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Migration, multilateralism will be hallmarks of 2016: UN official -
UNITED NATIONS, Feb 6 (APP): The top United Nations migration official has called for deceive multilateral action to tackle "the global issues lurking behind today's vast movement of people" fleeing war, instability or persecution. The UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General for International Migration, Peter Sutherland, said in Geneva Friday that 2016 "is the year of migration and multilateralism," and that series of comprehensive initiatives was needed to drive home - and effectively address - the global nature of the issue.



European speakers oppose India's bid for UN Security Council, call for resolution of Kashmir issue -
WASHINGTON, Feb. 5 (APP):  Speakers at a gathering on Friday to mark the Kashmir Solidarity Day in the United States strongly opposed attempts by India to seek a seat in the UN Security Council and called on New Delhi to honor UN resolutions on Kashmir that recognized right of Kashmiri people to self-determination. Mr. Lars Rise, a former Norwegian lawmaker and Founding Chairman of Norwegian Parliamentary Kashmir Committee and  European Parliament member Eija-Riitta Korhola were the guest speakers at the function held in the state of Virginia which was attended by a large number of Kashmiri leaders and people from all walks of life.     


Speakers at event in Chicago call for UN-supervised plebiscite in Kashmir -
CHICAGO, Feb 6 (APP): Speakers at a large gathering of Pakistani and Kashmiri community members in Chicago on Friday fervently called for a just and equitable settlement of the decades-old Kashmir dispute on the basis of United Nations resolutions that call for a plebiscite for the Kashmiri people to decide their future The gathering marked the Kashmir Solidarity Day which is held to  commemorate the struggle of the Kashmiris people  for their right of self-determination and to remember the countless sacrifices of those who had laid down their lives in the quest to attain their inalienable right to freedom.



Pakistan to stand by Kashmiris as they struggle for freedom: Maleeha -
maleeha.jpgNEW YORK, Feb 6 (APP):  Pakistan will continue to support the valiant struggle of Kashmiri people for freedom and self-determination as it has always done, Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi told a large gathering of Kashmiri and Pakistani community members on Friday evening. "Until Kashmir is free, our moral, political and diplomatic support to the Kashmiri people will continue," Dr. Lodhi, Pakistan's permanent representative to the United Nations, declared at the meeting organized by the Consulate General of Pakistan to mark Kashmir Solidarity Day.  



UN officials call for ending “violent practice” of female genital mutilation by 2030 -
UNITED NATIONS, Feb, 5 (APP): Top United Nations officials are urging the world to eliminate female genital mutilation (FGM) by 2030, calling it a “violent practice” that scars girls for life, endangering their health, depriving them of their rights, and denying them the chance to reach their full potential.  “Never before has it been more urgent  or more possible to end the practice of female genital mutilation, preventing immeasurable human suffering and boosting the power of women and girls to have a positive impact on our world,” United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in a message ahead of the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) marked annually on February, 6.


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Pakistan victorious in squash quarterfinals
ISLAMABAD, Feb 6 (APP): Pakistan earned victories in squash quarter finals of the South Asian Games (Men & Women) played at Guwahati, India. In the Men Event (Individual) Farah Zaman (Pakistan) beat Ravindu H Laksiri (Sri Lanka) 11/8, 16/14, 11/9. Nasir Iqbal (Pakistan) beat Arhant Keshar Simha (Nepal) 11/4, 12/10, 11/0.
 
Irfan, Bacha to face Nouman, Taimur in Men Badminton doubles final
PESHAWAR, Feb 6 (APP): Irfan and Bacha Khan of Tarnab village will face Nouman and Taimur Khan of Palosia village in the final of the Peshawar District Inter-Club Men Badminton Championship played here at local Hujra at Landi Arbab, a suburban village of Peshawar, on Saturday. In the first semi-final Nouman and Taimur Khan defeated Sajid and Sana Ullah of Tehkal Payan by 3-1, the score was 21-18, 21-19, 21-16 and 21-19 while in the second semi-final Irfan and Bach outclassed Tahir and Arif of Landi Arbab village by 3-0, the score was 21-19, 21-15 and 21-19.
 
Aamer bags first hat-trick in PSL
ISLAMABAD, Feb 5 (APP): Mohammad Aamer becomes the first bowler to bag a hat-trick in the ongoing Pakistan Super League 2016 after he dismissed Dwayne Bravo, Zohaib Khan and Kevon Cooper. It was the 19th over of the second match of PSL 2016, when Aamer entertained the crowd with PSL’s very first hat-trick, a private news channel reported.
 
Saleem Rajput elected chairman of Karachi Softball Association
KARACHI, Feb 5 (APP): Muhammad Saleem Rajput has been elected unanimously as chairman of the Karachi Softball Association. An announcement on Friday said that the decision to this effect was taken at the annual general body meeting of the Karachi Softball Association (KSA) chaired by its president Asif Azeem.
 
Board decides to review ICC’s constitution and governance structures
KARACHI, Feb 4 (APP): The International Cricket Council (ICC) Board considered amendments that had been made to the ICC’s constitution in 2014 and agreed that, ICC announced on Thursday. “In order to avoid any potential conflicts of interest and to follow best practice principles of good governance, it would seek to re-establish as quickly as possible the independent position of ICC Chairman,” world governing body announced in a statement.
 
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Election of mayor, deputy mayors expected on Feb 15 PDF Print E-mail
News - National
election-commission-pakistan.jpgISLAMABAD, Jan 31 (APP): The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) would hold election of a mayor and three deputy mayors of the federal capital on February 15. The schedule of election will be issued in the next week, said an official of the ECP.
 
Pak-India dialogue only panacea to bilateral issues: Analysts PDF Print E-mail
News - National
pakistan-india.jpgISLAMABAD, Jan 31 (APP): The bilateral dialogue between Pakistan and India is inevitable for resolution of all longstanding issues, including Kashmir, as any confrontation between the two nuclear powers is unaffordable for regional peace and stability. The security and diplomatic experts are unanimous to hail the four-point peace formula presented by Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif during the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly in September last, however, they call for concerted efforts to execute the proposals.
 
World acknowledges economic progress of Pakistan: PM PDF Print E-mail
News - National
app23-30pm-lahore.jpgLAHORE, Jan 30 (APP): Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Saturday said the world appreciated the economic gains, achieved by his government in the shortest period of time. He said foreign reserves of the country had swelled to over $ 21 billion, which were hovering around at only $2 to $3 billion before 2013.

 
Petroleum prices down by Rs 5 per liter PDF Print E-mail
News - Business
govt_of_pakistan.jpgISLAMABAD, Jan 30 (APP): The government announced on Saturday the new prices of petroleum products for the month of February and decided to reduce prices of all products by Rs 5 per liter. According to the announcement, the new price for Petrol to be effective from February, 01, would be Rs 71.25 and the price of High Speed Diesel would be Rs 75.79 pr liter.
 
Prime Minister offers condolence to Mian Amir Mahmood PDF Print E-mail
News - National
app22-30pm-lahore.jpgLAHORE, Jan 30 (APP): Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif  on Saturday visited the residence of former District Nazim Mian  Amir Mahmood and offered condolence over the death of his father  Mian Zahoor Ul Haq.The Primer remained there for some time and offered Fateha  for the departed soul and expressed sympathies with Mian Amir  Mehmood.

 
WH tax on banking transaction to remain 0.3% till Feb 29 PDF Print E-mail
News - National
dar1.jpgISLAMABAD, Jan 30 (APP): Finance Minister, Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar as Chairman, Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the cabinet here on Saturday accorded anticipatory approval to amend 0.6 percent withholding tax rate on banking transactions to 0.3 percent in respect of non-filers till February 29, 2016. It may be mentioned that the Income Tax Amendment Act 2016 empowers  the Federal Government to amend the rate of 0.6 percent on the recommendation of the ECC, says a statement issued here.
 
Dar for timely completion of energy projects PDF Print E-mail
News - National
app29-30islamabad.jpgISLAMABAD, Jan 30 (APP): Minister for Finance Ishaq Dar Saturday directed the concerned authorities for timely completion of different energy projects. He also desired for update on the progress of these projects on  regular basis.Finance Minister was chairing a high level meeting to review progress  on development projects in the power and petroleum sector, including those which are being undertaken under CPEC.
 
BISP to issue new cards to blocked cards holders: Marvi Memon PDF Print E-mail
News - National
marvi-memon.jpgISLAMABAD, Jan 30 (APP): Chairperson Benazir Income Support Programme Marvi Memon has said that eighty-four thousand beneficiaries of the programme whose cards have been blocked for non-usage can get a new one after bio-metric verification. In a message, she said they would also be paid the amount for the period the cards remained blocked for the last two years, Radio Pakistan reported.
 
Pakistan-Afghan armies agree to enhance security on both sides of border PDF Print E-mail
News - National
PESHAWAR, Jan30 (APP):  An eight-member delegation of Afghan National Army headed by Corps Commander Lieutenant General Mohammad Sharif Yaftali on Saturday visited Corps Headquarters and called on Corps Commander Lieutenant General Hidayat ur Rehman, according to Inter Services Publice Relations (ISPR). Later on, the delegates discussed matters pertaining to mutual interest and security arrangements at Pakistan-Afghan border.

 
Marvi condoles with victim family of Jamrud bomb blast, announces financial support PDF Print E-mail
News - National
app51-30peshawar.jpgKHYBER AGENCY, Jan 30 (APP): Minister of State and Chairperson Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) Marvi Memon Saturday said that government was not afraid of terrorist incidents in FATA and other areas of the country and committed to eliminate terrorism.   Speaking to media persons after offering condolence at residence of  four-year old Shahzeb who along with his parents embraced Shadaat in the Jamrud bomb blast on January 19 near Karkhano Marke, she expressed her profound grief and sorrow over the tragic death of Shahzeb and his parents.
 
Peaceful, prosperous Pakistan ultimate objective of govt: State Minister PDF Print E-mail
News - National
index.jpgFAISALABAD, Jan 30 (APP): State Minister for Water and Power Abid  Sher Ali said on Saturday that peaceful and prosperous Pakistan was ultimate objective of the government and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif  being a visionary and epoch-making leader was taking all stakeholders  on board to achieve this cherished objective. Addressing after attending a function at Faisalabad Dry Port Trust, he said the PM would take all segments of the society on board to  resolve national issues and in this connection, consultation process  would continue as usual.
 
Militants targeting Pakistan's thriving education sector in revenge for operation PDF Print E-mail
News - World
WASHINGTON, Jan 30 (APP): Pakistan's education sector has undergone transformation and is now being attacked by extremists to avenge the ongoing military operation in the tribal area. A report in the Washington Post by two professors, who have long studied Pakistan, says that Taliban militants are targeting schools and colleges which is clearly motivated by revenge against the military operation launched by the government to eliminate terrorism.

 
app40-30lahore.jpg PR signs two MoUs for transportation of coal PDF Print E-mail
News - National
app40-30lahore.jpgLAHORE, Jan 30 (APP): Pakistan Railways (PR) on Saturday signed Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) with Awan Trading  Co (Pvt) Ltd and Chishtian Logistic for transportation of coal.First MoU between Pakistan Railways and Awan Trading  Co.(Pvt) Ltd was signed by PR Chief Marketing Manager Abdul Hameed Razi and Awan Trading Co.(Pvt) Ltd Marketing Director Brig (R) Muhammad Azam while the second MoU between  PR and Chishtian Logistic was singed by Chishtian Logistic Proprietor Abdul Latif and PR Chief Marketing Manager Abdul Hameed Razi.
 
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