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UN marks 1st Intíl Day of Women and Girls in Science -

UNITED NATIONS, Feb 12 (APP): More than ever today, the world needs science and science needs women, the head of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) said Thursday, marking the first International Day of Women and Girls in Science. “UNESCO’s message is clear “the new [2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development] will not meet its promise without investing in women’s and girls’ empowerment through and in science,” Director-General Irina Bokova highlighted in a message.



At Chicago event, Pakistani diplomat says ending polio top national priority -
faisal_niaz_tirmizi.jpgCHICAGO, Feb. 12 (APP): Over 500 people in Chicago on Thursday attended an event organized by Rotary International, in collaboration with the Pakistani Consulate Genetral, to honour the ‘selfless commitment’ of the people and the government of Pakistan for their tireless work to eradicate polio from the country. “Polio eradication is our national priority and the prime minister of Pakistan is supervising efforts to eliminate this debilitating disease,”  Pakistani Consul Faisal Niaz Tirmizi, told the gathering in the course of discussion on “Ending Polio in Pakistan”. 


Pakistan rejects claims of its role in deteriorating situation in Afghanistan -
NEW YORK, Feb 12 (APP): A Pakistani diplomat has debunked allegations made in an article published in a leading American newspaper last week  that Pakistan had facilitated the recent Taliban offensive in Afghanistan. The article, titled ‘Pakistan’s Hand in the Rise of International Jihad’, was written by Carlotta Gall, a New York Times correspondent who reported from Pakistan from 2001-13.


US says security assistance to Pakistan contributes to counter-terrorism operations -
WASHINGTON, Feb 12 (APP): The US security assistance to Pakistan contributes to counter-terrorism operations, a State Department spokesman said on Thursday, adding that the country was an important partner in the region in achieving a stable and secure Afghanistan. At a regular press briefing at the State Department, spokesman Mark Toner said counter-terrorism operations by Pakistan reduced the ability of militants to use Pakistani territory to carry out terrorist attacks and as a base of support for insurgency in Afghanistan. 


Pakistan operation pushing militants into Afghanistan, terrorists know no boundaries: US -
WASHINGTON, Feb 11 (APP): A top US military official in Afghanistan said on Thursday that a military operation in Pakistan has pushed Taliban militants into Afghanistan and described terrorists' sanctuaries along the border as a regional problem. Brig Gen Wilson A. Shoffner, Resolute Support Mission spokesman, while addressing a press briefing via video-conference said that over the past couple of years, Pakistan is putting "increasing pressure on Taliban, both on Pakistani as well as Afghan Taliban operating there."



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PSL fever grips even the politicians
ISLAMABAD, Feb 12 (APP): Not only the common folks but politicians of different hues are also getting under the sway of Pakistan’s ongoing inaugural International T20 Cricket show, the Pakistan Super League. Politicians from MQM’S Faisal Sabzwari to PTI’s Asad Umar have expressed their interest in PSL, supporting their favourite teams also.
 
Sports Gala from Monday
ISLAMABAD, Feb 12 (APP): The Inter Board Sports Gala 2016 will kick off here at the Pakistan Sports Complex from Monday.  The 8-day event to be concluded on February 22 is being hosted by the  Azad Jammu and Kashmir Mirpur Board, said a press release issued here.
 
Mohsin terms PSL as Dubai Super League
ISLAMABAD, Feb 12 (APP): Former Coach Mohsin Hasan Khan while terming PSL as Dubai Super League said the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) should be shifted to Dubai as it is doing anything for the promotion of the game in the country. Criticizing on the Pakistan Super League (PSL), Mohsin said there was no need to hold the PSL in Dubai. “PSL is Pakistan’s league and should have happened here,” he said while talking to a private news channel.
 
35th CAS Open Golf Championship begins at Airmen Golf Course
PESHAWAR, Feb 11 (APP): The 35th edition CAS Open Golf Championship-2016 began at Airmen Golf Course and Recreational Park, PAF Base Korangi Creek. The Championship will last for four days and 18 holes will be played each day. Air Vice Marshal Salman Ahsan Bukhari, Air Officer Commanding, Southern Air Command, who is also Patron in Chief Airmen Golf Course, inaugurated the Championship.

 
Nasir Iqbal win gold in SA Games
PESHAWAR, Feb 11 (APP): Nasir Iqbal clinched the individual squash gold medal beating compatriot Farhan Zaman in straight games in the final to win gold medal in South Asian Games being held in India. Nasir defeated Farhan Zaman 14-12, 11-7 and 11-9 in straight sets. Former Pakistan Sports Board Weightlifting coach Farman Ali said that he was feeling proud of his son winning gold medal in South Asian Games.

 
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Accurate data vital for balanced resource allocation: PM PDF Print E-mail
stat.jpgISLAMABAD, Sept 3 (APP): Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf on Monday said that National Population Census provides important information for resource allocation and development planning of the country.The collection and dissemination of accurate data is vital for balanced allocation of resources for different units of the country, he added.The Prime Minister expressed these views during a briefing on the work and performance of Statistics Division here at the Prime Minister House.Prime Minister Ashraf directed that modern and international practices and standards should be used during conducting national consensus.The Secretary Statistics Division briefed the Prime Minister on the current methodology being adopted for collection of data and the coordination between the federal and provincial governments for the purpose.The meeting was attended by Secretary Statistics Division, Sohail Ahmad, Secretary Finance, Abdul Wajid Rana, Chairman National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA), M. Tariq Malik, Census Commissioner, Habibullah Khan Khattak and other government officials.
 
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