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UN urges postal services to adopt new technologies for survival -
UNITED NATIONS, Oct 9 (APP):  On World Post Day, the head of the  Universal Postal Union (UPU) has emphasized that the future of postal services strongly depends on their ability to innovate and to embrace new technologies.

Senior UN official slams killing of civilians by air strikes at Yemeni wedding party -
UNITED NATIONS, Oct 9 (APP): The top United Nations humanitarian official has said he was "deeply disturbed" by the news of civilians being killed by coalition air strikes that hit a wedding party in Yemen's Dhamar Governorate on Wednesday.

UN official urges global compact on refugee and asylum matters -
UNITED NSATIONS, Oct 9 (APP): A senior official in the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Friday warned of a growing risk to people fleeing conflict and persecution and called for “an all-out effort to ensure that protection, and in particular the institution of asylum, remains life-saving, non-political, and fundamentally humanitarian.”

UN chief calls for internal probe over corruption claims against Ex-UNGA president -
UNITED NATIONS, Oct 9 (APP): UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has ordered an internal probe of the dealings between the UN and two companies whose executives have been linked to a "serious" bribery scandal involving former President of UN General Assembly John Ashe, according to a UN spokesman.

Zeid urges calm and restraint in West Bank amid deadly escalation -
UNITED NATIONS, Oct 8 (APP): UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid  Ra'ad Al Hussein said Thursday he was extremely concerned about increased tensions and violence in Occupied Palestinian Territory,

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Peshawar wins PM Cricket Trophy
ISLAMABAD, Oct 9 (APP): Peshawar thrashed Islamabad by 25 runs in the final of the 3rd Prime Minister of Pakistan Blind Cricket Champions Trophy here Friday at F-9 Park Cricket Ground.
Raheem storms in IBSF World U18 Snooker quarters
KARACHI, Oct 9 (APP): National Junior Champion Abdul Raheem stormed into the quarterfinal of the inaugural IBSF World Under-18 Snooker Championship when whipped Arman Atashsokhan of Iran 4-0 at St.Petersburg (Russia) on Friday.
Nepal to face Pakistan in 50-over match in UAE
ISLAMABAD, Oct 9 (APP): The Nepal cricket team are set to face Pakistan in a 50-over match, which will be played in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in November later this year.
Amir should play more domestic cricket: Azhar Mahmood
ISLAMABAD, Oct 9 (APP): Former all-rounder Azhar Mahmood feels pacer Muhammad Amir should play more domestic cricket saying this way it will give his body more time to get stronger and avoid the situation where he breaks down with an injury when playing international cricket.
Yousuf calls for appointing Saqlain as spin bowling head
ISLAMABAD, Oct 9 (APP): Former Test Cricketer Mohammad Yousuf has said that Saqlain Mushtaq is the best off-spinner available and should be the head of spin bowling in National Cricket Academy.
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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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