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Pakistan looks at future of its relations with India with hope: Ambassador Jilani -
WASHINGTON, April 16 (APP): Pakistan’s ambassador to the United States Jalil Abbas Jilani addressed the faculty and students at the Harvard Kennedy School on  ‘Pakistan-India Relations: The Way ahead,” saying there is a strong realization in South Asia on the imperative of an uninterrupted peace process. He explained the history of the relationship and the underlying issues that have shaped the events and policies in South Asia. Highlighting the current trends, Ambassador Jilani informed a large


New York police scrap Muslim spy unit -
NEW YORK, April 16 (APP): The New York Police Department (NYPD) has disbanded a secret programme under which detectives were sent to spy on local Muslims at places frequented by them. The Demographics Unit’s operations became highly controversial and was  the subject of two federal lawsuits in the past.  Civil rights groups denounced police targetting of the Muslims community. “This reform is a critical step forward in easing tensions between the  police and the communities they serve, so that our cops and our citizens can help one another go after the real bad guys,” the office of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio wrote in a statement on Tuesday.


American Muslim leader says inter-faith dialogue critical to fostering peace -
WASHINGTON, April 16 (APP): A prominent American Muslim leader has urged a sustained inter-faith dialogue effort towards fostering mutual understanding, peace and socio-economic development in the post-9/11 world, riddled with wars and violent extremism. Frank Islam, a leading entrepreneur and philanthropist, was speaking  at premiere screening of acclaimed Pakistani scholar Akbar S Ahmed’s play Noor, which focuses on implications of conflict between forces of moderation and extremism within the Muslim societies and the United States’ strained relationship with some Muslim countries.


UN rights expert urges Israel to prevent settlers’ takeover of West Bank building near Ibrahami Mosq -
UNITED NATIONS, April 15 (APP): A United Nations human rights expert Tuesday urged Israel to prevent settlers from taking over Al-Rajabi House, a building in the West Bank city of Hebron that was built by Palestinian families but whose ownership was granted to the settlers after a protracted legal battle. The four-story building capable of housing 40 families is located  strategically between the illegal settlement of Kiryat Arba and the Ibrahami Mosque, also known as Cave of Patriarchs, in the old city of Hebron.


Iran protests UN Ambassador's visa denial -
UNITED NATIONS, April 15 (APP): Iran has lodged a protest at the United Nations over the U.S. refusal to grant a visa to its new U.N. ambassador, saying the move sets a "dangerous" precedent. The White House has said that Iran's selection of Hamid Aboutalebi to be  its United Nations envoy is not "viable". Aboutalebi was reportedly involved with a group of Iranian students responsible for the 1979 takeover of the U.S.



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Army excels in National Taekwondo
KARACHI, Apr 16 (APP): Pakistan Army swept all the 30 gold medals at stake in the National Taekwondo Championship at the Rangers Training Centre & School here, said a news release issued here on Wednesday. Army martial arts players dominated the event from start to finish with superb technique and power.
 
First round of Inter-Media cricket tournament ends
ISLAMABAD, Apr 16 (APP): The Inter-Media Cricket Tournament organized by Pakistan Telecommunications Company Limited (PTCL) continues in full swing here. The tournament, organized in collaboration with National Press Club, comprises of teams belonging to national and international print and electronic media. The first round saw thrilling matches between various teams which competed fiercely to reach the second round.
 
Army excels in National Taekwondo
KARACHI, Apr 16 (APP): Pakistan Army swept all the 30 gold medals at stake in the National Taekwondo Championship at the Rangers Training Centre & School here, said a news release issued here on Wednesday. Army martial arts players dominated the event from start to finish with superb technique and power.  Army player ended with 30 golds, two silvers and as many bronze medals to accumulate 797 points.
 
Sports diplomacy to highlight Pakistani talent in UAE
ISLAMABAD, April 16 (APP): Prime Minister’s Special Envoy, Ambassador Javed Malik said on Wednesday sports played an important role in connecting people and promoting a sense of healthy interaction aimed at building positive relations between the communities. “We always support such initiatives that bring people together,” he  said while speaking as the guest of honour alongwith diplomats from Sri Lanka and India who were joined by the Chairman of Dubai Cricket Council at the launching ceremony of T-20 Super stars cricket tournament being organized in Dubai under the auspices of Dubai Cricket Council.
 
Kabir looking forward to build Afghanistan team for Cricket World Cup
KARACHI, Apr 16 (APP): Afghanistan chief coach Kabir Khan said on Wednesday that he was looking forward to build the team for next year’s ICC Cricket World Cup. “Its my endeavour to build-up Afghanistan team for World Cup showpiece event,” he told APP on arrival here from Peshawar. 2015 World Cup is co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand in February-March and Afghanistan is among the qualfiers for the event.
 
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Presidents grants military awards to officers, men of tri-services PDF Print E-mail
RAWALPINDI, March 22 (APP): The President of Pakistan on Friday granted the Military awards to officers and men of Pakistan Army, Navy and Air Force. According to ISPR, the officers and men who have been conferred with Sitara-i-Basalat included, Major Malik Abrar Ahmad (Shaheed), FF, Captain Fasih Babar Amin (Shaheed), AC, Captain Mannan Ul Hassan (Shaheed), AC, Captain Tariq Jamal (Shaheed), SSG, Sepoy Ashiq Ali (Shaheed), FF, Sepoy Khurram Shahzad (Shaheed), FF, Sepoy Imam Hussain Shah (Shaheed), FF and Sepoy Zohaib Iqbal (Shaheed), FF, NAVY, Lieutenant Commander Mohsin Farooq Khan, PAF, Squardon  Leader Bilal Hassan Babri (Late).

The officers and men who were awarded with Tamgha-i-Basalat are, Lieutenant Colonel Yasar Nawaz Janjua, Arty, Major Muhammad Imran Tariq, Arty, Captain Haider Nawaz, AC, Lieutenant Zahid Mehmood, SSG, Naib Subedar Gul Bahar Khan (Shaheed), Punjab, Naib Subedar Muzaffar Hussain (Shaheed), FF, Naib Subedar Mir Daraz Khan (Shaheed), CMI, Dfr Hafiz Tariq Ali (Shaheed), AC, Havildar Bismillah Jan (Shaheed), FC KPK, Havildar Muhammad Sharif (Shaheed), Punjab, Havildar Syed Ali Ahmed Shah (Shaheed), Baloch, Havildar Ghulam Yasin (Shaheed), Baloch, Havildar Muhammad Sadiq (Shaheed), FF, Havildar Sajawal Khan (Shaheed), FF, Havildar Sabir Khan (Shaheed), FF, Havildar Muhammad Naseer (Shaheed), FF, Havildar Muhammad Ali (Shaheed), Baloch, Havildar Shakil Mubarik (Shaheed), AK, Lance Havildar Liaqat Ali Khan (Shaheed), Punjab, Naik Tariq Khan (Shaheed), FC KPK, Naik Istehar Ud Din, Engrs, Naik Muhammad Shabbir (Shaheed), Engrs, Naik Muhammad Yaseen (Shaheed), Punjab, Naik Muhammad Kamal (Shaheed), FF, Naik Muhammad Amir Khan (Shaheed), FF, Naik Shakil Aslam (Shaheed), FF, Naik Mehboob Ali (Shaheed), Baloch, Lance Naik Kamran Ali (Shaheed), FC KPK, Lance Naik Muhammad Yousaf Khan (Shaheed), FC KPK, Lance Naik Inayat Ullah (Shaheed), FF, Lance Naik Muhammad Hassan (Shaheed), FF, Lance Naik Muhammad Saeed (Shaheed), Sind, Lance Naik Zahid Ali (Shaheed), Baloch, Lance Naik Khalid Mehmood Tabbassam (Shaheed), HQ PR (Sind), Sepoy Zakir Hussain (Shaheed), FC KPK, Sepoy Bahadar Shah (Shaheed), FC KPK, Sepoy Ali Bad Shah (Shaheed), FC KPK, Sepoy Khan Afzal (Shaheed), FC KPK, Sepoy Sheraz Ahmed (Shaheed), FC KPK, Swr Sana Ullah (Shaheed), AC, Sepoy Khalid Shabir Ali, SSG, Spr Raid Ullah Khan (Shaheed), Engrs, Spr Muhammad Hussain (Shaheed), Engrs, Spr Muhammad Naveed Yousaf, Engrs, Spr Muhammad Aqeel (Shaheed), Engrs, Sepoy Ali Akbar (Shaheed), Punjab, Sepoy Sikandar Zeb (Shaheed), SSG, Sepoy Muhammad Irfan (Shaheed), Punjab, Sepoy Sajjad Ahmed, Punjab, Sepoy Ahmad Nawaz Khan (Shaheed), Punjab, Sepoy Muhammad Awais Ur Rehman (Shaheed), Punjab, Sepoy Muhammad Adrees (Shaheed), Punjab, Sepoy Zaheer Ud Din Babar (Shaheed), Punjab, Sepoy Wasif Mehmood (Shaheed), Punjab, Sepoy Haji Muhammad (Shaheed), Punjab, Sepoy Muhammad Sajid (Shaheed), Punjab , Sepoy Tariq Aziz (Shaheed), Punjab, Sepoy Muhammad Younis (Shaheed), Punjab, Sepoy Aamir Yasin, SSG, Sepoy Inam Ullah (Shaheed), SSG, Gnr Mohsan Khan, Arty, Sepoy Abid Hussain, FF, Sepoy Tanveer Hussain (Shaheed), FF, Sepoy Muhammad Usman (Shaheed), FF, Sepoy Imran Hussain (Shaheed), FF, Sepoy Shahzad Ahmed (Shaheed), FF, Sepoy Sher Nawaz (Shaheed), FF, Sepoy Sohail Khan (Shaheed), FF, Sepoy Asfandyar (Shaheed), FF, Sepoy Khurshaid Khan (Shaheed), FF, Sepoy Waqar Ahmed Abbasi, FF, Sepoy Shahzad Ahmed (Shaheed), FF, Sepoy Syed Abbas Ali Shah (Shaheed), FF, Sepoy Zeeshan Khan Jadoon (Shaheed), FF, Sepoy Wakeel Ahmed (Shaheed), FF, Sepoy Abid Ullah (Shaheed), FF, Sepoy Shayan Javed (Shaheed), FF, Sepoy Muhammad Akhtar Pervaiz (Shaheed), FF, Sepoy Ziafat Khan (Shaheed), FF, Sepoy Tahir Abbas (Shaheed), FF, Sepoy Zia Ullah, FF, Sepoy Rambel Khan, FF, Sepoy Chand Aftab (Shaheed), FF, Sepoy Rab Nawaz Ali (Shaheed), FF, Sepoy Muhammad Waseem (Shaheed), FF, Sepoy Imtiaz Ali (Shaheed), FF, SW Majeed Masih (Shaheed), Sind, Sepoy Ahmad Khan (Shaheed), SSG, Sepoy Zafar Nasir (Shaheed), Sind, Sepoy Ahmed Khan (Shaheed), Sigs, Sepoy Mukhtiar Ali (Shaheed), Baloch, Sepoy Muhammad Sharif (Shaheed), Baloch, Sepoy Ghazi (Shaheed), Baloch, Sepoy Muhammad Nazeer (Shaheed), Baloch, Sepoy Arshad Iqbal (Shaheed), Baloch, Sepoy Muhammad Arif (Shaheed), Baloch, Sepoy Babar Ali Dogar (Shaheed), Baloch , Sepoy Saqib Mehmood (Shaheed), Baloch, Sepoy Younas Khan (Shaheed), Baloch, Sepoy Ejaz Ahmed (Shaheed), Baloch, Sepoy Muhammad Awais (Shaheed), Baloch, Sepoy Zeeshan Haider Khan (Shaheed), Baloch, Sepoy Zulfiqar Ahmed (Shaheed), Baloch, Sepoy Mukhtiar Ali (Shaheed), Baloch, Sepoy Muhammad Nawaz (Shaheed), Baloch, Sepoy Muhammad Atif Tariq (Shaheed), Baloch, Sepoy Muhammad Naveed Ul Haq (Shaheed), AK, Sepoy Sohrab Iqbal (Shaheed), AK, Sepoy Imran Wali (Shaheed), HQ PR (Sind), Sepoy Abdul Razzaq (Shaheed), HQ PR (Sind). NAVY, Lieutenant Zia ur Rehman, CDA-I Muhammad Naseer, LMGT (M) CD-III Muhammad Hassan Khan, MAR-I Mukhtar Hassan, CDT-I Shahid Qayyum, UWT-I Syed Waseem Abbas Kazmi.
The officers and men who have been awarded with Imtiazi Sanad included, Lieutenant Colonel Faisal Naseer, CMI, Major Ayuq Ul Islam, Sind, Major Ahmed Zeshan Kalyar, AK, Captain Salman Khan, Baloch, Captain Saad Majeed, Engrs, Lieutenant Muhammad Awais Hashim, Arty, Lieutenant Noman Saif Khattak, Baloch, Subedar Afzal Hussain Shah, Baloch, Naib Subedar Rafi Ullah, FF, Naib Subedar Sharbat Khan, FC KPK, Havildar Muhammad Siddique, NLI, Havildar Muhammad Khushal, Baloch, Lance Naik Muhammad Asghar Khan, Engrs, Sepoy Farman Ullah  Wazir, FC KPK, Sepoy Noor Ullah, SSG, Sepoy Nawaz Khan, SSG, Sepoy Muhammad Suleman, FF, Sepoy Muhammad Piral, FF, Sepoy Muhammad Qadeer, FF, Sepoy Wajid Ali Khan, FF, Deputy Superintendent Rangers Muhammad Jahangir Khan, Headquarters Pakistan Rangers (Sind), PAF, Wing Commander Jehan-Zeb Tahir and Squadron Leader Syed Asif Hussain.
The COAS Commendation Card was awarded to Brigadier Zahid Jamil Ahmed, Arty, Brigadier Sardar Tariq Aman, Baloch, Lieutenant Colonel Mohammad Iqbal, Baloch, Lieutenant Colonel Muhammad Asim Iqbal, TI(M), ASC, Lieutenant Colonel Khalid Farid, CMI, Lieutenant Colonel Nazir Hussain Khan, AC, Lieutenant Colonel Faiz SuLieutenantan Bhatti, CMI, Lieutenant Colonel Muhammad Faheem Aeyzad, Sind, Lieutenant Colonel Shahid Nawab, Engrs, Lieutenant Colonel Nasir Mehmood, CMI, Lieutenant Colonel Tariq Muzaffar Chaudry, CMI, Major Nasir Ullah Chatha, Punjab, Major Yasir Mumtaz, ASC, Major  Irfan Ali Mirza, Arty, Major Mumtaz Alam Malik, FF, Major Muhammad Omar Awan, Arty, Major Abdul Samad Khan Kakar, Baloch, Major Muhammad Qammar Abbas Khan, CMI, Major Habib Ur Rehman Tahir, AC, Major Wajahat Ali Nadeem, AMC, Captain Majid Ali, SSG, Captain Muhammad Ismail Swati, Sind, Captain Shahid Ali, FF, Captain Amjad Jehan Khattak, FF, Captain Abid Ali, Punjab, Captain Muhammad Farhan Khan, AC, Captain Adeel Ahmad Shaheen, EME, Lieutenant Muhammad Hassan, FF, Lieutenant Mehtab Liaqat, Arty, Sub Muhammad Ashraf, Engrs, Naib Subedar Barkat Ali, SSG, Naib Subedar Habib Ur Rehman, Arty, Naib Subedar Shujat Ahmed Khan, Arty, Naib Subedar Khan Muhammad, Arty, Naib Subedar Muhammad Askary, NLI, Naib Subedar Allah Rakhio, Baloch, Naib Subedar Wazir Bad Shah, FF, Havildar Raj Muhammad, CMI, Havildar Abid Hussain, FF, Havildar Noor Muhammad, FF, Havildar Muhammad Afzal, FF, CQMH Muhammad Arshad, Sigs , Havildar Muhammad Idrees, Baloch, Havildar Muhammad Khurshid, AD, Nai
 

     

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