Government announces various reforms in civil services to improve governance

Islamabad, January 20, 2021 (PPI-OT): The government has announced various reforms in civil services to improve performance of government employees and departments. This was stated by Minister for Federal Education and Professional Training Shafqat Mahmood, who also heads Cabinet Committee on Institutional Reforms, while addressing a news conference in Islamabad on Wednesday.
The Minister said reforms have been introRead More…

Minorities enjoy complete freedom in country: Foreign Minister

Islamabad, January 20, 2021 (PPI-OT): Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said minorities including Hindu community enjoy complete freedom in the country. Addressing a delegation of Hindu community in Islamabad today (Wednesday), he however regretted that the minorities are not safe in neighbouring India.
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Broadsheet issue again exposes plunderers of national wealth: Shibli Faraz

Islamabad, January 20, 2021 (PPI-OT): Minister for Information and Broadcasting Shibli Faraz says the Broadsheet issue has again exposed the plunderers of the national wealth. In a tweet today, he said this case shows how national interests were compromised for personal gains. The Minister said those who looted the national exchequer will have to answer for it. He said if these elements had not been given NROs, the cRead More…

Pakistan, Turkey need to play role for promotion of Islamic ideology

Islamabad, January 20, 2021 (PPI-OT): Chairman Kashmir Committee Shehryar Khan Afridi says Pakistan and Turkey together will have to play role for promotion of the Islamic ideology. Addressing a ceremony in Islamabad today (Wednesday), he said the world will give example of Pak-Turk friendship in days to come. He said the Turkish media has given a new spirit to the heroes of Muslim Ummah. He said Kashmir committee isRead More…

Pakistan accords paramount importance to its long-standing ties with UAE: Qureshi

Islamabad, January 20, 2021 (PPI-OT): Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said Pakistan accords paramount importance to its long-standing fraternal ties with the UAE. He was talking to UAE Ambassador to Pakistan Hamad Obaid Ibrahim Salem Al Zaabi in Islamabad on Wednesday.
The Foreign Minister termed Pakistan’s relationship with the UAE as a special one. He stressed that the relationship benefitted from the wRead More…

Prime Minister assures to uplift poor segments of society including tribal districts

Islamabad, January 20, 2021 (PPI-OT): Prime Minister Imran Khan has assured to uplift the poor segments of the society and backward areas including the tribal districts. He was addressing a ceremony in connection with distribution of cheques amongst the tribal people under Kamyab Jawan Program in Wana today.
The Prime Minister said the special emphasis will be given to the education sector and provision of livelihoodRead More…

Pakistan desires to enhance cooperation with European countries: Foreign Minister

Islamabad, January 20, 2021 (PPI-OT): Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said Pakistan desires to enhance cooperation with the European countries in different spheres. He made the remarks at a luncheon hosted in honour of the European envoys at the foreign office in Islamabad. The Foreign Minister said Pakistan and the European Union signed a strategic engagement plan in June 2019 to promote cooperation.
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ECP issues notices to various political parties regarding funding: Farrukh

Islamabad, January 20, 2021 (PPI-OT): Parliamentary Secretary for Railways Farrukh Habib says the Election Commission of Pakistan has issued notices to various political parties regarding their funding. Talking to the media in Islamabad today (Wednesday), he said it was a positive step to ensure transparency in funding to political parties. Farrukh Habib said the PML-N should submit detail of its own account instead Read More…

Qureshi calls for enhancement of bilateral relations with new US administration: Foreign Minister

Islamabad, January 20, 2021 (PPI-OT): Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi says Pakistan desires to engage with the new US administration for enhancement of bilateral relations. In a statement today (Wednesday), he said a new administration is assuming responsibilities in the United States today.
The Minister said US President-elect Joe Biden has a clear perspective about the South Asian region. He said the two sideRead More…

WHO supports Pakistan to contain COVID-19 in compliance with international health regulations

Islamabad, January 20, 2021 (PPI-OT): World Health Organization says it has provided technical and operational support to Pakistan to contain the COVID-19 pandemic in compliance with the international health regulations. According to WHO, the assistance includes strengthening capacities for screening for early detection, active case finding and referral of COVID-19 cases and Personal Protective Equipment supplies.
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