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Prime Minister grieved over rain-related deaths, losses -
LONDON, Apr 26 (APP): Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Sunday expressed grief over the losses of life and properties in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province due to torrential rains.


Pakistan to continue striving for Ummah unity -
ISTANBUL, April 26 (APP): President Mamnoon Hussain Sunday said that Pakistan would continue making efforts for the unity of Muslim Ummah.


Prime Minister congratulates nation on successful LB polls -
LONDON, Apr 26 (APP): Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Sunday congratulated the nation on the peaceful and successful completion of the local bodies elections held in cantonment boards throughout the country.


UN chief sends his condolences after earthquake hits Kathmandu Valley -
UNITED NATIONS, April 26 (APP): UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has sent his deepest condolences to the government of Nepal and to everyone affected by a 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck the country Saturday.


PM aggrieved over loss of lives in Sibbi blast -
LONDON, Apr 26 (APP): Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Sunday expressed grief and sorrow over the bomb blast in Sibbi and loss of precious lives.


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Rashid victorious in Thailand
ISLAMABAD, Apr 26 (APP): Pakistan Davis Cup Captain Rashid Malik has added another feather to his cap by winning the 55+ Singles title of the ITF Seniors Pro Circuit, Grade 4 Tournament held at Thanyapura Sports and Leisure Club, Thailand.
 
Pak Army wins one day, T-20 cricket series against Australian Army cricket team
RAWALPINDI, April 25 (APP): Pak Army won the one day and T-20 cricket series against Australian Army cricket team.
 
Pak Army wins one day, T-20 cricket series against Australian Army cricket team
RAWALPINDI, April 25 (APP): Pak Army won the one day and T-20 cricket series against Australian Army cricket team.
 
Islamabad wins Wheelchair Cricket Tournament
ISLAMABAD, Apr 25 (APP): Islamabad thrashed Mardan by 14 runs in the final of 6th All Pakistan National Bank Wheelchair Users Cricket Tournament played here at Jinnah Stadium of Pakistan Sports Complex on Saturday.
 
Women cricket trials on April 28: Raham Bibi
PESHAWAR, Apr 25 (APP): Coordinator of Pakistan Cricket Board for Peshawar Region Raham Bibi Saturday said that the trials for the selection of Peshawar Region Senior Women Cricket team will be held at Frontier College for Women on April 28, 2015 at 9 am.
 
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Sufis’ message of tolerance, inclusion has universal relevance: Sherry PDF Print E-mail
WASHINGTON, Sept 23 (APP): Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United States Sherry Rehman told an American audience at a cultural event Saturday night that Sufism embraces the spirit of tolerance and inclusion, and its message is increasingly relevant in this age of competing ideologies. She was speaking at the Smithsonian Institute, where popular Pakistani Sufi singer Sanam Marvi gave a mesmerizing performance, attended by Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar. The new US ambassador to Pakistan Richard Olson, senior American officials and a large number of Pakistani and American followers of the mystic poetry and music attended the performance by the acclaimed singer.
In her remarks, Ambassador Sheery Rehman made it clear that Sufism is not a sect of Islam.
“Its practice encapsulates the very essence of our faith,” the envoy said. “For over a decade now,” she said, “we have seen the marketplace of global ideas distorted by new walls of hatred and prejudice... This negativity causes many to lose hope in the project of peaceful civilizations, that instead of clashing, nurtures the best in humanity.
She said that Pakistan’s founding father, Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah, actively advocated a plural model of citizenship, asserting that all Pakistani citizens shall enjoy the same rights and privileges, regardless of their religious affiliation. Sherry Rehman explained to the attentive audience the  message of Sufism as she observed that “being grounded in the mystical connection between the individual and the divine, Sufism embraces the spirit of tolerance and inclusion in both its discourse and practice”.
This is one of the reasons why Sufi saints played a central role in the spread of Islam, especially in South Asia, making it the second biggest and the most practiced religion in the world, she added.
“The Sufi doctrine is simple and universal, that the light of God abides in the heart of each person. The Sufi ‘tariqa’ or the Sufi way guides us on the roads of the inner journey towards discovering the self, for the ultimate goal of reaching the divine light and wisdom that each one of us carries within.”
“What could, indeed, be a more appropriate and opportune time to think and reflect about the message of unity, peace, togetherness and patience exemplified by the life and teachings of Sufi saints and their philosophy of life?” Ambassador Rehman stressed.
 
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