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Nearly 300,000 children head back to school in conflict-torn Syria, Gaza: UN agency -
UNITED NATIONS, Sept 16 (APP): As the school year kicks off around the world, nearly 300,000 children Monday returned to U.N.-run classrooms in Gaza and Syria, where in both instances, the UN is trying to meet the emergency education needs of Palestine refugees in war-ravaged areas where many of their schools damaged and destroyed.


UN urges young people to engage in democracy -
UNITED NATIONS, Sept 16 (APP): The United Nations has marked the annual International Day of Democracy with calls on young people to lead a major push for inclusive democracy around the world.


John Kerry holds out strong support for democracy on International Day -
WASHINGTON, Sept 15 (APP): Emphasizing that democratic societies are strong and better-positioned for progress towards a stable future, the United States has reaffirmed support for people struggling around the world for democracy.


UN refugee chief, envoy Angelina Jolie, warn of mounting crisis in Mediterranean -
UNITED NATIONS, Sept 15 (APP): Urging European countries to take action to alleviate the harsh and often deadly conditions migrants face on the high seas, the head of the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) and Oscar-winning actress Angelina Jolie Monday warned about the mounting crisis in the Mediterranean.


UN hails ratification of disability convention by 150 states as 'major milestone' -
UNITED NATIONS, Sept 15 (APP):  Guyana became the latest country to ratify the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, which is widely regarded as the first international human rights treaty of the twenty-first century and one of the fastest to be ratified. 


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Shahid Afridi named captain of T20
LAHORE, Sep 16 (APP): Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Tuesday named all rounder Shahid Afridi as captain of the Pakistan T20 squad till the ICC World T20 in 2016.
 
Shahnaz leaves with high hopes for Asian Games
ISLAMABAD, Sep 12 (APP): National hockey team coach Shahnaz Sheikh on Thursday along with the national team left to participate in the 17th Asian Games with high hopes for defending the title saying his extensive hard-work on the green-shirts would definitely pay him back.
 
Pakistan taekwondo squad to participate in Asian Games
ISLAMABAD, Sept 11 (APP): Pakistan taekwondo squad will be participating in the 17th Asian Games scheduled to be held in Incheon, Korea from September 19 to October 4.
 
Players to get a salary cut, if not passed fitness test
ISLAMABAD, Sep 11 (APP): Pakistan players who are centrally contracted to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) could lose 25 percent of their salary if they fail to match fitness levels prescribed by the National Cricket Academy (NCA).
 
Difficulties removed in training camp: Shahnaz Sheikh
ISLAMABAD, Sept 10 (APP): National hockey team coach Shahnaz Sheikh on Wednesday said the players have been focused in removing all their physiological and mental difficulties in the training camp kept for preparation of the Asian Games here at Naseer Bunda Hockey Stadium.
 
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Federal Budget 2014-15 highlights PDF Print E-mail
Budget 2014-2015 - Federal budget Highlights
ISLAMABAD, Jun 3 (APP): Following are highlights of the Federal Budget 2014-15 presented by Finance Minister Ishaq Dar in the National Assembly here on Tuesday evening:
•    Pakistan’s foreign exchange reserves likely to be US 15 billion by July this year.
•    Foreign exchange reserves have now increased to US 13.5 billion dollars.
•    Government brought stability to the Pakistani rupee and increased its value by 11%, since coming into power.
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Following are salient features of Budget 2014-15 PDF Print E-mail
Budget 2014-2015 - Federal budget Highlights

ISLAMABAD, June 3 (APP):  The budget 2014-15 has following salient features, announced by Finance Minister Mohammad Ishaq Dar in  the Parliament House on Tuesday.
a)     The total outlay of budget 2014-15 is Rs 4,302 billion.
     This size is 7.9% higher than the size of budget estimates 2013-14.

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Budget at glance PDF Print E-mail
Budget 2014-2015 - Federal budget Highlights
ISLAMABAD, Jun 3 (APP):Following is the budget at a glance for the financial year 2014-15, announced by Finance Minister Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar here in the Parliament House on Tuesday.

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Federal cabinet approves Budget 2014-15 PDF Print E-mail
Budget 2014-2015 - Budget 2014-2015
ISLAMABAD, Jun 3 (APP): A meeting of the federal cabinet on Tuesday chaired by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif here approved the budget for the fiscal year 2014-15.
 
LNG import to help overcome energy needs: Dar PDF Print E-mail
Budget 2014-2015 - Budget 2014-2015
ISLAMABAD, Jun 3 (APP): Minister for Finance Ishaq Dar on Tuesday said that the previous attempts to import LNG to meet the country’s needs had failed but the present government made it reality as its 200mmfct supply would be made within a year. In his budget speech, he said this supply would be increased by 400mmcft with an import of 350,000 tons.
 
Up to Rs one mln credit for low cost housing: Dar PDF Print E-mail
Budget 2014-2015 - Budget 2014-2015
ISLAMABAD, Jun 3 (APP): Finance Minister Ishaq Dar Tuesday announced provision of up to Rs one million as housing credit to enable the poor to have their own houses across Pakistan. In his budget speech he said under the scheme the government will guarantee 40% of the portfolio amount and 25,000 loans worth Rs 20 billion will be provided through this innovative method of supporting low and middle-income families.

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FBR revenues up by 16.4% PDF Print E-mail
Budget 2014-2015 - Budget 2014-2015
ISLAMABAD, Jun 3 (APP): Minister for Finance Ishaq Dar on Tuesday said the FBR revenues, which had registered one of the poorest performances of in recent past of 3% growth in 2012-13, were up by 16.4%. In his budget speech, he said it rose from Rs. 1,679 billion to Rs. 1,955 billion in the first 11 months of the current year.
 
Rupee value up by 11 percent PDF Print E-mail
Budget 2014-2015 - Budget 2014-2015
ISLAMABAD, Jun 3 (APP): Finance Minister Ishaq Dar Tuesday said despite speculations the government managed to bring stability to the Pakistani rupee and increased its value by 11%, since coming into power.
 
Forex Reserves to touch US 15 bln by July PDF Print E-mail
Budget 2014-2015 - Budget 2014-2015
ISLAMABAD, Jun 3 (APP): Finance Minister Ishaq Dar Tuesday expressed optimism that the country’s foreign exchange reserves were likely to be US 15 billion by July this year.
 
Economic indicators show tremendous increase: Dar PDF Print E-mail
Budget 2014-2015 - Budget 2014-2015
ISLAMABAD, Jun 3 (APP): Minister for Finance Ishaq Dar on Tuesday said that due to comprehensive planning of the government, the economic indicators showed visible surge as economy witnessed a growth rate of 4.14 per cent surpassing the figures in last six years.
 
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