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Pakistan, India should hold talks to address outstanding issues: Nawaz -
pm5.jpgLONDON, Dec 1 (APP): Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Tuesday said that Pakistan and India should hold talks to address their outstanding issues. “I think the hindrance in relations between the two countries is counter productive and it should be removed,” the Prime Minister said while talking to the media persons here on his arrival from Paris.

PM condemns attack on Military Police personnel -
pm3.jpgLONDON, Dec 1 (APP): Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday condemned the attack on a Military Police van on M.A Jinnah Road, Karachi in which two personnel lost their lives. The Prime Minister in a message from London said that the government would not be deterred by such cowardly terrorist attacks.

Some 3.2 billion people now online, but short of Internet target: UN report -
UNITED NATIONS, Dec 1 (APP): Some 3.2 billion people are now online, representing 43.4 per cent of the global population, but the number still falls significantly short of reaching the anticipated goal of 60 per cent by 2020, according to a United Nations report released Tuesday. While the proportion of households projected to have Internet access in 2020 will reach 56 per cent, exceeding the 'Connect 2020' target of 55 per cent, only 53 per cent of the global population will be online in 2020, the report found, ranking the Republic of Korea first in the information and communication technology (ICT) 2015 Development Index (IDI).

Pakistan ready to help revive Afghan peace process: Maleeha -
UNITED NATIONS, Dec. 1 (APP):  Pakistan ready to assist in reviving an Afghan-led and Afghan's owned peace process, but the Kabul government lacks a unified policy on the undertaking, Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi told the U.N. General Assembly on Monday. At the same time, the Pakistani envoy underscored the need for ceasing "the anti-Pakistan rhetoric from Kabul".

UN chief welcomes Paris meeting between PM Sharif and India's Modi -
UNITED NATIONS, Nov 30 (APP): Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the meeting between Pakistani Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi that took place on the margins of the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris on Monday. "We obviously welcome any direct contacts between prime ministers of India and Pakistan," the secretary-general's spokesman, Stephane Dujarric," told APP at UN Headquarters in New York when asked for the UN chief's reaction on the development.                                    

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ATF annual general meeting to be held in Pakistan
ISLAMABAD, Dec 1 (APP): The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Asian Tennis Federation (ATF) has announced that the 2016 AGM of the ATF shall be held in Pakistan, first time in the country’s history. The meeting of the apex body for the sport in the Asia/Oceania Zone,  with some 44 member nations was held in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on November  28 and 29.
Afridi soars in T20I rankings despite series loss
ISLAMABAD, Dec 1 (APP): Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi has made some valuable gains in the latest ICC T20I Player Rankings, which were released following Pakistan 3-0 series defeat to England, which concluded in Sharjah on Monday night. The prolific 35-year-old all-rounder, who became the highest  wicket-taker in T20I history during the series (with 88 wickets in 87 matches to date), has climbed up one place to second in the all-rounder rankings and is 32 points behind Bangladesh Shakib Al Hasan.
Former cricketers criticize Pakistan teamís approach in T20 series
ISLAMABAD, Dec 1 (APP): Former cricketers have criticized Pakistan team approach in the T20 series against England saying that they were unable to understand as to which direction the team is moving. England defeated Pakistan in the super over to complete the Twenty20 series whitewash on late Thursday in Sharjah.
Pakistanís 3-0 loss vs England creates bleak scenario for World T20
KARACHI, Dec 1 (APP): Pakistan’s 3-0 humiliation at the hands of England has created a bleak scenario ahead of ICC World Twenty20 Championship, former chief coach and Test opener Mohsin Khan said on Tuesday. “Pakistan should have outplayed England in all departments of T20 series.
Pakistan slips to sixth slot in ICC T20 rankings
ISLAMABAD, Dec 1 (APP): Pakistan has moved to 6th slot from 2nd in the fresh T20 rankings after losing three-match series against England.Pakistan on Tuesday lost the last match of the series against England as the visitors clinched the match in super over after the close encounter ended up as tie in the normal 20 overs.

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Shehbaz addresses Chatem House in London - Operation Zarb-e-Azb to end next year - Public awareness imperative to combat AIDS: Shehbaz - Govt successfully put country on right direction: Irfan Siddiqui - EC hands over ballot papers to ROs for LG elections - Army Aviation proves mettle in ongoing Zarb-e-Azb operation: COAS
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Foreign exchange rates PDF Print E-mail
KARACHI, Dec 2 (APP): The Exchange Rates Committee of Financial Markets Association of Pakistan issued the following exchange rates bulletin here on Wednesday.  
VIDE SBP F.E. CIRCULAR NO.42 & 21.07.98 & 04.08.98 RESPECTIVELY.

                    LIBOR               VALUE
6 MONTHS USDOLLAR   0.6599            02.12.15        

     USD      105.5122       
     GBP      159.1968
     EUR      111.8113
     JPY        0.8570

Shehbaz addresses Chatem House in London PDF Print E-mail
LAHORE, Dec 01 (APP): Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif Tuesday addressed Chatem House, a think tank of international  repute under the aegis of Royal Institute of International Affairs in London.  Prominent anchor of BBC and writer Oven Brant Jones acted as the host during the function, said a press release issued here. 
Operation Zarb-e-Azb to end next year PDF Print E-mail
ISLAMABAD, Dec 1 (APP): Minister for Finance Senator Ishaq Dar Tuesday said the operation Zarb-e-Azb was at its peak which would successfully culminate by the end of 2016. Talking to a private news channel, he condemned the attack on a Military Police van in Karachi in which two personnel embraced martyrdom and said the government would not be deterred with these cowardly terrorist attacks.
Public awareness imperative to combat AIDS: Shehbaz PDF Print E-mail
LAHORE, Dec 01: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif Tuesday said that collective efforts were needed for controlling AIDS in the society.  In his message on International Day against AIDS,  he said the Punjab  government was spending a huge amount on the prevention against AIDS and UN’s AIDS Control Programme strategy was being implemented for curbing this disease.
Govt successfully put country on right direction: Irfan Siddiqui PDF Print E-mail
app101-01faisalabad.jpgFAISALABAD, Dec 1 (APP): Special Assistant to Prime Minister on National Affairs, Irfan Siddiqui Tuesday said that PML-N government had successfully put the country on a right direction by taking far-reaching steps to boost national economy, eradicate terrorism, overcome load shedding and make the country stronger in just two and half years. Talking at a get-together with media persons here, Irfan Siddiqui said that there was dire need to support the national agenda of development aimed for changing the socioeconomic life of the masses, eradication of poverty and to provide basic amenities to the people without discrimination.
EC hands over ballot papers to ROs for LG elections PDF Print E-mail
RAWALPINDI, Dec 1  (APP):-The Election Commission (EC), has provided ballot papers to the Returning Officers for holding free, and fair  local government (LG), elections in Rawalpindi district. Returning Officers (ROs), after thorough checking of ballot papers for over 22, 00,000 voters are fully prepared to conduct  transparent  election.  
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