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Pakistani delegation arrives for IPU-UN hearing on world drug problem -
UNITED NATIONS, Feb 8 (APP): A two-member Pakistan parliamentary  delegation has arrived in New York to participate in a hearing at United Nations Headquarters organized jointly by the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and the U.N. on the world drug problem.The delegation is composed of National Assembly members -- Nawab Yousuf Talpur (leader) and Ms. Asiya Nasir.


U.N. Security Council slams North Korea's missile launch -
UNITED NATIONS, Feb. 7 (APP): The U.N. Security Council Sunday strongly condemned North Korea's missile launch and vowed to "expeditiously" adopt a new resolution with "significant" new sanctions against Pyongyang. In a statement issued statement after an emergency meeting on Sunday, the 15-member Council underscored that launches using ballistic missile technology, "even if characterized as a satellite launch or space launch vehicle" contribute to North Korea's development of systems to deliver nuclear weapons.



Highly radioactive leak found at NY nuclear plant -
NEW YORK, Feb 7 (APP): New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo has called for an investigation after an apparent overflow at a nuclear power plant spilled highly radioactive water into an underground monitoring well, but nuclear regulators said the public was not at risk. Officials at the Indian Point Energy Center in Buchanan, New York,  reported that water contaminated by tritium leaked into the groundwater under the facility.



Highly radioactive leak found at N.Y. nuclear plant -
NEW YORK, Feb. 7 (APP): New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo has called for an investigation after an apparent overflow at a nuclear power plant spilled highly radioactive water into an underground monitoring well, but nuclear regulators said the public is not at risk. Officials at the Indian Point Energy Center in Buchanan, New York, reported that water contaminated by tritium leaked into the groundwater under the facility.


UNSC to hold emergency meeting on North Korea missile launch -
UNITED NATIONS, Feb 7 (APP): The United Nations Security Council has scheduled an emergency meeting on Sunday to discuss the North Korean missile launch, as UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on Pyongyang to  halt its "provocative actions and return to compliance with its international obligations. Following a request by United States, Japan and South Korea, the 15-nation Council  will hold closed-door consultations on Sunday, the U.N. press office said.



Sport News
Lianna grabs another medal
ISLAMABAD, Feb 7 (APP): Lianna Swan won another medal for Pakistan in swimming in the South Asian Games at India. Lianna won a silver medal in 100m Breaststroke, says a press release issued here.

 
Naveed bags bronze in swimming
ISLAMABAD, Feb 7 (APP): Naveed Hussain won a bronze medal for Pakistan in swimming during the South Asian Games in India. Naveed won the bronze medal in 200 m Backstroke with time of 2.19:57, says a press release issued here.

 
ICC bans Yasir Shah till March 27 over anti-doping code violation
ISLAMABAD, Feb 7 (APP): The International Cricket Council (ICC) Sunday banned Pakistani leg-spinner Yasir Shah from playing all types of cricket for a tenure of three months, accepting cricketer's stance in anti-doping code violation case. Following the announcement, Yasir Shah, who was banned from playing cricket on December 27, 2015; will be able to play cricket from March 28, 2016, a private news channel reported on Sunday.

 
Pakistan victorious in squash quarterfinals
ISLAMABAD, Feb 6 (APP): Pakistan earned victories in squash quarter finals of the South Asian Games (Men & Women) played at Guwahati, India. In the Men Event (Individual) Farah Zaman (Pakistan) beat Ravindu H Laksiri (Sri Lanka) 11/8, 16/14, 11/9. Nasir Iqbal (Pakistan) beat Arhant Keshar Simha (Nepal) 11/4, 12/10, 11/0.
 
Irfan, Bacha to face Nouman, Taimur in Men Badminton doubles final
PESHAWAR, Feb 6 (APP): Irfan and Bacha Khan of Tarnab village will face Nouman and Taimur Khan of Palosia village in the final of the Peshawar District Inter-Club Men Badminton Championship played here at local Hujra at Landi Arbab, a suburban village of Peshawar, on Saturday. In the first semi-final Nouman and Taimur Khan defeated Sajid and Sana Ullah of Tehkal Payan by 3-1, the score was 21-18, 21-19, 21-16 and 21-19 while in the second semi-final Irfan and Bach outclassed Tahir and Arif of Landi Arbab village by 3-0, the score was 21-19, 21-15 and 21-19.
 
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Pakistan offers ideal business opportunity for telecom sector: PM PDF Print E-mail
News - National
app07-08pm-islamabad.jpgISLAMABAD Feb 8 (APP): Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Monday said owing to incentives-based transparent policies of the government, the confidence of international business community to invest in Pakistan had been restored. Talking to Chief Executive Officer of VimpelCom Jean Yves Charlier here at the Prime Minister House, he said the government's transparent policies had revolutionized the telecom sector and successful launch of 3G and 4G in the recent past was a testimony to that.

 
Queen of Netherlands to arrive on Feb 9 PDF Print E-mail
News - National
ISLAMABAD, Feb 8 (APP): Queen M xima of the Netherlands will arrive here on February 9 (Tuesday) on a three-day visit, Foreign Office said Monday. During her visit, the Queen will meet the President and the Prime Minister besides other engagements with a range of stakeholders from the public and private sectors.
   
 
Pakistani delegation arrives for IPU-UN hearing on world drug problem PDF Print E-mail
News - World
UNITED NATIONS, Feb 8 (APP): A two-member Pakistan parliamentary  delegation has arrived in New York to participate in a hearing at United Nations Headquarters organized jointly by the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and the U.N. on the world drug problem.The delegation is composed of National Assembly members -- Nawab Yousuf Talpur (leader) and Ms. Asiya Nasir.
 
Pervaiz lauds PIA workers for rejecting 'politics of interests' PDF Print E-mail
News - National
info3.jpgISLAMABAD, Feb 7 (APP): Minister for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Senator Pervaiz Rashid on Sunday said that those workers of the Pakistan International Airline (PIA) deserved appreciation who had upheld the national interest by rejecting politics. He congratulated the PIA workers for realizing the problems being faced by the passengers while keeping the national prestige in view. With the support of all proud Pakistanis, the government would continue its efforts for the revival of non-profitable organizations, he said in a statement.

 
PM strongly condemns firing incident at City 42 office PDF Print E-mail
News - National
ISLAMABAD, Feb 7 (APP): Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Sunday strongly condemned the firing incident at the office of City 42 channel. According to PM Media Wing, the Prime Minister has directed the authorities concerned to find the culprits behind this incident as soon as possible and ensure foolproof security at the media houses.

 
Pakistan ideally located for third country trade: Minister PDF Print E-mail
News - National
app27-07karachi.jpgKARACHI, Feb 7 (APP): Geographically Pakistan is ideally located for the third country trade and to those countries which are landlocked, said Minister for Defence Production, Rana Tanveer Hussain. He was speaking as chief guest at the First Global Edible Oil Conference (PEOC) in Pakistan at a hotel here on Sunday. The Minister complimented the organisers for what he called taking a great initiative to hold this global moot.

 
Ukraine ready to cooperate with Pakistan in defence sector: Envoy PDF Print E-mail
News - National
ukrainian_ambassador_volodymyr_lakomov.jpgISLAMABAD, Feb 07 (APP): Ukrainian Ambassador Volodymyr Lakomov on Sunday said that his government and companies were ready to cooperate with Pakistan in the defence sector with supply and joint production of the world-known cargo plane "Antonov An-225", besides other areas. Ukraine, he said, had already supplied the above mentioned cargo planes to Iran and Egypt, and other countries had shown interest to purchase it. Pakistan could be a regional partner for the plane's renovation/modification process to production, he added.

 
Billions of rupees investment being made under CPEC: Tariq PDF Print E-mail
News - National
tariq_fazal.jpgISLAMABAD, Feb 7 (APP): Minister of State for Capital Administration and Development Division Dr Tariq Fazal Chaudhry on Sunday said that billions of rupees investment was being made in Pakistan under China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). Addressing a public meeting here, he said all the provinces would acquire equal benefits from CPEC, Radio Pakistan reported.

 
Japanese Ambassador pays farewell call on Finance Minister PDF Print E-mail
News - National
ISLAMABAD, Feb 7 (APP): Japanese Ambassador Hiroshi Inomata on Sunday paid a farewell call on Finance Minister Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar here. The minister appreciated the contribution of Japanese envoy in furthering Pak-Japanese economic cooperation, which he said, touched a new high during his tenure.They also reviewed the projects that were being
undertaken in Pakistan with Japanese support and assistance, said a ministry statement.


 
PIA restores partial flight operation PDF Print E-mail
News - National
pia1.jpg ISLAMABAD, Feb 07 (APP): The Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) on Sunday restored its partial flight operation by operating over a dozen domestic and international flights during last 24 hours. The PIA employees have been observing strike for the last six days. However, the PIA management through its dedicated efforts was able to restore the flight operation partially. The airlines operated flights from three airports, including Lahore, Islamabad and Gilgit.

 
Imran reluctant to highlight real issues of common man: Baloch PDF Print E-mail
News - National
ISLAMABAD, Feb 7 (APP): Federal Minister for SAFRON Lt. General (Retd) Abdul Qadir Baloch on Sunday said Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief Imran Khan was reluctant to highlight real issues of the common man. Imran was doing politics on baseless issues like rigging, he said while talking to a news channel. He urged THE PTI chief to address the national issues as he had already wasted THE nation's time in sit-ins at D-Chowk.

 
PUC to hold 'Message of Islam' Conference on Feb 10 : Maulana Ashrafi PDF Print E-mail
News - National
tahir_ashrafi.jpgISLAMABAD, Feb 7 (APP): Pakistan Ulema Council (PUC) will organize " Message of Islam Conference" on February 10 with the aim to highlight its true message of love and peace. Chairman Pakistan Ulema Council, Maulana Muhammad Ashrafi, speaking at press conference on Sunday said main objective of organizing the conference was to counter propaganda and wrong interpretation of extremists and terrorists in this regard.  

 
Govt appreciates media role for development of agriculture sector PDF Print E-mail
News - National
ISLAMABAD, Feb 7 (APP): Federal government appreciated the role of Electronic and Print Media towards development of agriculture sector. An awareness campaign to introduce new technologies, innovations and new crop species is going to be started in all provinces including Gilgit-Baltistan and Azad Kashmir,said in statement issued by PARC here on Sunday.

 
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