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Pak Navy frigate Shamsheer participates in multi-country maritime exercises -
BEIJING, Apr 23 (APP): Pakistan’s Navy frigate Shamsheer took part in multi-country maritime exercises held off the coast of the eastern Chinese city of Qingdao on Wednesday.

Myanmar’s Kachin state children face growing threats amid fighting: UN warns -
UNITED NATIONS, April 23 (APP): Recent fighting between Government forces and autonomy-seeking Kachin rebels in Myanmar, and the resulting displacement of thousands of people, has significantly increased the risks to young people, including possible recruitment, limited access to basic services and the threat of landmines, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warned Tuesday.

UN panel hears Iran’s complaint on envoy visa issue, but takes no action -
UNITED NATIONS, April 23 (APP): Iran Tuesday made a formal complaint to a United Nations committee over the U.S. refusal to grant a visa to Tehran’s ambassador-designate to the U.N., but the 19-member body adjourned without taking any action on the key issue.

Gaining observer status at WPNS is a “welcome development”:Ambassador Masood Khalid -
BEIJING, Apr 23 (APP): Ambassador Masood Khalid said Wednesday said that Pakistan’s gaining observer status at West Pacific Naval Symposium (WPNS) held in Qiangdao is a “welcome development”.

US says Pakistan vitally important to the world -
WASHINGTON, April 23 (APP): Underscoring Pakistan’s vital importance to the world, the U.S. Defense Department has said nothing has changed the American desire to work with the country against common threat of terror.

Sport News
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.
Shafat ton drives KU to win in All-Pakistan Inter-University Men Cricket
PESHAWAR, Apr 21 (APP): Opener Shafat’s vital century Monday guided Karachi University to a comfortable 37 runs victory against Islamia University Bahawalpur in the ongoing All-Pakistan Inter-University Men Cricket Championship being played under the aegis of Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan at different grounds in Mardan and Peshawar.
Pakistan’s Rizwan drives Shama club to Bashir Bilour Shaheed Cricket final
PESHAWAR, Apr 20 (APP): Pakistan’s wicket-keeper batsman Muhammad Rizwan steered Shama club to final with his fashion knock of 90 runs including 11 boundaries and three sixes against Sarhad Gymkhana in the second semi-final of the ongoing Bashir Bilour Shaheed Memorial Cricket Tournament being played at Gymkhana ground on Sunday.
UoP, LU, IU, UoK, SU advance to next round in All-Pakistan Inter-University Cricket
PESHAWAR, Apr 20 (APP): University of Punjab, Lahore University, Islamia Bahawalpur, University of Karachi, and Sargodha University moved to second round after registering victories against their respective rivals on the opening day of the All-Pakistan Inter-University Cricket Championship organizing by the Directorate of Sports Abdul Wali Khan University at five different venues in Peshawar and Mardan on Sunday.
Mehran, Laiba Ijaz lifted KP Boys, Girls Junior Squash titles
PESHAWAR, Apr 19 (APP): Current National Champion Mehran Javed and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa No. 1 Laiba Ijaz clinched titles after defeating their respective rivals in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Boys and Girls Junior Squash Championship played here at PAF Hashim Khan Squash Complex on Saturday.
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President condemns blast in Jaffar Express PDF Print E-mail
News - National
QUETTA, Apr 8 (APP): President Mamnoon Hussain Tuesday strongly condemned the blast in Jaffar Express at the Sibi Railway Station that caused loss of precious human lives and injured several others. The President who is on a two-day visit to the capital of Balochistan in a message expressed his deep sympathies with the bereaved families and called upon the concerned to ensure provision of best medical assistance to the injured.
PM condemns blast in Jaffer Express PDF Print E-mail
News - National
ISLAMABAD, Apr 8 (APP): Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has condemned a blast in Jaffer Express in Sibi on Tuesday in which several people were killed and injured. In a condolence message the Prime Minister expressed sympathies with the bereaved families and prayed for the departed souls. The Prime Minister directed the concerned authorities to provide best medical facilities to the injured.
Chairman MMC Corporation of Malaysia calls on PM PDF Print E-mail
News - National
app69-07pm-islamabad.jpgISLAMABAD, April 7 (APP): Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif said on Monday there existed vast scope of mutually beneficial cooperation between Pakistan and Malaysia in energy, tourism, telecommunication, vocational training, aviation, and services, including finance sectors. “Malaysian companies have been involved in development of infrastructure projects in Pakistan and we invite them to participate in road building, housing and communication sector projects through public-private partnership,” he said. The Prime Minister expressed these views during a meeting with Chairman MMC Corporation of Malaysia, Sri Syed Mokhtar Albukhary, who called on him here at the PM House.
NA passes Protection of Pakistan bill amidst opposition protest PDF Print E-mail
News - National Assembly
ISLAMABAD, April 7 (APP): The National Assembly on Monday passed the Protection of Pakistan law amidst protest by the opposition parties. Most of the opposition members had already walked out of the House but a few members from MQM and JUI-F who moved their amendments earlier, were rejected by the House with a majority vote. The opposition members continued chanting slogans and protesting in front of the Speaker’s dice when the House was voting on the bill. It is worth mentioning that during the first reading of the bill, the opposition members as well as the government ally JUI-F debated the bill to their satisfaction as Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq gave them ample.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to participate in Boao Forum PDF Print E-mail
News - National
ISLAMABAD, Apr 7 (APP): Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif will participate in the 2014 Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) being held in China’s Hainan province from April 9-11. Foreign Office Spokesperson, giving details of the visit, said the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif who is visiting China at the invitation of the Chinese government will deliver a speech at the opening plenary of the BFA on April 10 when the Chinese Premier Li Keqiang will inaugurate the event. Later, he will join other world leaders, including the Prime Ministers of Australia, South Korea and Kazakhstan, at a banquet hosted by the Chinese Premier.
Macro-economic indicators show sustainable growth: Dar PDF Print E-mail
News - National
app31-07toronto.jpgISLAMABAD, April 7 (APP): Minister for Finance Ishaq Dar has said that the impressive macro-economic indicators, as monitored and assessed by international financial institutions, present a picture of sustainable growth and economic stability in Pakistan. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) gave a clean chit to the Pakistan’s economic health, which led to the engagement with major financial institutions, he added. The minister was addressing a gathering of Canadian and Pakistani businessmen, entrepreneurs and professionals at an interactive session organized jointly by the Consulate General of Pakistan in Toronto and Canada-Pakistan Business Council (CPBC), said a message received here from Canada on Monday.
Army will render any sacrifice for defence of motherland: COAS PDF Print E-mail
News - National
RAWALPINDI, Apr 7 (APP): Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Raheel Sahrif said on Monday “Pakistan Army never has and never will shy away from rendering any sacrifice in ensuring a formidable defense and security of the motherland.” He made these remarks while speaking to SSG officers and soldiers during his visit to Headquarters of Special Service Group (SSG) at Ghazi Base, Tarbela, said an ISPR press release issued here. Drawing its strength from national support, with its characteristic coherence and resilience, Pakistan Army has contributed immensely towards national security and nation building and will continue to deliver on its mission, he added.
No decision against national interests in talks process: Khurram PDF Print E-mail
News - National
ISLAMABAD, April 7 (APP): Federal Minister for Trade Khurram Dastgir Khan said on Monday the government would not take any decision against national interests during the dialogue process. The government has evolved a strategy to make the negotitaions with Taliban successful, he said talking to a private news channel. Khurram Dastgir said there were three stages of the dialogue process. In the first stage, it was to identify with whom the talks were to be held while at the second stage, anti-peace elements would be highlighted and the third pertained to moderation and demobilization of the militants.
Line Losses at 100 feeders of KP, FATA at 90%: Khawaja Asif PDF Print E-mail
News - National Assembly
ISLAMABAD, April 7 (APP): Minister for Water and Power Khawaja Muhammad Asif told National Assembly on Monday that line losses at 100 feeders of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and FATA were at 90 percent. The Minister was speaking before passage of a resolution by National Assembly for extending Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance, 2013 for further period of 120 days from April 29 to continue stern action against power thieves. The Minister said 2000 megawatts would be added to the national grid in next two months which would reduce loadshedding further.
Javed Malik to represent Prime Minister at AIM 2014 Conference in Dubai PDF Print E-mail
News - National
ISLAMABAD, April 7 (APP): Ambassador Javed Malik, Prime Minister’s Special Envoy has been designated by Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif to participate in the two-day Annual Investment Conference (AIM 2104) to begin from April 8 in Dubai on his behalf. More than 100 countries are expected to take part in the Annual Investment Conference which is being held under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum the Prime Minister of United Arab Emirates and the Ruler of Dubai.
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