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UN marks World Polio Day with determination to eradicate the disease -
UNITED NATIONS, Oct 24 (APP): The World Polio Day is being observed around the world, with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)  putting the spotlight on Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nigeria where the crippling disease is still prevalent.


On UN Day, Ban celebrates Organizationís continuing commitment for a better world -
UNITED NATIONS, Oct 24 (APP): As multiple crises ranging from poverty and disease to terrorism and climate change continue to afflict the world, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon marked the 69th anniversary of the United Nations Friday, declaring that the Organization is needed now more than ever. 


Hatchet-wielding man shot dead after attacking NYC police officers -
NEW YORK, Oct. 24 (APP): A New York City police officer was critically wounded and another was hospitalized in an attack by a man wielding a hatchet, who was shot dead in the course of Thursday’s melee.


Right to online privacy at risk as governments engage in mass surveillance: UN expert -
UNITED NATIONS, Oct 24 (APP): States must be transparent about the nature of their electronic mass surveillance programmes, a United Nations counter-terrorism expert said Thursday as he warned about the impact such measures might have on individuals' right to privacy.


Greater effort needed to eradicate extreme poverty in world's poorest nations on UN report -
UNITED NATIONS, Oct 24 (APP): While the world's 48 most vulnerable nations continue to make in-roads into poverty reduction, a far greater effort is needed if these countries are to eradicate extreme poverty by 2020, according to a new United Nations report.


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Second seed Abid falls to Imran Shaukat in NBP Subh-e-Nau Cíship
ISLAMABAD, Oct 24 (APP): Second seed M. Abid was thrashed out of NBP Subh-e-Nau National Tennis Championship in semifinal of men’s singles by an unseeded player on Friday here at PTF Complex.
 
ICC empowers umpires in unfairplay
KARACHI, Oct 23 (APP): International Cricket Council (ICC) is empowering umpires to use their discretion in unfairplay, according to reports published in cricket’s leading website carried on Thursday. 
 
PCB Chairman, BoG congratulate Younis on double landmark
KARACHI, Oct 23 (APP): Chairman Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Shaharyar M. Khan Thursday has congratulated Younis Khan on achieving two significant landmarks on day one of the first Test Wednesday against Australia at Dubai International Stadium.
 
47th Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Amateur Golf Championship start on Friday
PESHAWAR, Oct 23 (APP): The 47th edition of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Amateur Golf Championship will tee-off at 6666-yards PAF Golf Course today (Friday) over 54-hold, 18-hole each day.
 
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.
 
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ECP allots election symbols to KP independent candidates PDF Print E-mail
PESHAWAR, April 19 (APP): The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) allotted election symbols to independent candidates here on Friday. The symbols to candidates, who are contesting elections 2013 from four National Assembly and 11 provincial assembly seats, were allotted by the Returning Officers concerned. The ECP had already allotted election symbols to about 148 political parties last month.
Mrs. Aneela Shaheen, a senior journalist, who is contesting general election from NA-4 Peshawar as independent candidate, was alloted ‘basket’ while another independent candidate from NA-2 and PK-6 Peshwar, Khadim Hussain Khalil was allotted ‘Stag’ and ‘Wheel Barrow’ respectively.
Khadim Hussain told APP that preference was being given to candidates’ choice before allot of symbols and both the election symbol allotted to him was per his choice.
“If I am elected, top focus would be given to establish educational institutes in NA-2 and PK-6 as problems of unemployment, law and order, illiteracy and poverty could only be addressed through promotion of education,” Khadim told APP.
He said problems of NA-2 were many including lack of quality educational and vocational institutes, non pavement of streets and link roads, lack of disposal of solid waste, Basic Health Units’ unavailability in majority villages, outdated drainage system and vowed to solve all these problems if elected.
He said people were looking for change in this elections and were fed up from hereditary politics. Khalil asked voters to exercise their right of franchise wisely this time and elect honest and devoted workers with will to
address their problems in their doorsteps.

 

     

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