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UN labour agency set to ramp up operations in quake-hit Nepal -
UNITED NATIONS, May 6 (APP): The devastating earthquake that hit Nepal two weeks ago is expected to impact one third of the country’s labour force, the Kathmandu office of the United Nations agency mandated to promote jobs and workplace rights worldwide warned Wednesday.


Robust signs of improvement in country’s economy -
WASHINGTON May 6 (APP): Robust signs of improvement in Pakistan’s economy have led to the upgradation of its credit worthiness and economic outlook that will help attract foreign investment and boost the economy further. 


Economists, international agencies laud Pakistan’s economic development -
WASHINGTON, May 6 (APP): Chinese President Xi Jinping’s recent visit to Pakistan is being seen as a “game changer” in the region.


Dar arrives Dubai to attend IMF meeting -
DUBAI, May 6 (APP): Finance Minister, Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar arrived in Dubai from Baku after attending the 48th annual meeting of ADB Board of Governors, its related events and undertaking other engagements on the sidelines of the BoG meeting.


UNICEF, EU begin airlift of 80 metric tonnes of humanitarian supplies to quake-hit Nepal -
UNITED NATIONS, May 5 (APP): Humanitarian supplies to meet the emergency needs of some of the 1.7 million children affected by the April, 25 earthquake in Nepal are being airlifted in to the capital, Kathmandu, as the United Nations children's agency works with the European Union (EU) to provide much needed relief from  effects of the disaster.


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Return of international cricket to Pakistan “a big joy” says Misbah
KARACHI, May 6 (APP): Test captain Misbah-ul-haq, has described the return of international cricket back to Pakistan after six years of isolation as ‘a big joy.
 
Green-shirts seem back on track: Zaheer Abbas
ISLAMABAD, May 6 (APP): Asian Bradman Zaheer Abbas on Wednesday said the passion and aggression that was missing in the green-shirts was seen in the second Test against Bangladesh.
 
Chigumbura to lead Zimbabwe on Pakistan tour
KARACHI, May 6 (APP): Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) Wednesday has announced a 15-member squad which will tour Pakistan for three one day internationals and two T20 Internationals in Lahore later this month.
 
Looking forward to exciting Pak-Zim series: Alistair Campbell
KARACHI, May 6 (APP): Former Zimbabwe captain Alistair Campbell has said that they are looking forward to an exciting series between Pakistan and Zimbabwe later this month.
 
Mardan wins KP Inter-Division Women Judo Championship title
PESHAWAR, May 6 (APP): Mardan clinched the trophy after securing 81 points with five gold medal, four silver and one bronze medal in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Inter-Division Women Judo Championship played here at Lala Rafique Sports Arena on Wednesday.
 
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US urges humanitarian access for Rohingya in Bangladesh; end to violence in Myanmar PDF Print E-mail
WASHINGTON, Aug 8 (APP)  - The United States has asked Bangladesh to permit humanitarian aid for the Rohingya refugees fleeingethnic troubles in neighboring Myanmar’s Rakhine state, as Washington also reiterated its call for an end to violence in the Southeast Asian country.The State Department was reacting to Bangladesh’ order  last week to  three non-governmental organizations to stop their aid activities for Rohigyas in the southeastern district of Cox’s Bazar.  Dhaka says the move is meant to discourage more people from crossing the border from Myanmar, where reports say forces have subjected Rohingyas to a campaign of violence.Commenting on the situation facing the fleeing group in Bangladesh, the spokesman said the United States is “deeply concerned by the Government of Bangladesh’s stated intent to shut down non-governmental organizations (NGOs)that have been providing critical humanitarian aid to Rohingya residing in Bangladesh.“We urge the Government of Bangladesh to permit these NGOs to continue providing humanitarian assistance to the Rohingya, other vulnerable individuals fleeing the violence in Burma’s Rakhine State, and the local Bangladeshi population in the Bangladesh-Burma border region”.
 
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