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Day: September 20, 2022

Pakistan committed to further bilateral trade, investment ties with Turkiye: President

English, Official News
Islamabad, September 20, 2022 (PPI-OT):President Dr. Arif Alvi has called for focusing on trade enhancement and bringing the trade volume at par with the excellent bilateral ties between Pakistan and Turkiye. He said this while talking to Pakistan’s Ambassador-designate to Turkiye Dr Yousaf Junaid, who called on him, in Islamabad on Tuesday. The President congratulated the Ambassador-designate on his appointment and said that Pakistan remained committed to furthering bilateral trade and investment ties with Turkiye. He also expressed his gratitude for Turkiye’s support to Pakistan on the Jammu and Kashmir dispute and asked the Ambassador-designate to convey the sentiments to the Turkish side. For more information, contact: Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Government of Pakistan 4th...

Prime Minister meets with the President of Iran 

English, Official News, Press Information Department
Islamabad, September 20, 2022 (PPI-OT):Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif met with the President of Iran, Sayed Ebrahim Raisi, on the sidelines of the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York, today. The Prime Minister recalled his warm and cordial meeting with President Raisi on the sidelines of the SCO Summit in Samarkand on 15 September 2022 and underscored his commitment to enhance Pakistan-Iran relations in diverse fields. The Prime Minister reiterated his gratitude to President Raisi and to the people of Iran for their solidarity and support with the Pakistani nation in the wake of massive floods. During the meeting, the two leaders agreed to further deepen and broaden bilateral cooperation across a broad range of areas including economic and trade, ...

Prime Minister’s Meeting with the President of Spain 

English, Official News, Press Information Department
Islamabad, September 20, 2022 (PPI-OT):Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif had a bilateral meeting with President of Spain Pedro Sanchez on the sidelines of the 77th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York, today. The two leaders reviewed bilateral relations and exchanged views on regional issues. Both leaders expressed satisfaction at the steady growth of bilateral exchanges and increase in trade and investment. They agreed to utilize the existing institutional mechanisms to fully realize the potential of bilateral relations in all areas of common interest. The Prime Minister appreciated the support and solidarity of the Spanish government in the wake of climate-induced massive floods in Pakistan and thanked for the relief assistance extended by Spain for the ...

Ministerial Meeting of the Group of Friends of Global Development Initiative 

English, Ministries, Official News
Islamabad, September 20, 2022 (PPI-OT):At the invitation of China’s State Councillor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi, Foreign MinisterBilawal Bhutto Zardari participated in a Ministerial Meeting of the Group of Friends of the Global Development Initiative (GDI). The GDI was proposed by Chinese President XiJinping on 20 September 2022. Pakistan has joined the “Group of Friends”, comprising over 50 countries, which was established to promote the objectives of the GDI. In his remarks at today’s meeting, the Foreign Minister said that the GDI was a timely initiative. Progress towards achieving the SDGs has suffered a serious setback due to the Covid Pandemic, inflation and climate change. He endorsed action in the 8 key areas identified by the Group of Friends: poverty and hunger, agriculture, cl...

Young Foreign Minister’s Meeting 

English, Ministries, Official News
Islamabad, September 20, 2022 (PPI-OT):Today, Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari hosted a meeting of Young Foreign Ministers at the Permanent Mission of Pakistan in New York. Ministers from Canada, Czech Republic, Hungary, Iceland, Lithuania, Liechtenstein, Pakistan, Panama, Qatar, and Serbia participated in the event. The Foreign Minister highlighted the overarching current and future challenges that humanity faces which the young Foreign Ministers have a responsibility to address, since they will be the beneficiaries or victims of the future world order. He outlined a six-point Agenda to shape a future international order to guarantee security, peace and harmony for all. This would revolve around such challenges as climate change; the evolving global economy impacted by technologica...

PMYP organizes fundraising match for flood victims and inauguration ceremony of Hockey Talent Hunt Youth Sports League in Balochistan

English, Official News, Press Information Department
Islamabad, September 20, 2022 (PPI-OT):Under the auspices of Prime Minister’s Youth Programme, (PMYP) Higher Education Commission, Pakistan (HEC) organized a fundraising match and inauguration ceremony of Hockey Talent Hunt Youth Sports League at Nawab Ghaus Bakhsh Raisani Hockey Stadium, Quetta. Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Youth Affairs (SAPM-YA), Ms. Shaza Fatima Khawaja graced the occasion as Chief Guest. This is happening for the first time in the history of Pakistan that hockey trials are being organized in Balochistan under Talent Hunt Youth Sports League that young players aged 15 to 25 years will be given an opportunity to showcase their talent in different sports. Talent Hunt Youth Sports League aims to populate sports fields and attract youth to participate i...