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US appreciates Pakistan's constructive role in Afghan reconciliation process -
Washington, July 31 (APP): Appreciating Pakistan's constructive role in the Afghan reconciliation process, a U.S. State Department spokesman on Thursday encouraged the Taliban to seize a 'moment of opportunity' to make genuine peace and become part of the legitimate political system of Afghanistan.


Diplomats call for addressing root causes of refugee and migrant flows at Pakistan-organized event -
UNITED NATIONS, July 31 (APP): Senior diplomats and UN officials at a highly appreciated Pakistan-sponsored panel discussion on the plight of refugees and migrants Thursday called for addressing the root causes of the massive human movements -- conflicts, persecution and poverty -- in a bid to end this grave humanitarian crisis.


World population to reach 8.5 billion by 2030, driven by growth in developing countries: UN -
UNITED NATIONS, July 30 (APP): The world's population is projected to reach 8.5 billion by 2030, 9.7 billion by 2050 and exceed 11 billion in 2100, with India expected to surpass China as the most populous around seven years from now and Nigeria overtaking the United States to become the world's third largest country around 35 years from now, according to a new United Nations report.


Newly found debris likely came from missing MH370: U.S. investigators -
NEW YORK, July 30 (APP): U.S. investigators have concluded that the piece of aircraft debris found Wednesday near a French island in the southern Indian Ocean came from a Boeing 777, raising the odds that it belongs to the mysteriously vanished Malaysian airlines flight MH370, The New York Times reported Thursday.


Newly found debris likely came from missing MH370: U.S. investigators -
NEW YORK, July 30 (APP): U.S. investigators have concluded that the piece of aircraft debris found Wednesday near a French island in the southern Indian Ocean came from a Boeing 777, raising the odds that it belongs to the mysteriously vanished Malaysian airlines flight MH370, The New York Times reported Thursday.


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Pak futsal team leaves for Thailand
LAHORE, July 31 (APP): Pakistan futsal team left here on Friday for Thailand to participate in a 4-Nation Futsal Tournament being played in Bangkok.
 
PTTF name Pakistan team for Asian Table Tennis
KARACHI, July 31 (APP): Pakistan Table Tennis Federation (PTTF) Friday named a 11-member squad for the 22nd Asian Table Tennis Championship being staged at Pattaya (Thailand) from September 26 to September 3.
 
Wasim Akram to train young Pakistani pacers
ISLAMABAD, Jul 31 (APP): The Pakistan Cricket Board named 12 young fast bowlers to attend the camp with Wasim Akram at Karachi's National stadium from August 1.
     
 
Wasim Akram to train young Pakistani pacers
ISLAMABAD, Jul 31 (APP): The Pakistan Cricket Board named 12 young fast bowlers to attend the camp with Wasim Akram at Karachi's National stadium from August 1.
     
 
Pakistan's Special Olympians lived up to expectations
LAHORE, July 30 (APP)- Pakistan's Special Olympians lived up to the tradition of winning significant number of medals for the country in every world Games and won as many as Seven Gold, & three Bronze in various sports on Thursday at Los Angles.
 
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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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