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Day: September 20, 2022

UNHCR envoy actress Angelina Jolie visits Dadu to review rescue, relief activities 

English, Official News
Islamabad, September 20, 2022 (PPI-OT):The United Nations High Commission for Refugees envoy and Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie, who arrived in Pakistan today (Tuesday), visited Dadu area of Sindh to review rescue and relief activities and devastations caused by the floods. According to a press release issued by the International Rescue Committee, Angelina Jolie arrived in Pakistan to witness and gain an understanding of the situation and to hear from people about their needs and steps to prevent such suffering in the future. The visit will help draw the world’s attention to the flood victims. More than 1500 people died from the flood, and more than 3 crore people were affected. It may be recalled that Angelina Jolie visited Pakistan during the 2005 earthquake and the 2010 flood. F...

Army Chief, EU Ambassador discuss regional security 

English, Official News
Islamabad, September 20, 2022 (PPI-OT):Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa says Pakistan earnestly looks forward to enhance mutually beneficial multi-domain relations with the European Union based on common interests. He was talking to Ambassador of European Union Dr Riina Kionka who called on him in Rawalpindi on Tuesday. During the meeting, matters of mutual interest, regional security situation and bilateral cooperation with European Union were discussed. They hoped to further increase bilateral engagement. Congratulating the Ambassador on assuming her new appointment, the Army Chief said Pakistan values its relations with European Union. Speaking on the occasion, the Ambassador pledged to play her role for promotion of bilateral relations between Pakistan and European Union. ...

President underscores to realize investment, trade, business potential with Cambodia 

English, Official News
Islamabad, September 20, 2022 (PPI-OT):President Dr Arif Alvi has underscored the need for fully realizing the immense potential for investment, trade and business between Pakistan and Cambodia. He was talking to a delegation of World Bridge Group of Companies, Cambodia headed by its Chairman Neak Okhna Rithy Sear who called on the President in Islamabad on Tuesday. Dr Arif Alvi said both Pakistan and Cambodia have garments and textile sectors as backbone of their economies, which could be further developed by exchange of technology, training and skills between the stakeholders of two countries. On the occasion, the visiting dignitary said Cambodia looks forward to cooperation with Pakistan in various fields including textiles and imports of raw materials. He said the delegation would cond...

Murad says his Govt needs British, and Netherlands experts to reclaim flood agri lands 

English, Ministries, Official News
Karachi, September 20, 2022 (PPI-OT):Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah, in his meeting with British High Commissioner Dr. Christian Turner, said that the reclamation of flooded lands of the province would need expert guidance and technical support from the British and Netherland so that they could be rejuvenated. The meeting was held at CM House and was attended by Deputy High Commissioner Sarah Mooney, Director Development Sandra Baldwin, and Deputy Director Batool Zehra. The chief minister was assisted by his special assistant Syed Qasim Naveed, Chief Secretary Sohail Rajput and Secretary to CM Raheem Shaikh. Mr Shah said that if the agricultural lands were underwater, therefore they would lose their fertility. “I want a study from the British and Netherlands experts to visit the....

Sanjrani lauds efforts of WHO to protect people from epidemics, diseases in flood-hit areas 

English, Official News
Islamabad, September 20, 2022 (PPI-OT):Chairman Senate Muhammad Sadiq Sanjrani has commended the efforts of World Health Organization (WHO) to protect people from epidemics and diseases in flood-affected areas. During his visit to WHO office in Islamabad on Tuesday, Sadiq Sanjrani said a special health committee has been established on the request of the WHO chief, which would play a key role in providing basic health services to the people of Pakistan especially in Balochistan. Chairman Senate eulogized Country Director World Health Organization Dr. Pulitha Gunrathana Mahipala for his efforts to providing relief to far-flung areas and underprivileged population of Balochistan. On the occasion, The WHO Country Director welcomed the Chairman Senate and handed over the necessary medical equi...

PM Shehbaz to hold meeting with Spanish counterpart today 

English, Official News
Islamabad, September 20, 2022 (PPI-OT):Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif will hold bilateral meeting with his Spanish counterpart Pedro Sánchez at sidelines of UN General Assembly session on Tuesday. This was stated by Minister for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb in a tweet on Tuesday. She said that both sides will explore opportunities for enhancing bilateral cooperation in areas of trade, climate change and mutual national interests. 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