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Some 3.2 billion people now online, but short of Internet target: UN report -
UNITED NATIONS, Dec 1 (APP): Some 3.2 billion people are now online, representing 43.4 per cent of the global population, but the number still falls significantly short of reaching the anticipated goal of 60 per cent by 2020, according to a United Nations report released Tuesday. While the proportion of households projected to have Internet access in 2020 will reach 56 per cent, exceeding the 'Connect 2020' target of 55 per cent, only 53 per cent of the global population will be online in 2020, the report found, ranking the Republic of Korea first in the information and communication technology (ICT) 2015 Development Index (IDI).

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UNITED NATIONS, Dec. 1 (APP):  Pakistan ready to assist in reviving an Afghan-led and Afghan's owned peace process, but the Kabul government lacks a unified policy on the undertaking, Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi told the U.N. General Assembly on Monday. At the same time, the Pakistani envoy underscored the need for ceasing "the anti-Pakistan rhetoric from Kabul".

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.

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ISLAMABAD, Dec 1 (APP): Pakistan has moved to 6th slot from 2nd in the fresh T20 rankings after losing three-match series against England.Pakistan on Tuesday lost the last match of the series against England as the visitors clinched the match in super over after the close encounter ended up as tie in the normal 20 overs.

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.
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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. 
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Pakistan has asked interpol to issue red warrant against Musharraf for assassinating Benazir Bhutto PDF Print E-mail
ISLAMABAD, May 27 (APP)  - Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party and son of Pakistan’s slain Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto has said that his country has asked the Interpol to issue a “red warrant” against former military ruler Parvez Musharraf in his mother’s assassination case.In an interview with the Sunday Times, he said, “The United Kingdom should do the right thing “ hoping that the British government would hand Musharraf over to Pakistan to face the trial in Bhutto’s assassination case.Bhutto was killed in a gun and grenade attack in December 2007 during an election rally in Rawalpindi. Pakistan has recently informed the Interpol that the warrant issued for Musharraf by an anti-terrorism court in connection with the Bhutto assassination case will remain valid till its compliance.

Although, Bilawal says the instructions were issued by Al Qaeda and the attack was carried out by the Pakistani Taliban, it is the man he calls “General Dictator Pervez Musharraf “, President of Pakistan at the time, whom he blames.
“Musharraf murdered my mother,” he said. “He knew about specific threats to her life and I believe he sabotaged her security, knowing she’d be murdered by the terrorists.”
Under Pakistani law, Bilawal cannot run for office until he is 25 but says he will follow in his mother’s footsteps and campaign in next year’s elections for the party.
“They’re very large footsteps,” he said. “I can’t pretend I’d be able to follow them in the same way but I want to make sure she didn’t die in vain. That’s what drives me.”
He is working with the Pakistan People’s Party youth and women’s wings and plans a foundation in his mother’s name. Bilawal, whose mother was assassinated, grandfather was hanged, one uncle was shot dead and another was poisoned, said he is well aware of the risks.
“I believe if we were given half the support the world gave the dictator who murdered my mother we’d show you a new Pakistan,” he said.
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