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Army excels in National Taekwondo
KARACHI, Apr 16 (APP): Pakistan Army swept all the 30 gold medals at stake in the National Taekwondo Championship at the Rangers Training Centre & School here, said a news release issued here on Wednesday. Army martial arts players dominated the event from start to finish with superb technique and power.
First round of Inter-Media cricket tournament ends
ISLAMABAD, Apr 16 (APP): The Inter-Media Cricket Tournament organized by Pakistan Telecommunications Company Limited (PTCL) continues in full swing here. The tournament, organized in collaboration with National Press Club, comprises of teams belonging to national and international print and electronic media. The first round saw thrilling matches between various teams which competed fiercely to reach the second round.
Army excels in National Taekwondo
KARACHI, Apr 16 (APP): Pakistan Army swept all the 30 gold medals at stake in the National Taekwondo Championship at the Rangers Training Centre & School here, said a news release issued here on Wednesday. Army martial arts players dominated the event from start to finish with superb technique and power.  Army player ended with 30 golds, two silvers and as many bronze medals to accumulate 797 points.
Sports diplomacy to highlight Pakistani talent in UAE
ISLAMABAD, April 16 (APP): Prime Minister’s Special Envoy, Ambassador Javed Malik said on Wednesday sports played an important role in connecting people and promoting a sense of healthy interaction aimed at building positive relations between the communities. “We always support such initiatives that bring people together,” he  said while speaking as the guest of honour alongwith diplomats from Sri Lanka and India who were joined by the Chairman of Dubai Cricket Council at the launching ceremony of T-20 Super stars cricket tournament being organized in Dubai under the auspices of Dubai Cricket Council.
Kabir looking forward to build Afghanistan team for Cricket World Cup
KARACHI, Apr 16 (APP): Afghanistan chief coach Kabir Khan said on Wednesday that he was looking forward to build the team for next year’s ICC Cricket World Cup. “Its my endeavour to build-up Afghanistan team for World Cup showpiece event,” he told APP on arrival here from Peshawar. 2015 World Cup is co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand in February-March and Afghanistan is among the qualfiers for the event.
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Pakistan embassy in Washington marks Independence Day PDF Print E-mail
WASHINGTON, Aug 14 (APP): The Pakistani embassy here marked the 66th Independence Day of the country with a flag-hoisting ceremony, as members of the diaspora also joined the diplomats and officials in celebrating the occasion.Ambassador Sherry Rehman hoisted the flag while the national anthem was played in a ceremony held in the embassy compound.The ambassador read out messages of President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf , in which the two leaders urged the nation to work collectively to achieve the ideals of democracy and egalitarian progress of the country, espoused by founding fathers led by Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah.Ambassador Rehman congratulated the gathering on the auspicious occasion.The proceedings started with recitation of the Holy Qur’an and concluded with prayers for solidarity, development and security of Pakistan and its citizens.Families of Pakistani diplomats and staff including children, many of them attired in green and white color of the national flag, also attended the event.
Pakistan Independence Day celebrated in Bangkok with solemnity PDF Print E-mail
ISLAMABAD, Aug 14 (APP): The 66th Independence Day of Pakistan was celebrated with solemnity and fervour by Pakistanis in Thailand.The traditional flag-hoisting ceremony was held at the Pakistan Embassy in Bangkok, attended by members of the Mission as well as Pakistani community.Messages of the President and Prime Minister were read on the occasion, according to a message received from Bangkok here on Tuesday.Pakistan’s Ambassador to Thailand Sohail Mahmood, in his remarks, recounted the blessings that freedom brings and underscored the imperative of remembering the sacrifices rendered by the founding fathers in winning this freedom.He stressed that Quaid-e-Azam’s principles of unity, faith and discipline were indispensable in the nation’s quest to build a progressive, democratic, modern, Islamic Pakistan as envisioned by the Quaid.Ambassador Sohail Mahmood also appreciated the role of expatriate Pakistanis in supporting Pakistan at all times of need and their contribution to Pakistan ‘s socio-economic development.
independence day of Pakistan celebrated in Ankara PDF Print E-mail
ANKARA, Aug 14 (APP): The 66th Independence Day of Pakistan was commemorated at Pakistan Embassy here on Monday. Ambassador of Pakistan Muhammad Haroon Shaukat unfurled the national flag on the tune of national anthem in the presence of Pakistani community and embassy officials. He read out messages of the President and the Prime Minister on the occasion.President Asif Ali Zardari in his message stated that the founding fathers envisioned Pakistan as a country where democracy, constitutionalism and rule of law would reign supreme.“Let us on this day rededicate ourselves to the democratic ideals and principles of our Qaid Mr. Muhammad Ali Jinnah.” “On this day, I wish to call upon everyone to work together for the strengthening of democracy, empowerment of the people and for a progressive, tolerant, moderate and modern Pakistan as envisioned by our great leaders,” he added.The message of the Prime Minister of Pakistan Raja Pervez Ashraf highlighted that the present government has taken various historic initiatives during the last four and half years and pursued a policy of reconciliation.
National flag hoisted at Pakistan House in New York to mark Independence day PDF Print E-mail
NEW YORK, Aug 14 (APP):  The national flag was hoisted at the Pakistan house in New York Tuesday to mark the 66th anniversary of the country’s establishment as an independent, sovereign nation.As the national anthem was played, Pakistan’s Consul General Faqir Asif Hussain and the acting Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the UN, Sahebzada Ahmed Khan, raised the flag to the mast before a gathering of officers and staff of the Pakistan Mission to the UN and the Consulate General in New York.The proceedings began with recitation from the Holy Quran. Consul General Asif Hussain read out Independence Day messages of President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf.In a speech, the Consul General paid tribute to Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah for his sterling leadership, saying Pakistan was created to ensure religious freedom, social and economic quality for all its citizens irrespective of their creed, sex, sect or religion.Asif Hussain called for renewing the pledge to work for those ideals and
to come up to the Quaid’s expectations.
Tajikistan to import wheat, rice, corn from Pakistan PDF Print E-mail
ISLAMABAD, Aug 14 (APP): Tajikistan will import about 100,000 ton wheat, 5000 ton rice, 5000 ton corn, banola oil and fertilizers to fulfill its domestic requirements.A high level delegation led by Nurmahmad Akhmedov, Chairman of the Agency on State Material Reserves called on Commerce Minister, Makhdoom Amin Fahim here Tuesday.Both sides appreciated the excellent political, diplomatic relations and assured that they will continue to work together to enhance bilateral trade and economic relations, said a statement.The government and the people of Tajikistan are under stress for provision of basic food materials due to unprecedented heavy snowfalls in autumn and winter last year.The Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of Cabinet Division has already approved export of 30,000 ton of sugar to Tajikistan at a price difference of  US $ 20 per ton from international price through Trading Corporation of Pakistan (TCP).It was decided that Ministry of Commerce will arrange meeting of the Tajik delegation with exporters for forging business contracts.

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