Govt ensuring to benefit all people in quintiles instead of only top ones: Planning Minister

Islamabad, July 14, 2021 (PPI-OT):Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar says the government is ensuring to benefit all people in the quintiles instead of only the top ones. Addressing a webinar organized by UNDP, he said the current fiscal year budget has been prepared to benefit the marginalized section of society. Highlighting the government’s commitment to social protection and inequality alleviatiRead More…

Kashmiris observe Kashmir Martyrs’ Day

Islamabad, July 13, 2021 (PPI-OT):Kashmiris on both sides of the Line of Control, in Pakistan and the world over are observing the Martyrs’ Day, today, to pay homage to the martyrs of July 13, 1931 and all other Kashmiri martyrs. Complete shutdown marked by strict restrictions by the Indian authorities is also being observed in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir. Stringent measures have been taken to preveRead More…

Pakistan’s efforts for environment protection being recognized at int’l level: PM

Islamabad, July 12, 2021 (PPI-OT):Prime Minister Imran Khan has said environment protection is one of the top priorities of the government and tree plantation campaign plays a vital role in this regard. Chairing a virtual meeting on monsoon plantation today (Monday), he said Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has established an example in making the Billion Tree Tsunami a success that needs to be followed. The Prime Minister said PaRead More…

Facebook under fire for censoring pro-Kashmir voices

Islamabad, July 11, 2021 (PPI-OT):Call it a business strategy to appease 1.2 billion people Indian market or siding with the Modi regime, the Facebook continues to block or restrict user accounts and pages highlighting the unabated human rights abuses in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir Facebook had been under fire since long for acting against the social media pages of both native Kashmiris as well as forRead More…

Prime Minister internationalized Kashmir issue by raising it at all fora including OIC, UN: Fawad

Islamabad, July 10, 2021 (PPI-OT):Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain said PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz are politically immature, and totally ignorant of the history of Kashmir. Commenting on the speeches of Bilawal Bhutto and Maryam Nawaz during the AJK election campaign, he said both of them are trying to replace their parents in politics, whRead More…

Pakistan’s role merely of facilitator in Afghan peace process: Moeed

Islamabad, July 10, 2021 (PPI-OT):Prime Minister’s National Security Adviser Dr Moeed Yusuf says Pakistan’s role in Afghanistan peace process could merely be of a facilitator and anything beyond this is not possible. In an interview with Voice of America, he said Pakistan has provided all possible assistance and cooperation on the issue of Afghanistan. He said the United States has repeatedly claimed that PakistaRead More…

Army Chief Stresses need to focus on border security

Islamabad, July 09, 2021 (PPI-OT):Chief of Army Staff, General Qamar Javed Bajwa has underscored the need for better management of the western zone with due focus on border security. Addressing the garrison officers at Corps Headquarters Mangla, he highlighted Pakistan’s consistent support for Afghan peace process, the regional environment and its implications on Pakistan’s security.
The Army Chief said wRead More…

Congress demands restoration of full statehood as delimitation commission visits IIOJK

Jammu, July 07, 2021 (PPI-OT):Delimitation Commission is on a tour for the delimitation of Assembly seats in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir. As Indian government plans to reduce the Muslim majority status in the assembly through delimitation, the demand for statehood for Jammu and Kashmir is gaining strength. While BJP is welcoming this Delimitation Commission, the opposition party Congress is demanding Read More…

‘Breaking news’ involving Indian forces a tough task for IIOJK journos

Srinagar, July 07, 2021 (PPI-OT):In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, journalists believe that a reporter is forced to do fact check a dozen times before breaking any news item and ‘breaking news’ concerning Indian forces is a tough task for them.
Umar Rashid from Shopian who has been covering south Kashmir since a decade said that there were times when accessing information from law enforcing agenciesRead More…

Pervaiz seeks EU role in resolving Kashmir issue

Lahore, July 07, 2021 (PPI-OT):First woman Ambassador of European Union Ms Androulla Kaminara along with a delegation called on Punjab Assembly Speaker Ch Pervaiz Elahi at his residence here.
The delegation included Political Affairs, Trade and Communication head Daniel Clauss, Charlie and Information Officer Syed Khawar Hussain. During the meeting views were exchanged regarding prevailing national political situatioRead More…