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UNITED NATIONS, Oct 5 (APP): Marking World Habitat Day, which is observed every year on the first Monday of October, top United Nations officials today urged the creation of "Public spaces for all."

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Pakistan, US discussing between universities, more American scholarships for Pakistani students -
WASHINGTON, Oct 4 (APP): Pakistan and the United States are working on increasing cooperation between their universities as well as seeking more scholarships for higher education for Pakistani students in America, Pakistan's ambassador to the US, Jalil Abbas Jilani said here on Saturday.

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Abouelghar wins International Squash Championship
ISLAMABAD, Oct 6 (APP): World No 38 Mohamed Abouelghar of Egypt defeated his country fellow World No 31 Omar Abdel Meguid on Tuesday in the final of Serena Hotels-Chief of the Air Staff International Squash Championship played here at the Mushaf Squash Complex. 
Wasim urges PCB to make a biometric lab
ISLAMABAD, Oct 6 (APP): Former cricket stars on Tuesday urged the cricket authorities in the country to arrange for early checking of suspect bowling actions by spinners after a third Pakistani off-spinner, Bilal Asif, was reported for this offence in the series-winning match against Zimbabwe.
Saqib, Raheem wins in IBSF World U18 Snooker
KARACHI, Oct 6 (APP): Pakistan’s Muhammad Saqib collected his second win while Abdul Raheem registered his first victory in the inaugural IBSF World Under-18 Snooker Championship at St.Petersburg (Russia), Pakistan Billiards and Snooker Association (PBSA) announced on Tuesday.
Anam grabs 4-7 as Pakistan makes clean-sweep in women series vs BD
KARACHI, Oct 6 (APP): Spinner Anam Amin grabbed four wickets and consistent Bismah Maroof scored another fine 41 runs as Pakistan made a clean-sweep against Bangladesh in the international women’s series when they defeated Bangladesh by six wickets in the second One-day international on Tuesday.
Shoaib Malik reaclled in Pakistan's Test squad after 5 years
KARACHI, Oct 6 (APP): All rounder Shoaib Malik has been recalled in Pakistan's Test squad for the Test series against England, after the lapse of five years, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced on Tuesday.
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US says continues counterterrorism support for Pakistan PDF Print E-mail
WASHINGTON,  July 19 (APP): The United States continues counterterrorism cooperation with Pakistan, the State Department said on Thursday but had no specific comment on a House of Representatives measure proposing $ 650 million cut in aid for the country in the next fiscal year.Spokesman Patrick Ventrell said the Administration continues to consult Congress but had no particular comment on the ongoing legislative process.“We  continue to obviously support our Pakistani counterparts in key areas like counterterrorism,” he said.The House passed a legislation, proposing a cut down in security aid for Pakistan by $ 650 million. The measure will have to be passed by Senate for it to become effective.The measure, if passed by both chambers on the Capitol Hill, would be applicable on US aid for Pakistan in the next 2013 fiscal year, which starts on October 1, 2012.
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