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UN dims lights to focus attention on climate change -
UNITED NATIONS, Mar 29 (APP): The United Nations went dark later Saturday evening as the Organization shuts off the lights at its iconic Headquarters complex in New York and other facilities around the world in observance of ‘Earth Hour,’ an annual global event raising awareness about the need to take action on climate change and promoting sustainable energy consumption.


Pakistan renew its commitment to UN peacekeeping at first-ever defence chiefs conference -
UNITED NATIONS, Mar 28 (APP): Pakistan has renewed its commitment to the “noble cause” of United Nations peacekeeping, the world body’s flagship activity that helps countries torn by conflict to create the conditions for lasting peace.


At UN, Pakistan urges action to end violence against religious, ethnic minorities in Mideast -
UNITED NATIONS, Mar 28 (APP):  Pakistan Friday called for U.N. Security Council action to end the religiously and ethnically-motivated violence sweeping the Middle East by promoting a global consensus for resolving the challenges confronting Iraq, Syria, Yemen and “most importantly” Palestine.


US says Pakistan making sincere effort for Afghan peace -
WASHINGTON, March 28 (APP): Pakistan is making a “sincere effort” towards Afghan peace and it wants to make the best use of the “new environment” by aiding a negotiated political settlement to the conflict in the neighboring country, U.S. Special
Representative Dan Feldman said.


UN leader calls on defence chiefs for ‘unity and backing’ on UN peacekeeping -
UNITED NATIONS, Mar 27 (APP): At the first-ever United Nations Chiefs of Defence Conference Friday,  Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appealed to senior military officials for more troop contributions from States around the world and for political will and purpose.


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Starc named as player of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015
From Ehsan Qurshi
 
MELBOURNE, March 29 (APP): Australia fast bowler Mitchell Starc was Monday named as the player of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015.
 
Border express sympathy for no International cricket in Pakistan

From Ehsan Qureshi

MELBOURNE, March 29 (APP): Former Australian skipper Alan Border has expressed his sympathy that international  cricket is not being staged in Pakistan.

 
Australia grabs 5th Cricket World Cup crown with an emphatic victory over New Zealand

From Ehsan Qureshi

MELBOURNE, March 29 (APP): Australia regained the Cricket World Cup crown on Sunday when they routed their Trans Transman neighbors New Zealand by seven wickets in the day/night final here at the Melbourne Cricket Ground for their overall fifth title.

 
Record peoples attends 2015 CWC final

From Ehsan Qureshi

MELBOURNE, March 29 (APP): A record crowd of 1,016421 attended the 49 matches over 44 days across Australia and New Zealand during the 2015 Cricket World Cup, International Cricket Council (ICC) .announced here after the final on Sunday.

 
Australia wins CWC for 5th time
From Ehsan Qureshi

MELBOURNE, March 29 (APP): Australia won the 11th edition of Cricket World Cup on Sunday when they defeated New Zealand by seven wickets in one-sided final here at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday.
 
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Khar, Clinton discuss bilateral issues PDF Print E-mail
hina.jpgBRUSSELS, Dec.4 (APP) Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar and US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton met in Brussels on Monday evening as part of their regular consultations.They reviewed the progress the two countries have made during 2012 and expressed their commitment to act jointly to achieve their shared objectives.Both the leaders  discussed counter terrorism, support for the Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace process, the post 2014 transition in Afghanistan and various measures to further strengthen bilateral relations including the need to move the US-Pakistan economic agenda from aid to trade, emphasizing market access and investment. They welcomed the recent meetings of the trilateral Corp Groups and the law enforcement, economic and defence working groups.They also looked forward to meetings of the energy and strategic stability working groups and underlined the importance to continue these engagements in the weeks and months ahead.
Meanwhile, CNN in its report on the meeting between Hillary Clinton and Hina Rabbani Khan reported that the meeting of Hillary with Hina and Chief of Army Staff General Ashfaq Pervez Kayani in Brussels was aimed at further improving Pak-US bilateral ties.
The Senior official of State Department said, this year the United States has tried to improve relations between the two countries by focusing on counterterrism cooperation, Afghanistan’s future and improving market access and trade not aid with bilateral investment treaty.
It may be mentioned that United States accounts for 20 percent of Pakistan’s exports.
The last time Clinton met with Pakistani leadership was in September 2012 at United Nations General Assembly session when she met with President Asif Ali Zardari and also met with President Zardari in Chicago in May during the NATO summit and discussed  five common objectives for further cooperation between two countries.
The five objectives included counter terrorism measures, Afghanistan’s future, bilateral communication, countering improvised explosive devices that are being used against international troops in Afghanistan and the movement towards an economic trade relationship.
Two weeks ago Interior Minister Rehman Malik also met with U.S. Secretary of State Clinton in Washington.
The U.S. State official said there is no sense of continued Pakistani hesitation to work with the United States and Pakistanis are pressing forward because “they recognize that 2014 is not so far away” as the US military withdrawal in Afghanistan is scheduled to be completed in 2014.
 

 

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