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UN expert seeks access to Israel, occupied Palestinian lands for assessment mission -
UNITED NATIONS, Aug 26 (APP): A United Nations expert has sought access to Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory to gather first-hand information on the impact of current hostilities on the human rights situation. 


Imran Khan’s march tactics are brash: NYT Report -
NEW YORK, Aug 26 (APP): Imran Khan lacks the clout to break the political deadlock and many observers in the country say that the PTI leader’s tactics are brash and he appears to have lost the populist touch, The New York Times reported.


Iraqi civilians suffering “horrific” persecution, ethnic cleansing: UN rights chief -
UNITED NATIONS, Aug 25 (APP): The United Nations human rights chief Monday condemned the “appalling and horrific crimes against humanity” being committed daily in Iraq by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and associated armed groups.


Pakistani-Americans Washington area celebrate Independence Day with festival -
WASHINGTON, Aug 25 (APP): Pakistani-Americans in Washington metro area converged on Centerville, Virginia, in tens of thousands to celebrate Pakistan’s Independence Day with enthusiasm and a tremendous display of culture, craft, performing arts and cuisine. 


Pakistanis in N.Y. celebrate Independence Day with big parade -
NEW YORK, Aug 25 (APP): A large number of Pakistani-Americans gathered at New York City's Madison Avenue on Sunday for the annual Pakistan Independence Day Parade marking the 68th anniversary of the establishment of their homeland.


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Miandad wants players to just think of making runs
ISLAMABAD, Aug 27 (APP): Legendary batsman Javed Miandad want national players to understand the sheer honour of representing millions of Pakistanis in and outside the country saying stop thinking about being senior or junior and just think of making runs for the country.
 

 
PCB cancels PSL bidding process
KARACHI, Aug 26 (APP): Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) canceled the bidding process of Pakistan Super League (PSL), it was announced on Tuesday.
 
PCB working to develop exclusive women cricket ground
ISLAMABAD, Aug 26 (APP): Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is working on a project to develop an exclusive women cricket ground with all modern allied facilities.
 
Bodla sets new record
ISLAMABAD, Aug 25 (APP): Pakistani Taekwondo black belt Ahmad Amin Bodla has set the Guinness World Record for Most Full Contact Knee Strikes in minute using his right leg.
 
Pakistan “A”, India, Iran, Thailand in Asian Team Snooker semis
KARACHI, Aug 22 (APP): Country’s last hope Pakistan “A”, holder India, favorites Iran and Thailand advanced in the Jubilee Insurance second Asian Team Snooker Championship after winning their semi-finals on Friday evening.
 
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Pakistan, Iran Presidents vow to take concrete steps to bolster bilateral trade PDF Print E-mail
ISLAMABAD, Nov 22 (APP): President Asif Ali Zardari and Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Thursday vowed to take concerted and concrete steps to bolster Pak- Iran bilateral trade to new heights while vigorously pursuing mega projects in all areas particularly energy, trade and economic fields for the mutual benefit of the two brotherly countries.Briefing about the meeting, Spokesperson to the President Senator Farhatullah Babar said that during the bilateral meeting with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad at the Presidency on the sidelines of the Eighth D-8 Summit in Islamabad hosted by Pakistan, President Asif Ali Zardari proposed to Iran that preferential tariff and free trade arrangements and removing tariff and non-tariff barriers between the two countries would further enhance bilateral trade and investment.

He said that Pakistan has entered into currency swap agreement with a number of countries and emphasized the need for Pakistan and Iran to encourage trade in local currencies.
President Zardari urged businessmen of the two countries for optimum utilization of the tremendous trade and investment potential existing between the two countries to achieve the bilateral trade target.
On barter trade, President Zardari said that agreement on export of wheat and rice to Iran was a testimony for our barter trade and called for its replication in other areas to the mutual benefit.
The President said that Pakistan was in dire need of energy resources and was taking all possible steps to meet the growing demands of power.
In this context the two leaders also discussed bilateral energy projects including the Iran-Pakistan Gas pipeline, the 1000 MW Taftan-Quetta power transmission line and the Gwadar power supply project.
The Spokesperson said that during discussion on regional situation particularly Middle East, Syria and Afghanistan, the President said that his country desires peace, stability and security in Syria, adding that it would continue supporting any initiative aimed at bringing peace and stability to Syria in accordance with aspirations of the people of Syria and without any foreign interference.
On situation in Afghanistan, President Zardari said that Pakistan would continue to support an Afghan-led, and Afghan-owned peace and reconciliation and process in Afghanistan and stressed the need for the two countries to work closely for peace and security both in Afghanistan and Syria as it was in the interest of the two countries.
From Iran side, those who attended the meeting included among others Ali Akbar Salehi, Foreign Minister, Baghaei, Vice President of Executive Affairs, Rostam Ghasemi, Minister for Petroleum, Heyder Moslehi, Minister for Intelligence, Mojtaba Samreh Hashemi, Chief advisor to President, Dr. Bashmani, head of the Central Bank, Alireza Haghighian, ambassador of Iran to Pakistan and other senior officials.
From Pakistan side, the meeting was attended among others by Hina Rabbani Khar, Foreign Minister, Dr. Abdul Hafeez Sheikh, Finance Minister, Nazar Muhammad Gondal, Federal Minister for Capital Administration and Development, Senator Mir Israrullah Zehri, Minister for National Food Security, Makhdoom Shahabuddin , Federal minister for Textile Industry, Dr. Asim Hussain, advisor to PM on Petroleum and Spokesperson to the President Senator Farhatullah Babar.
 

     

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