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Pakistan ranks 146 on UNís Human Development Index -
UNITED NATIONS, July 24 (APP): Pakistan is ranked at 146 - the same spot as in the previous year—among the 187 countries in UN’s 2013 Human Development Index (HDI)’s annual rankings that is worked out by combining indicators of  life expectancy, educational attainment and income.


Persistent vulnerability threatens human development, warns flagship UN report -
UNITED NATIONS, July 24 (APP):  Reducing vulnerability and strengthening resilience are critical to securing human development progress, the United Nations said in a flagship report released Thursday that examines the risks posed by natural or human-induced disasters and crises and offers ways to tackle them.


US expects accountability in Indian MP's force-feeding of fasting Muslim -
WASHINGTON, July 24 (APP): The United States expects India to deal  accountably and in accordance with the law with an incident this week  when a Shiv Sena Hindu member of the parliament force-fed a fasting Muslim in New Delhi.  


US expects accountability in Indian MP's force-feeding of fasting Muslim -
WASHINGTON, July 24 (APP): The United States expects India to deal  accountably and in accordance with the law with an incident this week  when a Shiv Sena Hindu member of the parliament force-fed a fasting Muslim in New Delhi.  


Pakistani-American Haris, striving for the cause of education, dies in plane crash -
WASHINGTON, July 24 (APP): Haris Suleman, a 17-year-old Pakistani-American, who was flying around the world with his father to  raise money for education for the poor in Pakistan, died when his plane crashed into ocean near American Samoa.


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India-Pakistan not to participate in Asian Games Men Cricket
ISLAMABAD, July 22 (APP): India and Pakistan would not be participating in the September’s Asian Games giving a massive loss to the Games as their presence would have guaranteed massive interest and wide television coverage.
 
Pakistan pursuing policy of peaceful relations in region: Tariq Fatemi
WASHINGTON, July 21 (APP): Pakistan is pursuing a policy of promoting peaceful relations with all neighboring countries including Afghanistan, India and wants to resolve all outstanding issues with New Delhi through dialogue, Tariq Fatemi, Special Assistant to Prime Minister, said.
 
T-20 floodlight fund raising cricket match on 24th
FAISALABAD, July 20 (APP): A T-20 floodlight fund raising cricket match for IDPs of North Waziristan will be played at Iqbal stadium here on July 24, in collaboration with Punjab Sports Board and Pakistan Cricket Board.
 
Umer Akmal to improve his shot selection in Test matches
KARACHI, July 20 (APP): Pakistan's highly rated batsman Umer Akmal is looking to improve his shot selection after being recalled in the Test team after three years.
 
Pakistan A beat Hamza Shahbaz XI by 60 runs
ISLAMABAD, July 19 (APP): Pakistan A beat Hamza Shahbaz XI by 60 runs in a fundraising cricket match kept for the internally displaced persons (IDPs) of North Waziristan Agency (NWA) at Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium.
 
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US cites continued counter-terrorism support amid House move on Pakistan aid PDF Print E-mail
WASHINGTON, July 20 (APP): The United States continues counterterrorism cooperation with Pakistan, the State Department said 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 new US fiscal year 2013, starts from October 1, 2012.
Islamabad’s ambassador in Washington Sherry Rehman and her colleagues, including Pakistan’s lobbyists, were engaged with the Hill late into the evening when the voting went on.
The bill has yet to be reconciled with the Senate version, and has some way to go before it becomes a policy.
Meanwhile, the Pakistani diplomat continue to interact with Congressional leaders as part of diplomatic outreach to present Islamabad’s views on various issues straining the bilateral ties.
The relations between the two countries have showed signs of some improvement after the American public apology over Salala airstrikes and Pakistan’s subsequent reopening of key supply routes into landlocked Afghanistan, where the US-led forces are now working toward security transition and drawdown of combat troops by 2014.
 

     

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