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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.


UNSC to hold emergency meeting on North Korea missile launch -
UNITED NATIONS, Feb 7 (APP): The United Nations Security Council has scheduled an emergency meeting on Sunday to discuss the North Korean missile launch, as UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on Pyongyang to  halt its "provocative actions and return to compliance with its international obligations. Following a request by United States, Japan and South Korea, the 15-nation Council  will hold closed-door consultations on Sunday, the U.N. press office said.



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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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pm1.jpg SAHIWAL, Feb 2 (APP): Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday said that his government was committed to the fast track development of the country and would not be deterred by the petty politics of sit ins. Addressing a large gathering here after reviewing the progress on the $ 1.8 billion Sahiwal Coal Power Project that would add 1320 MW to the national grid by the end of 2017, he said the positive economic indicators and turn around were a glaring proof of the governemnt’s achievements in a short span of time.
 
Strike in PIA causing Rs 100 million loss per day: PM PDF Print E-mail
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SAHIWAL, Feb 2 (APP): Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday said the Essential Services Maintenance Act was extended to the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) to improve the performance of national flag carrier. Talking to newsmen here, the Prime Minister said the strike in PIA had the backing of some political parties, which was causing Rs. 100 million loss per day. “Politics is going on in PIA. And it is going on with the backing of some political parties. Should we not check it and improve the situation?,” he remarked.
 
PM reviews Sahiwal coal power plant PDF Print E-mail
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pm1412.jpg LAHORE, Feb 2 (APP): Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday reviewed pace of work on 1320 MW Coal Power Project, Qadirabad, Sahiwal district. The project consists of two plants of 660 MW each while the total cost of the project is USD 1.8 billion. The entire investment of the project is being made by Chinese bank through the Chinese Independent Power Producers (IPPs) executing the Sahiwal Coal Power Project. The project is sprawled over 1700 acres. The project was started six months ago and Huaneng Shandong Group China is to complete 51 percent of the project while the remaining 49 percent work will be completed by Shandong Rayi Science China.

 
Speaker Balochistan Assembly Calls on the Prime Minister PDF Print E-mail
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app01-02pm-islamabad.jpgISLAMABAD, Feb 2 (APP) : Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Tuesday said the development of Balochistan will remain a top priority of his government's agenda in the years ahead.He was talking to Speaker Balochistan Assembly Ms. Rahila Hameed Durrani who called on him here at the PM House. The Prime Minister said Balochistan was close to his heart and peace and  prosperity of the Province has been top priority of the present government.

 
PM condoles death of renowned literary figure Intizar Hussain PDF Print E-mail
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ISLAMABAD, Feb 2 (APP): Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has expressed his heartfelt condolences on the sad demise of the country’s renowned literary figure Intizar Hussain. He sympathized with the bereaved family and prayed to the Almighty to rest the departed soul with eternal peace.Paying rich tributes to the legendary writer, the Prime Minister said that the invaluable contributions of the late writer would always be remembered.
 
Pervaiz Rashid grieved over demise of renowned novelist Intezar Hussain PDF Print E-mail
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ISLAMABAD, Feb 2 (APP): Minister for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Senator Pervaiz Rashid on Tuesday expressed deep grief and sorrow over the sad demise of renowned novelist Intezar Hussain. “Today we are deprived of one of the living legends of Pakistan,” he said. The passing away of Intezar Hussain has left a void which will be difficult to fill, he added. His contributions in the field of literature are immense which won him many laurels and got appreciation and recognition,the minsiter said adding that Intezar would be remembered for times to come due to his fruitful thoughts and great ideals.
 
Irfan Siddiqui condoles death of novelist Intizar Hussain PDF Print E-mail
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irfan_siddiqi.jpgISLAMABAD, Feb 2 (APP): Advisor to the Prime Minister on National History and Literary Heritage Irfan Siddiqui on Tuesday expressed grief and sorrow over the demise of great novelist Intizar Hussain. In a condolence message, he highly praised the literary services of Intizar Hussain.Irfan Siddiqui prayed Allah Almighty to rest the departed soul in eternal peace and grant courage to the bereaved family to bear the irreparable loss with equanimity.

 
FO writes to 116 missions to comply with Wafaqi Mohtasib directives PDF Print E-mail
News - National
ISLAMABAD, Feb 2 (APP): The Foreign Office on Tuesday directed 116 Pakistan missions abroad to display details of facility for lodging direct complaints to the Wafaqi Mohtasib at prominent places. Complying to the directives of Wafaqi Mohtasib M. Salman Faruqui, the FO wrote a letter to the heads of missions to submit their compliance reports in this regard not later than February 10. The letter stated: “Details of the facility for lodging direct complaints to the Federal Ombudsman may be displayed at a prominent place in the mission as well as on website for information of the community”.
 
Security of life, property of people collective responsibility:Spokesman PDF Print E-mail
News - National
ISLAMABAD, Feb 2 (APP): The security of life and property of people is not only responsibility of security departments but a collective obligation. It would not be appropriate to criticize those security departments which put their life at risk in ensuring safety of citizens, a Spokesman of Ministry of Interior said on Tuesday in response to situation in Karachi due to protest of PIA employees.
 
Outgoing British High Commissioner meets Nisar PDF Print E-mail
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nisar_ali_khan.jpgISLAMABAD, Feb 2 (APP): The outgoing British High Commissioner in Pakistan, Philip Barton called on Minister for Interior, Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan here on Tuesday and discussed matters relating to regional security and cooperation in different areas. During the meeting, Ch. Nisar appreciated efforts of British High Commissioner during his diplomatic tenure in Pakistan for further cementing bilateral ties between the two countries.
 
Pak IMF talks for 10th review in progress at Dubai PDF Print E-mail
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ISLAMABAD, Feb 2 (APP): Pakistan and International Monetary Fund (IMF) talks for 10th review is in progress at Dubai on Tuesday. According to Ministry sources, Finance Minister Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar was leading in the talks of Pakistan side. The sources added that positive headway was being made in the talks. They informed that parleys were likely to conclude on February 4.
 
Pakistan attaches great importance to SCO: Fatemi PDF Print E-mail
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ISLAMABAD, Feb 2 (APP): Special Assistant to Prime Minister (SAPM) Syed Tariq Fatemi has said Pakistan attached great importance to Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) and fully endorsed its aims, objectives and principles enshrined in its Charter. He said Pakistan believed that SCO, its orientation and its direction were in consonance with his country’s objectives of promoting peace, stability and development.
 
Army all out to eliminate terrorists: Gen Raheel PDF Print E-mail
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QUETTA, Feb 02 (APP): Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif on Tuesday said the Pakistan Army was all out to eliminate terrorist and militant hideouts and sever their linkages across the country.  Addressing a seminar on ‘Peace and Prosperity in Balochistan’ here, he said operation Zarb e Azb enjoyed the support of people of Pakistan from all walks of life.
 
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