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UN boosting support to Pakistan fighting floods in parts of country; $7 mln mobilized

UNITED NATIONS, Aug 24: The United Nations is boosting support to Pakistani authorities dealing with the devastating floods in the most affected provinces of Balochistan and Sindh, a UN spokesman said Wednesday. Responding to a question at the regular noon briefing at UN Headquarters in New York, Spokesman Stephane Dujarric said that the UN team, led by Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator Julien Harneis, has mobilized $7 million to respond to the floods. According to Pakistan’s Minister for Climate Change, Sherry Rehman, over 900 people were killed during monsoon rains acrossRead More


German ambassador evinces keen interest in Pakistan’s housing sector

ISLAMABAD, Aug 24: German Ambassador-Designate to Pakistan Alfred Grannas on Wednesday showed keen interest in housing sector of Pakistan and appreciated the efforts of the Secretary Ministry of Housing and Works Iftikhar Ali Shallwani, for his commitment, vision and devotion to promote housing sector. In a  meeting between Housing and Works Ministry Secretary and German ambassador designate in the ministry, both sides exchanged views on range of bilateral issues of mutual   interest and cooperation.   Welcoming  the ambassador, Iftikhar Ali Shallwani expressed his  best wishes and apprised him about the ongoingRead More


Pakistan rejects India’s purported closure of the incident of firing of a supersonic Missile

ISLAMABAD, AUG 24 /DNA/ – We have seen India’s announcement of the findings of an internal Court of Inquiry regarding the incident of firing of a rogue supersonic missile into Pakistani territory on 9 March, 2022 and the decision to terminate the services of three Indian Air Force (IAF) officers reportedly found responsible for the reckless incident. Pakistan categorically rejects India’s purported closure of the highly irresponsible incident and reiterates its demand for a joint probe. As expected, the measures taken by India in the aftermath of the incident andRead More


MMBL reaffirms its commitment to promoting financial inclusion & digitalization efforts

DNA Islamabad, AUG 24: Pakistan’s largest Digital Bank, Mobilink Microfinance Bank’s (MMBL) efforts to promote digital and financial inclusion across Pakistan, were recognized at the recent 5th edition of the Leaders in Islamabad Business Summit (LIIBS) 2022, organized by Nutshell Conferences. More than 1,000 delegates were in attendance, including senior dignitaries from local and international private organizations, the public sector, notable media personnel, entrepreneurs, and policymakers. MMBL also showcased its wide-ranging suite of financial products and services, focusing on the digital onboarding of customers and serving them through MMBL’s premiumRead More


SSP Operations holds ‘Khuli Kutchery’ to address grievances of citizens

RAWALPINDI, AUG 24 (DNA) — Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Operations, Rawalpindi Waseem Riaz Khan under Punjab government’s open door policy held a ‘Khuli Kutchery’ here on Wednesday in City Police Officer’s office to address grievances of the people. According to a Police spokesman, the SSP issued directives to the officers concerned to take action and submit detail report on the complaint submitted by the citizens in ‘Khuli Kutchery’. The SSP on the occasion said, the ‘Khuli Kutcheries’ were being held to provide the citizens immediate relief and addressed theirRead More


Young man who sacrificed his life for saving boy nominated for presidential award

ISLAMABAD, AUG 24 (DNA) — A young man, Balach Nosherwani, who lost his life trying to save a minor boy who fell into a well in Sarab area of Quetta nominated for the presidential award on Wednesday. Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani has written a letter to President Alvi and proposed to confer presidential award on hero who lost his life while saving a boy while picking garbage. Sanjrani said that Balach showed courage and bravery by sacrificing his life. Earlier, a few days back, the Senate Chairman had contacted ShehryarRead More