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Growing use of drones in law enforcement may violate human rights, warns UN expert -
UNITED NATIONS, Oct 23 (APP): The increasing use of armed drones within domestic law enforcement risks depersonalizing the use of force and infringing upon the rights of individual citizens, a United Nations human rights expert warned Thursday.

At General Assembly, UN experts urge global action on enforced disappearances -
UNITED NATIONS, Oct 23 (APP): The heads of two United Nations expert bodies Thursday urged States to take full responsibility to solve all aspects of the issue of enforced disappearances -- prevention, search for the disappeared, punishment of the perpetrators and reparation for the victims.

Pakistan calls for ban on autonomous weapons that would select and attack targets without human cont -
UNITED NATIONS, Oct 23 (APP): Pakistan has called for pre-emptive ban on the development of Lethal Autonomous Weapon Systems (LAWS), known as killer robots, that are capable of making their own combat decisions without human intervention, saying such devices would undermine world peace.

Obama reaffirms support for Afghan unity government -
WASHINGTON, Oct 22 (APP): President Barack Obama on Wednesday spoke with his Afghan counterpart Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai by video conference, along with his Chief Executive Officer Dr. Abdullah Abdullah and reaffirmed support for their unity government.

PTI should follow suit, pack up like PAT: Pervaiz -
ROTTERDAM (The Netherlands), Oct 22 (APP): Minister for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Senator Pervaiz Rashid on Wednesday said that the decision of Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri to end the sit-in in Islamabad was very good and welcoming.

Sport News
PCB extends remedial work on Saeed Ajmal
KARACHI, Oct 22 (APP): The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB has decided to extend Saeed Ajmal’s remedial work under Saqlain Mushtaq’s watch by another 15 days.
National Hockey camp for Indian Tour from Oct 28 at Karachi: PHF
PESHAWAR, Oct 22 (APP): The training camp of national senior probables preparing for participation in the Hero-Honda Champions Trophy to be played at Bhubaneswar, India from December 6-14, 2014, will be organized at Hockey Club of Pakistan Stadium, Karachi on October 28, 2014.
Fund raising match brings joys and fun for IDPs of Baka Khel camp in FR Bannu
BANNU, Oct 22 (APP): Shahid Khan Afridi’s 16 balls 45 runs knock enable Boom Boom Afridi XI to 31 runs victory against DG ISPR XI in a friendly cricket fund raising match played at Baka Khel IDPs camp for the IDPs of North Waziristan Agency here.
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.
Omar Abdel Meguid, Aamir Atlas reach final of CAS Squash championship
ISLAMABAD, Oct 22 (APP): Omar Abdel Meguid of Egypt and Aamir Atlas reached the  final of  Serena Hotels Chief of Air Staff International Squash Championship being played at Mushaf Squash Complex, Islamabad.
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PM chairs National Security meeting PDF Print E-mail
News - National
app57-16pm-islamabad.jpgISLAMABAD, Oct 16 (APP): Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Thursday chaired a meeting of the National Security, which discussed matters related to regional and internal security.

PM lauds PAF’s lead role in Zarb-e-Azb operation PDF Print E-mail
News - National
app20-16pm-islamabad_copy.jpgISLAMABAD, Oct 16 (APP): Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Thursday lauded the lead role played by Pakistan Air Force (PAF) during operation Zarb-e-Azb and assured full support to the future development plans of PAF.
Multan by election confirms result of General Election 2013: Pervez Rashid PDF Print E-mail
News - National
ISLAMABAD, Oct 16 (APP): Federal Minister for Information, Broadcasting & National Heritage, Senator Pervez Rashid has said that the bye election of NA-149 confirms the results of  General Election 2013.

Enhanced agricultural productivity to bring prosperity: PM PDF Print E-mail
News - National
ISLAMABAD, Oct 16 (APP): Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has said that the ultimate goal of the government is to enhance agricultural productivity which can bring prosperity, generate employment and make Pakistan an effective player in the regional and global economy.
Finance Minister for active follow up of his meetings in Washington PDF Print E-mail
News - Business
ISLAMABAD, Oct 16 (APP): Federal Minister for Finance, Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar has issued instructions to Ministry of Finance and related departments to chalk out a comprehensive plan for follow up of important decisions taken in his meetings during visit to USA.
PTI, PAT want to contest LG polls to bring ‘revolution’: Saad PDF Print E-mail
News - National
RAWALPINDI, Oct 16 (APP): Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique Thursday said Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT)wanted to contest local government (LG) elections for bringing so-called ‘revolution and independence’.
NA panel condemns violence against journalist during sit-ins PDF Print E-mail
News - National
ISLAMABAD, Oct 16 (APP): National Assembly’s Committee on Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Thursday condemned the recent attacks on working journalists during the coverage of sit-ins being held in the Federal Capital.
Agri-investment to increase productivity, reduce poverty: President PDF Print E-mail
News - National
ISLAMABAD, Oct 16 (APP): President Mamnoon Hussain has said that greater attention and investment in agriculture will increase productivity, reduce poverty, improve balance of trade, generate employment, check rural migration and increase GDP growth in the country.
49000 students of less developed areas avail 100 pc fee reimbursement PDF Print E-mail
News - National
ISLAMABAD, Oct 16 (APP): More than 49000 students of the less developed areas of the country including Azad Jammu and Kashmir, FATA and Gilgit-Baltistan availed 100 percent fee reimbursement amounting to Rs 1.126 billion under the Prime Minister's Fee Reimbursement Scheme.
Fatemi leads Pakistan delegation to Asia-Europe Summit PDF Print E-mail
News - World
MILAN, Oct 16 (APP): Special Assistant to Prime Minister, Syed Tariq Fatemi, arrived here on Thursday to lead Pakistan's delegation to the 10th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Summit being held here in Milan from 16th to 17th October.
Tariq Fatemi meets Pakistani Students of ASEM Model Summit PDF Print E-mail
News - World
MILAN, Oct 16 (APP): Special Assistant to Prime Minister, Syed Tariq Fatemi, met Pakistani students on Thursday here in Milan who represented Pakistan at the Model ASEM 2014 which was held in conjunction with the 10th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Summit.
ECP claims to use better ink than magnetic PDF Print E-mail
News - National
ISLAMABAD Oct 16 (APP): Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has expressed confidence that ink used for taking thumb impression during by election in NA-149 Multan is better than the magnetic ink used during 2013 general elections.
SECP organises session on limited liability partnership PDF Print E-mail
News - Business
ISLAMABAD, Oct 16 (APP):The Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) in collaboration with the USAID held second session of a series of advocacy and consultative sessions here on Thursday.
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