Daily Archives: September 12, 2018

Justice (R) Abdul Shakoor Paracha calls on Chief Justice of Pakistan

Islamabad, September 12, 2018 (PPI-OT): Mr. Justice (R) Abdul Shakoor Paracha, Secretary, Ministry of Law and Justice, Government of Pakistan, called on the Honourable Chief Justice of Pakistan Mr. Justice Mian Saqib Nisar at Supreme Court of Pakistan, Islamabad today i.e. 12.09.2018 and presented a cheque of Rs. 4 lacs as donation to Supreme Court of Pakistan Diamer Basha and Mohmand Dam Fund.

For more information, contact:
Public Relations Officer
Supreme Court of Pakistan
Tel: +92 51 9204184, 9220581
Fax: +9251 9213452
Email: mail@supremecourt.gov.pk

Bio metric system being introduce to ensure attendance of the employees: Dr. Azra Pechuho

Karachi, September 12, 2018 (PPI-OT): Provincial minister for Health and Population Dr. Azra Fazal Pechuho has said that the health department is a difficult department and it faces multiple challenges, however to meet the challenges we have a panel of experts to restructuring , reshaping and for roadmap in the department . This she said while addressing a press conference here in her office on Wednesday. She added, ‘ We are working on a software to monitor and to keep a vigilant check on the performance of lady health workers/ supervisors and other medical staff while measures are being taken to make EPI program more effective. They will be provided smart cell phones in order to check their performance’.

Provincial health minister dr. Azra Pechuho said that the posts of medical superintendents, DHOs and others would be filled after proper tests, adding that she assured that she would maintain transparency in the department. She was of the opinion that the MOUs through Public Private Partnerships would be reviewed as their period ended.

She further said that the people of Sindh are enlightened and they know that there should be certain gap in births and in this way we can overcome the menace of population. Replying to a query she said that in next fiscal year the vertical programs might be regularized. She said that to ensure the attendance in health department the bio metric system was being introduced and the employees had been given 15th September the last date for the purpose. She said that recently she had visited many government hospitals but she was not satisfied with their performance.

For more information, contact:
Information and Archives Department
Directorate of Press Information
Government of Sindh
95-Sindh Secretariat 4-B, Karachi, Pakistan
Tel: +92-21-99204423, +92-21-99204401
Email: pressinformationzubair@gmail.com
Website: http://sindhinformation.gos.pk

PIA shifts IT operations to HITIT Computer Services for further modernization

Karachi, September 12, 2018 (PPI-OT): In a major development PIA has shifted its IT operations to leading Turkish IT Solutions Company, HITIT Computer Services. The new system is in operation from 12th September, 2018. The salient feature of new IT system is significant improvement in web site functions making online booking swift and very convenient for public.

Chairman and CEO PIA Muhammad Saqib Aziz has said that the new IT Solutions partner will definitely bring more modernization and convenience to our valued customers. He said every possible effort has been made to make the transformation glitch free. He has instructed PIA teams to remain available round the clock for smooth and swift transfer in all relevant areas of airline. He commended IT and Commercial departments for their untiring efforts to make this transformation possible.

PIA reservations, inventory control, ticketing and check-in procedures, flight operations, scheduling, revenue management and accounting and crew management etc will now use HITIT’ s Crane Solutions. The transformation from the previous module was done in the shortest time period and training sessions were held with PIA officials and its partner travel agencies.

With the new IT solution PIA and its travel partners will be able to work more efficiently. The new IT solution is not only cost effective but offers additional value which will greatly help PIA in its business activity.

PIA has however requested its passengers for their cooperation in case of any problems or inconvenience during and after the transformation for few days and have requested them to contact PIA call centre.

For more information, contact:
General Manager
Public Affairs
Pakistan International Airlines (PIA)
PIA Head Office Airport
Karachi
Tel: +92-21-99043823
Fax: +92-21-34572225, +92-21-34570419
Cell: +92-322-7420707
Website: www.piac.com.pk

Advisor to CM Sindh rejects PTI propaganda about dams

Karachi, September 12, 2018 (PPI-OT): The Advisor to CM Sindh on Information, Law and Anti Corruption, Barrister Murtaza Wahab, has decried the propaganda of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf about the number of dams and reservoirs made by the KP Government during 2013-18 term.

Speaking to newsmen after meeting with a delegation of Sindh Small Dams Organization, Barrister Murtaza Wahab mentioned that while “350 dams in province of KP is a pipe dream of PTI, we can proudly show to the world that 60 small dams, bunds and weirs have been completed in the province where as 21 dams of similar size and nature are in process of construction”. These projects have been completed in the hilly areas of the province namely Nangarparkar in District Mithi, and Kohistan areas of Dadu and Jamshoro.

“The province has a cultivable area of 20 million acres of which around 64% comes under the command of barrage irrigation. Of the remaining 7.2 million acres, the provincial government is working towards rain harvesting by mean of small dams”. The provincial government is estimating a cost of Rs. 12.2 billion on these dams and reservoirs, which will help our agriculture and water needs of the province. With this spending, the province will have 122 dams over the course of next few years.

According to Barrister Murtaza, “I challenge the PTI propaganda cell to arrange a visit of the reservoirs made in KP province for the media. We are very happy to host and show all the reservoirs we have made in the province during the last 10 years”. Barrister Murtaza Wahab added that the number of total proposed dams stands at 122 and the provincial government is committed to accomplish all the dams at the earliest so as to end water crisis in the province.

Under the ADP schemes, the dams which have been completed are Ranpur bund, Mulji, Bhodesar Tank, Khararo Bund, Tobirio Tank, Lakhy-Jo-Wandio, Salari, Makhi, Rani Kot, Bandhani-I, Taki, Maliriri, Mohan, Ashoro Kuch, Suku, Koteri, Thado-II, Langheji, Nai-Mango, Kalu-1, Jharando, Sari, Malir Memon Goth Weir, Kataro, Meer Chakar, Mole Nadi, German Dhoro, Ranpathani and others.

While the small dams under PSDP are: Naryasar, Ghartiari, Gordhro Bhatiani, Jhinjsar, Lakar Khadio, Khuwara in Nagarparkar-Mithi, Shori, Kukrani, Bandhani-II, Khurbi, Ding Dhoro, Buri in Kohistan-I Dadu and Mullan, Bazkhando, Gaddap, Khand Dhoro, Ullar-Rahuja, Upper Mole, German Dhoro, Ranpathani, Liyari and Watan Wari.

For more information, contact:
Information and Archives Department
Directorate of Press Information
Government of Sindh
95-Sindh Secretariat 4-B, Karachi, Pakistan
Tel: +92-21-99204423, +92-21-99204401
Email: pressinformationzubair@gmail.com
Website: http://sindhinformation.gos.pk

Rain predicted for up coming weekend

Islamabad, September 12, 2018 (PPI-OT): Met Office informed that the monsoon currents from Arabian Sea are likely to penetrate in upper parts of the country from Friday. A westerly wave is also likely to affect the upper parts of the country from Friday. Under the influence of these weather conditions:

Rain-thundershowers with gusty winds are expected at scattered places in upper Punjab (Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Lahore, Sargodha, Faisalabad divisions), Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Islamabad, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir, while at isolated places in Zhob, D.G.Khan, Multan divisions from Friday to Sunday.

Hailstorm and windstorm/duststorm are also likely in sub-mountainous areas of Punjab, KP and Kashmir during the forecast period.

For more information, contact:
National Weather Forecasting Centre (NWFC)
Pakistan Meteorological Department
Headquarter Office, Sector H-8/2,
Islamabad- Pakistan
Tel: +92-51-9250360
Fax: +92-51-9250368
Email: pmd@pmd.gov.pk
Website: www.pmd.gov.pk

The employees of Privatisation Commission has very proudly joined hands with the Prime Minister of Pakistan’s initiative

Islamabad, September 12, 2018 (PPI-OT): The employees of Privatisation Commission has very proudly joined hands with the Prime Minister of Pakistan’s initiative and deposited two days salary in the Dam’s Fund for construction of Diamir Bhasha Dam. We understand that this initiative has given an opportunity to the nation to prove their strength, will and valour to fulfill national responsibilities.

Privatisation Commission endorses the government’s initiative by stating that self-reliance is the best policy and requests all sections of the society to translate this national project into reality. Privatisation Commission extends its gratitude to the Honourable Chief Justice of Pakistan and Prime Minister of Pakistan for leading the nation for this effort and assure its support for this cause in future as well.

For more information, contact:
Privatisation Commission
5-A EAC Building Constitution Avenue,
Islamabad- Pakistan
Tel: +9251 920 5146 -47
Fax: +9251 920 3076
Email: info@privatisation.gov.pk