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US hails PM’s focus on energy crisis and campaign against extremism: Fatemi -
By IFTIKHAR ALI
NEW YORK, July 30 (APP): Tariq Fatemi, a top Pakistani diplomat, has wrapped up his US visit during which he met with senior Obama administration officials, key legislators and think-tanks members, saying there is appreciation for the way Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif is tackling the energy crisis and confronting the scourge of extremism and militancy.



“Gaza in critical condition,” while pushing for immediate ceasefire -
UNITED NATIONS, July 29 (APP): UN Secretary-General has once again joined the Security Council in calling on the parties to agree on an “immediate and unconditional” ceasefire, allowing for the delivery of urgently needed humanitarian assistance to the Gaza Strip.


Pakistani-Americans celebrate Eid ul Ftir -
WASHINGTON/NEW YORK, July 28 (APP): Pakistan-Americans joined their fellow American Muslims in celebrating Eid ul Fitr on Monday as they offered prayers at hundreds of mosques and Islamic centers and thanked Allah Almighty for blessing them with the opportunity to fast during the holy month of Ramadan.


UNSC calls for 'unconditional' ceasefire in Gaza -
UNITED NATIONS, July 28 (APP):  The U.N. Security Council on Monday, meeting in an emergency session just after midnight, called for an "immediate and unconditional" ceasefire, allowing for the delivery of urgently needed humanitarian assistance to the Gaza Strip.


Key US lawmaker thanks Hawaiian air for facilitating homeward journey of Suleman’s body -
WASHINGTON, July 27 (APP): A ranking American congressman has thanked Hawaiian Airlines for responding quickly to his request for and, on behalf of Pakistan’s Ambassador to the U.S. Jalil Abbas Jilani to provide a seat on Monday night’s flight in order to facilitate young Pakistani-American education activist Haris Suleman’s body to be escorted home “with the respect and honour he deserves”.


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Sarfraz urges players to focus on physical fitness
ISLAMABAD, July 29 (APP): Former Test Cricketer Sarfraz Nawaz has urged the national players to work on their physical fitness keeping in mind the tough weather conditions of Sri Lanka in August.
 
Sarfraz urges players to focus on physical fitness
ISLAMABAD, July 28 (APP): Former Test Cricketer Sarfraz Nawaz has urged the national players to work on their physical fitness keeping in mind the tough weather conditions of Sri Lanka in August.
 
62 member Pakistani contingent participates in CGames march past
ISLAMABAD, Jul 25 (APP): The 62-member Pakistani contingent, dressed up in traditional shalwar qamiz participated in the march past at the opening ceremony of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games on July, 23.
 
T20 fund raising match for IDPs
LAHOR, July 25 (APP): Punjab Minister for Law and Sports Rana Mashhood Ahmed Khan has said that Lahorites will show remarkable generosity during the fourth IDPs Fund-Raising T20 cricket match tomorrow , Saturday here at Gadaffi stadium.
 
Pakistan CC lifts RLCA Ramazan cricket trophy
KARACHI, July 25 (APP): As expected Pakistan Cricket Club lived up to  their billing by lifting the inaugural RLCA Ramazan Twenty20 Cricket Tournament trophy when they thrashed Pak Korangi CC by 76 runs in a one-sided final here at Gulburg Ground on Thursday night.
 
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Sherry to get prestigious award for extraordinary accomplishments PDF Print E-mail
WASHINGTON, Sep 15 (APP): Pakistan’s ambassador to the United States Sherry Rehman has been picked to receive the prestigious Smith College Medal for her ‘extraordinary achievements and outstanding service’ to her community. Ambassador Rehman is among five distinguished professionals chosen for the award for the year 2013. Established in 1962 to recognize women who exemplify in their lives and work ‘the true purpose’ of a liberal arts education, the honor will be bestowed at Rally Day on Thursday, February 21, 2013.
Announcing the award, the Smith College hailed Sherry Rehman as a ‘fierce defender of women’s rights’. The citation also acknowledges her commitment to freedom of the Press in Pakistan. It says Ambassador Sherry Rehman dove into the world of Pakistani politics ‘first by writing about key social and political issues and later, by entering politics’.
Sherry Rehman graduated from the alma mater in the class of 1985. ‘After graduating from Smith, Rehman returned to her country to work at The Herald, Pakistan’s leading English news magazine.  She became a member of the Pakistan People’s Party, was elected to Parliament in 2002 and appointed Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting in 2008.’
The respected Massachusetts institution also noted that a year later, when she disagreed with a government move, Sherry Rehman resigned.
“Last year, Sherry was appointed Pakistan Ambassador to the United States, a post ‘she was born for,’ according to the Washington Post.
Ms Sherry has b0een recognized with honors including the Freedom Award from the Association of Television Journalists and the International Peace Award from the Human Rights Commission. She is currently chair of the Lady Dufferin Foundation Trust, a nonprofit provider of healthcare to women and children.
The other four alumnae include Gail Paster, Class of 1966, Shakespearean scholar; Kay Holekamp, Class of 1973, zoologist and field biologist; Janet McKinley, Class of 1976, global investor and philanthropist; and Anne De Groot, Class of 1978, scientist and entrepreneur.
Rally Day is a time for the Smith community to gather, remember the past, look to the future and celebrate student life.
 

     

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