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Day: September 8, 2022

ZONG 4G Launches Exciting IDD Monthly Offer for UAE (DU Network Only)

Business, English
Islamabad, September 08, 2022 (PPI-OT):ZONG 4G, the leading digital and communication network in Pakistan, has launched a new Prepaid Monthly International Direct Dialing (IDD) Offer for the United Arab Emirates (DU Network Only). ZONG customers can now enjoy the new bundle, which provides 100 minutes of call time (To UAE DU Network Only) for a period of 30 days in only Rs. 500 + tax. This offer has been designed to facilitate and connect millions of Pakistanis with their loved ones in UAE. Over 1.5 million Pakistanis have made UAE their permanent home, leaving behind loved ones, which are far greater in number. Not only that, but seeing as the country is a popular worldwide tourist destination, thousands of Pakistanis visit it each year as well and need to be connected with friends and fa...

3-Days “ICCI Pakistan Property, Housing and Construction Expo 22” starts today at Pak-China Friendship Centre, Islamabad

Business, English
Islamabad, September 08, 2022 (PPI-OT):The Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry is organizing a national level 3-days “ICCI Pakistan Property, Housing and Construction Expo 22”, which is starting today (Sep: 9) at Pak-China Friendship Centre and will continue till Sep: 11, 2022. The Ministry of Housing and Works and Naya Pakistan Housing Authority are supporting ICCI in this initiative. The main purpose of organizing the Expo is to revive the economy by boosting the housing and construction sector activities. A large number of companies from the property, housing and construction sector are participating in the Expo to exhibit their projects. All allied industries including steel, marble, cement, construction machinery, sanitary ware, electrical work, paints, hardware, ceramic tiles ...

Murad Ali Shah tasks departments for relief, water disposal, plan to start late rabi sowing

English, Ministries, Official News
Karachi, September 08, 2022 (PPI-OT):Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah presiding over a joint meeting of different departments tasked them to do their assigned work in coordination with other departments so that relief to the flood affected people could be provided. The meeting was attended by Minister health Dr Azra Fazal Pechuho, Minister Information Sharjeel Memon, Advisor for Agriculture Manzoor Wassan, Advisor Law Murtaza Wahab, Advisor Rehabilitation Rasool Bux Chandio, Chief Secretary Sohail Rajput, Secretary Livestock Tamiz Khero, Secretary, Secretary Works Imran Atta, Commander Engineering 5 Corps Brigadier Nayar, Commander Logistic Brigadier Anjum, Brigadier Inam and representatives of COMCOAST, and Southern air command. Irrigation dept: Secretary and Chief Engineer Irriga...

Senator Farooq Hamid Naek Chairs a meeting of Senate Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs

English, Ministries, Official News
Islamabad, September 08, 2022 (PPI-OT):The Senate Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs which met on Wednesday with Senator Farooq Hamid Naek in the Chair at the Parliament House, directed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to protest and raise the matter of violence and vandalism being done by Afghani spectators and hurling chairs at Pakistanis after the Pak-Afghan cricket match with Afghan Foreign Ministry as well as with the Embassy of Afghanistan, UAE authorities and revert to the committee with an updated report on the matter. The officials from the Ministry assured the panel of not letting off the aforementioned issue and will be taken up with the concerned authorities. The committee also decided that a resolution heeding the vandalism of Afghani spectators will be drafted and submitted...

Floods in Pakistan: 350,000 USD from UNESCO for heritage recovery

English, General, Official News
Paris, September 08, 2022 (PPI-OT):Today, as UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres started a three-day visit to Pakistan, UNESCO announced the mobilization of an emergency amount of 350,000 USD to help recovering flood-damaged cultural heritage sites. The Organization is also working in the field of education, to quickly provide distance learning solutions. UNESCO is deeply concerned by severe and unprecedented monsoon rainfall, which has caused widespread flooding and landslides in 72 districts across Pakistan since June 2022. Around 33 million people have been impacted, and some 6.4 million people are currently in need of assistance. The floods have resulted in a significant loss of life, as well as loss of livelihoods, shelter and social and cultural life. “First of all, our thoughts ar...

US-based Shia Community leaders express solidarity with Pakistani brethren

English, General, Official News
Washington DC, September 08, 2022 (PPI-OT):Ambassador Masood Khan has said that Pakistan was committed to promoting inter-sectarian, inter-denominational and inter-religious harmony. “Our diversity is our strength that needs to be respected, protected and promoted”, the Ambassador said. He was talking to a delegation of US-based Shia scholars and religious leaders, hailing from various parts of the world that called on him today to express their solidarity with Pakistani brothers and sisters who were fighting a catastrophe caused by the recent floods. The delegation included Resident Alim Idara-e-Jaferia Sheikh Abdul Jalil Nawee of Ghana, President Shia Rights Watch Mr. Mustafa Akhwand of Iraq, Secretary General Idara-e-Jaferia Ms. Mariam Thakkar of India, Trustee Imam Ali Center and commu...