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World leaders to meet at U.N. amid Islamic State, Ebola crises -
IFTIKHAR ALI
UNITED NATIONS, Sept 22 (APP): Leaders from around the world, including Pakistan's Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif,  gather in New York this week to tackle a host of crises: the situation created by Islamic State militants' attacks in Iraq and Syria, the rapid spread of the deadly Ebola virus in Africa and framing of a post-2015 economic and social development agenda.



Sartaj Aziz, Iranian FM Zarif discuss bilateral, regional issues -
UNITED NATIONS, Sept 22 (APP): Adviser to Pakistan's Prime Minister on National Security and Foreign Affairs, Sartaj Aziz,  and Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif discussed subjects of  bilateral interest, including the Pak-Iran gas-pipeline, at a meeting on Monday.



UN welcomes signing of agreement on Afghan unity government -
UNITED NATIONS, Sept 21 (APP): After months of deadlock, the United Nations has welcomed Sunday’s agreement signed by Afghanistan’s two presidential candidates, Ashraf Ghani  and Abdullah Abdullah, to establish a government of national unity as an important step to move the country towards a period of stability. 


US welcomes Afghan agreement on government of national unity -
WASHINGTON, Sep 21 (APP): The United States has congratulated Afghan politicians Dr. Ashraf Ghani and Dr.  Abdullah Abdullah, on the two lead election candidates’ striking an agreement on formation of a government of national unity.


UN chief lauds Pakistan's efforts to provide relief to flood-hit people, offers world body's help -
UNITED NATIONS, Sept 21 (APP): Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has commended the efforts of the Pakistani government in providing relief to the flood-affected people across Pakistan, and offered United Nations help, if requested.



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Have to improve as a fielding unit: Hafeez
ISLAMABAD, Sep 22 (APP):Mohammad Hafeez the Lahore Lions captain in Champions League Twenty20  2014 in Hyderabad said that we believe the way they are showing their talent in the field, as batsmen and bowlers, it's really good but we have to improve as a fielding unit, we really have to raise the standard of fielding against Kolkata Knight Riders.

 
Mohammadan Club outclass Youngman in Rawalpindi Soccer
RAWALPINDI, Sept 22 (APP): Mohammadan Club beat Youngman Club 2-1 in the Rawalpindi District A Division Football League on Monday at Municipal Stadium.
 
Pak judokaís father optimistic his son will show talent in Asian Games
ISLAMABAD, Sept 22 (APP): Pakistan’s Japanese-raised judoka, Shah Hussain’s father is hopeful that his son would show talent in the ongoing Asian Games.
 
Younis Khan sure of Pakistanís victory WCí15
ISLAMABAD, Sep 22 (APP): Former Pakistan captain Younis Khan has said   that the Green Shirts have great potential to win the coming cricket World Cup 2015.
 
Pakistan faces Japan in Asian Games baseball opener on Tuesday
INCHEON, Sept. 22 (APP): Pakistan hoping to improve their standing in baseball event of the XVII Asian Games as they prepared to face Japan in their opening group A match at Munhak Baseball Stadium on Tuesday.
 
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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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