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Peshawar school massacre reflects Muslim suffering at hands of terrorists -
WASHINGTON, Jan 24 (APP): The United States has welcomed the additional Pakistani steps to wipe out militants operating on its soil and citing December 16, 2014 atrocious attack on Peshawar’s Army Public School underscored that more Muslims have been victims of terror than anybody else.


US backs Pakistan commitment to act curb violent extremism -
WASHINGTON, Jan 23 (APP): The United States has said it backs Pakistan’s commitment to take steps against militant groups operating on its soil without any discrimination. 


UN pays tribute to late Saudi King's role in advancing development, humanitarian causes -
UNITED NATIONS, Jan 23 (APP):  Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has "learnt with sadness" of the death of King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, the late King of Saudi Arabia and Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, who passed away on Friday at the age of 90.


PM leaves for home after attending Saudi King's funeral -
RIYADH, Jan 23 (APP): Prime Minister Muhammed Nawaz Sharif Friday left here for Pakistan after attending the funeral prayer of late King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia.


Private sector, care economy to be key engines of job creation for next 5 years: UN report -
UNITED NATIONS, Jan 23 (APP): Private sector services, such as business and administrative services, and real estate, as well as related industries, will employ more than a third of the global workforce over the next five years, according to new data released by the United Nations labour agency.


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Imran, Hammad steer Army to a splendid win against Punjab
RAWALPINDI, Jan 24 (APP): National team captain Olympian Imran Mohammad and Hammad Dar steered Army (seniors) to a splendid 6-3 win over Punjab on Saturday in a match of First Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) Challenge Hockey Cup here at the Army Hockey Stadium. 
 
Office-bearers of Islamabad Tennis Association elected
ISLAMABAD, Jan 24 (APP): Tariq Murtaza was elected unopposed President Islamabad Tennis Association, Muhammad Arif Qureshi Secretary General and Shahzad Akhtar Alvi Treasurer in the election held at Islamabad Club.
 
43rd Governor KP All-Pakistan Hazara Gold Cup Hockey in May, says Zahir Shah
PESHAWAR, Jan 24 (APP): The 43rd edition of the Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa All-Pakistan Hockey Gold Cup Tournament under the aegis of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Hockey Association will be played at picturesque Abbottabad Hockey Stadium from May 17-27, 2015.
 
PHF President, General Secretary condole with Olympian Shahid
ISLAMABAD, Jan 24 (APP): President Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) Akhtar Rasool Chaudhary and Secretary General PHF Rana Mujahid Ali have expressed heart-felt condolences on the sad demise of Mohsin Ali Khan, brother of Olympian Shahid Ali Khan.
 
Army, PIA register wins in inaugural matches of First COAS Challenge Hockey Cup
RAWALPINDI, Jan 22 (APP): Pakistan Army, Pakistan  International Airlines (PIA) registered victories, while National  Bank of Pakistan (NBP) and Water And Power Development  Authority (WAPDA) drew their matches in the First Chief of the Army Staff Challenge Hockey Cup that commenced here at the Army Hockey Stadium  on Thursday.
 
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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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