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Pakistan operation pushing militants into Afghanistan, terrorists know no boundaries: US -
WASHINGTON, Feb 11 (APP): A top US military official in Afghanistan said on Thursday that a military operation in Pakistan has pushed Taliban militants into Afghanistan and described terrorists' sanctuaries along the border as a regional problem. Brig Gen Wilson A. Shoffner, Resolute Support Mission spokesman, while addressing a press briefing via video-conference said that over the past couple of years, Pakistan is putting "increasing pressure on Taliban, both on Pakistani as well as Afghan Taliban operating there."

UN report reveals devastating human toll from weather-related disasters in 2015 -
UNITED NATIONS, Feb 11 (APP): A new analysis issued Thursday by the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) shows that 2015,  the hottest year on record confirmed that weather and climate-related disasters now dominate disaster trends linked to natural hazards. The analysis found that 98.6 million people were affected by disasters in 2015, and that climate often aided by a strong El Nino phenomenon was a factor in 92 per cent of those events.

Pakistan rejects suggestions of facilitating terrorist group, appreciates Congress for support -
WASHINGTON, Feb. 11 (APP): Pakistan is carrying out a sustained military campaign against all militants without any discrimination, a Pakistan Embassy spokesman said on Thursday, rejecting insinuations that it was facilitating any terrorist group. "Pakistan has been most actively engaged in a sustained military campaign aimed at rooting out the menace in a non-discriminatory fashion," the embassy spokesman in Washington said while commenting on a news report carried out by Wall Street Journal regarding proposed sale of F-16 aircraft
to Pakistan.  

PM leaves for home at conclusion of two-day visit to Qatar -
DOHA Feb 11 (APP) : Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif left for Islamabad, after completing his two days official visit to Qatar. The Prime Minister was seen off by Dr Muhammad bin Saleh Al-Sada, Qatari Minister for Energy at the Hamad International Airport, Doha.  

Member of Royal Family of Qatar calls on PM -
app18-11pm-doha.jpgDOHA, Qatar (APP): Feb. 11 (APP): A member of the Royal Family Shiekh Khalid bin Hamad paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif here on Thursday. The Prime Minister said that Pakistan attaches immense importance to its close and cordial relations with Qatar, which will be further strengthened after the signing of the recent LNG agreement between the two countries.

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35th CAS Open Golf Championship begins at Airmen Golf Course
PESHAWAR, Feb 11 (APP): The 35th edition CAS Open Golf Championship-2016 began at Airmen Golf Course and Recreational Park, PAF Base Korangi Creek. The Championship will last for four days and 18 holes will be played each day. Air Vice Marshal Salman Ahsan Bukhari, Air Officer Commanding, Southern Air Command, who is also Patron in Chief Airmen Golf Course, inaugurated the Championship.

Nasir Iqbal win gold in SA Games
PESHAWAR, Feb 11 (APP): Nasir Iqbal clinched the individual squash gold medal beating compatriot Farhan Zaman in straight games in the final to win gold medal in South Asian Games being held in India. Nasir defeated Farhan Zaman 14-12, 11-7 and 11-9 in straight sets. Former Pakistan Sports Board Weightlifting coach Farman Ali said that he was feeling proud of his son winning gold medal in South Asian Games.

Pakistan set to face India in SAG final
ISLAMABAD, Feb 11 (APP): Pakistan Whites will take on arch-rivals India in the final of men's hockey in the 12th South Asian Games (SAG) on Friday at the Moullana MD Tayabullah Hockey Stadium, Bhetapara Guwahati, India. Pakistan's performance has been impressive in the event as they have won all their group matches, including the one against India when they got a 2-1 victory against them.

KP Under-23 Games logo and trophy unveiled in Bannu amidst fun and joys
PESHAWAR, Feb 11 (APP): The Sports and Tourism Department Khyber Pakhtunkhwa unveiled the logo and trophy on Thursday at Qazi Mohib Sports Complex Bannu of the upcoming mega sports competitions to be starting from February 22 in various district across Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Deputy Secretary Sports Adil Safi and Director Sports Tariq Mehmood with their team of government officials from Peshawar were welcomed at Bannu by the Deputy Commissioner Adil Iqbal and Assistant Commissioner Fawad.

Pakistan players slides in PSA World Squash Ranking
KARACHI, Feb 11 (APP): Pakistan players further slide in Professional Squash Association (PSA) World ranking available on Thursday.There was no Pakistani among the top 50. Alexandria, (Egypt) based 26-year-old Mohamed Elshorbagy relegated Frenchman Gregory Gaultier to second spot while Nick Matthew of England was occupying third place.

Latest News
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Pakistan operation pushing militants into Afghanistan, terrorists know no boundaries: US -
UN report reveals devastating human toll from weather-related disasters in 2015 -
Pakistan rejects suggestions of facilitating terrorist group, appreciates Congress for support -
PM leaves for home at conclusion of two-day visit to Qatar -
Member of Royal Family of Qatar calls on PM -
Pakistan calls for integrated approach to implementing 2030 development agenda -
PM invites Qatari investors to explore opportunities in Pakistan -
UN chief warns illicit drugs impede sustainable development -
PM visits Sheikh Faisal Museum -
UN warns of threat to food security from overuse of antibiotics -
PM Nawaz, Qatri PM witness aerial display of JF-17 Thunder, Mashshak aircraft -
Pakistan, Qatar ink Long Term Sale Purchase Agreement -
Pakistan, Qatar sign four MoUs in energy, health, radio, television, academic research activities -
Pakistan, Qatar ink multi-billion dollar LNG deal -
PM invites Qatar Investment Authority to explore investment opportunities in Pakistan -
PM gets a warm welcome at Doha -
Upcoming World Humanitarian Summit must help tackle crises:UN chief -
Two Pakistan Americans running for US Congress -
Snow creates messy conditions on New York area roads -
Pakistan urges 'more effective' implementation of drug control conventions -
Pakistani delegation arrives for IPU-UN hearing on world drug problem -
U.N. Security Council slams North Korea's missile launch -
Highly radioactive leak found at NY nuclear plant -
Highly radioactive leak found at N.Y. nuclear plant -
UNSC to hold emergency meeting on North Korea missile launch -
Migration, multilateralism will be hallmarks of 2016: UN official -
European speakers oppose India's bid for UN Security Council, call for resolution of Kashmir issue -
Speakers at event in Chicago call for UN-supervised plebiscite in Kashmir -
Pakistan to stand by Kashmiris as they struggle for freedom: Maleeha -
UN officials call for ending “violent practice” of female genital mutilation by 2030 -
Saudi Arabia donates $59 million to UN agency assisting Palestine refugees -
At UN, speakers at Pak sponsored event call for boosting interfaith cooperation -
Kashmiris and Pakistanis in New York to observe Kashmir Solidarity Day on Friday -
IMF praises Pakistan for robust economic growth, macroeconomic stability -
Ahsan Iqbal asks Pakistani-American community to engage US lawmakers on Kashmir -
PIA employees being misled on privatization issue : Dar -
President Obama visits Islamic Center, rejects political rhetoric against Muslim Americans -
Harmonious Security Council-General Assembly ties needed to build strong UN: Pakistan -
UN humanitarian official deeply concerned at Israel's administrative detention practices -
Pak Mission, OIC to jointly hold event at UN to counter rising Xenophobia -
Pak Mission, OIC to jointly hold event at UN to counter rising Xenophobia -
UN chief condemns terrorist bombings near Bibi Zeinab's shrine in Damascus -
Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi holds dinner to honour UN military adviser Gen. Maqsood Ahmed -
Pakistan rejects misperception about its commitment to fighting terrorism -
US expands fight against IS with attacks in Afghanistan: Report -
PM to attend Nuclear Security Summit in Washington from March 31-April 1 -
UN chief urges support for Ethiopia's efforts to battle worst drought in 30 years -
The New York Times endorses Hillary Clinton for Democratic nomination -
Pak-Afghan coordination important to counter-terrorism operations: US General -
UN Security Council slams terrorist attack on mosque in eastern Saudi Arabia -
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