NEOC anticipates Monsoon rain wind/thundershower in upper parts till Sunday

National Disaster Management Authority’s National Emergencies Operation Center has anticipated Monsoon Rain wind/thundershower in Kashmir, Islamabad, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Central and Northeastern Punjab till Sunday with occasional gaps.

Consequently, …

National Disaster Management Authority's National Emergencies Operation Center has anticipated Monsoon Rain wind/thundershower in Kashmir, Islamabad, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Central and Northeastern Punjab till Sunday with occasional gaps. Consequently, Swat, Mingora, Battagram, Mardan, Swabi, Haripur, Abbottabad, Kashmir, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Chakwal, Jhelum, Gujranwala and Sialkot are expected to receive rain accumulation exceeding 50mm. It may cause increased water flow in local streams and nullahs creating flash flooding situations. The rainfall may cause urban flooding and increased water levels in nullahs, and strong winds and lightning strikes are also expected. The NDMA has issued instructions to all relevant departments to take necessary precautions to mitigate the possible effects of flooding and extreme weather. The public has been advised to take precautions to avoid flooding and to ensure their safety from lightning strikes. Avoid going outside during bad weather and keep a safe distance from e lectrical poles and wires. Source: Radio Pakistan

Salik stresses skill development for global market competition

Minister for Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development, Chaudhry Salik Hussain, has directed the Workers Welfare Fund to prioritize skill development initiatives and proposed collaboration with external companies to establish state-of-the-art…

Minister for Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development, Chaudhry Salik Hussain, has directed the Workers Welfare Fund to prioritize skill development initiatives and proposed collaboration with external companies to establish state-of-the-art skill development institutes. During his visit to the Workers Welfare Fund, the Minister expressed his appreciation for the Fund's overall achievements and emphasized the need to expedite the processing of welfare grants to ensure that workers benefit in the shortest possible time. He was briefed on the Fund's operations and achievements. During the briefing, the Minister highlighted that major economically developed countries, including Saudi Arabia, Germany, Korea, and Japan, are experiencing a shortage of skilled human capital. Highlighting the critical need for skill development globally, the Minister noted that economically strong countries are facing a shortage of skilled human capital. He stressed that Pakistan should seize this opportunity by focusi ng on skill development for its youth. The Minister's visit underscores the government's commitment to enhancing the welfare and development of workers in Pakistan, ensuring they are equipped with the necessary skills to compete in the global market. Source: Radio Pakistan

President, PM express wishes for Biden’s recovery from Covid

President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif have expressed good wishes for the early recovery of the US President Joe Biden, who has tested positive for COVID-19.

In a statement, the President conveyed his sincere hopes for President…

President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif have expressed good wishes for the early recovery of the US President Joe Biden, who has tested positive for COVID-19. In a statement, the President conveyed his sincere hopes for President Biden's good health and well-being. The Prime Minister conveyed these sentiments in a post on his X handle. Source: Radio Pakistan

PBS launches results of 7th Population & Housing Census

Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) has launched the detailed results of the 7th Population and Housing Census-2023.

According to the Census data, total population of the country stands at 241.49 million with 51.48 percent males and 48.51 percent fem…

Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) has launched the detailed results of the 7th Population and Housing Census-2023. According to the Census data, total population of the country stands at 241.49 million with 51.48 percent males and 48.51 percent females showing a gender ratio of 106.12. The average number of family members in Pakistan is 6.30 while the dominant religion is Islam representing 96 percent of the population. Age wise enumeration of population shows 36.47 million populace under five years, 97.53 million under 15 years, 62.58 million between 15 to 29 while 190.27 million is below 40 years of age. Literacy indicators show 61 percent of Pakistan's population aged ten years and above is literate. The census data shows that current population growth rate is 2.55 percent which is the highest in the region and if it continues, the country's population will be doubled by 2050. Population growth is adversely affecting the per capita income and standard of living of citizens. There is need to develop an effective strategy for population control for better distribution of resources and economic prosperity. Addressing the launching ceremony as chief guest in Islamabad today, Ahsan Iqbal said transparency was ensured in the country's first ever digital census through use of technology. He lauded the PBS, SUPARCO, security forces, field staff for successful conduct of the first digital population and housing census. Source: Radio Pakistan

Army continuing efforts to bring tribal youth into mainstream

Pakistan Army is continuing its efforts for bringing youth of tribal districts into the mainstream.

ISSB Cadre was conducted by Pakistan Army to prepare the youth of North Waziristan for commission in Army.

Fourteen candidates participated in the ca…

Pakistan Army is continuing its efforts for bringing youth of tribal districts into the mainstream. ISSB Cadre was conducted by Pakistan Army to prepare the youth of North Waziristan for commission in Army. Fourteen candidates participated in the cadre. The candidates were prepared for all the tests conducted during ISSB apart from final interview preparation. Source: Radio Pakistan

Pakistan, Romania agree to strengthen bilateral trade ties

Pakistan and Romania have agreed to strengthen bilateral trade and economic ties.

Embassy of Romania in Pakistan in this regard signed a memorandum of understanding with Pakistan Romania Business Council in Islamabad today.

The MoU signed was by Rom…

Pakistan and Romania have agreed to strengthen bilateral trade and economic ties. Embassy of Romania in Pakistan in this regard signed a memorandum of understanding with Pakistan Romania Business Council in Islamabad today. The MoU signed was by Romanian Charge D'Affaires Eduard-Robert PREDA, and Chairman of PRBC, Sohail Shamim establishes a framework for bilateral cooperation to promote and strengthen bilateral trade. Source: Radio Pakistan

Transparency ensured digital census: Ahsan

Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal has said transparency was ensured in the country’s first ever digital census through use of technology.

Launching the Digital Census Key Findings Report” in Islamabad today, he said the collaboration …

Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal has said transparency was ensured in the country's first ever digital census through use of technology. Launching the Digital Census Key Findings Report" in Islamabad today, he said the collaboration amongst different institutions facilitated the smooth conduct of the census. He said NADRA provided the expertise for the development of software for the census. Source: Radio Pakistan

Interior Minister approves conduct of National Drug Survey

Interior Minister Mohsin Naqvi has accorded approval in principle for the conduct of National Drug Survey.

Chairing a meeting of the committee for the National Drug Survey, in Islamabad, he directed to finalize matters related to survey within fiftee…

Interior Minister Mohsin Naqvi has accorded approval in principle for the conduct of National Drug Survey. Chairing a meeting of the committee for the National Drug Survey, in Islamabad, he directed to finalize matters related to survey within fifteen days. Under this exercise, data of persons using drugs will be collected. Mohsin Naqvi said the ANF and Pakistan Bureau of Statistics should jointly formulate the methodology, nature of data required, sample format and timeline for conducting the survey. He said the international development partners should also contacted for cooperation in the conduct of the survey. Mohsin Naqvi said the drug survey should be authentic and comprehensive, emphasizing it will ensure effective decision making against narcotics. He directed that apart from homes, data should also be collected from educational institutions, slums and other places. Mohsin Naqvi said there will be no compromise in the fight against drugs, saying it is the issue of the nation's future. The last national drug survey was conducted back in 2013. Source: Radio Pakistan