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Destroyed Gaza needs new deal-style recovery plan: UN official -
UNITED NATIONS, Aug 20 (APP): Concerned by the many civilian casualties and the unprecedented scale of destruction resulting from deadly Israeli strikes, a senior United Nations official had urged the international community to rethink the Gaza paradigm.


Ambassador Jilani highlights investment opportunities for US investors in Pakistan -
WASHINGTON, Aug 20 (APP): Pakistan's ambassador to the United States Jalil Abbas Jilani, highlighted investment opportunities existing in Pakistan, at a discussion with the Washington-based Business Council for International Understanding.


US disappointed with Pakistan-India talks cancellation; launches diplomatic engagement through embas -
WASHINGTON, Aug 19 (APP): Voicing disappointment over cancellation of Pakistan-India dialogue in the wake of New Delhi's unilateral decision, the United States Tuesday said it is engaging with both South Asian countries as it wants them to improve relations in all aspects.


US urges peaceful resolution to Islamabad situation that strengthens Pakistan democracy -
WASHINGTON, Aug 19 (APP): The United States on Tuesday urged all sides in Pakistan to resolve their differences through peaceful dialogue in a way that strengthens democracy in the country.


Squash followers pay tribute to Pakistani legend Hashim Khan -
WASHINGTON, Aug 19 (APP): Tributes poured in from sport followers for the monumental achievements earned by Pakistani squash legend Hashim Khan, who passed away Monday night in Colorado aged around 100.


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Atta wins independence day marathon
LAHORE, Aug 20 (APP)-  Atta Mohammad won the Sports Board Punjab’s Independence Day marathon race organized in Rahimyar Khan on Wednesday.
 
SBP kabaddi team to depart for India
LAHORE, Aug 20 (APP)-  Sports Board Punjab’s Lahore Lions kabaddi team will begin the second leg matches of World Kabaddi League on August 23 in India.
 
Pakistanís dream ends as Hamza crashes out in Asian 6-Reds semis
KARACHI, Aug. 20 (APP)- Pakistan’s dreams of retaining the Jubilee Asian 6-Reds Snooker Championship ended here on Wednesday when Amir Sarkosh defeated home team’s last surviving cueist Hamza Akbar when he went down in the semifinals.
 
Qadir wants Pakistan team to be a match finisher
ISLAMABAD, Aug 20 (APP): Former leg-spinner Abdul Qadir wants Pakistan team to be a match finisher in the ODI series against Sri Lanka saying players should play with confidence and courage forgetting the loss of the Test series.
 
Pakistan in semis of World Jr Squash
ISLAMABAD, Aug 20 (APP): Pakistan thrashed Finland to qualify for the semi- finals of the World Junior Squash Championship being played at Windhoek, Namibia.
 
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UN rights expert slams Israeli ruling on case of US peace activistís death PDF Print E-mail
UNITED NATIONS, Aug 31 (APP): A U.N. human rights expert has condemned an Israeli court ruling that cleared the army of any blame for the death of U.S. peace activist Rachel Corrie as a defeat for justice and accountability.Richard Falk, United Nations special rapporteur on human rights in the Israeli-occupied Palestinian territories, also called Tuesday’s decision in a civil case brought by Corrie’s family a victory for impunity for the Israeli military.This is a sad outcome, above all for the Corrie family that had initiated the case back in 2005, but also for the rule of law and the hope that an Israeli  court would place limits on the violence of the state, particularly in relation to innocents and unarmed civilians in an occupied territory, he said in a statement issued by the Office of Geneva-based UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).
 

     

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