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Pakistan calls for ban on autonomous weapons that would select and attack targets without human cont -
UNITED NATIONS, Oct 23 (APP): Pakistan has called for pre-emptive ban on the development of Lethal Autonomous Weapon Systems (LAWS), known as killer robots, that are capable of making their own combat decisions without human intervention, saying such devices would undermine world peace.


Obama reaffirms support for Afghan unity government -
WASHINGTON, Oct 22 (APP): President Barack Obama on Wednesday spoke with his Afghan counterpart Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai by video conference, along with his Chief Executive Officer Dr. Abdullah Abdullah and reaffirmed support for their unity government.


PTI should follow suit, pack up like PAT: Pervaiz -
ROTTERDAM (The Netherlands), Oct 22 (APP): Minister for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Senator Pervaiz Rashid on Wednesday said that the decision of Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri to end the sit-in in Islamabad was very good and welcoming.


UN rights expert calls for dual fight against torture, corruption -
UNITED NATIONS, Oct 22 (APP): The incidences of torture and ill-treatment around the world have not been diminishing and the need for effective prevention is "as great as it ever has been," a  U.N. human rights expert said Wednesday,  as he urged Member States to do more to tackle domestic corruption in order to prevent such episodes of abuses.


Pakistan calls for resumption of Mideast peace talks to end conflict -
UNITED NATIONS, Oct 22 (APP): Pakistan has stressed the urgency of reviving Middle East peace negotiations aimed at resolving the decades-old conflict in that region.


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PCB extends remedial work on Saeed Ajmal
KARACHI, Oct 22 (APP): The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB has decided to extend Saeed Ajmal’s remedial work under Saqlain Mushtaq’s watch by another 15 days.
 
National Hockey camp for Indian Tour from Oct 28 at Karachi: PHF
PESHAWAR, Oct 22 (APP): The training camp of national senior probables preparing for participation in the Hero-Honda Champions Trophy to be played at Bhubaneswar, India from December 6-14, 2014, will be organized at Hockey Club of Pakistan Stadium, Karachi on October 28, 2014.
 
Fund raising match brings joys and fun for IDPs of Baka Khel camp in FR Bannu
BANNU, Oct 22 (APP): Shahid Khan Afridi’s 16 balls 45 runs knock enable Boom Boom Afridi XI to 31 runs victory against DG ISPR XI in a friendly cricket fund raising match played at Baka Khel IDPs camp for the IDPs of North Waziristan Agency here.
 
Shahbaz bestows Rs 2 lakh each on hockey team
LAHORE, Oct 21 (APP): Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif gave away cash award of Rs 200,000 each amongst the members and officials of the national hockey team for their brilliant performance in the recently concluded Asian Gmaes.
 
Omar Abdel Meguid, Aamir Atlas reach final of CAS Squash championship
ISLAMABAD, Oct 22 (APP): Omar Abdel Meguid of Egypt and Aamir Atlas reached the  final of  Serena Hotels Chief of Air Staff International Squash Championship being played at Mushaf Squash Complex, Islamabad.
 
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NUST awards honourary doctorate degree to Egyptian President Morsi PDF Print E-mail
app51-18pm-islamabad.jpgISLAMABAD, Mar 18 (APP): The National University of Science and Technology (NUST) Monday awarded degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) to the visiting Egyptian President Dr. Mohamed Morsi at a special convocation ceremony held here at the NUST campus. The degree was awarded to Egyptian President in recognition of his achievements and significant contribution towards promotion of peace and harmony in the world and strengthening relations with the Muslim countries specially Pakistan. Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf was also present on the occasion.

Speaking on the occasion Dr. Mohamed Morsi said Islam urged the Muslims to seek knowledge and get enlightened by the development of science and technology.
The Egyptian President urged the new generation to get scientific knowledge despite challenges.
He said Muslim scientists made many achievements in the field of science in the past and now it is the responsibility of the young generation to follow the suit.
He said European philosophers also appreciated the successes of the Muslim scientists.
Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf speaking on the occasion lauded the struggle of Dr. Morsi for democracy and to ensure the basic rights of the people through a peaceful struggle.
He said Pakistan is looking forward to new vistas of cooperation with Egypt in various fields including agriculture, health and higher education.
He congratulated Dr.Morsi for honorary PhD degree from the NUST,a prestigious educational institution of Pakistan.
He said being the Prime Minister of Pakistan and the Chancellor NUST he extended his heartiest felicitations to Egyptian President on receiving this degree.
Referring to maiden visit of President Morsi,the Prime Minister said he is confident that this visit will serve as a basis to further deepen,diversity and strengthen bilateral relations between Pakistan and Egypt.
He said Pakistan and Egypt have a rich history of time-honoured diplomatic relations.
He said Egypt’s support and solidarity with the people and government of Pakistan have always been exemplary.
Prime Minister Ashraf said both the countries stand by each other on war against terror and at times of crises.
He also acknowledged the relief consignments for Internally Displaced People from Egypt and added that being the members of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) and the D-8 Organization for Economic Cooperation, both the countries have joint cooperation at different fronts.
“We have been actively involved in trade in the past and look forward to the future prospects,” he added.
Prime Minister Ashraf said Pakistan has positively anticipating the  profiting investment between the two countries and therefore, cordially invite Egyptian enterprises for investment in the Pakistani market.
“We do have a rich textile industry, while Egypt has a diversified telecom sector,” he added.
Regarding educational sector, the Prime Minister said both the countries have  good traditions of exchanging talented students adding that Al-Azhar University has played a pivotal role in this regard.
He said Pakistan is looking forward to opening up new vistas of cooperation in various fields including agriculture, health and higher education.
 

     

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