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UNSC urges international support for Iraqi government’s combat against insurgents -
UNITED NATIONS, Sept 20 (APP): The Security Council Friday strongly condemned attacks by terrorist organizations, including the Islamic State, also known as ISIS and ISIL, and urged member states to assist the Iraqi Government’s efforts to combat militants and implement its new political agenda.


Sinking of Mediterranean migrant boat amounts to ‘mass murder’: UN rights chief -
UNITED NATION, Sept 19 (APP): The UN’s top human rights official Friday urged Egypt and other North African and European states to help bring to justice the people smugglers who allegedly deliberately sank a boat causing the deaths of hundreds of refugees and migrants in last week’s “truly horrendous incident” in the Mediterranean.


UN announces mission to combat Ebola, declares outbreak 'threat to peace, security' -
UNITED NATIONS, Sept 19 (APP): The United Nations Security Council  Thursday night declared the Ebola outbreak in West Africa a threat to peace and security, as Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced that the U.N. will deploy a new emergency health mission to combat one of most horrific diseases on the planet that has shattered the lives of millions.



Afghanistan must reach unity govt deal soon, or risk conflict: UN envoy -
UNITED NATIONS, Sept 18 (APP): There is "quite simply no better way forward" other than a unity government in Afghanistan, U.N. envoy Jan  Kubis told the Security Council from Kabul in his final briefing in that capacity.



Some 22 million displaced by natural disasters in 2013: UN-backed report -
UNITED NATIONS, Sept 18 (APP): A new U.N.-backed report launched Thursday reveals that 22 million people worldwide were displaced in 2013 by disasters sparked largely by earthquakes or climate-and weather-related events, almost three times more than by conflict in the same year.


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Imran leads green Pakistan contingent at dazzling Asian Games opening
From Ehsan Qureshi

INCHEON, South Korea, Sept 19 (APP): Olympian Hockey Captain Muhammad Imran led the Pakistan Contingent at the XVII Asian Games which opened with a glittering, colorful and dazzling opening ceremony at Incheon Main Stadium here on Friday evening.
 
Ganguly wants revival of Indo-Pak matches
ISLAMABAD, Sep 19 (APP): Former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly believes Indo- Pak matches are bigger than the Ashes hoping that peace prevails and the bilateral matches between both countries can be played again creating more wonderful memories.
 
Premier Football League begins September 20
ISLAMABAD, Sep 19 (APP): The 11th Pakistan Premier Football League will be staged at three different venues across the country from September 20 with a total of 12 teams competing in the extravaganza.
 
Lahore Lions need persistence in batting order: Akmal
ISLAMABAD, Sep 19 (APP): Wicketkeeper and batsman Kamran Akmal has said  that team of Lahore Lions is doing great in T20 Champions League and asked captain Mohammad Hafeez to keep continuity in the batting order. 
 
KP Inter-District Football Championship from Sept 20
PESHAWAR, Sept 19 (APP): Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Inter-District Football Championship will be commencing from today (Saturday) here at Sumbal Khan Football ground, Qayyum Sports Complex.
 
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Govt determined to hold free, fair elections: PM PDF Print E-mail
pm.jpgISLAMABAD, Aug 4 (APP): Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf on Saturday said that the PPP leadership was determined to hold free,fair and transparent elections so the people could choose their next government.Addressing workers of the Pakistan Peoples Party from (PPP) Gujar Khan here at the Prime Minister House, the Prime Minister said that the people would get an opportunity to decide who would run the government in future.Raja Pervez Ashraf said,”Election is our field and we are always ready to go into elections.” “Somebody else may be afraid of elections but we yearn for them as it is the only way for the Pakistan Peoples Party to form government”, he added.He said Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and Shaheed Benazir Bhutto came into power through elections.No dictator brought Benazir Bhutto into power and Asif Zardari became President with a two-third majority with support of the Parliament and ousted a dictator with support of people, he observed.The Prime Minister said that the PPP came into power through ballot and formed governments in the provinces, Azad Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan.

 

     

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