Fawad urges opposition to consider Govt’s proposals for electoral reforms

Islamabad, April 30, 2021 (PPI-OT): Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhary Fawad Hussain has urged the opposition parties to consider the government’s proposals for electoral reforms. In a tweet on Friday, he said by-elections in Karachi yesterday has further necessitated the need for reforms in the electoral system. He said the PPP made the whole system hostage for the sake of one seat. He said thRead More…

India may need 5 lakh ICU beds in few weeks

Pune, April 30, 2021 (PPI-OT): Forecasting that the Covid-19 pandemic was only going to get worse, noted surgeon, Dr Devi Prasad Shetty has said India will need an extra 5 lakh ICU beds, 2 lakh nurses and 1.5 lakh doctors in the next few weeks.
At present, India had only 75,000 to 90,000 ICU beds and almost all were already occupied even as the second wave of the pandemic hadn’t even reached its peak yet, he said. Read More…

131 more people died of COVID-19 during last 24 hours

Islamabad, April 30, 2021 (PPI-OT): One hundred and thirty one more people died of Coronavirus infection across the country during the last twenty-four hours. According to latest statistics issued by the National Command and Operation Center, 5,112 new positive cases were reported in the country after conducting the tests of 49,099 people during the same period. The positivity ratio remained ten point four one percenRead More…

Prime Minister to inaugurate development projects in GB today

Islamabad, April 30, 2021 (PPI-OT): Prime Minister Imran Khan is paying a day long visit to Gilgit Baltistan today (Friday) where he will inaugurate three major Ehsaas programmes and other development projects. According to a statement of Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Poverty Alleviation and Social Protection, Sania Nishtar, the Prime Minister will announce the roll out of Ehsaas Nashonuma, Ehsaas Secondary Read More…

Release of Kashmiri political detainees demanded

Srinagar, April 30, 2021 (PPI-OT): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Awami National Conference (ANC) has demanded release of all Kashmiri political prisoners detained in different jails.
The ANC Vice President, Muzaffar Shah in a statement issued in Srinagar said that there was an all-out demand from the people of Kashmir and an appeal to the Prime Minister to order sending back poRead More…

Weather Forecast

Islamabad, April 30, 2021 (PPI-OT): Synoptic Situation
Weak moist currents are reaching western and southern parts of the country.
Friday
Hot and dry weather is expected in most parts of the country, while light rain/ wind-thunderstorm is expected in Balochistan, upper Sindh, Punjab, Central/lower Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Kashmir.
Saturday
Hot and dry weather is expected in most parts of the country, while light rain/ Read More…

Pakistan, Hungary agree to enhance bilateral ties in diverse fields

Islamabad, April 30, 2021 (PPI-OT): Pakistan and Hungary have agreed to enhance bilateral cooperation in areas of mutual interest, including agriculture, food, environment, water resources, engineering, vocational training and urban planning. The understanding was reached at a meeting between Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and his Hungarian counterpart Peter Szijjarto in Islamabad on Friday.
Shah Mahmood QuresRead More…

Pakistan calls for international cooperation on tax matters for sustainable development

Islamabad, April 30, 2021 (PPI-OT): Pakistan has called for international cooperation on tax matters to help fund cross-border public goods and crises-resilient health systems for pandemic recovery and achieving sustainable development. In his remarks at ECOSOC’s special meeting on international tax cooperation President of the UN Economic and Social Council, Pakistani Ambassador Munir Akram underscored the neeRead More…

Prime Minister Imran Khan to pay a day long visit to Gilgit-Baltistan today

Islamabad, April 30, 2021 (PPI-OT): Prime Minister Imran Khan will pay a day long visit to Gilgit-Baltistan today (Friday) to unveil development package for the region. During the visit, he will inaugurate new projects of Special Communications Organization that will provide mobile and internet facilities in far flung areas of Gilgit-Baltistan and improve the existing service.
The Prime Minister will be briefed on onRead More…

Maulana Tahir Ashrafi appeals nation to observe Friday as ‘Prayers Day’ today

Islamabad, April 30, 2021 (PPI-OT): Special Representative to the Prime Minister on Religious Harmony, Maulana Tahir Ashrafi has appealed the nation to observe Friday as ‘Prayers Day’ today for protection against Covid-19. Talking to media in Islamabad, he said the Prime Minister has been engaged with the leaders of the Muslim countries to effectively counter the campaigns against Islamophobia and blaspheRead More…