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New measures for border enforcement

Embassies, English, Official News
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) has permitted a new entry to Japan on an exceptional basis (“Residence Track”) and has partially relaxed restrictions on movement by limiting a range of activities during the period of 14-day quarantine at home or other designated locations (“Business Track”) under the condition that the person is sponsored by a company/entity that is able to ensure observance of the quarantine measures. ...

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

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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 sanitizers and maintaining safe distances. Ambassador MATSUDA paid tribute to the frontline polio workers for the protection of children from polio in the harsh environment of COVID-19. This year marks the 25th anniversary of Japan’s anti-polio assistance to Pakistan. Its total assistance has reached US$ 229 million. Ambassador MATSUDA added, “I sincerely hope that the year of 2021 ma...

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

Embassies, English, Official News
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 The provision of PPE for staff and personal hygiene items for inmates during the pandemic is part of an ongoing partnership between the U.S. Mission to Pakistan and the KP Prisons Department to improve prisons and build capacity of corrections officials throughout Pakistan. Under this trusted partnership, INL and the KP Prisons Department remain committed to training prison department officials in basic and advanced cor...

David Helvey visits Pakistan

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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 negotiations between the Islamic Republic negotiators and the Taliban. Mr. Helvey also reaffirmed the United States’ commitment to a long-term, mutually beneficial security partnership with Pakistan, and discussed opportunities for strengthening cooperation on counterterrorism. For more information, contact: Spokesman Information Office Public Affairs Section Embassy of the United S...

Japan supports improvement of Korangi Fisheries Harbour

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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. Promote fisheries industry and seafood export This project consists of three components: (1) Modification of the Auction Hall, (2) Establishment of Cold Storage and Freezing Tunnels, and (3) Establishment of a Business Park. By improving the existing auction hall along with installing cold storage and freezing facilities, much fresher seafood will be available in the local market. In add...

Japan supports rehabilitation of flood-damaged roads in KPK

Embassies, English, Official News
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. Reinforce agriculture-based rural economy by road rehabilitation Japan has received a request from Pakistan to help restore rural roads damaged by the 2015 flood, which killed 238 people, affected 1.933 million people and damaged 10,716 houses (Annual Flood Report 2015, Ministry of Water and Power). In this project, one section (8km) in the District Swat and two sections (12km and 9km respectively) in the District Haripur among...