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Day: September 6, 2022

Army Chief, US Congressional delegation discuss regional security 

English, Official News
Islamabad, September 06, 2022 (PPI-OT):A Congressional delegation of the United States, currently on visit to Pakistan, called on Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa in Rawalpindi on Tuesday. According to ISPR, the delegation comprising Sheila Jackson Lee, Thomas Suozzi and Alexander Green expressed grief over the devastation caused by ongoing floods in Pakistan and extended condolence to the families of the victims. They offered United States’ support to the people of Pakistan in this hour of need. They also discussed matters of mutual interests, regional security situation and bilateral cooperation in various fields. The visiting dignitaries appreciated Pakistan’s efforts for regional stability and pledged to play their role in enhancing cooperation with Pakistan at...

Pakistan condemns suicide attack outside Russian Embassy in Kabul 

English, Official News
Islamabad, September 06, 2022 (PPI-OT):Pakistan has strongly condemned the dastardly suicide attack outside the Russian Embassy in Kabul on Monday that has resulted in the loss of precious lives of Russian diplomats and Afghan nationals, as well as many others injured. According to Foreign Office Spokesperson Asim Iftikhar Ahmad, an attack on a Diplomatic Mission is a cause for serious concern and is denounced in the strongest possible terms. The Government and the people of Pakistan extend deepest sympathies to the Government of Russia. He said we also offer condolences to all the bereaved families who have lost their loved ones and pray for the early recovery of the injured. The Spokesperson said Pakistan condemns terrorism in all its forms and manifestations and reiterates its resolve t...

Prime Minister directs to prepare robust National Flood Control Plan

English, Official News
Islamabad, September 06, 2022 (PPI-OT):Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has directed the authorities concerned to prepare a robust National Flood Control Plan after due diligence and consulting with the international experts in the field. Chairing the first meeting of National Flood Response and Coordination Centre in Islamabad, he also directed to constitute a committee to present a viable plan for improvement of drainage system in the country in order to minimise the damages inflicted by floods in the future. The Prime Minister said an efficient drainage system and disaster-resistant infrastructure is critical to protect the country against natural disasters. The Prime Minister said a joint survey by NDMA, PMDAs, Army Engineering Corp and provincial revenue departments is being done to asce...

Work on restoration of power supply in flood-hit areas continuing on emergency basis

English, Official News
Islamabad, September 06, 2022 (PPI-OT):On the directions of Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, work on restoration of power supply in the flood-affected areas is continuing on emergency basis. According to details, Matta-Swat transmission line, whose two towers had fallen due to floods, has again been made functional. Electricity supply to a large portion of Swat has been restored following the repair of 132 KV Matta Grid station of Peshawar Electric Supply Company. Tribal Areas Electric Supply Company has restored Tank-Jandola supply line while electricity supply has also been restored from Munda and Bajaur Grids. Work for the restoration of Madin Grid Station is continuing while power supply to a large portion of Jacobabad has been restored with the operationalization of Garhi Khairo Grid St...

Entire nation united to meet challenge posed by devastating floods across country: Prime Minister

English, Official News
Islamabad, September 06, 2022 (PPI-OT):Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has said the entire nation is united to meet the challenge posed by devastating floods across the country. Chairing a meeting of the federal cabinet in Islamabad on Tuesday, he said the people are once again laced with the spirit of 1965 war to bravely face this challenge. Referring to the devastation caused by floods, the Prime Minister said it has destroyed hundreds of thousands of houses and killed about thirteen hundred people including hundreds of children. He said the calamity has damaged crops on a large scale besides sweeping away the livestock. The Prime Minister however expressed satisfaction that we are once again writing a new chapter in our history to collectively address the current situation. Shehbaz Sharif...

Nation stands united alongside armed forces to fight, recover from flood disaster: Prime Minister 

English, Official News
Islamabad, September 06, 2022 (PPI-OT):Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif visited Pakistan Monument at Shakarparian in Islamabad on Tuesday on the occasion of Defence and Martyrs’ Day. He laid a floral wreath at Yadgar-e-Shuhada to pay tributes to the valiant soldiers of the armed forces. In his address on the occasion, the Prime Minister said the whole nation salutes its martyrs and ghazis for their indomitable courage and defiance to defeat every wicked assault on the motherland. He said our brave soldiers resiliently fought to defend every inch of the country 57 years ago on this very day, when an enemy larger in size, crossed international border in the darkness of night to attack Pakistan. Alluding to the martyrdom of Army officers and jawans in a recent helicopter crash in Lasbella ...