China’s top political advisory body concludes annual session -
BEIJING, Mar 12 (APP): The 12th National Committee of the Chinese People’s
Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), China’s top political
advisory body, concluded its annual session on Wednesday. Yu Zhengsheng, chairman of the CPPCC National Committee, presided over the meeting held in the Great Hall of the People in the heart of Beijing. Top Communist Party of China (CPC) and state leaders Xi Jinping, Li Keqiang, Zhang Dejiang, Liu Yunshan, Wang Qishan and Zhang Gaoli attended the closing meeting.
Missing plane: China urges Malaysia to “never give up the slightest hope” -
BEIJING, March 12 (APP): Conveying deep concern about the missing Malaysian passenger jet with 154 Chinese nationals on board, China has urged Malaysia to never give up the slightest hope of its recovery. The Chinese government and people are deeply concerned and anxious about the missing flight MH370 and the fate of the passengers on board, the Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Xie Hangsheng told the visiting Malaysian Prime Minister’s Special Envoy Ong Ka Ting here Tuesday. Xie said China appreciates and recognizes Malaysia’s sincerity and efforts in the search and rescue. “But we also urge Malaysia to step up efforts and work with Chinese search and rescue forces, and never give up the slightest hope,” the Xinhua news agency quoted Xie.
Massive international rescue mission on, but no sign of lost plane -
BEIJING, Mar 11 (APP): There is still no trace of the aircraft which vanished early on Saturday, 88 hours after its disappearance, said a spokesman for Malaysian Airlines in Beijing on Tuesday.Rescue efforts are ongoing, covering eastern and western parts of peninsular Malaysia, but there is “no finding of the aircraft,” said the spokesman, at a press conference in a hotel near Beijing Capital Airport. A total of 42 vessels and 35 aircraft from various countries have joined the rescue mission, and are fairly distributed between eastern and western sides of the peninsula.
Pakistan striving for polio-free goal : Diplomat tells health leaders -
WASHINGTON, March 11 (APP): Pakistan is striving to eliminate polio from the country as a national priority that includes immunization drive as well as coordinated efforts to dispel myths associated with vaccination, Deputy Chief of the Mission at the Pakistani embassy in Washington DC, Dr. Asad Majeed Khan said. Speaking at an event organized by the United Nations Foundation, Dr. Khan said that despite facing security challenges in tribal areas, misperceptions about the anti-polio vaccine and daily movement of people across Pak-Afghan border, Islamabad is effectively pursuing its National Emergency Action Plan to eradicate polio.
Ambassador Jilani presents credentials to President Obama as two countries look forward to sustained -
WASHINGTON, March 11 (APP): Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United States Jalil Abbas Jilani presented his credentials to President Barack H. Obama at an impressive ceremony at the White House on Monday. Ambassador Jilani was accompanied by Mrs. Shaista Jilani and sons Talha Jilani and Ahmed Mustafa Jilani. In receiving the Ambassador, President Obama said that Pakistan and the U.S. have a longstanding relationship, based on mutual respect and shared recognition that a strong partnership between our two nations is vital to regional and international security, the Pakistani embassy said.
KARACHI, Mar 12 (APP): Chief Executive of International Cricket Council (ICC) David Richardson has welcomed the decision of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to stage Indian Premier League (IPL) 2014 matches in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). “The BCCI’s decision to stage the first part of the IPL 2014 season in the UAE is a great news for the people of the UAE and the region,” ICC said in a statement issued on Wednesday.
Mar 12 (APP): Four teams from South Zone - Bilal, Puri Estate, Data
Steel and Karachi Aces have qualified for the National Bridge
Championship held in Islamabad next month, Karachi Bridge Association
(KBA) announced on Wednesday. Ten teams were contesting the first phase of national bridge qualifiers.
March 12 (APP): Chief Coach Moin Khan believed that keeping the
unpredictability of shortest brand of cricket in mind, Pakistan faces a
big challenge to regain the ICC World T20 which goes into action from
March 16. “If Pakistan
did well in their Super T20 matches against Australia, India and West
Indies then there are bright chances that they can reach the final and
regain the title,” he told APP in an exclusive interview here on
ISLAMABAD, March 12 (APP): Former Test cricketer Azhar Mahmood has said he has the ideal background to guide the green-shirts in the T20 World Cup, while batting coach Zaheer Abbas does not understand the pressure involved in the twenty-over game. He said Zaheer Abbas was one the greatest batsmen of his time, but he had never played twenty-over cricket. The person, who had played cricket recently and could genuinely help players, was needed, he told Pakpassion.net.
Mar 12 (APP): The Pakistan and England physical disability cricket
teams will be head-to-head in ODI and Twenty-20 series to be held this
month at Dubai Sports City. They will play three ODIs and T20s each
at the same venue. The series will begin with a T20 on Friday (March
21), says a press release issued here. The 40 overs per side ODIs will be played as day-night matches on March 24, March
27 and March 29. Two years ago Pakistan came out on top, winning a
three-match ODI series 2-1 and also securing a 2-0 success in the T20Is. The teams played the first-ever international series between two sides of physically
disabled players where both are recognized and endorsed by the
governing body of cricket in their countries at the ICC Academy in 2012.
وإصابة آخرين بجروح في انفجار القنبلة في منطقة خيبر القبلية الباكستانية
إسلام آباد: 11 مارس 2010م ـ (واب ـ APP
أفادت مصادر مطلعة بأن لقي طفل مصرعه وأصيب
أربعة آخرون بجروح في انفجار القنبلة عبر جهاز تحكم من بعد في بلدة " بارة
" في منطقة خيبر القبلية الباكستانية، وأضافت المصادر نفسها بأن الأطفال
كانوا يلعبون عندما انفجرت القنبلة مما أدى إلى مقتل طفل وإصابة آخرين بجروح، وفي
حين تم نقل المصابين إلى مستشفى المدينة.
Chinese Premier Visit to Pakistan
Presidential address to the joint sitting of parliament