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Pakistan calls for integrated approach to implementing 2030 development agenda -
maleeha.jpgNEW YORK, Feb 11 (APP):  Pakistan has called for an integrated approach to implementing the United Nations’ 2030 development agenda by placing sustainable energy at its heart. Chairing a meeting of an informal group of countries that seek to promote what is called ‘SE4All’ or Sustainable Energy for All, Pakistan’s Ambassador to the UN, Dr. Maleeha Lodhi, said that energy is pivotal to achieving economic growth and development.


PM invites Qatari investors to explore opportunities in Pakistan -
DOHA, Qatar, Feb 11 (APP): Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Thursday invited Qatari investors to explore investment opportunities in Pakistan with particular focus on energy related projects, infrastructure development, and consumer based industry. The Prime Minister was talking to Chief Executive Officer of Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) Sheikh Abdullah bin Muhammad Al-Thani, who along with his delegation called on him here.


UN chief warns illicit drugs impede sustainable development -
UNITED NATIONS, Feb 10 (APP): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Wednesday urged the global community to weigh every option available to control illicit drug use that promotes violence, impede sustainable development, endanger communities and undermine people’s health. “This global challenge is interconnected with corruption, terrorism and illicit flows of money,” the secretary-general told UN official and delegates at a meeting ahead of a UN General Assembly special session (UNGASS) on the world drug problem in April.


PM visits Sheikh Faisal Museum -
DOHA, (QATAR) Feb 10 (APP): Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Wednesday visited the Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani Museum, which is one of the most unique museums in the Middle East with vast rare historical collections. The Prime Minister, accompanied with his delegation, took round of the various sections of the building where he was briefed by the officials.



UN warns of threat to food security from overuse of antibiotics -
UNITED NATIONS, Feb 10 (APP):  The overuse of antibiotics and other antimicrobial agents is impacting rural livelihoods and food security, and requires globally coordinated efforts, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said Wednesday. Speaking to European ministers of health and agriculture at a conference on antimicrobial resistance in Amsterdam, FAO Deputy Director-General Helena Semedo emphasized that antimicrobial agents foster increasing resistance among the very microbes that cause the infections and disease they were designed to quell, thereby threatening to reverse a century of progress in human and animal health.  



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PBCC to replace Anees
ISLAMABAD, Feb 11 (APP): The Pakistan Blind Cricket Council (PBCC) has decided to replace skipper Anees Javed owing to his poor performance in the recently concluded Asia Cup at India. Talking to APP, PBCC Chairman Syed Sultan Shah said a new skipper will be appointed in the days to come as Anees’s performance has not been up to the mark.
 
Age no barrier for Pakistani players in 12th South Asian Games
ISLAMABAD, Feb 10 (APP): Age is just a number for the Pakistani table tennis team for the 12th South Asian Games which is taking place from 5 February to 16 February 2016 in Guwahati and Shillong, India. They have the 45 plus duo of Shabnam Bilal and Raheela Khalif, who helped the women's team win the silver, 12 years after they had claimed the same feat at the Games' 2004 edition in Islamabad.

 
England to face Pakistan in 5th place playoff in U19 CWC
KARACHI, Feb 10 (APP): England demolished Namibia by 203 runs on Wednesday to set up a clash with Pakistan for the fifth/sixth position playoff in the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2016. England, which lost to Sri Lanka in the quarter-finals, piled up 286 for nine after being sent in to bat in a match reduced to 48 overs a side due to murky weather in Fatullah.

 
England to face Pakistan in 5th place playoff in U19 CWC
KARACHI, Feb 10 (APP): England demolished Namibia by 203 runs on Wednesday to set up a clash with Pakistan for the fifth/sixth position playoff in the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2016. England, which lost to Sri Lanka in the quarter-finals, piled up 286 for nine after being sent in to bat in a match reduced to 48 overs a side due to murky weather in Fatullah.

 
Rookie Nawaz, Rumman in Pak team for Asia Cup & World T20, Shahzad, Gul axed
KARACHI, Feb 10 (APP): National selectors Monday named rookie all-rounder Muhammad Nawaz and southpaw paceman Rumman Raees in their 15-member squad for the upcoming ACC T20 Asia Cup and ICC World T20. Opener Khurram Manzoor was also recalled in the national squad with Babar Azam and Iftikhar Ahmed. No specialist spinner included in the team.

 
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UN urges Bangladesh to ensure NGO access for people fleeing Myanmar’s Rakhine state PDF Print E-mail
UNITED NATIONS, Aug 7 (APP): The United Nations refugee agency Tuesday urged Bangladeshi authorities to ensure that non-governmental organizations (NGOs) can continue to provide assistance to people fleeing the violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine state.The office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees reacted after reports emerged that Dhaka had banned them from carrying out their efforts to help Rohingya Muslims.“Last Thursday, three non-governmental organizations – Medecins Sans Frontieres, Action Contre La Faim and Muslim Aid UK” were ordered by the Bangladeshi authorities to stop their activities in and around unofficial camps near Cox’s Bazar in the southeast,” UNHCR spokesperson Adrian Edwards told reporters in Geneva, according to a news release issued at UN Headquarters in New York.“If the order is implemented, it will have a serious humanitarian impact on some 40,000 unregistered people who had fled Myanmar in recent years and settled in the Leda and Kutupalong makeshift sites,” he added, noting that locals nearby will also be affected as they have also been benefitted from basic services provided by the NGOs.
 
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