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Israe’s demolition of Palestinian homes ‘contrary to international law’:UN -
UNITED NATIONS, Nov 25 (APP): The Israeli Government’s use of house demolition as a punitive measure in response to alleged acts of violence by Palestinians must end immediately, two United Nations experts said Tuesday, adding that the practice “which targets Palestinian homes in both Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory” is a violation of human rights law.


SAARC Summit kicks off on Wednesday with hopes for closer regional integration -
KATHMANDU, Nepal, Nov 25 (APP): The 18th Summit of the South Asian Association for Regional Conference (SAARC) will kick off in the Nepalese capital on Wednesday with hopes that the 30 decades old regional alliance finally makes some headway and fulfills the hopes of its billion and half impoverished population.


SAARC must be responsive to people's aspirations: Sartaj -
KATHMANDU, Nov. 25 (APP): Adviser to Prime Minister on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz Tuesday said the SAARC must be responsive to the aspirations of its people to become a viable regional organization.


India should take initiative for resumption of talks: PM -
ONBOARD PM'S SPECIAL AIRCRAFT, Nov 25 (APP): Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif said on Tuesday India should take an initiative to resume talks with Pakistan.


PM arrives in Kathmandu to share Pakistan's vision of peaceful neighbourhood -
app65-25pm-kathmandu.jpgby Shafek Koreshe

KATHMANDU, Nepal, Nov 25 (APP): Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif arrived here Tuesday to lead Pakistan's delegation to the 18th Summit of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) to present Pakistan's vision of a peaceful neighbourhood with trade and investment being its mainstay.



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Sajjad, Hamza sailed in IBSF World Snooker knockout rounds
KARACHI, Nov 25 (APP): Pakistan duo of Muhammad Sajjad and Hamza Akbar all advanced in the knockout rounds of IBSF World Snooker Championship after winning their league matches Monday night.
 
Kenya to play five one-dayers against Pakistan "A"
KARACHI, Nov 25 (APP): The Kenyan cricket team is due to arrive in Pakistan on December 11 to play a five-match one-day series against Pakistan "A", Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced on Tuesday.
 
Mehran clinches Squash Championship trophy
ISLAMABAD, Nov 25 (APP): Mehran Javed thumped Mansoor Zaman in the final of the Squash Championship played at Hashim Khan Squash Complex, Peshawar.
 
Pakistan to host 5th BCWC
ISLAMABAD, Nov 25 (APP): Pakistan on Tuesday was awarded the hospitality to host the 5th edition of the Cricket World Cup for the Blind to take place in 2018.
 
Hopeful to join squad for WC’ 15: Ajmal
ISLAMABAD, Nov 25 (APP): Pakistan ace off-spinner Saeed Ajmal has said he was very positive for participating in upcoming World Cup.
 
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Firdous Ashiq seeks media help to restore soft image of Pakistan PDF Print E-mail
firdous-media.jpgISLAMABAD, Feb 12 (APP): Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan on Saturday sought media help for restoring the soft image of Pakistan in the international community. The minister was talking to media persons after offering Fateha and laying floral wreath at Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Memorial at Liaquat Bagh, Rawalpindi.She said: “at international level there is a wrong perception about Pakistan, and the government and the media will have to work together to restore the soft and true image of the country.”
She reiterated the PPP government stance that it fully believes in right of freedom of speech and would take all possible steps in this regard.
Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan said that the promotion of inter-faith harmony, grant of rights to minorities, women and the deprived classes were the top priorities of the democratic regime.   
The minister said she has come to the memorial of Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto as a party worker and to renew the pledge to continue her mission.
“Shaheed Mohtarma throughout her life struggled for the cause of democracy, and for the rights of the masses and sacrificed her life in this struggle”, said the newly appointed minister who before taking charge of her new ministry visited the site of Shaheed PPP chairperson’s martyrdom.
Dr. Firdous Ashiq said that she was thankful to the President and the Prime Minister who reposed confidence in her and assigned her the Ministry of Information. “With the help of the media I will try to come up to the expectations of the PPP high ups”, she said.
The minister said that the country was facing several problems including terrorism, unemployment, inflation and the government was striving to overcome these problems.
She appealed to the print and electronic media to play constructive role and help the government in resolution of the problems being faced by the country.
The minister also said that media being an important pillar of the state has always played constructive role in promotion of democratic process in the country.
While responding to a question about Pervez Musharraf’s arrest warrants by a court, she said that the matter was sub-judice but the government would assist the court whenever the court issues any direction in this regard.     
A large number of PPP workers including women wing activists were also present on the occasion. On her arrival the minister was greeted with slogans of “Zinda Hai BB Zinda Hai”, and “Jiey Bhutto”.
 

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