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US urges peaceful dialogue among parties to resolve political crisis -
WASHINGTON, Sept 2 (APP): The United States Tuesday reiterated its call to all sides in the political crisis in Pakistan, now in its third week,  to exercise restraint and resolve issues through peaceful dialogue.


UN chief welcomes lifting of siege of Iraqi town; aid rushed -
UNITED NATIONS, Sept 2 (APP): With the siege on the northern Iraqi town of Amerli finally broken, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Tuesday expressed his appreciation to the Iraqi Security Forces, Kurdish Peshmerga, and others, who, with air support from the United States, helped avert a humanitarian disaster in the town.


UN chief 'alarmed' by Israel's big grab of Palestinian land -
UNITED NATIONS, Sept 1 (APP):  UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is "alarmed" by Sunday's announcement by Israeli authorities appropriating a swath of 990 acres in the West Bank and declaring the Palestinian area south of
Bethlehem to be Israeli "state lands."


U.S. urges restraint in Pakistan political crisis -
WASHINGTON Sept 1 APP- The United States on Monday called for restraint by all sides in Pakistan's political crisis, saying protesters had a right to demonstrate peacefully but that it strongly opposed efforts to impose change through violence and destruction of property.


1,420 people killed in Iraqi violence in August: UN -
UNITED NATIONS, Sept 1 (APP): At least 1,420 Iraqis have been killed and  1,370 injured in terrorist attacks and sectarian violence during August, the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) said in a statement on Monday.


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SOA School Games
LAHORE, Sep 2 (APP)- Sindh Olympic Association (SOA) is organising the SOA School Games from October 13 to 16.
 
Lodhi off to Tehran for ECO Chess Cup
KARACHI, Sep 2 (APP): International Master Mahmood Lodhi left here on Tuesday to take part in ECO Cup Chess being held in Iranian capital Tehran from Sept 3 to 12.
 
Aisam to donate wheelchairs to Iraq
ISLAMABAD, Sep 2 (APP): Pakistan Tennis ace Aisam Qureshi will be donating wheelchairs to Iraq with an aim of his foundation which is to ‘Stop War, Start Tennis’ saying it is his desire that wheelchair tennis would give a ray hope to those people who have been disabled during war.
 
Youth Olympics was grand experience for Pakistan juniors: Razi
KARACHI, Sep 1 (APP): Participation in second Youth Olympics held in Chinese city of Nanjing was a grand exposure and experience for Pakistan juniors, Chef de Mission Raza Ahmed Khan said on Monday.
 
Inconsistent performance has led to loss: Miandad
ISLAMABAD, Sep 1 (APP): Legendary Batsman Javed Miandad feels the inconsistent performance of the green-shirts led to loss in the Test and ODI series against Sri Lanka.
 
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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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