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Pakistan urges 'more effective' implementation of drug control conventions -
UNITED NATIONS, Feb 9 (APP): Pakistan has called for stepped up efforts to implement the three conventions on drug control that are aimed at preventing the use of drugs for non-medical purposes. "What is needed is more effective implementation by member states and  international drug control agencies," Nawab Mohammad Yousaf Talpur, a Pakistani National Assembly member,  told a parliamentary hearing on 'The World Drug Problem', pointing out that Pakistan was a member of the UN conferences that adopted the three conventions.



Pakistani delegation arrives for IPU-UN hearing on world drug problem -
UNITED NATIONS, Feb 8 (APP): A two-member Pakistan parliamentary  delegation has arrived in New York to participate in a hearing at United Nations Headquarters organized jointly by the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and the U.N. on the world drug problem.The delegation is composed of National Assembly members -- Nawab Yousuf Talpur (leader) and Ms. Asiya Nasir.


U.N. Security Council slams North Korea's missile launch -
UNITED NATIONS, Feb. 7 (APP): The U.N. Security Council Sunday strongly condemned North Korea's missile launch and vowed to "expeditiously" adopt a new resolution with "significant" new sanctions against Pyongyang. In a statement issued statement after an emergency meeting on Sunday, the 15-member Council underscored that launches using ballistic missile technology, "even if characterized as a satellite launch or space launch vehicle" contribute to North Korea's development of systems to deliver nuclear weapons.



Highly radioactive leak found at NY nuclear plant -
NEW YORK, Feb 7 (APP): New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo has called for an investigation after an apparent overflow at a nuclear power plant spilled highly radioactive water into an underground monitoring well, but nuclear regulators said the public was not at risk. Officials at the Indian Point Energy Center in Buchanan, New York,  reported that water contaminated by tritium leaked into the groundwater under the facility.



Highly radioactive leak found at N.Y. nuclear plant -
NEW YORK, Feb. 7 (APP): New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo has called for an investigation after an apparent overflow at a nuclear power plant spilled highly radioactive water into an underground monitoring well, but nuclear regulators said the public is not at risk. Officials at the Indian Point Energy Center in Buchanan, New York, reported that water contaminated by tritium leaked into the groundwater under the facility.


Sport News
35th CAS Open Golf Championship from February 11-14
KARACHI, Feb 8 (APP): 35th Chief of The Air Staff (CAS) Open Golf Championship will be held here from February 11 to 14 at Airmen Golf Course PAF Base, Korangi Creek. More than 300 professional and amateur golfers from all over Pakistan are playing for Rs 3.2 million prize championship, it was official announced here Monday.

 
PCB seeks more time in announcing T20 squads
ISLAMABAD, Feb 8 (APP): Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Monday sought a couple of days time from the International Cricket Council (ICC) in announcing squads for the Twenty-20 World Cup and Asia Cup. The T20 World Cup will be held in India from March 8 to April 3 while the Asia Cup will be staged in Bangladesh from February 24 to March 6. Feb. 8 was supposed to be the deadline for World Cup-bound squad.

 
WI stun Pak to storms in ICC World U19 CWC despite Umairs' ton
KARACHI, Feb 8 (APP): Umair Masood smashed a fighting century but his grand effort went in van as West Indies stunned Pakistan by five wickets to storm into the semi-final of ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup in Fataullah (Bangladesh) on Monday. Batting first, Pakistan posted 226 for the loss of six wickets in their 50 overs.West Indies in reply romped home for the loss of five wickets with 10 overs to spare.

 
Indo-Pak Friendship Cup Snooker series would be revived: Alamgir
KARACHI, Feb 8 (APP): The popular Indo-Pak Peace Cup Snooker series would be revived, President Pakistan Billiards and Snooker Association (PBSA) Alamgir Shaikh said here on Monday. "We are working on plan to resume the series after lapse of six years," he told reporters during the launch of 41st National Snooker Championship at Karachi Gymkhana.

 
Lianna grabs another medal
ISLAMABAD, Feb 7 (APP): Lianna Swan won another medal for Pakistan in swimming in the South Asian Games at India. Lianna won a silver medal in 100m Breaststroke, says a press release issued here.

 
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Pakistan to become successful economy if invested in people: Kim - Queen M xima arrives to discuss access to financial services - Pervaiz Rasheed inaugurates PTV Re-Broadcast Station - Govt. keen to enhance trade, investment ties with UK: PM - COAS arrives to review security measures in KP, Fata - PM to visit Qatar on Feb 10-11
Govt. keen to enhance trade, investment ties with UK: PM PDF Print E-mail
News - National
pm3.jpgISLAMABAD, Feb 9 (APP): Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday said the government attached great importance to enhancing cooperation with the United Kingdom particularly in areas of bilateral trade and investment.The Prime Minister expressed these views while talking to the outgoing British High Commissioner Philip Barton who made a farewell call on him here at the PM House.

 
PM to visit Qatar on Feb 10-11 PDF Print E-mail
News - National
ISLAMABAD, Feb 9 (APP): Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif will pay an official visit to Qatar on February 10-11. The visit is on the invitation of Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani and Prime Minister Sheikh Abdullah Bin Nasser Bin Khalifa Al-Thani.

 
Pervaiz Rasheed inaugurates PTV Re-Broadcast Station PDF Print E-mail
News - National
info.jpgKOHAT Feb 9 (APP): Federal Minister for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage, Senator Pervaiz Rasheed here Tuesday formally inaugurated Pakistan Television (PTV) Re-Broadcast Station Kohat that was completed at cost of Rs40 million. The Minister unveiled the plaque on the premises of PTV Re-Broadcast  Station in Kohat. Senator Abbas Khan Afridi, PMLN leader Abdus Salam Khattak and Managing Director PTV Muhammad Mallick and other senior high ups of PTV were present on the occasion.
 
Pakistan to become successful economy if invested in people: Kim PDF Print E-mail
News - National
ISLAMABAD, Feb 9 (APP): World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim on Tuesday underlined the need for investing in people to make Pakistan a successful economy of the world. "Providing best education and health care facilities to the people would help them offering good performance in every field of life for the economic growth of the country", he said while addressing a meeting held here on Tuesday.

 
COAS arrives to review security measures in KP, Fata PDF Print E-mail
News - National
coas2.jpgPESHAWAR Feb 9 (APP): Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Raheel Sharif arrived at Corps Headquarters Peshawar to preside over the Special Apex Committee meeting here on Tuesday. Director General ISPR, Major General Asim Salim Bajwa in a tweet message  said that the Army Chief will review security measures and operations in Khyber Pakthunkhwa and Fata. The main focus of the meeting is return, resettlement and
 
Queen M xima arrives to discuss access to financial services PDF Print E-mail
News - National
queen-maxima.jpgISLAMABAD, Feb 9 (APP): Queen M xima of Netherland arrived here on Tuesday on a two-day state visit as the United Nations Secretary-General's Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development. Chairperson Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) Marvi Memon received her at air port, in the capacity of Minister at Large. Her visit to Pakistan is in connection with Pakistan's National Financial Inclusion Strategy (NFIS), launched in May 2015, to promote access to financial services such as bank and savings accounts, loans and insurance for improving financial status of masses.
 
Pakistan urges 'more effective' implementation of drug control conventions PDF Print E-mail
News - World
UNITED NATIONS, Feb 9 (APP): Pakistan has called for stepped up efforts to implement the three conventions on drug control that are aimed at preventing the use of drugs for non-medical purposes. "What is needed is more effective implementation by member states and  international drug control agencies," Nawab Mohammad Yousaf Talpur, a Pakistani National Assembly member,  told a parliamentary hearing on 'The World Drug Problem', pointing out that Pakistan was a member of the UN conferences that adopted the three conventions.

 
Pakistan offers ideal business opportunity for telecom sector: PM PDF Print E-mail
News - National
app07-08pm-islamabad.jpgISLAMABAD Feb 8 (APP): Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Monday said owing to incentives-based transparent policies of the government, the confidence of international business community to invest in Pakistan had been restored. Talking to Chief Executive Officer of VimpelCom Jean Yves Charlier here at the Prime Minister House, he said the government's transparent policies had revolutionized the telecom sector and successful launch of 3G and 4G in the recent past was a testimony to that.

 
PM to unite divided Kashmir families, bring prosperity in region: Pervaiz PDF Print E-mail
News - National
app69-08infominister-palandri.jpgPALANDARI, Feb 8 (APP): Minister for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Senator Pervaiz Rashid Monday said Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif had linked the entire Pakistan through motorways and he would also unite divided families of Kashmir. Addressing a PLM-N Workers' Convention here, he said the Prime Minister would bring prosperity not only in the country but also in the region. The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) would win the ensuing election in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK). The PML-N's popularity graph was high across the country and AJK, from Karachi to Muzaffarabad, he added.  

 
PM Nawaz last hope for Kashmiris, Pakistanis: Kirmani PDF Print E-mail
News - National
app74-08palandri.jpgPALANDARI, Feb 8 (APP): Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Political Affairs Asif Kirmani Monday said that Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif was the last hope for the people of Kashmir and Pakistan. This was not only being said by the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) but its opponents were harping on the same also, he said while addressing the participants of the PML-N Workers Convention here. Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) Prime Minister Chaudhry Abdul Majeed, he said, himself acknowledged in his address to the joint sitting of AJK Assembly and Council that Nawaz Sharif was the last hope for people of Kashmir and Pakistan.

 
Queen of Netherlands to arrive on Feb 9 PDF Print E-mail
News - National
queen_m_xima_of_the_netherlands.jpgISLAMABAD, Feb 8 (APP): Queen M xima of the Netherlands will arrive here on February 9 (Tuesday) on a three-day visit, Foreign Office said Monday. During her visit, the Queen will meet the President and the Prime Minister besides other engagements with a range of stakeholders from the public and private sectors.
   
 
Ahsan for adopting integrated energy management model PDF Print E-mail
News - National
ahsan_iqbal.jpegISLAMABAD, Feb 8 (APP): Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reform, Ahsan Iqbal here on Monday said integrated energy management model is critical for the country. Talking to a delegation of US Energy Department, headed by Jonathan Elkind, Assistant Secretary for International Affairs, Department of Energy he said Pakistan would closely work with US for the development of model to ensure efficiency and management in energy sector.

 
IT policy to encourage foreign investment:Dar PDF Print E-mail
News - National
app62-08islamabad.jpgISLAMABAD, Feb 8 (APP): Ministry of Information Technology has come up with a comprehensive telecom policy which not only encourages foreign investment but also envisages to extend IT and telecom facilities to the underserved and far flung areas of the country. Finance Minister, Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar Monday said this while talking to a delegation of the reputed telecom concern, VimpelCom led by its CEO, Jean-Yves Charlier who called on him, said a statement issued by the Ministry of Finance.

 
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