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UN welcomes payments to victims of Bangladesh’s year-old factory collapse -
UNITED NATIONS, April 24 (APP):  One year after the global garment industry’s worst industrial accident, the fund chaired by the United Nations to compensate victims of Bangladesh’s Rana Plaza factory collapse has begun issuing its initial round of payments, the UN said.

New UN report spotlights potential of mobile technology to advance literacy -
UNITED NATIONS, April 24 (APP): Mobile technology can advance literacy and learning in underserved communities around the world, according to a new report published by the United Nations education agency on the occasion of World Book and Copyright Day.

Pakistan calls for strengthening UN General Assemly’s role in shaping Security Council -
UNITED NATIONS, April 24 (APP): Pakistan on Wednesday called for strengthening the role and authority of the General Assembly, the most representative UN organ, in shaping the Security Council, as talks continue on ways to reform the 15-member body.

Pakistan can produce cost-effective energy from geothermal resources: Expert -
WASHINGTON, April 24 (APP): The development of Geothermal energy resources available in all provinces of Pakistan can provide cost effective energy for the long-term and save billions of dollars spent on import of fossil fuels, a Pakistani energy expert said.

UN chiefs make impassioned plea to save besieged civilians in Syria -
UNITED NATIONS, April 23 (APP): The heads of five U.N. humaniarian agencies Wednesday made an urgent call on Syrian authorities and the opposition to allow aid access, end siege warfare and halt the indiscriminate bombing of civilians, saying ‘those with the responsibility, power and influence’ should work to re-energize a thus-far failed diplomatic push to end the brutal three-year conflict.

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Sharjeel stuns World Champion Asif in KC Challenge Snooker
KARACHI, Apr 23 (APP): Sharjeel Mehmood stunned former World Champion Muhammad Asif 4-1 to chalk out his third victory on the third day of 18th Karachi Club Open Challenge Snooker Tournament at KC’s Amir Bakhsh Billiards Hall on Wednesday.
A unique feat at KBA Bridge
KARACHI, Apr 23 (APP): A Dead Heat of three bridge players-Shakeel Chandna, Pak Day International Pairs Bridge winner, Shahab Khan and enthusiast Muhammad Rafique, all of them finished on top with a handsome score of 59.38 percent, Karachi Bridge Association (KBA) announced on Wednesday.
Three matches decided in Nishan-e-Haider hockey Tournament
LAHORE, Apr 23 (APP): Pakistan Railways, Wapda and National Bank of Pakistan marched ahead in the Ninth Nishan-e-Haider Hockey Tournament after winning their respective matches on Wednesday at the Mutiullah hockey stadium Bahawalpur.
Sherwani, Jan optimistic about hockey revival
KARACHI, Apr 23 (APP): Former Olympian Salim Sherwani and international Jan Muhammad are optimistic about the revival of Pakistan hockey despite a bleak scenario.
Zaheer Abbas named principal advisor to Chairman PCB
LAHORE, Apr 21 (APP): Pakistan Cricket Board has appointed, former test cricketer, Zaheer Abbas as the Principle Advisor to PCB Chairman and Moin Khan as Chief Selector and Manager of National Cricket Team.
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Dar urges taxpayers to pay taxes as national duty PDF Print E-mail
News - National
app101-15islamabad_copy.jpg ISLAMABAD, April 15 (APP): Minister for Finance Senator Mohammad  Ishaq Dar on Tuesday urged the tax payers to pay their taxes diligently  and as a national duty so that public welfare and infrastructure projects can be undertaken and completed for the socio-economic prosperity of the country.

PM to visit UK for summit level meeting: Sartaj PDF Print E-mail
News - National
ISLAMABAD, Apr 14 (APP): Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif will be visiting the United Kingdom for a summit level meeting later this month and would hold discussion with his British counterpart on the ways and means to boost trade between the two countries. This was stated by Advisor to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs, Sartaj Aziz while speaking as chief guest at a reception hosted by British High Commissioner to Islamabad Philip Barton here Tuesday to mark the 88th birthday of Queen Elizabeth 11.
Dastgir called on Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia PDF Print E-mail
News - National
app106-15riyadh_copy.jpg ISLAMABAD, Apr 15 (APP): The visiting Commerce Minister of Pakistan, Engineer Khurram Dastgir Khan called on the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz al Saud in Riyadh on Wednesday. The two leaders expressed satisfaction at the burgeoning cooperation between the two brotherly countries. According to a message received here from Riyadh (Saudi Arabia), the Crown Prince fondly recalled his recent visit to Pakistan which he termed his second home.
1500-2000 MW power to be added in system this year: Abid PDF Print E-mail
News - National
app41-15multan_copy.jpg MULTAN, April 15 (APP): State Minister for Water & Power, Abid Sher Ali said on Tuesday that 1500 to 2000 mega watt electricity would be added in the system till the end of this year. Addressing a press conference at Mepco Head office here, the minister said that notices have been sent to government institutes for payment of pending electricity dues within 15 days otherwise their connections would be disconnected.
COAS confers military awards to Army personnel PDF Print E-mail
News - National
app33-15rawalpindi_copy.jpgRAWALPINDI, April 15 (APP): Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Raheel Sharif conferred military awards to the Army personnel in an investiture ceremony held at General Headquarters here on Tuesday. A large number of military officials and relatives of awardees attended the ceremony.
Pakistan set to reap benefit from Chinese experience PDF Print E-mail
News - World
BEIJING, Apr 15 (APP): Pakistan enthusiastically participates in all regional cooperation initiatives led by China whether they are strategically important or economically crucial, such as the Shanghai Cooperation Organization and the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA). Equated by some with the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, the latest BFA just concluded in South China’s Hainan Province, reports infuential English daily Global Times. Prime Minister of Pakistan Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif delivered a plenary speech titled “Reviving the Silk Road.” The forum reflects the major contours of the Asian Century under the dynamic leadership of a rising China. Chinese
Fiance Ministry rebuts news about spectrum auction PDF Print E-mail
News - National
ISLAMABAD, April 15 (APP): A spokesman of the Finance Ministry on Tuesday termed totally baseless the Reuters story about spectrum auction or the bidding process. The spokesman, in a statement here, clarified that the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) was solely dealing with the subject as per law and had already issued a detailed clarification in this regard.
Balighur Rehman distributes cheques among injured at PIMS PDF Print E-mail
News - National
ISLAMABAD, Apr 15 (APP): State Minister for Interior and Narcotics Control Baligh ur Rehman here on Tuesday distributed cheques among victims of Sabzi Mandi Blast at Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS). The Minister distributed cheques among six badly injured persons admitted in various wards of the hospital. The Minister talked to the injured and inquired about their health and facilities being provided to them. Talking to mediamen, the Minister said compensation of Rs.500,000 would be paid to the heirs of persons killed in the blast, while Rs. 75,000 would be paid to the injured.
Tanveer discusses joint collaboration with Malaysian defence leadership PDF Print E-mail
News - National
ISLAMABAD, Apr 15 (APP): Minister for Defence Production, Rana Tanveer Hussain has held key meetings with the Malaysian Defence Minister, Chief of Defence Staff, Chief of Naval Staff and Chief of Air Staff and discussed joint collaboration and sharing of expertise.
Dar to address post US visit press conference Wednesday PDF Print E-mail
News - National
ISLAMABAD, Apr 15 (APP): Federal Minister for Finance Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar is holding a Press Conference here at “P” Block Auditorium (Pak. Secretariat) on April 16 (Wednesday) at 3:45 pm.
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