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Pakistani student Robotics Team heads to International Competition in the United States

Islamabad, July 14, 2017 (PPI-OT): Six Pakistani students and their mentors departed for the United States today to participate in the inaugural FIRST Global Challenge robotics competition in Washington, D.C. The Pakistani team, which is financially supported by the American Embassy, will work with other teams from across the world to accomplish engineering tasks focused on access to clean water.

American Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Jonathan Pratt met with the team members shortly before their departure and encouraged them to collaborate actively with their counterparts from the United States and approximately 160 other nations. “I hope you take advantage of the opportunity to share ideas about how to use robotics to solve some of the biggest problems that Pakistan, the United States, and other countries around the world face,” Pratt said.

Team mentor Ali Syed noted that the team has been actively preparing for this international competition organized by FIRST USA for weeks, after winning a national competition organized by Lets Innovate to represent Pakistan globally. “Our team is honoured to represent Pakistan on this international stage and to show that Pakistani students have a passion and an aptitude for solving problems through robotics,” said team mentor Ali Syed.

For more information, contact:
Information Office Public Affairs Section
Embassy of the United States of America
U.S. Embassy, Islamabad- Pakistan
Tel: +92-51-2082911, +92-51-2081136
Cell: +92-300-5012640
Fax: +92-51-2278607
Email: webmasterisb@state.gov

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Security forces killed two suicide bombers while foiling terrorists attack on border post in Khyber Agency.According to ISPR, terrorists were killed in repulsive attack as they were attempting fire raid and targeting Misthara post, on Pak-Afghan Border...

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Sindh government approves Special Incentive Allowance for Vaccinators

Karachi, July 13, 2017 (PPI-OT):The Government of Sindh Finance Department has with the approval of the Competent Authority (i.e. Chief Minister Sindh) allowed Special Incentive Allowance @ Rs.4000/- per month to the Vaccinators (BS-06), EPI, Health De...

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President Sindh Journalist Council, delegates call on Sindh Information Minister Syed Nasir Hussain Shah

Karachi, July 13, 2017 (PPI-OT):A delegation of Sindh Journalist Council headed by its President Ghazi Jhander who called on the Sindh Information Minister Syed Nasir Hussain Shah at his office here. The delegation remained with him for some time and a...

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Nasir Shah directs PTA and RTA to protect valuable properties

Karachi, July 13, 2017 (PPI-OT):Sindh Minister for Transport, Mass transit, Labour, Human Resources and Information Syed Nasir Hussain Shah has dire the PTA and RTAs Secretaries to protect the valuable properties lying under their control, pursue the pending legal and court matters and achieve the targets of revenue with the aim of welfare of the commuters properly not only increase the number of revenue targets.

This he said while reviewing the progress and performance of Provincial and Regional Transport Authorities at his office here. Secretary Transport Abdul Raheem Soomro, officials of Transport, Secretary PTA Manzoor Kanrani and others attended the meeting. Minister Transport Syed Nasir Hussain Shah has said that they would monitor and inspect their jurisdiction to provide relief to the commuters.

He directed them to coordinate with Divisional/Regional and District administration and Police authorities for their legal and technical support to implement traffic rules and transport law for the maximum benefits to the people at large with honesty, dedication and devotion, after wards no such complaints and public grievances are received, concerned official will not be spared and tolerated.

Secretary Transport Sindh Abdul Raheem Soomro while addressing them and has stressed the need of professionalism, commitment and motivation towards their official obligations and responsibilities for resolved the public grievance’s and problems. He also exhorted them to send their suggestions and recommendations of public issues.

The Secretary also said that the deptt had to evolve a computerised system and mechanism to issue route permits, data must be compiled to run the affairs of PTA and RTAs on fast track instead of manual working and slow disposal of working and affairs. PTA and RTAs should pursue the pending matters related to legal, court, permits and properties etc and coordinate with focal person for early disposal the same without delay.

Secretaries of PTA and RTAs apprised the progress and performance during the financial year including recovery, route permits, court cases and properties details. While informed that on the strict directives of the Minister Transport Sindh Syed Nasir Hussain Shah, a massive campaign was launched before Eid against exorbitant transporters had challaned 159 and fined them with a Rs.281,000 and Rs.417800 were returned back to the commuters during eid holidays. However 948 School Vans and coaches who used cylinders were inspected out of which 428 illegal cylinders were seized and fined them over Rs.933850 were received from them.

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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