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Feldman assumes charge as US special envoy for Pakistan and Afghanistan -
WASHINGTON, Aug 1 (APP): US Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Dan Feldman- currently visiting Kabul- Friday assumed charge of office, after his predecessor Ambassador James Dobbins concluded his tenure on July 31, the State Department said.


UN-backed task force set up to reduce risks of flying over conflict zones -
UNITED NATIONS, Aug 1 (APP): In the wake of the recent downing of a Malaysia airlines plane over eastern Ukraine, the United Nations and its partners have set up a task force to reduce the risks of civilian planes flying over conflict areas and ensure that the "right information reaches the right people at the right time."


Israel and Hamas agree to 72-hour humanitarian ceasefire -
UNITED NATIONS, Aug 1 (APP): Israel and Hamas have agreed to a 72-hour pause in their three-week conflict, the United Nations and the United States announced, allowing for both sides to begin talks on a longer-term ceasefire.


Pakistan stresses strengthening peacekeeping and global and regional partnerships -
UNITED NATIONS, July 31 (APP): Pakistan has called for strengthening partnerships between global and regional organizations in the field of peacekeeping to enable the international community to respond more quickly and effectively to violent conflict and promote solutions.


Washington conference explores Pakistan's options to meet exponential energy needs -
WASHINGTON, July 31 (APP): Pakistan's energy crisis could best be addressed through a holistic approach integrating immediate improvement in current generation and supply systems with judiciously planned exploitation of diverse sources, top experts emphasized at a one-day conference.


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Pakistan Test squad leaves for Colombo on Saturday
KARACHI, Aug 1 (APP): Led by veteran batsman Misbah-ul-Haq, a 15-member Pakistan Test squad is due to leave for Colombo on Saturday to play a two-Test match series against Sri Lanka starting in Galle on August 6.
 
Misbah 7th in Test batsmen rankings
ISLAMABAD, Aug 1 (APP): Pakistan skipper Misbah-ul-Haq is ranked 7th with 824 rating points in the latest Reliance ICC Player Rankings for Test Batsmen, released on Friday.
 
National ranking tennis tourney from Aug 2
ISLAMABAD, July 31 (APP): Pakistan Tennis Federation (PTF) will hold Warid National Ranking Tennis Tournament from August 2-7 here at PTF Complex.
 
FIH announce teams for Youth Olympic Games
ISLAMABAD, Jul 31 (APP): The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has announced the 20 teams that will be competing in the Hockey competition at the 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing next month.
 
Warid national ranking tourney from Aug 2
ISLAMABAD, July 30 (APP): Pakistan Tennis Federation (PTF) will hold Warid National Ranking Tennis Tournament from August 2-7 here at PTF Complex.
 
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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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