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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.


UNSC to hold emergency meeting on North Korea missile launch -
UNITED NATIONS, Feb 7 (APP): The United Nations Security Council has scheduled an emergency meeting on Sunday to discuss the North Korean missile launch, as UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on Pyongyang to  halt its "provocative actions and return to compliance with its international obligations. Following a request by United States, Japan and South Korea, the 15-nation Council  will hold closed-door consultations on Sunday, the U.N. press office said.



Migration, multilateralism will be hallmarks of 2016: UN official -
UNITED NATIONS, Feb 6 (APP): The top United Nations migration official has called for deceive multilateral action to tackle "the global issues lurking behind today's vast movement of people" fleeing war, instability or persecution. The UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General for International Migration, Peter Sutherland, said in Geneva Friday that 2016 "is the year of migration and multilateralism," and that series of comprehensive initiatives was needed to drive home - and effectively address - the global nature of the issue.



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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.

 
Naveed bags bronze in swimming
ISLAMABAD, Feb 7 (APP): Naveed Hussain won a bronze medal for Pakistan in swimming during the South Asian Games in India. Naveed won the bronze medal in 200 m Backstroke with time of 2.19:57, says a press release issued here.

 
ICC bans Yasir Shah till March 27 over anti-doping code violation
ISLAMABAD, Feb 7 (APP): The International Cricket Council (ICC) Sunday banned Pakistani leg-spinner Yasir Shah from playing all types of cricket for a tenure of three months, accepting cricketer's stance in anti-doping code violation case. Following the announcement, Yasir Shah, who was banned from playing cricket on December 27, 2015; will be able to play cricket from March 28, 2016, a private news channel reported on Sunday.

 
Pakistan victorious in squash quarterfinals
ISLAMABAD, Feb 6 (APP): Pakistan earned victories in squash quarter finals of the South Asian Games (Men & Women) played at Guwahati, India. In the Men Event (Individual) Farah Zaman (Pakistan) beat Ravindu H Laksiri (Sri Lanka) 11/8, 16/14, 11/9. Nasir Iqbal (Pakistan) beat Arhant Keshar Simha (Nepal) 11/4, 12/10, 11/0.
 
Irfan, Bacha to face Nouman, Taimur in Men Badminton doubles final
PESHAWAR, Feb 6 (APP): Irfan and Bacha Khan of Tarnab village will face Nouman and Taimur Khan of Palosia village in the final of the Peshawar District Inter-Club Men Badminton Championship played here at local Hujra at Landi Arbab, a suburban village of Peshawar, on Saturday. In the first semi-final Nouman and Taimur Khan defeated Sajid and Sana Ullah of Tehkal Payan by 3-1, the score was 21-18, 21-19, 21-16 and 21-19 while in the second semi-final Irfan and Bach outclassed Tahir and Arif of Landi Arbab village by 3-0, the score was 21-19, 21-15 and 21-19.
 
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Meeting reviews initiatives for financial inclusion PDF Print E-mail
News - Business
app56-05islamabad.jpgISLAMABAD, Feb 5 (APP):The Finance Minister, Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar here on Friday chaired a meeting to review government’s initiatives for promoting financial inclusion in the country. Matters relating to BISP, PPAF, Prime Minister’s Youth Loan Scheme, Micro-finance and expansion of electronic banking services were discussed in detail, said a statement issued by Ministry of Finance here. 
 
Dar appreciates efforts of FBR for expanding tax net PDF Print E-mail
News - Business
app57-05islamabad.jpgISLAMABAD, Feb 5 (APP): Finance Minister, Mohammad Ishaq Dar here on Friday chaired a meeting to review progress of revenue collection in the ongoing January- March quarter. The meeting also discussed the revenue targets set to be achieved during the period from January to June 2016, said a statement issued by Ministry of Finance here.
 
Punjab Safe City Project to help control crimes: CM PDF Print E-mail
News - National

cm-punjab-shahbaz-sharif.jpgLAHORE, Feb 5 (APP): Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif said on Friday that Punjab Safe Cities Project (PSCP) would play an important role in further improvement in law and order situation and controlling crime so this project should be executed in a highly professional manner. Addressing a meeting through video link here at Civil Secretariat to review the progress on the PSCP, he said that there was no shortage of resources for maintenance of law and order and protection of life and property of people.

 
No durable regional peace sans resolution of Kashmir issue: Tariq Fazal PDF Print E-mail
News - National
app47-05rawalakot.jpgRAWALAKOT (AJK) Feb 5 (APP): State Minister for Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) Tariq Fazal Chaudhary Friday said durable regional peace was not possible without resolving Kashmir issue. He said this must be in accordance with United Nations Resolutions and according to aspirations of the people of Kashmir.
 
BISP beneficiaries’ Handi-Craft work to be promoted through E-Commerce: Marvi Memon PDF Print E-mail
News - National
marvi-memon.jpgMUZAFARABAD, Feb 5 (APP): Minister of State and Chairperson Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) Marvi Memon here on Friday said BISP and AHAN (a non-governmental organization) have jointly launched a programme to promote the handi craft work of the beneficiaries through E-Commerce. Speaking at a gathering of the beneficiaries of BISP here,she said through this programme, the beneficiaries would send their handi craft work to the local office of BISP with the picture and than their work would be displayed on the webpage of BISP.
 
At UN, speakers at Pak sponsored event call for boosting interfaith cooperation PDF Print E-mail
News - World
app01-05newyork.jpgUNITED NATIONS, Feb 5 (APP): Pakistani Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi and other speakers at an event held at the United Nations Thursday voiced serious concern over the increasing hate crimes targeting Muslims in the West, saying that the most effective action to reverse this dangerous trend lay in promoting interfaith cooperation. They also stressed the need for unity among Muslims as they build bridges to other religious communities through stepped up interaction.
 
PML-N holds Kashmir solidarity rally PDF Print E-mail
News - National
app64-05lahore.jpgLAHORE, Feb 5 (APP): The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Friday called upon the international community to help provide due right of self-determination to the people of occupied Kashmir as well as giving a halt to the Indian aggression in held Kashmir. This was the crux of speakers at a rally taken out here at The Mall by the PML-N to express solidarity with Kashmiri brethren on the occasion of Kashmir Solidarity Day.
 
Third meeting of QCG on Afghan peace process on Saturday PDF Print E-mail
News - National
ISLAMABAD, Feb 5 (APP): Third meeting of the Quadrilateral Coordination Group (QCG) of Afghanistan, Pakistan, the United States and China on the Afghan Peace and Reconciliation process will be held in Islamabad on Saturday. “Let me reconfirm that the meeting of the Quadrilateral Coordination Group, scheduled for 6th February 2016, will be held in Islamabad as planned,” Foreign Office Spokesman Qazi Khalilullah told a weekly press briefing here on Thursday.
 
Revival of non-profitable organizations is national agenda: Iraf Saddiqui PDF Print E-mail
News - National
ISLAMABAD, Feb 5 (APP): Advisor to the Prime Minister on National History and Literary Heritage Irfan Siddiqui Friday said that revival of non-profitable organizations was national agenda and work had been continued in this regard. He said that government had no need to worry about opposition agitation as they did not have any public support.
 
PN continues water supply to Gwadar: Pak Navy PDF Print E-mail
News - National
app30-05gwadar.jpgKARACHI, Feb 5 (APP): The provision of water to Gwadar through Pakistan Navy Tankers continues as another Pakistan Navy Fleet Tanker PNS Nasr reached Gwadar port with 1,000 tons of fresh/drinking water onboard. The ongoing efforts of transporting fresh water from Karachi to Gwadar through Pakistan Navy Tankers and subsequently its distribution to area residence in coordination with the local district administration is paying the dividends as the present alarming situation at Gwadar City is getting improved through persistent water supply.
 
Kashmir Solidarity Day observed in Glasgow, Edinburgh PDF Print E-mail
News - National
app69-05edinburgh.jpgISLAMABAD, Feb 5 (APP): Kashmir Solidarity Day was observed in Glasgow and Edinburgh in Scotland on Friday with the expression of complete solidarity and support for the people of Occupied Jammu and Kashmir in their just struggle for the right of self-determination. A large protest demonstration was held outside the Indian Consulate in Edinburgh to express support and solidarity with the Kashmiri people in their struggle for their inalienable right to self-determination.
 
Airport Entry passes of PIA employees cancelled: Operation bring back zaireen starts PDF Print E-mail
News - National
ISLAMABAD Feb 05 (APP): The Airport Security Force (ASF) on Friday cancelled airport entry passes of all the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) employees while the Saudi Airlines under special arrangements has initiated airlifting Pakistanis from Jeddah following strike by PIA staff. According to PIA spokesman, “In view of the ongoing strike ASF has cancelled airport entry passes of all PIA employees at all airports of Pakistan.
 
Kashmir Solidarity Day observed with full zeal, enthusiasm PDF Print E-mail
News - National
MUZAFFARABAD, Feb 5 (APP): Like elsewhere in the country, Kashmir Solidarity Day was observed throughout Azad Kashmir with full zeal and determination to continue political and diplomatic struggle for right to self determination in accordance with the resolutions of United Nations Security Council. The day was observed as public holiday in Azad Kashmir and public rallies,seminars and other functions were organized by different political parties to express solidarity with the people of Kashmir besides making human chains at Kohala, Brar Kot, Mangla ant other entries to Azad Kashmir to express gesture of solidarity.
 
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