Rain/Thundershowers forecast in various areas of Balochistan during next 24 hours

QUETTA Apr 18 (APP):Regional Meteorological Center of Balochistan has forecast very heavy rain and thundershowers at some places in Gwadar (Jiwani, Pasni), Kech (Turbat), Awaran, Chagi, Panjgur, Kharan, Washuk and Noshki districts during the next 24 hours. The Meteorological Centre Balochistan has advised the relevant authorities to remain vigilant during the next 36 to 48… Continue reading Rain/Thundershowers forecast in various areas of Balochistan during next 24 hours

Matthews leads West Indies women to convincing victory over Pakistan in series opener

KARACHI, Apr 18 (APP):Captain Hayley Matthews led West Indies women to a resounding 113-run victory over Pakistan in the opening One Day International (ODI) of the series held at the National Bank Stadium in Karachi. Hayley Matthews showcased her brilliance with a remarkable century, scoring 140 runs off 150 balls, adorned with 15 fours and… Continue reading Matthews leads West Indies women to convincing victory over Pakistan in series opener

Mobilink Bank registers solid start to year by doubling its revenue in Q1 2024

ISLAMABAD, Apr 18 (APP):Pakistan’s leading digital microfinance institution, Mobilink Bank, has reported a staggering 97% increase in revenue during Q1 2024 compared to the same period last year, marking a powerful start to the year.  The Bank’s Profit before Tax (PBT) also witnessed 110% growth, said a news release. The substantial increase in the revenue… Continue reading Mobilink Bank registers solid start to year by doubling its revenue in Q1 2024

Harmful ketchup producing factory seized

RAWALPINDI, Apr 18 (APP):Rawalpindi Cantonment Board (RCB) authorities seized a factory producing deleterious ketchup, here on Thursday. Spokesman RCB, Rasheed Saqib informed that Food Control Cell has raided a factory in the Sadar area where unhealthy and deleterious ketchup was being produced. The ketchup was to be supplied to various shops. The raw material and… Continue reading Harmful ketchup producing factory seized

US celebrates transformative achievements in KP in collaboration with govt, int’l donors

By Rehan Khan ISLAMABAD, Apr 18 (APP):In a demonstration of collaborative efforts as development stakeholders, the United States (US) government, represented by Consul General Moore and US Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director Somvongsiri, in conjunction with pivotal allies, on Thursday commemorated a sequence of groundbreaking accomplishments within the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) region. USAID… Continue reading US celebrates transformative achievements in KP in collaboration with govt, int’l donors

Turkish CGS calls on CJCSC, lauds Pakistan Armed Forces professionalism

RAWALPINDI, April18 (APP):Chief of the Turkish General Staff, General Metin Gürak Thursday called on Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC), General Sahir Shamshad Mirza here at Joint Staff Headquarters. During the meeting, matters related to enhancing the level and scope of bilateral military engagements and cooperation were discussed. Both sides reaffirmed their commitment to… Continue reading Turkish CGS calls on CJCSC, lauds Pakistan Armed Forces professionalism

Speaker NA meets Chairman Senate Yousuf Raza Gillani

ISLAMABAD, April 18 (APP):Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq on Thursday met with Chairman Senate Syed Yousuf Raza Gillani at Parliament House. The Speaker congratulated Syed Yousuf Raza Gillani on assuming the office of Chairman Senate and expressed his best wishes, said a press release issued by the Senate Secretariat. Yousuf Raza Gillani emphasized for… Continue reading Speaker NA meets Chairman Senate Yousuf Raza Gillani

Decarbonization Pakistan’s cement requires strong stakeholder consensus, policy support, tech collaborations: Experts

ISLAMABAD, Apr 18 (APP):The experts at the study launch of Pakistan’s cement sector decarbonization opined that reducing carbon footprint from the cement industry is possible through strong collaboration of the key stakeholders, joint working, resource pooling, and the technology collaboration. The Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) and Policy Research Institute for Equitable Development (PRIED) on… Continue reading Decarbonization Pakistan’s cement requires strong stakeholder consensus, policy support, tech collaborations: Experts

Bilawal condemns attack on PPP candidate in Bajaur

ISLAMABAD, Apr 17 (APP):Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Wednesday strongly condemned the attack on PPP leader, Akhundzada Chattan in Bajaur, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. He demanded the arrest of the perpetrators of the attack on the PPP candidate in the constituency NA-8, Bajaur, said a press release issued here by the party secretariat.… Continue reading Bilawal condemns attack on PPP candidate in Bajaur

Seven terrorists attempting to infiltrate Pak-Afghan border killed in North Waziristan

RAWALPINDI, April 17 (APP):The security forces have successfully killed seven terrorists who attempted to infiltrate Pak-Afghan border on April 16, movement of a group of seven terrorists which was detected by the security forces in general area Spinkai, Ghulam Khan of North Waziristan district. The infiltrators were surrounded, effectively engaged and after an intense fire… Continue reading Seven terrorists attempting to infiltrate Pak-Afghan border killed in North Waziristan

Finance Minister, highlights geo-economic fragmentation, its impact on Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, Apr 17 (APP):Federal Minister for Finance and Revenue, Muhammad Aurangzeb on Wednesday highlighted geo-economic fragmentation and its impact on Pakistan. The minister attended the Middle East and North Africa (MENAP) Ministers and Governors meeting with the Managing Director International Monetary Fund (IMF), said  a press release issued here. He thanked IMF, Multilateral Development Banks… Continue reading Finance Minister, highlights geo-economic fragmentation, its impact on Pakistan

Uzbek envoy invites FPCCI leadership to attend Tashkent Int’l Investment forum

ISLAMABAD, April 17 (APP):Ambassador of the Republic of Uzbekistan to Pakistan, Oybek Arif Usmanov on Wednesday invited the Federation of Pakistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) leadership to participate in the ‘Tashkent International Investment Forum’ to be held on May 2 under the patronage of President of Uzbekistan, Shavkat Mirziyoyev. He met with the… Continue reading Uzbek envoy invites FPCCI leadership to attend Tashkent Int’l Investment forum

Akhunzada Chattan remains safe in bomb attack

ISLAMABAD, Apr 17 (APP):Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader and NA-8 candidate Syed Akhunzada Chattan on Wednesday remained safe in a bomb attack on his vehicle in Momand Tehsil of Bajaur District. A private news channel quoting Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Bakht Munir reported that the incident took place when Akhunzada Chattan was traveling back… Continue reading Akhunzada Chattan remains safe in bomb attack

Rain/ Thundershowers forecast in various areas of Balochistan during next 24 hours

QUETTA, Apr 17 (APP):Regional Meteorological Center of Balochistan has forecast very heavy rain and thundershowers at some places in Gwadar, Kech (Torbat), Awaran, Chagi, Panjgur, Kharan, Washuk and Noshki districts during the next 24 hours. The Meteorological Centre Balochistan has advised the relevant authorities to remain vigilant during the next 36 to 48 hours. Thunderstorm… Continue reading Rain/ Thundershowers forecast in various areas of Balochistan during next 24 hours

Transforming Education in Pakistan: Fatima Jinnah Women University (FJWU) hosts international conference

RAWALPINDI, Apr 17 (APP):Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi, took a significant step towards advancing education in Pakistan by organizing the International Conference on Innovations in Education, Pedagogy, and Assessment. The conference, held recently, served as a platform to share cutting-edge research and insights aimed at revolutionizing educational practices. Under the patronage of Prof. Dr. Uzaira… Continue reading Transforming Education in Pakistan: Fatima Jinnah Women University (FJWU) hosts international conference

Health minister announces automation plans for PHOTA

LAHORE, Apr 17 (APP):Punjab Health Minister Khawaja Salman Rafique announced plans to automate the Punjab Human Organ Transplantation Authority (PHOTA) during the 28th meeting of its monitoring authority. He was chairing the meeting held at the Punjab Specialized Healthcare and Medical Education Department here on Wednesday. He said that the government aims to enhance PHOTA’s… Continue reading Health minister announces automation plans for PHOTA

IGP directs zero tolerance against incidents of violence, harassment, rape

LAHORE, Apr 17 (APP):Inspector General of Police Punjab Dr. Usman Anwar has said that zero tolerance will be shown in actions against incidents of violence, harassment, abuse and rape with women, children, and domestic workers and accused should be brought to justice. These directions were issued by IG Punjab Dr. Usman Anwar during a video… Continue reading IGP directs zero tolerance against incidents of violence, harassment, rape

FESCO issues shutdown program

FAISALABAD, Apr 17 (APP):Faisalabad Electric Supply Company (FESCO) has issued shutdown program for Thursday due to necessary repair, maintenance and expansion of electricity lines. According to the program issued by the company, power supply from Bhaiwala, Yousuf Abad, Gatti, Wapda Academy and 500-KV Gatti feeders linked with 132-KV Nishatabad grid station, Khannuana, Bhowana, Jame Abad,… Continue reading FESCO issues shutdown program

Murree admin launches grand operation against illegal constructions

RAWALPINDI, Apr 17 (APP):District administration Murree, on the instructions of Chief Minister Punjab, Maryam Nawaz, on Wednesday launched a operation against illegal constructions. Deputy Commissioner (DC) Murree Agha Zaheer Abbas Shirazi supervised the operation against the illegal constructions, built on Bank Road Murree while several illegal buildings were demolished during the operation. DC Murree along… Continue reading Murree admin launches grand operation against illegal constructions

3-day Rafi Peer Puppet festival from April 19

ISLAMABAD, Apr 17 (APP):A three-day Rafi Peer Puppet Festival would be held at Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA) from April 19 with aim of nurturing the knack of storytelling among children. The upcoming edition will also feature other activities including Story Telling Session, Art Camp, Puppet Making Workshop, Face Painting and other interactive… Continue reading 3-day Rafi Peer Puppet festival from April 19

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