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Day: September 18, 2022

US Senator expresses condolences over loss of lives due to floods in Pakistan

English, Official News
Islamabad, September 18, 2022 (PPI-OT): Chairman US Senate Foreign Relations Committee Senator Bob Menendez has expressed condolences over the loss of lives due to devastating floods in Pakistan. Speaking at an event organized by Pakistani-American community in New Jersey, he said the US government has provided $53 million as humanitarian assistance for flood victims but this is like a drop in a bucket and we would need to do more for flood victims. The US Senator calls for provision of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Pakistanis living in the United States and unable to return home safely. He added that he would make that case for Pakistan in front of President Biden. He said we have to get a disaster relief package for Pakistan from the US Congress and organize a national donors’ con...

PM to share Pakistan’s position on J and K in his address to UNGA on Sep 23

English, General, Official News
Islamabad, September 18, 2022 (PPI-OT):Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif in his address to the 77th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on Sep 23 will share “Pakistan’s position and perspective on regional and global issues of concern, including Jammu and Kashmir”. This was stated by the Foreign Office (FO) said in a statement on Sunday. However, climate-induced catastrophic floods in the country will be focus of his speech, as per the statement. According to the FO, PM Shehbaz will participate in the UNGA high-level debate in New York from September 19-23. “The prime minister will outline concrete proposals for collectively tackling the existential threat posed by climate change,” the statement said. The statement added that the premier will also share “Pakistan’s position and perspective ...

Finance Minister, World Bank team discuss bank’s initiatives RISE-II and PACE-II programs

English, Official News
Islamabad, September 18, 2022 (PPI-OT): Finance Minister Miftah Ismail held a meeting with the World Bank team in Islamabad on Sunday and discussed bank’s initiatives RISE-II and PACE-II programs. The team included Country Director World Bank Mr. Najy Benhassine and Program Leader Energy WB Ms. Teuta Kacaniku. The Finance Minister was briefed on the progress in RISE-II and PACE-II programs. The meeting deliberated upon the overall progress achieved so far and discussed prior actions to be met for the timely completion of these programmes. Miftah Ismail endorsed the stakeholder officials for fast-tracking the progress of all initiatives and directed for completion of all prior actions required in respect for RISE-II and PACE-II programs. The Finance Minister thanked the World Bank tea...

President directs NSs to pay profit on special savings certificates to the citizen

English, Official News
Islamabad, September 18, 2022 (PPI-OT): Accepting a representation of an aggrieved citizen against a decision of the Wafaqi Mohtasib, President Dr Arif Alvi has directed the Central Directorate of National Savings to pay profit on the Special Saving Certificates as per the profit rate prevailing at the time of purchasing the certificates. According to President Secretariat Press Wing, the President said that Central Directorate of National Savings has committed maladministration by revising the profit rates retrospectively and in contradiction to the existing law, thus causing the citizen a loss of 5.3 million rupees. The president accepted the representation of plaintiff Yasmin Marchant and held that the complainant was entitled to the profit rate prevailing on the date of issuance of cer...

International Equal Pay Day being observed today

English, Official News
Islamabad, September 18, 2022 (PPI-OT): International Equal Pay Day is being observed today (Sunday) for equal rights and trying to bridge the gender pay gap. The day was established by the U.N. General Assembly in 2020 to raise worldwide awareness and push to close the gender pay gap. 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

Prime Minister condoles with HM King Charles III London

English, Official News, Press Information Department
Islamabad, September 18, 2022 (PPI-OT):Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif met with His Majesty King Charles III today in London during the reception hosted by the King for the visiting dignitaries. Extending condolences over the passing of his mother Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the Prime Minister observed that the late monarch was a source of inspiration and strength for generations of Commonwealth citizens. The Prime Minister recalled that the people of Pakistan had fond memories of Her Majesty’s two visits to the country. The bond of affection between the Royal family and the Pakistani nation had only strengthened with time. On behalf of the people and government of Pakistan, the Prime Minister conveyed best wishes to His Majesty on his accession to the throne and expressed the h...