Dr Jahanzeb briefs Rising Pakistan Group about SIFC’s initiatives

Rising Pakistan Group comprising of young entrepreneurs met with the representatives of Special Investment Facilitation Council.

Secretary SIFC Apex Committee Dr Jahanzeb Khan briefed the delegation about the aims and initiatives of the Special Investment Facilitation Council.

Dr Jahanzeb Khan said SIFC has done a lot of work at the policy level in less than a year which has a direct positive impact on the country’s economy.

He said initiatives taken from the platform of SIFC include revision of visa policy, establishment of National Sea Regulatory Authority, Aquaculture Policy, National Space Policy and Laws etc.

The delegation expressed the confidence on the initiatives taken by the SIFC to steer the country out of economic crisis.

Source: Radio Pakistan

PM expresses all-out support to civil armed forces to combat smuggling

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has directed to provide all possible facilities, equipment and technology to Civil Armed Forces for combating smuggling.

He was chairing an important meeting regarding the performance of the Civil Armed Forces in anti-smuggling activities, in Islamabad today.

Paying tribute to the martyrs of Civil Armed forces during their fight against smuggling, the Prime Minister said we are proud of them for carrying out their duties despite the tough conditions and challenges.

The Prime Minister said the Civil armed forces will continue to receive full support from the government in the fight against smuggling.

Chief of Army Staff General Syed Asim Munir specially participated in the meeting.

Source: Radio Pakistan

Economy growing owing to govt’s prudent economic policies: Tarar

Minister for Information and Broadcasting Attaullah Tarar says the national economy is on a growth trajectory due to the prudent economic policies of the present government.

Talking to newsmen in Lahore, he said today’s Special Investment Facilitation Council meeting conveyed a message that the federation and provincial units are on the same page.

He informed that the Chief Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa assured complete cooperation during the meeting. He said the federal and provincial governments are united for the country’s development.

Attaullah Tarar thanked all the Chief Ministers for their participation in the meeting.

He said that Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif categorically stated that Pakistan seeks trade not aid.

Source: Radio Pakistan

UN COI adopts resolution outlining strategy to enhance global communications

The UN Committee on Information (COI) has adopted a resolution outlining a strategy to enhance global communications, focusing on combating disinformation, promoting multilingualism for inclusivity, and supporting communication infrastructures in developing countries to reduce information access disparities.

The resolution also addresses the dangers of Artificial Intelligence in spreading disinformation and highlights the Global Principles for Information Integrity in digital spaces.

In his remarks on the occasion, Pakistan’s Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN, Usman Jadoon said the resolution acknowledges the challenges that arise from the rapidly changing media landscape, including the proliferation of disinformation and misinformation.

He said it calls on member states to promote media and digital literacy to advance SDGs and mitigate the challenges of climate change including the phenomenon of hate speech and incitement to violence.

Source: Radio Pakistan