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President stresses for use of technology by institutions in service delivery

ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi on Monday said that there was a need to utilise modern information technology tools in service delivery by all institutions including Banking Mohtasib of Pakistan (BMP). The president said this while talking to Banking Mohtasib Anisul Hassnain in Karachi who called on him in Islamabad. Arif Alvi was also briefed in detail regarding the activities and performance of the office of Banking Mohtasib. He emphasized that timely implementation of Banking Mohtasib’s findings was of utmost…

President stresses for healthy lifestyle to prevent diseases

KARACHI: President Dr Arif Alvi on Saturday said that the majority of the diseases and health issues could be prevented through adoption of a healthy lifestyle. Addressing 6th Convocation of the Karachi Medical and Dental College (KMDC) in Karachi, the president has called for focusing on nutrition to reduce the incidents of stunting, encouraging mothers to breast feed their children and educating women on early recognition of breast cancer. Advising the graduating doctors, he said you should realize that people have a…

Rouhani stresses for greater cooperation between Pakistan, Iran

ISLAMABAD: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday stressed for greater cooperation between Pakistan and Iran in diverse fields including trade, commerce, energy and security. He was talking to Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser who called on him in Tehran on the sidelines of the second Speakers' Conference. The Iranian president said the two countries had deep links which were rooted in history and rich civilization. Read More: NA speaker says strong Pak-Iran relations imperative for prosperity in region The…

Deputy speaker NA stresses for ensuring uninterrupted gas supply to consumers

ISLAMABAD: Deputy Speaker National Assembly Qasim Suri on Tuesday said all possible steps should be taken to ensure uninterrupted gas supply to consumers. "Consumers in Quetta and the adjourning areas have been facing problem of low gas pressure," he said while talking to Managing Director Sui Southern Gas Company Limited Muhammad Amin Rajpoot in Islamabad. The deputy speaker directed the managing director SSGCL to immediately solve the issue of low gas pressure in Quetta and review heavy bills sent to the consumers.…

FM stresses for boosting trade, economic ties amongst regional countries

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Tuesday stressed for bolstering trade and economic relations amongst the regional countries. Addressing a ceremony in connection with Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) Day in Islamabad, he said the goal could be achieved by improving connectivity through rail, roads, ports and use of latest technology. Highlighting the significance of the ECO, Shah Mahmood Qureshi said the organisation gave great importance to the objectives of regional peace and development. He…

Speaker NA stresses for prompt action to overcome financial crunch

ISLAMABAD: Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser on Thursday said that at present the country was facing financial crunch and it was necessary to take immediate measures to overcome those difficulties. "With national solidarity and consensus, we can lead the country on the path of progress and prosperity," he said in a meeting with the central leader of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Ejaz Ahmed Chaudhary at the Parliament House in Islamabad. He appreciated the role of Ejaz Ahmed Chaudhary for mobilizing party workers…

President stresses on promoting research, science in country

ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi on Tuesday underscored the need to focus on promoting research and technology-based knowledge among the students to enable Pakistan to join the ranks of advanced countries. In a briefing on the COMSATS University by its Rector Dr Raheel Qamar at Aiwan-e-Sadr in Islamabad, Arif Alvi emphasised that promotion of education was the top priority of the government. He said universities had an important role in the human resource development, which ultimately contributed toward economic…

Minister stresses on formulating fiscal policy to facilitate businesses

ISLAMABAD: Talking about the impact of the fiscal policy on trade and investment decisions, Finance and Economic Affairs Minister Dr Shamshad Akhtar stressed to design a fiscal policy that facilitates the businesses. “We would like to do the spade work for the upcoming governments, so that the country could benefit in future,” she said while chairing a meeting here at the Ministry of Commerce to review the performance of the ministry. The minister discussed in detail the short term measures that could reduce the…

Sindh home minister stresses on installation of tracker system in bikes

KARACHI: Sindh Home Minister Suhail Anwar Siyal on Tuesday underlined installation of tracker system in motor bikes as a counter terrorism strategy, ARY News reported. "Since bikes are used in 80 percent of crimes, there is an intense need to make installation of tracker system in bikes mandatory," he said while speaking during the meeting with Site Association of Industry members. He assured them of providing full protection to the industrial units under Safe City Project through CCTV monitoring system. Read More:…

President stresses on enhancing ties with Saudi Arabia in diverse fields

ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain on Monday said that Pakistan attached great importance to its relations with Saudi Arabia and both the countries had always stood by each other in testing times. "Pakistan and Saudi Arabia are tied in strong bonds of faith, history and culture," he said while talking to Saudi Arabian Ambassador Nawaf Saeed al Maliki in Islamabad. Read More: PM invites Saudi Arabian entrepreneurs to invest in Pakistan The president said that both Pakistan and Saudi Arabia were cooperating in various…