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Trafficking in children on the rise, says new UN report -
UNITED NATIONS, Nov 24 (APP): One in three known victims of human trafficking is a child, and girls and women are particularly targeted and forced into "modern slavery," according to the 2014 Global Report on Trafficking in Persons, released Monday by the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC).


US defence secretary Hagel submits resignation -
WASHINGTON, Nov 24 (APP): U.S. President Barack Obama Monday announced that Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel would step down from his position upon confirmation of his successor, and praised the former Republican senator as an exemplary official.


UN chief condemns latest terrorist attack in Kenya -
UNITED NATIONS, Nov 23, (APP): UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has  condemned the brutal killing of 28 people on a bus in Mandera, Kenya, in the latest spate of terrorist violence to afflict the East African nation.


UN committee approves resolution calling for promoting safe environment for working journalists -
UNITED NATIONS, Nov 22 (APP):  A committee of the UN General Assembly on Friday adopted a resolution on the safety of journalists that calls on States to promote a safe environment to journalists to work independently.


Obama signs order expanding US Afghanistan role: NYT -
NEW YORK, Nov 22 (APP): President Barrack Obama has quietly expanded US military's role in Afghanistan from the previous guidelines that were to limit its troops' involvement in the war-wrecked country starting this year, The New York Times reported Saturday.


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Sultan Shah re-elected as President of World Blind Cricket Council
ISLAMABAD, Nov 24 (APP): Chairman of Pakistan Blind Cricket Council Syed Sultan Shah again earned the most prestigious post of the World Blind Cricket Council (WBCC) when on Monday he
was re-elected unopposed as President of the council for the second consecutive term.
 
PTA organizes first telecom football league tournament
ISLAMABAD, Nov 24 (APP): Pakistan Telecom Authority (PTA) on Monday organized the first Telecom Football League Tournament which was won by Telenor defeating Mobilink in a tough match with 4-0.
 
Saeed Ajmal target return in ICC World Cup
KARACHI, Nov 24 (APP): Pakistan off-spinner Saeed Ajmal is pleased with the progress he has made with the remedial work on his bowling action, and has said he is targeting the 2015 World Cup for his international comeback.
 
Sajjad storms in World Snooker knockout rounds with 5th straight win
KARACHI, Nov. 24 (APP): Dazzling Muhammad Sajjad maintained his unbeaten run by assuring a place in the knock-out round with his fifth win in row in IBSF World Snooker Championship when beat ex-compatriot Farhan Mirza of Sweden in Bangalore (India) on Sunday night,according to message received here on Sunday.
 
Toss to play a vital role in 3rd Test: Sarfraz Nawaz
ISLAMABAD, Nov 24 (APP): Former Test Cricketer Sarfraz Nawaz believes the toss will play a vital role in the result making of the third and final Test against the Kiwis saying skipper Misbah-ul-Haq should implement a straightforward winning and aggressive mentality while entering the field.
 
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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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