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PM arrives at Paris Conference venue; French President receives -
app12-30pm-paris.jpgPARIS, Nov 30 (APP): President of France Francois Hollande and UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon received Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on his arrival here at La Bourget to attend the opening ceremony of the 21st UN Climate Change Conference. As many as 147 leaders from across the world including the Presidents of US, China and Russia are attending the major UN climate change conference to reach a global deal for reducing greenhouse carbon omissions.

'Time for action is now', UN chief says hours before climate change conference opens -
UNITED NATIONS, Nov 30 (APP): Hours before the opening in Paris of the United Nations climate change conference, widely known as COP21, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged all countries and all sectors of society to act now to reach a new universal climate agreement.
"I'm reasonably optimistic and convinced that world leaders will adopt a very ambitious universal climate change agreement at this COP21," the UN chief told UN television in an interview at the Parisian headquarters of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

Conference on Kashmir to be held on Dec, 7 in New York -
WASHINGTON, Nov. 28 (APP): The International Educational Development, an NGO accredited with the United Nations will hold a Conference on Kashmir on December, 7 with an aim to explore various possibilities to set a stage for  settlement of the lasting dispute.  The  Conference titled "Beyond the Blame Game: Finding Common Ground for  Peace & Justice in Kashmir,"  will be attended by international-famed lawyers, writers, human rights activists and other noted speaker.

Pakistan to contribute in global efforts on climate change issues: PM -
PARIS, Nov 29 (APP): Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif  Sunday said with the developed countries having more responsibility in tackling the climate change challenges, Pakistan was ready to contribute in the global efforts."Though Pakistan has minimum level of carbon emissions, we will contribute in the global efforts to tackle the climate change issues," the Prime Minister said in a brief chat with the media  soon after his arrival here to attend the two-week 21st UN Climate Change Conference being opened in the French capital on Monday.

PM arrives in Paris to attend UN Climate Change Conference -
PARIS, Nov 29 (APP): Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Sunday arrived here on a two-day visit to France to represent Pakistan at the 21st UN Climate Change Conference (COP21) being held in the French capital from November 30 to December 11. The Prime Minister is accompanied by First Lady Kalsoom Nawaz Sharif and his Special Assistant on Foreign Affairs Tariq Fatemi.

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WAPDA's players grab Naval's Chief Staff Amateur Golf Tournament
ISLAMABAD, Nov 30 (APP): The Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority's players Muhammad Rehman and Ghazanfar Mehmood snatched All Pakistan Chief of Navel Staff Amateur Golf Tournament, held at Royal Palm Golf Club, by obtaining first and second positions respectively.
Players should see Misbah as role-model: Mushtaq Ahmed
ISLAMABAD, Nov 29 (APP): Pakistan bowling Coach Mushtaq Ahmed said the players should make Test skipper Misbah-ul-Haq as their role-model as his fitness is commendable and an example to follow.  Mushtaq said Misbah is 40 plus now and still his fitness is admirable, therefore the current players should see him as an example to follow. 
BISE Mardan wins All-Pakistan Inter-Board Girls Netball
PESHAWAR, Nov 29 (APP): Mardan Board clinched the trophy of the All-Pakistan Inter-Board Girls Netball Championship after defeating Peshawar Board in the final played at Post Graduate College for Women Mardan on Sunday.
Top tennis seeds to participate in SN Tennis
ISLAMABAD, Nov 29 (APP): Top tennis seeds have confirmed their entries for participating in the Subh-e-Nau (SN) National Tennis Championship to be staged here at the PTF Tennis Complex from which will be played from Monday (November 30). Davis Cupper and seasoned Pakistani tennis veteran Aqeel Khan, Shahza Khan, Muhammad Abid, top junior player Muhammad Mudassar and leading women players Sara Mansoor have confirmed their entries for the tournament.
Rehman leads second day of chief of naval golf
LAHORE, Nov 28 APP): Mohammad Rehman of Royal Palm maintained his supremacy in this 5th Chief of Naval Staff Golf Championship at the end of second round at the fabulous par 72, Royal Palm Golf and Country Club Golf Course here on Saturday. 
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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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