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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.



Highly radioactive leak found at N.Y. 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 is 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.


UNSC to hold emergency meeting on North Korea missile launch -
UNITED NATIONS, Feb 7 (APP): The United Nations Security Council has scheduled an emergency meeting on Sunday to discuss the North Korean missile launch, as UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on Pyongyang to  halt its "provocative actions and return to compliance with its international obligations. Following a request by United States, Japan and South Korea, the 15-nation Council  will hold closed-door consultations on Sunday, the U.N. press office said.



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35th CAS Open Golf Championship from February 11-14
KARACHI, Feb 8 (APP): 35th Chief of The Air Staff (CAS) Open Golf Championship will be held here from February 11 to 14 at Airmen Golf Course PAF Base, Korangi Creek. More than 300 professional and amateur golfers from all over Pakistan are playing for Rs 3.2 million prize championship, it was official announced here Monday.

 
PCB seeks more time in announcing T20 squads
ISLAMABAD, Feb 8 (APP): Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Monday sought a couple of days time from the International Cricket Council (ICC) in announcing squads for the Twenty-20 World Cup and Asia Cup. The T20 World Cup will be held in India from March 8 to April 3 while the Asia Cup will be staged in Bangladesh from February 24 to March 6. Feb. 8 was supposed to be the deadline for World Cup-bound squad.

 
WI stun Pak to storms in ICC World U19 CWC despite Umairs' ton
KARACHI, Feb 8 (APP): Umair Masood smashed a fighting century but his grand effort went in van as West Indies stunned Pakistan by five wickets to storm into the semi-final of ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup in Fataullah (Bangladesh) on Monday. Batting first, Pakistan posted 226 for the loss of six wickets in their 50 overs.West Indies in reply romped home for the loss of five wickets with 10 overs to spare.

 
Indo-Pak Friendship Cup Snooker series would be revived: Alamgir
KARACHI, Feb 8 (APP): The popular Indo-Pak Peace Cup Snooker series would be revived, President Pakistan Billiards and Snooker Association (PBSA) Alamgir Shaikh said here on Monday. "We are working on plan to resume the series after lapse of six years," he told reporters during the launch of 41st National Snooker Championship at Karachi Gymkhana.

 
Lianna grabs another medal
ISLAMABAD, Feb 7 (APP): Lianna Swan won another medal for Pakistan in swimming in the South Asian Games at India. Lianna won a silver medal in 100m Breaststroke, says a press release issued here.

 
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Naveed Foundation club wins Badminton trophy PDF Print E-mail
PESHAWAR, June 30 (APP): Naveed Foundation club clinched the trophy of the Malakand Sports for Peace Games Badminton event after defeating New Stars club by 3-1 final played at College Court, Dir Upper on Sasturday. The Games, which funded by UNDP-PaRRSA, entered into the last stages where the final of cricket, basketball, para-gliding and marathon would be played. The closing ceremony of the Games in Dir Upper will be held on Sunday with Former Federal Minister Najumddin Khan will grace the occasion as chief guest. 
In the final of the badminton, New Stars, Muzamil Khan defeated Naveed Foundation Muhammad Waseem, the score was 21-19, 21-19, 13-21 and 21-17 while in the other singles, Aliuddin of Naveed Foundation defeated Tahir Ullah by 3-0, the score was 21-17, 21-15 and 21-18 This was Wisal Khan who defeated Ibrar Khan of New Stars by 3-0 while in the last singles Fazali Rabi beat Inayat Ullah by 3-0, the score was 21-17, 21-19, and 21-17.
Hockey:
In the hockey event final Abdali club beat Adventure club by 2-0. The match was a one-sided affair. Abdali club who have the support of the sitting spectators opened the account through Rashid Hussain while Jabbar doubled the lead in the dying moments of the first session.
In the second session Abdali club and Adventure club tried their hard to reduce the margin but they were failed to click. The Advanture club also made some goal-fetching moves but they were not allowed by pack defence line of Abdali club.
In the Table Tennis Dir XI beat Stars club by 3-2. Mehran, Gohar, Muhammad Khan secured victory against Ibrahim, Ali and Rafaqat Ullah. For Stars club Irshad Hussain and Afsar won their matches in the best of five final.
 
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