass parliamentary resignations hurled by the Pakistan DemocratRead More…

Pakistan rejects Indian attempt to deny EU DisinfoLab report

Islamabad, December 12, 2020 (PPI-OT): Pakistan has rejected the Indian attempt to deny responsibility for the elaborate and reprehensible global disinformation campaign against Pakistan exposed by EU DisinfoLab. In a statement, Foreign Office Spokesperson Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri said the independent, non-profit disinformation watchdog’s latest report illustrates in graphic detail the web of more than 750 media iRead More…

Government ready to talk with opposition on any issue, except NRO, corruption: Aviation Minister

Islamabad, December 12, 2020 (PPI-OT): Minister for Aviation Ghulam Sarwar Khan says the government is ready to hold talks with the opposition on any issue, except NRO or corruption cases. Talking to media in Rawalpindi today, he said the opposition should sit with the government to reach consensus on national and international issues such as Covid-19, threat from India, Kashmir issue, electoral reforms, and economicRead More…

Pakistan, China will work together to strengthen CPEC: Asad

Islamabad, December 12, 2020 (PPI-OT): Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar says Pakistan and China will work together to strengthen the CPEC and take it to a higher level for mutual prosperity of both nations. In a tweet today (Saturday), he said he would personally hold four meetings in next fortnight to address all outstanding issues related to the CPEC projects. Earlier, China’s Embassy in IslamaRead More…

71 more deaths, 2729 new coronavirus cases reported during last 24 hrs in Pakistan

Islamabad, December 12, 2020 (PPI-OT): As the second wave of Covid-19 keeps rising in Pakistan, 71 more deaths and 2,729 new cases were reported during the last 24 hours. The death toll has now reached 8,724 and there are now 45,124 active cases in the country. 81,208 patients stand recovered from the pandemic.
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Ministry of Information and Broadcasting
Government of Pakistan
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Zulfi Bukhari reiterates govt’s commitment to bring back all Pakistanis imprisoned abroad

Islamabad, December 12, 2020 (PPI-OT): Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Overseas Pakistanis Zulfikar Abbas Bukhari has reiterated the government’s commitment to bring back all Pakistanis imprisoned abroad. He was addressing a ceremony in Islamabad today (Saturday) to be observed on Friday commemorate the International Migrants’ Day and celebrate the return of 41 Pakistanis earlier imprisoned in Read More…

Government committed to develop Pakistan’s tourism potential while protecting its environment: PM

Islamabad, December 12, 2020 (PPI-OT): Prime Minister Imran Khan has said government is committed to developing Pakistan’s tourism potential while protecting its environment. He said this while sharing an article written by Scottish art historian and writer William Dalrymple titled “Ancient treasures in Pakistan” in a tweet today (Saturday). The Prime Minister said Pakistan’s massive tourism pRead More…