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Snow creates messy conditions on New York area roads -
NEW YORK, Feb  9 (APP): Another storm bringing snow whipped by strong winds is moving through the New York area Tuesday, creating treacherous driving conditions and disrupting flights. Temperatures throughout the northeast region were below zero mark.Road crews were out all night pre-treating the roads in anticipation for  the second round of snow in two weeks.


Pakistan urges 'more effective' implementation of drug control conventions -
UNITED NATIONS, Feb 9 (APP): Pakistan has called for stepped up efforts to implement the three conventions on drug control that are aimed at preventing the use of drugs for non-medical purposes. "What is needed is more effective implementation by member states and  international drug control agencies," Nawab Mohammad Yousaf Talpur, a Pakistani National Assembly member,  told a parliamentary hearing on 'The World Drug Problem', pointing out that Pakistan was a member of the UN conferences that adopted the three conventions.



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.



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Umar Akmal believes PSL help to perform in Int'l cricket
ISLAMABAD, Feb 9 (APP): Lahore Qalandars star batsman Umar Akmal believes that Pakistan Super League will help him perform well in the Twenty20 format. "PSL is a good step and we hope it will help us in international cricket," said Umar. Umar scored a blistering 93-run knock off just 40 balls against Quetta Gladiators.

 
WAPDA players shine in South Asian Games, clinch 3 gold, 5 silver medals
ISLAMABAD, Feb 9 (APP): The Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) players, who are representing Pakistan, continue to bring laurels for their country in the 12th South Asian Games, being played in India. WAPDA players so far have won 3 gold, 5 silver and 4 bronze medals for Pakistan in different games. According to the details, WAPDA player Nasir Iqbal won gold medal in squash (men's single) while Muhammad Inam and Zaman Anwar clinched gold medals in wrestling.

 
Hira, Saif Ullah win Peshawar District Badminton Women, Men singles titles
PESHAWAR, Feb 9 (APP): Hira Shaheen and Saifullah Tuesday clinched Women and Men Singles titles of the Peshawar District Badminton Championship organized by District Sports Officer here at Tariq Wood Hall, Qayyum Sports Complex. President KP Billiard and Snooker Association Zulfiqar Ali Butt was the chief guests on this occasion.

 
Muay Thai Association KP players showcase stunning skills
PESHAWAR, Feb 9 (APP): The players of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa showcased their skills in the Muay Thai, a mixed Martial Arts of Pakistan with martial art sports such as boxing and wrestling styles here at Lala Rafique Sports Arena on Tuesday. The Muay Thai Association KP under the aegis of Directorate of Sports KP and Pakistan Muay Thai Federation organized Individual and Team Katas along with group fight only to give a stunning show to the large number of spectators present on this occasion.

 
Pakistan Cycling team wins 1 silver, 3 bronze in SA Games in India
PESHAWAR, Feb 9 (APP): Pakistan Cycling team comprising of five male and six female cyclists clinched one silver and 3 bronze medals by struggling at second in the ongoing 12th South Asian Games being played at Ghuhati, India. Talking to APP from Ghuhati India on phone, Secretary Pakistan Cycling Federation Syed Azhar Ali Shah confirmed that Pakistan was struggling at second behind India in the Cycling event wherein the female player from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Miss Sabiha Bibi won a bronze medal in the Individual Time trials of 30km.

 
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Mirwaiz for opening routes connecting IHK with world PDF Print E-mail
ISLAMABAD, Jan 14 (APP): The Chairman of All Parties Hurriyet Conference, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, has called for opening of all natural trade routes connecting the territory with the rest of the world, saying the Kashmir dispute was the main reason for economic woes of India and Pakistan.The APHC Chairman addressing a gathering in Srinagar said that 45 percent children in India were suffering from malnutrition as New Delhi was spending 37 billion dollars on its defence budget,Media reports said.The Mirwaiz urged the civil society, intellectuals and policy-makers in India to realize that their country could not make it out of the quagmire of poverty until the Kashmir dispute was resolved.
“The sentiments of a nation cannot be suppressed for too long by dint of force. India must adopt a visionary approach and start a meaningful dialogue process with the Kashmiri pro-freedom leadership and Pakistan to resolve the dispute,” he said.
The APHC Chairman reiterated that confidence-building measures like withdrawal of repeal of laws including Armed Forces Special Powers Act and demilitarization were the only way to improve the ground situation in the occupied territory.
The Mirwaiz said that the recent killings of civilians in Boniyar and Sopore were a result of widespread powers and impunity enjoyed by the Indian troops.
 
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