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Day: November 11, 2022

Sindh Governor calls on Zardari

Karachi
KARACHI:Governor Sindh Karman Khan Tessori Friday called on former President Asif Ali Zardari at Bilawal House.   He enquired about the health of former President. Overall political situation of the country, problems confronted by the province, measures for rehabilitation of flood affectees and development projects of Karachi were discussed in detail on the occasion.   Kamran apprised the People's Party Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari about the problems faced by the province and measures for the rehabilitation of the flood survivors. They discussed the development projects of Karachi. Zardari expressed best wishes for Governor Sindh, according to a statement.

Zahra Baloch appointed as Foreign Office spokesperson

Islamabad
ISLAMABAD:The Ministry of Foreign Affairs Friday appointed senior diplomat Mumtaz Zahra Baloch as Spokesperson for the Foreign Office.   Ms Zahra is serving as Additional Secretary (Asia and Pacific) in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Saima Sayed was appointed as Deputy Spokesperson for the Foreign Office. Ms Saima is serving as Director General (Strategic Communication Division) in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.   The Ministry of Foreign Affairs also issued a notification for the appointment of Spokesperson and Deputy Spokesperson for the Foreign Office. Earlier, it was reported that the names of three senior officers were being considered for the appointment of one of them as the spokesperson for the Foreign Office.

OGDCL distributes winter relief packages among flood victims

Karachi
KARACHI:Being a responsible corporate entity, the Oil and Gas Development Company Limited (OGDCL) said Friday that it had distributed 1500 winter packages among the flood-affected people in the flood-hit areas of Southern Punjab, Sindh and Balochistan.   OGDCL under its Corporate Responsibility Program (CSR) has scaled up the distribution of winter packages among flood victims as the winter season has started in the country. While taking lead in the flood relief activities, the company distributed 1500 winter packages among the flood-affected people; wherein, each package was comprised of a blanket, a shawl and three sweaters for a single family to mitigate the sufferings during the winter season.   Commenting on the relief activities, OGDCL spokesman said, “The winte...

Climate action has become a battle to save our present: Sherry

Islamabad
ISLAMABAD:COP27 must help unlock private and public financing for adaptation and mitigation, which will need $125 trillion to reach net-zero by 2050, says Senator Sherry Rehman, Federal Minister for Climate Change at UNFCCC's annual conference for climate action, being held in Sharm-el-Sheikh.   "This is no longer about saving our future; it’s a battle to save our present. It is also about saving the land we stand on, and what we expect to build and grow on," she said, according to a statement issued Friday.   The minister was speaking at a high-level side event at the UNFCCC Pavilion titled ‘Gearing towards carbon neutrality in the Asia-Pacific Region’ and recommended that COP27 should enable mechanisms that review mitigation, alongside how regions will cope with the...

SBP introduces Forum for identification of unauthorized Forex activities

Karachi
KARACHI:In order to promote an environment of accountability and integrity, State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) Friday introduced a dedicated email address i.e. (WhistleBlowing.FX@sbp.org.pk), using which public at large can report to SBP any unauthorized foreign exchange activity.   This email may also be used to report any unauthorized activity carried out by an exchange company or where exchange company is not providing system generated receipt of the currency exchange transaction.   While reporting an unauthorized foreign exchange activity, the complainant is expected to provide facts and as much specific information and particulars as possible to examine the matter thoroughly. They are also expected to refrain from rumor mongering, speculation, false and frivolous alleg...

New army chief will be selected from among 3 senior officers: Federal Minister

District
SHEIKHUPURA:Federal Minister for Education Rana Tanveer Hussain on Friday said the new Army Chief will be selected from among 3 senior officers next week.   According to a report, Rana Tanveer Hussain talked to the media in Sheikhupura and said the decision on the appointment of the Army Chief will be made in the next week. The federal minister termed the cancellation of the passport of Nawaz Sharif as wrong and assured the nation that the former premier will come to Pakistan this year.   Rana Tanveer Hussain added Imran Khan will not be able to win even from a single constituency after the return of Nawaz Sharif. Criticizing Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan’s long march, the minister said he has become worried after flopping his drama of attack. He ...