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UNITED NATIONS, Aug 22 (APP): At the United Nations Security Council today Pakistan urged the Council to make full use of the preventive diplomacy tools at its disposal under Chapter VI "especially mediation, arbitration, inquiry, judicial settlement, involvement of regional organizations,the Secretary General's good offices" to defuse tensions and  to resolve conflicts that were simmering just below the surface but threaten to explode.


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Tight wins for Pakistan teams in Asian Team Snooker
KARACHI, Aug. 21 (APP)- Pakistan “A” and “C” faced a strong challenge before beating their respective opponents on the opening day of Asian Team Snooker Championship on Thursday.
 
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Finance Minister briefs PM on country’s economic situation PDF Print E-mail
ISLAMABAD, July 1 (APP): Finance Minister Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh called on Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf at Prime Minister House on Sunday and briefed him on the country’s economic situation.The Finance Minister said that the fiscal year 2011-12 ended with a growth of 3.7%, showing an improvement over last three years.Similarly, the minister said better performance was visible in the decline in inflation rate from 13% last year to 11% in the year just concluded.The benefit of decline in international fuel prices, the minister said, had been passed on to the consumers and during the last 45 days, the prices of fuel, diesel and kerosene had been brought down three times.He said that the financial year had also ended with foreign exchange reserves of over 15 billion dollars, in spite of paying back to the IMF 1.2 billion dollars during the year as per the schedule.The minister said that exports remained strong in spite of global economic crisis and were likely to maintain upward momentum in the year 2012-13 as well.
 

     

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