Finance Minister expresses satisfaction over progress of track and trace system

Minister for Finance and Revenue Miftah Ismail held a meeting with Executive vice President of Authentix, Tim Driscoll in Islamabad on Monday. Senior Vice President Strategy and Corporate Development of Authentix Sten Bertelsen, General Manager Pakista…

Minister for Finance and Revenue Miftah Ismail held a meeting with Executive vice President of Authentix, Tim Driscoll in Islamabad on Monday.

Senior Vice President Strategy and Corporate Development of Authentix Sten Bertelsen, General Manager Pakistan of Authentix Zafar Masood and other senior officers from Finance division attended the meeting.

The delegation of Authentix briefed the Finance Minister about the updated status of track and trace system in major four sectors namely cement, sugar, fertilizer and tobacco.

It was shared that TTS system is beneficial for FBR to minimize tax evasion in the targeted sectors.

The Finance Minister expressed satisfaction over the progress of this system and emphasized that this system is imperative for controlling the tax evasion and illicit trade of various products.

The Finance Minister directed the delegation to ensure full implementation of this system at earliest time possible for improving overall revenue and curbing the untaxed products in the market.

Source: Radio Pakistan

NHA refutes news reports circulating on social media about closure of highways

The National Highway Authority (NHA) has refuted the news reports circulating on social media about closure of highways.In a statement on Monday, the NHA spokesperson said Multan-Sukkur motorway, Islamabad-Peshawar motorway and Karachi-Lahore-Peshawar …

The National Highway Authority (NHA) has refuted the news reports circulating on social media about closure of highways.

In a statement on Monday, the NHA spokesperson said Multan-Sukkur motorway, Islamabad-Peshawar motorway and Karachi-Lahore-Peshawar national highway are open.

The spokesperson asked the public to ignore fake news circulating on social media. However, the spokesperson appealed the public to avoid unnecessary travelling in current situation of flood and rains.

The spokesperson asked public to call at NHA Flood Emergency center before travelling to get proper information about roads clearance. The numbers are; 051-9032815 and 051-9032808.

Source: Radio Pakistan

Defence Minister calls for unity to steer Pakistan out of prevailing testing times

Defense Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif says Pakistan is passing through a difficult time and it is imperative to stay united.Addressing a news conference in Sialkot on Monday, he said millions of people are awaiting help after the destruction caused by…

Defense Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif says Pakistan is passing through a difficult time and it is imperative to stay united.

Addressing a news conference in Sialkot on Monday, he said millions of people are awaiting help after the destruction caused by flood.

He urged all political parties to avoid pursuing the interests which are against the state.

The Defense Minister said that the current situation demands that we must think in the motherland.

Source: Radio Pakistan

Corps Commander Peshawar interacts with flood affected people of Swat

Commander Peshawar Corps Lieutenant General Hassan Azhar Hayat visited the flood affected areas in Swat Valley.According to ISPR, the Commander interacted with the flood effected people and tourists who were evacuated by Pakistan Army from Kalam and Ku…

Commander Peshawar Corps Lieutenant General Hassan Azhar Hayat visited the flood affected areas in Swat Valley.

According to ISPR, the Commander interacted with the flood effected people and tourists who were evacuated by Pakistan Army from Kalam and Kumrat.

He also met the locals and troops busy in rescue, relief and rehabilitation efforts.

Source: Radio Pakistan

Pakistan Navy continues relief operation in Sindh’s remote areas

Pakistan Navy personnel conducted relief operation for the people including elders, children and women from Christian and Hindu communities in Matli area of Badin.According to Pakistan Navy, these people were trapped in floodwater for two days.Pakistan…

Pakistan Navy personnel conducted relief operation for the people including elders, children and women from Christian and Hindu communities in Matli area of Badin.

According to Pakistan Navy, these people were trapped in floodwater for two days.

Pakistan Navy team promptly reacted on the request of these flood victims and provided them basic necessities.

Medical Camps by Pakistan Navy which especially include lady doctor and female paramedical staff are working in different flood affected areas.

Mobile Medical Service through boats has also been started by Pakistan Navy to provide medical assistance to stranded populace and to rescue the patients from doorstep.

Pakistan Navy teams are rescuing stranded families from flooded areas and shifting them to safer places.

Pakistan Navy troops are also distributing ration bags, cooked food, fresh drinking water and other necessities to locals.

Civil Administration and people of these areas applauded the efforts of Pakistan in the hour of need.

Source: Radio Pakistan

Saudi Arabia expresses condolences with President Alvi over deaths due to floods in Pakistan

Saudi King and Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman have expressed their condolences and sympathies with President Dr Arif Alvi over the loss of lives and injures to scores of people in the…

Saudi King and Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman have expressed their condolences and sympathies with President Dr Arif Alvi over the loss of lives and injures to scores of people in the recent floods, inundating different regions of Pakistan.

In their separate messages, the King and the Crown Prince expressed profound sorrow and sincere sympathy to the President of Pakistan, families of the deceased and the friendly people of Pakistan.

They also prayed for the deceased and wished speedy recovery of the injured people.

Source: Radio Pakistan

British Queen expresses solidarity with Pakistan amidst flood-caused destruction

British Queen Elizabeth has expressed solidarity with Pakistan amidst flood-caused destruction.In a message to the President of Pakistan Dr. Arif Alvi, Britain’s Queen Elizabeth said that the United Kingdom stands in solidarity with Pakistan as it reco…

British Queen Elizabeth has expressed solidarity with Pakistan amidst flood-caused destruction.

In a message to the President of Pakistan Dr. Arif Alvi, Britain’s Queen Elizabeth said that the United Kingdom stands in solidarity with Pakistan as it recovers from these terrible events.

She said she is deeply saddened to hear of the tragic loss of life and destruction caused by the floods across Pakistan.

The queen said my thoughts are with all those who have been affected, as well as those working in difficult circumstances to support the recovery efforts.

Source: Radio Pakistan