Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar, the caretaker prime minister, stated on Sunday that because the bulk of the population in the Indus Basin is dependent on the river, climate change adaptation in Pakistan is essential to climate change adaptation in the Indus Basin. He claimed that the main cause of Pakistan’s climate crisis was a water shortage that required urgent attention. Speaking at the ‘Living Indus Initiative’ event at the Pakistan Pavilion at the United Nations’ 28th Conference of Parties (COP 28), the prime minister stated that Pakistan ranks eighth globally in terms of climate change vulnerability. According to him, Living Indus is a broad project that aims to bring back the natural balance of the Indus inside Pakistan’s borders.
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The first-ever Pakistan-Qatar IT Conference got underway at the JW Marriott Marquis City Centre in Doha, Qatar, with enthusiastic participation from leading Pakistani IT companies and regional enterprises in Qatar. Dr. Umar Saif, the acting federal minister for information technology and telecommunication, presided over the inauguration ceremony. According to a news release received here on Sunday, Dr. Umar Saif showcased Pakistan’s technology capabilities to a broad audience at the conference that included government executives and corporate leaders in Qatar. With the goal of boosting Pakistan’s IT exports and taking advantage of the significant untapped prospects in the area, this event is the first trip of an IT delegation from Pakistan to Qatar.
Anwaar ul Haq Kakar, the caretaker prime minister, has declared that anti-state forces will not be permitted to undermine the stability of Gilgit Baltistan. In a message released today, he restated his resolve and denounced the shooting event that occurred on a bus in Chilas. According to the prime minister, the fight against terrorism won’t end until it’s totally eradicated in the nation. He begged for patience for the families of the fallen individuals and conveyed his profound grief over their martyrs in the incident. Targeting defenceless bystanders, he claimed, is evidence of the cowardice of terrorists. Separately, Pakistan has been recognised for its strong voice and proactive support of climate finance for developing nations, according to Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaar Ul Haq Kakar.
ISLAMABAD: On the fringes of the COP 28 UN Climate change summit in Dubai, Abdul Rahman bin Muhammad Al Awais, the Minister of Health of the United Arab Emirates, and Caretaker Federal Minister for Health Dr. Nadeem Jan held a special meeting. Dr. Nadeem extended an invitation to attend the Global Health Summit in Islamabad during their encounter. He expressed his congratulations to his colleague for organising COP 28 so well. Additionally, Dr. Nadeem Jan informed his counterpart on Pakistan’s current goal for health sector reform. The minister briefed his counterpart on the January 2024 Global Health Security Summit.
According to a statement released by the Foreign Office on Sunday, talks between Pakistan and the US are taking place over a number of topics, including the status of affairs in Afghanistan. In an effort to expedite the consultation process, the two nations are also exchanging visits, according to FO spokesperson Mumtaz Zahra Baloch, who also mentioned that significant US officials will be visiting Pakistan in the coming days. Islamabad has always held Kabul accountable for the increase in terrorist attacks and the use of Afghan oil as a means of attack against its neighbour. Following an attack in Bannu by a terrorist associated with Hafiz Gul Bahadur’s outfit, Pakistan has also requested that the government governed by the Taliban deport him.
The National Assembly (NA) general seat count has been lowered to 336 by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) in their latest publication of the final list of constituencies. This is a fall of six seats from the previous count of 342. There is a decrease in the number of general seats in the National Assembly (NA) from 272 to 266 according to the constituency list made public by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP). The number of seats held by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) in the National Assembly has decreased from 51 to 45. Following the delimitation procedure, the united districts’ twelve National Assembly members were reduced to six. This revision complies with the 25th Amendment to the Constitution, which was made subsequent to the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) merger.
The Minister of Commerce and Industries of Pakistan, Dr. Gohar Ejaz, escorted a formal delegation of solicitors’ office representatives as well as secretaries from the Board of Investment (BOI) and Ministry of Commerce in Saudi Arabia. A news release released here on Sunday stated that he met with the GCC’s Chief Negotiator to finalise the FTA’s investment-related provisions. The remaining aspects of the investment chapter, such as investment protection and facilitation, were the subject of lengthy deliberations between the technical teams of the two parties. The possible effects of the FTA on bilateral trade and investment flows were also explored. “This is a significant advancement in our endeavours to fortify economic connections between Pakistan and the GCC,” Ejaz declared.
Over 700 Palestinians have lost their lives in Gaza in the past 24 hours, according to the director general of the Government Media Office in Gaza, who made this announcement to international media. He continued by saying that the Gaza Strip has seen the displacement of over 1.5 million people. Israel escalates its attacks on Gaza as appeals for a truce are made internationally. According to FRANCE 24’s Luke Shrago in Tel Aviv, Israel unleashed hundreds of strikes against what it called “Hamas infrastructure targets” on Saturday night and Sunday. As they expand their offensive into southern Gaza, Israeli soldiers claim to have struck munitions storage facilities, command centres, and tunnels. As a result, Hamas officials have begun to update their fatality tolls.
On the fringes of the COP28 conference on Friday, interim prime minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar engaged in casual conversations with several international leaders. The prime minister had casual interactions with a number of prime ministers, including Danish Prime Minister Mette Fredrickson and British Prime Minister Rishi Sunik. During the High Level Segment of the 28th Conference of Parties, the prime minister engaged in a casual conversation with British King Charles III. The prime minister is joined at the summit by the Caretaker Ministers, who are Energy Minister Muhammad Ali, Finance Minister Dr. Shamshad Akhtar, Climate Change Minister Ahmed Irfan Aslam, and Foreign Minister Jalil Abbas Jilani. On the fringes of the COP-28 meeting in Dubai today, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar met.
Pakistan has asked once more that Afghan authorities move quickly and decisively to suppress terrorist organisations that are based there. Foreign Office Spokesperson Mumtaz Zahra Baloch expressed concerns over terrorist sanctuaries in Afghanistan during her weekly news briefing today in Islamabad. She claimed that these terrorists are still killing people in Pakistan throughout their attacks. According to the spokeswoman, Pakistan wants cordial and peaceful ties with Afghanistan. We are deeply sorry for our comrades in Afghanistan who have endured immense suffering due to a challenging humanitarian and security situation. According to her, Pakistan has argued on a global scale for the continuation of humanitarian supplies to Afghanistan.
The cabinet committee for smog eradication met at the office of Punjab Caretaker Chief Minister Mohsin Naqvi to discuss the state of affairs. During the meeting, specialists in the fields of health and the environment provided recommendations on how to counteract the negative impacts of smog. Following careful consideration, Chief Minister Naqvi declared that the restrictions caused by the haze would be lifted and that on Friday and Saturday, marketplaces, eateries, establishments, and companies will stay open. In addition, Punjab’s educational institutions will begin their winter break on December 18. The CM gave the administration, LWMC, and PHA instructions to keep watering and cleaning the roads. In order to make sure that measures are taken to maintain a low air quality index, he also ordered a crackdown on factories that burn tyres and cars that generate large amounts of smoke.
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