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Pakistan urges 'more effective' implementation of drug control conventions -
UNITED NATIONS, Feb 9 (APP): Pakistan has called for stepped up efforts to implement the three conventions on drug control that are aimed at preventing the use of drugs for non-medical purposes. "What is needed is more effective implementation by member states and  international drug control agencies," Nawab Mohammad Yousaf Talpur, a Pakistani National Assembly member,  told a parliamentary hearing on 'The World Drug Problem', pointing out that Pakistan was a member of the UN conferences that adopted the three conventions.



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.


Sport News
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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Minister hints possibility of Rs 5 reduction in POL prices PDF Print E-mail
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ISLAMABAD, Jan 28 (APP): Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Thursday hinted at the possibility of reduction of Rs 5 in petroleum products’ prices for next month. “As per my personal assessment it (price) can be more or less Rs 5, and it is not final at all,” he said. However, a summary was with Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) that would finally determine the prices in its monthly revision exercise, he said while replying to a query of National Assembly Standing Committee on Petroleum and Natural Resources.
 
Federal Ombudsman launches SCR mechanism for disposal of complaints PDF Print E-mail
News - National
ISLAMABAD, Jan 28 (APP): The Federal Ombudsman has launched the Speedy Complaint Resolution (SCR) mechanism for expeditious disposal of the complaints filed against federal agencies said Senior Advisor, Wafaqi Mohtasib (Ombudsman) Secretariat, Islamabad Jaweed Akhter.  Jaweed Akhter who was nominated by Federal Ombudsman of Pakistan M. Salman Faruqui to investigate the complaints of maladministration filed against federal agencies here heard the complaints at provincial Mohtasib Office, Old district Katcheri.
 
PBM,UNICEF pledge cooperation in social welfare sector PDF Print E-mail
News - National
ISLAMABAD, Jan 28 (APP): Pakistan Bait ul Mal (PBM) and UNICEF Thursday reiterated their pledge to strengthen mutual cooperation in the social welfare sector. Managing Director PBM, Barrister Abid Waheed Sheikh and Representative from UNICEF Ms. Angela Kearney signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in this regard in a signing ceremony held at  PBMÆs head office, Islamabad. 
 
Govt succeed in bringing country out from turmoil of corruption: Bosan PDF Print E-mail
News - National
ISLAMABAD, Jan 28 (APP): Minister for National Food Security and Research, Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan here on Thursday said that government has successful brought the country out of the turmoil of corruption and malpractice. In a statement issued by the Ministry of National Food Security and Research, the minister said that when Pakistan Muslim League (N) came in power in 2013, the economy was in shackles, law and order situation was bleak and foreign investment was on decline.
 
SDRCs resolve seven complaints of insurance policyholders PDF Print E-mail
News - Business
ISLAMABAD, Jan 28 (APP): The Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) has constituted three small dispute resolution committees (SDRCs) in Islamabad, Lahore and Karachi to resolve disputes between insurers and policyholders. Each committee consists of three members chartered accountant or a management accountant, a lawyer and a representative of the insurance industry.
 
PM returns after attending WEF at Davos PDF Print E-mail
News - National
prime_minister.jpgISLAMABAD, Jan 27 (APP): Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif returned here on Wednesday after his visit to Switzerland where he attended the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) at Davos. During his visit to Switzerland, the Prime Minister participated in a number of global events and held bilateral meetings with a number of important political and business leaders of the world.
 
Nation, armed forces fully capable of countering terrorism: President PDF Print E-mail
News - National
mamnoon.jpg ISLAMABAD, Jan 27 (APP): President Mamnoon Hussain on Wednesday said the Pakistani nation and the armed forces were fully capable of countering internal and external threats including terrorism. “I warn the terrorists and their sponsors to have no doubt that the nation and the armed forces will not rest till the elimination of last terrorist from the country’s soil,” the President said at convocation ceremony held here at the National University of Science and Technology (NUST).
 
TI rejects Imran Khan’s claims about increasing corruption: Pervaiz PDF Print E-mail
News - National
info3.jpg ISLAMABAD, Jan 27 (APP): Federal Minister for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Senator Pervaiz Rashid Wednesday said that Transparency International (TI) in its recent report, had rejected the claims of Imran Khan about increasing corruption in the country. He said this report has verified the improvement and transparency in Pakistan. Talking to a news channel, the minister said Chairman Pakistan Tehreek  e Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan was using delaying tactics in a case filed by the founding member of PTI about fund raising from abroad for the party.
 
Int’l standard museum to be established in Islamabad: Irfan Siddiqui PDF Print E-mail
News - National
zxc.jpgISLAMABAD, Jan 27 (APP): Advisor to the Prime Minister on National History and Literary Heritage Irfan Siddiqui on Wednesday said that a national museum of international standard would be established in Islamabad. “We believe that the establishment of a national museum would help promote and preserve the cultural, literary and historical heritage of the ountry.” Siddiqui was talking to the media persons after a meeting held here at Department of Archeology and Museum. He said the government was striving to begin construction in the current year and directions had been issued in that regard.
 
Govt to bear treatment expenses of Intizar Hussain: Siddiqui PDF Print E-mail
News - National
irfan_siddiqi.jpg ISLAMABAD, Jan 27 (APP): Advisor to the Prime Minister on National History and Literary Heritage Irfan Siddiqui on Wednesday announced that  the government would provide all possible medical assistance to the renowned scholar Intizar Hussain. Intizar Hussain was admitted to National Hospital Lahore due to his deteriorating health, said a press release issued here on Wednesday.
 
COAS chairs special security meeting at Karachi Corps HQ PDF Print E-mail
News - National
app86-27karachi.jpg ISLAMABAD, Jan 27 (APP): Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif on Wednesday visited Corps Headquarters Karachi and chaired a special security meeting, an Inter Services Public Relations media release said. Corps Commander, Director General Inter Services Intelligence (ISI), Director General Military Intelligence (MI) and Director General Rangers were present in the meeting. COAS was briefed in detail regarding ongoing Karachi operation including intelligence based operation.
 
Ayaz underscores cooperation between Iraq and Pakistan to counter terrorism PDF Print E-mail
News - National
354.jpgISLAMABAD, Jan 27 (APP): Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq has underscored the need for mutual cooperation between Iraq and Pakistan to counter the menace of terrorism affecting Middle East and South Asia alike. He said that while talking to Iraqi President Fuad Masum in ameeting held in Baghdad, Iraq where Speaker Ayaz Sadiq was paying a visit to participate in the 11th meeting of General Assembly of Parliamentary Union of Islamic Conference (PUIC), says a press release received here.
 
Islamabad Police should take lead in police reforms: Ahsan PDF Print E-mail
News - National
ahsan_iqbal.jpegISLAMABAD, Jan 27 (APP): Federal Minister Planning, Development and Reform Ahsan Iqbal on Wednesday said that Islamabad Police should take the lead in the country for police reforms to adopt smart and community policing. Police has a key role for maintaining the internal security of the country and needs significant reforms in its culture by switching over to modern technology, community and citizens centric systems.
 
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