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Snow creates messy conditions on New York area roads -
NEW YORK, Feb  9 (APP): Another storm bringing snow whipped by strong winds is moving through the New York area Tuesday, creating treacherous driving conditions and disrupting flights. Temperatures throughout the northeast region were below zero mark.Road crews were out all night pre-treating the roads in anticipation for  the second round of snow in two weeks.


Pakistan urges 'more effective' implementation of drug control conventions -
UNITED NATIONS, Feb 9 (APP): Pakistan has called for stepped up efforts to implement the three conventions on drug control that are aimed at preventing the use of drugs for non-medical purposes. "What is needed is more effective implementation by member states and  international drug control agencies," Nawab Mohammad Yousaf Talpur, a Pakistani National Assembly member,  told a parliamentary hearing on 'The World Drug Problem', pointing out that Pakistan was a member of the UN conferences that adopted the three conventions.



Pakistani delegation arrives for IPU-UN hearing on world drug problem -
UNITED NATIONS, Feb 8 (APP): A two-member Pakistan parliamentary  delegation has arrived in New York to participate in a hearing at United Nations Headquarters organized jointly by the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and the U.N. on the world drug problem.The delegation is composed of National Assembly members -- Nawab Yousuf Talpur (leader) and Ms. Asiya Nasir.


U.N. Security Council slams North Korea's missile launch -
UNITED NATIONS, Feb. 7 (APP): The U.N. Security Council Sunday strongly condemned North Korea's missile launch and vowed to "expeditiously" adopt a new resolution with "significant" new sanctions against Pyongyang. In a statement issued statement after an emergency meeting on Sunday, the 15-member Council underscored that launches using ballistic missile technology, "even if characterized as a satellite launch or space launch vehicle" contribute to North Korea's development of systems to deliver nuclear weapons.



Highly radioactive leak found at NY nuclear plant -
NEW YORK, Feb 7 (APP): New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo has called for an investigation after an apparent overflow at a nuclear power plant spilled highly radioactive water into an underground monitoring well, but nuclear regulators said the public was not at risk. Officials at the Indian Point Energy Center in Buchanan, New York,  reported that water contaminated by tritium leaked into the groundwater under the facility.



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Hira, Saif Ullah win Peshawar District Badminton Women, Men singles titles
PESHAWAR, Feb 9 (APP): Hira Shaheen and Saifullah Tuesday clinched Women and Men Singles titles of the Peshawar District Badminton Championship organized by District Sports Officer here at Tariq Wood Hall, Qayyum Sports Complex. President KP Billiard and Snooker Association Zulfiqar Ali Butt was the chief guests on this occasion.

 
Muay Thai Association KP players showcase stunning skills
PESHAWAR, Feb 9 (APP): The players of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa showcased their skills in the Muay Thai, a mixed Martial Arts of Pakistan with martial art sports such as boxing and wrestling styles here at Lala Rafique Sports Arena on Tuesday. The Muay Thai Association KP under the aegis of Directorate of Sports KP and Pakistan Muay Thai Federation organized Individual and Team Katas along with group fight only to give a stunning show to the large number of spectators present on this occasion.

 
Pakistan Cycling team wins 1 silver, 3 bronze in SA Games in India
PESHAWAR, Feb 9 (APP): Pakistan Cycling team comprising of five male and six female cyclists clinched one silver and 3 bronze medals by struggling at second in the ongoing 12th South Asian Games being played at Ghuhati, India. Talking to APP from Ghuhati India on phone, Secretary Pakistan Cycling Federation Syed Azhar Ali Shah confirmed that Pakistan was struggling at second behind India in the Cycling event wherein the female player from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Miss Sabiha Bibi won a bronze medal in the Individual Time trials of 30km.

 
Pakistan Taekwondo team to leave for India on Wednesday
ISLAMABAD, Feb 9 (APP): Pakistan Taekwondo team will fly to India on Wednesday to participate in the South Asian Games. Talking to APP, Pakistan Taekwondo Federation (PTF), President Col. (R) Waseem Ahmed Janjua said as many as 8 male and 5 female players will be representing Pakistan in the South Asian Games.

 
Pakistan, Sri Lankan sign MoU to promote cooperation in education
COLOMBO, Feb 9 (APP): Pakistan and Sri Lanka  Tuesday inked Memorandum of Understandings to promote academic and cultural cooperation, peace, harmony and understanding amongst the academic and cultural community and civic society organizations of the two countries. The agreements were signed between Pakistan's private sector institution; Preston University with Sri Lanka's College of Information Management & Sciences and Sri Lanka-Pakistan Friendship, Trade and Investment Association for collaboration, here at the High Commission of Pakistan in Colombo.

 
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Pakistan working for Women’s empowerment: Sherry Rehman PDF Print E-mail
WASHINGTON, June 9 (APP): Pakistan’s ambassador to the United States Sherry Rehman has said the country is witnessing a great deal of good things like political and societal efforts towards protection of women’s rights.She made it clear it is not just a place about conflict as often wrongly refracted through the lens of ongoing war in the region.Ambassador Sherry Rehman was speaking at a reception she hosted in honor of prominent Pakistani women’s rights advocate and documentary filmmaker Samar Minallah, whose distinguished efforts were recognized by Vital Voices Organization this week.US special envoy for Pakistan and Afghanistan Marc Grossman, Coordinator for US non-military assistance for Pakistan Ambassador Robin Raphel, Chairperson Vital Voices Board Susan Davis, American journalists, writers and Pakistani-American women leaders were among those who attended the event.
 
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