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Day: January 10, 2023

Bringing together the Saudi labor market’s related parties, to invest opportunities and address challenges

Press Release
The 12th Social Dialogue Forum Kicked Off in Riyadh RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, Jan. 9, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- The 12th Social Dialogue Forum, organized by the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development in cooperation with the King Abdul Aziz Center for National Dialogue in Riyadh, was kicked off today 9 Jan. 2023 in Riyadh, with the participation of the International Labor Organization and representatives of the 3 production parties (government, employers, workers). The Social Dialogue Forum shed light on the opportunities and challenges found in the labor market, through (3) main topics which included "The Impact of Training and Qualification Programs in Developing the Skills of National Cadres", "Business Models and Their Role in Developing the Work Environment", and "Protecting...

Pakistan Business Forum terms Geneva conference a big success

Karachi: President of Pakistan Businesses Forum (PBF) Mian Usman Zulfiqar on Tuesday lauded the government, countries and aid agencies for making the international conference in Geneva on Pakistan’s post-flood challenges a success. As Pakistan secured around 10 billion dollars in pledges from international financial institutions, donor agencies and development partners for the rehabilitation, recovery and reconstruction of flood-affected areas, during the International Conference on Climate Resilience. “A big thank you to heads of states and governments, the European Union (EU), our development partners and the United Nations (UN) for making Resilient Pakistan Conference a resounding success,” he said. PBF president also stressed the need for taking serious measures, as the current econ...

LHC suspends Lahore Master Plan 2050

Lahore: Lahore High Court on Tuesday suspended work on the Lahore Master Plan 2050 launched by the Lahore Development Authority. The court issued notices to the Punjab chief secretary, LDA DG, environment secretary and other parties seeking replies from them. LHC Justice Shahid Karim heard a petition filed by a citizen, Mian Abdul Rehman. Advocate Shahzad Shaukat appeared before the court on behalf of the petitioner. Justice Karim expressed his exasperation over the initiation of several mega projects simultaneously in Lahore. “The citizens of Lahore are being killed. They find it hard to breathe. The provincial government is not showing its interest in controlling smog in Lahore,” the judge remarked. Advocate Shahzad said that Lahore’s agricultural land was declared as an urban area wi...

Pledges made by Int’l community at Geneva conference beyond our expectations: Ahsan

Islamabad: At the International Conference on Climate Resilient Pakistan held in Geneva, the world community has so far pledged 10.7 billion dollars for the reconstruction and rehabilitation of flood affected areas. In a video message from Geneva on Tuesday, Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal termed the pledges as an extraordinary achievement made possible due to the strenuous efforts made by Prime Minister Shehbaz led team. He said it was estimated by the international partners that Pakistan would require 16 billion dollars for the reconstruction phase. He said it was decided that Pakistan will meet fifty percent of these expenditures. He said the pledges made by the international community are beyond our expectations. The Minister also thanked the UN Secretary General f...

Climate crisis severely threatened nations’ capacity to achieve SDGs: PM

Islamabad: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has said the Climate crisis has severely threatened nations’ capacity to achieve sustainable development goals (SDGs). In his tweets on Tuesday, he said return to business-as-usual is out of question. He said the world needs to employ vision and solidarity to transition to a sustainable future of hope. Darkness of disasters should be replaced by light of opportunity. The Prime Minister said that he outlined recovery, rehabilitation and reconstruction needs of Pakistan over medium to long terms during his address at Resilient Pakistan Conference in Geneva on Monday. He said he explained how flood ravages have caused learning, health and infrastructure losses. He said he alerted the world to spectre of food insecurity.

Medico-Legal Complaints Committee constituted to address issues

Larkana: Health Department, Government of Sindh, has finally constituted a Medico-Legal Complaints Committee to resolve the complaints with regard to the medico-legal aspects, PPI learnt here on Tuesday. The committee comprises Special Secretary (Admin) Muhammad Nawaz Soho as chairman, Chief Technical Officer-II Dr Shabnam Karim, Police Surgeon Karachi Dr Summalya Tariq as the medico-legal expert, Deputy Secretary (General) Ghulam Abbas Jhatial as members and Chief Technical Officer (Litigation) Dr. Sikandar Ali Memon as secretary. The Terms of References (ToRs) of the Committee shall include resolution of complaints received against Medico-Legal Officers (MLOs) from the victims/injured/delayed provision of final Medico-Legal Certificates/mismatch reports in context of physical injuries...