New measures for border enforcement

Islamabad, January 14, 2021 (PPI-OT): Based on “Phased Measures toward Resuming Cross-Border Travel” (referred in the document 2 of the 38th meeting of Novel Coronavirus Response Headquarters on June 18, 2020) and “Resumption of Cross-Border Travel and other measures” (referred in the document 3 of the 41st meeting of Novel Coronavirus Response Headquarters on July 22, 2020), the Government of Japan (GOJ) hasRead More…

Japan praises the first anti-polio drive of 2021 in Pakistan

Islamabad, January 12, 2021 (PPI-OT): H.E. MATSUDA Kuninori, Ambassador of Japan, praised Pakistan’s decision to launch the first polio vaccination drive of 2021 and reiterated Japan’s commitment to continue its support to eradicate polio from Pakistan and the globe.
During the five-day campaign, around 285,000 polio workers will engage in the vaccination of over 40 million children, wearing masks, using hand sanRead More…

Pakistan and the United States partner to prevent covid-19 in prisons

Islamabad, January 11, 2021 (PPI-OT): From December 28 to January 7, the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad’s International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL) section collaborated with the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Prisons Department to deliver PKR 9,762,700 in personal protective equipment (PPE), hand sanitizer, soap, and gloves to staff and inmates to prevent the spread of COVID-19
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David Helvey visits Pakistan

Islamabad, January 07, 2021 (PPI-OT): David Helvey, Performing the Duties of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Indo-Pacific Security Affairs, met with Pakistan’s Chief of the General Staff Lieutenant General Sahir Shamshad Mirza. Mr. Helvey thanked Lt. Gen. Mirza for Pakistan’s ongoing role in supporting Afghanistan Peace Negotiations and discussed the urgency of reducing violence and restarting meaningful nRead More…

Japan supports improvement of Korangi Fisheries Harbour

Islamabad, January 06, 2021 (PPI-OT): Japan approves disbursement of over Rs.1 billion
The Government of Japan has approved the disbursement of Rs.1,048,610,000 in total from the Counter Value Fund to support the “Korangi Fisheries Harbour Project” in response to the request made by the Ministry of Maritime Affairs of Pakistan. The Embassy of Japan issued a Note Verbale for the approval on January 6, 2021.
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Japan supports rehabilitation of flood-damaged roads in KPK

Islamabad, January 06, 2021 (PPI-OT): Japan approves disbursement of over Rs.820 million
The Government of Japan has approved the disbursement of Rs.820,686,231 from the Counter Value Fund to support the “Project of Rehabilitation of Flood Damaged Rural Roads in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK). The Embassy of Japan issued a Note Verbale for its approval on January 6, 2021.
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Ambassador of Japan condemns terrorist attack in Balochistan killing coal miners; condoles the loss of innocent human lives

Islamabad, January 04, 2021 (PPI-OT): H.E. MATSUDA Kuninori, Ambassador of Japan to Pakistan, has strongly condemned the brutal massacre of coal mine workers on Sunday in a terrorist attack in Machh area of Bolan district in Balochistan and expressed his sorrow over the loss of precious innocent human lives in the tragic incident. Expressing his condolences, Ambassador MATSUDA extended his commiseration and heartfeltRead More…

Message by H.E. Ambassador MATSUDA Kuninori on the occasion of New Year

Islamabad, December 28, 2020 (PPI-OT): Dear Pakistani Friends,
I would first like to wish you all a happy new year.
The year 2020 is coming to an end, leaving behind both sweet and bitter memories. Looking back, 2020 was a very challenging year as the devastating novel coronavirus pandemic gripped the entire world.
Despite the hardships, I am happy to note that the relations between Japan and Pakistan remained steadfRead More…

Japanese Contribution towards Risk Reduction against Natural Disasters in Pakistan

Islamabad, December 22, 2020 (PPI-OT): Pakistan is prone to natural disasters such as floods and landslides caused by heavy torrential rains, tropical cyclones, earthquakes and so on. Quite notably, every year Pakistan experiences heavy damages due to floods triggered by heavy monsoon rains during the monsoon season. Therefore, the Japanese government has been assisting Pakistan proactively, in the enhancement of weaRead More…

Japan grants USD 9.5 million to Pakistan for confronting COVID-19

Islamabad, December 15, 2020 (PPI-OT): Grant program worth USD 9.5 million signed
Japan has extended a grant assistance of JPY 1 billion (approx. USD 9.5 million) to Pakistan for enhancing its capacity to confront COVID-19 and other infectious diseases. Notes to this effect were signed and exchanged between H.E. MATSUDA Kuninori, Ambassador of Japan to Pakistan and Mr. Noor Ahmad, Secretary of the Ministry of EconomiRead More…