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UN Envoy urges fresh talks with besieged Syrians, authorities -
UNITED NATIONS, April 17 (APP): Regretting the abrupt halt in talks between the Syrian authorities and the negotiating committee representing civilians and fighters trapped in the Old City of Homs, U.N.-Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi Thursday urged all the parties to return to the negotiating table and complete the deal that had been on the verge of being signed.



On first visit to Gaza, UN official calls for end to Israeli blockade -
UNITED NATIONS, April 17 (APP):  On his first official visit to the Gaza Strip, the new head of the United Nations agency assisting Palestinian refugees across the Middle East underscored the need to lift the seven-year Israeli blockade and end the ‘illegal collective punishment’ unleashed on the population there.


US lauds Pakistan’s economic upturn; hopes for Pak-India progress -
WASHINGTON, April 17 (APP): The United States has been encouraged by Pakistan’s economic turnaround over the past year and hopes for Pakistan-India progress after the Indian elections towards trade expansion, a senior American official said.  “We are encouraged by the economic progress that Pakistan has made in the past year, though it still faces many challenges ahead,”


Pak maritime trade to further boost as China accelerates planning to re-connect Maritime Silk Road -
BEIJING, April 17 (APP): The maritime trade of Pakistan will get further boost through inter-connectivity as the Chinese government is stepping up the planning of reviving the Maritime Silk Road in the 21st century, with port construction as the priority, according to local media.The plan is expected to focus on infrastructure construction of countries along the route, including ports of Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, the China Securities Journal said.China will coordinate customs, quality supervision, e-commerce and other agencies to facilitate the scheme, which is also likely to contain attempts to build free trade zones.


In memory of Naga Parbat tragedy, a women expedition team starts climbing Mount Everest -
BEIJING, Aril 17 (APP): A four members of the first ever private Chinese women expedition to Mount Everest (Qomolangma) left from Kathmandu Tuesday to fulfill their dream of conquering the world’s highest peak from the south, reports state media.Ma Liyamu, the team leader, is a Muslim woman from Xinjiang, which is located in the northwest of China. She started doing outdoor sports in 1996, and if she successfully reaches Everest’s 8,848-metre-high peak, she will be the first woman from her region and community to achieve such a feat, said Xinhua news agency in a dispatch from Kathmandu.


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Saqlian questions “Doosara” in present era
KARACHI, Apr 17 (APP): Master off-spinner Saqlain Mushtaq indirectly questioned the legality of “Doosra” in the current era.  The inventor of the mystery ball, said that, due to his technique, he never felt any difficulty in managing the away going delivery,” he told a private television channel on Thurdsay. He declined to comment on the official rules, in this regard, saying that it was the job of the International Cricket Council (ICC) to look into the matter.
 
11th National Women Softball Championship from Friday
RAWALPINDI, April 17 (APP): A three-day 11th National Women Softball Championship-2014 will be held at Pindi Cricket Stadium from Friday. In a joint announcement here, District Coordination Officer  (DCO) Sajid Zafar Dall and Chairperson Senate Standing Committtee on Sports Kalsoom Perveen, said Six teams from all over the country including defending champions Sindh, Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab, Islamabad and Police Department would participate in the championship.
 
National Shooting trials for Asian, CW Games on May 10
KARACHI, Apr 17 (APP): Second phase of trials to select Pakistan sharp shooters for this year’s Asian Games and Commonwealth Games will be held at Naval International Shooting Range here on May 10, National Rifle Association of Pakistan (NRAP) announced on Thursday. “Trials will be conducted in all events like Rifle, Pistol and Shotgun,” Executive Vice President NRAP Razi Ahmed Khan told APP here.
 
Army excels in National Taekwondo
KARACHI, Apr 16 (APP): Pakistan Army swept all the 30 gold medals at stake in the National Taekwondo Championship at the Rangers Training Centre & School here, said a news release issued here on Wednesday. Army martial arts players dominated the event from start to finish with superb technique and power.
 
First round of Inter-Media cricket tournament ends
ISLAMABAD, Apr 16 (APP): The Inter-Media Cricket Tournament organized by Pakistan Telecommunications Company Limited (PTCL) continues in full swing here. The tournament, organized in collaboration with National Press Club, comprises of teams belonging to national and international print and electronic media. The first round saw thrilling matches between various teams which competed fiercely to reach the second round.
 
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President administers oath to new Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf PDF Print E-mail
ISLAMABAD, Jun 22 (APP): Raja Pervaiz Ashraf, a member of Pakistan People Party was administered oath as the 23rd Prime Minister of the country on Friday here at Aiwan-e-Sadr.President Asif Ali Zardari administered the oath at a special ceremony. It was attended by Senate Chairman Nayyer Hussain Bokhari, Speaker National Assembly Dr Fehmida Mirza, former prime minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani, Governor Punjab Sardar Latif Khan Khosa, Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Barrister Syed Masood Kausar, Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Amir Haider Khan Hoti,President of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) Sardar Muhammad Yaqoob Khan, Prime Minister of AJK Abdul Majid Chaudhry, Chief Minister Gilgit-Baltistan Mehdi Shah, senators, members of the National Assembly, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, services chiefs, diplomats, political leadership and a large number of party workers.
Raja Pervaiz Ashraf is the 23rd elected prime minister of the country while technically he is the 26th chief executive of the country according to the data available at the National Assembly, as former prime ministers Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto and Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif remained prime ministers twice and General Pervez Musharraf declared himself as Chief Executive of the country, so these three tenures are not included in the list of the prime ministers of the country.
However, according to the data available at the National Assembly, Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf will be 26th Chief Executive of the country. Following are the previous prime ministers/chief executives along with their tenures, since 1947.
1-Liaqat Ali Khan (15-08-1947 To 16-10-1951)
2-Khawaja Nazimuddin (17-10-1951 To 17-04-1953)
3-Mohammad Ali Bogra (17-04-1953 To 11-08-1955)
4-Chaudhry Mohammed Ali (11-08-1955 To 12-09-1956)
5-Hussain Shaheed Suharwardi (12-09-1956 To 18-10-1957)
6-Ibrahim Ismail Chaundrigar (18-10-1957 To 16-12-1957)
7-Malik Feroz Khan Noon (16-12-1957 To 07-10-1958)
8-Noor-ul-Amin (07-12-1971 To 20-12-1971)
9-Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto (14-08-1973 To 05-07-1977)
10-Muhammad Khan Junejo (23-03-1985 To 29-05-1988)
11-Mohtrama Benazir Bhutto (02-12-1988 To 06-08-1990)
12-Ghulam Mustafa Khan Jatoi (Caretaker) (06-08-1990 To 06-11-1990)
13-Mian Mohammed Nawaz Sharif (06-11-1990 To 18-04-1993)
14-Mir Balakh Sher Mazari (Caretaker) (18-04-1993 To 26-05-1993)
15-Mian Mohammed Nawaz Sharif (26-05-1993 To 08-07-1993)
16-Moin Qureshi (Caretaker) (08-07-1993 To 19-10-1993)
17-Mohtrama Benazir Bhutto (19-10-1993 To 05-11-1996)
18-Malik Meraj Khalid (Caretaker) (06-10-1996 To 17-02-1997)
19-Mian Mohammed Nawaz Sharif (17-02-1997 To 12-10-1999)
20-Gen. Parvez Musharraf (Chief Executive)(12-10-1999 To 23-11-2002)
21-Mir Zafarullah Khan Jamali (23-11-2002 To 26-06-2004)
22-Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain (30-06-2004 To 26-08-2004)
23-Shaukat Aziz (28-08-2004 To 15-11-2007)
24-Muhammad Mian Soomro (Caretaker)(16-11-2007 To 24-03-2008) 25-Syed Yusaf Raza Gillani (Disqualified by the Supreme Court order on 19-06-2012) and his tenure was (25-03-2008 To 25-04-2012).  26-Raja Pervaiz Ashraf (22-06-2012......).
 

     

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