Chief Secretary Sindh reviews security, arrangements for by-elections

Karachi, January 07, 2021 (PPI-OT): An important meeting was held at Sindh Secretariat under the chairmanship of Chief Secretary Sindh Syed Mumtaz Ali Shah here on Thursday. The meeting reviewed security and other administrative arrangements for the by-elections to be held in Umerkot, Malir, Sanghar and Tharparkar from 18th January to 21st February 2021.
The meeting also discussed matter of encroachment at lands of KRead More…

Mukesh Kumar Chawla directs officers to further improve the tax collection

Karachi, January 07, 2021 (PPI-OT):Provincial Minister for Excise and Taxation and Narcotics Control Department and Parliamentary Affairs Mukesh Kumar Chawla has directed the officers to further improve the tax collection situation as timely collection of taxes is a matter of urgency. He said this while presiding over a meeting at his office here today.
The meeting was also attended by Secretary Excise and Taxation aRead More…

State Bank of Pakistan reserves increase by US$ 261 million

Karachi, January 07, 2021 (PPI-OT): State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) said in a statement on Thursday that total liquid foreign reserves held by the country stood at US$ 20,512.1 million on 31-December-2020.
The break-up of the foreign reserves position is as under: Foreign reserves held by the State Bank of Pakistan are US$13,412.3 million; Net foreign reserves held by commercial banks are US$7,099.8 million; and the totRead More…

David Helvey visits Pakistan

Islamabad, January 07, 2021 (PPI-OT): David Helvey, Performing the Duties of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Indo-Pacific Security Affairs, met with Pakistan’s Chief of the General Staff Lieutenant General Sahir Shamshad Mirza. Mr. Helvey thanked Lt. Gen. Mirza for Pakistan’s ongoing role in supporting Afghanistan Peace Negotiations and discussed the urgency of reducing violence and restarting meaningful nRead More…

Governor State Bank of Pakistan steers the third Stakeholders Meeting on Digital Financial Services

Karachi, January 07, 2021 (PPI-OT): The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) organized the third nationwide Stakeholders’ meeting on Digital Financial Services today chaired by Governor SBP, Dr. Reza Baqir. The goal of these meetings has been to accelerate the agenda on promoting digital financial services and payments in Pakistan. The meeting was attended by the Country Director World Bank; Secretary MOITT; Accountant GenRead More…

National Accountability Bureau authorized a probe against Atif Zaman on looting billions of rupees

Islamabad, January 07, 2021 (PPI-OT): NAB had authorized a probe against Atif Zaman on looting billions of rupees from large numbers of people including Mureed Abbas late anchor of a private TV Channel on false promise of giving inflated profits in the name of tyre business. Police has also referred case to NAB. NAB had authorized a probe by clubbing the applications of both cases.
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National Accountability Bureau introduced CIT system to benefit from collective wisdom of senior officers

Islamabad, January 07, 2021 (PPI-OT): Honourable Justice Mr. Javed Iqbal, Chairman NAB chaired a meeting to review performance of Operations and Prosecution Divisions of NAB at NAB Headquarters. During the meeting, Chairman NAB said that corruption is the mother of all evils. NAB is committed to making Pakistan corrupt. He said that logical conclusion of mega corruption cases is the top most priority of NAB.
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Trade and Business cooperation between Pakistan and Cuba need of the hour: Saleem Mandviwalla

Islamabad, January 07, 2021 (PPI-OT): Deputy Chairman Senate Saleem Mandviwalla has said that the level of bilateral cooperation at political level between Pakistan and Cuba signifies to broaden the mutual collaboration in diverse fields to work jointly for the growth and prosperity of the people of two sides. During meeting with Gabriel Tiel Capote, Ambassador of Cuba in Pakistan on Thursday at Parliament House, DepRead More…

Prime Minister directs KP Government to ensure availability of essential commodities

Islamabad, January 07, 2021 (PPI-OT): Prime Minister Imran Khan has directed the government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to ensure sufficient availability of essential commodities in the province. During a meeting with Chief Minister Mahmood Khan in Islamabad on Thursday, he commended the steps taken by the provincial government towards food security. Political situation was also discussed during the meeting.
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Pakistan, Saudi Arabia agree to continue consultations on mutual cooperation

Islamabad, January 07, 2021 (PPI-OT):Pakistan and Saudi Arabia have agreed to continue consultations on mutual cooperation and regional and international affairs. This understanding was reached during the telephonic conversation between Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and his Saudi Counterpart Prince Faisal Bin Farhan Al-Saud today (Thursday).
The two Ministers discussed different aspects regarding utilizing joRead More…