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Kashmiris observed Indian Republic Day as Black Day

Ministries, Official News
Islamabad, January 26, 2018 (PPI-OT):Kashmiris on both sides of the Line of Control and across the world observed Indian Republic Day, on Friday as Black Day to convey to the world that India has usurped the right to self-determination of the Kashmiri people for the past over seven decades. The day was marked with complete shutdown in Occupied Kashmir and anti-India rallies and demonstrations in world capitals. Call for observance of the Black Day and shutdown has been given by the Joint Resistance Leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik. The puppet authorities had put the entire occupied Kashmir especially Srinagar and Jammu under siege. Indian troops and police personnel were deployed in strength in every nook and corner of the occupied territo...

Two-day Gwadar Expo begins on Monday

Ministries, Official News
Islamabad, January 26, 2018 (PPI-OT):The first ever two-day Gwadar Expo-2018 begins in Gwadar on Monday. Addressing a news conference in Islamabad, Chinese Counsellor Jiang Han said the exhibition will provide more business opportunities for foreign entrepreneurs under China-Pakistan Economic Corridor. He said the conference and exhibition will highlight achievements of the companies already working on the CPEC- related projects. For more information, contact: Ministry of Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Government of Pakistan 4th Floor, Cabinet Block, Pak. Secretariat, Islamabad, Pakistan Tel: +92-51-9103557 Email: info@moib.gov.pk Website: http://www.moib.gov.pk

World Bank, International Finance Corporation keen in tapping renewable energy resources in Pakistan

Ministries, Official News
Islamabad, January 26, 2018 (PPI-OT):Minister for Power Division Sardar Awais Ahmed Khan Leghari says renewable energy institute will be established to conduct research in the existing potential and propose policy matters on alternative energy. He was talking to a delegation of World Bank and International Finance Corporation co-headed by World Bank Vice President for South Asia Annettee Dixon and IFC Vice President for the region Snezana Stoijkvic in Islamabad on Friday. The Minister invited the World Bank and IFC to extend assistance in the establishment of Renewable Energy Institute. The Minister also underscored the need of investment in the power distribution sector to modernize the existing infrastructure. He also invited the World Bank and IFC to consider investing in laying the ABC...

Power Division to Establish Renewable Energy Institute: Minister IFC to Assist in Renewable Energy Projects in KP and Balochistan

Official News, Press Information Department
Islamabad, January 26, 2018 (PPI-OT):Federal Minister for Power Division Sardar Awais Ahmed Khan Leghari has said that Power Division is planning to establish renewable energy institute to conduct research, study the existing potential and propose policy matters to the government in the field of alternative energy. The Minister expressed these view in a meeting with delegation of World Bank and IFC Co-headed by World Bank Vice President for the South Asia, Ms. Annettee Dixon and IFC Vice President for the region Ms. Snezana Stoijkvic, here today. The Minister while explaining the potential of renewable energy sources that Pakistan have, stated that in order to tap the resources and pass on its due benefits to the consumers, the Government of has taken decision to call competitive bidding f...

Pakistan, Indonesia agree to work jointly for Afghan peace

Official News, Press Information Department
Islamabad, January 26, 2018 (PPI-OT):President Mamnoon Hussain and President of Indonesia Ir. H. Joko Widodo have agreed to work together for peace in Afghanistan and said that peace in Afghanistan is necessary for the development and progress of the region. Both countries will work together in this regard, they added. This was agreed between the two leaders in a meeting at the Aiwan-e-Sadr, Islamabad on Friday. The two Presidents had one on one meeting which was followed by delegation level meeting. Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs of Indonesia Darmin Nasution, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Indonesia Retno L.P. Marsudi, Minister for Trade of Indonesia Enggartiasto Lukito, Ambassador of Indonesia, Iwan Suyudhie Amri, while from Pakistani side Minister for Commerce Muhammad Perv...

Interview of Defence Minister Engr. Khurram Dastagir Khan on Belgium’s National TV

Official News, Press Information Department
Islamabad, January 26, 2018 (PPI-OT):The national radio and TV channel of Belgium (VRT: Flemish Radio and TV) has broadcast an interview of Pakistan’s Defence Minister Engr. Khurram Dastagir Khan conducted by senior journalist of VRT Mr. Steven Victor Decraene during the visit of Minister to Belgium from 22nd to 25th of January at the head of 4 member Parliamentary delegation. The interview was carried as one of the three main stories in the 8’o clock news program Terzake. The VRT also aired the interview on radio and published a written article on its website. Following are the excerpts of the interview, says a press release received from Brussels here today. In the context of situation in Afghanistan Engr. Khurram Dastagir Khan said “A lot of blame game has come to Pakistan. It is ...