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Congressman Joe Wilson calls on Foreign Minister

Islamabad, September 25, 2018 (PPI-OT): Congressman Joe Wilson, a Republican member of the House of Representatives from South Carolina, called on Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi in New York, says a press release received here today from New York. Congressman Wilson serves on both the House Foreign Affairs and the House Armed Services Committees. In the meeting, the Foreign Minister outlined his Government’s domestic and foreign policy priorities.

He said the support of young Pakistanis had played a major role in the election victory of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf. A major part of the Government’s wide-ranging development agenda was focused on delivering education, jobs and opportunities to the youth. Foreign Minister Qureshi also shared Prime Minister Imran Khan’s vision for a peaceful neighbourhood, which was critical to achieving the Government’s ambitious socio-economic plans for Pakistan.

He said Pakistan desired a broad based relationship with the United States that was based on mutual trust and respect. Appreciating Congressional assistance for enhancing Pakistan’s counter-terrorism capacity in the past, the Foreign Minister noted that Pakistan had successfully turned the corner in its fight against terrorism at a great cost of human life and resources. Congressman Wilson congratulated the Foreign Minister on the PTI’s election victory, following a second and historic democratic transition in Pakistan. He emphasized the need for continued cooperation between the two countries for achieving their common objectives in the region.

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Meeting of Foreign Minister with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs of the State of Kuwait

Islamabad, September 25, 2018 (PPI-OT): As part of his bilateral engagements on the side-lines of the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi met Sheikh Sabah Khalid Al Hamad Al Sabah, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kuwait, says a press release received here today from New York. Commending the excellent bilateral relations, the Kuwaiti Foreign Minister stressed that existing structured cooperation mechanisms in the political and the economic domains have provided a firm institutional basis to maintain this positive trajectory.

Expressing the desire to further deepen and broaden this relationship, the Kuwaiti Foreign Minister noted that there was immense untapped potential especially in the energy sector. Reciprocating the goodwill, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi underscored that Pakistan placed high priority to its fraternal relations with Kuwait. This was a relationship marked by close convergence of views on issues on mutual concern including a shared vision for regional peace and stability.

The Foreign Minister emphasized the need to further enhance trade and investments in various sectors including agriculture, agro-industries, fisheries and oil exploration in Pakistan. He added that easing visa regimes will contribute to this end. On invitation by Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Khalid Al Hamad Al Sabah, the Foreign Minister consented to visit Kuwait at the earliest. The Foreign Ministers expressed the confidence that such high level visits will provide further impetus to the exemplary relations between the two countries.

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Prime Minister Imran Khan chairs meeting on Federal Government funded development projects in Karachi

Islamabad, September 16, 2018 (PPI-OT): Prime Minister Imran Khan chaired a meeting on development projects funded by the Federal Government at Karachi today. The meeting was attended by Governor Sindh Imran Ismail, Chief Minister Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah, Chief Secretary Sindh Maj. (R) Azam Sulaiman Khan, Commissioner Karachi Muhammad Sualeh Farooqi, Mayor Karachi Wasim Akhtar, senior officers of Karachi Water and Sewerage Board and Sindh government. The meeting was briefed about the Federal Government funded ongoing development projects particularly Green Line Project and the K-IV water supply project.

While discussing Green Line Project, the Prime Minister directed that a representative of Karachi Metropolitan Corporation should be included in the Board of Directors. It was informed that Karachi is facing a water shortage of 573 Million Gallons per day (MGD) as against a demand of 918 MGD. Prime Minister Imran Khan expressed concern over the water issues of Karachi and emphasized on enhanced coordination between federal and provincial governments for co-funded projects.

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An Initiative of Ten Billion Tsunami Tree Plantation “Has Been Kick Started

Islamabad, September 02, 2018 (PPI-OT): After a one billion successful tree plantation experience at KPK, the incumbent government of PTI has categorically decided to plant ten billion trees throughout the country within next five years. Therefore the government announced 2nd September, as tree plantation day to initiate this mass plantation campaign throughout the country. Advisor to PM on climate change Malik Amin Aslam was himself steering the drive. Ministry of climate change has established nearly 200 Collection Points in five mega cities. So that people could get free saplings for plantation and the lists of locations were made viral on social media.

A hash tag #Plant 4Pakistan especially developed for the awareness and extensive publicity of this campaign remained top trending throughout the day. Like other cities, people of twin cities enthusiastically participated in the drive. Government officials, Civil Society, NGOs, Students and general public expressed their keen interest in this initiative. Ministry of climate change has revealed that 1.5 million trees have been planted so for and this process will continue with full zeal and zest. Advisor to PM on climate change Malik Amin Aslam has expressed his special thanks to the people who came out of their houses on 02 September and made this initiative, a successful endeavour.

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Prime Minister Imran Khan chairs meeting on issue of security and facilitation of the Zaireen visiting holy places abroad

Islamabad, September 02, 2018 (PPI-OT): Prime Minister Imran Khan today chaired a meeting on the issue of security and facilitation of the Zaireen at the Prime Minister’s Office. The meeting was attended by Chief Minister Balochistan Jam Kamal Khan, MoS for Interior Mr. Shahryar Afridi, Secretary to Prime Minister, Secretary Interior, Secretary Religious Affairs, Chief Secretary Balochistan and senior government officers. The Prime Minister observed that the security of the Zaireen, visiting holy places abroad, is a foremost priority and no effort should be spared in providing fool-proof security and ensuring proper facilitation of the Zaireen.

The Prime Minister directed that a comprehensive action plan should be chalked out, in consultation with all stakeholders, within 48 hours for the security of Zaireen visiting Iran, Iraq and other holy places during the coming month of Moharram. The Prime Minister directed that immigration counters at Pak-Iran border should be enhanced to facilitate Zaireen in speedy immigration process. The Prime Minister further directed that a permanent mechanism should also be evolved to streamline the entire operations of Zaireen for the future.

In this context, the Prime Minister directed Minister of State Mr. Shehryar Afridi to coordinate with Chief Minister Balochistan and other stakeholders including the security forces and Ministry of Religious Affairs, to streamlining the process and ensure provision of maximum facilitation to the visiting Zaireen. He further directed that a comprehensive time bound action plan with delineated responsibilities may be submitted for his approval to regulate the matter.

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Prime Minister Imran Khan chairs a meeting on Local Government system

Islamabad, September 02, 2018 (PPI-OT): Prime Minister Imran Khan today chaired a meeting on Local Government system at the Prime Minister’s Office. The meeting was attended by Federal Ministers, Chief Ministers of Punjab, Baluchistan and KP, Provincial Ministers, federal and provincial secretaries of relevant departments and senior government officers. Detailed presentations were made and threadbare discussions followed during the meeting on the local bodies system which was introduced in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa by the PTI government for empowering people at the grassroots level and the proposed system to be replicated in other provinces.

The Prime Minister in his remarks said that the transfer of power at grassroots level and empowering people in a real sense is the main plank of Party’s reform agenda. He said that the past practice of centralization of power into few hands and at times into one individual had not only deprived the people of any meaningful say in the government’s affairs but had also stripped the people of their right to have adequate resources for their development.

A high-powered committee was constituted by the Prime Minister for holding in depth discussions and formulating a proposed structure of the local bodies within one week. The recommendations of the Committee would then be scrutinized and presented before the assemblies of the respective provinces for their consideration. The process of finalizing recommendations for initiating legislation process should be completed within one month, directed the Prime Minister.

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Principal Information Officer,
Press Information Department (PID)
Tel: +92-51-9252323, +92-51-9252324
Fax: +92-51-9252325, +92-51-9252326
Email: piopid@gmail.com
Website: www.pid.gov.pk