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Day: September 2, 2022

National Solar Energy Initiative will provide massive relief to people: Prime Minister

English, Official News
Islamabad, September 02, 2022 (PPI-OT):Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif says National Solar Energy Initiative will provide massive relief to people and save precious foreign exchange. In a tweet, the Prime Minister said as part of the plan to generate ten thousand megawatts solar power, the government has decided to call pre-bid conference of all stakeholders next week. He said government buildings and tube wells running on diesel will be shifted to solar. Shehbaz Sharif said power plants operating on diesel, coal and furnace oil will be partially replaced. He said a major chunk of electricity is produced from imported fuel whose prices have gone up in recent months. The Prime Minister said National Solar Energy Initiative is aimed at substituting costly energy with cheap solar power...

Renowned Speakers from US, UK, Gulf and AJK pay tributes to Syed Ali Geelani 

English, Official News, Press Information Department
Islamabad, September 02, 2022 (PPI-OT):To pay tributes to Late Syed Ali Geelani, the paramount leader of people of Jammu and Kashmir, Embassy of Pakistan Washington DC organized a Webinar, says a press release received here today from Washington DC. The panellists included renowned speakers from United States, United Kingdom, Gulf and Azad Jammu and Kashmir. It included British author and historian Ms. Victoria Schofield, US analyst Col. Wesley Martin, Professor Georgetown University Dr. Imtiaz Khan, Associate Professor Qatar University Dr. Farhan Chak, Kashmiri leader Muzammil Ayub Thakur, Kashmiri activist Ms. Shaista Safi and Chairman Kashmir Solidarity Council Javed Rathore. Pak Ambassador to the United States Masood Khan paid glowing tributes to the life long struggle of Hurriyat lead...

Prime Minister receives Ministerial Delegation from Turkiye 

English, Ministries, Official News
Islamabad, September 02, 2022 (PPI-OT):Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif received Turkish Minister for Interior, Suleiman Soylu, and Turkish Minister for Environment, Urbanisation and Climate Change, Murat Kurum, Chairman of Turkish Disaster and Emergency Management (AFAD), Director General for Turkish Low-Cost Housing Agency (TOKI) and accompanying delegation, today. The Prime Minister expressed his profound gratitude to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for his phone call to offer sympathies and condolences over the human and material losses due to the floods and reaffirm Turkiye’s commitment to extend all possible support and dealing with this climate-induced calamity. Immediately following President Erdogan’s phone call, the Prime Minister noted, Turkiye sent humanitarian relief assi...

Weather Forecast 

English, General, Official News
Islamabad, September 02, 2022 (PPI-OT): Synoptic Situation Continental air is prevailing over most parts of the country. Moist currents from Arabian Sea are penetrating central and southern parts of the country. A shallow westerly wave is still affecting Kashmir and adjoining areas. Friday Mainly hot and humid weather is expected in most parts of the country. However, light rain-wind/thundershower may occur at isolated places in upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Gilgit Baltistan and Kashmir. Saturday Mainly hot and humid weather is expected in most parts of the country. However, light rain-wind/thundershower may occur at isolated places in upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Gilgit Baltistan and Kashmir. Past 24 Hour Weather Hot and humid weather prevailed over most parts of the country. However, 03 mm rain...

Months after WHO suspension, Bharat Biotech hasn’t improved Covaxin quality 

English, General, Official News
New Delhi, September 02, 2022 (PPI-OT):Even months after the World Health Organization (WHO) suspended the supply of Covaxin to UN agencies in April, Bharat Biotech hasn’t improved the quality of the COVID-19 vaccine and the Indian government has been completely silent about this issue. The World Health Organisation (WHO) issued a statement on April 2 2022 saying that it had done an on-site inspection of Bharat Biotech’s facility where Covaxin was being manufactured in March. It found several deficiencies on quality control standards, as far as production was concerned. The WHO said that the company had tinkered with the manufacturing processes that it had committed to while applying for the WHO licensure. And, those changes which were made after the grant of the license had not been commu...

5-year-old boy dies in mother’s arms waiting doctor in Govt hospital in Madhya Pradesh

English, General, Official News
Bhopal, September 02, 2022 (PPI-OT):In a latest episode of medical negligence in Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, a five-year-old boy died in his mother’s arms without any treatment at a government health centre in Jabalpur district. Even after waiting for hours outside the government facility, not a single doctor or medical officer attended to the ailing child named Rishi, and he died in the presence of his helpless parents Sanjay Pandre and wife. The on-duty doctor at a health centre, Lokesh Kumar was busy at home with a special puja. “We came to know that Lokesh Kumar was busy with the special puja at home because his wife was fasting that day,” Pawan Kumar, the boy’s uncle, told media. The locals claimed that even hours after the child’s death, neither the doctors posted at the health c...