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Increased taxes, regulation key to fighting tobacco epidemic: UN health agency -
UNITED NATIONS, Oct 21 (APP): The implementation of higher taxes on tobacco products and greater regulation for electronic cigarettes are among the decisions passed by a United Nations-backed conference amid comprehensive efforts to clamp down on the tobacco “epidemic” and save millions of lives, the World Health Organization (WHO) has announced.

Water shut-offs in US city of Detroit ‘contrary to human rights’: UN experts -
UNITED NATIONS, Oct 21 (APP): The US city of Detroit must restore access to water for its citizens, who remain unable to pay their bills, two United Nations experts urged Tuesday, adding that a failure to do so would be a violation of the most basic human rights of those residents.

Community, religious leaders must condemn Islamic State’s ‘atrocities’: UN official -
UNITED NATIONS, Oct 21 (APP): Civilians continue to suffer atrocities and ‘dramatic’ human rights violations at the hands of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), warned United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights, Ivan Simonovic, as he concluded his week-long mission to Iraq.

Ebola no longer ‘localized emergency,’ UN health officials tell regional summit in Cuba -
UNITED NATIONS, Oct 21 (APP):  Ebola is no longer a localized public health emergency, top UN officials said in Havana Tuesday as they commended Cuba for sending doctors and nurses to the affected countries in West Africa, and addressed regional leaders gathering to discuss ways to resolve the emergency and halt spread of the virus to regional States.

Pakistan land of world’s two leading civilizations: Pervaiz -
ROTTERDAM (The Netherlands), Oct 21 (APP): Federal Minister for Information Broadcasting and National Heritage Senator Pervaiz Rashid Tuesday said Pakistan was a land of world’s leading two ancient civilizations of Gandhara and Indus that flourished some 5000 years ago.

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Shahbaz bestows Rs 2 lakh each on hockey team
LAHORE, Oct 21 (APP): Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif gave away cash award of Rs 200,000 each amongst the members and officials of the national hockey team for their brilliant performance in the recently concluded Asian Gmaes.
Quarter finals of Squash held
ISLAMABAD Oct 21 (APP): Quarter finals of Serena Hotels-Chief of Air Staff International Squash Championship were played here at Mushaf Squash Complex on Tuesday.
Hamza goes down to Vahedi in Qatar 6-Red Snooker semis
KARACHI, Oct 21 (APP)- Pakistan’s fast improving Hamza Akbar went down fighting 6-5 to Sohail Vahedi of Iran in the semifinals of inaugural Qatar Academy 6-Red Snooker Championship in Doha, according to a message received here on Tuesday.
Batting trio of Fazal, Majid, Saad put Karachi Dolphins on top in QAT
KARACHI, Oct 21 (APP): Batting trio of Fazal Subhan, Saad Ali and Majid Khan hit big half centuries to put Karachi Dolphins on top on day three of their 4-day Quaid-e-Azam Cricket Gold League match against Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Ltd (SNGPL) here at the National Stadium on Tuesday.
O’Keefe set to make debut against Pakistan in first Test
KARACHI, Oct 20 (APP): Steve O’Keefe has a good chance of making his debut in Dubai alongside the incumbent offspinner Nathan Lyon, said a report carried by cricket’s leading website on Monday.
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German ambassador calls on KP Governor PDF Print E-mail
News - National
PESHAWAR, Oct 16 (APP): Ambassador of Federal Republic of Germany in Pakistan, Mr. Cyril Nunn called on Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor, Sardar Mahtab Ahmad Khan at Governor’s House here on Thursday.
Technology plays important role to increase transparency, accountability: Australian HC PDF Print E-mail
News - National
ISLAMABAD, Oct 16 (APP): Australian High Commissioner to Pakistan, Peter Heyward on Thursday said modern technology can enhance individual rights and strengthen rule of law.
QAU Vice Chancellor calls on President PDF Print E-mail
News - National
app01-15president-islamabad.jpgISLAMABAD, Oct 15 (APP): Dr. Javed Ashraf, Vice Chancellor of Quaid-i-Azam University called on President Mamnoon Hussain on Wednesday at Aiwan-e-Sadr.
Develop KPK instead of chanting 'Naya Pakistan' slogan, PM tells PTI PDF Print E-mail
News - National
app69-15pm-bahawalpur.jpgUCH SHARIF, Oct 15 (APP): Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday urged the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf to first bring development and improvement in Khyber Pukhtunkhwa province before raising the 'Naya Pakistan' slogan.

High level meeting discusses implementation of CFMP in federal agencies PDF Print E-mail
News - National
ISLAMABAD, Oct 15 (APP): A high level meeting on Wednesday discussed implementation of Citizen Feedback Monitoring Program (CFMP) in federal agencies aiming to curb corruption, bribery and slow pace of work.
Two-day Int’l conference starts on global strategic environment PDF Print E-mail
News - National
ISLAMABAD, Oct 16 (APP): A two-day International Conference on ‘Global Strategic Environment in the Post-2014 Era and Pakistan’ started here on Thursday,  which will focus on the strategic dynamics in the region and the relevance of Pakistan.
PM for active role of visually impaired in society PDF Print E-mail
News - National
ISLAMABAD, Oct 15 (APP): Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has stressed enabling blind persons to play equal and active role in educational, economic, and social aspects of life like other citizens of the country.
Pilgrims satisfied over Hajj arrangements: Pervaiz PDF Print E-mail
News - National
app48-15infominister-islamabad.jpgISLAMABAD, Oct 15 (APP): Minister for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Senator Pervaiz Rashid said on Wednesday pilgrims had appreciated and expressed satisfaction over the arrangements for Hajj-2014.
Tax Reforms Commission meeting on Saturday PDF Print E-mail
News - Business
ISLAMABAD, Oct 15 (APP): Tax Reform Commission would meet on October 18 (Saturday) to review the tax collection progress and addressing the issues to promote tax culture in the country.
Socio-economic development must to bring peace in FATA PDF Print E-mail
News - National
ISLAMABAD, Oct 15 (APP): Federal Minister for Textile Industry, Abbas Khan Afridi Wednesday said that only socio-political solution could bring peace and prosperity and help uproot menace of terrorism in Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA).
Pak-Turkish relations will remain robust as these are deep-rooted: Turkish Defence Minister PDF Print E-mail
News - National
ISLAMABAD,  Oct 15 (APP)- Turkish Defence Minister Ismet Yilmaz has said robust and deep-rooted Pak- Turkish relations will not be affected by changes in government in either country.
18,000 pilgrims return Pakistan through 38 PIA flights PDF Print E-mail
News - National
ISLAMABAD, Oct 15 (APP): PIA has so far carried more than 18,000 hajjis from Jeddah to Pakistan through 38 Post Hajj and Regular scheduled flights said a PIA Spokesman on Wednesday.
Over 45635 relief items distributed among IDPs so far PDF Print E-mail
News - National
DI KHAN, Oct 15 (APP): District administration is taking solid measures to extend relief to the internally displaced persons (IDPs) of North Waziristan staying here with distributing over 30000 food and 15640 non-food items among 5985 families, so far.
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