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Right to online privacy at risk as governments engage in mass surveillance: UN expert -
UNITED NATIONS, Oct 24 (APP): States must be transparent about the nature of their electronic mass surveillance programmes, a United Nations counter-terrorism expert said Thursday as he warned about the impact such measures might have on individuals' right to privacy.

Greater effort needed to eradicate extreme poverty in world's poorest nations on UN report -
UNITED NATIONS, Oct 24 (APP): While the world's 48 most vulnerable nations continue to make in-roads into poverty reduction, a far greater effort is needed if these countries are to eradicate extreme poverty by 2020, according to a new United Nations report.

Pakistan urges more transparency, openness in UNSC's decision-making process -
UNITED NATIONS, Oct 24 (APP): Pakistan has stressed the need for greater openness, transparency and inclusion in the UN Security Council's decision-making process so as to enhance it's efficiency and effectiveness.

Pakistan mustering support for seat on ECOSOC- UN's economic arm -
UNITED NATIONS, Oct 24,(APP)- Ahead of next week's Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) elections in which Pakistan is a candidate, Ambassador Masood Khan hosted a reception Thursday as part of the continuing lobbying efforts.

UN chief praises fallen Pakistani peacekeeper's contribution to UN's work for peace in CAR -
UNITED NATIONS, Oct 24 (APP): Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has paid tributes to Pakistani soldier Fahad Iftikhar, who was recently killed in the Central African Republic while serving the United Nations peacekeeping force, known as MINUSCA.

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ICC empowers umpires in unfairplay
KARACHI, Oct 23 (APP): International Cricket Council (ICC) is empowering umpires to use their discretion in unfairplay, according to reports published in cricket’s leading website carried on Thursday. 
PCB Chairman, BoG congratulate Younis on double landmark
KARACHI, Oct 23 (APP): Chairman Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Shaharyar M. Khan Thursday has congratulated Younis Khan on achieving two significant landmarks on day one of the first Test Wednesday against Australia at Dubai International Stadium.
47th Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Amateur Golf Championship start on Friday
PESHAWAR, Oct 23 (APP): The 47th edition of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Amateur Golf Championship will tee-off at 6666-yards PAF Golf Course today (Friday) over 54-hold, 18-hole each day.
PCB extends remedial work on Saeed Ajmal
KARACHI, Oct 22 (APP): The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB has decided to extend Saeed Ajmal’s remedial work under Saqlain Mushtaq’s watch by another 15 days.
National Hockey camp for Indian Tour from Oct 28 at Karachi: PHF
PESHAWAR, Oct 22 (APP): The training camp of national senior probables preparing for participation in the Hero-Honda Champions Trophy to be played at Bhubaneswar, India from December 6-14, 2014, will be organized at Hockey Club of Pakistan Stadium, Karachi on October 28, 2014.
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Relief operation in quake-hit areas continues PDF Print E-mail
Balochistan Earthquake 2013 - Balochistan Earthquake 2013
app74-02awaran.jpgQUETTA, Oct 2 (APP): Relief operation was in full swing in the  quake-battered areas of Balochistan as hundreds of food packets, medicines and tents were delivered to the victims on Wednesday.  Civil administration along with Army and Frontier Corps has been  carrying out relief activities for the calamity-stricken people on war-footings. Under the supervision of local administration, rescue teams are striving hard to reach the affectees.
Govt to utilize all resources for relief of quake victims: Ch. Nisar PDF Print E-mail
Balochistan Earthquake 2013 - Balochistan Earthquake 2013
ISLAMABAD, Sept 30 (APP): Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Monday said that the government would utilize all possible resources for the provision of relief and rehabilitation to the people affected by the devastating earthquake in Balochistan. The minister said this while chairing a high level meeting here Monday which reviewed the Balochistan earthquake relief and rehabilitation work on the directives of the Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif. Interior Minister reviewed the earthquake relief work and directed the Chairman NDMA, Chairman NADRA and DG ERRA to proceed to Balochistan and prepare a consolidated assessment and rehabilitation plan. Chairman NDMA, DG ERRA, Chairman NADRA and senior officials of the PM Office attended the meeting.
Federal govt assures Balochistan of all-out support in relief operation PDF Print E-mail
Balochistan Earthquake 2013 - Balochistan Earthquake 2013
QUETTA, Sept 30 (APP): Federal government is committed to extend all-out support to the provincial government of Balochistan in its rescue and relief operation underway in the quake-battered areas of Awaran and Kech. The assurance was made in a high-level meeting held in Quetta during which Engineer-in-Chief Pakistan Lieutenant General, Najeebullah Khan called on Chief Secretary Balochistan, Babar Yaqoob Fateh Mohammad at Civil Secretariat here. Issues relating to the rehabilitation of the calamity-hit areas of the province and pending federal government projects were discussed during the course of meeting. Federal government would provide full assistance to the Balochistan in its measures for the the rehabilitation of the catastrophe-stricken people of the remote parts of the province.
2000 army personnel busy in relief operation in earthquake-hit areas of Balochistan: DG ISPR PDF Print E-mail
Balochistan Earthquake 2013 - Balochistan Earthquake 2013
RAWALPINDI, Sept 30 (APP): Director General ISPR Major General Asim Saleem Bajwa said on Monday that over 2000 army personnel were busy in rescue and relief operation in the earthquake hit Awaran district of Balochistan province. Over 100,000 people have been displaced while 20,000 houses have been destroyed as a result of the earthquake which mainly hit the Awaran district, he told newsmen here. The DG ISPR said so far 470 casualties have been confirmed while another 425 people were injured. So far 5310 tents, 207 tons of food items have been distributed among quake affected people, he added.
Army sets up donation points for Balochistan quake affectees PDF Print E-mail
Balochistan Earthquake 2013 - Balochistan Earthquake 2013
QUETTA, Sept 30 (APP): Pakistan Army has set up two donation collection points at Islamabad for the quake affectees of Balochisan. Inter Service Public Rations spokesman has said that on the directives of Chief of Army Staff General Ashfaq Pervez Kayani and Commander 10 Corps, Lietenant General Qamar Javed Bajwa, the Pakistan Army has set up two camps aimed at collect the donations for the catastrophe-hit ---people of Balochistan. For the generous response to their fellow country men, people have been appealed to come forward and donate at camps established at Polo ground Mal Road, Rawalpindi Cant and F9 Park, Gate 1 Margala Road Islamabad. Lt Col Khalid Chohan (03364494844) and Lt Col Amjad (03219633339) could be contacted for the donations.
Pakistan, China decide to further deepen cooperation in all sectors PDF Print E-mail
Chinese Prime Minister Visit to Pakistan - APP News
ISLAMABAD, May 23 (APP): Pakistan and China, during the two-day visit of Chinese Premier Li Kiqiang, decided to further deepen practical cooperation in all sectors and would strengthen coordination and cooperation on international and regional issues. The two sides agreed to work on it according to the guiding principles of the Treaty of Friendship, Cooperation and Good-Neighbourly Relations between the two countries and on the existing close cooperation. The two sides reviewed with satisfaction the development of China- Pakistan relations, and are of the view that the China-Pakistan relationship  has acquired growing strategic significance under the current complex and volatile regional and international situation. This partnership positively contributes to peace and stability in the region. To cement this strategic partnership is the shared objective of both countries, said a Joint Statement on deepening comprehensive strategic cooperation between the People’s Republic of China and the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.
Chinese Premier seen off at Nur Khan airbase PDF Print E-mail
Chinese Prime Minister Visit to Pakistan - APP News
app58-23president-rawalpindi_copy.jpg ISLAMABAD, May 23 (APP): Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Thursday left Pakistan after completing his two-day official visit, aimed at fostering the existing time-tested brotherly relations. The Chinese Premier and his delegation was seen off at the Nur Khan Airbase by President Asif Ali Zardari, caretaker Prime Minister Justice (retd) Mir Hazar Khan Khoso, Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani and civil and military officials. He was presented an album containing photos of his stay in Pakistan. Premier Li visited Pakistan on the invitation of President Asif Ali Zardari.
Chinese Pm’s aircraft escorted by six JF-17 Thunders PDF Print E-mail
Chinese Prime Minister Visit to Pakistan - APP News
app61-23rawalpindi_copy.jpg ISLAMABAD, May 23 (APP): Six PAF JF-17 Thunders escorted the aircraft of Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang as it took off from PAF Nur Khan Base for its next destination. The escorting aircraft got airborne from an operational Air Base and formed a three ship echelon right and echelon left formation on either side of the distinguished dignitary’s aircraft, according to PAF. The escort formation of JF-17 Thunders was led by Wing Commander Ronald Afzal.
Sino-Pak ‘unmatchable’ ties to grow further: Premier Li PDF Print E-mail
Chinese Prime Minister Visit to Pakistan - APP News
app63-23pm-islamabad_copy.jpg ISLAMABAD, May 23 (APP): Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Thursday termed ‘unmatchable’ the friendship between Pakistan and China and said the ‘eternal relationship’ between the two countries always withstood the tests of time. “Our hearts beat together and if there is anything time-tested in this world, it is Pakistan-China friendship,” the Chinese Premier said during his visit to the Pak-China Friendship Centre here. Premier Li Keqiang along with caretaker Prime Minister Mir Hazar Khoso visited the institute built with the assistance of the Chinese government. Premier Li, in his address to the select gathering of representatives of think-tanks and the Chinese-learning students, said China considered Pakistan as its valuable neighbour.
Chinese Premier pledges to support, assist Pakistan PDF Print E-mail
Chinese Prime Minister Visit to Pakistan - APP News
senet.jpgISLAMABAD, May 23 (APP): Chinese Prime Minister, Li Keqiang on Thursday reiterated his government’s stance to support Pakistan in all sectors and extend further cooperation, especially in strategic, energy, science and technology and agriculture domains.In his address to special session of the Senate here, the visiting Premier said that Pakistan’s support to China was vital for the development of his country.“China will give you every support and assistance and by helping you, we have to help ourselves,” he said.“The friendship which is based upon share values of life is long lasting,” and the two nations have been enjoying such an exemplary friendship, he added.The Chinese Premier stressed that the both nations should stand shoulder to shoulder as friends and brothers with ‘pragmatic cooperation.’ Terming the friendship as outcome of centuries old historical people-to-people contacts, he said that it was nurtured by the nations and fostered by the forefathers through generations to generations.
PML(N) chief calls on Chinese Premier PDF Print E-mail
Chinese Prime Minister Visit to Pakistan - APP News
app02-23islamabad_copy.jpgISLAMABAD, May 23 (APP): Chief of Pakistan Muslim League (N), Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif called on Chinese Premier Li Keqiang here on Thursday and discussed ways to strengthen Sino-Pak relations in different fields.The Chinese Premier, who is on a two-day official visit to Islamabad as part of his four-nation trip, congratulated Mian Nawaz Sharif on his party’s victory in the general elections.Soon after the meeting, Nawaz Sharif told mediamen that he thanked to Chinese Premier for his visit to Pakistan who also expressed good wishes for the new government and for the people of Pakistan.The PML (N) Chief said the Chinese Premier has invited him to visit China to discuss development projects of mutual interest, which he added would be beneficial for people of both the countries.
Pak, China premiers plant ‘Friendship Tree’ at Shakarparian PDF Print E-mail
Chinese Prime Minister Visit to Pakistan - APP News
app29-23pm-islamabad_copy.jpgISLAMABAD, May 23 (APP): Premier of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China, Li Keqiang and Prime Minister Justice (Retd) Mir Hazar Khan Khoso Thursday jointly planted a sapling at Memorial Garden Shakarparian. Both the prime ministers planted a chir pine tree named as ‘China-Pakistan Friendship Tree’ at the garden in a ceremony also attended by federal cabinet members and CDA officers including Member Environment, Ahsan Ali Mangi, Member Planning and Design Mustafain Kazmi. Premier Li Keqiang is the 118th foreign dignitary planting a tree at Shakarparian. Acting CDA Chairman Azhar Ali Chaudhry briefed the guest about the making of Capital Islamabad in this region and tradition of planting trees at this Memorial Garden of Shakarparian where the Federal Cabinet met to approve the plan of the Federal Capital Islamabad.
Services Chiefs meet Premier Li PDF Print E-mail
Chinese Prime Minister Visit to Pakistan - APP News
88888.jpgISLAMABAD, May 23 (APP): Services chiefs of Pakistan’s armed forces met Chinese Premier Li Keqiang here on Thursday morning.Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC) General Khalid Shameem Wynne, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Muhammad Asif Sandila and Chief of Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force (PAF) Air Chief Marshal Tahir Rafiq Butt exchanged views with Chinese premier on defence cooperation and other matters of mutual interest.
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