Air Chief awarded with United States Legion of Merit

Islamabad, March 12, 2018 (PPI-OT): In a simple but impressive ceremony held at Air headquarters, Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman, Chief of the Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force was awarded with United States Legion of Merit – the highest military award of US armed forces awarded to any foreign military high official. The military award was presented by Lt. Gen. Jeffrey L. Harrigian, Commander U.S. Air Forces Central Command, on behalf of General David L. Goldfein, Chief of Staff US Air Force who witnessed the ceremony through a video link.

The award has been conferred on the Air Chief in recognition of his brave leadership, sagacity, vision, demonstration of superb resolve and unwavering dedication to the global war on terrorism and above all extraordinary efforts to ensure regional as well as global peace and stability. The award is also an acknowledgment of his personal efforts which greatly enhanced mutual cooperation and relations between the two air forces.

During the ceremony, Chief of Staff US Air Force lauded PAF Air Chief’s strong commitment in fight against terrorism and tireless advocacy for the advancement of Pakistan Air Force capabilities that greatly contributed in bringing peace and stability in the region. He was of the view that Air Chief’s personal initiative proved critical to the successful conduct of war on terrorism around the world.

Later, Lt. Gen. Jeffrey L. Harrigian, Commander U.S. Air Forces Central Command called on the Air Chief in his office. Both the dignitaries remained together for some time and discussed matters of mutual interest. During the meeting the Air Chief reiterated his resolve to further enhance mutual cooperation between the two air forces. This singularly distinctive accomplishment of the Air Chief is not only a matter of pride for the PAF but also for the entire nation.

For more information, contact:
Director Media Affairs
Pakistan Air Force
E-mail: pafdpr@paf.gov.pk
Tel: +92-51-9507751, +92-51-9261300
Fax: +92-51-9260868

Provincial Assembly stands prorogued

Karachi, March 12, 2018 (PPI-OT): The Governor of Sindh, Muhammad Zubair has ordered that on conclusion of its business the Provincial Assembly of Sindh shall stand prorogued on Monday, the 12th March 2018.

For more information, contact:
Information and Archives Department
Directorate of Press Information
Government of Sindh
95-Sindh Secretariat 4-B, Karachi, Pakistan
Tel: +92-21-99204423, +92-21-99204401
Email: pressinformationzubair@gmail.com
Website: http://sindhinformation.gos.pk

High-level meeting discuss all matters at length Punjab Sports Minister Jahangir Khanzada vows to make best arrangements for PSL matches

Lahore, March 12, 2018 (PPI-OT): Punjab govt. will provide top level security and make best administrative arrangements on the occasion of upcoming two Pakistan Super League (PSL) knock-out stage matches at Lahore, this determination was expressed by Punjab Minister of Sports Jahangir Khanzada while chairing a high level meeting at National Hockey Stadium on Monday.

Mayor Lahore Col (retd) Mubashar Javed, DC Lahore Sumair Ahmed Syed, Chief Traffic Officer (CTO) Lahore Rai Ijaz and top officials from WASA, LDA, health and food attended the meeting. The meeting discussed all the matters thoroughly so that PSL’s two high-profile matches could be organized smoothly.

Addressing the meeting, Punjab Minister of Sports Jahangir Khanzada said its great honour for Lahore to host several international stars during the two important matches of PSL. “We will make these matches even more memorable through our top level security and administrative arrangements,” he added.

Punjab Minister of Sports Jahangir Khanzada said Punjab govt. will establish a make-shift hospital at National Hockey Stadium besides operating mobile hospitals during the PSL matches. “Several ambulances, rescue bikers will also be in action to tackle any emergency on this occasion. Moreover, WAPDA authorities have also been asked to provide uninterrupted power supply during PSL matches,” he elaborated.

“All the departments including WASA, LDA and transport have been advised to take all necessary measures to provide best facilities to guest teams and cricket enthusiasts as well”. The Minister asked the concerned officials to make best arrangements to make the atmosphere and surroundings clean and tidy. “Its great opportunity for us to show the world that Pakistanis are a disciplined nation and Pakistan is a clean country”.

Regarding traffic plan, Punjab Minister of Sports Jahangir Khanzada said: “A shuttle service will be operated for cricket fans on different routes. “Sufficient parking arrangements will also be in place to provide vehicle owners enough space to park their vehicles and bikes near the stadium. The parking places will also be provided sufficient lights to avoid any untoward incident,” he explained.

“During the flood light matches, surroundings of stadium and adjacent roads would be beautified and illuminated to enhance the image of Lahore”. Mayor Lahore Col (retd) Mubashar Javed and DC Lahore Sumair Ahmed Syed also informed the meeting about their respective plans for the smooth completion of cricket matches at Gaddafi Stadium.

For more information, contact:
Sports Board Punjab
Government of the Punjab
National Hockey Stadium, Ferozepur Road, Lahore, Pakistan
Tel: +92-42-99232501, +92-42-99232502
E-mail: info@punjabsportsboard.com
Website: http://sportsboard.punjab.gov.pk

Training camp of Pakistan junior hockey team will be established on 15th March 2018

Lahore, March 12, 2018 (PPI-OT): The training camp of national senior probables preparing for participation in the XXI CWG to be played in Gold Coast/Australia from 4th to 15th April 2018 is in progress at Abdul Sattar Edhi Hockey Stadium Karachi. PHF intends to establish a training camp of short duration of Pakistan junior hockey team, who will play a match series against Pakistan senior hockey team.

The training camp of Pakistan junior hockey team will be established at Abdul Sattar Edhi Hockey Stadium Karachi on 15th March 2018. The PHF has directed following players and officials to report to Mr. Qamar Ibrahim/Camp Commandant at Abdul Sattar Edhi Hockey Stadium Karachi on 15th March 2018/afternoon, positively:

PLAYERS:

1    WAQAR YOUNAS     ZTBL    11    AFRAZ HAKEEM    FFCL
2    ADIL RAO         NAVY    12    NAVEED ALAM     SSGC
3    RIZWAN ALI       ZTBL    13    AMJAD ALI       ZTBL
4    MOIN SHAKEEL     ZTBL    14    AWAIS ARSHAD    ZTBL
5    JUNAID MANZOOR   NBP     15    RANA WAHEED     SNGPL
6    GHAZANFER ALI    ZTBL    16    AHMED NADEEM    ZTBL
7    ADEEL LATIF      SSGC    17    M. ILYAS        WAPDA
8    REHAN BUTT       ZTBL    18    WAQAR ALI       ZTBL
9    UMAIR SATTAR     ZTBL    19    ZAKIRULLAH      ZTBL
10   SHAHZAIB KHAN    ZTBL    20    M.IBRAHIM       ZTBL
                              21    ROMAN KHAN      ZTBL

OFFICIALS:

1.   Mr. Qamar Ibrahim        Team Manager    PIA
2.   Mr. Kamran Ashraf        Coach           PIA
3.   Mr. Asim Abbasi          Video Analyst   SSGC

For more information, contact:
Media Manager
Pakistan Hockey Federation
National Hockey Stadium, Ferozepur Road,
Lahore
Fax: 0092 42 5712797
Email: media@phf.com.pk
URL: http://www.phf.com.pk/

Shehbaz Sharif inaugurates Jinnah Interchange worth of 8 billion and other development projects in Gujranwala

Lahore, March 12, 2018 (PPI-OT): Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif has visited Gujranwala today and inaugurated welfare projects of billion Rupees also laid foundation for the development of Gujranwala. He inaugurated the grand project of Jinnah Interchange worth of Rs 8 billion. Likewise, CM also inaugurated other completed development projects including Government Girls Degree College of Ladhay Wala Waraich which was constructed with an amount of Rs 12 crore, Parking Plaza of Gujranwala accomplished by the cost of Rs 50 crore.

E-Khidmat Markaz, E-Library and Sports Gymnasium were also inaugurated by him. Chief Minister laid foundation stone of the projects of construction of two-way road from Sheikhupura to Gujranwala which will cost Rs 6 billion, Gaukher Sports Arena and project of construction and maintenance of road from Main GT Road to Medical College Gujranwala.

While addressing a huge public gathering at Jinnah Stadium Gujranwala, CM said that PML-N government has completed development projects worth40 billion for the uplift and prosperity of Gujranwala district in the past four years and in the same manner over 60 billion rupees have been spent in this regard in last 09 years. CM while announcing Metro-bus service for Gujranwala said that work on this project will be started immediately after the success in coming elections. He also announced University of Engineer and Technology, Rachna college up-gradation to University level, construction of multi storey Surgical Tower at District Head Quarter Hospital, flyover worth of 1.5 Arab at Alam Chowk Gujranwala and project of widening of Gujranwala to Khanqaw Dogran Motorway Interchange road from 12 feet to 24 feet.

CM promised that if people will give us opportunity to serve in the upcoming elections, all these projects will be started and brought to completion within stipulated time. The huge gathering of people today is a clear proof of the fact that people are extremely fond of PML (N) and Nawaz Sharif also they are astute enough to judge veracious from worthless. CM said that he has come Gujranwala to congratulate people for Jinnah Flyover which has been completed at an estimated cost of around Rs 8 billion and this project is a wonder of Pakistan which will lighten the hearts of the people with lightening at night and blossom of flowers.

Furthermore he added that people from Rawalpindi, Lahore and other cities who used to visit here for food have to face difficulties before but now Jinnah Fly-over will facilitate them in best possible way. He mentioned that Nandipur is in proximity here and PML (N) has completed this project four year ago by working day and night on it under the dynamic leadership of Muhammad Nawaz Sharif.

During the government of Peoples Party, machinery of this project stayed unattended on Karachi port for 4 years and its parts were stolen. Shehbaz Sharif thanked Allah for giving them courage to complete this projected and shared further that not only this project but we have installed energy projects of thousands of MW in the past 4 years due to which the Light which used to remain disappeared most of the time few years ago, is lightening whole country without interruption.

He said that Zardari’s government has turned Karachi into Moenjodaro today and on the other side government of Niazi sahib has pushed Peshawar into darkness. Zardari and Niazi has made alliance however people are well aware of their coalition because both have done nothing in their provinces so are afraid now to confront public, he added. CM shared that Niazi Sahib don’t have the courage to face people in KPK that is why he is levelling baseless allegations on us because we have provided better educational facilities to the children from less privileged families. He said that thousands of PEEF scholars are playing their part in the development of the country.

We have ensured supply of standard medicines in government hospitals and CT Scan machines are made available in all district hospitals of the province. People of remote areas are being provided with standard medical facilities at their doorsteps through mobile hospital. Moreover, CM added that we have laid a network of roads, bridges and flyovers. The best IT center has been established in Lahore. He said that our policy of public service is hurting the opponents.

He vowed that with the blessings of Allah we will bury the alliance of Zardari and Niazi. He said that there is no better judge than public and our performance in public service is evident before public so we hope that they will make the fair choice in upcoming elections. If God and the people give us the opportunity to serve, not only Punjab but every city of Pakistan will progress and all units of our country will be developed like Punjab.

CM said that he is being charged on day and night, but to the answer of their allegations he only wants to say that he will continue this service with more dedication. He vowed that we will generate new opportunities of jobs and clean water project will be extended to whole Pakistan. He said that performance of Nawaz Sharif is in front of the masses. His major projects have been completed. Now seeing our performance, the decision is to be done by the people with the power of vote. He said that PML (N) government has provided farmers with cheap fertilizers, interest free loans and cheap electricity to the tube wells.

It’s the time for wheat and like previous years the farmers will get reward for their hard work as we will not allow anyone to exploit the rights of farmers. If Allah Almighty gave us the opportunity to serve, then we will make Pakistan a welfare state truly, in the light of the ideas of Iqbal and Quaid and will change the destiny of Pakistan, he vowed. Defense Minister Khurram Dhangir Khan, Minister of State Chaudhary Mahmud Bashir Wark and Usman Ibrahim also addressed the rally. Provincial ministers, members of the assembly and huge number of workers of Muslim League were present in the gathering.

For more information, contact:
Directorate General Public Relations, Punjab (DGPR)
Government of the Punjab
21-Mahmood Gaznavi Road (Abbot Road), Lahore, Pakistan
Tel: +92-42-99201390-1-2
Fax: +92-42-99201371-2
E-mail: info@dgpr.punjab.gov.pk
Website: www.dgpr.punjab.gov.pk

Shehbaz Sharif replies fervently slogan of people

Lahore, March 12, 2018 (PPI-OT): The public gathering of Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif at Jinnah Stadium was a huge rally in the history of Gujranwala which was attended by thousands of people buoyantly. On his arrival at stadium he was received by people with great enthusiasm and slogans were chanted, “DAIKHO DAIKHO KON AYA”… “SHER AYA…SHER AYA”. CM responded the slogans by waving his hands. He was presented a traditional turban when he arrived at the stage and a wrestler presented him GURZ (Hammer). CM played trick with the wrestler.

Not only the stadium was full of people but people were there on the roofs of houses to see a glimpse of their beloved leader. Discipline was exemplary in the gathering and huge number of women were also present there. During the Chief Minister’s speech, the passionate people kept chanting slogans and many of them yelled “WE LOVE YOU WE LOVE YOU” to which CM also responded “I Love You, I Love You” upon which people clapped fervently and thanked Shehbaz Sharif.

Chief Minister in his address bashed Asif Ali Zardari and Imran Nazi also criticized them for not doing anything for their people in their provinces. CM concluded his speech with these couplets; TAMANNA ABROO KI AGAR GULZAAR HASTI MAIN TU KAANTON MAIN ULAJ KAR ZINDAGI KARNY KI KHOO KR LAY NAHI YE SHAN KHUD DAARI CHAMAN SY TOR KAR TUJH KO KOI DASTAAR MA RAKH LAY KOI ZAIB GALU KAR LAY JAB UPNA QAFLA AZAM_O_YAQEEN SY NIKLAY GA JAHAN SY CHAHAIN GY RASTA WAHI SY NIKLAY GA WATAN KI MATTI MJY AIRIYAAN RAGARNAY DAY MUJY YAQEEN HA CHASHMA YEHI SY NIKLAY GA.

For more information, contact:
Directorate General Public Relations, Punjab (DGPR)
Government of the Punjab
21-Mahmood Gaznavi Road (Abbot Road), Lahore, Pakistan
Tel: +92-42-99201390-1-2
Fax: +92-42-99201371-2
E-mail: info@dgpr.punjab.gov.pk
Website: www.dgpr.punjab.gov.pk

Punjab Chief Minister takes notice of rape-cum-murder of five years girl in Shakargarh

Lahore, March 12, 2018 (PPI-OT): Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif has taken notice of rape-cum-murder incident of a five years girl in Shakargarh and sought a report from RPO Gujranwala. He said that cruel elements will not escape from the clutches of law and they will be taken to task. The bereaved family will also be provided justice at every cost, he added.

For more information, contact:
Directorate General Public Relations, Punjab (DGPR)
Government of the Punjab
21-Mahmood Gaznavi Road (Abbot Road), Lahore, Pakistan
Tel: +92-42-99201390-1-2
Fax: +92-42-99201371-2
E-mail: info@dgpr.punjab.gov.pk
Website: www.dgpr.punjab.gov.pk