Pakistanis Protest Surge in Electricity Bills

Pakistanis are angry about a sudden increase in their electricity bills. In daily protests that began in late August, people are demanding the government take back the new charges that have made electricity almost unaffordable for many. VOA’s Pakistan …

Pakistanis are angry about a sudden increase in their electricity bills. In daily protests that began in late August, people are demanding the government take back the new charges that have made electricity almost unaffordable for many. VOA’s Pakistan bureau chief Sarah Zaman explains why this crisis has emerged. Camera: Wajid Asad

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Steps to be taken to improve quality of education: Madad Ali Sindhi

Federal Minister for Education and Professional Training Madad Ali Sindhi has said Pakistan can be made a developed nation only by improving the quality of education.Addressing a national seminar on the occasion of the 139th Foundation Day of Sindh Ma…

Federal Minister for Education and Professional Training Madad Ali Sindhi has said Pakistan can be made a developed nation only by improving the quality of education.

Addressing a national seminar on the occasion of the 139th Foundation Day of Sindh Madresstul Islam University in Karachi on Friday, he said despite the limited powers of the Ministry concrete steps would be taken for improving the quality of education in the country.

Federal Minister said people who are torchbearers for the nation are remembered in history and the name of Hassanally Effendi was on the top of the list among those who had worked in the field of education.

He announced that the Federal Education Ministry will soon organize an interprovincial conference on education in Islamabad in which academicians, educational experts, professors and vice-chancellors of all varsities will be invited so that a framework would be devised for the promotion of education in the country.

The Minister also presented souvenirs to the distinguished guests on the occasion.

Source: Radio Pakistan

Pakistan urges Indian Govt to give unhindered access to family Gilani for his final resting place

Pakistan has urged the Indian Government to give unhindered access to family and followers of iconic Kashmiri leader Syed Ali Shah Gilani, for his final resting place.At her weekly news briefing in Islamabad on Friday, Foreign Office Spokesperson Mumt…

Pakistan has urged the Indian Government to give unhindered access to family and followers of iconic Kashmiri leader Syed Ali Shah Gilani, for his final resting place.

At her weekly news briefing in Islamabad on Friday, Foreign Office Spokesperson Mumtaz Zahra Baloch said Syed Ali Shah Gilani was a true voice and face of the Kashmiris' struggle for their rights and freedom.

She said the unflinching commitment of Syed Ali Gilani to the Kashmiris' right to self-determination, in the face of persistent persecution and tremendous personal hardship, has inspired generations of Kashmiris in resisting the occupation and tyranny.

The Spokesperson said Syed Ali Gilani will be remembered for his matchless sacrifices and unconditional love for Kashmir and for Pakistan.

Mumtaz Zahra Baloch said today on second death anniversary of Syed Ali Gilani, we pay rich tribute to his life-long dedication for justice and freedom and reaffirm our support to the people of Illegally Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

Replying to a question, she said India must rescind its illegal act of 5th of August, 2019 and create an environment for peace and dialogue in the region.

Replying another query about recent statement of Indian Minister for External Affairs, the Spokesperson said it is nothing new. He has used undiplomatic language against Pakistan on a number of occasions and we regret it.

Source: Radio Pakistan

Pakistan Announces Playing XI for Tomorrow’s Asia Cup Match Against India

The biggest rivalry in the world of cricket is finally back and Pakistan team management has decided to stick with the same playing XI for their highly anticipated second match of the Asia Cup against arch-rivals India. Pakistan enjoyed a convincing v…

The biggest rivalry in the world of cricket is finally back and Pakistan team management has decided to stick with the same playing XI for their highly anticipated second match of the Asia Cup against arch-rivals India. Pakistan enjoyed a convincing victory in the previous match against Nepal, and it highlights the team’s confidence in their current lineup.

After a comprehensive win in their opening match of the Asia Cup, Pakistan’s management has opted not to tinker with the winning combination.

Pakistan will be relying on their star pacers, including Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf, and Naseem Shah to maintain a tight grip on the game, while the batters will aim to set a challenging target or chase down any total India may set.

Here’s the playing XI Pakistan will go with against a formidable Indian team:

Imam-ul-Haq

Fakhar Zaman

Babar Azam (c)

Mohammad Rizwan

Iftikhar Ahmed

Salman Ali Agha

Shadab Khan

Mohammad Nawaz

Shaheen Afridi

Haris Rauf

Naseem ShahThe cricketing world is eagerly anticipating the clash between Pakistan and India. The match is scheduled for Saturday at 2:30 pm in Pallekele.

Note here that there are chances of rain tonight and even tomorrow in the Sri Lankan city, however, fans are still hopeful that it will be an action-packed day tomorrow.

Source: ProPakistani

Pakistan’s envoy briefs PM on preparations for UNGA session

Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Munir Akram called on Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar in Islamabad on Friday.During the meeting, he briefed the Prime Minister about the preparations regarding the upcoming UN Gene…

Pakistan's Permanent Representative to the United Nations Munir Akram called on Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar in Islamabad on Friday.

During the meeting, he briefed the Prime Minister about the preparations regarding the upcoming UN General Assembly Session.

The Prime Minister commended Munir Akram for effectively representing Pakistan at the UN platform.

Meanwhile, notables from Balochistan Jahanzeb Khan Nasar and Yahya Nasar also called on caretaker Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar in Islamabad on Friday.

Source: Radio Pakistan

Caretaker FM, Iraqi Ambassador discuss Pak-Iraq relations

Iraqi Ambassador Hamid Abbas Lafta called on Caretaker Foreign Minister Jalil Abass Jilani in Islamabad on Friday.They discussed Pakistan-Iraq relations and the importance of exploring new areas of cooperation in diverse fields.Source: Radio Pakistan

Iraqi Ambassador Hamid Abbas Lafta called on Caretaker Foreign Minister Jalil Abass Jilani in Islamabad on Friday.

They discussed Pakistan-Iraq relations and the importance of exploring new areas of cooperation in diverse fields.

Source: Radio Pakistan

PM to pay three-day official visit to Nairobi, Kenya from Monday

Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar will pay a three-day official visit to Nairobi, Kenya from Monday to participate in the Africa Climate Summit.According to Foreign Office Spokesperson Mumtaz Zahra Baloch, Foreign Minister Jalil Abbas Jilani will acc…

Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar will pay a three-day official visit to Nairobi, Kenya from Monday to participate in the Africa Climate Summit.

According to Foreign Office Spokesperson Mumtaz Zahra Baloch, Foreign Minister Jalil Abbas Jilani will accompany the Prime Minister in the visit.

The visit is taking place at the invitation of President William Samoei Ruto of Kenya.

At the Summit, the Prime Minister will articulate Pakistan’s perspective on the global climate crisis and highlight our national efforts to rebuild in a climate-resilient manner after last year’s devastating floods.

Prime Minister’s key messages in Nairobi would include the need for enhanced climate cooperation at all levels to confront the common challenge of Climate Change in an effective manner.

In Nairobi, the Prime Minister is also expected to hold a series of bilateral meetings with his counterparts from Africa, including Kenya, and with other high-level dignitaries.

The Africa Climate Summit is the initiative of Kenya and the African Union.

Pakistan’s high-level participation in the Summit is not only in keeping with its traditionally proactive climate diplomacy, but is also in line with the ‘Look Africa’ outlook for enhanced engagement with countries in Africa.

Source: Radio Pakistan

Caretaker Health Minister lauds WHO support in dealing with COVID-19, Polio

WHO Representative in Pakistan Dr Palitha Mahipala called on caretaker Minister for National Health Services Dr Nadeem Jan in Islamabad today and discussed measures taken for improvement of the health sector.The Federal Minister was appreciative of th…

WHO Representative in Pakistan Dr Palitha Mahipala called on caretaker Minister for National Health Services Dr Nadeem Jan in Islamabad today and discussed measures taken for improvement of the health sector.

The Federal Minister was appreciative of the support extended by the WHO to Pakistan in every difficult hour. He said services of the WHO in dealing with the outbreak of Coronavirus and polio eradication efforts are commendable.

Source: Radio Pakistan