Pakistani journalist selected to cover upcoming UN General Assembly session -
UNITED NATIONS, May 22 (APP): A Pakistani is among four journalists selected by the Dag Hammarskjold Fund for Journalists, to cover the 68th session of the UN General Assembly opening in September, it was announced Wednesday. She is Maria Kamal of The News International. The others are: Rose Wangui
(Kenya), Leda Balbino (Brazil) and Guslin Harman (Turkey). The prestigious fellowship programme was established by U.N. corps of correspondents in 1961 to honour the memory of Dag Hammarskjold, the second secretary-general. Since then young, working journalists from Africa, Asia and Latin America have been brought to New York to observe and report to their news organizations on the UN General Assembly, and also to improve their professional skills.
UN chief calls for int’l efforts to achieve ‘water secure world’ -
UNITED NATIONS, May 22 (APP): UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon has
called on the international community to work towards a “water secure world” as part of the global ecosystem plan noted in the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and post- 2015 agenda. “Although seemingly abundant, only a tiny amount of the water on our planet is easily available as freshwater,” the secretary-general said in a message issued here by his spokesperson to mark the International Day for Biological Diversity, which is being observed on Wednesday.
23 dead in Shandong plant blast -
BEIJING, May 22 (APP):- Twenty-three people have been confirmed dead and 10 others remain missing after a blast ripped through an explosives manufacturing plant in east China’s Shandong Province on Monday.
China-Pakistan relations of equality, mutual trust stand weatherproof -
BEIJING, May 22 (APP) As Chinese Premier Li Keqiang arrived in Islamabad Wednesday, the second stop of his first overseas trip as China’s new head of government, Beijing said that it was worth noting that Li was the first foreign
leader to visit Pakistan in the wake of the country’s general elections. Woodrow Wilson Center awards Pakistan scholarship to economic journalist -
WASHINGTON, May 22 (APP): The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, in collaboration with the Fellowship Fund for Pakistan (FFFP), has announced the appointment of Khurram Husain as the Wilson Center’s new Pakistan Scholar.Husain, a business and economic journalist working in Pakistan, will spend nine months in residence at the Wilson Center beginning September 3, 2013, working on a book on the political economy of reform in Pakistan over the past two decades, a news release said Tuesday. Husain has written for numerous media including the Express Tribune and his current affiliations include Dawn newspaper and the BBC. He has also taught at the prestigious Lahore University of Management Sciences.He will succeed Dr. Simbal Khan, the Wilson Center’s 2012-13 Pakistan Scholar. During her stay at the Center, Khan worked on a book looking at U.S.-Pakistani security ties since the 9/11 attacks.
KARACHI, May 22 (APP): Reigning World Champion Muhammad Asif was confident of doing well in inaugural Asian Team Snooker and 6-Red Snooker Championship being held Doha (Qatar) from May 24 to 30. “All our players like Sajjad, Hamza and Majid are in a good nick and are in the best frame of mind to do well in Doha event”, Muhammad Asif told APP in an interview on Wednesday.
LAHORE, May 22 (APP): National ranking boxing tournament will be held from June 20 at Hyderabad under the aegis of Pakistan Boxing Federation. “It will be a top national level boxing activity being held after the elections of the present regime of the PBF,” said Secretary, PBF, Iqbal Hussain while talking to APP here on Wednesday.
LAHORE, May 22 (APP): A four-member Pakistan snooker team is leaving, Thursday for Doha to take part in the first Asian team event and 2nd Red snooker championship being played from May 24-30.
ISLAMABAD, May 22 (APP): Former Pakistan players perceive the recent spot-fixing scandal as a cause to faint the image of the game of cricket and has stone the ongoing Indian Premier League. Talking to private news channel, Former Test captain Zaheer Abbas said that he was shocked by the scandal involving Indian Test player, S.Sreesanth and two others Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan.
LAHORE, May 21 (APP): Pakistan Hockey Federation has decided to retain Akhtar Rasool led team management till next year’s World Cup adding few professionals in the team management staff to boost the performance of the team.
التركي يؤكد دعم بلاده المتواصل والثابت لباكستان
إسلام آباد: 10 مارس 2010م ـ (واب ـ APP
). أكد عبد الله غل الرئيس التركي دعم بلاده المتواصل والثابت لباكستان، جاء
التأكيد من قبل الرئيس عبد الله غل أثناء اجتماعه مع الوفد البرلماني الباكستاني
الذي أجرى اللقاء معه بقيادة الدكتورة فهميدة ميرزا رئيسة الجمعية الوطنية
الباكستانية التي تزور تركيا حاليا، ووصف الرئيس عبد الله غل الصداقة بين باكستان
وتركيا بأنها اتحاد تاريخي، وأضاف بقوله بأن الشعب التركي لن ينسى تضحيات المسلمين
من شبه القارة الهندية خلال حرب تركيا للحرية، مشيرا إلى زيارته المقبلة لباكستان
في نهاية الشهر الجاري قال بأنه سيرافقه رجال الأعمال التركيين والمستثمرين، وذلك
لتوطيد المزيد من العلاقات الاقتصادية والتجارية الثنائية بين البلدين، وأشاد
الرئيس التركي بمساعي الحكومة الباكستانية بقيادة الرئيس الباكستاني آصف علي
زرداري ورئيس وزرائه يوسف رضا جيلاني لإخراج البلاد من الأزمات الحالية، من جانبها
أطلع فهميدة ميرزا رئيسة البرلمان الوطني الباكستانية الرئيس التركي على مساهمة
البرلمان الباكستاني في مخاطبة عدة قضايا يواجهها الشعب خلال العامين الماضين،
وأضافت بقولها بأن قادة كافة الأحزاب السياسية في باكستان متحدون على القضايا
الرئيسية مثل الديمقراطية والحرب على الإرهاب والأمن في المنطقة.
Chinese Premier Visit to Pakistan
Presidential address to the joint sitting of parliament