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Pakistan renew its commitment to UN peacekeeping at first-ever defence chiefs conference -
UNITED NATIONS, Mar 28 (APP): Pakistan has renewed its commitment to the “noble cause” of United Nations peacekeeping, the world body’s flagship activity that helps countries torn by conflict to create the conditions for lasting peace.


At UN, Pakistan urges action to end violence against religious, ethnic minorities in Mideast -
UNITED NATIONS, Mar 28 (APP):  Pakistan Friday called for U.N. Security Council action to end the religiously and ethnically-motivated violence sweeping the Middle East by promoting a global consensus for resolving the challenges confronting Iraq, Syria, Yemen and “most importantly” Palestine.


US says Pakistan making sincere effort for Afghan peace -
WASHINGTON, March 28 (APP): Pakistan is making a “sincere effort” towards Afghan peace and it wants to make the best use of the “new environment” by aiding a negotiated political settlement to the conflict in the neighboring country, U.S. Special
Representative Dan Feldman said.


UN leader calls on defence chiefs for ‘unity and backing’ on UN peacekeeping -
UNITED NATIONS, Mar 27 (APP): At the first-ever United Nations Chiefs of Defence Conference Friday,  Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appealed to senior military officials for more troop contributions from States around the world and for political will and purpose.


IMF okays release of $ 501.4 million for Pakistan -
WASHINGTON, March 27 (APP): The International Monetary Fund (IMF) Friday approved immediate release of $ 501.4 million tranche for Pakistan as the Fund’s Executive Board completed the sixth review of Pakistan’s economic performance.


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Australia skipper Clarke decided to quit ODI cricket after World Cup

From Ehsan Qureshi

MELBOURNE, March 28 (APP): Australian skipper Michael Clarke has decided to retire from One-Day Internationals after Sunday’s Cricket World Cup (CWC) final against New Zealand here at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).

 
Aussies enjoys edge but Kiwis can topple them with fighting spirit in CWC final on Sunday

From Ehsan Qureshi

MELBURNE, March 28 (APP): Though Australia enjoyed the edge but fighting qualities, innovative brand of the game and flair can help New Zealand to topple the favorites in the final of Cricket World Cup (CWC) here on Sunday.

 
NZ captain McCullum rates his team’s chances as 50-50 in World Cup final

From Ehsan Qureshi

MELBOURNE, March 28 (APP): New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum Saturday rated his team’s chances against Australia in the Cricket World Cup final as 50-50.

 
ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 breaking records, capturing hearts: Richardson
MELBOURNE, March 28 (APP): ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 has been a record-breaking tournament and has cemented the event’s position as one of the most popular sporting spectacles in the world, according to statistics released here on Saturday.
 
President SFP serves notice on Haider Lehri for holding illegal elections
KARACHI Mar. 26 (APP): President Softball Federation of Pakistan (SFP) Mohammed Saleem Khan has issued show cause notice to federation’s secretary general Haider Lehri for holding unconstitutional elections of the federation at Lahore on March 21 last.
 
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Pak delegation in China to attend Asian Beach Games PDF Print E-mail
BEIJING, June 15 (APP): A Pakistani delegation led by Sindh Minister for Sports Dr. Mohammad Ali Shah is these days visiting China to attend the Asian Beach Games. The inauguration of the 3rd Asian Beach Games will be held in Haiyang, a coastal city in Shandong province on Saturday. Dr. Shah, who is also the President of Sind Olympic Association told media on arrival here from Pakistan on Thursday that besides attending the inauguration ceremony, the delegation would also observe the system, infrastructure and other arrangements made for the Beach games, as Sindh Government is planning to hold this kind of sports activities at national level.

He said that we have planned to hold the event next year.
“Firstly we would hold the event at national level and later in  coming years to organize at Asian Level”, said Dr. Shah.
The Secretary General of Sindh Olympic Association Ahmed Ali Rajput is already in Yaiyang, he said.
Minister Shah pointed out that he is visiting China on the  directives of IOC (International  Olympic  Committee) following  recommendations from Pakistan Olympic Association.
Rajput told APP from Haiyang that  around 30 players from Pakistan are also participating in three events, namely  Kabbadi, Hand Ball and Sailing.
Over 45 countries are taking part in week-long competitions that will come to close on June 22, said Rajput.
Haiyang, a coastal city in the peninsula province of Shandong in eastern China, is strategically located in the center of the prime tourist trio of Qingdao, Yantai, and Weihai.
It is also famous for its extensive sea beaches, national forest parks and wetland reserves.
On December 2, 2006 the Olympic Council of Asia in Doha announced the selection of Haiyang as the host city for 2012 Asian Beach Games.
 

 

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