PM, Saudi Crown Prince discuss matters of mutual interest

Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif held a meeting with Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman in Jeddah last night and exchanged views on matters of mutual interest.Earlier, on his arrival at Royal Palace, he was received by the Crown Prince.He was…

Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif held a meeting with Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman in Jeddah last night and exchanged views on matters of mutual interest.

Earlier, on his arrival at Royal Palace, he was received by the Crown Prince.

He was also presented guard of honour on the occasion.

Source: Radio Pakistan

Pakistan, Italy to sign labour agreement soon: Ambassador Jauhar

Ambassador of Pakistan to Italy, Jauhar Saleem has said Pakistan and Italy will sign a labour agreement soon aimed at providing employment opportunities to Pakistan’s skilled labor in Italian market.Talking to the media through video link from Rome, he…

Ambassador of Pakistan to Italy, Jauhar Saleem has said Pakistan and Italy will sign a labour agreement soon aimed at providing employment opportunities to Pakistan’s skilled labor in Italian market.

Talking to the media through video link from Rome, he said that documents are being exchanged between the two sides to finalize the labor agreement and negotiations are expected to commence soon in this regard.

Replying to a question, he said the embassy’s lobbying also helped in Pakistan being re-included in the Italian Seasonal Work Visa Program for 2021 and 2022, which would offer diverse opportunities to Pakistani diaspora.

He said that Pakistani workers under Seasonal Work Visa Programme have started arriving in Italy since March 2022.

Source: Radio Pakistan

WAPDA devises hydropower generation expansion plan to increase hydel energy share

The Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) has devised a comprehensive hydropower generation expansion plan to increase hydel energy share from existing 9406MW to 20,591MW by 2028-29.Official sources told APP that the share of hydel energy would…

The Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) has devised a comprehensive hydropower generation expansion plan to increase hydel energy share from existing 9406MW to 20,591MW by 2028-29.

Official sources told APP that the share of hydel energy would be added in two phases.

Under 1st phase, the share of hydel energy would be enhanced from 9406MW to 12,366MW by 2025 and in next phase it would be jacked up to 20,591MW till 2028-29.

The WAPDA officials said, at present, hydel share in overall energy mix stood at 31 per cent with annual energy generation of 37 billion units.

The WAPDA, under its generation plan would add 17 billion units of low-cost hydel electricity raising the number of units from 37 to 54 billion by the year 2025.

Source: Radio Pakistan

Sajid Hussain Turi vows to address problems of overseas Pakistanis on priority basis

Minister for Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Sajid Hussain Turi has expressed the government’s determination to address the problems of overseas Pakistanis on priority basis.Addressing a news conference in Islamabad on Saturday, he said we colle…

Minister for Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Sajid Hussain Turi has expressed the government’s determination to address the problems of overseas Pakistanis on priority basis.

Addressing a news conference in Islamabad on Saturday, he said we collectively will take such decisions which protect the rights of overseas Pakistanis.

PPP Secretary Information Faisal Karim Kundi in his remarks said that we do not believe in character assassination of the political opponents.

Source: Radio Pakistan