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Day: September 13, 2022

Shehbaz Sharif vows to promote investment in renewable energy 

English, Official News
Islamabad, September 13, 2022 (PPI-OT):Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has vowed to promote investment in renewable energy sector in the country, with a special focus on wind and solar energy. He was talking to delegation of a Chinese company Zonergy Corporation headed by its President Richard J Guo in Islamabad today (Tuesday). The Prime Minister said renewable energy, being future of Pakistan, will help generate cheaper electricity and reduce the burden of inflation on the people. He said a pre-bidding conference on solar energy projects will be held in Islamabad tomorrow to discuss prospects for use of renewable energy sources in the country. He said Pakistan has to import expensive fuel to generate electricity which increases the cost of electricity. Speaking about the Pak-China historic...

Amir Muqam terms literary activities vital to promote peace, tolerance 

English, Official News
Islamabad, September 13, 2022 (PPI-OT):Adviser to the Prime Minister for Political, Public Affairs, National Heritage and Culture Engineer Amir Muqam has said that it is the national responsibility of literary persons to use the power of their pen to end ignorance and inculcate positive and constructive thinking among the masses. He stated this during his visit to Pakistan Academy of Letters in Islamabad on Tuesday where he was warmly received by the Chairman PAL and senior officials of the Academy. Federal Secretary National Heritage and Culture Fareena Mazhar was also present on the occasion. Speaking on the occasion, the Adviser said that literary activities are indispensible for promotion of peace, tolerance and generosity among the people. He said that PAL should organize more literar...

Asia pacific is the home to 55 percent of the world’s youth population Shaza Fatima Khawaja

English, Official News, Press Information Department
Islamabad, September 13, 2022 (PPI-OT):Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Youth Affairs Ms. Shaza Fatima Khawaja attended the Third Regional Seminar for the Asia-Pacific Region Parliaments on Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals jointly organized by the National Assembly of Pakistan and the Inter-parliamentary union. To address the rising issue of inequality SAPM moderated the session on the promotion of quality education and decent work for youth. Deputy Speaker National Assembly of Pakistan – Mr. Zahid Akram Durrani, Ms. Rabia Razzaque, Senior Programme Officer, ILO Pakistan Office, and Ms. Zeb Jaffar were part of the plenary discussion on the concerned topic. In her opening remarks, Shaza Fatima Khawaja highlighted that the Asia Pacific is home to 55 percent of the worl...

President reaffirms Pakistan’s commitment to IPU’s mission

English, Official News, Press Information Department
Islamabad, September 13, 2022 (PPI-OT):President Dr Arif Alvi has said that Pakistan would always stand by its commitment to the Inter-Parliamentary Union’s (IPU) mission to work for peace, democracy, human rights, gender equality, youth empowerment and sustainable development through political dialogue, cooperation and parliamentary action. He expressed these views while talking to Mr Duarte Pacheco, President of the Inter-Parliamentary Union, who called on him, at Aiwan-e-Sadr, today. The delegation was accompanied by Chairman Senate, Muhammad Sadiq Sanjrani, Senator Faisal Saleem Rahman and Mr Paulo Neves Pocinho, Ambassador of the Portuguese Republic to Pakistan. Talking to the delegation, the President said that Pakistan had high expectations of IPU, particularly with regard to playin...

President calls for Documentation of Businesses for Levying Just and Fair Taxes

English, Official News, Press Information Department
Islamabad, September 13, 2022 (PPI-OT):President Dr Arif Alvi has called upon the chambers of commerce and industry to motivate and convince their members to fully document their businesses for bringing transparency in the business inputs and outputs which would lead to levying of just and fair taxes. This, he said, would increase the tax base and tax collection, minimize incidents of corruption and corrupt practices and would eventually lead to reduced taxation on the businesses. He said that non-documentation and lack of transparency in the business processes and resultant low tax collection compelled the government to resort to indirect taxation which equally hurt the poor and the rich and therefore direct taxation needed to be enhanced with the help of the business community. The Presi...

Toronto: Over 50K Sikhs perform mass prayers to express solidarity with Khalistan movement

English, General, Official News
Toronto, September 13, 2022 (PPI-OT):In Toronto, over 50,000 Sikhs gathered at a mass prayer to express support and solidarity with the Khalistan movement. The mass prayer, called Ardas, was offered to support Khalistan Referendum being held on 18th of this month in Canada. Participants of the mass prayer were carrying yellow flags bearing Khalistan slogans. Men, women and children chanted slogans and vowed to continue the struggle till the creation of Khalistan. The Sikh representative organization, Sikhs for Justice (SKJ), organized the event. SFJ’s Counsel General Gurpatwant Singh Pannun said, “Thousands of Canadian Sikhs congregated at the Ardas to offer their support for the Khalistan Referendum. Since the start of voting on October 31 in London, the momentum for the Khalistan Referen...