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Day: August 3, 2022

U.S. Embassy organizes 3-day conference for over 500 English language professionals from across Pakistan 

English, General, Official News
Islamabad, August 03, 2022 (PPI-OT):Acting Country Public Affairs Officer of the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad Aaron Tarver concluded the 3-day OPEN Alumni Conference 2022 with more than 500 English language professionals from across Pakistan. The conference theme, “Fostering Intercultural Competence (ICC) in the EFL Classroom,” promoted ICC as an essential aspect of English language teaching and learning. It was offered in a hybrid mode with 60 alumni participating in person in Islamabad and others joining virtually. The conference offered 25 interactive sessions, led by English Language Specialist from the United States Dr. Lynn Zimmerman and Pakistani English language teaching experts, enabling participants to learn different tools and techniques to instil intercultural knowledge, attitudes...

Islamabad Capital Police to take strict action against route violators

English, General, Official News
Islamabad, August 03, 2022 (PPI-OT):Islamabad Capital Police (ICTP) has decided to take stern action against public service vehicles involved in non-completion of routes, misbehaviour with passengers and overloading. Strict action will be taken against those transporters violating traffic routes. The purpose is to provide better traffic facilities to the citizen, said SSP (Traffic) Dr. Syed Mustafa Tanweer on Friday while reviewing special report submitted by the Special Squads constituted for checking of route completion. According to details ICTP is utilizing all resources to facilitate the general public and not only issuing traffic violation tickets to the PSVs for overcharging, misbehaviour of driver/conductor and incompletion of route but also cancelling the driving license of the PS...

Tariff Increase

English, General, Official News
Islamabad, August 03, 2022 (PPI-OT):With reference to news item which appeared in a section of media that the regulator is not allowing increase in tariffs of mobile operators, it is clarified that this assertion is incorrect and misleading. PTA only regulates tariff for the dominant mobile operator in Pakistan i.e. PMCL (Jazz) in line with Significant Market Player (SMP) determination and Jazz-Warid Merger condition with the aim to prevent any anti-competitive practices by the market leader. Whereas, rest of the Cellular Mobile Operators (CMOs) are free to set their tariffs as per their commercial considerations, and PTA does not intervene in their tariff changes. During the month of June 2022, PTA approved all 25 tariff proposals submitted by Jazz, with an average price increase of 14%, ...

Pakistani doctors to perform 500 free eye surgeries in Kabul 

English, Official News
Islamabad, August 03, 2022 (PPI-OT):A team of Pakistani ophthalmologists is in Kabul to provide free medical treatment to Afghan people. Health officials said the doctors’ team will carry out around five hundred eye surgeries, including retina and oculoplastic surgeries, during its four-day stay at Noor Hospital in Kabul. Meanwhile, the Head of Noor Hospital Dr. Zahir Gul Zadran, thanked the Pakistani ophthalmologists for their support. He said the Pakistani doctors’ team has also brought medical equipment worth about ten million dollars to the hospital for treatment of eye patients. He said this is the second time that the Pakistani doctors are visiting the Noor Hospital to treat Afghan eye patients. For more information, contact: Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Gover...

Pakistan condemns terrorism in all forms, manifestations: FO 

English, Official News
Islamabad, August 03, 2022 (PPI-OT):Foreign Office Spokesperson Asim Iftikhar Ahmad says Pakistan supports countering terrorism in accordance with international law and relevant UN resolutions. In a statement following the counter-terrorism operation by the United States in Afghanistan, he said we have seen the official statements by the United States and media reports in this regard. The spokesperson reiterated that Pakistan condemns terrorism in all its forms and manifestations. He said Pakistan’s role and sacrifices in the war against terrorism are well-known. Earlier, the US President Joe Biden disclosed that top al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahri has been killed in drone strike in Afghanistan. For more information, contact: Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Government of Pakistan...

Omani investors express keen in investment in Pakistan’s Railway Infrastructure Development and Power projects

English, Official News
Islamabad, August 03, 2022 (PPI-OT):Omani investors have shown keen interest in investment in Railway Infrastructure Development and Power projects in Pakistan. A delegation of Omani investors, led by Chairman, Al Anwar Asian Investments, Dr. Anwar Al Balushi, called on Minister for Board of Investment Chaudhary Salik Hussain in Islamabad, and briefed him about their possible investment. The delegation showed interest in construction of 1,087 kilometre long rail track from Gwadar to Jacobabad. He also offered loan financing for undertaking other projects in Pakistan. The Minister for Board of Investment assured full support and cooperation to the Omani investors to facilitate and expedite the process of their investment in Pakistan. For more information, contact: Ministry of Information an...