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PM meets Prince Muqrin, discusses bilateral ties -
app15-23pm-jeddah.jpgJEDDAH, July 23 (APP): Prince Muqrin bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Deputy Crown Prince, Advisor and Special Envoy of the Custodian of he Two Holy Mosques, called on Prime Minister Mohammed Nawaz Sharif here late Tuesday night.


UN agency scales up humanitarian aid delivery by air -
UNITED NATIONS, July 23 (APP): The escalation of international conflicts in the first half of 2014 prompted a 50-fold surge in the amount of humanitarian cargo transported by the World Food Programme (WFP), compared to the same period last year, the U.N. agency said Wednesday.


Fatemi, Burns discuss Pak-U.S. ties -
app02-23washington_copy.jpg WASHINGTON, July 23 (APP): Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs, Syed Tariq Fatemi called on American Deputy Secretary of State Bill Burns here at the State Department and discussed Pakistan-U.S. relations.



At UN, Pakistan pushes for Gaza ceasefire; slams Israeli aggression -
UNITED NATIONS, July 23 (APP): Amid escalating violence in Gaza, Pakistan has called for the intensification of international diplomatic efforts for an immediate ceasefire and revival of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks aimed at addressing root causes of the Middle East conflict.


UN Security Council slams persecution of Iraqi minorities -
UNITED NATIONS, July 22 (APP): The U.N. Security Council has denounced the persecution of Christians and other minority groups in northern Iraq, who have come under direct attack by the group known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and its allies. 


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India-Pakistan not to participate in Asian Games Men Cricket
ISLAMABAD, July 22 (APP): India and Pakistan would not be participating in the September’s Asian Games giving a massive loss to the Games as their presence would have guaranteed massive interest and wide television coverage.
 
Pakistan pursuing policy of peaceful relations in region: Tariq Fatemi
WASHINGTON, July 21 (APP): Pakistan is pursuing a policy of promoting peaceful relations with all neighboring countries including Afghanistan, India and wants to resolve all outstanding issues with New Delhi through dialogue, Tariq Fatemi, Special Assistant to Prime Minister, said.
 
T-20 floodlight fund raising cricket match on 24th
FAISALABAD, July 20 (APP): A T-20 floodlight fund raising cricket match for IDPs of North Waziristan will be played at Iqbal stadium here on July 24, in collaboration with Punjab Sports Board and Pakistan Cricket Board.
 
Umer Akmal to improve his shot selection in Test matches
KARACHI, July 20 (APP): Pakistan's highly rated batsman Umer Akmal is looking to improve his shot selection after being recalled in the Test team after three years.
 
Pakistan A beat Hamza Shahbaz XI by 60 runs
ISLAMABAD, July 19 (APP): Pakistan A beat Hamza Shahbaz XI by 60 runs in a fundraising cricket match kept for the internally displaced persons (IDPs) of North Waziristan Agency (NWA) at Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium.
 
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PM emphasizes on strengthening shipping industry PDF Print E-mail
09pm-karachi.jpgKARACHI, Aug 9 (APP): Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf on Thursday emphasized on strengthening country’s shipping industry for transportation of export and import goods.He said transportation of huge quantity of imported furnace oil by the country’s ships will save billions of dollars, as the transportation charges were being paid to foreign shipping lines.He was addressing a ceremony for signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Pakistan State Oil and Pakistan National Shipping Corporation (PNSC), here at the Governor House.Chairman PNSC, Vice Admiral (Retd) Saleem Ahmed Meenai and Managing Director PSO Naeem Yahya Mir signed the MoU. The Prime Minister along with Federal Ministers Qamar Zaman Kaira, Senator Babar Khan Ghauri and Dr. Asim Hussain also witnessed the signing ceremony. The senior officers from both organizations were also present.Under the MoU, PSO and PNSC will set up a joint venture company to purchase two oil tankers (ships) during this month at a cost of dollars 50 million. This company would purchase eight to ten oil tankers in phases.The purchase of two oil tankers would save dollars 50 million as transportation bill of furnace oil.Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf said transportation of imported furnace oil was an important issue of the country.
 

     

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