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Day: September 12, 2022

Planning Minister reviews preparation for upcoming digital census

English, Official News
Islamabad, September 12, 2022 (PPI-OT):Minister for Planning Development and Special Initiatives Ahsan Iqbal directed the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics and NADRA to revise census training and tablet procurement respectively to complete the process well in time. The minister chaired third meeting of Census Monitoring Committee and reviewed the preparation for holding 7th digital Population and Housing Census. He emphasized the need for timely completion of census and involvement and consultation with all stakeholders like Election Commission, civil societies, academia, politicians and demographers to ensure consensus. He directed Pakistan Bureau of Statistics to coordinate with Election Commission and include them as co-opted member in Census Monitoring Committee. On census timelines, he di...

M-8 section of Motorway from Gwadar to RatoDero restored 

English, Official News
Islamabad, September 12, 2022 (PPI-OT):The M-8 section of Motorway from Gwadar to RatoDero was restored by National Highway Authority as per the directions of Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and the Minister for Communications Molana Asad Mehmood. A spokesperson of National Highway Authority said that restoration of M-8 restored the traffic of Khuzdar, Gwadar, Awaran and RatoDero. He said the M8 motorway section is currently open one-way for the convenience of commuters. In his statement Molana Asad Mehmood said that soon other national highways will be restored while the restoration of M-8 will speed up the relief activities of the federal and provincial governments. For more information, contact: Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Government of Pakistan 4th Floor, Cabinet Block, Pak....

Saudi Arabia launches national campaign to support flood victims in Pakistan 

English, Official News
Islamabad, September 12, 2022 (PPI-OT):Saudi Arabia launched on Monday public national campaign to support the flood victims in Pakistan. This was announced by General Supervisor of the King Salman’s Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah. He said the campaign comes in support of the humanitarian efforts and delivery assistance being carried out by the Kingdom ever since the start of the natural disaster. The General Supervisor said that KSRelief is the body authorized to collect donations directed to send abroad. There is strict oversight by the center to ensure that the aid reaches its beneficiaries in the designated countries of the world. For more information, contact: Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Government of Pakistan 4th Floor, Cabinet Bloc...

Pakistan attaches great importance to cooperative relations with France: PM 

English, Official News
Islamabad, September 12, 2022 (PPI-OT):Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif says Pakistan attaches great importance to its longstanding cooperative relations with France, both bilaterally and in the context of the European Union. He was talking to the Ambassador of the French Republic to Pakistan Nicolas Galey who called on him in Islamabad on Monday. The Prime Minister highlighted the extensive devastation caused by the recent floods across Pakistan and the government’s response to address the dire situation. He expressed gratitude to the French President for solidarity, support and sending a relief flight carrying tents, water pumps and a team of doctors and nurses for the flood affectees in Pakistan. The Prime Minister underscored that the scale and magnitude of losses was too big to ...

PTA, NEPRA sign MoU for collaboration in multiple areas 

English, Official News
Islamabad, September 12, 2022 (PPI-OT):Pakistan Telecommunication Authority and National Electric Power Regulatory Authority have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for information sharing, cooperation, coordination, and capacity building of professionals. The areas of collaboration include establishing a coordination mechanism that would enable smooth working relations for digitalization of networks, specifically in the areas of cyber security, transition towards Smart Grids and Advance Metering Infrastructure programs, power tariff for telecom sector and knowledge sharing regarding optimum use of future technologies and other latest developments. Speaking at the occasion, Chairman PTA said that PTA is working to ensure that citizens have access to high quality ICT services and benefits...

Government launches Executive Portal of NFRCC

English, Official News
Islamabad, September 12, 2022 (PPI-OT):The government has launched the executive portal of National Flood Response Coordination Centre aimed at ensuring transparency in relief and rehabilitation efforts. Speaking at the launching ceremony in Islamabad on Monday, Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal said this portal has been launched on the special directives of Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif. The Portal will provide information to the general public and development partners about the flood relief assistance being received from home and abroad. The Planning Minister said Pakistan is faced with an unprecedented calamity which has affected thirty three million people. He said damage caused by the floods is being assessed on daily basis with the cooperation of the World Bank, Asian...