Defence Minister condemns politicization of Wazirabad incident

Islamabad, November 04, 2022 (PPI-OT): Defence Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif has condemned the politicization of firing incident during PTI long march in Wazirabad on Thursday. Addressing a Workers Convention at Sialkot, he expressed sorrow over the loss of human life during the incident, however, said that political use of this tragic incident is also condemnable. He said that levelling baseless allegations regarding this incident is a pitiful fact.

 

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Former caretaker Prime Minister Balakh Sher Mazari passes away

Islamabad, November 04, 2022 (PPI-OT): Former Caretaker Prime Minister, Sardar Mir Balakh Sher Mazari expired in Lahore on Friday, after protracted illness. He was 94. He was the Chieftain of the Mazari tribe. He served as the Caretaker Prime Minister from April 18, 1993 and May 26, 1993.

 

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Info Minister terms PTI Chief’s allegations ‘fabricated, baseless’

Islamabad, November 04, 2022 (PPI-OT): Minister for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb has rebutted the allegations of PTI Chairman against Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, Interior Minister and country’s top institution, terming them fabricated and baseless. Addressing media in Islamabad on Friday, she said PTI chairman Imran Khan cannot fool the people through his fake narratives.

 

In response to Imran Khan’s diatribe against coalition government during his Friday’s speech, she said the only purpose of Imran Khan’s fake stories is to grab power through illegal means. The Minister said for this purpose, he not only compromised country’s interest but also started maligning the image our top institutions.

 

She said whole coalition government irrespective of their political affiliation condemned the attack on Imran Khan. She said Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has sought the inquiry of the incident and also offered all kind of facilitation in this regard.

 

The Minister said instead of levelling baseless allegations, Imran Khan should opt a legal way for the inquiry of his case. She said all these allegations were made during his tenure but he couldn’t prove any such allegation against PML-N leadership.

 

Marriyum Aurangzeb said during this case, Imran Khan used Shaukat Khanum’s resources for his own politics in the same way as he used charity money for his own politics. She said in his four years, Imran Khan caused economic destruction in the country, cut the belly of the poor, made the poor poorer, and angered friendly countries.

 

The Minister also urged the country’s political parties not to use religious card for their personal gains. She said we should sit together to end intolerance and make our country prosperous. She said we are ready to become the part of any kind of investigation in this case and Federal government will facilitate this investigation in every possible manner.

 

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United Nations reiterates its full support to Pakistan in rehabilitation of flood victims

Islamabad, November 04, 2022 (PPI-OT): The United Nations has reiterated its full support to Pakistan in rehabilitation of flood affected people in the country. The support was expressed by United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator Julien Harneis during his meeting with Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif in Islamabad on Friday. The Prime Minister informed the UN coordinator about the worst floods in the history of Pakistan due to climate change and its permanent effects on the lives of the people.

 

Highlighting the government’s rescue, relief and rehabilitation measures, the Prime Minister said Pakistan which is already struggling with economic problems, is facing losses of more than 40 billion dollars due to floods. He thanked UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, who not only visited Pakistan’s flood-affected areas, but also became the voice of Pakistanis all over the world. Expressing sympathy with the Pakistani flood victims, the UN coordinator termed exemplary, and the timely rescue and rehabilitation measures by the government.

 

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ECC approves technical supplementary grant of Rs5b for 7th population census

Islamabad, November 04, 2022 (PPI-OT): Economic Coordination Committee at its meeting chaired by Finance Minister Ishaq Dar in Islamabad on Friday approved a technical supplementary grant of five billion rupees for conduct of the seventh population census in the country.

 

Federal Board of Revenue presented a summary on increase in rate of sales tax on HOBC. It was conveyed that the rates of Sales Tax on petroleum products were reduced to zero earlier this year that put pressure on efforts to achieve revenue targets.

 

Therefore, the Economic Coordination Committee allowed to increase petroleum levy from thirty rupees up to fifty rupees per liter on RON 95 and above with effect from the November 16. It was noted that this is a luxury good being consumed by wealthy consumers in expensive vehicles.

 

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Pakistan keen to benefit from European expertise in renewable energy: Dastagir

Islamabad, November 04, 2022 (PPI-OT): Minister for Power Engr. Khurram Dastagir Khan says Pakistan looks forward to benefit from European expertise in renewable energy sector, particularly in replacing fuel plants. Talking to a delegation of European Parliamentarians in Islamabad on Friday, the Minister highlighted the government’s solar policy and said every new generation capacity will be based on indigenous resources.

 

He said climate change is no more a theory and green financing should be made accessible for countries hit by climate change. Khurram Dastagir Khan called for a separate fund to be established for emergency rehabilitation in events of climate catastrophe. The delegation appreciated the government’s solar initiative and expressed the hope for further strengthening ties between Pakistan and European Union. It also agreed to the idea that world needs to provide active support for climate crisis.

 

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Pakistan, China to enhance their consultative process to bring prosperity in region: PM

Islamabad, November 04, 2022 (PPI-OT): Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif says Pakistan and China have agreed to enhance their consultative process to discuss geo-political situation and ways and means to bring progress and prosperity not only in Pakistan but the whole region.

 

In an exclusive interview with China Global Television Network (CGTN), the Prime Minister said he is encouraged by the massive support from the Chinese leadership to work jointly for the good of the two peoples and promote CPEC and business to business investments in Pakistan besides jointly dealing with issues which relate to international consideration.

 

The Prime Minister dubbed his meetings with the Chinese leadership in Beijing as most friendly, productive and very useful. Shehbaz Sharif said Pakistan and China are iron brothers and this friendship is unbreakable. He said nobody can damage or find any space in this friendship. He said no matter what, we will remain friends.

 

Responding to a question, the Prime Minister said China has not shown any signs of expansionism rather it believes in peaceful means. He said Chinese President Xi Jinping’s philosophy is about globalization, interaction, prosperity and progress. He said those who believe in containing China are sadly mistaken as they will never be able to contain the country. He said the world cannot operate without China. The Prime Minister said that China’s military progress is not for aggression but it is for its defense. He said China cannot afford to remain weak in this area.

 

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