Power supply to be fully restored by tonight: Dastgir

Minister for Energy Khurram Dastgir Khan has said that the power supply will be restored in the entire country by tonight.In a televised message, he said all technical teams of the Power Division have been mobilized to restore the power supply. He said…

Minister for Energy Khurram Dastgir Khan has said that the power supply will be restored in the entire country by tonight.

In a televised message, he said all technical teams of the Power Division have been mobilized to restore the power supply. He said the power transmission system is intact and we are trying to restart power generation plants.

The Minister said power supply in parts of Balochistan and Punjab has been restored, while partial restoration of power supply to K-Electric has also begun.

He said on the directions of Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, a three-member inquiry team has been constituted to investigate the causes behind the breakdown.

Source: Radio Pakistan

Pakistan Army soldier martyred in Bannu IED explosion

An improvised explosive device exploded in general area Jani Khel of Bannu District on Monday.According to ISPR, Sepoy Gul Sher embraced shahadat in the incident.Sanitization of the area is being carried out to eliminate any terrorists in the area.Sour…

An improvised explosive device exploded in general area Jani Khel of Bannu District on Monday.

According to ISPR, Sepoy Gul Sher embraced shahadat in the incident.

Sanitization of the area is being carried out to eliminate any terrorists in the area.

Source: Radio Pakistan

Islamabad in touch with Afghanistan, Iran to jointly defeat terrorism: Asif

Defence Minister Khawaja Asif has said Pakistan is in contact with Afghanistan and Iran so that the territories of the three countries could not be used against each other by the terrorist groups.Addressing a news conference in Islamabad on Monday, he …

Defence Minister Khawaja Asif has said Pakistan is in contact with Afghanistan and Iran so that the territories of the three countries could not be used against each other by the terrorist groups.

Addressing a news conference in Islamabad on Monday, he said Pakistan enjoys fraternal relations both with Afghanistan and Iran.

Responding to a question, the Defence Minister said Pakistan has the safest nuclear program and the country has the capability to protect it. He said we will continue to meet the international obligations.

Turning to the political situation, the Defence Minister said all the legal and constitutional obligations will be fulfilled as regards to the elections in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. He said we have started preparations for these elections and a parliamentary board is also being constituted.

Felicitating the caretaker Chief Minister Punjab Mohsin Naqvi, he was confident that under him, free, fair and transparent elections will be held in the province. He said the decision of his appointment by the Election Commission is in accordance with the law and constitution and the due process was followed.

Commenting on the PTI’s decision to withdraw their resignations from the National Assembly, Khawaja Asif said Imran Khan is heading towards a complete failure and the repeated reversal of his decisions is a manifestation of it.

The Defence Minister said the PML-N’s narrative of giving respect to vote is intact as it is in accordance with the constitution.

Source: Radio Pakistan

PM felicitates Mohsin Naqvi on assuming office of caretaker Punjab CM

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has felicitated Mohsin Naqvi on assuming the office of caretaker Chief Minister Punjab.In a statement on Monday, he said Election Commission of Pakistan took the decision of the appointment of Punjab Chief Minister as per …

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has felicitated Mohsin Naqvi on assuming the office of caretaker Chief Minister Punjab.

In a statement on Monday, he said Election Commission of Pakistan took the decision of the appointment of Punjab Chief Minister as per law and constitution.

Welcoming the decision of the commission, the Prime Minister expressed hope that all requirements of free and fair elections will be fulfilled.

He also hoped that Mohsin Naqvi will fulfill his responsibility as per the requirements of the constitution.

Source: Radio Pakistan

President calls for imparting marketable skills to youth

President Dr Arif Alvi has called for imparting marketable skills to the youth through informal and formal education and skill development programs. He was talking to Chairman of National Commission for Human Development, retired, Colonel Dr. Amirul…

President Dr Arif Alvi has called for imparting marketable skills to the youth through informal and formal education and skill development programs.

He was talking to Chairman of National Commission for Human Development, retired, Colonel Dr. Amirullah Marwat in Islamabad on Monday.

The President highlighted the need for adopting innovative Information and Communication Technology tools for imparting education at grassroots level and ensuring 100 percent enrolment of children in schools.

He said a comprehensive system should be created in the country to retain professionals like doctors, engineers, IT specialists and persons with high levels of skills in other sectors to stop the brain drain of our precious human resource.

He said the Pakistani Diaspora, which is contributing its knowledge and expertise to the growth and development of its host countries, should be engaged to transfer their expertise to Pakistan through online and hybrid platforms.

The President also stressed on reducing the population growth by educating the people.

Source: Radio Pakistan

Ahsan calls for establishing social media cell to spread Islam’s messages

Planning Minister Ahsan Iqbal has called for establishing a social media cell to spread Islam’s message of tolerance and brotherhood at a wider level in different languages. Addressing Paigham-e-Pakistan conference in Islamabad on Monday, he said Ulema…

Planning Minister Ahsan Iqbal has called for establishing a social media cell to spread Islam's message of tolerance and brotherhood at a wider level in different languages.

Addressing Paigham-e-Pakistan conference in Islamabad on Monday, he said Ulema can play an important role in spreading this massage at the grass-root level.

He said an FM Radio channel can also be started for this purpose in the areas most affected by extremism.

Source: Radio Pakistan

FM arrives in Uzbekistan to attend meeting of ECO’s Council of Ministers

Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has arrived in Tashkent, Uzbekistan to attend the 26th Meeting of ECO Council of Ministers (COM).The theme of the two day conference is ‘Year of Strengthening Connectivity’.The Foreign Minister will address the C…

Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has arrived in Tashkent, Uzbekistan to attend the 26th Meeting of ECO Council of Ministers (COM).

The theme of the two day conference is 'Year of Strengthening Connectivity'.

The Foreign Minister will address the Council and separately hold bilateral meetings with participating ministers of member states and other dignitaries on the sidelines of the event. The Council of Ministers is the policy making forum of ECO that approves the decisions and annual work plan of the Organization.

As a founding member, Pakistan remains strongly committed to ECO which is aimed at promotion of effective regional cooperation, with special focus on communications, trade, culture and connectivity.

Source: Radio Pakistan