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Bukhari asks KSA to increase flights for Pakistani workers

September 23, 2020 |

Islamabad, September 23, 2020 (PPI-OT): Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Overseas Pakistanis, Sayed Zulfikar Abbas Bukhari asks Saudi Arabia to increase flights and extend iqama for Pakistani Workers. In an online meeting with Saudi Vice Minister for Labour Abdullah bin Naseer Abuthnain, the Special Assistant asked to further extend the iqama expiration date to […]

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Government decides to form Economic Outreach Apex Committee

September 23, 2020 |

Islamabad, September 23, 2020 (PPI-OT):The government has decided to form Economic Outreach Apex Committee to promote economic diplomacy. A decision to this effect was taken at a meeting held in Islamabad today (Wednesday) with Prime Minister Imran Khan in the chair. Prime Minister’s Special Assistant on National Security Dr Moeed Yousaf has been made focal […]

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Pakistan Army joins National Polio and Tree Plantation Campaign

September 23, 2020 |

Islamabad, September 23, 2020 (PPI-OT): Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa planted a tree as part of Sarsabz-o-Shadab Pakistan campaign and also attended a ceremony of polio free Pakistan. According to ISPR, 29 million trees planted from 2018 onwards and 5 million trees are being planted in this monsoon by Pakistan Army formation as part […]

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Prime Minister directs to formulate action plan for uplifting agri sector

September 23, 2020 |

Islamabad, September 23, 2020 (PPI-OT): Prime Minister Imran Khan has directed to present an action plan of long short-term and long-term based on timelines for improvement in agricultural sector, increase in production and modernization of the sector. He was chairing a meeting in Islamabad on Wednesday, to review reforms in agriculture sector, improvement in agricultural […]

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President phones families of martyred soldiers in North Waziristan, Bajaur

September 23, 2020 |

Islamabad, September 23, 2020 (PPI-OT): President Dr. Arif Alvi has telephoned the families of martyred Army soldiers in North Waziristan and Bajaur. He prayed for the departed souls and commiserated with the bereaved families. The President also paid tribute to the martyrs for their services and bravery. For more information, contact: Ministry of Information and […]

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Former rulers committed money laundering in an organized manner: Shahzad Akbar

September 23, 2020 |

Islamabad, September 23, 2020 (PPI-OT): Prime Minister’s Advisor on Interior and Accountability Shahzad Akbar says former rulers have committed money laundering in an organized manner. Talking to media in Islamabad on Wednesday, he said National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has filed money laundering reference against former Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif and his children in a […]

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GSMA and MOITT jointly held workshop on taxation and digital inclusion

September 23, 2020 |

Islamabad, September 23, 2020 (PPI-OT): A joint workshop was held by GSM Association and Ministry of IT and Telecom on the topic of Taxation and Digital Inclusion here on Wednesday. The workshop focused on how positive tax reforms can accelerate digital inclusion and economic growth. The ceremony was inaugurated by Secretary Ministry of IT and […]

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Privatisation Commission board approved TS of heavy electrical complex

September 23, 2020 |

Islamabad, September 23, 2020 (PPI-OT): Federal Minister for Privatization Mohammed Mian Soomro chaired the Privatization Board (PC) meeting today in Islamabad. Privatization board members and senior officials of the Ministry attended the meeting. In the meeting various matters relating to Pakistan Steel Mills, Heavy Electrical Complex (HEC) and House Building Finance Corporation Limited (HBFCL) were […]

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Saudi Arabia asked to increase flights and extend Iqama for Pakistani workers

September 23, 2020 |

Islamabad, September 23, 2020 (PPI-OT):Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Overseas Pakistanis and HRD, Sayed Zulfikar Abbas Bukhari asked the Saudi Vice Minister for Labour H.E Abdullah bin Naseer Abuthnain to further extend the iqama expiration date to 30 October 2020 and allow more Pakistan International Airlines Flight to Saudi Arabia. “Frequency of flights of […]

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ECC approves removal of Additional Customs Duties and Regulatory Duties on selected HS Codes of textile sector

September 23, 2020 |

Islamabad, September 23, 2020 (PPI-OT): The Economic Coordination Committee of the Cabinet, in the meeting held today, approved removal of Additional Customs Duties (ACDs) and Regulatory Duties (RDs) on selected HS Codes of textile sector, including fibres, yarns and fabrics of Nylon, Viscose, Acrylic, Rayon, Silk, Wool and vegetable based fibres like Hemp etc. The […]

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High Commissioner of Pakistan holds a meeting with Sri Lankan Minister of Youth and Sports affairs

September 23, 2020 |

Islamabad, September 23, 2020 (PPI-OT): H.E. Major General (Retd) Muhammad Saad Khattak, High Commissioner of Pakistan, held a fruitful meeting with the Honourable Minister of Youth and Sports affairs, Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, Mr. Namal Rajapaksa, in his office on 23rd September 2020. The High Commissioner congratulated the honourable Minister on his appointment, […]

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ECC directs to ascertain the exact amount of liabilities payable by PSM

September 23, 2020 |

Islamabad, September 23, 2020 (PPI-OT): Adviser to the Prime Minister on Finance and Revenue Dr. Abdul Hafeez Shaikh chaired the meeting of the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the Cabinet here at the Cabinet Division. ECC considered and approved 2 technical supplementary grants (TSGs) for the Ministry of Interior amounting to Rs.111 million for clearing […]

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