President, PM pay tribute to Pak army soldier martyred in Bannu operation

President Dr Arif Alvi expressed deep grief and sorrow over the martyrdom of a soldier during the security operation in Bannu.He paid tribute to the services and sacrifice of the Muhammad Waseem.The President prayed for the high ranks of the departed s…

President Dr Arif Alvi expressed deep grief and sorrow over the martyrdom of a soldier during the security operation in Bannu.

He paid tribute to the services and sacrifice of the Muhammad Waseem.

The President prayed for the high ranks of the departed souls and for the bereaved families to bear the loss with fortitude.

Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif has also paid tribute to the martyred soldier Muhammad Waseem.

In a statement, he said sacrifices of soldiers of Pakistan Army for security of the country cannot be forgotten.

Source: Radio Pakistan

President, PM pledge to take Pakistan on path of prosperity

President Dr Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif have felicitated the nation and international community on beginning of the New Year and prayed for development, progress and prosperity of Pakistan as well as peace in the world.In their separat…

President Dr Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif have felicitated the nation and international community on beginning of the New Year and prayed for development, progress and prosperity of Pakistan as well as peace in the world.

In their separate new year's messages, they stressed the need to work together to make Pakistan the cradle of peace, prosperity and development.

The President in his message said the nation faced various challenges last year but overcame difficult situations due to the hard work, sacrifice, determination and resilience.

He said in the new year, as a nation we must set our priorities correctly to overcome the challenges facing the nation.

The President said we need national solidarity, unity, discipline, persistent hard work, passion and dedication to make Pakistan a prosperous, developed, democratic and stable country.

The Prime Minister in his message hoped that the new year would prove to be the year of ending hunger, war, terrorism, crime, sectarianism and class division from the whole world, including Pakistan.

The Prime Minister reiterated his resolve to work day and night for improvement of economic situation of the country, rehabilitation of flood victims, end of terrorism and reduction in sufferings of the people.

In his video message, Speaker National Assembly Raja Pervaiz Ashraf has extended his hearty New Year greetings to the entire Pakistani nation.

He expressed hope that this year will bring prosperity and peace to beloved country.

Meanwhile, in a tweet, Minister for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb wished all a happy New Year and prayed that humanity may get rid of inflation, terrorism, cruelty, injustice, lies, and hatred.

Source: Radio Pakistan

Dar directs FBR to achieve true tax potential

Minister for Finance and Revenue Ishaq Dar has directed Federal Board of Revenue to increase its efforts to achieve the true tax potential in the country.He gave these directives while chairing a meeting on the revenue performance of FBR in Islamabad.T…

Minister for Finance and Revenue Ishaq Dar has directed Federal Board of Revenue to increase its efforts to achieve the true tax potential in the country.

He gave these directives while chairing a meeting on the revenue performance of FBR in Islamabad.

The Finance Minister appreciated the FBR team for its efforts to meet the targets.

Chairman FBR Asim Ahmad gave a detailed presentation on revenue targets and performance of FBR for the months of November and December 2022.

Source: Radio Pakistan

USC to provide essential commodities on subsidized rates

Under the Prime Minister’s Relief Package, essential food items will be provided at subsidized rates at the Utility Stores Corporation outlets across the country from Sunday.Keeping in mind the difficulties and problems faced by the people, Prime Minis…

Under the Prime Minister's Relief Package, essential food items will be provided at subsidized rates at the Utility Stores Corporation outlets across the country from Sunday.

Keeping in mind the difficulties and problems faced by the people, Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif has announced to provide targeted subsidies on basic food items through Utility Stores Corporation. These items include flour, sugar, ghee, rice, and pulses.

Consumers enrolled in the Benazir Income support Program are elagible to get the food items on subsidized rates from the Utility Stores outlets.

Meanwhile, the Utility Stores Corporation has asked its all consumers and customers to SMS their Computerized National Identity Card numbers from their mobile phones to 5566 and they will receive a one-time password after which they can avail subsidy and purchase items.

Source: Radio Pakistan

Pakistan, India exchange lists of nuclear installations, facilities

Pakistan and India have exchanged lists of nuclear installations and facilities under the Agreement on Prohibition of Attacks against Nuclear Installations and Facilities.The Agreement on Prohibition of Attacks against Nuclear Installations and Facilit…

Pakistan and India have exchanged lists of nuclear installations and facilities under the Agreement on Prohibition of Attacks against Nuclear Installations and Facilities.

The Agreement on Prohibition of Attacks against Nuclear Installations and Facilities between Pakistan and India was signed on 31st December 1988 and ratified on 27th January 1991.

The Agreement, inter alia, provides that both countries shall inform each other of their nuclear installations and facilities, falling within its definition, on 1st January of each calendar year.

Pursuant to the Agreement, the list of nuclear installations and facilities in Pakistan was officially handed over to a representative of the Indian High Commission in Islamabad at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Sunday.

Simultaneously, the Indian Ministry of External Affairs also handed over the list of India’s nuclear installations and facilities to a representative of the Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi.

The practice of exchanging the lists has been continuing since 1st January 1992.

Source: Radio Pakistan

Pakistan Railways mulling multiple options to generate revenue

Pakistan Railways is considering various options for branding several passenger trains and railway platforms to generate maximum revenue for the department.Ministry of Railways official told newsmen that the measure being taken on the directives of Rai…

Pakistan Railways is considering various options for branding several passenger trains and railway platforms to generate maximum revenue for the department.

Ministry of Railways official told newsmen that the measure being taken on the directives of Railways Minister Saad Rafique will also allow private firms to advertise their products for this purpose.

Pakistan Railways is also planning to upgrade its five major railway stations across the country on modern lines to facilitate the passengers and help the department to generate more revenue.

The official said the government is taking several steps to improve the performance of Pakistan Railways and would provide maximum facilities to the masses.

Source: Radio Pakistan

Info Minister slams PTI Chief’s senseless tweet on occasion of New Year

Minister for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb castigated Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan for his senseless tweet on the occasion of New Year.In a tweet, she said Imran Khan is a strange person having no feelings for happy oc…

Minister for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb castigated Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan for his senseless tweet on the occasion of New Year.

In a tweet, she said Imran Khan is a strange person having no feelings for happy occasions.

The Minister said that a person like Imran who did not know how to share others’ happiness and sorrow, how would he think about the betterment of 220 million people.

Source: Radio Pakistan