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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.
Aamer bags first hat-trick in PSL
ISLAMABAD, Feb 5 (APP): Mohammad Aamer becomes the first bowler to bag a hat-trick in the ongoing Pakistan Super League 2016 after he dismissed Dwayne Bravo, Zohaib Khan and Kevon Cooper. It was the 19th over of the second match of PSL 2016, when Aamer entertained the crowd with PSL’s very first hat-trick, a private news channel reported.
Saleem Rajput elected chairman of Karachi Softball Association
KARACHI, Feb 5 (APP): Muhammad Saleem Rajput has been elected unanimously as chairman of the Karachi Softball Association. An announcement on Friday said that the decision to this effect was taken at the annual general body meeting of the Karachi Softball Association (KSA) chaired by its president Asif Azeem.
Board decides to review ICC’s constitution and governance structures
KARACHI, Feb 4 (APP): The International Cricket Council (ICC) Board considered amendments that had been made to the ICC’s constitution in 2014 and agreed that, ICC announced on Thursday. “In order to avoid any potential conflicts of interest and to follow best practice principles of good governance, it would seek to re-establish as quickly as possible the independent position of ICC Chairman,” world governing body announced in a statement.
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Rich tributes paid to late Sahabzada Yaqub Khan at condolence meeting in NY PDF Print E-mail
NEW YORK, Jan 29 (APP): A condolence meeting held at the Pakistan House paid homage to Sahabzada Yaqub Khan, a former Foreign Minister, who passed away in Rawalpindi on Monday.Pakistan's Ambassador to the United Nations, Dr Maleeha Lodhi, presided  over the solemn meeting which was attended by officers and staff of the Pakistan Mission to the UN and the Consulate General of Pakistan.

WHO convenes emergency meeting to address ‘dramatic’ spread of Zika virus PDF Print E-mail
UNITED NATIONS, Jan 28 (APP): The United Nations health agency Thursday called an emergency meeting in Geneva next Monday to counter the dramatic rise in Zika virus infection, which is strongly suspected of causing birth malformations, warning that it could spread even further afield amid an ΓÇ£extremely high level of alarm.
UN chief rejects Israeli PM's accusation of 'giving terror a tailwind' PDF Print E-mail
UNITED NATIONS, Jan 28 (APP): UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon rejected accusations from Israel that he was "giving terror a tailwind," reiterating on Wednesday that "nothing, absolutely nothing justifies terrorism." The Secretary-general's spokesman, Stephane Dujarric, told reporters at  the daily noon briefing that Ban stands behind his remarks at Tuesday's  Security Council meeting that "it is human nature to react to occupation."
US Gen John Nicholson to replace Gen Campbell in Afghanistan PDF Print E-mail
WASHINGTON, Jan 28 (APP): The United States on Wednesday announced the appointment of the US Army commander of NATO land forces to replace Gen John F Campbell as the commander of US and NATO forces in Afghanistan. Army Lt Gen John W "Mick" Nicholson Jr has an extensive command  experience in Afghanistan and around the world, Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook said.The nomination and Nicholson's accompanying promotion to four-star rank require Senate confirmation.

Democratic presidential front runner Clinton chides Republicans for anti Muslim talk PDF Print E-mail
WASHINGTON, Jan 27 (APP):  Democratic presidential front runner Hillary Clinton says that remarks by some Republican candidates against Muslims are shameful and people of the United States need to stand up to such an insulting approach against American Muslims. Clinton was responding to a question from a Muslim woman, and a mother of three young children, at a town hall debate in Iowa who asked that how can she make sure that the US is the best place on earth to raise her family in the backdrop of Islamophobia and anti Muslim sentiments.
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