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India-Pakistan not to participate in Asian Games Men Cricket
ISLAMABAD, July 22 (APP): India and Pakistan would not be participating in the September’s Asian Games giving a massive loss to the Games as their presence would have guaranteed massive interest and wide television coverage.
Pakistan pursuing policy of peaceful relations in region: Tariq Fatemi
WASHINGTON, July 21 (APP): Pakistan is pursuing a policy of promoting peaceful relations with all neighboring countries including Afghanistan, India and wants to resolve all outstanding issues with New Delhi through dialogue, Tariq Fatemi, Special Assistant to Prime Minister, said.
T-20 floodlight fund raising cricket match on 24th
FAISALABAD, July 20 (APP): A T-20 floodlight fund raising cricket match for IDPs of North Waziristan will be played at Iqbal stadium here on July 24, in collaboration with Punjab Sports Board and Pakistan Cricket Board.
Umer Akmal to improve his shot selection in Test matches
KARACHI, July 20 (APP): Pakistan's highly rated batsman Umer Akmal is looking to improve his shot selection after being recalled in the Test team after three years.
Pakistan A beat Hamza Shahbaz XI by 60 runs
ISLAMABAD, July 19 (APP): Pakistan A beat Hamza Shahbaz XI by 60 runs in a fundraising cricket match kept for the internally displaced persons (IDPs) of North Waziristan Agency (NWA) at Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium.
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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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