Daily Archives: October 7, 2020

Kenyan Court Convicts Two in 2013 Westgate Mall Attack

NAIROBI – A Kenyan court has found two men guilty for their roles in the deadly 2013 terrorist attack inside Nairobi’s Westgate Mall. The men were convicted Wednesday of conspiring with and aiding the attackers from the Somali militant group

Zimbabwe Teachers Refuse to Return to Schools Over Pay, Sanitation

HARARE – Zimbabwe, like other African countries, is trying a phased re-opening of schools after closing in March due to COVID-19. But many teachers like 33-year-old Munyaradzi Masiyiwa are refusing to return to class, pointing to low pay and unsafe conditions. Masiyiwa said

State Bank of Pakistan introduces incentive and penalty mechanism for banks to promote housing and construction financing

Karachi, October 07, 2020 (PPI-OT): Building upon its earlier measure of setting mandatory target for banks to extend mortgage loans and financing for developers and builders, State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has introduced a mechanism to incentivize meeting these targets....

Promoting exports, value addition Government’s top priority: Dawood

Islamabad, October 07, 2020 (PPI-OT): Adviser on Commerce Razzak Dawood has said promoting exports and value addition is the priority of the government. He was talking to the Country Director of World Bank in Islamabad on Wednesday. They discussed matters...

Foreign Minister Qureshi vows to continue to play positive role for regional peace, security

Islamabad, October 07, 2020 (PPI-OT): Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has reaffirmed Pakistan’s determination to continue to play positive role for regional peace and security including the Afghan peace process. He made the remarks during his telephonic conversation with his...

Admiral Amjad Khan Niazi takes charge as new Naval Chief

Islamabad, October 07, 2020 (PPI-OT): Admiral Amjad Khan Niazi has taken charge as the new Naval Chief. At the change of command ceremony in Islamabad on Wednesday, Outgoing Naval Chief Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi handed over the command scroll to...

301,288 patients recovered from coronavirus in Pakistan

Islamabad, October 07, 2020 (PPI-OT): 624 new cases of coronavirus surfaced in the country whilst the contagion claimed lives of twelve more people during the last twenty-four hours. According to the latest statistics, the figure of patients recovered from the...

Admiral Amjad Khan Niazi to take charge as new Naval Chief today

Islamabad, October 07, 2020 (PPI-OT): Admiral Amjad Khan Niazi will take charge as the new Naval Chief on Wednesday. The change of command ceremony will be held in Islamabad. He is succeeding Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi. Admiral Amjad Khan Niazi...

Pakistan, Turkey enjoying exemplary bilateral ties: Tahir

Islamabad, October 07, 2020 (PPI-OT): Pakistan and Turkey are enjoying exemplary bilateral relations that have always formed to be mutually beneficial for the two brotherly countries. This was stated by Federal Ombudsman, Syed Tahir Shahbaz while talking to Turkish Ambassador...

India can’t suppress legitimate struggle of Kashmiris for right to self-determination: Munir Akram

Islamabad, October 07, 2020 (PPI-OT): Pakistan says India cannot suppress the legitimate struggle of the Kashmiri people for realization of their right to self-determination. Addressing a committee of the United Nations General Assembly which deals with legal matters, Pakistan’s Permanent...