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Day: August 28, 2022

PM praises Pakistan Army, officials for evacuation of people from Kumrat 

English, Official News
Islamabad, August 28, 2022 (PPI-OT):Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has commended the Pakistan Army team and other officials for rescuing people, including students, stranded in flood in Kumrat area of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. In a tweet, he said I was informed about that matter during my visit to Balochistan on Sunday. The Prime Minister said he instructed to utilize all resources to rescue the stranded people as soon as it was brought to his knowledge yesterday. For more information, contact: Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Government of Pakistan 4th Floor, Cabinet Block, Pak. Secretariat, Islamabad, Pakistan Tel: +92-51-9103557 Email: info@moib.gov.pk Website: http://www.moib.gov.pk

French FM offers condolences on devastation caused by floods in Pakistan 

English, Official News
Islamabad, August 28, 2022 (PPI-OT):Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari received telephone call from his French counterpart Catherine Colonna on Sunday. Foreign Minister Catherine Colonna offered condolences on the devastation caused by floods in Pakistan. The Pakistan Foreign Minister thanked her for France’s expression of solidarity and offer of assistance to Pakistani people in this hour of need. He briefed his French counterpart on the widespread destruction caused across Pakistan by unprecedented rainfall resulting in floods and landslides. Bilawal Bhutto Zardari informed that the floods have caused extensive loss of human lives, livelihoods, livestock, crops, property and infrastructure and the situation is likely to deteriorate further as heavy rains continue over areas already ...

PM announces Rs10 billion grant for calamity hit Balochistan 

English, Official News
Islamabad, August 28, 2022 (PPI-OT):Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has expressed gratitude to all friendly countries for providing aid to help flood affected people in Pakistan. Addressing media in Haji Alladino village of Jafarabad district Balochistan on Sunday, the Prime Minister said relief goods from UAE, Turkiye and other friendly countries including United Kingdom are arriving soon in the country. Appreciating the efforts of provincial government of Balochistan for working tirelessly to rescue affected people, he said we are utilizing our all-out resources for helping the people. The Prime Minister also appreciated the role of Armed forces for their services in rescue and relief operations. The Prime Minister said he has contacted all services chief to discuss the entire situation of...

ASEAN symbol of shared economic development for world: Ambassador Phong

English, Official News
Islamabad, August 28, 2022 (PPI-OT):Chairman of the Association of South East Asian Nation (ASEAN) Committee Islamabad Ambassador Nguyen Tien Phong said that ASEAN is a symbol of economic development for the whole world including Pakistan. In an interview with APP, he said that the ASEAN has established excellent economic and trade relations with the whole world, which is likely to improve further in the future. He said that according to the vision of ASEAN, these economic relations are to further strengthen economic and trade integration in the world, from which the rest of the countries including Pakistan can also get benefits. The Ambassador said that today the economic volume of the ASEAN countries has exceeded 3.3 trillion dollars, which is likely to improve further in the near future...

PR to start receiving first batch of new passenger coaches in Dec 22 

English, Official News
Islamabad, August 28, 2022 (PPI-OT):Pakistan Railways will start receiving the first batch of 230 new passenger coaches from China in December this year. According to Pakistan Railways, these coaches are equipped with the latest facilities and are comfortable and suitable for running at a speed of 160 kilometres per hour. For more information, contact: Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Government of Pakistan 4th Floor, Cabinet Block, Pak. Secretariat, Islamabad, Pakistan Tel: +92-51-9103557 Email: info@moib.gov.pk Website: http://www.moib.gov.pk

Pakistan Army helicopter rescues citizen, trapped in flood in Lower Kohistan 

English, Official News
Islamabad, August 28, 2022 (PPI-OT):Pakistan Army helicopter has rescued a citizen, trapped in the flood at Ronila in Lower Kohistan area. According to ISPR, the Army helicopter successfully rescued Alam Zaib son of Abdul Sattar and brought him to a safer place on Sunday. This extremely tough and challenging operation was commanded by General Officer Commanding 19 Division who is presently at the far flung areas of Kohistan to overview the damages and relief operations during floods. For more information, contact: Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Government of Pakistan 4th Floor, Cabinet Block, Pak. Secretariat, Islamabad, Pakistan Tel: +92-51-9103557 Email: info@moib.gov.pk Website: http://www.moib.gov.pk