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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Following a meeting with Imran Khan at Adiala Jail on Wednesday, PTI Chairman Imran Khan’s attorney Sardar Latif Khosa reaffirmed that Khan will continue to lead the party. Reporters were informed by Khosa that Khan would still be in charge of the PTI and that there had been a miscommunication about his place inside the party. Furthermore, he added that Khan had refuted the notion that the party used a “minus one” calculation. The attorney went on to say that Bushra Bibi’s and Khan’s bail requests had been extended till December 6. Additionally, he stated that the jail trial was still in progress and that there was no guarantee that the notice of the trial would be successful.
Islamabad: Saudi Arabia has extended the term of its $3 billion deposit with the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) for an additional year, which is a significant development for the faltering economy. The SBP said in a statement on Wednesday that “the Saudi Fund for Development (SFD), on behalf of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, has extended the term for the deposit of USD 3 billion maturing on December 5, 2023 for another one year.” The statement went on to say that the extension of the deposit’s duration is an ongoing demonstration of the kingdom’s support for Pakistan, which will help to preserve that nation’s foreign exchange reserves and foster economic expansion.
Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar, the caretaker prime minister, honoured the nation’s heroes on Tuesday by visiting the United Arab Emirates (UAE) martyrs memorial in Abu Dhabi. To honour the Emiratis who lost their lives while performing their duties, the prime minister placed a wreath at “Wahat Al Karama,” the national and cultural landmark that means “the oasis of dignity.” PM Kakar was informed by Sheikh Theyab bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the chairman of the Office of Development and Martyrs Families Affairs, regarding the monument’s significance as a symbol of the heroic sacrifices made by our country’s heroes. On this occasion, the prime minister received a static guard of honour.
Tuesday’s homage by President Dr. Arif Alvi was directed towards the soldiers who were martyred in two different terrorist attacks this month, one in Pasni and the other in North Waziristan. The president paid tribute to the martyrs’ valour and spoke with the relatives of Sepoy Shahzeb, Sepoy Muhammad Sohail, and Lans Havaldar Basit Imran. “The sacrifices of martyrs will not go in vain and terrorism will be eliminated from the soil of the country,” he stated. The president prayed to Allah Almighty to provide the troops’ spirits an exalted position and sent his condolences to their family. On November 3rd and November 12th, respectively, in the Garyum and Mir Ali regions of North Waziristan, Sepoy Shahzeb and Sepoy Muhammad Sohail were martyred.
Murtaza Solangi, the federal minister for information, broadcasting, and parliamentary affairs, stated on Tuesday that the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) will carry out its constitutional mandate to hold fair, transparent, and impartial elections, and the government will back it. Speaking with media representatives here, he stated that the Constitution contained 280 provisions in total, including Article 254 and the provision requiring elections every 90 days. “Everyone in Pakistan has freedom to express opinion, complain and criticise,” Solangi said.
According to Madad Ali Sindhi, the federal minister for education, education is essential to a nation’s growth and development. During a seminar at International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI) themed “Revolutionising higher education: reconciling required & acquired learning,” he made this statement on Tuesday. According to Madad Ali Sindhi, the digital revolution has altered teaching strategies and eliminated the need for physical and schedule barriers for education. He placed a strong emphasis on the application of technology to education. The Minister believed that the best approach to build a robust, stable, and affluent society was through education. He believed that our country’s main focus should be education.
A ceremony was held on Tuesday by the Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI) to honour Maulana Zafar Ali Khan, the leader of the Pakistan Movement, on his 67th birthday. The main attendees were Dr. Tariq Fazal Chaudhry, a former federal minister, and Syed Jamal Shah, the caretaker federal minister for national heritage and culture. Speaking on the occasion, Syed Jamal Shah, the Federal Minister for National Heritage and Culture, said that Maulana Zafar Ali Khan’s life served as a beacon for all of us since he consistently brought the oppressed’s voice to bear against their oppressors. He stated that Pakistan’s economy was going through a challenging time right now and encouraged all political leaders and parties to work together to get the nation out of the current challenges.
Hafiz Muhammad Tahir Mahmood Ashrafi, the prime minister’s special representative on religious harmony and the Pakistani diaspora in the Middle East and Islamic countries, emphasised the benefits of the Special Investment Facilitation Council (SIFC) and the improving economic situation in Pakistan on Tuesday. He attributed this progress to the cooperative efforts of Arab and Islamic countries. In remarks to the Arab and national press, he said that positive things were coming out of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, and other friendly countries after the significant financial deals with the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Ashrafi, who also holds the position of chairman of the Pakistan Ulema Council, recognised that the confidence of friendly nations and the devoted work of Chief of Army Staff General Syed Asim Munir enabled foreign investment in Pakistan.
The Lahore High Court (LHC) ordered authorities on Tuesday to shut down all businesses by 10 p.m. every day in an attempt to combat the city’s rising pollution levels. In a thorough series of environmental petitions, Justice Shahid Karim of the Lahore High Court instructed authorities to compel the closing of all marketplaces, eateries, and other businesses by 10 p.m. The Punjab Chief Secretary and the CCPO Lahore have been instructed by the court to see to it that the court’s directives are carried out. The Punjab government has also been instructed by the LHC to notify banks and offices about the two-day work-from-home policy. Despite attempts to lessen harmful fog, Lahore, the second-biggest city in Pakistan, was once again named the most polluted city in the world on Tuesday.
The constituencies for the next general elections were determined by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Tuesday. Using the data from the digital census, the ECP finished this duty after responding to 1,324 complaints from across the nation. The calendar for the elections is scheduled to be revealed in the second week of December, and the approved constituencies will be published on November 30.
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