Faculty, students of COMSATS Sahiwal Campus spend day at Okara Garrison

Faculty and students of COMSATS University Islamabad Sahiwal Campus spent a day with Pakistan Army at Okara Garrison.

The delegation was briefed about the role and sacrifices of Pakistan Army for the country.

Students were provided with the opportu…


Faculty and students of COMSATS University Islamabad Sahiwal Campus spent a day with Pakistan Army at Okara Garrison.

The delegation was briefed about the role and sacrifices of Pakistan Army for the country.

Students were provided with the opportunity to observe training exercises. Apart from this, the students were informed about infantry, armored and artillery weapons.

On the occasion, the students commended the services and sacrifices of Pakistan Army for the country.

Source: Radio Pakistan

PM Shehbaz praises Buddhist scholars for promoting interfaith harmony

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has said Pakistan is proud of its ancient Buddhist heritage, which flourished in the northwest Pakistan in the shape of Gandhara art and culture, over two thousand years ago.

He was talking to a delegation of Buddhist l…


Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has said Pakistan is proud of its ancient Buddhist heritage, which flourished in the northwest Pakistan in the shape of Gandhara art and culture, over two thousand years ago.

He was talking to a delegation of Buddhist leaders, who called on him in Islamabad today [Wednesday].

Welcoming the delegation, he expressed his gratitude for their participation in the Symposium, being held in Pakistan in connection with the ‘Vesak Day’ that commemorates the birth, enlightenment and passing away of Lord Buddha.

The Prime Minister underscored the importance that his government attached to interfaith harmony. He also acknowledged the valuable contributions of the Buddhist scholars and monks to the promotion of interfaith harmony and understanding.

The Buddhist leaders appreciated the Prime Minister’s commitment to fostering a culture of inclusivity and respect for all religions. They also commended Pakistan’s efforts to preserve and promote its Buddhist heritage sites and cultural artifa
cts. The delegation members showed their keen desire to collaborate with Pakistan in preserving and promoting Buddhist heritage in Pakistan.

During the meeting, the Prime Minister and the delegation discussed ways to strengthen interfaith dialogue and cooperation, as well as opportunities for cultural and academic exchanges between Pakistan and the Buddhist majority countries.

The meeting concluded with a resolve to continue exploring avenues for mutual understanding and cooperation, and to work together towards a more harmonious and peaceful world. In that connection, the possibility of establishing a joint forum for dialogue and collaboration was especially discussed.

The delegation is visiting Pakistan to attend a symposium and an exhibition titled “From Gandhara to the World,” organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The delegation includes Sri Lanka’s Minister for Buddhasasana, Religious and Cultural Affairs Vidura Wikramanayaka, Thich Duc Tuan from Vietnam, Anil Sakya from Thailand and Dr Kesha
bman Shakya from Nepal.

Source: Radio Pakistan

Acting President, PM express grief over tragic accident in Balochistan

Acting President Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani and Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif have expressed grief and sorrow over the deaths in a traffic accident in Washuk, Balochistan.

Condoling with the bereaved families, they prayed for the departed soul…


Acting President Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani and Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif have expressed grief and sorrow over the deaths in a traffic accident in Washuk, Balochistan.

Condoling with the bereaved families, they prayed for the departed souls.

They said we stand with the bereaved families in this difficult time.

The Acting President prayed for the early recovery of those injured in the accident.

Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif has expressed deep grief and sorrow over the tragic traffic accident in Washuk district of Balochistan.

The Prime Minister also directed to provide all possible medical aid to those injured in the accident.

Balochistan Chief Minister Mir Sarfraz Bugti has also expressed deep grief and sorrow over loss of precious lives in the accident.

In a statement today, he directed concerned officials to provide better health facilities to injured passengers. He also expressed sympathy with bereaved families and prayed for the departed souls.

Source: Radio Pakistan

Azerbaijan’s FM in Islamabad for talks with Pakistani leadership

The Foreign Minister of Azerbaijan, Jeyhun Bayramov, has arrived in Islamabad on a two-day official visit.

He was warmly received at the Islamabad International Airport by Additional Foreign Secretary (Afghanistan and West Asia), Ahmed Naseem Warrai…


The Foreign Minister of Azerbaijan, Jeyhun Bayramov, has arrived in Islamabad on a two-day official visit.

He was warmly received at the Islamabad International Airport by Additional Foreign Secretary (Afghanistan and West Asia), Ahmed Naseem Warraich.

During his visit, Foreign Minister Jeyhun Bayramov is scheduled to hold important meetings with key Pakistani officials. He will call on Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif, and Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar, to discuss bilateral relations and regional matters of mutual interest.

Source: Radio Pakistan

Pakistan, Saint Lucia formalize diplomatic relations

Pakistan and Caribbean island country, Saint Lucia have formalized their diplomatic relations.

Pakistan’s Permanent representative to the United Nations Ambassador Munir Akram and his Saint Lucian counterpart Ambassador Menissa Rambally signed the j…


Pakistan and Caribbean island country, Saint Lucia have formalized their diplomatic relations.

Pakistan’s Permanent representative to the United Nations Ambassador Munir Akram and his Saint Lucian counterpart Ambassador Menissa Rambally signed the joint communiqué on behalf of their countries at a ceremony at Pakistani mission in New York today.

Speaking on the occasion, Ambassador Munir Akram said Pakistan and St. Lucia have been cooperating at multilateral fora and establishment of formal relations will further expand their bilateral ties in trade, commerce, political cooperation, and tourism.

He said people of Pakistan and St. Lucia share love for cricket and we look forward to stronger people-to-people bond.

The Ambassador said there is immense tourism potential in both the countries that can be explored through visits of tourists.

In her remarks on the occasion, Ambassador Menissa Rambally said Pakistan and Saint Lucia already enjoy wonderful relationship and the formalizing of diplomatic ties will
provide an opportunity to further build on the existing ties.

She mentioned that former West Indies cricketer, Darren Sammy, who belongs to St. Lucia is an honorary Pakistani citizen and always talks about Pakistan and the hospitality of its people.

Source: Radio Pakistan

‘Pakistan to provide vocational training to Sri Lankan students’

Minister for Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony Chaudhry Salik Hussain has said Pakistan will provide vocational training to Sri Lankan students in the medical and religious fields.

Talking to Sri Lankan Minister of Religious and Cultural Affa…


Minister for Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony Chaudhry Salik Hussain has said Pakistan will provide vocational training to Sri Lankan students in the medical and religious fields.

Talking to Sri Lankan Minister of Religious and Cultural Affairs Vidura Wickramanayake, who called on him in Islamabad today, he said the number of scholarships for Sri Lankan students is also being increased

Chaudhry Salik Hussain informed the visiting dignitary that Gandhara culture, art, and structures are being preserved in Pakistan.

He highlighted that Pakistan is taking care of many holy places of Sikhs and other religions in Hasan Abdal.

Sri Lankan Religious Minister Vidura Wickramanayake said opportunities should also be created for Sri Lankan youth in the tourism sector in Pakistan.

Meanwhile, Kazakhstan Ambassador Yerzhan Kistafan also called on Chaudhry Salik Hussain and discussed issues of mutual interest and bilateral relations.

During the meeting, it was agreed to further promote bilateral relations and
share Pakistani students’ data with Kazakhstan so that there is no incident of violence.

Chaudhry Salik Hussain emphasized that the concerned authorities of both countries should organize a security dialogue. He said the two countries have great potential in the airline business and Kazakhstan’s airline can become a means of communication with Pakistan.

The Kazakhstan Ambassador said dealing with Islamophobia is one of the priorities of Muslim countries. He said Kazakhstan is preparing to organize a religious conference next month and hoped that Pakistan’s participation in the conference will strengthen religious dialogue.

Source: Radio Pakistan

Malaysian HC calls for enhancing trade with Pakistan up to $12b

Malaysian High Commissioner to Pakistan Mohammad Azhar Bin Mazlan has called for enhancing bilateral trade up to 12 billion dollars.

Addressing the businessmen at the Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry, he said that the current volume of tra…


Malaysian High Commissioner to Pakistan Mohammad Azhar Bin Mazlan has called for enhancing bilateral trade up to 12 billion dollars.

Addressing the businessmen at the Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry, he said that the current volume of trade between the two countries is less than the mutual trade potential.

He said there are many opportunities for development in the halal industry in Malaysia and Pakistan.

He urged private sector of both countries to play their full role by taking tangible steps.

Malaysian High Commissioner said his country would extend full cooperation to Pakistan to become a regional hub of halal industry.

Source: Radio Pakistan

Pakistan seeks economic integration with Central Asian states

Pakistan has reaffirmed the resolve to cooperate with Central Asian countries to boost economic and trade activities in the region.

The expression was made by Minister for Privatization and Board of Investment Abdul Aleem Khan while addressing ‘Road…


Pakistan has reaffirmed the resolve to cooperate with Central Asian countries to boost economic and trade activities in the region.

The expression was made by Minister for Privatization and Board of Investment Abdul Aleem Khan while addressing ‘Road to Tien Shan’ regional forum in Tajikistan.

The Minister said international trade will ensure development and prosperity of the entire region.

He said Pakistan’s Port Qasim and Gawadar port are available for central Asia’s trade routes.

Abdul Aleem Khan said this international conference will also open up new avenues of cooperation between Pakistan and Tajikistan.

Source: Radio Pakistan

Interior Minister orders investigation into incidents of Margalla Hills forest fire

Interior Minister Mohsin Naqvi has ordered an investigation into the fifteen incidents of forest fire at the Margalla Hills in a single day.

He directed the authorities concerned to form an investigation committee to probe the incidents and determin…


Interior Minister Mohsin Naqvi has ordered an investigation into the fifteen incidents of forest fire at the Margalla Hills in a single day.

He directed the authorities concerned to form an investigation committee to probe the incidents and determine whether the fire was initiated intentionally or it happened accidentally.

Source: Radio Pakistan