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UN chief calls for ‘immediate understanding’ on durable ceasefire in Gaza as violence returns -
UNITED NATIONS, Aug 20 (APP):  As renewed violence signalled the end of the latest Gaza ceasefire, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed grave disappointment at the return to hostilities and urged the parties to ‘reach an immediate understanding on a durable ceasefire which also addresses the underlying issues’.


Israel urged to provide human rights groups access to Gaza -
NEW YORK, Aug 20 (APP): Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch, the two leading rights watchdog bodies, Wednesday called on Israel to allow them immediate access to Gaza so that they can investigate allegations of serious violations of international humanitarian law by all parties to the conflict.


US paper slams Modi’s move to cancel Pak-India talks, calls it a fumble in leadership test -
NEW YORK, Aug 20 (APP): A leading American newspaper Wednesday criticized Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for calling off foreign secretary-level talks, saying he “fumbled an early test of leadership”.


Destroyed Gaza needs new deal-style recovery plan: UN official -
UNITED NATIONS, Aug 20 (APP): Concerned by the many civilian casualties and the unprecedented scale of destruction resulting from deadly Israeli strikes, a senior United Nations official had urged the international community to rethink the Gaza paradigm.


Ambassador Jilani highlights investment opportunities for US investors in Pakistan -
WASHINGTON, Aug 20 (APP): Pakistan's ambassador to the United States Jalil Abbas Jilani, highlighted investment opportunities existing in Pakistan, at a discussion with the Washington-based Business Council for International Understanding.


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Shaharyar chairs PCB’s board meeting
LAHORE, Aug 20 (APP): Pakistan Cricket Board Chairman Shaharyar M Khan Wednesday said each department of the PCB would be strengthened based on professionalism, specialization and integrity.
 
Natural game helped me to excel in Test matches: Sarfraz
KARACHI, Aug. 20 (APP): Riding on the crest-waves, Pakistan wicketkeeper Sarfraz Ahmed has said that he got personal success by playing his natural game in Test series against Sri Lanka.
 
Atta wins independence day marathon
LAHORE, Aug 20 (APP)-  Atta Mohammad won the Sports Board Punjab’s Independence Day marathon race organized in Rahimyar Khan on Wednesday.
 
SBP kabaddi team to depart for India
LAHORE, Aug 20 (APP)-  Sports Board Punjab’s Lahore Lions kabaddi team will begin the second leg matches of World Kabaddi League on August 23 in India.
 
Pakistan’s dream ends as Hamza crashes out in Asian 6-Reds semis
KARACHI, Aug. 20 (APP)- Pakistan’s dreams of retaining the Jubilee Asian 6-Reds Snooker Championship ended here on Wednesday when Amir Sarkosh defeated home team’s last surviving cueist Hamza Akbar when he went down in the semifinals.
 
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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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