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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.

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Mentor Graphics Pakistan Earns IT Award from Pakistan Software Export Board

LAHORE, Pakistan -- Mentor Graphics Corp. (NASDAQ: MENT) announced that Mentor Graphics Pakistan Development (Pvt.) Ltd. has been named among the country's top ten software exporters and has received an IT Export Award from the Pakistan Software Export Board.

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The award was presented on December 20 by Ms. Anusha Rahman Ahmad Khan, Minister of State for Information Technology & Telecom. The awards ceremony at the Marriott Hotel, Islamabad, was attended by executives from the IT and telecommunications industries, numerous public officials, and members of the diplomatic community.

"Mentor Graphics is proud to be recognized as one of the top ten software-development companies in Pakistan, acknowledged for bringing high direct financial investment into the country," said Syed Hassan Raza Gilani, managing director, Mentor Graphics Pakistan. "We are pleased that our commitment to innovative software solutions is making a significant contribution to this vibrant sector of Pakistan's economy."