COVID-19 claims 35 more patients, infects 932 others 

Karachi, August 31, 2021 (PPI-OT):As many as 35 more patients of Coronavirus died overnight lifting the death toll to 6,910 and 932 new cases emerged when 9,751 tests were conducted. This was stated by Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah in a statement issued here on Tuesday. He added that 35 more patients of COVID-19 lost their lives lifting the death toll to 6,910 that constituted 1.6 percent death rate. Mr. SRead More…

Japan provides US$31.4 million for Maternal and Child Health Care Facilities in Sindh and US$2.9 million for Human Resource Development Scholarship FY2021 

Islamabad, August 31, 2021 (PPI-OT):Japan has extended a grant assistance of JPY 3,445 million (approx. US$31.4 million) to Pakistan for the extension of maternal and child health care facilities in Sindh. Notes to this effect were signed and exchanged between H.E. MATSUDA Kuninori, Ambassador of Japan to Pakistan and Mr. Zulfiqar Haider, Additional Secretary of the Ministry of Economic Affairs, in Islamabad on AugusRead More…

Government accords priority to making Pakistan self-sufficient in food production: Prime Minister 

Islamabad, August 31, 2021 (PPI-OT):Prime Minister Imran Khan has said making Pakistan self-sufficient in food production is government’s top priority. Talking to Minister for Food Safety Syed Fakhar Imam in Islamabad on Tuesday, he said the government is ensuring implementation of Agricultural Transformation Plan to bring innovation to the agriculture sector.
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Chief of Army Staff reiterates resolve to thwart designs of CPEC spoilers

Islamabad, August 31, 2021 (PPI-OT): Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa has reiterated the resolve to thwart designs of spoilers of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor. He expressed this resolve in his meeting with the Chinese Ambassador Nong Rong who called on Army Chief in Rawalpindi today (Tuesday).
During the meeting, matters of mutual interest, developing Afghanistan situation and regional security were Read More…

Pakistan-Kazakhstan Joint Military Exercise ‘Dostarym III’ concludes 

Islamabad, August 31, 2021 (PPI-OT):Closing Ceremony of Pakistan-Kazakhstan Joint Military Exercise “Dostarym III” was held at National Counter Terrorism Center at Pabbi on Tuesday.
The exercise was aimed to develop, strengthen and bolster military cooperation between the two countries in the face of emerging counter terrorism and counter-insurgency domains. Special Forces of both the countries took part in HostaRead More…

President terms artificial intelligence vital to address modern challenges

Islamabad, August 31, 2021 (PPI-OT):President Dr. Arif Alvi has called for adopting artificial intelligence to cope with the challenges of changed global dynamics. Addressing a conference on Artificial Intelligence in Islamabad on Tuesday, he said Pakistan has to prepare a generation well-equipped with the knowledge of artificial intelligence and cyber security to become a strong nation.
The President emphasized the Read More…

Fawad urges opposition to put forward suggestions for electoral reforms 

Islamabad, August 31, 2021 (PPI-OT):Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhary Fawad Hussain has urged the opposition to put forward their suggestions for electoral reforms to ensure transparency in the election process. He was briefing media in Islamabad on Tuesday about the decisions taken in the federal cabinet which met in Islamabad today with Prime Minister Imran Khan in the chair.
The Minister said theRead More…

ECC approves funding to meet liabilities of Roosevelt Hotel Corporation

Islamabad, August 31, 2021 (PPI-OT):The Economic Coordination Committee has approved a summary of Aviation Division for provision of funds to meet emergent liabilities of the Roosevelt Hotel Corporation. The meeting, chaired by Finance Minister Shaukat Tarin, directed to exercise due diligence in meeting emergent liabilities and submit utilization report.
The Committee also directed to engage a world class consultantRead More…

International institutions expressing confidence in PIA’s assistance in evacuation program: Farrukh 

Islamabad, August 31, 2021 (PPI-OT):Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting, Farrukh Habib says carrying out operation in such difficult conditions in Afghanistan for international organizations is an honour and privilege for Pakistan International Airlines.
In a tweet on Tuesday, he said PIA’s special flight took World Health Organization’s consignment to Mazar-e-Sharif as it was facing challeRead More…

Pakistan condemns Houthi attempt to target Abha International Airport of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia 

Islamabad, August 31, 2021 (PPI-OT):Pakistan strongly condemns the recent attempt by the Houthi militants to target Abha International Airport in Saudi Arabia, which was intercepted by the Coalition forces. Unfortunately the incident caused several injuries and damage to a civilian plane. We wish speedy recovery to those injured in the incident. We call for immediate cessation of these attacks that violate the internRead More…