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Feldman assumes charge as US special envoy for Pakistan and Afghanistan -
WASHINGTON, Aug 1 (APP): US Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Dan Feldman- currently visiting Kabul- Friday assumed charge of office, after his predecessor Ambassador James Dobbins concluded his tenure on July 31, the State Department said.


UN-backed task force set up to reduce risks of flying over conflict zones -
UNITED NATIONS, Aug 1 (APP): In the wake of the recent downing of a Malaysia airlines plane over eastern Ukraine, the United Nations and its partners have set up a task force to reduce the risks of civilian planes flying over conflict areas and ensure that the "right information reaches the right people at the right time."


Israel and Hamas agree to 72-hour humanitarian ceasefire -
UNITED NATIONS, Aug 1 (APP): Israel and Hamas have agreed to a 72-hour pause in their three-week conflict, the United Nations and the United States announced, allowing for both sides to begin talks on a longer-term ceasefire.


Pakistan stresses strengthening peacekeeping and global and regional partnerships -
UNITED NATIONS, July 31 (APP): Pakistan has called for strengthening partnerships between global and regional organizations in the field of peacekeeping to enable the international community to respond more quickly and effectively to violent conflict and promote solutions.


Washington conference explores Pakistan's options to meet exponential energy needs -
WASHINGTON, July 31 (APP): Pakistan's energy crisis could best be addressed through a holistic approach integrating immediate improvement in current generation and supply systems with judiciously planned exploitation of diverse sources, top experts emphasized at a one-day conference.


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Pakistan Test squad leaves for Colombo on Saturday
KARACHI, Aug 1 (APP): Led by veteran batsman Misbah-ul-Haq, a 15-member Pakistan Test squad is due to leave for Colombo on Saturday to play a two-Test match series against Sri Lanka starting in Galle on August 6.
 
Misbah 7th in Test batsmen rankings
ISLAMABAD, Aug 1 (APP): Pakistan skipper Misbah-ul-Haq is ranked 7th with 824 rating points in the latest Reliance ICC Player Rankings for Test Batsmen, released on Friday.
 
National ranking tennis tourney from Aug 2
ISLAMABAD, July 31 (APP): Pakistan Tennis Federation (PTF) will hold Warid National Ranking Tennis Tournament from August 2-7 here at PTF Complex.
 
FIH announce teams for Youth Olympic Games
ISLAMABAD, Jul 31 (APP): The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has announced the 20 teams that will be competing in the Hockey competition at the 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing next month.
 
Warid national ranking tourney from Aug 2
ISLAMABAD, July 30 (APP): Pakistan Tennis Federation (PTF) will hold Warid National Ranking Tennis Tournament from August 2-7 here at PTF Complex.
 
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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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