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UN agency scales up humanitarian aid delivery by air -
UNITED NATIONS, July 23 (APP): The escalation of international conflicts in the first half of 2014 prompted a 50-fold surge in the amount of humanitarian cargo transported by the World Food Programme (WFP), compared to the same period last year, the U.N. agency said Wednesday.


Fatemi, Burns discuss Pak-U.S. ties -
WASHINGTON, July 23 (APP): Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs, Syed Tariq Fatemi called on American Deputy Secretary of State Bill Burns here at the State Department and discussed Pakistan-U.S. relations.



At UN, Pakistan pushes for Gaza ceasefire; slams Israeli aggression -
UNITED NATIONS, July 23 (APP): Amid escalating violence in Gaza, Pakistan has called for the intensification of international diplomatic efforts for an immediate ceasefire and revival of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks aimed at addressing root causes of the Middle East conflict.


UN Security Council slams persecution of Iraqi minorities -
UNITED NATIONS, July 22 (APP): The U.N. Security Council has denounced the persecution of Christians and other minority groups in northern Iraq, who have come under direct attack by the group known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and its allies. 


UN Security Council condemns downing of Malaysian jet, calls for international probe -
UNITED NATIONS, July 22 (APP):The Security Council Monday voted to approve a resolution calling for an international investigation into last week's downing of a Malaysia Airlines flight in eastern Ukraine, and demanded that armed groups allow unfettered access to the crash site and ensure that its integrity is maintained.


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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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Engineers braving odds to overcome twister-led destruction in Muzaffargarh PDF Print E-mail
MUZAFFARGARH, July 30 (APP): Hundreds of engineers and support staff were braving extreme hot and humid weather conditions in desert-like area of Muzaffargarh for the last few days to fix the problem after a twister destroyed 19 steel structure towers of transmission line suspending 1,800 megawatt of power supply from the national grid Friday last.“It was unprecedented,” MD NTDC Naveed Ismail told Minister for Information and Broadcasting Qamar Zaman Kaira and Minister for Water and Power Ahmad Mukhtar at a briefing here Monday.Such kind of destruction in this manner was never witnessed before, the ministers were informed.A visit to the site revealed that upper portions of some of the steel towers were broken and lying on the ground where bushes were found burnt.Engineers having expertise in handling High Tension (HT) lines rushed to the spot from different parts of the country and they all were in a ready to move condition next day, last Saturday.
 

     

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