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UN reports civilian death toll in Yemen now exceeds 1,500 as humanitarian crisis worsens -
UNITED NATIONS, July 7 (APP): The United Nations human rights office Tuesday voiced deep concern over the worsening human rights and humanitarian situation in Yemen that has more than 1,500 civilians dead, 3,600 injured and 1 million displaced in three months of violence.

After Ebola outbreak failure, WHO must reorganize to deal with emergencies review panel -
UNITED NATIONS, July 7 (APP): A panel of experts tasked to look into UN World Health Organization's  response to the deadly 2014 Ebola outbreak said Tuesday the agency needs to re-establish its pre-eminence as the guardian of global public health and that this will require it to make significant changes throughout, with strong political and financial support from member states.

Pakistan, Norway companies sign MoU for 150 MW solar power plants -
app65-07pm-oslosign.jpgOSLO, Jul 7 (APP): Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and his Norwegian counterpart Mrs. Erna Solberg witnessed signing ceremony of an MoU between Scatec Solar of Norway and Nizam Energy of Pakistan to jointly develop and Build-Own-and-Operate solar power plants in Pakistan here on Tuesday.

PM seeks Norwegian cooperation in energy sector -
app72-07pm-oslo.jpgOSLO, Jul 7 (APP): Highlighting the importance of energy for a developing economy like Pakistan, Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday sought the Norwegian cooperation in energy sector, particularly in the area of hydro-electric power to cope with the country's growing energy needs.   

Pakistan giving high priority to education despite numerous challenges: PM -
app42-07pm-oslo.jpgOSLO, Norway, Jul 7 (APP): Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday said despite numerous challenges, Pakistan was giving high priority to education and aimed at increasing public expenditure on education to 4 percent of its GDP by 2018.

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Younus achieves milestones in Pallekele Test
KARACHI, July 6 (APP): Pakistan batting ace Younus Khan by scoring fifth hundred in fourth innings Test match against Sri Lanka on Monday created history in Test matches.
Leghari's ton powers Brothers CC in last-8 of in KG Ramazan cricket
KARACHI, July 3 (APP): Imtiaz Leghari smashed a whirlwind century to power Brothers Cricket Club Dadu into the last eight stage of Omar Associates 30th Karachi Gymkhana Ramazan Cricket Tournament when they inflicted 96 runs defeat on Karachi Whites Blues here at the KG Ground on Friday.
Pakistan's Tariq to play for Bengal Warriors in PKL
ISLAMABAD, July 2 (APP): Pakistan's Mohammad Tariq will play for Bengal Warriors in the cash-rich Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) this season.
PCB to appoint former LCCA official as director game development
LAHORE, June 29 (APP): Pakistan Cricket Board is all set to appoint a former interim chairman of Lahore city cricket association, Aizad Hussain Syed, as the director game development, national  cricket academy, ignoring the set criteria and merit.

PBF distributes sports gears among players
PESHAWAR, June 28 (APP): President Pakistan Badminton Federation Mian Iftikhar Hussain Sunday said that the so called sports pundits being head of various sportsorganizations over the years did nothing apart from their joyrides tours and protocol culture that badly damped Pakistani sports.
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Efforts being made to improve Railway System: Saad PDF Print E-mail
News - National
ISLAMABAD, Jul 1 (APP): Federal Minister for Railways, Khawaja Saad Rafique said that all out efforts are being made to improve the Railway System across the country.
U.S based Kashmiri Organization demands investigation into killings in IHK PDF Print E-mail
News - World
WASHINGTON, June 30 (APP): A U.S based Kashmiri organization, 'World Kashmir Awareness' Tuesday demanded investigation into recent killings in the Indian Held Kashmir (IHK) especially in Sopore town.
Jamaldini elected as Senate Committee chairman PDF Print E-mail
News - Senate
ISLAMABAD, June 30 (APP): Senator Dr Yousaf Jamaldini was unanimously elected as chairman of Senate Functional Committee on Rules of Procedure and Privileges on Tuesday.
UN Charter's 70th anniversary celebrated in San Francisco; Ban calls Malala 'torchbearer' PDF Print E-mail
News - World
UNITED NATIONS, June 27 (APP): Commemorating the 70th anniversary of the adoption of the UN Charter in San Francisco on Friday, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said that the document "symbolizes the hope and aspirations that we can bring the world as it is a little closer to the world as it should be".
IMF Executive Board approves $506 million loan tranche for Pakistan PDF Print E-mail
News - World
WASHINGTON, June 27 (APP): The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund on Friday approved the release of about $506 million as part of three-year loan
programme supported by an Extended Fund Facility (EFF).
Pakistani envoy calls for putting children at heart of global development agenda PDF Print E-mail
News - World
NEW YORK, June 27 (APP): Pakistan's Ambassador to the United Nations, Dr Maleeha Lodhi, has called for children to be "front and centre" of the post-2015 development agenda while opening the annual session of UNICEF's Executive Board, which reviews the agency's activities and approves its policies.
UN in touch with Pakistan over situation created by searing heat wave PDF Print E-mail
News - World
UNITED NATIONS, June 26 (APP): The United Nations is in "close daily contact" with the Pakistani government partners, including the National and Provincial Disaster Management Agencies, on the grim situation in Karachi where a brutal heat wave has claimed hundreds of lives, a UN spokesman said Friday.
Ayaz, Murtaza congratulate newly elected Speaker, Dy Speaker GB Legislative Assembly PDF Print E-mail
News - National Assembly
ISLAMABAD, Jun 26 (APP): Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq and Deputy Speaker Murtaza Javed Abbasi Friday congratulated Fida Muhammad Nashad and Jaffarullah Khan on their unopposed election as Speaker and Deputy Speaker of Gilgit-Baltistan Legislative Assembly, respectively.
President leaves for home after concluding Saudi visit PDF Print E-mail
News - World
JEDDAH, June 25 (APP): President Mamnoon Hussain Thursday left here for Islamabad after visiting the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia,where he held meetings with the leadership and offered Umrah.
Expatriate Pakistanis meet President Mamnoon in Saudi Arabia PDF Print E-mail
News - World
MAKKAH, Saudi Arabia, Jun 25 (APP): A delegation of Pakistanis residing in Saudi Arabia met President Mamnoon Hussain here and discussed various matters including educational facilities and investment opportunities for them in Saudi Arabia.
UN chief voices sympathy for heat-affected Karachiites, offers help if asked PDF Print E-mail
News - World
UNITED NATIONS, June 25 (APP): UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Thursday expressed sympathy with the victims of the deadly heat-wave in Karachi, and offered the United Nations help to cope with the serious situation if requested by the Government of Pakistan, a world body spokesman said.
Dar directs CCP to identify gaps in existing legal/policy framework relating price PDF Print E-mail
News - Business
ISLAMABAD, Jun 25 (APP): Finance Minister Mohammad Ishaq Dar on Thursday directed the Competition Commission of Pakistan (CCP) to identify gaps in the existing legal/policy framework relating the price and supply of essential commodities and keep a close watch on the undertakings in the informal food sector who are manipulating supply and prices of the commodities.
IMF Executive Board likely to approve $506 mln loan tranche for Pakistan on Friday PDF Print E-mail
News - World
WASHINTON, June 24 (APP) - The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund due to meet on Friday (June 26) is expected to grant approval to the next tranche of $506 million for Pakistan under the 36-month Extended Fund Facility (EFF).
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