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Pakistan, India should hold talks to address outstanding issues: Nawaz -
pm5.jpgLONDON, Dec 1 (APP): Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Tuesday said that Pakistan and India should hold talks to address their outstanding issues. “I think the hindrance in relations between the two countries is counter productive and it should be removed,” the Prime Minister said while talking to the media persons here on his arrival from Paris.

PM condemns attack on Military Police personnel -
pm3.jpgLONDON, Dec 1 (APP): Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday condemned the attack on a Military Police van on M.A Jinnah Road, Karachi in which two personnel lost their lives. The Prime Minister in a message from London said that the government would not be deterred by such cowardly terrorist attacks.

Some 3.2 billion people now online, but short of Internet target: UN report -
UNITED NATIONS, Dec 1 (APP): Some 3.2 billion people are now online, representing 43.4 per cent of the global population, but the number still falls significantly short of reaching the anticipated goal of 60 per cent by 2020, according to a United Nations report released Tuesday. While the proportion of households projected to have Internet access in 2020 will reach 56 per cent, exceeding the 'Connect 2020' target of 55 per cent, only 53 per cent of the global population will be online in 2020, the report found, ranking the Republic of Korea first in the information and communication technology (ICT) 2015 Development Index (IDI).

Pakistan ready to help revive Afghan peace process: Maleeha -
UNITED NATIONS, Dec. 1 (APP):  Pakistan ready to assist in reviving an Afghan-led and Afghan's owned peace process, but the Kabul government lacks a unified policy on the undertaking, Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi told the U.N. General Assembly on Monday. At the same time, the Pakistani envoy underscored the need for ceasing "the anti-Pakistan rhetoric from Kabul".

UN chief welcomes Paris meeting between PM Sharif and India's Modi -
UNITED NATIONS, Nov 30 (APP): Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the meeting between Pakistani Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi that took place on the margins of the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris on Monday. "We obviously welcome any direct contacts between prime ministers of India and Pakistan," the secretary-general's spokesman, Stephane Dujarric," told APP at UN Headquarters in New York when asked for the UN chief's reaction on the development.                                    

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ATF annual general meeting to be held in Pakistan
ISLAMABAD, Dec 1 (APP): The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Asian Tennis Federation (ATF) has announced that the 2016 AGM of the ATF shall be held in Pakistan, first time in the country’s history. The meeting of the apex body for the sport in the Asia/Oceania Zone,  with some 44 member nations was held in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on November  28 and 29.
Afridi soars in T20I rankings despite series loss
ISLAMABAD, Dec 1 (APP): Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi has made some valuable gains in the latest ICC T20I Player Rankings, which were released following Pakistan 3-0 series defeat to England, which concluded in Sharjah on Monday night. The prolific 35-year-old all-rounder, who became the highest  wicket-taker in T20I history during the series (with 88 wickets in 87 matches to date), has climbed up one place to second in the all-rounder rankings and is 32 points behind Bangladesh Shakib Al Hasan.
Former cricketers criticize Pakistan teamís approach in T20 series
ISLAMABAD, Dec 1 (APP): Former cricketers have criticized Pakistan team approach in the T20 series against England saying that they were unable to understand as to which direction the team is moving. England defeated Pakistan in the super over to complete the Twenty20 series whitewash on late Thursday in Sharjah.
Pakistanís 3-0 loss vs England creates bleak scenario for World T20
KARACHI, Dec 1 (APP): Pakistan’s 3-0 humiliation at the hands of England has created a bleak scenario ahead of ICC World Twenty20 Championship, former chief coach and Test opener Mohsin Khan said on Tuesday. “Pakistan should have outplayed England in all departments of T20 series.
Pakistan slips to sixth slot in ICC T20 rankings
ISLAMABAD, Dec 1 (APP): Pakistan has moved to 6th slot from 2nd in the fresh T20 rankings after losing three-match series against England.Pakistan on Tuesday lost the last match of the series against England as the visitors clinched the match in super over after the close encounter ended up as tie in the normal 20 overs.

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PM decides to appoint Dr Tariq Fazal as State Minister for CADD PDF Print E-mail
News - National
ISLAMABAD, Nov 20 (APP): Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Friday decided to appoint Dr Tariq Fazal Chaudhry as Minister of State for Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD).
FO clarifies news item PDF Print E-mail
News - National
ISLAMABAD Nov. 20 (APP): Foreign Office on Friday while clarifying a news item said that dossiers of Indian involvement were prepared with care.
Education govt's top priority: minister PDF Print E-mail
News - National
LAHORE, Nov 20 (APP): Minister of State for Education and Professional Training Muhammad Baleeghur Rehman has said education is the top most priority of the government and all available resources will be utilized to improve literacy rate.
National Food Security Policy to be announced after complete consensus says Bosan at APP Forum PDF Print E-mail
News - National
ISLAMABAD, Nov 20 (APP): Minister for National Food Security and Research, Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan has said that national food security policy was being finalized and would be announced after complete consensus. 
Gov't pursuing repatriation case of 499 Pakistani prisoners in Iraq PDF Print E-mail
News - National Assembly
ISLAMABAD, Nov 20 (APP): Advisor to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs, Sartaj Aziz said Friday that Pakistani embassy in Iraq has been pursuing repatriation cases of 499 Pakistanis imprisoned in Iraq.
No proposal for MFN status to India under consideration: Khurram PDF Print E-mail
News - National
ISLAMABAD, Nov 20 (APP): Minister for Commerce, Engineer Khurram Dastgir Khan Friday informed the National Assembly that no proposal was under consideration to give Most Favoured Nation (MFN) status to India.
Pakistan committed to implement UN Convention on children's rights: PM PDF Print E-mail
News - National
ISLAMABAD, Nov 20 (APP): Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has stated that Pakistan is committed to implement the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) in its true letter and spirit.

Total 188 Pakistanis died in Mina stampede, crane-crash incident: Sartaj Aziz PDF Print E-mail
News - National
ISLAMABAD, Nov 20 (APP): Advisor to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs, Senator Sartaj Aziz Friday informed the National Assembly that total 188 deaths were recorded during the tragic incident of crane-crash and Mina stampede.

Indian media appreciative of Pakistan for curbing terror funding PDF Print E-mail
News - National
ISLAMABAD, Nov 20 (APP): The Indian media, always active in undue bashing, has now become appreciative of Pakistan's efforts for curbing terrorist financing by comparing it with Indian steps on the basis of statstical evidence.     
PML-N wins LG elections on its performance: Sardar Yousaf PDF Print E-mail
News - National
ISLAMABAD, Nov 20 (APP): Minister for Religious Affairs Sardar Muhammad Yusaf on Friday said that Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) has won Local Government (LG) elections on its well performance.
Fawad Hassan Fawad appointed as Secretary to PM PDF Print E-mail
News - National
ISLAMABAD, Nov 20 (APP): Additional Secretary to Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, Fawad Hassan Fawad has been appointed Secretary to the Prime Minister.
ADB approves loan assistance of nearly $1.4 billion for two programmes to Pakistan PDF Print E-mail
News - Business
ISLAMABAD, Nov 20 (APP):The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved combined loan assistance of nearly $1.4 billion for two programmes that will help Pakistan resolve some of the key issues in the power sector, allowing it to lift growth, boost incomes, and cut poverty.
Ordinance to amend Private Power, Infrastructure Board Act, 2012 promulgated PDF Print E-mail
News - National
ISLAMABAD, Nov 19 (APP): President Mamnoon Hussain on Thursday promulgated an ordinance to amend the Private Power and Infrastructure Board Act, 2012.
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