Pakistan & Argentina Hold Virtual 4th Round of Bilateral Political Consultations

ISLAMABAD, Oct 23 (APP): Pakistan and Argentina, in their fourth round of bilateral political consultations, have exchanged views on a wide range of bilateral, regional and multilateral matters of mutual interest. The two sides also took stock of the under-process bilateral agreements and MoUs. The Foreign Minister of Argentina was invited to Pakistan on behalf of Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi.

Government Boosted Kashmir Issue at International Level: Ansari

MULTAN, Oct 22 (APP): Chief Minister's Advisor on Transport Haji Javed Akhtar Ansari said that the incumbent Government has boosted Kashmir issue at international level through best foreign policies. Talking to APP here on Thursday, Haji Javed Akhtar Ansari said that Pakistan always stand by the people of Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJ&K).

Life a Nightmare for Innocent Kashmiris in IIOJK: Brig (R) Mahmood Shah

PESHAWAR, Oct 22 (APP): Former Secretary Security erstwhile Fata, Brigadier (R) Mahmood Shah here Thursday said life has become a nightmare for innocent Kashmiris after abolishment of the special status of Indian Illegally Occupied Jummu and Kashmir (IIOJK). “India has broken all records of atrocities, sexual violence and humans rights’ abuses in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK) after abolishment of its special status on August 5, 2019

Crushing Season to Start from 10th November

FAISALABAD, Oct 22 (APP): Mill owners have agreed to start the crushing season from November 10 and in this regard the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) staff will monitor the sugar production and its quality in the sugar mills. FBR staff will be deputed within the premises of sugar mills in order to monitor production and quality of sugar produced there.

Pakistan vs Zimbabwe: Lahore Police Prepared for Match and Player Security

Lahore, 21st October 2020: DIG Operations Ashfaq Khan visited Qaddafi Stadium and inspected security arrangements. Deputy Commissioner Lahore Mudassir Riaz, SP Model Town, PCB officials, district administration, and officers of related departments were present. SP Model Town Dost Muhammad and other officers briefed the DIG Operations and the DC regarding the arrangements.

Bait-ul-Maal & UBL Join Hands for Digital Payments to Beneficiaries

ISLAMABAD, Oct 21 (APP): Pakistan Baitul Mal (PBM) on Wednesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with United Bank Limited (Omni) for making digital payments through electronic biometric verification system in different ongoing social welfare missions across the country. National Business Head of UBL Shahzad Shahid, in his address, articulated his pleasure and honour to be part of national cause of poverty alleviation.

PM & Attorney General Discuss Pending Court Cases

ISLAMABAD, Oct 21 (APP): Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday held discussions with Attorney General Khalid Javed Khan on various cases pending with the Supreme Court and the High Courts. The discussion included an action plan regarding cases of Federal Board of Revenue in different courts and tribunals. The matters relating to Island Authority Ordinance also came under discussion.

Switzerland Ambassador Calls on COAS: ISPR

19th October 2020, ISPR: H.E. Mr Benedict de Cerjat, Ambassador of Switzerland to Pakistan & Afghanistan called on General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS), today. During the meeting matters of mutual interest and regional security situation were discussed. The dignitary appreciated the bilateral relations enjoyed between both countries and pledged to further improve the same.

Pakistan Names 22 Probables for Series Against Zimbabwe: Misbah-ul-Haq

By Sohail Ali LAHORE, Oct 19 (APP): Pakistan cricket team’s head coach and chief selector, Misbah-ul-Haq on Monday named 22 probables for the ODI and T20I series against Zimbabwe, explaining that he’s opted for experience in the 50-over matches and provided an extended run to the youngsters in the T20I format. The Rawalpindi matches will be part of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League.

Visit of Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, Leader of Hezb-e-Islami

18th October 2020, Islamabad: Mr. Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, Leader of Hezb-e-Islami of Afghanistan, along with a delegation will be visiting Islamabad from 19-21 October 2020. During the visit, Mr. Gulbuddin Hekmatyar will call on the Prime Minister and President and will meet Chairman Senate, Speaker National Assembly, Foreign Minister and other dignitaries. He will deliver a talk at a policy think-tank and interact with the media.

Residents Along Pak-Afghan Border Can Play Vital Role for Regional Peace

ISLAMABAD, Oct 18 (APP): Speakers at an online conference organized by the Department of Political Science (PSUP) of the University of Peshawar and the Hanns Seidel Foundation (HSF) Pakistan said the people living along the both sides of Pak-Afghan border could play a vital role for regional peace because of long history of relations based on same religion, culture and ethnicity.

PTCL Appoints Matthew Willsher as President CEO

ISLAMABAD, Oct 18 (APP): The PTCL Board of Directors has appointed Matthew Willsher, currently CEO of Etisalat Afghanistan, to the post of CEO PTCL Group (PTCL & Ufone) effective 1st December 2020. He succeeds Rashid Khan, who was President and CEO of the PTCL Group since March 2019 and decided to leave due to personal reasons, said a press release issued here.

SC Forms Seven Benches to Hear Important Cases

ISLAMABAD, Oct 18 (APP): Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Gulzar Ahmed has constituted seven benches at the principal seat Islamabad to hear a number of important cases during the next week, starting from Monday. According to case lists, no adjournment on any ground will be granted and no application for adjournment through fax will be placed before the court.  

Head Coaches and Managers Laud National T20 Cup Arrangements

Rawalpindi, 18 October 2020: Head coaches and managers have lauded the arrangements of the National T20 Cup. The tournament was played in a bio-secure bubble and the Pakistan Cricket Board has robust plans in place to continue to host cricket this season in it to ensure health and safety of all the major stakeholders in these challenging and unprecedented times.

PDM Leaders Gathered to Protect Corruption: Minister

LAHORE, Oct 17 (APP): Punjab Minister for Communication and Works Sardar Muhammad Asif Nakai said on Saturday the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM)'s public gathering in Gujranwala was meant to protect its corruption and misdeeds. Commenting on the (PDM) public gathering, he said that Maryam Nawaz Sharif and Bilawal Bhutto Zardari are only trying to protect the corruption of their fathers.

IT Ministry & Microsoft to Jointly Explore Investment Avenues

ISLAMABAD, Oct 16 (APP): The information technology (IT) ministry and Microsoft will work jointly to explore investment avenues. This was agreed in a meeting between Microsoft Country Director for Pakistan Shahzad Khan and IT Secretary Shoaib Ahmad Siddiqui here on Friday, said a press release. Such collaboration between the IT ministry and Microsoft would help Pakistan in employment generation.

India has Lost Kashmir for All Practical Purposes & Stuck in Odd Position: Moeed

ISLAMABAD, Oct 16 (APP): Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on National Security and Strategic Policy Planning, Dr Moeed Yusuf on Friday said India is stuck in a difficult position in IIOJK and “unable to figure out what to do". Its move of August 5, 2019 has expectedly backfired and it has lost Kashmir for all practical purposes, Dr Moeed said in his exclusive interaction with APP.

Women Commentators Change Landscape of Pakistan Cricket

Sohail Ali LAHORE, Oct 16 (APP): The National T20 Cup, while providing a platform to elite white-ball cricketers to showcase their skills and talent, has provided a unique opportunity to former women cricketers and presenters to take lead broadcast roles. With the PTV Sports broadcasting live action and live-streaming across the globe through the PCB’s official YouTube channel, the tournament has been keenly followed.

Shehryar Afridi asks Balochistan Youth to Project True Image of Country on Digital Media

16th October, 2020, QUETTA: Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on Kashmir Shehryar Khan Afridi has said that youth could change the destiny of the nation and project true image of Pakistan on digital media. He asked the youth to play a lead role in projecting true image of Pakistan on social media and foil the negative propaganda of the enemy against Pakistan.

Sheikh Rasheed Announces Restoring Trains & Stops to Previous Position

BAHAWALPUR, Oct 15 (APP): Minister for Railways Sheikh Rasheed Ahmad has announced to restore all the trains and their stops to the position before coronavirus lockdown here this afternoon. He said that Pakistan Railways couldn't lower the ticket prices however, freight operations would be improved to overcome financial losses.

Pakistan’s Exports to UK Increase in First Two Months of Fiscal Year

LONDON, Oct 15 (APP): Pakistan total merchandise exports to UK during the first two months of the current financial year (July-August 2020-21) stood at US $ 304 Million compared to US $ 281 million realised in the same period of 2019-20, depicting an increase of 8 percent, Economic and Trade Wing of Pakistan High Commission London sources said.

Talent in the Family: Hunain Shah Aspires to Follow in Footsteps of Brother Naseem

By Sohail Ali LAHORE, Oct 15 (APP): Elder brother Naseem Shah’s heroics as a fast bowler have inspired his younger brother Hunain Shah to a cricketing journey of his own. It seems the penchant for fast bowling runs in the family as the right-armer producing sustained pace and hostility in his side’s four-wicket victory over Southern Punjab in the National U19 One-Day Tournament.

TDAP to Participate in Automechanika Istanbul 2021

ISLAMABAD, Oct 15 (APP): Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) is set to participate in Automechanika Istanbul 2021, scheduled from next year April 8 to 11. The authority asked interested exporters to apply through TDAP by November 6, 2020 and get stalls in the exhibition on subsidised rates to increase exports of auto parts, tyres & systems, products related to repair and maintenance of cars, trucks and lubricants.

Per Capita Water Availability Dips to 1,000 Cubic Metre Per Annum

ISLAMABAD, Oct 14 (APP): The per capita water availability in the country has reduced to less than 1,000 cubic metre per annum per capita due to increasing population, which is the stage of water scarcity. However, they said WAPDA has prepared a comprehensive plan to address the water scarcity issue by storing flood water during high flow season and utilising the same.

AJK PM Terms Settlement of Kashmir Issue Key to Everlasting Peace

MIRPUR (AJK) Oct 12 (APP): Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) Prime Minster Raja Muhammad Farooq Haider Khan Monday said the settlement of Kashmir dispute in accordance with the wishes and aspirations of the Kashmiri people is the only way for establishing durable and lasting peace in the region. He said Indian expansionist designs have destabilised regional peace and threatened war.

Call to Increase Bilateral Trade Between Pakistan & Sri Lanka

ISLAMABAD, Oct 11 (APP): The speakers during "Book Launching” on Pakistan-Sri Lanka Free Trade Agreement (PSFTA) have agreed that through the proper execution of the agreement both the countries would increase their trade volume from the recent ratio of bilateral trade. The Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry hosted the publication launching ceremony.