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Pakistan looks forward to continued Norwegian cooperation in various spheres: PM -
app64-06pm-oslo1.jpgOSLO, NORWAY, Jul 6 (APP): Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Monday said that Pakistan and Norway had extended support to each other at various international forums and the former looked forward to continued cooperation in various spheres.

Karachi's heatwave was caused by low pressure system off the coast: UN weather agency -
UNITED NATIONS, July 6 (APP): The deadly heatwave which caused more than 1,200 deaths in Karachi recently was aggravated by a low pressure system off the coast, which meant that the usual cooling coastal breeze was replaced by hot air coming from interior, the United Nations World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has said, while warning also of record-breaking temperatures and wildfires in North America and
torrential downpours and widespread flooding in southern China.

UN calls for stepped up efforts to ensure world's poorest and vulnerable people are not left behind -
UNITED NATIONS, July 6 (APP):  The United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) galvanized the world to produce the most successful anti-poverty movement in history, helped lift more than one billion people out of extreme poverty, made inroads against hunger and enabled more girls to attend school than ever before, according to a new U.N. report.

Pakistan determined to improve education quality, gender equality: PM -
app65-06pm-oslo1.jpg OSLO, NORWAY, Jul 6 (APP): Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Monday said that the Government of Pakistan was determined to improve the quality of education, enhance gender equality and provide increased learning opportunities for both male and female students in Pakistan.

Global education targets at risk amid surge in out-of-school numbers, says UN report -
UNITED NATIONS, July 6 (APP):  The number of out-of-school children and adolescents around the world has risen to worrying levels, dealing a potential blow to
education targets aimed at achieving universal primary and secondary education, a new United Nations report has warned.

Sport News
Younus achieves milestones in Pallekele Test
KARACHI, July 6 (APP): Pakistan batting ace Younus Khan by scoring fifth hundred in fourth innings Test match against Sri Lanka on Monday created history in Test matches.
Leghari's ton powers Brothers CC in last-8 of in KG Ramazan cricket
KARACHI, July 3 (APP): Imtiaz Leghari smashed a whirlwind century to power Brothers Cricket Club Dadu into the last eight stage of Omar Associates 30th Karachi Gymkhana Ramazan Cricket Tournament when they inflicted 96 runs defeat on Karachi Whites Blues here at the KG Ground on Friday.
Pakistan's Tariq to play for Bengal Warriors in PKL
ISLAMABAD, July 2 (APP): Pakistan's Mohammad Tariq will play for Bengal Warriors in the cash-rich Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) this season.
PCB to appoint former LCCA official as director game development
LAHORE, June 29 (APP): Pakistan Cricket Board is all set to appoint a former interim chairman of Lahore city cricket association, Aizad Hussain Syed, as the director game development, national  cricket academy, ignoring the set criteria and merit.

PBF distributes sports gears among players
PESHAWAR, June 28 (APP): President Pakistan Badminton Federation Mian Iftikhar Hussain Sunday said that the so called sports pundits being head of various sportsorganizations over the years did nothing apart from their joyrides tours and protocol culture that badly damped Pakistani sports.
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Foreign Secretary voices satisfaction with security, nuclear safety talks held in Washington PDF Print E-mail
News - World
NEW YORK, June 5 (APP): Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry has expressed his satisfaction over the series of talks he had with American officials during a hectic three-day trip to Washington in the course of which a joint U.S.-Pak statement, elaborately acknowledged  Pakistan's nuclear safety and security efforts and export controls.
Federal Cabinet approves budget proposals 2015-16 PDF Print E-mail
Budget 2015-2016 - Federal Budget 2015-2016
ISLAMABAD, Jun 5 (APP): The Federal cabinet on Friday approved the budget proposals for the fiscal year 2015-16.
National Assembly budget session starts PDF Print E-mail
News - National Assembly
ISLAMABAD Jun 5, (APP) The National Assembly’s budget session started at 16:52 hrs on Friday with the recitation of verses of the Holy Qura’an.
Pakistan, US critical partners in fighting terrorism, Foreign Secretary PDF Print E-mail
News - World
WASHINGTON, June 5 (APP): Pakistan and the United States have strong convergences in fighting terrorism and working together to stop the spread of violent extremism espoused by the ISIL and stability in Afghanistan was in the mutual interest of the two countries, Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhary said here Thursday.
Pakistan gets full marks to meet international financial standards to monitor suspicious transaction PDF Print E-mail
News - World
WASHINGTON, June 5 (APP): US Undersecretary for Treasury Adam J. Szubin on Thursday appreciated steps taken by Pakistan to meet international financial standards to monitor and interdict suspicious transactions.
UN Deputy Secretary-General lauds Pakistani peacekeepers contribution to world peace PDF Print E-mail
News - World
NEW YORK, June 5 (APP): United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Eliasson  Thursday praised Pakistani peacekeepers for their service under the U.N. flag in hot spots around the world, saying they had made valuable contribution in maintaining peace as also helping communities suffering from war.
IFC investing $50 mln in Pakistan's power plant, mobilizing $72 mln more for project PDF Print E-mail
News - World
WASHINGTON, June 5 (APP): The International Finance Commission (IFC) is investing $50 million in a new hydropower plant in Pakistan to address the country's power shortages, the IFC said in a statement here.
GDP posts 4.24 per cent growth in 2014-15: Dar PDF Print E-mail
Budget 2015-2016 - Economic Survey 2014-2015
app72-04islamabad.jpgISLAMABAD, June 4 (APP): The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) grew by 4.24 per cent during outgoing fiscal year 2014-15 against 4.03 per cent last year despite various challenges like floods, war on terror and political uncertainty.
Pakistan asks US for level playing field, inclusion in nuclear club PDF Print E-mail
News - World
WASHINGTON, June 4 (APP): Pakistan has urged the United States to ensure a level playing field and include it in the nuclear club.
Highlights of Pakistan Economic Survey 2014-15 PDF Print E-mail
Budget 2015-2016 - Economic Survey 2014-2015
ISLAMABAD, Jun 4 (APP): Following are the highlights of Pakistan Economic Survey: -Growth and Investment Global  economic  growth  during  the  outgoing year  has witnessed  some  continuing  signs  of improvement  with  a  pick-up  in high-income  economies  along  with  some  improvement in developing countries.
Pakistan suffered US $106.98 bln loss due to terrorism PDF Print E-mail
Budget 2015-2016 - Economic Survey 2014-2015
ISLAMABAD, Jun 4 (APP): The direct and indirect cost incurred by Pakistan due to incidents of terrorism amounted to US $ 106.98 billion equivalent to Rs.8,702.75 billion during the last 14 years.
Pakistan and U.S agree to further strengthen defense cooperation PDF Print E-mail
News - World
WASHINGTON, June 3 (APP): Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry visited the Pentagon Wednesday to meet US Defense Undersecretary Christime Wormuth.
UN calls on Myanmar to release jailed columnist and opponent of Buddhist extremism PDF Print E-mail
News - World
UNITED NATIONS, June 3 (APP): The office of U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) Wednesday voiced concern over the sentencing of a columnist who opposes the use of Buddhism to promote extremism to a two-day prison term, and urged the Myanmar authorities to release him and guarantee freedom of expression and opinion in the country.
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