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UN chief says action to address climate change at "critical moment' -
UNITED NATIONS, June 239 (APP): Development cannot be sustainable if it does not address the challenge of climate change, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told member states as he opened a High-Level Event on Climate Change on Monday.


UNESCO urges protection of world's historic monuments, sites -
UNITED NATIONS, June 29 (APP): The head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has appealed for the international community to help counter the emerging threat of violent extremism and cultural cleansing, in remarks to the opening session of the World Heritage Committee Monday in Bonn.


UN agency for Palestine refugees announces staff reductions amid funding shortfall -
UNITED NATIONS, June 29 (APP): The United Nations agency assisting Palestinian refugees (UNRWA) has announced it will begin reducing staff numbers in an effort to cut costs amid a wider budget shortfall facing the Organization's presence in the region.


IFC, World Bank, Deutsche Bank announces trade financing deal for Pakistan wind power plant -
WASHINGTON, June 29 (APP)- IFC, a member of the World Bank, Deutsche Bank and Bank AL Habib Limited Pakistan on Monday announced a new trade financing deal that will allow import of equipment for a new wind power plant to help boost Pakistan's generation of clean energy.


UN official voices concern after report reveals children bear brunt of Afghan conflict -
UNITED NATIONS, June 27 (APP): Last year saw more children killed or  maimed in Afghanistan since monitoring of those statistics began in 2007, reflecting that "children are bearing the brunt of the conflict," according to United Nations UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's latest  report on children and armed conflict in that strife-torn country.


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PCB to appoint former LCCA official as director game development
LAHORE, June 29 (APP): Pakistan Cricket Board is all set to appoint a former interim chairman of Lahore city cricket association, Aizad Hussain Syed, as the director game development, national  cricket academy, ignoring the set criteria and merit.

 
PBF distributes sports gears among players
PESHAWAR, June 28 (APP): President Pakistan Badminton Federation Mian Iftikhar Hussain Sunday said that the so called sports pundits being head of various sportsorganizations over the years did nothing apart from their joyrides tours and protocol culture that badly damped Pakistani sports.
 
7th Ramadan Summer Squash League Matches begins
PESHAWAR, June 26 (APP): The 7th edition of the Ramazan Summer Squash League-2015 got under way here at PAF Hashim Khan Squash Complex on Friday.
 
Younis is a source of pride for every Pakistani: PCB Chairman
ISLAMABAD, Jun 25 (APP): Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Shaharyar Khan on Thursday termed ace batsman Younis Khan as one of the best produced by the country saying his performance is a source of pride for every Pakistani.
 
National Disabled Cricket Championship to be held in September
ISLAMABAD, Jun 24 (APP): National Disabled Cricket Championship will be played in September here under the auspices of the Pakistan Disabled Sports Association (PDSA).
 
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President Zardari to present Pakistanís point of view on promoting religious harmony at UNGA PDF Print E-mail
NEW YORK, Sept 24 (APP)  :President Asif Ali Zardari, who had arrived here on Sunday evening will highlight the challenges being faced by the international community to promote peace and security at global level and present Pakistan’s point of view to promote religious harmony when he will address the 67th General Assembly session on Tuesday. “President Zardari will present Pakistan’s efforts and measures taken by Pakistan government for ensuring peace and security in the regional and at international level,” said Ambassador Masood Khan while briefing the media persons here on Sunday night regarding the salient features of President’s Zardari’s address to the General Assembly session.
Ambassador Masood Khan, who especially flew into New York for the session of General Assembly, said due to the importance of Pakistan and being a key player in the war against terror, the international community will listen the address of the President.
He said Pakistan is very important and key player in maintaining peace and security in the region and its sacrifices had been acknowledged by the international community.              
Answering a question, he said, Pakistan always supported Afghan owned and Afghan led reconciliation process and would continue to so in future to ensure peace and security in the region.
He said due to neighboring countries, peace in Afghanistan will have direct impact on Pakistan.
Ambassador Masood said Pakistan is member of the Security Council of the United Nations therefore it has great concern about peace and security in the region and in the world.
He said President Zardari will meet foreign ministers of China and United States besides holding an important trilateral meeting with leadership of Afghanistan and Britain for finding a permanent solution to the present Afghan crisis.
Replying to a question, Ambassador Masood said, although U.S.  is an important partner  of Pakistan for resolving the Afghan crisis, but any consultation with other partners always helpful in resolving the issues and avoids conflicts.
Ambassador Masood said President will especially highlight the reaction of the Muslims Ummah, particularly shown by the people of Pakistan, on the sacrilegious film that has created unrest among the Muslims of the world.
He said Muslim countries especially at the platform of Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) have the support from the European Union, African Union and Arab League regarding the improvement of international laws to stop the events of disgracing of any religion.
He said Pakistan wants that there should be some strict laws made by the international organizations like United Nations to face the challenges like hatred on the basis of religion.
He said President Zardari will highlight the need to amend the laws so that no one case plays with the religious feelings of any religion.
Ambassador Masood said participation of President Zardari in the 67th General Assembly session and his address will improve Pakistan’s image in the international community as Pakistan has been playing an important role.              
Commenting on Pak-US relations, Ambassador Masood said, these ties are now going back on track and all the important issues were discussed during the meeting between Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar held in Washington.
He said both the foreign ministers reviewed full spectrum of the bilateral relations in all fields and agreed to continue this dialogue process in future.              
Earlier, President Asif Ali Zardari was given warm welcome when he arrived here on Sunday evening to attend the General Assembly Session.
Besides the U.S. President Barack Obama, leaders from the member states of United Nation will be attending the General Assembly session which will start with the address of President Obama.
 
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