Sardar Masood Khan pays tribute to AJK medical personnel, govt officials and volunteers in fight against COVID-19

Islamabad, April 24, 2020 (PPI-OT): Sardar Masood Khan, President Azad Jammu and Kashmir, has said that the AJK Government’s early threat perception, timely and effective implementation of an emergency health lockdown and aggressive media campaign has helped successfully contain the transmission of the coronavirus outbreak in the liberated territory.
 
The President made these remarks during a visit to the NatRead More…

Confirmed coronavirus cases in Pakistan soar to 11,155

Islamabad, April 24, 2020 (PPI-OT): The total number of coronavirus infection cases in the country has reached 11,155. These include Punjab, 4767, Sindh, 3671, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 1541, Balochistan 607, Islamabad Capital Territory 214, Gilgit-Baltistan 300, and Azad Kashmir 55 cases.
 
According to National Command and Operation Center, so far 2,527 patients of Coronavirus have been recovered, while 237 died (SinRead More…

Masood Khan and Fakhar Imam discuss latest situation IOJK

Islamabad, April 24, 2020 (PPI-OT): Sardar Masood Khan, President Azad Jammu and Kashmir, met Syed Fakhar Imam, Federal Minister for National Food Security and Research to thank him for his strong advocacy for the right to self-determination of the people of Jammu and Kashmir in his previous position as Chairman Parliamentary Kashmir Committee.
 
Syed Fakhar Imam said that the government of Pakistan and his MiniRead More…

Masood Khan praises positive role of Ulema and Mashaikh amid coronavirus pandemic

Islamabad, April 24, 2020 (PPI-OT): Chairman Council of Islamic Ideology Qibla Ayaz called on President Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Sardar Masood Khan and apprised him of the constructive role being played by his organization and the Ulema and Mashaikh in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.
 
The Chairman said that the Ulema had developed Ijma (consensus) to give informed guidance to the people on cleanlinesRead More…

Ministry of Human Rights develops a video with sign languages for people with disabilities to create public awareness on Coronavirus

Islamabad, April 24, 2020 (PPI-OT): Ministry of Human Rights develops a video with sign languages for people with disabilities to create public awareness on Coronavirus. Ministry of Human Rights is committed to making COVID19 information and guidelines accessible to every segment of the population. Ministry of Human Rights has developed this video in sign language to create awareness amongst those with hearing impairRead More…

More water availability in dams good omen for agriculture, hydel generation

Lahore, April 24, 2020 (PPI-OT): In what can be termed a good omen for agriculture and hydropower generation in Pakistan, the cumulative quantum of water available at present in Mangla, Tarbela and Chashma reservoirs is far better than that of the previous years.
 
According to the statistics, as much as 7.018 million-acre feet (MAF) of water is available in the reservoir, which is 4.191 MAF more if compared witRead More…

Rivers flows and reservoirs level report

Lahore, April 24, 2020 (PPI-OT): The position of the river inflows and outflows at Tarbela, Mangla and Chashma along with the reservoirs levels and the barrages today is as under:
 
Rivers: Indus at Tarbela: Inflows 28000 cusecs and Outflows 40000 cusecs, Kabul at Nowshera: Inflows 41200 cusecs and Outflows 41200 cusecs, Jhelum at Mangla: Inflows 48200 cusecs and Outflows 35000 cusecs, Chenab at Marala: Inflows Read More…

KJA condemns harassment of media persons

Srinagar, April 24, 2020 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, Kashmir Journalists Association (KJA) has strongly condemned the harassment of media persons by Indian police and expressed serious concern over the series of FIRs filed against three journalists.
 
The KJA in a statement issued in Srinagar expressed deep concern over Kashmiri journalists being booked for sharing their work and expressing their opinion on sRead More…

IOK journalist Qazi Shibli released after 9 months from Indian jail

Uttar Pradesh (India), April 24, 2020 (PPI-OT): Kashmiri journalist, Qazi Shibli, was released from Bareilly District Jail in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh after nine months illegal detention. Indian troops had arrested Qazi Shibli, a south Kashmir-based journalist, in July last year, a week before the Indian government imposed clampdown and communication blackout when it scrapped the special status of Kashmir anRead More…

Kashmiri journalist Peerzada Ashiq vows not to compromise

Srinagar, April 24, 2020 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, noted journalist, Peerzada Ashiq, who has been booked under serious charges by Indian police, has said that he will not compromise with basic premise of journalist – speaking truth to power and sticking to facts.
 
The Indian authorities have booked Peerzada Ashiq and two other journalists, Gowhar Geelani and Masarrat Zahra, under serious charges for Read More…