Emirates commences IATA Travel Pass trials simplifying COVID-19 related travel requirements

Karachi, April 22, 2021 (PPI-OT): Emirates today commenced trials of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Travel Pass – a mobile app to help passengers easily and securely manage their travel in line with any government requirements for COVID-19 testing or vaccine information. According to a statement issued on Thursday, the first passengers travelling from Dubai to Barcelona on EK 185 today trialRead More…

COVID-19 claims 14 more patients, infects 734 others

Karachi, April 22, 2021 (PPI-OT): As many as 14 more patients of Coronavirus died overnight lifting the death toll to 4,576 and 734 new cases emerged when 12,659 tests were conducted. This was stated by Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah in a statement issued here on Thursday. He added that 14 more patients of COVID-19 lost their lives lifting the death toll to 4,576 that constituted 1.7 percent death rate. Mr.Read More…

State Bank of Pakistan reserves decreases by US$ 63 million in a week

Karachi, April 22, 2021 (PPI-OT): State Bank of Pakistan on Thursday announced that the total liquid foreign reserves held by the country stood at US$ 23,212.8 million on 16-April-2021.
The break-up of the foreign reserves position is as under: Foreign reserves held by the State Bank of Pakistan: US$ 16,043.9 million; Net foreign reserves held by commercial banks US$ 7,168.9 million, and total liquid foreign reservesRead More…

Chief Minister Punjab inaugurates E-Abiana Billing System

Lahore, April 22, 2021 (PPI-OT): Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar inaugurated the e-abiana billing system at a ceremony at 90-SQA on Wednesday and handed over e-abiana bills to the farmers. This system is initially introduced in Khanwah, Layyah, Kasur and Sheikhupura canal divisions to substitute the 100-year-old archaic abiana system. It is designed in collaboration with Punjab Information Technology Board Read More…

Ministers call on Chief Minister Punjab

Lahore, April 22, 2021 (PPI-OT): Provincial Ministers Sardar Asif Nakai and Malik Nauman Ahmad Langrial met with Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar and discussed important matters. Talking on this occasion, the CM regretted that some opposition parties tried point-scoring over the prevailing situation and advised them to realise facts as their previous record is conflicting with the national interest. The oppoRead More…

Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar has felicitated Pakistani cricket team for winning first T20 match against Zimbabwe

Lahore, April 22, 2021 (PPI-OT): Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar has felicitated Pakistani cricket team for winning first T20 match against Zimbabwe. He said that Muhammad Rizwan exhibited outstanding performance and played an important role in the victory. He further stated that players of national cricket team, by continuing the spate of success in Zimbabwe after South Africa, has exhibited their abilitieRead More…

The vision of a New Pakistan depicts the Philosophy of Allama Iqbal: Usman Buzdar

Lahore, April 22, 2021 (PPI-OT): Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar has said Allama Iqbal awakened the Muslims of the sub-continent from deep slumber adding that the idea of a separate homeland was a true reflection of his vision. In a statement, the CM said the idea was materialized under the leadership of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah in a short span of 17 years. Allama Iqbal was a harbinger of Muslim uniRead More…

Labour Minister calls on CM Punjab

Lahore, April 22, 2021 (PPI-OT): Provincial Labour Minister Ansar Majeed Niazi called on Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar at his office and briefed him about the departmental performance and future roadmap. The CM assured to provide every possible resource for the welfare of the labour community adding that government will continue to work for the industrial workers. He pointed out that complete lockdown hasRead More…

Federal Minister Ghulam Sarwar Khan calls on CM Punjab

Lahore, April 22, 2021 (PPI-OT): Federal Minister Ghulam Sarwar Khan called on Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar at his office and discussed matters of mutual interest. Both strongly condemned the Quetta blast and expressed a deep sense of sorrow over the loss of precious human lives. They also deplored the opposition’s response to the recent situation. The CM stated that the enemy is trying to destabilize Read More…

CM condoles death of Maulana Wahiduddin Khan

Lahore, April 22, 2021 (PPI-OT): Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar has expressed a deep sense of sorrow over the death of the famous religious scholar, writer and translator of Holy Quran Maulana Wahiduddin Khan and extended sympathies to the bereaved family. In a statement, the CM said the religious services of Maulana Wahiduddin Khan will be remembered till late. He also prayed that may Almighty Allah rest Read More…