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At UN, Pakistan calls for empowerment of youth as part of efforts to defeat extremists -
UNITED NATIONS, Apr 26 (APP): Pakistan has called for making economic empowerment of youth a “major” component of any global strategy aimed at stamping out violent extremism and promoting peace.


Pakistan, Turkey call for early resolution of Yemen crisis -
app63-25president-istanbul.jpgISTANBUL, April 25 (APP): President Mamnoon Hussain and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan Saturday expressed their concerns over the situation pervading Yemen and emphasized early resolution of the crisis.


UN chief appoints new special envoy for Yemen -
UNITED NATIONS, April 25 (APP): The UN Secretary-General has appointed a new special envoy to push the Yemeni parties Yemen to work out a political solution to the country's crisis.


President Mamnoon saddened over losses by quake in Nepal, India -
ISTANBUL, April 25 (APP): President Mamnoon Hussain Saturday expressed deep shock and sorrow over the loss of precious lives in a high intensity earthquake causing massive destruction and damage in Nepal and Northern India.


Prime Minister meets British PM David Cameron -
app56-25pm-london.jpg LONDON, April 25 (APP): Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Saturday met British counterpart David Cameron at 10 Downing Street here.


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Pak Army wins one day, T-20 cricket series against Australian Army cricket team
RAWALPINDI, April 25 (APP): Pak Army won the one day and T-20 cricket series against Australian Army cricket team.
 
Pak Army wins one day, T-20 cricket series against Australian Army cricket team
RAWALPINDI, April 25 (APP): Pak Army won the one day and T-20 cricket series against Australian Army cricket team.
 
Islamabad wins Wheelchair Cricket Tournament
ISLAMABAD, Apr 25 (APP): Islamabad thrashed Mardan by 14 runs in the final of 6th All Pakistan National Bank Wheelchair Users Cricket Tournament played here at Jinnah Stadium of Pakistan Sports Complex on Saturday.
 
Women cricket trials on April 28: Raham Bibi
PESHAWAR, Apr 25 (APP): Coordinator of Pakistan Cricket Board for Peshawar Region Raham Bibi Saturday said that the trials for the selection of Peshawar Region Senior Women Cricket team will be held at Frontier College for Women on April 28, 2015 at 9 am.
 
PSB Coaching Course ends with high note to serve the youth of KP, FATA
PESHAWAR, Apr 24 (APP): The five-day Pakistan Sports Board Athletic Coaching Course ended with a high note urging the participants from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and FATA to serve the youth and the game in an appropriate manner.
 
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FS asks India for evacuation of injured Pakistani Sanaullah PDF Print E-mail
ISLAMABAD, May 3 (APP): Foreign Secretary, Jalil Abbas Jilani Friday spoke to his Indian counterpart asking for evacuation of Sanaullah, Pakistani prisoner who was injured in a jail in Occupied Kashmir, to Pakistan for treatment. Foreign Office spokesman Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry in his weekly briefing said, besides direct connection at the level of foreign secretaries of the two countries on this issue, Pakistan’s mission in New Delhi had contacted Indian authorities and seeking details of the attack and consular access.
Indian Deputy High Commissioner was also summoned to Foreign Office today and lodged a protest at the attack on Pakistani prisoner.
Replying to a question whether the attack on Sanaullah was a tit-for-tat for attack on Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh, the spokesman said this seems to be a retaliation to Sarabjit Singh incident.
He pointed out that Sarabjit was injured as a result of scuffle but Sanaullah seems to be a victim of direct assault coming in the wake of death of Sarabjit.
The spokesman said Pakistan has expressed its deep concern that Sanaullah, who was serving life imprisonment in a jail in Occupied Kashmir was attacked this morning and as a result received grievous injuries.
He said after getting information, Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi sought immediate consular access to visit Sanaullah, who is presently in hospital in Jammu and in a critical condition.
He said Pakistan has also called upon the Indian government to take all measures to ensure that Sanaullah receives best available medical treatment, investigate the matter thoroughly and punish perpetrators of the atrocity.
He said Pakistan has also reminded Government of India of its responsibility to ensure safety and security of Pakistani prisoners lodged in Indian jails.
The spokesman said there are approximately 700 to 800 Pakistani prisoners in Indian jails.
Replying to a question why India was not forthcoming in granting consular access and other facilitation as Pakistan did in case of Sarabjit Singh, the spokesman said, “Pakistan certainly hopes that India would cooperate as much as Pakistan did.”
He said consular access has been agreed in principle and Pakistan is waiting for India to identify the place where access would be given.
The spokesman said, “We have learnt that the prisoner may be shifted from Jammu to Chandigarh.”
When the spokesman was asked to comment on the reward announced both by Central and State Governments of Indian for the family of Sarabjit Singh, which amounts to treating them heroically, the spokesman said, Sarabjit Singh was a terrorist who took many innocent lives in Pakistan.
He said sarabjit was awarded punishment in accordance with the laws. He said the issue would be taken up with Indian authorities.
Replying to another question, the ways and means how the two countries can avoid such incidents in future and ensure safety of prisoners, the spokesman said there are mechanisms available to them and there is need to strengthen and implement them in letter and spirit.
Answering a question, the spokesman said Pakistan has always raised its voice for political, moral and diplomatic support for Kashmiris.
He said Pakistan has also called for protecting and promoting human rights of Kashmiri people.
“We have stressed the need to stop the high-handedness of security authorities in Occupied Kashmir,” said the spokesman.
He said, “Pakistan believes that their voice for right of self-determination cannot be suppressed through use of force.
Replying to another question, the spokesman said Pakistan has always stressed the need for the two countries to have sustained, uninterruptable and structural dialogue.
The spokesman told a questioner that Pakistan has agreed to accept 355 foreign election observers hailing from 12 countries and three organizations.
 
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