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Army excels in National Taekwondo
KARACHI, Apr 16 (APP): Pakistan Army swept all the 30 gold medals at stake in the National Taekwondo Championship at the Rangers Training Centre & School here, said a news release issued here on Wednesday. Army martial arts players dominated the event from start to finish with superb technique and power.
 
First round of Inter-Media cricket tournament ends
ISLAMABAD, Apr 16 (APP): The Inter-Media Cricket Tournament organized by Pakistan Telecommunications Company Limited (PTCL) continues in full swing here. The tournament, organized in collaboration with National Press Club, comprises of teams belonging to national and international print and electronic media. The first round saw thrilling matches between various teams which competed fiercely to reach the second round.
 
Army excels in National Taekwondo
KARACHI, Apr 16 (APP): Pakistan Army swept all the 30 gold medals at stake in the National Taekwondo Championship at the Rangers Training Centre & School here, said a news release issued here on Wednesday. Army martial arts players dominated the event from start to finish with superb technique and power.  Army player ended with 30 golds, two silvers and as many bronze medals to accumulate 797 points.
 
Sports diplomacy to highlight Pakistani talent in UAE
ISLAMABAD, April 16 (APP): Prime Minister’s Special Envoy, Ambassador Javed Malik said on Wednesday sports played an important role in connecting people and promoting a sense of healthy interaction aimed at building positive relations between the communities. “We always support such initiatives that bring people together,” he  said while speaking as the guest of honour alongwith diplomats from Sri Lanka and India who were joined by the Chairman of Dubai Cricket Council at the launching ceremony of T-20 Super stars cricket tournament being organized in Dubai under the auspices of Dubai Cricket Council.
 
Kabir looking forward to build Afghanistan team for Cricket World Cup
KARACHI, Apr 16 (APP): Afghanistan chief coach Kabir Khan said on Wednesday that he was looking forward to build the team for next year’s ICC Cricket World Cup. “Its my endeavour to build-up Afghanistan team for World Cup showpiece event,” he told APP on arrival here from Peshawar. 2015 World Cup is co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand in February-March and Afghanistan is among the qualfiers for the event.
 
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Parliamentarians stress upon govt not to allow transportation of weapons to NATO forces PDF Print E-mail
ISLAMABAD, March 30 (APP): Parliamentarians on Friday stressed upon the government not to allow transportation of arms and ammunition to NATO forces in Afghanistan and urged the United States to stop drone attacks and respect Pakistan’s sovereignty. During discussion on recommendations of the Parliamentary Committee on National Security in joint sitting of the Parliament, members from across the isle unanimously voiced to keep Pakistan’s interests supreme and formulate an independent foreign policy.

Resuming debate on recommendations of the Parliamentary Committee on National Security, PML-Q Secretary General Mushahid Hussain Sayyed said that all decisions regarding national security should be taken by the Parliament.
He said in the past all important decisions regarding national security, nuclear, missile programmes were taken by the civilians. The Atomic programme was initiated by Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, missile programme’s decision was taken by Shaheed Benazir Bhutto while missile tests were carried out by Nawaz Sharif. He said the Parliamentarians should not be scared of taking position on this vital issue and debate it with open heart.
“Now we have the opportunity and the time has come to take all decisions regarding our foreign policy, national security, Nato supply etc”. He hoped that the opposition members will not escape and seriously take part in the debate.
Mushahid said that drone attacks should not be allowed at any cost and Pakistan should take responsibility for its territory. About supply to Nato forces in Afghanistan, he categorically said that supply of ammunitions through NATO containers should be strictly banned while we should talk with the United States regarding supply of other things to NATO.
He said that we have to ensure that our relations with our neighbours, particularly Afghanistan and Iran are not spoiled.
He criticized the US double standard regarding establishment of peace in Afghanistan while bombing Pakistan’s territory and preparing itself to fight with Iran. He said they would oppose the US use of force against Iran.
Senator Sehar Kamran said all decisions regarding foreign policy and future engagements with the US and NATO should reflect will of the people of the country and must be taken with consensus. She said that drone attacks would not be allowed at any cost. She applauded the government for engaging the Parliament on the vital issue.
Maulana Abdul Malik, MNA from FATA said all the political parties and parliamentarians should show unity and consensus on this important issue.
He said our unity would give a positive message to the world and prove sovereignty of the Parliament. He said that NATO supply should be halted at any cost.
 

     

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