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Govt committed to bring economic stability, end load shedding : PM -
MADINA MUNAWWARA, Mar 6 (APP): Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Friday said the government was committed to bring economic stability, end load shedding and terrorism from the country, so that peace and prosperity returns to Pakistan.


PM offers Isha prayers, Nawafil in Masjid-e-Nabwi -
MADINA MUNAWWARA, March 5 (APP): Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Thursday offered Isha prayers and Nawafil in Masjid-e-Nabwi and prayed for peace, progress and prosperity of the country.


Top UN official calls for enforcing human rights amid rising tide of extremism -
UNITED NATIONS, March 5 (APP):  The world may be at a turning point as violent extremism and intolerance remain pervasive across the spectrum of global society, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights said Thursday as he urged Member States to uphold the human rights principles underlying their communities in their fight against radicalism.


Libya crisis festering,UN envoy warns, urging decisive action to build national unity - UNITED NATIONS, Mar 5 (APP): The overall situation in Libya is “deteriorating rapidly”
amid a growing terrorist threat and continuing violence, the United Nations envoy to the Arab country has warned the Security Council, as he urged national stakeholders to move firmly in defining the country’s future.


PM performs Umrah; prays for sovereignty, peace in Pakistan -
MAKKAH, Mar 5 (APP): Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Thursday performed Umrah and prayed for sovereignty, prosperity and peace in Pakistan.


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Gold medal for Nadeem Omar for meritorious services in sports
KARACHI, Mar 6 (APP): Karachi City Cricket Association (KCCA) Zone-IV has announced a gold medal for cricket patron and sponsor Nadeem Omar for rendering meritirous contribution for promotion of sports, said a news release issued Friday.
 
Misbah suggests PCB for his successor
KARACHI, Mar 6 (APP): Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq, who will retire from One-day Internationals after the ongoing Cricket World Cup has made a recommendation on his successor to Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), a leading cricket website reported on Friday.
 
Wasim Akram in line for Greatest All Time ODI cricketer
KARACHI, Mar 6 (APP): Former Pakistan skipper Wasim Akram is in line to become Greatest One-Day Cricketer, according to survey being conducted by leading cricket magazine, it was reported on Friday.
 
Azeem Ghumman to lead Dollar East in Patrons Trophy
KARACHI, Mar 5 (APP): Dashing opening batsman and former Pakistan Under-23 captain, Muhammad Azeem Ghumman has been named to lead Dollar East squad in Patrons Cricket Trophy Grade-II Cricket Championship starting at various parts of country from March 9.
 
Azeem Ghumman to lead Dollar East in Patrons Trophy
KARACHI, Mar 5 (APP): Dashing opening batsman and former Pakistan Under-23 captain, Muhammad Azeem Ghumman has been named to lead Dollar East squad in Patrons Cricket Trophy Grade-II Cricket Championship starting at various parts of country from March 9.
 
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Pakistan becomes fifth largest remittances recipient country PDF Print E-mail
ISLAMABAD, Jul 21 (APP): Pakistan has become the fifth largest remittances recipient developing country in 2011 witnessing a strong growth of 25.8 percent during the last year in 2011 comparing to the 10.1 percent growth in South Asia remittances.The general upward trend in remittances during the period under review was composed of a per annum average growth from U.A.E of 32.2 percent followed by United Kingdom 30.1 percent, Saudi Arabia 27.3 percent, European Union countries 25.3 percent, other GCC countries 15.1 percent and United States of America 9.5 percent from 2007-08 to 2010-11, reveals document issued in Economic Survey of Pakistan.During July-April 2011-12 workers remittances grew by 20.2 percent and stood at $1.83 billion 10.9 billion.The cumulative increase of $1.83 billion during July-April 2011-12 over the July-April 2010-11 is largely attributed to the government efforts to diverts remittances form the informal to the formal channel.Since the launch of the Pakistan Remittances Initiative (PRI), the share of workers remittances coming through the banking channel has increased considerably from 75 percent in 2009-10 to 91 percent in 2011-12.
 

 

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