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یہ وقت ہے شاندار لال ساحل کے نظاروں کا

پنجن لیوسنگ،17 اگست 2017ء/سن ہوا-ایشیانیٹ/– ریڈ بیچ نیشنل کوریڈور، شمال مشرقی چینی شہر پنجن میں واقع ایک شاندار سیاحتی مقام ہے۔ “ریڈ بیچ کپ” انٹرنیشنل یوتھ آرٹ فیسٹیول کا دوسرا ایڈیشن 14 اگست کو ہوا۔ چین، روس، امریکہ سمیت 11 ممالک سے 200 سے زیادہ نوجوانوں نے اس تقریب میں حصہ لیا۔ پنجن  ریڈ بیچ […]

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یہ وقت ہے شاندار لال ساحل کے نظاروں کا

پنجن لیوسنگ،17 اگست 2017ء/سن ہوا-ایشیانیٹ/– ریڈ بیچ نیشنل کوریڈور، شمال مشرقی چینی شہر پنجن میں واقع ایک شاندار سیاحتی مقام ہے۔ “ریڈ بیچ کپ” انٹرنیشنل یوتھ آرٹ فیسٹیول کا دوسرا ایڈیشن 14 اگست کو ہوا۔ چین، روس، امریکہ سمیت 11 ممالک سے 200 سے زیادہ نوجوانوں نے اس تقریب میں حصہ لیا۔ پنجن  ریڈ بیچ […]

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Pakistan Standards and Quality Control Authority Task Force Team sealed Cooking Oil/Ghee Factory

Karachi, August 18, 2017 (PPI-OT): PSQAC Mobile Testing Lab Team raided at cooking oil / ghee unit at Korangi, along with Print and Electronic Media team. On arrival at Farhan Oil Products, Korangi Industrial Area, Karachi, the PSQCA Team caught sub-standard unlicensed food items from factory. PSQCA team caught unlicensed sub-standard cooking oil i.e. Phool, Khaiber, Sehat, Reffat, Shafi and Babojee Brand Banaspati, sealed the factory on the spot.

PSQCA team carried out testes in their Mobile Testing Laboratory on site in a transparent manner and after the tests announced the report of collected samples Pakistan Standards and Quality Control Authority (PSQCA) has warned producers and manufacturers to made products according to Pakistan Standards specifications and display the Authority’s logo on their products failing which the Authority will be constrained to take action under the rules.

The Authority has observed with concern that even some of the companies registered with it are not complying with the requirement. It had also sent a letter to all producers of food items to apply for registration. The cases against sub-standards products are in precises.

For more information, contact:
Media Adviser, PSQCA
Pakistan Standards and Quality Control Authority (PSQCA)
Government of Pakistan
(Ministry of Science and Technology)
Cell No. 0333-2266957
Tel: (92-21) 99206546
Fax: (92-21) 99203919
E-mail: mediaadvisor@psqca.com.pk
Website: www.psqca.com.pk

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Anti Corruption Establishment to establish an Anti-Corruption Court at Mirpurkhas

Karachi, August 18, 2017 (PPI-OT): Chairman Enquiries and Anti Corruption Establishment (ACE) Alamuddin Bullo while expressing his displeasure over poor performance of prosecutors and Investigation officers of ACE has said that inadequate case preparation will not be tolerated. This he said while presiding over an important meeting to review prosecution of the cases pending in Anti-Corruption courts across the province.

The meeting was briefed about the trap cases conducted during last three years, conviction/Acquittals granted during last year. The meeting was informed by the Director Anti Corruption Establishment Sindh Usman Ghani Siddique that 1458 cases are in pending at Anti Corruption courts across the province. In 2017 so far 13 corrupt officers/officials were convicted while 111 were released by the anti corruption courts.

The Chairman Anti Corruption expressed his displeasure over huge number of cases in which IOs failed to investigate properly and stated that a strict action will be taken against the officer who spoils the case with poor investigation. The Chairman further stated that there is a dire need of close coordination between the prosecutors and the investigation officers.

“The conviction rate in the cases of Anti-Corruption is dismal, therefore investigation and prosecution needs complete overhauling” added the Chairman Anti Corruption Establishment. The meeting also decided to establish an anti-corruption court at Mirpurkhas. The meeting also decided to take action against the applicant (under the section 182 and 193 of PPC) who misguides the Anti Corruption or provides fake evidences/application.

The Chairman ACE Alamuddin Bullo directed the Investigation officers to use modern devices/technology and forensic tools to collect the evidences for investigating financial crimes. The Chairman ACE further added that and internal committee of ACE will review all cases in which prosecution side has failed and if found any flaws in investigation or prosecution a strict action will be taken against the concerned officer.

The meeting was attended by the Special Secretary ACE Khalid Chachar, Director Establishment Usman Ghani Siddique, Director, Deputy Secretary, Dr. Mansoor Ali Wassan, Director Enquiries Zubair Pervez, Director Legal Abdul Hannan Shaikh, Deputy District Public Prosecutor Karachi Riyasat Ali, Assistant District Public Prosecutor Hyderabad Nadeem Ahmed Thaheem and Prosecuting Inspector/Investing Officers of Enquiries and Anti Corruption Establishment Sindh.

For more information, contact:
Information and Archives Department
Directorate of Press Information
Government of Sindh
95-Sindh Secretariat 4-B, Karachi
Tel: +92-21-99204423, +92-21-99204401
Website: http://sindhinformation.gos.pk

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United Nations World Food Programme launches Stunting Prevention Initiative in Kurram Agency, FATA

Peshawar, August 18, 2017 (PPI-OT): The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), in partnership with the Directorate of Health Services in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) of Pakistan, has formally launched a programme to prevent stunting in the Kurram Agency of FATA. Stunting occurs when a child’s growth and development is impaired from poor nutrition. The effort aims to prevent chronic malnutrition in children under five years of age as well as in pregnant women and nursing mothers. In the Kurram Agency, stunting rates stand at 57.6 percent, which is alarmingly high and well above the global average.

The initiative is supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) – Pakistan and will focus on preventing stunting during the “1,000-day window of opportunity,” the period between a woman’s pregnancy and her child’s second birthday. Inadequate nutrition during this time can irreversibly affect a child’s cognitive and physical development.

WFP will work with the Office of Research Innovation and Commercialization (ORIC) in Kurram to deliver locally produced specialized nutritious food for children aged 6-24 months, along with pregnant women and nursing mothers, through an extensive network of community-based female health workers and health facilities. In addition, children aged 24-59 months will receive micronutrient supplements. More than 75,000 children and women will benefit from the programme, and government staff will be trained to support and implement the programme to ensure its sustainability.

Senior officials from the FATA Secretariat, Directorate of Health, Khyber Medical University (KMU) and WFP participated in the launch event on 18 August. The chief guest of the event, Mr. Muhammad Fida Wazir, Additional Chief Secretary FATA stated that, subject to the availability of resources, the initiative will be gradually extended to other agencies of FATA.

The Vice Chancellor of KMU noted that this effort will strengthen the evidence base for providing specialized food for children and mothers to prevent stunting. Together with WFP programmes to support livelihoods and school feeding, he expressed hope that this programme will help reverse the trends of stunting in FATA.

“Stunting can rob children of the opportunity to reach their full potential in life,” said WFP Pakistan Acting Country Director Stephen Gluning. “In order to break the inter-generational cycle of undernutrition, we need to focus on mothers and very young children. We’ve already seen this approach show very promising results in Sindh, and we are hoping to see similar improvements in FATA.”

For more information, contact:
National Information Officer
United Nations Information Centre (UNIC)
Islamabad, Pakistan
Tel: +92-51-8355720
Cell: +92-300-8553790
Email: ishrat.rizvi@unic.org

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United Nations Secretary General’s message on World Humanitarian Day, 19 August 2017

Islamabad, August 18, 2017 (PPI-OT): Every year on World Humanitarian Day, we shine a spotlight on the millions of civilians around the world whose lives have been caught up in conflict. On this day, we also take a moment to honour the brave health and aid workers who are targeted or obstructed as they set out to help people in need, and pay tribute to the government employees, and representatives of international organizations and agencies who risk their daily lives to provide humanitarian aid.

Despite our efforts, civilians, including medial and humanitarian workers continue to bear the brunt of intense conflicts around the world. They are attacked and their access obstructed, while humanitarian supplies and hospitals are looted by fighting parties. In addition, in cities like Juba and Aleppo, housing, markets, schools and vital civilian infrastructure are destroyed.

In Yemen, a lethal cholera epidemic has killed more than 9,000 people. Health services and water and sanitation infrastructure are collapsing under the strain of war. In Iraq, Syria, South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Nigeria and elsewhere, thousands of women and girls urgently need protection, support and treatment for traumatic sexual violence and abuse.

The result of these crises is the record number of people – more than 65 million – forced to flee their homes from conflict. No one is winning these wars. We are all losing. This year, on World Humanitarian Day, the United Nations and our partners are calling on all global leaders to do everything in their power to protect people caught up in conflict. Let the world know: Civilians are Not A Target.

I invite you to stand with us in solidarity with civilians in conflict, and with the health and aid workers who risk their lives to help them. Get involved with our online campaign at worldhumantarianday.org. On World Humanitarian Day, let us commit to doing everything in our power to protect women, girls, men and boys in the line of fire, and to give them hope of a better future.

For more information, contact:
National Information Officer
United Nations Information Centre (UNIC)
Islamabad, Pakistan
Tel: +92-51-8355720
Cell: +92-300-8553790
Email: ishrat.rizvi@unic.org

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