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Pakistani-Americans celebrate Eid ul Ftir -
WASHINGTON, July 28 (APP): Pakistan-Americans joined their fellow American Muslims in celebrating Eidul Fitr on Monday as they offered prayers at hundreds of mosques and Islamic centers and thanked Allah Almighty for blessing them with the opportunity to fast during the holy month of Ramazan.


UNSC calls for 'unconditional' ceasefire in Gaza -
UNITED NATIONS, July 28 (APP):  The U.N. Security Council on Monday, meeting in an emergency session just after midnight, called for an "immediate and unconditional" ceasefire, allowing for the delivery of urgently needed humanitarian assistance to the Gaza Strip.


Key US lawmaker thanks Hawaiian air for facilitating homeward journey of Sulemanís body -
WASHINGTON, July 27 (APP): A ranking American congressman has thanked Hawaiian Airlines for responding quickly to his request for and, on behalf of Pakistan’s Ambassador to the U.S. Jalil Abbas Jilani to provide a seat on Monday night’s flight in order to facilitate young Pakistani-American education activist Haris Suleman’s body to be escorted home “with the respect and honour he deserves”.


Taliban gain ground in Afghanistan: NYT -
NEW YORK, July 27 (APP):  Taliban fighters are making early gains in several strategic areas near Kabul, inflicting heavy casualties and casting new doubt on the ability of Afghan forces to contain the insurgency, The New York Times reported Sunday.


UN renews appeal for humanitarian Gaza ceasefire leading to political talks -
UITED NATIONS, July 27 (APP): Welcoming the broadly observed 12-hour humanitarian pause in the Gaza conflict, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Sunday renewed his appeal to all parties to declare a week-long ceasefire as a prelude to restarting political negotiations.


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Sarfraz urges players to focus on physical fitness
ISLAMABAD, July 28 (APP): Former Test Cricketer Sarfraz Nawaz has urged the national players to work on their physical fitness keeping in mind the tough weather conditions of Sri Lanka in August.
 
62 member Pakistani contingent participates in CGames march past
ISLAMABAD, Jul 25 (APP): The 62-member Pakistani contingent, dressed up in traditional shalwar qamiz participated in the march past at the opening ceremony of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games on July, 23.
 
T20 fund raising match for IDPs
LAHOR, July 25 (APP): Punjab Minister for Law and Sports Rana Mashhood Ahmed Khan has said that Lahorites will show remarkable generosity during the fourth IDPs Fund-Raising T20 cricket match tomorrow , Saturday here at Gadaffi stadium.
 
Pakistan CC lifts RLCA Ramazan cricket trophy
KARACHI, July 25 (APP): As expected Pakistan Cricket Club lived up to  their billing by lifting the inaugural RLCA Ramazan Twenty20 Cricket Tournament trophy when they thrashed Pak Korangi CC by 76 runs in a one-sided final here at Gulburg Ground on Thursday night.
 
T-20 cricket match generates Rs 25m donation for IDPs
FAISALABAD, July 25 (APP): A T-20 fund raising cricket match played between Pakistan-A and Faisalabad Eleven at Iqbal stadium here generated Rs 25 million donation for IDPs of North Waziristan.
 
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ISLAMABAD, Aug 14 (APP): The country’s 65th Independence Day was celebrated across the world with millions of Pakistani expatriates joining by unfurling the green and white flag and singing the national anthem in a show of unity and strength. Formal flag hoisting celebrations were held at all the Pakistan embassies and Consulates, and the people hoisted the national flag at their homes and businesses abroad.
Messages of formal ceremonies were received from Berlin, Paris, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Kabul, Nairobi, Ankara, Jakarta, Singapore, Seoul and many other places.
The national flags were hoisted by the ambassadors as the embassy staff and the Pakistani community living in the respective countries sang the national song. Prayers were offered for security, economic progress and prosperity of Pakistan.
Messages of President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani were read and the young children attired in traditional dresses presented national songs and folk dances.
Pakistan’s Ambassador to Germany Shahid Kamal urged the Pakistani community to maintain unity amongst their ranks and to develop closer ties with the German people to promote friendship between the two countries.
Ambassador of Pakistan to France Shafkat Saeed urged the gathering to renew its pledge to work towards the progress, prosperity and well being of Pakistan .
Charge d’ Affaires Wajid Hassan Hashmi congratulated the community, and prayed for the continued prosperity and to renew their commitment to serve their homeland with great vigour.
High Commissioner of Pakistan to Malaysia Masood Khalid said the day was a reminder to all to protect the hard-won freedom and work for modern and progressive nation. He asked them to be true ambassadors of Pakistan, winning hearts and minds and commanding respect and goodwill through their strength of character and deeds of kindness.
He also lauded the meritorious services of the Pakistanis who achieved distinction and brought laurels for their country through their professional excellence in various fields in Malaysia.
He particularly mentioned distinguished Pakistani Prof Dr.  Muhammad Mumtazuddin Ahmed, present on the occasion, for his outstanding work with the Dental Association of Malaysia and becoming the first Pakistani anywhere to receive the leading Health Professionals Award 2011 conferred on him by the International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, UK.
He also acknowledged the hard work put in by young Asma Iqbal by becoming the first Pakistani Pakistan woman to complete PhD in Infectious Diseases from University of Malaya.  
Ambassador Sohail Mahmood at Bangkok highlighted Quaid-i-Azam’s vision and inspiring leadership that made Pakistan a reality and stressed the importance of unwavering commitment to Quaid’s principles of unity, faith and discipline in addressing all challenges.
Leading Thai newspaper Naew Na carried a special supplement on Pakistan’s Independence Day. Besides focusing on Pakistan-Thailand bilateral relations, it highlighted aspects of Pakistan movement, economy, textile industry, SME sector, and tourism potential.
Charge d’ Affaires Mansoor Ahmad Khan asked the Pakistanis in Kabul to maintain the spirit of independence and purse the cherished objectives of forefathers for making Pakistan strong and prosperous.
The Ambassador of Pakistan Muhammad Haroon Shaukat briefed the Pakistani community about recent developments in Pakistan-Turkey relations and urged them to continue playing active role in bringing the two countries closer.
Ambassador Sanaullah to Indonesia asked the community to follow the vision of Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah to achieve the desired progress and devleopmeng of Pakistan.
High Commmissioner to Singapore Syed Hasan Javed said Pakistan stands tall amongst the comity of nations and has achieved success in several fields. He said it was a hub of investment because of its rich mineral resources and pointed that over 700 multinational companies were operating in Pakistan.
 

     

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