SMBZAN ICQ, NICVD sign MoU regarding treatment of children’s heart diseases

A memorandum of understanding has been signed between the Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Institute of Cardiology, Quetta (SMBZAN ICQ) and the National Institute of Cardiology and Vascular Diseases (NICVD), Karachi, regarding the treatment of child…

A memorandum of understanding has been signed between the Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Institute of Cardiology, Quetta (SMBZAN ICQ) and the National Institute of Cardiology and Vascular Diseases (NICVD), Karachi, regarding the treatment of children's heart diseases. NICVD Institute Karachi will initially provide a team of doctors every fortnight to Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Institute Quetta for Pediatric Cardiology. By providing a team of doctors, the state-of-the-art ICQ Hospital Quetta will provide free treatment facilities for children's heart diseases. More than 100 successful operations and 1300 angiography surgeries have so far been performed at ICQ. Along with cardiac surgeries, more than 500 successful angioplasty surgeries have also been performed. Source: Radio Pakistan

Caretaker PM reiterates support to foreign investors

Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar has expressed commitment to extend all possible support to investors to facilitate more Foreign Direct investment.

He was addressing the signing ceremony of a joint venture agreement between Pakistan Miner…

Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar has expressed commitment to extend all possible support to investors to facilitate more Foreign Direct investment. He was addressing the signing ceremony of a joint venture agreement between Pakistan Mineral Development Corporation and the US-based Miracle Saltworks Collective Incorporation to increase in the value of Himalayan Pink Salt and its export. He said investment of two hundred million dollars in this project is reposing confidence in government's economic policies. Anwaar ul Haq Kakar expressed resolve to utilize full potential of mining sector to accelerate economic growth. He said the government has introduced comprehensive reforms to provide level playing field for investors with transparent regulations, streamlined procedures and robust legal frameworks. Anwaar ul Haq Kakar also praised role of Special Investment Facilitation Council to create an enabling environment and facilitate foreign direct investment. Speaking on the occasion, Caretaker M inister for Energy Muhammad Ali said state of the art crushing and packaging plant will pave way for export and processing of pink salt. He said Pakistan has over fifty billion tons reserves of pink salt, whereas only four million tons is being extracted. The Minister said minerals currently contribute to one percent of the GDP and the target is to take this figure to roughly five percent in next five years. Earlier, Managing Director of the Pakistan Mineral Development Corporation Asad Ahmed and President of US-based Miracle Saltworks Collective Inc Ahmed Nadeem Khan signed the agreement for value addition of Himalayan Pink Salt. The ceremony was witnessed by the Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar, Energy Minister Muhammad Ali and relevant senior authorities. Source: Radio Pakistan

PMDC, American firm sign agreement to increase value of Himalayan Pink Salt

Pakistan and an American firm, Miracle Saltworks Collective Incorporation, signed an agreement in Islamabad today for value addition of Himalayan Pink Salt to increase its export.

Addressing the signing ceremony, Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Ha…

Pakistan and an American firm, Miracle Saltworks Collective Incorporation, signed an agreement in Islamabad today for value addition of Himalayan Pink Salt to increase its export. Addressing the signing ceremony, Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar said the agreement not only paves the way for export of our pink rock salt, but also symbolizes a landmark achievement for our nation's investment climate. He said two hundred million dollars investment in this initiative is a resounding vote of confidence in our economic policies as well as the investment friendly environment. Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar expressed the resolve to utilize the full potential of mining sector to become a new driver of Pakistan's economic growth. Counting on different measures to increase FDI in Pakistan, he said we have introduced comprehensive reforms to create a level playing field for the investors with transparent regulations, streamlined procedures and robust legal frameworks. Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar said the Special Investment Facilitation Council plays a pivotal role to create an enabling environment and facilitate foreign direct investment. He said established in June 2023 with a vision of whole of the government approach, the SIFC serves as one window operation to investors for their support. The Prime Minister said we stand committed to extend all possible support to investors to facilitate more Foreign Direct investment. Speaking on the occasion, Caretaker Minister for Energy Muhammad Ali said the state of the art crushing and packaging plant will pave the way for export and processing of pink salt rock in Pakistan. He said Pakistan has over 50 billion tons reserves of pink rock salt, whereas only four million tons is being extracted. The Minister said minerals currently contribute to one percent of the GDP and the target is to take this figure to roughly five percent in next five years. Highlighting the minerals potential of the country, he said Pakistan also has cooper and gold reserves and we are extracting cooper, sil ver, chromite, lead, zinc and graphite. He said we have unexplored reserves of Nickel, Lithium and Cobalt. Source: Radio Pakistan

President urges preventive care to address health-related issues

President Dr Arif Alvi has stressed need for adopting preventive care to address health-related challenges.

Addressing National Health Summit organized by Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Rawalpindi today, the president urged all stakeh…

President Dr Arif Alvi has stressed need for adopting preventive care to address health-related challenges. Addressing National Health Summit organized by Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Rawalpindi today, the president urged all stakeholders and business community to play their role in creating awareness about health-related issues including dental health, mental stress and population growth. Dr Arif Alvi said entire nation had set a precedent in the world with their collective efforts during Covid-19 pandemic and stressed that such a display of unity is critical to address disconcerting issues in education, health and economic sectors. Source: Radio Pakistan

World Day of Social Justice observed

World Day of Social Justice was observed across the globe was Tuesday.

This year the theme of the Day is “Bridging Gaps, Building Alliances.”

This theme emphasizes the importance of collaboration and partnership to address challenges facing the worl…

World Day of Social Justice was observed across the globe was Tuesday. This year the theme of the Day is "Bridging Gaps, Building Alliances." This theme emphasizes the importance of collaboration and partnership to address challenges facing the world today. The International Labour Organization marks the occasion this year with a series of six events held in major cities around the globe. On the World Day of Social Justice, India has deprived people of its Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir and minorities in the country especially Muslims of social justice and basic rights. In a statement in Srinagar, spokesman of the All Parties Hurriyat Conference said Kashmiris have been struggling for their rights for the past seven decades but India has been keeping them deprived of their UN-mandated rights under international law. Meanwhile, Muslim, Christian, Dalit, and Sikh communities have express profound fear and insecurity stemming from systemic oppression and government discriminatory policies. Source: Radio Pakistan

Candidates for reserved seats asked to submit election expenses by tomorrow

All the candidates for reserved seats of female and minority in both national and provincial assemblies have been asked to submit their election expenses with concerned Returning Officer till tomorrow.

In a press statement, Election Commission of Pak…

All the candidates for reserved seats of female and minority in both national and provincial assemblies have been asked to submit their election expenses with concerned Returning Officer till tomorrow. In a press statement, Election Commission of Pakistan has reminded all the candidates of reserved seats for women and minority whose names are included in Form 33 to submit their election expenses. In case of non-compliance of election code of conduct, the notification regarding winner of the seats will not be issued. Source: Radio Pakistan

PM to attend agreement signing ceremony b/w PMDC, American firm

Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar will participate, as the special guest, at the signing ceremony of the agreement about joint venture between Pakistan Mineral Development Corporation (PMDC) and an American firm, Miracle Saltworks Collectiv…

Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar will participate, as the special guest, at the signing ceremony of the agreement about joint venture between Pakistan Mineral Development Corporation (PMDC) and an American firm, Miracle Saltworks Collective Inc in Islamabad about increase in the value of Himalayan Pink Salt and it export. The Prime Minister will also address participants of the event to be organized under the auspices of the Ministry of Energy. Source: Radio Pakistan

Security forces kill terrorist in DI Khan operation

A terrorist named Muhammad Sohail has been killed by security forces in an intelligence based operation in Dera Ismail Khan District.

According to the ISPR, the killed terrorist remained actively involved in numerous terrorist activities against the …

A terrorist named Muhammad Sohail has been killed by security forces in an intelligence based operation in Dera Ismail Khan District. According to the ISPR, the killed terrorist remained actively involved in numerous terrorist activities against the law enforcement agencies as well as target killings of innocent civilians. Sanitization operation is being conducted to wipe out any other terrorist found in the area. Locals of the area appreciated the operation and expressed their full support to eliminate the menace of terrorism. Source: Radio Pakistan