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Snow creates messy conditions on New York area roads -
NEW YORK, Feb  9 (APP): Another storm bringing snow whipped by strong winds is moving through the New York area Tuesday, creating treacherous driving conditions and disrupting flights. Temperatures throughout the northeast region were below zero mark.Road crews were out all night pre-treating the roads in anticipation for  the second round of snow in two weeks.

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.

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Pak female swimmers win bronze in South Asian Games
ISLAMABAD, Feb 9 (APP): Pakistan Swimming Team (Female) won a bronze medal in 4x200 m Freestyle Relay in the South Asian Games at India. The team included swimmers Lianna Kiran, Bisma and Areeba, says a press release issued here.

Umar Akmal believes PSL help to perform in Int'l cricket
ISLAMABAD, Feb 9 (APP): Lahore Qalandars star batsman Umar Akmal believes that Pakistan Super League will help him perform well in the Twenty20 format. "PSL is a good step and we hope it will help us in international cricket," said Umar. Umar scored a blistering 93-run knock off just 40 balls against Quetta Gladiators.

WAPDA players shine in South Asian Games, clinch 3 gold, 5 silver medals
ISLAMABAD, Feb 9 (APP): The Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) players, who are representing Pakistan, continue to bring laurels for their country in the 12th South Asian Games, being played in India. WAPDA players so far have won 3 gold, 5 silver and 4 bronze medals for Pakistan in different games. According to the details, WAPDA player Nasir Iqbal won gold medal in squash (men's single) while Muhammad Inam and Zaman Anwar clinched gold medals in wrestling.

Hira, Saif Ullah win Peshawar District Badminton Women, Men singles titles
PESHAWAR, Feb 9 (APP): Hira Shaheen and Saifullah Tuesday clinched Women and Men Singles titles of the Peshawar District Badminton Championship organized by District Sports Officer here at Tariq Wood Hall, Qayyum Sports Complex. President KP Billiard and Snooker Association Zulfiqar Ali Butt was the chief guests on this occasion.

Muay Thai Association KP players showcase stunning skills
PESHAWAR, Feb 9 (APP): The players of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa showcased their skills in the Muay Thai, a mixed Martial Arts of Pakistan with martial art sports such as boxing and wrestling styles here at Lala Rafique Sports Arena on Tuesday. The Muay Thai Association KP under the aegis of Directorate of Sports KP and Pakistan Muay Thai Federation organized Individual and Team Katas along with group fight only to give a stunning show to the large number of spectators present on this occasion.

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PM directs for ensuring facilities to encourage tourists to visit Murree PDF Print E-mail
News - National
app37-05pm-murree.jpgISLAMABAD, Feb 5 (APP): Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Friday directed for ensuring all essential facilities at the earliest to facilitate and encourage tourists to visit Murree. The Prime Minister emphasized for establishment of quality health facilities and clean drinking water to cater for the needs of locals and visitors, must be secured as early as possible.
Kashmir Solidarity Day observed across the country PDF Print E-mail
News - National
ISLAMABAD, Feb 5 (APP): Pakistanis and people of Kashmir on Friday observed “Kashmir Solidarity Day” across the country with commitment to continue moral, political and diplomatic support to Kashmiris till achieving of their right to self-determination. The main event was address of Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif to the joint session of Azad Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly and Kashmir Council in Muzaffarabad.
PM Nawaz Sharif in AJK to show solidarity with Kashmiri people PDF Print E-mail
News - National
nawaz-sharif11.jpgMUZAFFARABAD, Feb 5 (APP): Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif arrived here Friday to show solidarity with the people of Indian Occupied Kashmir as people of Pakistan observe annual Kashmir Solidarity Day. The Prime Minister was accompanied by Minister for Kashmir Affairs Chaudhry Barjees Tahir, Minister for Information and Broadcasting Senator Pervaiz Rashid and Advisor to the Prime Minister on Political Affairs Dr. Asif Kirmani. During his visit, the Prime Minister will address the joint session of Azad Jammu and Kashmir Council and AJK Legislative Assembly.
Pakistan reaffirms support to heroic struggle of people of Indian Occupied Kashmir: President PDF Print E-mail
News - National
president3.jpgISLAMABAD, Feb 5 (APP): President Mamnoon Hussain has said that the government and the people of Pakistan solemnly reaffirmed their unflinching and continued moral, diplomatic and political support to the heroic struggle of the people of Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir. “We, along with the free people across the globe, salute the brave, valiant and courageous men, women and youth of Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir who laid their lives for the sacred cause of freedom in the last 68 years,” the President said in his message on the occasion of Kashmir Solidarity Day, being observed on February 5, throughout the world.
Meeting reviews initiatives for financial inclusion PDF Print E-mail
News - Business
app56-05islamabad.jpgISLAMABAD, Feb 5 (APP):The Finance Minister, Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar here on Friday chaired a meeting to review government’s initiatives for promoting financial inclusion in the country. Matters relating to BISP, PPAF, Prime Minister’s Youth Loan Scheme, Micro-finance and expansion of electronic banking services were discussed in detail, said a statement issued by Ministry of Finance here. 
Dar appreciates efforts of FBR for expanding tax net PDF Print E-mail
News - Business
app57-05islamabad.jpgISLAMABAD, Feb 5 (APP): Finance Minister, Mohammad Ishaq Dar here on Friday chaired a meeting to review progress of revenue collection in the ongoing January- March quarter. The meeting also discussed the revenue targets set to be achieved during the period from January to June 2016, said a statement issued by Ministry of Finance here.
Punjab Safe City Project to help control crimes: CM PDF Print E-mail
News - National

cm-punjab-shahbaz-sharif.jpgLAHORE, Feb 5 (APP): Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif said on Friday that Punjab Safe Cities Project (PSCP) would play an important role in further improvement in law and order situation and controlling crime so this project should be executed in a highly professional manner. Addressing a meeting through video link here at Civil Secretariat to review the progress on the PSCP, he said that there was no shortage of resources for maintenance of law and order and protection of life and property of people.

No durable regional peace sans resolution of Kashmir issue: Tariq Fazal PDF Print E-mail
News - National
app47-05rawalakot.jpgRAWALAKOT (AJK) Feb 5 (APP): State Minister for Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) Tariq Fazal Chaudhary Friday said durable regional peace was not possible without resolving Kashmir issue. He said this must be in accordance with United Nations Resolutions and according to aspirations of the people of Kashmir.
BISP beneficiariesí Handi-Craft work to be promoted through E-Commerce: Marvi Memon PDF Print E-mail
News - National
marvi-memon.jpgMUZAFARABAD, Feb 5 (APP): Minister of State and Chairperson Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) Marvi Memon here on Friday said BISP and AHAN (a non-governmental organization) have jointly launched a programme to promote the handi craft work of the beneficiaries through E-Commerce. Speaking at a gathering of the beneficiaries of BISP here,she said through this programme, the beneficiaries would send their handi craft work to the local office of BISP with the picture and than their work would be displayed on the webpage of BISP.
At UN, speakers at Pak sponsored event call for boosting interfaith cooperation PDF Print E-mail
News - World
app01-05newyork.jpgUNITED NATIONS, Feb 5 (APP): Pakistani Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi and other speakers at an event held at the United Nations Thursday voiced serious concern over the increasing hate crimes targeting Muslims in the West, saying that the most effective action to reverse this dangerous trend lay in promoting interfaith cooperation. They also stressed the need for unity among Muslims as they build bridges to other religious communities through stepped up interaction.
PML-N holds Kashmir solidarity rally PDF Print E-mail
News - National
app64-05lahore.jpgLAHORE, Feb 5 (APP): The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Friday called upon the international community to help provide due right of self-determination to the people of occupied Kashmir as well as giving a halt to the Indian aggression in held Kashmir. This was the crux of speakers at a rally taken out here at The Mall by the PML-N to express solidarity with Kashmiri brethren on the occasion of Kashmir Solidarity Day.
Third meeting of QCG on Afghan peace process on Saturday PDF Print E-mail
News - National
ISLAMABAD, Feb 5 (APP): Third meeting of the Quadrilateral Coordination Group (QCG) of Afghanistan, Pakistan, the United States and China on the Afghan Peace and Reconciliation process will be held in Islamabad on Saturday. “Let me reconfirm that the meeting of the Quadrilateral Coordination Group, scheduled for 6th February 2016, will be held in Islamabad as planned,” Foreign Office Spokesman Qazi Khalilullah told a weekly press briefing here on Thursday.
Revival of non-profitable organizations is national agenda: Iraf Saddiqui PDF Print E-mail
News - National
ISLAMABAD, Feb 5 (APP): Advisor to the Prime Minister on National History and Literary Heritage Irfan Siddiqui Friday said that revival of non-profitable organizations was national agenda and work had been continued in this regard. He said that government had no need to worry about opposition agitation as they did not have any public support.
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