Govt decides to compile authentic copy of Holy Quran’s translation

The Federal Government has decided to compile an authentic copy of the Holy Quran with respect to its Arabic text and translation in consultation with provincial Quran Boards to prevent any kind of distortion.

This was announced by Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah, along with Minister for Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony Mufti Abdul Shakoor and PML-N leader Hanif Abbasi in Islamabad on Thursday.

He said prints of this authentic copy of the Holy Quran will be further distributed at district and tehsil levels. He said the federal and all the provincial governments will ensure that there should be authentic copies of Quran’s Arabic text as well as its translation.

He said action will be taken against any attempt to distort the Quran’s text. He said cyber wing of the Federal Investigation Agency and the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority will be responsible for checking negative propaganda on the social media.

Source: Radio Pakistan

PM emphasizes on increasing IT exports to $15b by 2025

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has emphasized on increasing Information Technology exports from 2.6 billion dollars to 15 billion dollars in next three years.

He said this while chairing a meeting regarding promotion of IT sector in Islamabad on Thursday.

The Prime Minister said Pakistan has enormous potential in the IT sector which needs to be fully exploited. He said IT curriculum should be aligned in line with the market needs. He said Pakistani entrepreneurs have played a vital role in the promotion and development of the IT sector.

Shehbaz Sharif also instructed the Higher Education Commission, universities and training institutes to work on priority basis to increase the number of IT professionals from 600,000 to 1.5 million in the country.

Representatives of the IT industry apprised the meeting about their problems. They also presented their suggestions for the resolution of their issues.

The Prime Minister encouraged the IT industry to bring its export earnings to Pakistan and assured resolution of problems being faced by the IT sector. He directed the State Bank of Pakistan, the Federal Board of Revenue and other relevant authorities to take effective measures in this regard.

Representatives of the IT industry assured that they stand with the government to play their role in country’s economy.

Source: Radio Pakistan

PM terms UK Pakistan’s largest European trading partner

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif says Pakistan-UK relations are rooted in history, shared legacy and strong people-to-people bonds, which have gone from strength to strength.

He was talking to outgoing British High Commissioner Dr Christian Turner, who paid a farewell call on him in Islamabad on Thursday.

The Prime Minister lauded the services rendered by Dr Turner for the promotion of Pakistan-UK ties, especially in the fields of trade, investment, and economic cooperation.

He said the United Kingdom is Pakistan’s largest European trading, investment and development partner. He said the trajectory of the bilateral relations between our two countries shows immense potential of growth for the benefit of the two countries.

The Prime Minister also commended the British High Commissioner for his proactive role in channelizing UK’s support for relief and recovery of the victims of climate induced floods in Pakistan. He appreciated Dr Turner’s role in bringing English cricket team to Pakistan after 17 years to play exciting cricket.

The Prime Minister expressed his best wishes for the High Commissioner in his future endeavours. He also hosted a lunch in the honour of the outgoing High Commissioner.

Source: Radio Pakistan

NA Speaker calls for making Parliament innovative to resolve national challenges

National Assembly Speaker Raja Pervaiz Ashraf has said that the Parliament has to be innovative for inventing new ways to resolve the challenges faced by nations.

Addressing the participants of 26th Conference of Speakers and Presiding officers of Commonwealth on “Role of Speaker and Presiding Officer in Leading Parliamentary Innovations,” in Canberra Australia, he said, “the world is going through sweeping changes”.

He said that the global upheaval caused by the Coronavirus pandemic called for a new working and social environment while the catastrophes brought by the steep climate change also desired a new approach to human living.

Source: Radio Pakistan

PM Shehbaz Sharif to visit Sohbatpur, Balochistan today

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif is visiting Sohbatpur District of Balochistan today.

The Chief Secretary Balochistan will apprise the Prime Minister of the ongoing efforts regarding rehabilitation of flood affected people and reconstruction of damaged infrastructure.

On the occasion, the Prime Minister will inaugurate the new building of flood affected Government Boys Secondary School Killi Jaya Khan. The Prime Minister will also interact with the flood victims.

Later, the Prime Minister will also address the flood victims and local notables.

Source: Radio Pakistan