Daily Archives: October 3, 2018

rural households, backed by the UK Government Reckitt Benckiser and partners to revolutionize access of health and hygiene products across 1 million

Karachi, October 03, 2018 (PPI-OT): One million rural households will receive quality health and hygiene products, as Project Hope scales up. Project Hope is an initiative founded by Reckitt Benckiser (RB) Pakistan and supported by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) to ensure rural development and women empowerment in Pakistan.

To scale up Project Hope, a new entity is being set up which includes investment from Reckitt Benckiser Pakistan (the makers of Dettol, Mortein and Harpic), DFID supported Rural Support Programmes Network, and four Pakistani private sector companies which include: English Biscuit Manufacturers (EBM), Shield Corporation, Shan Foods and Santex. All product partners will be providing quality health and hygiene products to the women micro-entrepreneurs, sehat aapas, to help them earn livelihood as they sell these products door-to-door within their communities reinforcing good hygiene practices.

This announcement was made at a press conference by Patricia O’Hayer (Global Head of External Communications and Affairs, RB) and Laura Kelly (Head of Business Engagement for the Department for International Department in the UK) along with top management officials from all the key partners.

Patricia O’Hayer, Global Head of External Communications and Government Affairs at Reckitt Benckiser’s head office in the UK said: “Project Hope, now embarking on this journey, is the perfect model of partnership between the UK government and the private and social sectors in Pakistan. This new company will deliver three things: empower rural women who reinforce health and hygiene practices in their communities; improve hygiene standards within their villages and reduce incidences of preventable diseases like diarrhea to create a more productive society.”

Laura Kelly, the UK-based Head of Business Engagement at the Department for International Development, said, “This exciting new company brings together companies and civil society to get health and hygiene products to new markets. The approach is also helping to economically empower rural women -a real win- for business and development.”

Mark Rakestraw, Acting Deputy High Commissioner in Karachi hosted the event at the Deputy High Commission. He said, “The UK is a strong supporter of Pakistan’s prosperity. I’m pleased that this smart new initiative is building on the ideas of RB, a UK based company, and has the potential for huge success. With financial support from the UK government via DFID, the Deputy High Commission is pleased to be supporting this initiative.”

In Pakistan, DFID is working with the Government and the private sector to strengthen institutions, deepen markets and build systems to stimulate sustainable and inclusive private sector-led economic development. The aim is to be a catalyst for change by: demonstrating successful business models which the private sector can replicate and scale-up; creating standalone institutions which will continue to help poor people long after DFID support is concluded.

For more information, contact:
Reckitt Benckiser (Pakistan) Limited
9th floor, QM Building
Plot No. BC-15 Block 7, Clifton
Karachi 74400
Pakistan
Tell: +92 21 3583 9043

Notification

Karachi, October 03, 2018 (PPI-OT): Services, General Administration and Coordination Department Government of Sindh has notified that Mr. Farrukh Habib, an officer of Ex-PCS (BS-20), Director General, Provincial Ombudsman (Mohtasib) Secretariat, Sindh, is transferred and posted with immediate effect and until further orders as Secretary, Provincial Ombudsman (Mohtasib) Secretariat, Sindh, vice Ms. Lubna Salahuddin, an officer of Ex-PCS (BS-20), transferred and directed to report to Services, General Administration and Coordination Department.

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

Chief Justice of Pakistan lectures on Role of Judiciary in Governance in Pakistan at PAF Complex Islamabad

Islamabad, October 03, 2018 (PPI-OT): Hon’ble Chief Justice of Pakistan, Mr. Justice Mian Saqib Nisar visited PAF Complex Islamabad today on request extended by Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan NI(M). Hon’ble Chief Justice of Pakistan delivered a lecture on “Role of Judiciary in governance in Pakistan” to officers of Pakistan Airforce.

His lordship also gave them an overview of Judicial System of Pakistan. Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan NI(M) acknowledged the landmark initiative by Supreme Court of Pakistan for construction of dams in Pakistan and handed over a cheque of over 100 million on behalf of all ranks of Pakistan Air Force as donation to Diamer Bhasha and Mohmand Dams Fund.

For more information, contact:
Supreme Court of Pakistan
Constitution Avenue, G-5/2,
Islamabad, Pakistan
Tel: +92-51-9220581-600
Fax: +92-51-9213452
Email: mail@supremecourt.gov.pk
Website: http://www.supremecourt.gov.pk

President appoints Justice (R) Amanullah Khan as Governor Balochistan

President Dr Arif Alvi has appointed Justice (r) Amanullah Khan as Governor Balochistan.

The appointment has been made at the advice of Prime Minsiter Imran Khan.

Source: Radio Pakistan

India not to succeed in its nefarious designs to suppress freedom movement of Kashmiris: Masood

President Azad Jammu and Kashmir Sardar Masood Khan says India is attempting to change the demography of Occupied Kashmir by converting the majority of Kashmiris into minority.

Talking to media along with UK Member of Parliament Tony Lloyd in Islamabad on Wednesday, he said New Delhi will not succeed in its nefarious designs to suppress the freedom movement of Kashmiri people through resorting to cowardly acts.

Sardar Masood said scores of people of Azad Kashmir martyred due to Indian firing at Line of Control. He urged said India to abide by the 2003 ceasefire agreement.

He said the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights has recently published a comprehensive report highlighting the draconian laws of India in Occupied Kashmir.

Apprising about his recent visit to the USA, the president said that he effectively raised the Kashmir issue at the meeting of the OIC contact group for Kashmir.

He also thanked Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi for effectively raising the Kashmir issue at the United Nations and General Assembly.

Speaking on the occasion, Tony Lloyd said the issue of Kashmir cannot be resolved by the use of force and dialogue is the only way forward to resolve it.

Source: Radio Pakistan

Pakistan Air Force donates over Rs100m to dams’ fund

Chief Justice Supreme Court Justice Mian Saqib Nisar visited PAF Complex in Islamabad today (Wednesday) on request of Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan.

He delivered a lecture on “Role of Judiciary in governance in Pakistan” to officers of Pakistan Air force. He also gave them an overview of Judicial System of Pakistan.

Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan acknowledged the landmark initiative by Supreme Court of Pakistan for construction of dams in Pakistan and handed over a cheque of over 100 million rupees on behalf of all ranks of Pakistan Air Force as donation to the Fund.

Source: Radio Pakistan