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UN agency calls for urgent action to protect global soil from depletion, degradation -
UNITED NATIONS, July 25 (APP): The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is calling for urgent action to improve the health of the world’s limited soil resources to ensure that future generations have enough supplies of food, water and energy.


US wants Pakistan, India to work together to improve relations -
WASHINGTON, July 25 (APP): The United States believes Pakistan and India should work together to improve their bilateral relations and would welcome any steps towards that goal, the State Department said as the two South Asian neighbors prepared for a top diplomatic level meeting next month.


Fatemi says enduring US-Pak partnership vital to regional security -
WASHINGTON, July 25 (APP): Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs, Syed Tariq Fatemi has underscored that an enduring Pakistan-U.S. partnership is vital to regional and international security.


Pakistan ranks 146 on UNís Human Development Index -
UNITED NATIONS, July 24 (APP): Pakistan is ranked at 146 - the same spot as in the previous year—among the 187 countries in UN’s 2013 Human Development Index (HDI)’s annual rankings that is worked out by combining indicators of  life expectancy, educational attainment and income.


Persistent vulnerability threatens human development, warns flagship UN report -
UNITED NATIONS, July 24 (APP):  Reducing vulnerability and strengthening resilience are critical to securing human development progress, the United Nations said in a flagship report released Thursday that examines the risks posed by natural or human-induced disasters and crises and offers ways to tackle them.


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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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Highlights of Chinese Premier address to Joint Setting of Parliament PDF Print E-mail
ISLAMABAD, Dec 19 (APP): Standing ovation was given to the Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao as he entered the NA hall. The Chinese Premier waved his hand and thanked Members of the Parliament.
•    The Chinese Premier entered the hall with Chairman Senate Farooq H Naek and Speaker National Assembly Dr.Fahmida Mirza at 9:32 am (scheduled time).  
•    National anthems of the two countries were played followed by recitation from the Holy Quran.
•    The Chinese Premier started his speech with ‘Assalam u Alaikum' and the hall echoed with long live Pakistan China friendship while the members were constantly thumping desks during his speech.
•    Governors, Chief Ministers of all provinces including Gilgit-Baltistan, Leaders of the Opposition in National Assembly and Senate, Speakers of all provincial assemblies including Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK), President and Prime Minister of AJK, heads of all political parties, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee and services chiefs attended the session.
•    Chinese Premier is the 6th head of state who addressed joint setting of the Parliament.
•    After his speech Members of the Parliament again give a standing ovation to their distinguished guest.
•    After the proceedings, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao along with Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani, Speaker NA and Chairman Senate walked to the floor of the House especially to greet the Parliamentarians and separately shook hand with them.
•    Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani introduced members of the Cabinet and Parliament to the Chinese Premier.
•    The Chinese Premier quoted two sayings during his speech: “A neighbor is far better than a distant relative and  “A good neighbor is a blessing.”
•    Wen Jiabao ended his speech with “Pak-Cheen Dosti Zindabad” (Long Live Pakistan China friendship) and was clapping his hands to respond to thumping of desks by the Parliamentarians.
•    Prime Minster Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani and Leader of the Opposition in National Assembly offered vote of thanks to the Chinese Premier.
•    The NA hall was full of its capacity and extra chairs were put to accommodate Members of the Senate.
•    Galleries were also full of its capacity.
 

     

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