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Rescue, relief operations continue in snow-rain hit areas

RAWALPINDI, JAN 15 (DNA) – Relief and rescue operation in snow hit areas of Neelum Valley AJ & K, Gilgit Baltistan and Balochistan continues. Army helicopters carrying Tents, Blankets, Rations, cooked food and medicine flown to provide comfort to stranded population . Army troops including FWO and civil administration undertaking joint effort. During  last 36 hours, Blocked Karakoram Highway and Jaglot Skardu Road at Pattan, Matta Banda, Shatial, Tatta Pani, Hunza ,Sost, Morkhoon, Khunjrab and Dambudas have been restored. In Balochistan, portions of N50 and N25 at Khan Mehtarzai andRead More

Four more youth empowerment initiatives on the cards: Usman Dar

ISLAMABAD, Jan 15 – Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Youth Affairs Usman Dar on Wednesday hinted at the launching four more projects of youth empowerment under Kamyab Jawan Programme during the current year.   Highlighting Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf government’s initiatives for youth empowerment at the ‘Youth-Led Policy Forum 2020’, he elaborated that it would formally launch the projects to create extensive job opportunities during its five-year tenure.   He said : “Currently, another four programmes are in pipeline. We are planning to launch one new programme after every 8Read More

Govt taking steps to tackle inflation, enhance domestic productivity: Hafeez Shaikh

ISLAMABAD,  – Adviser to Prime Minister on Finance and Revenue Hafeez Shaikh Tuesday said the government was taking steps to tackle inflation and enhance domestic productivity through greater spending on social safety net, improving cash transfer programme, ensuring greater ease of doing business and providing subsidized loans, electricity and gas to the exporters. “The government has worked very hard to pull the economy out of the ICU as it was in 2018, and the stage is now set for greater stabilization and enhanced domestic productivity that would help overcome inflation,Read More

Razak vows for implementation of e-Commerce policy

ISLAMABAD,  – Advisor to the Prime Minister on Commerce, Textile, Industry and Production and Investment Abdul Razaq Dawood on Monday said that implementation of e-Commerce policy was main focus of the government to promote the digital economy for providing the connectivity with global chain. In past regimes, there was gape in implementation of e-commerce policy and in this regards the government has evolved the short, medium and long term strategic policy frame for implementation of e-commerce policy to enhance the services exports in the country, he said this while addressingRead More

President guides citizens on Ombudsman’s online complaint process

ISLAMABAD, Jan 15  – President Dr Arif Alvi on Wednesday asked the citizens to visit the online portal of Federal Ombudsman for swift filing of their complaints. The president shared the link of portal on twitter in response to public feedback received on his video message a day earlier, where he highlighted the effectiveness of Ombudsman office in redressal of complaints within 60 days. “Considering many queries on process, let me guide. Do visit online portal,” he wrote. The president mentioned that the portal would direct the visitors toRead More

PM reviews relief operations in avalanche-hit AJK areas

MUZAFFARABAD, Jan 15  – Prime Minister Imran Khan Wednesday visited Azad Kashmir’s capital Muzaffarabad to review relief operations in the wake of damages incurred due to avalanche. Extreme weather conditions and snowslides in the Neelum valley on Tuesday resulted in death toll, rising over 60 and leaving several injured. The prime minister was given a briefing by Chief Secretary AJK Mathar Niaz Rana regarding the heavy loss of life and property. Prime Minister Imran Khan also visited the Combined Military Hospital, Muzaffarabad and enquired after the health of injured, underRead More