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UN agency halt programme for repairs to Gaza's destroyed homes due to funds' shortage -
UNITED NATIONS, Jan 28 (APP): The United Nations agency tasked with assisting Palestinian refugees across the Middle East announced Tuesday that a major funding shortfall has forced the suspension of its cash assistance programme that would have helped families in Gaza repair  their homes destroyed by last year's Israeli bombing raids and provide rental subsidies to people left homeless in the enclave.

Over 1.1 billion tourists travelled abroad in 2014 - UN -
UNITED NATIONS, Jan 28 (APP): The number of international tourists reached 1.13 billion in 2014, 51 million more than in 2013, on trend for  the fifth consecutive year of above average growth since the 2009 economic crisis, the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) announced today.

Winter storm largely spares New York, pounds Boston area -
NEW YORK, Jan 27 (APP): The winter storm, predicted to be one of the worst ever to hit New York City, failed to deliver much of a blow, but slammed New England—the region consisting of the states of Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode Island and Connecticut --  burying the stretch with as much as two feet of snow.

New York braces for fierce snowstorm -
NEW YORK, Jan 26 (APP): The US Northeast was bracing Monday for a monstrous winter storm that could trigger massive power outages and disrupt air traffic and rush hours, dumping as much as three feet of snow on New York City.

UN-facilitated Libyan political dialogue set to resume in Geneva -
UNITED NATIONS, Jan 26 (app): Libyan stakeholders will return to Geneva this week for a new round of United Nations-facilitated dialogue aimed at resolving the war-torn country's longstanding political crisis, the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) has announced.

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Shahnaz Sheikh Hockey Stadium to be ready in June
ISLAMABAD, Jan 27 (APP): Olympian Shahnaz Sheikh on Tuesday said the hockey stadium at the Muslim School ground, Saidpur Road in Rawalpindi named after him would be completed in June to host international tournaments.
Ski races at Naltar, Kala Bagh postponed
ISLAMABAD, Jan 27 (APP): The ski races scheduled to take place in Naltar Gilgit-Baltistan and Kala Bagh from February 4 to March 5 have been postponed due to a lack of snow.
Sharjeel, Shahid hit tons in ZTBLís win in Presidentís Gold Cup
KARACHI, Jan. 12 (APP)- Duo of Sharjeel Khan and Shahid Yousuf cracked brilliant hundreds as ZTBL sent Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Ltd (SNGPL) crushing out of President’s Gold One-Day Cricket when they defeated them by five wickets here at the NBP Sports Complex Ground on Tuesday.
Karachi Dolphins shocks NBP but both enters Presidentís Gold Cup semis
KARACHI, Jan 27 (APP)- Saad Ali smashed a match winning unbeaten 93 as Karachi Dolphins shocked National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) by five wickets but both teams entered the last four rounds of President’s Gold Cup One-Day Cricket Tournament on Tuesday.
Pollardís 153 sink Pakistan as NZ Board XI inflict 2nd defeat
KARACHI, Jan. 27 (APP)- An awesome Michael Pollard hammered a spectacular 153 as New Zealand Board President’s XI registered their second win over the touring Pakistan in a practice game in Lincoln on Tuesday.
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Yamaha manufacturing plant to be inaugurated in April PDF Print E-mail
News - Business
ISLAMABAD, Jan 17 (APP): The Yamaha Motorcycle Manufacturing Plant would be inaugurated in  Pakistan this April, according to the decision made during meeting of Finance Minister Mohammad Ishaq Dar with a high level delegation of Yamaha Motor Corporation in Tokyo.
PML-N delegation to attend anniversary of Fazil Rahu Shaheed PDF Print E-mail
News - National
ISLAMABAD, Jan 17 (APP) : On the directive of Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, a delegation of Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) would attend the death anniversary of Fazil Rahu Shaheed in Badin, Sindh.
CNG provided to Lahore to overcome petrol shortage: Khaqan PDF Print E-mail
News - National
ISLAMABAD, Jan 17 (APP): Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Saturday said CNG was being provided to Lahore as an alternative source of fuel for two days to overcome petrol shortage.
Pak-Americans stage candlelight vigil in honour of Peshawar school victims PDF Print E-mail
News - World
NEW YORK, JAN 17 (APP):  A group of Pakistani-Americans held a candle light vigil here on Friday in honour of the victims of the deadly terrorist attack on the Army Public School and to express solidarity with their families.

Obama to Europe: Integration of Muslims, not hammer, to curb radicalization PDF Print E-mail
News - World
WASHINGTON, Jan 17 (APP): Cautioning Europe not to simply respond with a hammer to instances of radicalization among its Muslim populations, U.S. President Barack Obama has called for efforts to assimilate Muslims into the mainstream European societies, as America has done successfully.
President condemns publication of blasphemous sketches in French journal PDF Print E-mail
News - National
ISLAMABAD, Jan 16 (APP): President Mamnoon Hussain while strongly condemning the publication of blasphemous sketches in a French journal on Friday said the freedom of speech did not allow anyone to disrespect the sacred values of any religion and teasing its followers.
PM performs Umrah; offers Jummah prayers at Masjid-ul-Haraam PDF Print E-mail
News - World
MAKKAH MUKARRAMAH, Jan 16 (APP): Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Friday performed Umrah and offered Jummah prayers at Masjid-ul-Haraam.
PM expresses concern over injury of journalist in protest PDF Print E-mail
News - National
ISLAMABAD, Jan 16 (APP): Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Friday expressed concern over a foreign news agency’s journalist getting injured during a protest in Karachi.
Dar apprises Japanese minister about measures to turn around economy, tackle terrorism PDF Print E-mail
News - Business
app45-16tokyo.jpgISLAMABAD, Jan 16 (APP): Finance Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar Friday held a meeting with Japanese State Minister for Foreign Affairs, Minoru Kiuchi in Tokyo and informed him about the steps taken by the government to turn around the economy as well as to tackle terrorism and extremism.
Jinnahís Pakistan to be revived, no refuge for terrorists: Pervaiz Rashid PDF Print E-mail
News - National
ISLAMABAD, Jan 16 (APP): Federal Minister for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Senator Pervaiz Rashid here on Friday said Pakistan of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah would be revived and terrorists would not find refuge anywhere in the country.
Bank accounts of Afghan nationals to be filtered PDF Print E-mail
News - National
app50-16islamabad.jpgISLAMABAD, Jan 16 (APP):The bank accounts of Afghan Nationals will be filtered by the financial monitoring unit of Ministry of Finance in coordination with FIA and the intelligence agencies and all information shall be shared with NACTA for scanning all such accounts involved in suspected transactions.
Government doing best to implementation of National Action Plan: COAS PDF Print E-mail
News - National
RAWALPINDI, Jan 16 (APP): Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Gen. Raheel Sharif  Friday said that National Action Plan (NAP) was a comprehensive long term strategy to address extremism, terrorism in the country with the government doing best for its implementation.
Pervaiz Rashid concerned over injury of two journalists during Karachi protest PDF Print E-mail
News - National
ISLAMABAD, Jan 16 (APP): Minister for Information,Broadcasting and National Heritage Senator Pervaiz Rashid on Friday expressed his deep concern and sorrow over the injury of a cameraman and photographer during a protest demonstration in Karachi.
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