Study visit of National Accountability Bureau trainees to ministry of law and justice

Islamabad, February 02, 2016 (PPI-OT): A study visit of NAB Trainees of Investigator Basic Induction Course (IBIC) Batch-VII was conducted today at the Ministry of Law and Justice. The Trainees […]

Islamabad, February 02, 2016 (PPI-OT): A study visit of NAB Trainees of Investigator Basic Induction Course (IBIC) Batch-VII was conducted today at the Ministry of Law and Justice. The Trainees were briefed by Additional Secretary, Ministry of Law and Justice, Mr. Saqib Aleem, while NAB delegation was led by Mr. Naveed Ashraf, Additional Director/ Course Coordinator, PTC Sihala. The briefing was also attended by Mr. Kashi-ur-Rehman, Additional Draftsman, Mr. Ahmad Raza Khan, Deputy Solicitor and Mr. Salahuddin, Deputy Secretary (PCT) from the Ministry of Law and Justice.

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UN, OIC asked to play role in stopping rights’ violations in IOK

Srinagar, January 17, 2016 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, senior Hurriyet leader, Shabbir Ahmad Shah while paying glowing tributes to the victims of Gowkadal, Handwara and Kupwara massacres has appealed to […]

Srinagar, January 17, 2016 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, senior Hurriyet leader, Shabbir Ahmad Shah while paying glowing tributes to the victims of Gowkadal, Handwara and Kupwara massacres has appealed to the international community to play its role in taking the perpetrators to their task.

In connection with 25th, 26th and 22nd anniversaries of the above said massacres, Shabbir Ahmad Shah in a statement issued in Srinagar, today, said that the United Nations, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation and Amnesty International should utilise their offices in bringing to book the perpetrators of these deadly massacres in Kashmir. He said, “Our hearts are filled with the memories of these martyrs and we are committed to fulfil their mission.” He appealed to the people to organize prayer meetings for these martyrs.

“The example of such brutal massacres is hard to find. The then Governor Jagmohan spread bloodshed which according to him was to teach Kashmiris a lesson by conferring unbridled powers to the Indian forces,” he added. Terming these massacres as holocaust, Shabbir Ahmad Shah deplored the silence of the world community on such barbaric acts in Kashmir.

He also took a dig at Indian media for resorting to biased approach vis-à-vis the massacres and killings in Kashmir. “During its fight with British Empire, India only saw Jalianwala Bagh massacre but in Kashmir, there are hundreds of Jalianwala Bagh massacres carried out by tens of thousands of Indian troops in the territory.”

“The officer involved in Gowkadal massacre had a spirit of General Dyer, who carried out Jalianwala Bagh. The massacres of Handwara and Kupwara were planned under a well thought-out strategy. 27 innocent people were killed on 27 January in Kupwara and 17 on 25 January in Handwara,” he added.

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Board of Directors of Pakistan Steel Mills briefed about financial status, Business Plan, marketing issues and employees related matters in meeting held on 18th November 2015

Karachi, November 18, 2015 (PPI-OT): The Board of Directors was briefed about the financial status, Business Plan, marketing issues and employees related matters in the meeting held on 18-11-2015 in […]

Karachi, November 18, 2015 (PPI-OT): The Board of Directors was briefed about the financial status, Business Plan, marketing issues and employees related matters in the meeting held on 18-11-2015 in PAKISTAN STEEL, Zonal Office, Islamabad. The supply of natural gas to PSM also discussed in the meeting, the board showed its serious concerned and observed that time is the essence and of prime importance in view of serious financial, technical and logistics issues faced by the Mill. The government should take firm decision without loss of time about this strategic assets whether to run it as a going concern or close, it down.

The Board resolved that employee’s salaries for the last three months be also released by government of Pakistan to alleviate dire state of workforce at the earliest. In case the government decides to run the corporation as a going concern then an amount of Rs. 9.3 billon be also approved to cater for raw material supply to run the plant and avoid serious damages to its critical equipment such as Blast Furnaces and Coke Ovens, as well as few months salaries and two months initial payment to SSGC for gas supply.

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Mohsin Ali Naqvi
Secretary
Pakistan Steel Mills Corporation (Pvt.) Limited
Pakistan Steel Bin Qasim
Karachi 75000
Pakistan
Tel: +92-21-99264222, +92-21-34750271
Cell: +92-300-4483558
Fax: +92-21-34750156, +92-21-34750923
Email: info@paksteel.com.pk
Website: www.paksteel.com.pk

Minister for ports and shipping pays surprise visit to Karachi Port Trust hospital to inspect available facilities

Islamabad, November 13, 2015 (PPI-OT): The federal Minister for Ports and Shipping Senator Kamran Michael paid a surprise visit at KPT Hospital to inspect the available facilities at the KPT […]

Islamabad, November 13, 2015 (PPI-OT): The federal Minister for Ports and Shipping Senator Kamran Michael paid a surprise visit at KPT Hospital to inspect the available facilities at the KPT Hospital, in the presence of General Manager Administration Mr Niaz Ali Jesser and Chief Medical Officer Dr Azam Ali Khwaja.

During the visit, the Minister held dialogue with the patients admitted in the hospital. All the patients showed satisfaction on the available facilities. He visited different wards and the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the hospital and saw that patients are well taken care of. The Minister was very much inspired by the presence of technical equipment and the available facilities.

He appreciated the cleanliness and neatness aspect of the maintenance of KPT Hospital and he said on the occasion that meeting Occupational Health Standards is the responsibility of every organization and that KPT is doing the same in exceptionally good manner. He met all the doctors, nurses and staff on duty and commended the efforts outlaid by them in managing smoothly all the affairs pertaining to hospital.

For more information, contact:
Ministry of Ports and Shipping
Government of Pakistan
Mr. Kamran Michael
Federal Minister
Tel: +92-21-9210322
Website: www.mops.gov.pk

First ever Urdu language centre in Sri Lanka inaugurated

Islamabad, October 30, 2015 (PPI-OT): The first ever Urdu Language Training Centre in Sri Lanka was inaugurated today at an impressive ceremony in Colombo, says a press release received here […]

Islamabad, October 30, 2015 (PPI-OT): The first ever Urdu Language Training Centre in Sri Lanka was inaugurated today at an impressive ceremony in Colombo, says a press release received here today from Colombo. The Minister for National Dialogue Honourable Mr. Mano Ganesan was the chief guest at the inauguration ceremony.

The High Commissioner of Pakistan in Sri Lanka Maj. Gen. ® Syed Shakeel Hussain, State Minister of National Integration and Reconciliation, Mr. A.H.M. Fowzie, Sri Lankan Government Ministers, Ambassadors, senior government officials, Think Tank representatives and parents/friends of the students also attended the event.

The Urdu Language Centre has been established by the High Commission of Pakistan as part of Pakistan Culture, Education and Urdu Language Learning Centre, and it would be imparting language training to Pakistani, Sri Lankan and other expatriate students.

The Urdu Centre has been named after Baba-e-Urdu Maulvi Abdul Haq in view of his vision and extraordinary contribution towards development of the modern Urdu language. The Centre will provide free of cost Urdu language education to the students as the entire expenditure of the training will be borne by the Government of Pakistan. The students would only be required to pay through their hard work and dedication.

While addressing the gathering, the High Commissioner of Pakistan in Sri Lanka Maj. Gen. ® Syed Shakeel Hussain underscored that Urdu enjoys the status of being the mother tongue of millions of people who are residing in all parts of the world. Urdu also enjoys the status of being the national language of Pakistan.

H.E. Shakeel Hussain underlined that Urdu language training will promote better understanding of Pakistan and its culture in Sri Lanka. He added that Urdu language training will not only assist the Sri Lankan students who go to Pakistan for various educational scholarships and advance learning programmes but will also prove to be a useful skill for the business community.

The Chief Guest, Honourable Minister for National Dialogue, Mr. Mano Ganesan said that Urdu Centre would be beneficial for all Sri Lanka communities to learn Urdu language and observe Pakistani culture closely. He emphasized that Pakistan has remained a close friend and partner of Sri Lanka and has helped Sri Lanka in times of crisis throughout its history.

The event also features several cultural performances by the Pakistani and Sri Lankan students, which was thoroughly admired by the participants. The first Urdu language class for Pakistani and Sri Lankan students was held on 6th August 2015 at Pakistan High Commission, Colombo.

The classes are continuing since then and the numbers of students is increasing gradually. Historically, Urdu language developed and evolved after 8th century A.D in the subcontinent region. Urdu acquired status of lingua franca of the sub-continent during approx. 1000 year long Muslim rule over India.

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Invitation for Bids- Franchise Team Rights for Pakistan Super League 2016-25

Lahore, October 18, 2015 (PPI-OT): The much-awaited franchise awarding process for the Pakistan Super League has officially been initiated with the Pakistan Cricket Board inviting interested parties to bid for […]

Lahore, October 18, 2015 (PPI-OT): The much-awaited franchise awarding process for the Pakistan Super League has officially been initiated with the Pakistan Cricket Board inviting interested parties to bid for franchise team rights. Quetta, Karachi, Peshawar, Lahore, and Islamabad are the five city-based teams that will take part in the first edition of the Pakistan Super League, set to take place from February 4-24, 2016 in Dubai and Sharjah.

Interested parties may obtain the relevant bid documents from the PSL Head Office in Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore, by the 13th November 2015. The franchise ownership rights are being sold for a term of 10 years. The bids will have two proposals – technical and financial. Technical proposals will be evaluated through a stringent procedure in order to avoid any franchise-related issues in the future. Upon technical qualification, financial bids will be opened on November 24, 2016.

“We are very keen on ensuring that all five franchise owners are technically equipped to build the team in all aspects and the same shall reflect in our process of bringing franchise owners on board,” said Chairman PSL Governing Council, Najam Sethi.

With the awarding of team rights, the player draft will be the next key event. Top Pakistani cricketers, both national and domestic, will be joined by more than 150 foreign players in the PSL player draft. Star foreign T20 players such as Chris Gayle, Shane Watson, Kevin Pietersen, Kieron Pollard, and Sunil Narine are some of the top cricketers who have signed up with PSL. A number of top Pakistani and international coaches have also shown interest in becoming a part of the Pakistan Super League.

For more information, contact:
Nadeem Sarwar
Media Manager
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB)
Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore 54600, Pakistan
Tel: +9242 571 7231 -4
Fax: +9242 571 1860

Pakistan Air Force International Air Exercise TUSAP Raiders concludes

Islamabad, October 18, 2015 (PPI-OT): International Air Exercise “TUSAP Raiders” conducted between PAF and Turkish Air Force (TuAF) concluded at an operational Air Base of Pakistan Air Force. The Turkish […]

Islamabad, October 18, 2015 (PPI-OT): International Air Exercise “TUSAP Raiders” conducted between PAF and Turkish Air Force (TuAF) concluded at an operational Air Base of Pakistan Air Force. The Turkish Air Force contingent comprising 05 F-16s C and D (Fighting Falcons), combat Pilots and ground technical crew participated in the Air Exercise, which was conducted from 05 to 17 October, 2015. Turkish Air Force’s renowned solo aerobatic team “Solo Turk” was also part of the contingent.

The brotherly countries Pakistan and Turkey have a long history of military cooperation. To enhance mutual understanding between the two Air Forces, PAF and TuAF (Turkish Air Force), have been successfully conducting joint exercises for many decades. Exercise “TUSAP Raiders” was also planned in the same backdrop with an objective to excel in the air combat capability with focus on Air Power employment in any future conflict. This Air Exercise would provide an opportunity to combat crew of both the Air Forces to acquaint themselves with applied tactics of air power in near real scenario.

Pakistan Air Force emphasizes on the combat training of its air and ground crew and regularly undertakes Air Exercises with Allied Air Forces. These Exercises not only play a vital role in honing the combat skills of PAF air crew but also enable them to learn the latest Air Power employment strategies in complex theatres of warfare.

Pakistan Air Force has been participating in number of International Air Exercises with some of the best Air Forces of the world, including United States Air Force (USAF), Italian Air Force, Turkish Air Force (TuAF), PLAAF (Chinese Air Force) and Air Forces of other allied countries.

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Air Commodore Tariq Qamar Yazdanie TI (M)
Director Media Affairs
Pakistan Air Force
E-mail: pafdpr@paf.gov.pk
Tel: +92-51-9507751, +92-51-9261300
Fax: +92-51-9260868

Yasin Malik condemns brutal murder of another Muslim in India

Srinagar, October 18, 2015 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front Chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik, terming the lynching of another Muslim in India as growing chauvinism and […]

Srinagar, October 18, 2015 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front Chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik, terming the lynching of another Muslim in India as growing chauvinism and reflection of Hitler’s mindset, has said that these barbaric murders are glaring examples of inhuman and barbaric attitude of Hindu terrorist forces in India.

Muhammad Yasin Malik in a statement issued in Srinagar, said that these forces led by RSS like organizations had crossed all limits of decency, humanity and civilized behaviours’ and because rulers were backing them, these forces were acting impunity. He said that tyranny and oppression against Indian Muslims had been stepped up particularly after assuming power by BJP led by Narendra Modi.

“Although Kashmiris are themselves facing Indian wrath for the last many years but we cannot remain silent on what is being done to the Indian Muslims.” Yasin Malik said that remaining silent over such brutal acts against Indian Muslims was against their faith and zeal. Yasin Malik said that after Dadri Muslim Akhlaq Ahmad another Muslim namely Muhammad Noman had been brutalized by Hindu chauvinists in Himachal Pradesh that too in presence of police.

To add salt to the wounds of Muslims and also to patronize these brutal killings, BJP chief minister of Indian Haryana has issued a stern warning to Muslims in India. Yasin Malik said this is an eye opener for all those who propagate Indian democracy, day in and day out. Meanwhile, Chairman Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front Mohammad Yasin Malik and Zonal President Noor Muhammad Kalwal has paid rich tributes to martyr Advocate Abdul Qadir Sailani. Terming Sailani as a courageous and humble person JKLF leaders said that he was an intellectual and resistance leader who never surrendered before the powers of oppression and tyranny.

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