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Pakistan Press International

Pakistan Press International (PPI), the country's independent news agency, was established in 1956. The agency enjoys the respect of national and international media and has distinguished itself as an instrument of credible, objective, and ethical journalism.

PPI has an extensive news file prepared by over 300 staffers and stringers in all parts of the country. All major newspapers, radio and television stations in Pakistan and a number of international news and database organisations subscribe to PPI's text, photo and audio news services in English and Urdu.

Besides political news, PPI also lays special emphasis on the coverage of economic, social, cultural and sports news, particularly projection of activities in the rural areas. PPI has one of the most extensive coverage of rural Pakistan of any media organisation.

The agency encourages news of social programmes, such as human rights, women's empowerment, literacy, children's rights, family planning and environmental issues. PPI's policy is to help make people aware of social problems such as dangers of drugs, smoking and other health hazards.

Pakistan Press International (PPI)

Press Centre,
Shahrah Kamal Ataturk,
Karachi, 74200

Mr. Owais Aslam Ali - Chairman
Mr. Asim Shah Khan - Manager

+92 (0)21 263 3215
+92 (0)21 262-8729


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HYDERABAD PAKISTAN: Artists are performing on stage during International Color Festival held at Mehran University in Hyderabad.

HYDERABAD PAKISTAN: Artists are performing on stage during International Color Festival held at Mehran University in Hyderabad.

International conference of Engineering begins

ISLAMABAD: Two-day international Conference of Engineering institutions began here with the theme ‘Engineering Education: Standardization, Challenges and Solutions’.

Addressing the inaugural ceremony, President Mamnoon Hussain said the present government undertook many initiatives for professional training and capacity-building.

The President said CPEC has ushered in an entire era of opportunities and even the Middle East and Central Asian countries have pinned hopes on the prospects of this project. He urged the engineers to get maximum benefit from the project by updating their knowledge and expertise.

He noted with satisfaction that Pakistan became member of Washington Accord last year which is an international accreditation agreement for professional engineering academic degrees, between the bodies responsible for accreditation in signatory countries.

Earlier, speaking on the occasion, Minister for Science and Technology Rana Tanveer Hussain said the Government has and will continue its efforts to improve the standard of engineering education and facilities for the engineers.