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UN chief welcomes Paris meeting between PM Sharif and India's Modi -
UNITED NATIONS, Nov 30 (APP): Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the meeting between Pakistani Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi that took place on the margins of the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris on Monday. "We obviously welcome any direct contacts between prime ministers of India and Pakistan," the secretary-general's spokesman, Stephane Dujarric," told APP at UN Headquarters in New York when asked for the UN chief's reaction on the development.                                    

Climate change agreement must be cognizant of developing countries' needs: PM -
By Shahid Saleem Khan

PARIS, Nov 30 (APP):  Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Monday said that Pakistan was committed to reduction of global emissions with various initiatives already taken like efforts for renewable technologies, energy efficiency, implementation of mass transport systems and expansion of hydro-electricity potential. "For the effective implementation of our (Pakistan's) national programmes, finance, technology transfer, and capacity building remain key enablers," he said while speaking at the leaders event of a two-week 21st UN Climate Change Conference (COP21) which started here in the French capital.

Both Pakistan, India desire to move forward: PM -
PARIS, Nov 30 (APP): Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Monday said that both Pakistan and India desired to move forward and 'all states must keep the door to dialogue open.' Talking to newsmen, the Prime Minister said he and his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi held a good chat in a good atmosphere. To a question, he said all issues could not be discussed in a brief interaction.

Classical singer Hamid Ali Khan mesmerizes audience at musical soiree in New York -
NEW YORK, Nov 30 (APP):  Famed Pakistani singer classical singer Ustad Hamid Ali Khan enthralled an appreciative audience with his lilting ghazals and songs at a musical soiree held at the Pakistan Mission to the United Nations in New York. Pakistan U.N. Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi hosted the cultural event as part of her efforts to promote the soft image of the country.                                    

Dialogue only way to resolve disputes between two countries: Fatemi -
PARIS, Nov 30 (APP): Describing as "good"  the meeting between Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi, Special Assistant to PM on Foreign Affairs Syed Tariq Fatemi on Monday said dialogue was the only way to resolve disputes between any two states. "Prime Minister Modi himself approached Prime Minister Sharif and had a brief meeting," Tariq Fatemi told APP after the meeting which was held here on the sidelines of the UN Climate Change Conference.

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Peshawar Press Club Inter-Media Cricket Tournament begins
PESHAWAR, Nov 30 (APP): The second edition of the Peshawar Press Club Inter-Media Cricket Tournament got under way here at Maazullah Khan Cricket Academy and BISE Grounds on Monday. Senior Minister Sharam Khan Tarakhai and Senior Journalist Rahim Ullah Yousazai formally inaugurated the month long event that carrying a total of 32 teams comprising Geo TV, ARY News, Dunia TV, Dawn News, APP, Express News, 92 HD News, Daily Suba, Waqat News, Sports Writers Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Journalist XI, Channel 24 News, Daily Aaaj, Nai Baath, Daily Jang, Sama News, BBC News, Daily Khyber, Khyber News, Daily Aeen, Aaj News, Daily Express, The News, Daily Mashriq, Neo TV, Abb Tak News, Photo Journalist Tigers. Daily The Frontier Post will defend its title.
WAPDA's players grab Naval's Chief Staff Amateur Golf Tournament
ISLAMABAD, Nov 30 (APP): The Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority's players Muhammad Rehman and Ghazanfar Mehmood snatched All Pakistan Chief of Navel Staff Amateur Golf Tournament, held at Royal Palm Golf Club, by obtaining first and second positions respectively.
Players should see Misbah as role-model: Mushtaq Ahmed
ISLAMABAD, Nov 29 (APP): Pakistan bowling Coach Mushtaq Ahmed said the players should make Test skipper Misbah-ul-Haq as their role-model as his fitness is commendable and an example to follow.  Mushtaq said Misbah is 40 plus now and still his fitness is admirable, therefore the current players should see him as an example to follow. 
BISE Mardan wins All-Pakistan Inter-Board Girls Netball
PESHAWAR, Nov 29 (APP): Mardan Board clinched the trophy of the All-Pakistan Inter-Board Girls Netball Championship after defeating Peshawar Board in the final played at Post Graduate College for Women Mardan on Sunday.
Top tennis seeds to participate in SN Tennis
ISLAMABAD, Nov 29 (APP): Top tennis seeds have confirmed their entries for participating in the Subh-e-Nau (SN) National Tennis Championship to be staged here at the PTF Tennis Complex from which will be played from Monday (November 30). Davis Cupper and seasoned Pakistani tennis veteran Aqeel Khan, Shahza Khan, Muhammad Abid, top junior player Muhammad Mudassar and leading women players Sara Mansoor have confirmed their entries for the tournament.
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Pakistanis abroad celebrate Independence Day with zeal PDF Print E-mail
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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