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UN envoy calls for vigil for abducted Nigerian schoolgirls, pledges ‘never to abandon them’ -
UNITED NATIONS, July 13 (APP): U.N. Special Envoy for Global Education Gordon Brown has called for the world to show support for the kidnapped schoolgirls of Chibok, Nigeria, on July 22, which will be the 100th day of their captivity.


UN Security Council calls for Israeli-Palestinian ceasefire -
 UNITED NATIONS, July 12 (APP):  The UN Security Council  on Saturday called for a ceasefire between Israel and the  Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, as Palestinian deaths continue  to mount.


Pakistan will continue to be critical partner : US general -
WASHINGTON, July 12 (APP): Pakistan will continue to be a critical partner of the United States in the region, U.S. General John F Campbell, who has been nominated to lead American forces in Afghanistan, told a Congressional hearing. 


Marking World Population Day, UN urges investment in young people -
UNITED NATIONS, July 12 (APP):  With 1.8 billion young people around the world the largest generation of youth in history senior U.N. officials are marking World Population Day with calls for a renewed commitment to helping young people improve their lives and the common future.


UN rights chief voices alarm over rising civilian deaths in Gaza -
UNITED NATIONS, July 11 (APP): Voicing alarm at the Israeli military operations resulting in the killing of Palestinian civilians in Gaza, as well as firing of rockets from Gaza into Israel, the United Nations human rights chief Friday appealed to all sides to abide by their obligations to protect civilians. 


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Vahidy-Ayub win Pairs Bridge contest
KARACHI, July 14 (APP): A chance partnership of Saleem Vahidy and Chino Ayub surprised many experienced pair by their perfect understanding of SYAC Bidding System and expert defense as they won the Karachi Bridge Association (KBA) Pairs Bridge Tournament here on Sunday evening.
 
IDPs Relief cricket T20 match now after SL tour: Afridi
KARACHI, July 14 (APP): Relief Twenty20 cricket match to raise funds for IDPs affected by Zarab-e-Azb will be held after the Sri Lanka tour, chief organizer and former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi said on Sunday evening.   
 
IDPs Relief cricket T20 match now after SL tour: Afridi
KARACHI, July 13 (APP): Relief Twenty20 cricket match to raise funds for North Waziristan IDPs will be held after the Sri Lanka tour, chief organiser and former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi said on Sunday evening.        
 
25 matches decided as Humam remains unbeaten in 10-League Round clashes
PESHAWAR, July 13 (APP): A total of 25 matches were decided on Sunday as Humam Ahmad remained unbeaten in Under-9 category after playing 10 League Round matches of the ongoing Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Squash Summer Coaching and Training Camp League Round being played here at PAF Hashim Khan Squash Complex.
 
Younis in Pakistan Test, ODI teams for series against Sri Lanka
KARACHI, July 09 (APP): Veteran batsman Younis Khan was picked in Pakistan's Test and One-day Internationals (ODIs) squads for next month's tour of Sri Lanka.  
 
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Population in urban areas increased to 67.55 million in 2012 PDF Print E-mail
ISLAMABAD, Aug 7 (APP): The population in urban areas of the country has increased from 65.28 million in 2011 to 67.55 million in 2012.This means that within a year, two million people shifted from rural to urban areas in Pakistan, an official of the Bureau of Statistics told APP on Tuesday.He said the annual population growth in urban areas is expected to increase further in coming years which may cause socio economic problems in future.To a question, he said in Pakistan, cities are growing rapidly as a result of the movement of people from rural areas in search of jobs, opportunities to improve their lives and make a better future for their children.Moreover the lack of basic facilities in rural areas like electricity, sanitation, safe drinking water and schooling are some of the reasons for rapid urbanization.
 

     

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