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Day: September 17, 2022

Govt making all-out efforts for relief, rehabilitation of flood-affectees

English, Official News
Islamabad, September 17, 2022 (PPI-OT): Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal says the government is making all out efforts for the relief and rehabilitation of flood-affected people. Speaking at a ceremony in Narowal on Saturday, he said for the first time in the history of the country we are facing natural catastrophe of such a huge magnitude. The Minister said rains and flood have destroyed the crops at large scale, particularly in Sindh and Balochistan and almost one third of the country is affected by the flood. He said federal government has taken swift measures to address shortage of vegetables, but some elements in Punjab are involved in hoarding to create artificial shortage. The Minister lauded the role of philanthropists and people from all walks of life for helping ...

PAF continues to provide relief assistance to flood-victims

English, Official News
Islamabad, September 17, 2022 (PPI-OT): Pakistan Air Force has provided 4848 tents, 377457 food packages, 3095.25 tons of ration, 231,693 litres of fresh water for the flood affectees. Moreover, PAF has established 45 medical camps where 56559 patients have been treated so far. 20 tent cities accommodating 19807 people and 54 relief camps have also been established. PAF helicopter and transport fleet also carried out 255 sorties and evacuated 99 people from the flood-affected areas in last 24 hours. 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: info@moib.gov.pk Website: http://www.moib.gov.pk

PM appeals philanthropists, affluent people to come forward to help flood victims

English, Official News
Islamabad, September 17, 2022 (PPI-OT): Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif has appealed the philanthropists and affluent people to come forward and help the flood victims, especially in Sindh and Balochistan. Addressing a meeting at Noor Khan Airbase Rawapindi before his departure to UK, he said maximum food packs should be sent to the flood hit areas in Balochistan and Sindh to meet the food requirement of the newly born babies. The Prime Minister said the philanthropists can send their relief items through any channel, including NGOs, Army Relief Centers or any other organization. He said the flood victims also in need of warm clothes, quilts, blankets and beds. The Prime Minister said during his meetings with various heads of states on the sidelines of SCO summit in Samarqand, he in...

Punjab Governor appreciates Spain’s support for GSP Plus status to Pakistan

English, Official News
Islamabad, September 17, 2022 (PPI-OT): Newly appointed Spanish Ambassador to Pakistan Jose Antonio de OR called on Governor Punjab Muhammad Balighur Rehman in Lahore and discussed the matters of mutual interest and bilateral trade. Speaking on the occasion, the Governor Punjab appreciated Spain’s support in the grant of GSP Plus status to Pakistan and expressed the hope that it would continue to support Pakistan at the European Parliament. He also appreciated Spain’s role in the European Union on the issue of GI tagging of basmati rice. The Governor Punjab said Spain is Pakistan’s third largest trading partner in the European Union. For more information, contact: Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Government of Pakistan 4th Floor, Cabinet Block, Pak. Secretariat, I...

Damaged power transmission system fully restored in flood-affected areas: Khurram

English, Official News
Islamabad, September 17, 2022 (PPI-OT): Minister for Energy Khurram Dastgir says power transmission system, badly damaged by floods has been fully restored in flood-affected areas across the country. Talking to news persons in Gujranwala on Saturday, he said an important grid station of 500 KV in Dadu city was secured from flood water with the help of Army by raising an embankment on emergency basis. Earlier, the Minister also visited Dadu grid station and a tent city for flood affected people which was established in the premises of grid station. He assured flood-affectees that all basic amenities including food, medicines, drinking water will be provided in the tent city. For more information, contact: Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Government of Pakistan 4th Floor, Cabinet Blo...

A 27-member Palestinian Disaster Response Team arrives Pakistan to express solidarity

English, Official News
Islamabad, September 17, 2022 (PPI-OT): A 27-member Palestinian Disaster Response Team arrived in Islamabad today to express solidarity with Pakistan in the wake of devastating flood. It is part of the Palestinian people’s campaign launched last month to help the flood victims in Pakistan. Addressing a news conference in Islamabad, Ambassador of the State of Palestine to Pakistan Ahmed Jawad Rabel said people of Palestine are raising funds and collecting medicines for flood affectees. He said Palestinian people stand by Pakistani brethren in this hour of need. The Additional Secretary Ministry of Foreign Affairs Javed Ahmed Umrani thanked the delegation of Palestine for showing a great gesture to help the flood affectees in Pakistan. For more information, contact: Ministry of Informa...