Govt striving hard to steer Pakistan out of crises: Kaira

Adviser to the Prime Minister on Azad Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan Affairs Qamar Zaman Kaira says coalition government is striving hard to steer the country out of the mammoth challenges.Addressing the inauguration ceremony of different development pro…

Adviser to the Prime Minister on Azad Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan Affairs Qamar Zaman Kaira says coalition government is striving hard to steer the country out of the mammoth challenges.

Addressing the inauguration ceremony of different development projects in Lala Musa on Sunday, he said that we took the charge of government in a very critical situation when financial situation and foreign policy of the country were destroyed by PTI government.

He strongly criticized the PTI Chief Imran Khan over spreading anarchist agenda in the country. The Advisor said that PTI government delayed the CPEC projects which caused irreparable loss to the country.

He said that coalition government is taking difficult decisions in the larger interest of the country.

Source: Radio Pakistan

Masood expresses grief over demise of Ex-Consul Dr Inayat

Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United States Masood Khan has expressed deep grief and sorrow over the demise of former Honorary Consul of Pakistan in Philadelphia Dr. Inayat Hussain Kathio.He died at the age of 69 due to cardiac issues.In his tweet, the …

Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United States Masood Khan has expressed deep grief and sorrow over the demise of former Honorary Consul of Pakistan in Philadelphia Dr. Inayat Hussain Kathio.

He died at the age of 69 due to cardiac issues.

In his tweet, the Ambassador said that we mourn the passing away of a great community leader – Dr Inayat Kathio. He said that the former Honorary Consul was a mentor to hundreds, champion of Pakistani American causes, a devoted family man.

He was appointed as Honorary Consul of Pakistan in Philadelphia in recognition of his countless services for Pak-American community.

Source: Radio Pakistan

Pakistan welcomes China’s latest COVID policy: Ambassador

Pakistan says China’s recent COVID policy will significantly contribute to the recovery and growth of the world economy.In an interview with Global Times, Pakistan Ambassador to China Moin ul Haque welcomed the revised measures announced by China in it…

Pakistan says China’s recent COVID policy will significantly contribute to the recovery and growth of the world economy.

In an interview with Global Times, Pakistan Ambassador to China Moin ul Haque welcomed the revised measures announced by China in its fight against the COVID-19 and said that Pakistan is opposed to the politicization of the pandemic.

He said recent adjustments that China made are reflective of the latest pandemic situation and are based on scientific and rational analysis.

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Planning Ministry reconstitutes high-powered advisory committee

The Ministry of Planning, Development and Special Initiatives has reconstituted a high-powered advisory committee that will guide the Ministry in policy formulation and implementation.Federal Planning and Development Minister Ahsan Iqbal will be the ch…

The Ministry of Planning, Development and Special Initiatives has reconstituted a high-powered advisory committee that will guide the Ministry in policy formulation and implementation.

Federal Planning and Development Minister Ahsan Iqbal will be the chairperson of the 31-member advisory committee.

The members of the committee consist of government officials, parliamentarians, leading economic experts, businessmen and educationists from home and abroad.

The Committee will work as a strategic think tank on policy issues to promote public and private interface and develop a participatory approach in decision-making.

The federal secretaries of various Federal Ministries and Divisions will also be invited to the committee meetings as and when needed.

Source: Radio Pakistan

MoFA launches song to highlight flood victims’ trauma

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has launched a song “Aao Hum Kucch Aisa Karein” to highlight flood victims’ trauma and appeals to the spirit of giving and moral imperative of helping those in difficulty.According to the Foreign Office Spokesperson, the…

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has launched a song “Aao Hum Kucch Aisa Karein” to highlight flood victims' trauma and appeals to the spirit of giving and moral imperative of helping those in difficulty.

According to the Foreign Office Spokesperson, the track was launched in view of the Conference on Climate Resilient Pakistan being held in Geneva tomorrow.

It was penned, composed and sung by Shakeel Asghar Malik, who is an officer of Foreign Service of Pakistan.

The song, captioned in English as ‘Acts of Humanity’, is dedicated to the victims of recent floods in Pakistan and appeals to the spirit of giving and moral imperative of helping those in difficulty.

The soulful music track has been designed and recorded under the supervision of veteran music maestro Mujahid Hussain.

Source: Radio Pakistan

At UN, Pakistan condemns Israeli Minister’s visit to Al-Aqsa Mosque compound

At the United Nations, Pakistan has condemned the visit to the al-Aqsa Mosque compound by Israel’s new far-right security minister.Speaking for the OIC group at the United Nations, deputy permanent representative of Pakistan to the UN Ambassador Aamir …

At the United Nations, Pakistan has condemned the visit to the al-Aqsa Mosque compound by Israel's new far-right security minister.

Speaking for the OIC group at the United Nations, deputy permanent representative of Pakistan to the UN Ambassador Aamir Khan said we strongly demand that such acts have to be stopped and they have to be stopped, forthwith.

The Pakistani envoy said that the OIC group met prior to the Security Council meeting at the request of Palestine's Permanent Observer to the UN Ambassador Riaz Mansour, and strongly condemned Israel minister Itamar Ben-Gviri's action.

He said we have to deal with such situations with the strength and the force of international law.

Source: Radio Pakistan

PM leaves for Geneva to co-host Int’l Conference on Resilient Pakistan along with UNSG

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has left for Geneva to co-host International Conference on Climate Resilient Pakistan along with UN Secretary General. A high-level delegation, comprising Federal Ministers Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Ishaq Dar, Sherry Rehman …

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has left for Geneva to co-host International Conference on Climate Resilient Pakistan along with UN Secretary General.

A high-level delegation, comprising Federal Ministers Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Ishaq Dar, Sherry Rehman and Marriyum Aurangzeb, is also accompanying the Prime Minister.

Meanwhile, the Prime Minister while announcing it on Twitter wrote that we will present the case of flood victims before the world.

He said he will also throw light on steps taken by the government for relief and rehabilitation of the flood-affected people.

Shehbaz Sharif said we will place comprehensive post-disaster framework plan for recovery, rehabilitation and reconstruction with resilience before development partners and friendly countries.

He said bridging funding gap is the key to restore critical infrastructure, rebuild lives, livelihoods and revive economy.

The Prime Minister said humanity is at an inflection point in world history.

He said our actions today will shape the resilient future for our succeeding generations.

He said millions of Pakistanis affected by unprecedented devastation look for compassion and solidarity to build back better.

In the Conference, Pakistan will present the contribution to Pakistan's reconstruction and rehabilitation at the Conference, and seek international support and long-term partnerships for its implementation.

The Conference programme will feature a high-level opening segment, to be co-chaired by the Prime Minister and the UN Secretary General, followed by the official launch of the plan "contribution to Pakistan's reconstruction and rehabilitation" and partner support announcements.

At the Conference, the Prime Minister will outline Pakistan’s vision for rehabilitating the affected population and reconstructing the damaged infrastructure in a resilient manner, with the support of development partners, and the country’s transition towards a more dynamic and sustainable economic development model.

The Prime Minister and the UN Secretary General will also hold a joint press stakeout.

Heads of States and Governments, Ministers and high-level representatives from several countries and International Financial Institutions, Foundations and Funds, as well as from international development organisations, private sector, civil society and International NGOs will participate in the Conference.

Source: Radio Pakistan