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Pak Navy frigate Shamsheer participates in multi-country maritime exercises -
BEIJING, Apr 23 (APP): Pakistan’s Navy frigate Shamsheer took part in multi-country maritime exercises held off the coast of the eastern Chinese city of Qingdao on Wednesday.


Myanmar’s Kachin state children face growing threats amid fighting: UN warns -
UNITED NATIONS, April 23 (APP): Recent fighting between Government forces and autonomy-seeking Kachin rebels in Myanmar, and the resulting displacement of thousands of people, has significantly increased the risks to young people, including possible recruitment, limited access to basic services and the threat of landmines, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warned Tuesday.


UN panel hears Iran’s complaint on envoy visa issue, but takes no action -
UNITED NATIONS, April 23 (APP): Iran Tuesday made a formal complaint to a United Nations committee over the U.S. refusal to grant a visa to Tehran’s ambassador-designate to the U.N., but the 19-member body adjourned without taking any action on the key issue.


Gaining observer status at WPNS is a “welcome development”:Ambassador Masood Khalid -
BEIJING, Apr 23 (APP): Ambassador Masood Khalid said Wednesday said that Pakistan’s gaining observer status at West Pacific Naval Symposium (WPNS) held in Qiangdao is a “welcome development”.


US says Pakistan vitally important to the world -
WASHINGTON, April 23 (APP): Underscoring Pakistan’s vital importance to the world, the U.S. Defense Department has said nothing has changed the American desire to work with the country against common threat of terror.


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Zaheer Abbas named principal advisor to Chairman PCB
LAHORE, Apr 21 (APP): Pakistan Cricket Board has appointed, former test cricketer, Zaheer Abbas as the Principle Advisor to PCB Chairman and Moin Khan as Chief Selector and Manager of National Cricket Team.
 
Shafat ton drives KU to win in All-Pakistan Inter-University Men Cricket
PESHAWAR, Apr 21 (APP): Opener Shafat’s vital century Monday guided Karachi University to a comfortable 37 runs victory against Islamia University Bahawalpur in the ongoing All-Pakistan Inter-University Men Cricket Championship being played under the aegis of Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan at different grounds in Mardan and Peshawar.
 
Pakistan’s Rizwan drives Shama club to Bashir Bilour Shaheed Cricket final
PESHAWAR, Apr 20 (APP): Pakistan’s wicket-keeper batsman Muhammad Rizwan steered Shama club to final with his fashion knock of 90 runs including 11 boundaries and three sixes against Sarhad Gymkhana in the second semi-final of the ongoing Bashir Bilour Shaheed Memorial Cricket Tournament being played at Gymkhana ground on Sunday.
 
UoP, LU, IU, UoK, SU advance to next round in All-Pakistan Inter-University Cricket
PESHAWAR, Apr 20 (APP): University of Punjab, Lahore University, Islamia Bahawalpur, University of Karachi, and Sargodha University moved to second round after registering victories against their respective rivals on the opening day of the All-Pakistan Inter-University Cricket Championship organizing by the Directorate of Sports Abdul Wali Khan University at five different venues in Peshawar and Mardan on Sunday.
 
Mehran, Laiba Ijaz lifted KP Boys, Girls Junior Squash titles
PESHAWAR, Apr 19 (APP): Current National Champion Mehran Javed and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa No. 1 Laiba Ijaz clinched titles after defeating their respective rivals in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Boys and Girls Junior Squash Championship played here at PAF Hashim Khan Squash Complex on Saturday.
 
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US paper lauds Zardari, Manmohan for ‘sensible’ effort to improve ties PDF Print E-mail
NEW YORK, April 12 (APP): A leading US newspaper Thursday praised President Asif Ali Zardari and Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for “their sensible, workman like effort over the past year to improve relations between the two nuclear rivals”.  In an editorial on President Zardari’s flying trip to India, The New  York Times expressed the hope that the Indian leader would respond to his invitation to visit Pakistan.  “Both leaders are politically constrained and may not be able to deliver  bold peace moves. But if they keep pursuing incremental steps, they may yet build a peace,” said the editorial, ‘It’s More Than Lunch.”

At the same time, the Times said there could be no real reconciliation with India until Pakistan prosecutes those responsible for the 2008 Mumbai attack,  which killed more than 160 people.
The newspaper noted that Cabinet ministers and civil servants from both sides now regularly exchange visits. “To build real trust, military and intelligence officials must join in,” the newspaper said.
“They have made the most progress on increasing economic cooperation. India and Pakistan do more trade with Britain than with each other, but they are modernizing the handling of goods at borders, easing visa restrictions and talking about oil pipelines and linking electric grids.
“They have much more to talk seriously about, including a joint stake in a stable Afghanistan and the disputed region of Kashmir.”
 

     

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