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Archive for August 7th, 2020

COVID-19 claimed nine more lives, infected 487: Sindh Chief Minister

August 7, 2020 |

Karachi, August 07, 2020 (PPI-OT): The coronavirus claimed as many as nine more lives, lifting the death toll to 2,259 and infecting 487 others, raising the tally to 123,246 on Friday. This was stated by Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah in a statement issued here from CM House. Shah said that nine more […]

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More Rain predicted in Balochistan during Friday to Sunday

August 7, 2020 |

Islamabad, August 07, 2020 (PPI-OT): Met office informed that monsoon low pressure now lies over Sindh and likely to move westwards over Balochistan during Friday evening/night. Under the influence of this weather system strong monsoon currents are expected to penetrate in Balochistan from Friday (evening) to Sunday morning. More rain/wind-thundershower are expected in most parts […]

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Anti-Narcotics Force seized 484.398 kg drugs worth US$ 24.172 million in 12 operations throughout the country

August 7, 2020 |

Rawalpindi, August 07, 2020 (PPI-OT): Determined to uproot drug menace from the country and the world, Anti-Narcotics Force Pakistan seized 484.398 Kg Narcotics worth US $ 24.172 Million internationally, arrested 07 culprits and impounded 03 vehicles while conducting 12 counter-narcotic strikes. The seized drugs comprised of 302.4 Kg Hashish, 181.35 Kg Methamphetamine (Ice), 648 Gram […]

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National Accountability Bureau’s Clarification

August 7, 2020 |

Islamabad, August 07, 2020 (PPI-OT):Reportedly there is a malicious campaign of financial irregularities being launched on social media regarding two senior army officers i.e., Lt Gen Naweed Zaman and Lt Gen Sajjad Ghani. NAB has categorically denied and clarified that there is no case against the above officers in NAB, now or ever before. Therefore, […]

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Senate Committee on Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety meets

August 7, 2020 |

Islamabad, August 07, 2020 (PPI-OT): Senate Committee on Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety in its meeting was given list of the 2700 officers who themselves or in the name of their spouses were drawing money from the Benazir Income Support Programme. The Committee was told that officers working in BISP have been terminated from service […]

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Pakistan government, opposition unanimous on Kashmir Issue: AJK President

August 7, 2020 |

Islamabad, August 07, 2020 (PPI-OT): A parliamentary delegation led by President Pakistan Muslim League (N) and the Leader of Opposition in the National Assembly, Shahbaz Sharif called on the AJK President, Sardar Masood Khan here on Friday, and expressed solidarity with the people of Illegally Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir struggling for their freedom and […]

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Afghans, Pakistanis and Kashmiris bonded by mutual love and respect: Masood Khan

August 7, 2020 |

Islamabad, August 07, 2020 (PPI-OT): Sardar Masood Khan, President Azad Jammu and Kashmir, has said that Pakistan and Afghanistan have very strong ties that transcend boundaries and their destinies are intertwined; there is kinship and close association amongst the people of the two countries. Similarly, Kashmir and Afghanistan have a historic relation and the people […]

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Federal Govt will extend all out cooperation in promotion of industrial, business sectors: Prime Minister

August 7, 2020 |

Islamabad, August 07, 2020 (PPI-OT): Prime Minister Imran Khan says the federal government will extend all out cooperation to promote industrial and business sectors in the country. Talking to Members of National Assembly from Faisalabad in Lahore today (Friday), he said the government will provide all possible facilities to industries and businesses. The Prime Minister […]

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Government making all out efforts for promotion of tourism sector: President Alvi

August 7, 2020 |

Islamabad, August 07, 2020 (PPI-OT): President Dr. Arif Alvi says Gilgit Baltistan has the huge potential of tourism and the government is making all out efforts for promotion of this sector. He was speaking at a briefing in Gilgit on Friday on revival of tourism sector in the region. The President said reopening of tourism […]

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Minister for Maritime Affairs announces new shipping policy

August 7, 2020 |

Islamabad, August 07, 2020 (PPI-OT): Minister for Maritime Affairs Ali Zaidi has announced new shipping policy, under which incentives have been provided to private shipping companies. Addressing a news conference along with Advisor on Commerce Abdul Razzak Dawood in Islamabad on Friday, he said the government wants to involve private sector in the shipping business. […]

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Uniform education system prerequisite to end discrimination in society: Prime Minister

August 7, 2020 |

Islamabad, August 07, 2020 (PPI-OT): Prime Minister Imran Khan has underscored that a uniform education system is a must to end discrimination in the society. He was chairing a meeting in Lahore today, which reviewed education reforms in Punjab province. He said genuine development is possible only through education. Imran Khan directed to provide facilities […]

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Foreign Minister, Chairman Kashmir Committee discuss HR violations in IIOJK

August 7, 2020 |

Islamabad, August 07, 2020 (PPI-OT): Chairman Kashmir Committee Shehryar Afridi held a meeting with Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi in Islamabad today (Friday) and discussed matters pertaining to human rights violations in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir. Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said discussion on Kashmir dispute at the UN Security Council for the […]

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