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Day: September 16, 2022

SMEDA establishes Energy Desk in collaboration with UNIDO

Business, English
Lahore, September 16, 2022 (PPI-OT):The Small and Medium Enterprises Development Authority (SMEDA) has established an Energy Desk at its head office to promote Energy Efficiency (EE) and Renewable Energy (RE) systems in the SMEs of Pakistan. Mr. Hashim Raza, Chief Executive Officer of SMEDA informed here today that the Desk had been set up in partnership with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) under its project titled as “Sustainable Energy Initiative for Industries in Pakistan”. Energy Desk is a ONE STOP service for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in the country to be provided through Global Environment Facility (GEF) funding of UNIDO, CEO SMEDA said adding that it serves as a knowledge data center to promote the Energy Efficiency (EE) and Renewable Energy ...

ICCI demands limited imports from India to cope with rising inflation

Business, English
Islamabad, September 16, 2022 (PPI-OT):Muhammad Shakeel Munir, President, Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI) said that the recent flash floods in the country have created prospects for shortage of many agricultural items including wheat, vegetables and cotton etc. due to which the inflation was on the rise and has called upon the government to allow limited imports of essential items including wheat, vegetables and cotton from India through Wagah border in order to cope with the rising inflation and save the people from more problems. He said that besides causing losses of billions of rupees to the economy, the floods have destroyed crops on millions of acres of land while the stagnant water in Sindh was diminishing the prospects for cultivation of wheat, vegetables and othe...

PM calls for devising sustainable plan to mitigate adverse impacts of climate change 

English, Official News
Islamabad, September 16, 2022 (PPI-OT):Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has called for devising a sustainable plan to mitigate adverse impacts of climate change to save future generations. He was addressing the annual meeting of the Council of Heads of State of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization in Samarkand, Uzbekistan on Friday. The Prime Minister appealed the SCO members to stand up and build a wall against the threat of climate change. He said devastating flood, cloud outbursts and unprecedented rains are result of climate change. He said due to this climate change Pakistan faced devastation which has displaced millions of people besides killing fourteen hundred people including four hundred children. Shehbaz Sharif said the calamity has damaged houses of people as well as washed out c...

Canadian Govt announces to match donations up to $3 million to help flood victims in Pakistan 

English, Official News
Islamabad, September 16, 2022 (PPI-OT):Canadian government has announced to match individual donations up to a total of three million Canadian dollars through the Humanitarian Coalition of 12 charitable organizations in response to the flooding in Pakistan. This was stated by High Commissioner for Pakistan to Canada Zaheer Janjua while speaking to a webinar on ‘Exploring Shariah-compliant Investment and Charitable Opportunities through Roshan Digital Account’ as well as a fundraising dinner held in the Canadian capital under the auspices of Pakistani Canadian charitable organization ‘Dil Canada’ for Pakistan flood relief. The High Commissioner appreciated the Canadian government and the people for initially committing an aid of five million dollars and then backing ...

Pakistan, Azerbaijan express resolve to enhance bilateral cooperation 

English, Official News
Islamabad, September 16, 2022 (PPI-OT):Pakistan and Azerbaijan have expressed the resolve to enhance bilateral cooperation in diverse areas including political, economic, energy, defence, education and people-to-people links. The understanding came at a meeting between Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev on the sidelines of SCO Heads of State Meeting in Samarkand, today (Friday). The Prime Minister underlined the importance of unlocking the existing potential in the relationship by boosting bilateral engagement in the fields of trade, investment, agriculture, information technology and tourism. Shehbaz Sharif expressed his gratitude to Azerbaijan for its support and solidarity with Pakistan as well as provision of generous financial assistance for the flo...

Shehbaz Sharif expresses grief over killing of more than 70 Azerbaijani servicemen 

English, Official News
Islamabad, September 16, 2022 (PPI-OT):Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has expressed grief and sorrow over the killing of more than seventy Azerbaijani servicemen in unprovoked attack by Armenia. In a tweet today (Friday), he said the people of Pakistan stand in solidarity with their brethren and support Azerbaijan’s right to defend its territorial integrity. For more information, contact: Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Government of Pakistan 4th Floor, Cabinet Block, Pak. Secretariat, Islamabad, Pakistan Tel: +92-51-9103557 Email: Website: