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UN begins humanitarian assistance to families fleeing Kunduz -
UNITED NATIONS, Oct 10 (APP): Afghans who fled the fighting in Kunduz have received bread baked from wheat flour fortified with vitamins and minerals along with other food supplies, but the World Food Programme (WFP) is "seriously concerned" about the safety and food security of people remaining in the north-eastern province.

UN urges postal services to adopt new technologies for survival -
UNITED NATIONS, Oct 9 (APP):  On World Post Day, the head of the  Universal Postal Union (UPU) has emphasized that the future of postal services strongly depends on their ability to innovate and to embrace new technologies.

Senior UN official slams killing of civilians by air strikes at Yemeni wedding party -
UNITED NATIONS, Oct 9 (APP): The top United Nations humanitarian official has said he was "deeply disturbed" by the news of civilians being killed by coalition air strikes that hit a wedding party in Yemen's Dhamar Governorate on Wednesday.

UN official urges global compact on refugee and asylum matters -
UNITED NSATIONS, Oct 9 (APP): A senior official in the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Friday warned of a growing risk to people fleeing conflict and persecution and called for “an all-out effort to ensure that protection, and in particular the institution of asylum, remains life-saving, non-political, and fundamentally humanitarian.”

UN chief calls for internal probe over corruption claims against Ex-UNGA president -
UNITED NATIONS, Oct 9 (APP): UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has ordered an internal probe of the dealings between the UN and two companies whose executives have been linked to a "serious" bribery scandal involving former President of UN General Assembly John Ashe, according to a UN spokesman.

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Peshawar wins PM Cricket Trophy
ISLAMABAD, Oct 9 (APP): Peshawar thrashed Islamabad by 25 runs in the final of the 3rd Prime Minister of Pakistan Blind Cricket Champions Trophy here Friday at F-9 Park Cricket Ground.
Raheem storms in IBSF World U18 Snooker quarters
KARACHI, Oct 9 (APP): National Junior Champion Abdul Raheem stormed into the quarterfinal of the inaugural IBSF World Under-18 Snooker Championship when whipped Arman Atashsokhan of Iran 4-0 at St.Petersburg (Russia) on Friday.
Nepal to face Pakistan in 50-over match in UAE
ISLAMABAD, Oct 9 (APP): The Nepal cricket team are set to face Pakistan in a 50-over match, which will be played in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in November later this year.
Amir should play more domestic cricket: Azhar Mahmood
ISLAMABAD, Oct 9 (APP): Former all-rounder Azhar Mahmood feels pacer Muhammad Amir should play more domestic cricket saying this way it will give his body more time to get stronger and avoid the situation where he breaks down with an injury when playing international cricket.
Yousuf calls for appointing Saqlain as spin bowling head
ISLAMABAD, Oct 9 (APP): Former Test Cricketer Mohammad Yousuf has said that Saqlain Mushtaq is the best off-spinner available and should be the head of spin bowling in National Cricket Academy.
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Political stability vital to achieve foreign policy objectives; Gilani PDF Print E-mail
ISLAMABAD, June 14 (APP): Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani Thursday said political stability was vital to help a country better position itself to achieve its foreign policy objectives. Addressing the 6th Annual Convocation Ceremony here at the National Defence University, Gilani said the strength of a country was measured not in terms of its ability to impose unilateral decisions, but to create a win-win situation for all. The Prime Minister spoke at length on four major areas that were the focal point of his democratic government and included the foreign policy, revival of economy, energy crisis and political stability.

Gilani said being part of a world that was highly interconnected and interdependent, the government has made a paradigm shift towards making its neighborhood peaceful, stable, and prosperous on the basis of peaceful co-existence, in an upfront manner.
“For us the most important capital in the world is Kabul, and the government of Kabul is the most important partner,” the Prime Minister said.
He told the graduates, including 13 from foreign countries, that a peaceful, stable and sovereign Afghanistan was an absolute prerequisite for stability and peace in Pakistan.
The Prime Minister said Pakistan was the first to suffer at the hands of strife in Afghanistan, and the first to benefit from peace in Afghanistan.
“However, we strongly believe that the solution of Afghanistan will have to come from within Afghanistan. It will have to be led by the Afghans and owned by the Afghans.”
Referring to Pakistan’s relations with India, Gilani termed these “stable and peaceful” and added “we have tried to transform this relationship by approaching it in a positive rather than in a traditional manner.
The Prime Minister said normalizing trade with India has been an issue that no previous governments wanted to touch.
“But we decided to look at this issue from a purely national and regional perspective,” the Prime Minister said.
He mentioned the resumption of full dialogue with India, which covered all issues including Siachin, Sir Creek, counter terrorism, water issues, and the most important of all, the core issue of Jammu and Kashmir.
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