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Sahabzada Noor Qadri directs to provide all facilities to Pakistani pilgrims

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Religious Affairs Sahabzada Noorul Haq Qadri on Monday asked the ministry to get instant reports from Saudi Arabia about Hajj arrangements for Pakistani pilgrims. Talking to the officials of the ministry in Islamabad, he said pilgrims should be provided every possible facility. More than two million Muslims from around the globe on Sunday started the hajj pilgrimage at Islam’s holiest sites in Saudi Arabia, one of the world’s largest annual gatherings. The ultra-conservative kingdom, which is…

Pakistan assures to provide Super Mushshak aircraft to Azerbaijan

RAWALPINDI: Pakistan Air Force Chief Marshal Sohail Aman Chief Sohail Aman during his official visit held talks with the Azerbaijan military officials and discussed matters of mutual interest and cooperation in the field of defense. The Air chief assured to provide Super Mushshak aircraft to Azerbaijan within specified time period. He said Pakistan would stand by Azerbaijan in every hour of trial. Read More: Pakistan to export Super Mushshak aircraft to Nigeria, Qatar On this occasion, Sohail Aman thanked Azerbaijan…

Turkey to provide liver transplant facility to 1,500 Pakistanis a year

ISLAMABAD: Turkey on Tuesday announced to provide liver transplant facility to over 1,500 Pakistani patients every year. Pakistani liver patients will have liver transplant facility in selected Turkish hospitals, this decision was made at a high-level meeting of Turkish delegation led by Director General Health Dr Onor Gonor with Minister of State for National Health Services Regulation and Coordination Saira Afzal Tarar in Islamabad. Over 1,500 Pakistanis have to undergo liver transplant every year for which Turkey…

ADB to provide Rs42b for Bus Rapid Transit system in Peshawar 

PESHAWAR: Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pervez Khattak on Monday said Asian Development Bank (ADB) will provide Rs42 billion for construction of Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system in Peshawar. “The provincial government will bear Rs7.5 expenditure in the project,” he said while presiding over a meeting in Peshawar. He said 400 air-conditioned buses would ply on 28 kilometer long route from Chamkani Interchange to Hayatabad. Read More: ECNEC approves revised cost of Karachi’s Green Line BRTS The chief minister said…

‘Hub coal-fired power plant in Balochistan to provide cheaper electricity, mitigate power cuts’

ISLAMABAD: The new Hub coal-fired power plant in Balochistan would benefit both the people and the government, after its completion in 2019, in mitigating the power outages and help move the wheel of the economy. This was stated by Wang Binghua, chairman of a Chinese power enterprise that is participating in the project’s construction, during a groundbreaking ceremony for the plant recently, reported Xinhua news agency. The coal-fired power plant project, which is one of the “priority projects” under the China-Pakistan…

WFP to provide Rs200m to enhance Fata girls’ enrollment in schools

PESHAWAR: Country Director World Food Programme (WFP) Binbarr Curran on Tuesday announced to provide Rs200 million to enhance Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) girls' enrollment in schools. In a meeting with Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Iqbal Zafar Jhagra, a WFP delegation led by its country director Binbarr Curran informed the governor that Rs200 million would be provided to all girl students of high and middle schools of tribal areas to enhance their enrollment. WFP will also help in various sectors including…

Govt to provide interest-free loans to skilled, unemployed youth

ISLAMABAD: The government will provide interest-free loans to skilled, deserving and unemployed youth on merit in each district throughout the country. According to an official at Ministry of Human Rights, in the first phase, applications will be received from Lahore, Rawalpindi and Faisalabad districts by the end of this month. He said the initiative will not only abolish the interest system but also enable people to earn livelihood for their families. Read More: KP govt bans interest on private loans…

ECP to provide Dr. Qadri’s details to FIA

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan has decided to provide asset details of Dr. Tahirul Qadri and his party Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) to the Federal Investigation Agency, ARY News reported Friday. According to the ECP, Dr. Qadri had declared assets of Rs9.9 million in 2004 while amount for his home and plot was measured at Rs 85,000. The PAT chief had shown bank account balance of Rs 33,000. In 2010, Dr. Qadri had declared his party assets worth Rs 3,38,000 while he had no foreign assets at that time.…