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Turkey reduces quarantine period for passengers arriving from Pakistan, Afghanistan

Turkish authorities have said that quarantine period for passengers arriving from Pakistan and Afghanistan has been reduced from 14 to 10 days. In a statement Embassy of Pakistan, Ankara today said that as per the revised policy, passengers arriving from Bangladesh, Brazil, India, Nepal, South Africa, and Sri Lanka will continue to observe the mandatory 14-day quarantine period. The Embassy...

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Turkey reduces quarantine period for passengers arriving from Pakistan, Afghanistan

Turkish authorities have said that quarantine period for passengers arriving from Pakistan and Afghanistan has been reduced from 14 to 10 days. In a statement Embassy of Pakistan, Ankara today said that as per the revised policy, passengers arriving from Bangladesh, Brazil, India, Nepal, South Africa, and Sri Lanka will continue to observe the mandatory 14-day quarantine period. The Embassy...

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KSA, Pakistan jointly working on various challenges including Islamophobia: Saudi FM

Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al-Saud has called for global dialogue amongst the international community to face the challenge of Islamophobia. In an interview with Pakistan Television, he said Saudi Arabia and Pakistan are jointly working on various challenges being faced by the Ummah, including Islamophobia. Appreciating Pakistan's role in countering Islamophobia, Prince Faisal said OIC is an...

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FM stresses South Asian countries to enhance cooperation against Covid-19, poverty

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has emphasized on joint cooperation in the fight against COVID-19 pandemic, as well as on expanding its ambit to cover poverty alleviation and disaster relief. Addressing the Six-Country Foreign Ministers' Video Conference virtually today (Tuesday), he said regional collaboration, and multilateral cooperation are required for revival of our economies. The Foreign Minister said Pakistan welcomes...

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Govt’s historic initiative of Kisan Card to transform agri sector in Pakistan: PM

Prime Minister Imran Khan says the government's historic initiative of Kisan Card will transform the agriculture sector in Pakistan, making farmers prosperous. Addressing a Kisan Card distribution ceremony in Multan on Monday, he said the farmers, thorough this card, will get subsidized fertilizers, seeds and pesticides besides loans and compensation for damaged crops in case of any natural calamity. The...

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Train accident in Egypt’s Qalyubia kills 11

In Egypt, eleven people have been killed and ninety eight injured in a train accident in Qalyubia province north of Cairo. The train was heading from Cairo to the Nile Delta city of Mansoura when four carriages derailed.

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Pakistan shuts social media sites till 3pm

The government has decided to shut social media platforms in the country from 11am-3pm, Friday, the Interior Ministry said. The ministry, in a statement, said that the Pakistan Telecommunication (PTA) has been directed to blocked the services of Twitter, WhatsApp, Facebook, YouTube, and Telegram and Twitter in the country. “….complete access to social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook, WhatsApp, YouTube and...

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Govt pursuing economic diplomacy to attract investment in country: FM

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi says Pakistan has transformed its geographical political priorities into geographical economic priorities. Speaking at the dinner hosted in his honor at the Pakistan House in Berlin, he said through economic diplomacy, the government is inviting world attention towards economic opportunities available in Pakistan. Shah Mahmood Qureshi said Pakistan is an emerging market of two hundred...

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PM vows to transform Pakistan into welfare state

Prime Minister Imran Khan has reaffirmed the determination to transform Pakistan into a welfare state as per the State of Madina's principles of rule of law and compassion. He was addressing a ceremony in connection with the ground breaking of LDA City Naya Pakistan Apartments in Lahore on Friday. The Prime Minister said this is a defining moment for the...

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Govt extends closure of classes 1 to 8 in COVID affected districts till April 28

The government has decided to extend the closure of school classes from one to eight in the districts affected by the COVID-19 till 28th of this month. A decision to this effect was taken at a meeting of the provincial health and education ministers, chaired by Minister for Education Shafqat Mahmood in Islamabad on Tuesday. Later briefing the media persons,...

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PM welcomes Crown Prince’s initiatives of ‘Green Saudi Arabia’ & ‘Green Middle East’

Prime Minister Imran Khan has welcomed Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's initiatives of "Green Saudi Arabia" and "Green Middle East" to protect the nature. Sharing his letter to the Crown Prince in a tweet on Monday, he offered support of Pakistan for these green initiatives. In his letter, the Prime Minister said that vision of the Crown Prince closely aligns...

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PM directs officers to ensure attendance in meetings related to public complaints of Balochistan

Prime Minister Imran Khan has directed officers of federal departments to ensure their attendance in meetings related to public complaints of Balochistan. Expressing annoyance over the quarterly progress report on implementation regarding Balochistan on Prime Minister’s Citizens Complaints Portal, the Prime Minister directed the delivery unit to issue letter to all concerned officers. The Governor Balochistan Amnaullah Yasinzai had complained...

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Pakistan, India agree to make endeavours to resolve issues relating to IWT, conduct tours of inspection: FO

Pakistan and India have agreed to make endeavours to resolve issues relating to the Indus Water Treaty and conduct tours of inspection. According to a Foreign Office statement, two sides, during the meeting of Pakistan-India Permanent Indus Commission in New Delhi also agreed to hold next meeting in Pakistan. Under the relevant provisions of the Indus Waters Treaty, the meeting...

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Pakistan fully capable to defend its integrity: President

President Arif Alvi has said Pakistan is laced with capabilities to defend its territorial integrity and sovereignty, categorically stating that any misadventure will receive a befitting response. Addressing the military parade at the parade avenue in Islamabad today (Thursday), he said we will defend our independence at all costs. The President, however, said Pakistan desires peace, security and development in...

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Educational institutions to remain closed in selected districts till April 11

The government has decided that the educational institutions will remain closed in the selected districts including Islamabad till 11th of next month due to the rising cases of coronavirus. A decision to this effect was taken at a joint meeting of education and health ministers headed by Minister for Education Shafqat Mahmood in Islamabad today. Later briefing the media persons,...

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Nation celebrates Pakistan Day today

The Nation celebrates Pakistan Day today (Tuesday) with a renewed pledge to transform the country into a true Islamic and welfare state in line with the vision of Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah. The day marks adoption of historic Lahore Resolution this day in 1940 that provided a framework for realization of the goal of a separate homeland for Muslims of...

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PM advises youth to be selfless souls without price tags

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday in a piece of advice to the country’s youth said becoming a free and rich person was in fact about developing a strong character based on ‘selfless souls beyond a material price’. “A truly free, liberated & rich human being is one who’s soul is priceless – beyond any material price. Dedicated to the...

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