COVID-19 claims 17 more patients, infects 260 others

Karachi, March 04, 2021 (PPI-OT): As many as 17 more patients of Coronavirus died overnight lifting the death toll to 4,405 and 260 new cases emerged when 9,689 tests were conducted. This was stated by Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah in a statement issued here on Thursday. He added that 17 more patients of COVID-19 lost their lives lifting the death toll to 4,405 that constituted 1.7 percent death rate.
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Pakistan Navy Ship NASR delivers Food Commodities to Niger and Benin

Islamabad, March 04, 2021 (PPI-OT): Pakistan Navy Ship NASR visited Cotonou Port of Benin as part of Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) mission to African countries. Upon arrival at Cotonou (Benin), PNS NASR was received by Ambassador of Pakistan at Niger HE Mr Ahmed Ali Sirohey along with Honorary Consular of Pakistan, Defence Attache of Pakistan in Nigeria, and host naval officials. Previously, the Read More…

PARC Employees Association oath taking ceremony held at NARC

Islamabad, March 04, 2021 (PPI-OT): Oath taking Ceremony of newly elected members of EAPARC was held here at NARC on 1st March, 2021. Federal Minister for M/o National Food Security and Research Syed Fakhar Imam participated as Chief Guest of the Ceremony and took oath from newly elected Members of EAPARC.
Engr. Shamim ul Sibtain, DG NARC welcomed the participants including Federal Minister of NFSR and other guests. Read More…

75 more Pakistani scholars to pursue PHD in Queen Mary University of London

Islamabad, March 04, 2021 (PPI-OT): The Higher Education Commission (HEC), Pakistan and Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have signed a Memorandum of Agreement for 75 HEC scholars to pursue their PhD degrees from QMUL in the next five years. In this connection, the British Council Pakistan organised a virtual signing ceremony. Executive Director, HEC, Dr. Shaista Sohail and Vice Principal, International EducatioRead More…

One window facility for registration of businesses in Punjab with FBR launched

Islamabad, March 04, 2021 (PPI-OT): Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) and the Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) have taken a significant step to promote ease of doing business and facilitate taxpayers by launching a one-window facility for registration of Sole Proprietor (Individual)/ Association of Persons (AOP) in the Government of Punjab’s Business Portal and FBR.
This facility enables applicants to be regRead More…

3 million sticks of illicit cigarette confiscated near Burhan Interchange

Islamabad, March 04, 2021 (PPI-OT): The Directorate of Intelligence and Investigation-Inland Revenue, Islamabad’s team has seized 300 packrites (3,000,000 sticks) of three local brands of illegal cigarettes valuing more than Rs. 20 million after intercepting a vehicle at Burhan Interchange of Motorway. On inquiry it was also found that FED amounting to Rs.4.95 million and Sales Tax amounting to Rs. 1.678 million waRead More…

NAB’s 68.8 percent conviction ratio is the best ratio as compared to others

Islamabad, March 04, 2021 (PPI-OT): The Honourable Mr. Justice Javed Iqbal, Chairman NAB chaired a meeting to review performance of NAB at NAB Headquarters. During the meeting, it was informed that Operation Division and Prosecution Division of NAB are monitoring closely with all regional bureaus of NAB in order to have operation and legal assistance to all Regional Bureaus of NAB in conduct of complaint verificationRead More…

His Excellency Mr Bernhard Stephan Schlagheck, German Ambassador to Pakistan called on General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff at GHQ

Rawalpindi, March 04, 2021 (PPI-OT): His Excellency Mr Bernhard Stephan Schlagheck, German Ambassador to Pakistan called on General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) at GHQ, today.
During the meeting matters of mutual interest, overall regional situation, bilateral cooperation in various fields and Afghan Peace Process were discussed. COAS said that Pakistan attaches great importance to its relations withRead More…

Ceasefire at LOC won’t affect international status of Kashmir dispute: AJK President

Islamabad, March 04, 2021 (PPI-OT): Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) President Sardar Masood Khan has said that decision to observe ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) taken by India and Pakistan would not affect the international status of the Kashmir dispute.
“Kashmir is not a border dispute between India and Pakistan but it is a question of the future of over 15 million Kashmiris. The dispute is still on the aRead More…

PARC holds Field Demonstration of Mechanical Pruner at NARC

Islamabad, March 04, 2021 (PPI-OT): Conventional agricultural practice is not only a laborious and time consuming process but also cause low yield and post harvest losses. To cope the challenges in mechanization of agriculture, Chairman PARC Dr. Muhammad Azeem Khan arranged a field demonstration of mechanical pruner in presence of honourable Federal Minister for M/o National Food Security and Research, Syed Fakhar ImRead More…