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UN begins humanitarian assistance to families fleeing Kunduz -
UNITED NATIONS, Oct 10 (APP): Afghans who fled the fighting in Kunduz have received bread baked from wheat flour fortified with vitamins and minerals along with other food supplies, but the World Food Programme (WFP) is "seriously concerned" about the safety and food security of people remaining in the north-eastern province.

UN urges postal services to adopt new technologies for survival -
UNITED NATIONS, Oct 9 (APP):  On World Post Day, the head of the  Universal Postal Union (UPU) has emphasized that the future of postal services strongly depends on their ability to innovate and to embrace new technologies.

Senior UN official slams killing of civilians by air strikes at Yemeni wedding party -
UNITED NATIONS, Oct 9 (APP): The top United Nations humanitarian official has said he was "deeply disturbed" by the news of civilians being killed by coalition air strikes that hit a wedding party in Yemen's Dhamar Governorate on Wednesday.

UN official urges global compact on refugee and asylum matters -
UNITED NSATIONS, Oct 9 (APP): A senior official in the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Friday warned of a growing risk to people fleeing conflict and persecution and called for “an all-out effort to ensure that protection, and in particular the institution of asylum, remains life-saving, non-political, and fundamentally humanitarian.”

UN chief calls for internal probe over corruption claims against Ex-UNGA president -
UNITED NATIONS, Oct 9 (APP): UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has ordered an internal probe of the dealings between the UN and two companies whose executives have been linked to a "serious" bribery scandal involving former President of UN General Assembly John Ashe, according to a UN spokesman.

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Peshawar wins PM Cricket Trophy
ISLAMABAD, Oct 9 (APP): Peshawar thrashed Islamabad by 25 runs in the final of the 3rd Prime Minister of Pakistan Blind Cricket Champions Trophy here Friday at F-9 Park Cricket Ground.
Raheem storms in IBSF World U18 Snooker quarters
KARACHI, Oct 9 (APP): National Junior Champion Abdul Raheem stormed into the quarterfinal of the inaugural IBSF World Under-18 Snooker Championship when whipped Arman Atashsokhan of Iran 4-0 at St.Petersburg (Russia) on Friday.
Nepal to face Pakistan in 50-over match in UAE
ISLAMABAD, Oct 9 (APP): The Nepal cricket team are set to face Pakistan in a 50-over match, which will be played in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in November later this year.
Amir should play more domestic cricket: Azhar Mahmood
ISLAMABAD, Oct 9 (APP): Former all-rounder Azhar Mahmood feels pacer Muhammad Amir should play more domestic cricket saying this way it will give his body more time to get stronger and avoid the situation where he breaks down with an injury when playing international cricket.
Yousuf calls for appointing Saqlain as spin bowling head
ISLAMABAD, Oct 9 (APP): Former Test Cricketer Mohammad Yousuf has said that Saqlain Mushtaq is the best off-spinner available and should be the head of spin bowling in National Cricket Academy.
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PPP continue to serve labour class: Kaira PDF Print E-mail
ISLAMABAD, Mar 12 (APP): Minister for Information and Broadcasting Qamar Zaman Kaira said on Tuesday that Pakistan Peoples Party was party of the labour and working class and it would continue to serve them. This he said while addressing the participants of a sit-in of Pakistan Ordinance Factory (POF) Wah employees here at D Chowk, near Parliament House. He said that Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf had given approval for regularization of contract and casual employees of POF Wah cantt. He said that the Prime Minister had issued directives to the Secretary Defence for regularization of casual employees of the POF Wah and summery in this connection will be moved to the regularization committee schedule to meet tomorrow.

The PM, he added, also sent the case of up-gradation of POF employees to the POF board for approval as the board was the competent authority in this regard.
He also said that Prime Minister had given approval for grant of danger allowance to POF Wah employees.
Kaira also announced that the government had accepted in principle the demand of the employees of the POF for revival of old medical facilities but for this they will have to surrender medical allowance being given in the salary.
Kaira also visited the sit-in camps of teaching and non-teaching staff of schools working under Federal Directorate of Education.
About teaching staff demands, he said, that he will convey their demands to the Prime Minister and these will be considered for approval.
At non-teaching staff camp, he said, their genuine demands will be accepted within 24 hours.
Moreover, he said, that case for regularization of non-teaching staff will be tabled before Regularization committee headed Syed Khursheed Shah.
He said that the peoples government has already regularized 250,000 contract employees and the non-teaching staff of the FDE will also be regularized as per policy.
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