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On UN Day, Ban celebrates Organizationís continuing commitment for a better world -
UNITED NATIONS, Oct 24 (APP): As multiple crises ranging from poverty and disease to terrorism and climate change continue to afflict the world, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon marked the 69th anniversary of the United Nations Friday, declaring that the Organization is needed now more than ever. 


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NEW YORK, Oct. 24 (APP): A New York City police officer was critically wounded and another was hospitalized in an attack by a man wielding a hatchet, who was shot dead in the course of Thursday’s melee.


Right to online privacy at risk as governments engage in mass surveillance: UN expert -
UNITED NATIONS, Oct 24 (APP): States must be transparent about the nature of their electronic mass surveillance programmes, a United Nations counter-terrorism expert said Thursday as he warned about the impact such measures might have on individuals' right to privacy.


Greater effort needed to eradicate extreme poverty in world's poorest nations on UN report -
UNITED NATIONS, Oct 24 (APP): While the world's 48 most vulnerable nations continue to make in-roads into poverty reduction, a far greater effort is needed if these countries are to eradicate extreme poverty by 2020, according to a new United Nations report.


Pakistan urges more transparency, openness in UNSC's decision-making process -
UNITED NATIONS, Oct 24 (APP): Pakistan has stressed the need for greater openness, transparency and inclusion in the UN Security Council's decision-making process so as to enhance it's efficiency and effectiveness.


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ISLAMABAD, Oct 24 (APP): Second seed M. Abid was thrashed out of NBP Subh-e-Nau National Tennis Championship in semifinal of men’s singles by an unseeded player on Friday here at PTF Complex.
 
ICC empowers umpires in unfairplay
KARACHI, Oct 23 (APP): International Cricket Council (ICC) is empowering umpires to use their discretion in unfairplay, according to reports published in cricket’s leading website carried on Thursday. 
 
PCB Chairman, BoG congratulate Younis on double landmark
KARACHI, Oct 23 (APP): Chairman Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Shaharyar M. Khan Thursday has congratulated Younis Khan on achieving two significant landmarks on day one of the first Test Wednesday against Australia at Dubai International Stadium.
 
47th Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Amateur Golf Championship start on Friday
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PCB extends remedial work on Saeed Ajmal
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Chinese Muslims celebrate Ramadan PDF Print E-mail
BEIJING, July 21 (APP): As elsewhere around the world, in China more than 20 million Muslims on Friday marked the first day of Holy month of Ramadan as they were enjoying freedom of religion across the country.In the 600-year-old Dongguan Mosque, located in Xining, provincial capital of northwest China’s Qinghai province, tens of thousands of Muslims gathered  to attend the morning prayer on Friday.“The month of Ramadan is the greatest and most revered month for Muslims and the prayer on the first day is also extremely important,” Xinhua news quoted Ma Yongliang, who runs a logistics company in Xining city.Han Jing, 17, said she would get up at 3 a.m. every morning during Ramadan to prepare food for her family.Han said she would stay with other women at home, while the men would go to the mosque during the month. Observing fast, she believes that’s the best way to get blessing of Allah.Ma insists to pray five times every day, and follows the business rules of integrity and trustworthiness according to Islam.“We have been abiding with the sermons of the Koran for centuries.Although our lives have undergone rapid changes, we still hold strong faith,” Ma said.Thanks to the support of the Chinese government, the ethnic groups in the impoverished western areas have developed their dominant industries in recent years, slowly eradicating poverty.
 

     

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