Rain with wind and thundershower expected in ICT, Punjab, KP, GB & Kashmir

Rain with wind and thundershower is expected in Potohar region, Islamabad, upper Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Gilgit Baltistan and Kashmir during the next twelve hours.Hot and humid weather is expected elsewhere in the country.Temperature of some major…

Rain with wind and thundershower is expected in Potohar region, Islamabad, upper Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Gilgit Baltistan and Kashmir during the next twelve hours.

Hot and humid weather is expected elsewhere in the country.

Temperature of some major cities recorded this morning:

Islamabad twenty-four degree centigrade, Lahore and Karachi twenty-eight, Peshawar twenty-five, Quetta twenty-two,Gilgit nineteen, Murree sixteen and Muzaffarabad twenty degree centigrade.

According to weather forecast of Met office for Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir, partly cloudy weather with chances of rain-wind and thundershower is expected in Srinagar, Jammu and Leh, while cloudy weather with chances of rain, wind and thundershower in Pulwama , Anantnag, Shopian and Baramula.

Temperature recorded this morning:

Srinagar, Pulwama and Baramula fifteen degree centigrade, Jammu twenty-four, Leh ten, Shopian and Anantnag fourteen degree centigrade.

Source: Radio Pakistan

Christian community delegation calls on KP Governor in Peshawar

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Haji Ghulam Ali says educational institutes managed by Christian churches are playing vital role for development of education sector in the province.Talking to a representative delegation of Christian community in Peshawar …

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Haji Ghulam Ali says educational institutes managed by Christian churches are playing vital role for development of education sector in the province.

Talking to a representative delegation of Christian community in Peshawar on Sunday, he said these educational institutes are also rendering valuable services in increasing the country's literacy rate.

Expressing regret over the Jaranwala incident, the Governor said that all schools of thought have expressed solidarity with the Christian community and assured them that they are not alone and the entire nation is with them.

The Governor assured the delegation his full cooperation to resolve the problems being faced by educational institutes managed by Christian churches in the province.

Source: Radio Pakistan

Pak Army’s rescue, relief efforts continue in areas inundated by flood water

Pakistan Army’s rescue and relief efforts are continuing in low-lying areas, which have been inundated by flood water released in the Sutlej River by India.In this connection, the troops are also engaged in distribution of free ration; besides, carryi…

Pakistan Army’s rescue and relief efforts are continuing in low-lying areas, which have been inundated by flood water released in the Sutlej River by India.

In this connection, the troops are also engaged in distribution of free ration; besides, carrying out rescue operation and running free medical camps for the flood affected people in Khairpur Tammay Wali, Hasilpur, and Bahawalnagar.

The Army troops, with the help of the local administration, shifted people to safer places from flood-hit areas of Mailsi, Chishtian, Minchanabad, Vehari, Pakpattan, Hasilpur, Arifwala, and head Sulaimanki.

The Pakistan Army has established a large number of medical camps to provide free medical assistance to protect people from waterborne diseases and epedemics during the flood.

Source: Radio Pakistan

Caretaker PM vows to utilise all available resources for development of Balochistan

Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar has vowed to utilize all available resources for development of Balochistan.Talking to tribal elders in Quetta, he expressed government’s resolve to develop infrastructure and provide all resources includin…

Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar has vowed to utilize all available resources for development of Balochistan.

Talking to tribal elders in Quetta, he expressed government's resolve to develop infrastructure and provide all resources including electricity and water in the province to ensure its vibrant role in national economy.

The Prime Minister said government will take steps on priority basis for bolstering Foreign Direct Investment, provision of the employment opportunities and for the progress of agriculture and industrial sectors of the Balochistan.

Terming the progress of Balochistan as inevitable for the overall progress of country, Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar expressed resolve to provide equal opportunities to the youth of province.

Speaking on the occasion, the tribal elders extended felicitations to Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar for assuming the office of Caretaker Prime Minister and expressed good wishes.

Source: Radio Pakistan

Caretaker PM assures resolution of all issues of Balochistan

A delegation from Balochistan led by Sahibzada Muhammad Khan called on Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar in Quetta on Sunday.The delegation members congratulated Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar for assuming office of the interim Prime Minister and expr…

A delegation from Balochistan led by Sahibzada Muhammad Khan called on Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar in Quetta on Sunday.

The delegation members congratulated Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar for assuming office of the interim Prime Minister and expressed best wishes for him.

The apprised the Prime Minister of longstanding problems of the people of Balochistan.

The Prime Minister assured the delegation of early resolution of the problems being faced by the people of Balochistan.

Source: Radio Pakistan

Govt Employees Used Free Electricity Worth Rs. 8 Billion in 2022

Employees of electricity distribution companies (DISCOs) consumed free electricity worth Rs. 8.19 billion in 2022, according to Senator Mushtaq Ahmed.In a post on X, the Senator highlighted that according to data provided by the National Electric Powe…

Employees of electricity distribution companies (DISCOs) consumed free electricity worth Rs. 8.19 billion in 2022, according to Senator Mushtaq Ahmed.

In a post on X, the Senator highlighted that according to data provided by the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA), power sector employees consumed 340 million free electricity units. As many as 189,000 employees benefited from free electricity units, he added.

The Senator also said that in the last 15 months, monetary losses on account of power theft have cost the country Rs. 500 billion. The Senator also highlighted that action was taken against 743 power sector employees for facilitating the theft of electricity.

Out of those who faced action, 422 belonged to Hyderabad Electric Supply Company (HESCO), 124 were working for Multan Electric Power Company (MEPCO), while 118 were employees of Lahore Electric Supply Company (LESCO).

How much free electricity do employees get?

According to Ahmed, Grade 16 officers are given 300 free units every month, Grade 17 officers get 450 units and Grade 18 officials are provided with 600 units every month.

Grade 19 and Grade 20 officers are provided with 880 units and 1,110 units respectively, while Grade 21 and 22 get 1,300 free units every month.

Source: Pro Pakistani

Commerce Minister Urges Textile Exporters to Focus on Value-Added Products

Interim Commerce Minister Dr Gohar Ejaz has urged textile exporters to shift their focus on the value-added products, including garments, to achieve the $80 billion export target.Talking to leading exporting during his visit to the All Pakistan Textil…

Interim Commerce Minister Dr Gohar Ejaz has urged textile exporters to shift their focus on the value-added products, including garments, to achieve the $80 billion export target.

Talking to leading exporting during his visit to the All Pakistan Textile Mills Association (APTMA) House on Saturday, the minister pledged to address concerns and challenges faced by entrepreneurs.

The minister also assured exporters of providing comprehensive assistance through the ministry’s trade and investment officers stationed in various international missions.

During the meeting, the importance of establishing efficient banking channels for seamless trade, particularly with Central Asian countries, was highlighted. The minister said this aligns with the government’s commitment to cultivating robust economic connections with nations in that region, further expanding Pakistan’s trade horizons.

The commerce minister added that his ministry was devising a plan to boost exports by extending all-out support to the industry stakeholders.

Talking to the media, he said that he had informed industrialists about his vision to increase Pakistan’s global exports to $80 billion, saying that the commerce ministry was vigorously preparing the framework, where special focus would be strategic export markets and potential products.

The EU-27 zone is the largest export destination for Pakistani businesses and the continuation of the GSP scheme will assist Pakistan, he added.

Source: Pro Pakistani

Price of Gold Increases by Over Rs. 7,500 Per Tola in One Week

The price of gold in Pakistan increased by Rs. 7,700 per tola during the outgoing week to close at Rs. 234,500 per tola.According to the data released by the All-Pakistan Sarafa Gems and Jewellers Association (APSGJA), the price of gold (24 carats) dr…

The price of gold in Pakistan increased by Rs. 7,700 per tola during the outgoing week to close at Rs. 234,500 per tola.

According to the data released by the All-Pakistan Sarafa Gems and Jewellers Association (APSGJA), the price of gold (24 carats) dropped by Rs. 1,000 per tola to Rs. 234,500.

The increase in price of the precious metal has been largely down to the rupee’s depreciation against the US dollar. The rupee is currently down to its all-time low of 301 against the US dollar.

This is the second consecutive increase in the price of gold on a weekly basis. Last week the price of gold had increased by Rs. 5,000 per tola. This means that in the last two weeks, gold has gained nearly Rs. 13,000 per tola.

According to gold traders, skyrocketing inflation means that currently, the market is seeing very few buyers while up to 80 percent of people who are visiting the gold markets these days are looking to sell gold, just to make ends meet.

Source: Pro Pakistani