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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.


UN Mideast envoy announces deal on reconstruction in Gaza -
UNITED NATIONS, Sept 17 (APP) : With the Egyptian-brokered ceasefire holding in the Gaza Strip, the United Nations has reached agreement with Israel and Palestinian Authority on a new reconstruction mechanism for the enclave to kick start recovery and rehabilitation and give hope to the people there, a senior UN envoy announced.


Amid many challenges facing the world, UN General Assembly's 69th session opens -
UNITED NATIONS, Sept 17 (APP):  With myriad devastating crises gripping the world, the United Nations General Assembly opened its 69th annual session Tuesday, with the body's new president calling on member states to harness opportunities and to find solutions to the challenges confronting humanity.


World hunger falls, but undernourished remain 'unacceptably high': UN report -
UNITED NATIONS, Sept 16 (APP): More than 800 million people - or one in every nine on the planet - suffer from hunger, but a new joint UN agency report released Tuesday stated that the Millennium Development Goal of halving the proportion of undernourished people by 2015 is still within reach.


Actor DiCaprio named UN Messenger of Peace -
UNITED NATIONS, Sept 16 (APP): UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has tapped top Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio as a United Nations Messenger of Peace to help promote global action on climate change.


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Lahore Lions face California Eagles at Jalandhar
LAHORE, Sept 18 (APP): Sports Board Punjab’s Lahore Lions kabaddi team, with an ambition to top the medals table in the ongoing World Kabaddi League (WKL), left here on Wednesday for India.
 
Railways to participate in 11th PFF Premier Football League
LAHORE, Sep 18 (APP): Pakistan Railways Football team will leave for Islamabad on Friday to participate in 11th PFF Premier Football League.
 
KP Police win 3rd All-Pakistan Field Marshal Ayub Khan Memorial Hockey title
PESHAWAR, Sept 18 (APP): Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Police clinched the trophy of the 3rd All-Pakistan Field Marshal Muhammad Ayub Khan Memorial Hockey Tournament being played at Hockey ground, Haripur on Thursday.
 
MCA squad for Millennium T20 League in Afghanistan
PESHAWAR, Sept 18 (APP): Managing Director Malik Cricket Academy Malik Farman Ali Thursday announced a 24-member squad for the forthcoming Millennium Twenty20 Cricket League in Kabul Cricket Stadium, Afghanistan next month.
 
Afridi urges player to come together for ICC World Cup 2015
ISLAMABAD, Sep 18 (APP): Veteran Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi urged his team-mates to back one another if they were to win the ICC World Cup 2015 in Australia and New Zealand and end the country’s 23-year long wait for the coveted trophy for the second time,Cricket Country.com reported.
 
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Embassy clarifies report on Pakistani arrested in Saudi Arabia PDF Print E-mail
JEDDAH, Aug 5 (APP): Pakistan’s embassy in Saudi Arabia clarified on Sunday that a section of Pakistani print and electronic media misreported that wife of Mohammad Rameez, who was arrested from Haram on 21 July 2012 on charges of theft, has not been extended any assistance.A spokesman of embassy said the media reports are not based on facts.On the contrary, Pakistan Consulate in Jeddah has been proactively pursuing the case and Consul (Welfare) is in constant touch with Mrs. Rameez who has also acknowledged the untiring assistance extended by the Consulate.Since lodging of the complaint by Mrs. Rameez, on July 20,2012 Consulate’s Welfare Wing has been making all possible efforts to plead Mr. Rameez’s case with the Saudi authorities concerned and extended all possible assistance to the aggrieved family.Two teams have been constituted in this regard; one to repatriate Mrs. Kosain and her minor daughter to Pakistan at the earliest by completing the requisite procedural formalities and the second to secure release of Mr. Rameez. It may be taken into account that the Saudi rules prohibit the travel of a woman without a “Mehram”.

 

     

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