Mohsin decides to transform ICT into city of int’l standard

A high-level meeting of Capital Development Authority (CDA) chaired by Interior Minister Mohsin Naqvi in Islamabad has decided to take a number of steps to transform the federal capital into a city of international standard. Under the decisions taken in the meeting, the Interior Minister directed the CDA to purchase only electric bikes in future to reduce environmental pollution, while eco-friendly electric buses will be operated for the citizens of Islamabad. Interior Minister banned the purchase of petrol motorcycles. He also directed provision of international standard emergency services to the residents of Islamabad. It was also decided to transfer emergency services from Municipal Corporation Islamabad to Capital Development Authority and establishment of Capital WASA soon. It was further decided to speed up process for finalizing the matters related to the establishment of Capital Waste Management Company and construction of Underpass at Serena Chowk and Flyover at F-9 Park Chowk. The Interior Min ister directed the authorities concerned to accelerate work for rapidly completing the pending construction work of Islamabad Expressway project. It was informed in the meeting that work on Islamabad Model Jail, which has been stalled for the past seventeen years, is going on rapidly, and the first phase will be completed within the stipulated period. Mohsin Naqvi said Business Facilitation Centers are being established in Islamabad where facilities will be provided to investors under one roof. He said process of allotment of land for construction of Health Tower in H-16 sector of the Federal Capital has been completed. He also congratulated to the entire team of CDA including its Chairman for the record tax collection. The Interior Minister directed the CDA authorities to prepare investment plan for the organization and submit it within a week. Source: Radio Pakistan

PM pays glowing tribute to Capt Karnal Sher Khan Shaheed

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has paid glowing tributes to Captain Karnal Sher Khan Shaheed on his 25th martyrdom anniversary. In a statement today, he said Captain Karnal Sher Khan Shaheed demonstrated unprecedented bravery, courage and bravery on the Kargil front, which was also praised by the enemy. He said Sher Khan Shaheed set an example of loyalty to the motherland, sense of duty and fighting for the defense of the motherland without caring for his life, which will always be remembered. He said Captain Karnal Sher Khan Shaheed and his family are pride of the entire nation. Alluding to the immense sacrifices rendered by the armed forces for the defense of the homeland, the Prime Minister said the entire nation salutes the unwavering commitment of the soldiers for the protection of the country. Source: Radio Pakistan

President congratulates Keir Starmer on his victory in UK elections

President Asif Ali Zardari has congratulated Labour Party leader Keir Starmer on his victory in the UK elections. In a post on social media platform X, he said Pakistan looks forward to working with the new government to further strengthen bilateral cooperation in all areas of mutual interest. The President expressed the hope that Keir Starmer will play his role in addressing shared challenges faced by the world. Source: Radio Pakistan