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UN welcomes payments to victims of Bangladesh’s year-old factory collapse -
UNITED NATIONS, April 24 (APP):  One year after the global garment industry’s worst industrial accident, the fund chaired by the United Nations to compensate victims of Bangladesh’s Rana Plaza factory collapse has begun issuing its initial round of payments, the UN said.


New UN report spotlights potential of mobile technology to advance literacy -
UNITED NATIONS, April 24 (APP): Mobile technology can advance literacy and learning in underserved communities around the world, according to a new report published by the United Nations education agency on the occasion of World Book and Copyright Day.


Pakistan calls for strengthening UN General Assemly’s role in shaping Security Council -
UNITED NATIONS, April 24 (APP): Pakistan on Wednesday called for strengthening the role and authority of the General Assembly, the most representative UN organ, in shaping the Security Council, as talks continue on ways to reform the 15-member body.


Pakistan can produce cost-effective energy from geothermal resources: Expert -
WASHINGTON, April 24 (APP): The development of Geothermal energy resources available in all provinces of Pakistan can provide cost effective energy for the long-term and save billions of dollars spent on import of fossil fuels, a Pakistani energy expert said.


UN chiefs make impassioned plea to save besieged civilians in Syria -
UNITED NATIONS, April 23 (APP): The heads of five U.N. humaniarian agencies Wednesday made an urgent call on Syrian authorities and the opposition to allow aid access, end siege warfare and halt the indiscriminate bombing of civilians, saying ‘those with the responsibility, power and influence’ should work to re-energize a thus-far failed diplomatic push to end the brutal three-year conflict.


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Sharjeel stuns World Champion Asif in KC Challenge Snooker
KARACHI, Apr 23 (APP): Sharjeel Mehmood stunned former World Champion Muhammad Asif 4-1 to chalk out his third victory on the third day of 18th Karachi Club Open Challenge Snooker Tournament at KC’s Amir Bakhsh Billiards Hall on Wednesday.
 
A unique feat at KBA Bridge
KARACHI, Apr 23 (APP): A Dead Heat of three bridge players-Shakeel Chandna, Pak Day International Pairs Bridge winner, Shahab Khan and enthusiast Muhammad Rafique, all of them finished on top with a handsome score of 59.38 percent, Karachi Bridge Association (KBA) announced on Wednesday.
 
Three matches decided in Nishan-e-Haider hockey Tournament
LAHORE, Apr 23 (APP): Pakistan Railways, Wapda and National Bank of Pakistan marched ahead in the Ninth Nishan-e-Haider Hockey Tournament after winning their respective matches on Wednesday at the Mutiullah hockey stadium Bahawalpur.
 
Sherwani, Jan optimistic about hockey revival
KARACHI, Apr 23 (APP): Former Olympian Salim Sherwani and international Jan Muhammad are optimistic about the revival of Pakistan hockey despite a bleak scenario.
 
Zaheer Abbas named principal advisor to Chairman PCB
LAHORE, Apr 21 (APP): Pakistan Cricket Board has appointed, former test cricketer, Zaheer Abbas as the Principle Advisor to PCB Chairman and Moin Khan as Chief Selector and Manager of National Cricket Team.
 
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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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