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UN chiefs make impassioned plea to save besieged civilians in Syria -
UNITED NATIONS, April 23 (APP): The heads of five U.N. humaniarian agencies Wednesday made an urgent call on Syrian authorities and the opposition to allow aid access, end siege warfare and halt the indiscriminate bombing of civilians, saying ‘those with the responsibility, power and influence’ should work to re-energize a thus-far failed diplomatic push to end the brutal three-year conflict.

CNS Admiral Asif Sandila meets top PLAN officials -
QINGDAO, Apri 23 (APP): Chief of Naval Staff Admiral (CNS) Muhammad Asif Sandila held a detailed meeting with top officials of People’s Liberation Army (Navy) here Wednesday, official sources said.

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.

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Sharjeel stuns World Champion Asif in KC Challenge Snooker
KARACHI, Apr 23 (APP): Sharjeel Mehmood stunned former World Champion Muhammad Asif 4-1 to chalk out his third victory on the third day of 18th Karachi Club Open Challenge Snooker Tournament at KC’s Amir Bakhsh Billiards Hall on Wednesday.
A unique feat at KBA Bridge
KARACHI, Apr 23 (APP): A Dead Heat of three bridge players-Shakeel Chandna, Pak Day International Pairs Bridge winner, Shahab Khan and enthusiast Muhammad Rafique, all of them finished on top with a handsome score of 59.38 percent, Karachi Bridge Association (KBA) announced on Wednesday.
Three matches decided in Nishan-e-Haider hockey Tournament
LAHORE, Apr 23 (APP): Pakistan Railways, Wapda and National Bank of Pakistan marched ahead in the Ninth Nishan-e-Haider Hockey Tournament after winning their respective matches on Wednesday at the Mutiullah hockey stadium Bahawalpur.
Sherwani, Jan optimistic about hockey revival
KARACHI, Apr 23 (APP): Former Olympian Salim Sherwani and international Jan Muhammad are optimistic about the revival of Pakistan hockey despite a bleak scenario.
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.
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Education plays important role in nation building: - CM takes notice of raid at potatoes cold storage - President telephones Mrs Hamid Mir - 3G, 4G auction fetches Rs.111 bln to national exchequer - Pakistan, Mauritius to enhance cooperation in education sector - KP differs with NAB over release of corrupt through plea bargain: CM
PM urges Pakistan, Chinese businessmen to work together for shared prosperity PDF Print E-mail
Chinese Prime Minister Visit to Pakistan - APP News
pm_summit.jpgISLAMABAD, Dec 18 (APP): Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani has called upon entrepreneurs from China and Pakistan to take advantage of natural economic commonalities that exist between the two countries and make economic and trade partnership a driver for common development and shared prosperity.Addressing Pakistan China Business Cooperation Summit here on Saturday, he said China has always been a generous and reliable partner in Pakistan’s development efforts.Prime Minister Gilani and Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao presided over the summit attended by leading businessmen of Pakistan and China.

Wen invites Pak businessmen for investment in China PDF Print E-mail
Chinese Prime Minister Visit to Pakistan - APP News
pm_speech.jpgISLAMABAD, Dec 18 (APP): Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao on Saturday said Pakistani investors were welcome to start joint ventures in China and the latest close interaction between the entrepreneurs of the two countries would provide them linkages to utilise in future.Addressing the Pak-China business summit here, he said the increasing economic cooperation between Pakistan and China will bring tangible benefits to the people of two countries.He said Pakistan and China had trade of $ one billion in 2002 which rose to $ 6.8 billion in 2009.He expressed the desire to expand trade volume between the two countries to $ 10 billion as soon as possible.

Pakistan, China establish mechanism for regular consultations PDF Print E-mail
Chinese Prime Minister Visit to Pakistan - APP News
president_pm2.jpgISLAMABAD, Dec 18 (APP): Pakistan and China have established a mechanism for regular consultations between the leadership of the two countries and also at the level of the foreign ministers of the two countries.A mechanism for energy framework to help Pakistan come out of the energy crisis has also been established.During delegation level talks at the Aiwan-e-Sadr on Saturday between the delegation of Pakistan and China, led by President Asif Ali Zardari and the Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao respectively, Premier Wen Jiabao said that a mechanism has been worked out and expressed the hope that this would provide impetus to further enhance mutual cooperation and contribute towards further strengthening the bilateral relations.

Pakistan, China ink series of agreements in private sector PDF Print E-mail
Chinese Prime Minister Visit to Pakistan - APP News
pm_agreement.jpgISLAMABAD, Dec 18 (APP): Pakistan and China Saturday inkedanother 22 agreements between the business sectors of the two countries, aimed at expanding economic ties and raising the total volume of expected trade to around US 25 billion dollars through 37 agreements.Premier Wen Jiabao and Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani witnessed the signing of 17 agreements and 5 Memorandums of Understanding during the Business Forum convened specifically to help the two countries achieve the target of US 18 billion dollars by 2015.The agreements pertain to cooperation in space and upper atmosphere research, chambers of federations, agro chemicals, food,seafood, agriculture, seed research and import export of machinery.
Wen Jianbao to be first Chinese premier to address parliament PDF Print E-mail
Chinese Prime Minister Visit to Pakistan - APP News
 ISLAMABAD, Dec 18 (APP): Premier Wen Jiabao will be the first Chinese leader, and 6th world dignitary to address the joint sitting of the Parliament on Sunday.Five foreign dignitaries who had earlier addressed the joint sitting of the Parliament include current Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, former Sri Lankan Prime Minister Sirimavo Bandaranaike, Ex-Turkish President Kenan Evran, former Iranian President Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani and Queen Elizabeth II of Britain.Speaker National Assembly Dr Fehmida Mirza will preside over the session.Governors, Chief Ministers of all provinces including Gilgit-Baltistan, Speakers of all provincial assemblies including Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK), President and Prime Minister AJK, Chief Justice of Pakistan, Chief Justice of Federal Shariat Court, Chief Election Commission, Chairman Joint Chief of Staff Committee and all services chiefs, all heads of constitutional organizations, Governor  State Bank of Pakistan, dignitaries having status of state ministers, Islamabad based diplomats, senior officials and dignitaries have been invited to attend the event.
PM fetes Chinese Premier PDF Print E-mail
Chinese Prime Minister Visit to Pakistan - APP News
pm_lunch.jpgISLAMABAD, Dec 18 (APP): Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani Saturday hosted a luncheon in honour of Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao and members of his delegation.The Chinese Premier is on a three-day visit to Pakistan, aimed at further strengthening their rich bonds and expanding cooperation in all areas.The luncheon was attended by politicians of all shades, Chairman Senate Naek, Speaker National Assembly Fehmida Mirza, Governors and Chief Ministers of the four provinces, members of the federal cabinet, services chiefs, diplomats and senior civil and military officials.Prime Minister Gilani extended a very warm welcome to the Chinese Premier. He said the ties between the two countries were “rock solid” and the two would jointly celebrate 2011 as year of friendship, marking their 60th anniversary of relations.
Pakistan seeks peaceful resolution of all issues with India including Jammu and Kashmir: PM PDF Print E-mail
Chinese Prime Minister Visit to Pakistan - APP News
ISLAMABAD, Dec 18 (APP): Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani Saturday said Pakistan seeks a peaceful resolution of all issues with India, including the longstanding issue of Jammu and Kashmir.Addressing a luncheon reception hosted in honour of visiting Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao here at a local hotel, the Prime Minister said, “We desire a peaceful environment in our region in the interest of our development and to raise the living standards of our people.”  We seek peaceful resolution of all issues with India, including the longstanding Jammu and Kashmir dispute,” Gilani said.

Pakistan, China to celebrate 2011 as Year of Friendship PDF Print E-mail
Chinese Prime Minister Visit to Pakistan - APP News
ISLAMABAD, Dec 18 (APP): Pakistan Saturday announced to celebrate 2011 as “Year of Friendship” to mark 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relationships between the two countries.Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani while addressing a luncheon hosted in honour of visiting Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao here at local hotel said, “We celebrate the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relationship between the two countries.” Gilani said, “We have decided to jointly celebrate 2011 as a Year of Friendship between Pakistan and China.”

Pak-China sign $ 275 million project for KKH repair PDF Print E-mail
Chinese Prime Minister Visit to Pakistan - APP News
ISLAMABAD, Dec 18 (APP): National Highway Authority (NHA) and China Roads and Bridges Corporation on Saturday signed $ 275 million agreement for repairing Karakorum Highway (KKH) damaged with Attabad accidental lake in Gilgit-Baltistan.Chairman NHA, Altaf Ahmad Chaudhry and Chairman Roads and Bridges Corporation of China, Wen Gong signed the agreement on behalf of their respective sides.Briefing the media on the bilateral agreement, the chairman NHA said that the accidental lake of Hunza Attaabad has badly damaged several portions of KKH that need urgent repair.The Chinese engineers have advised to bring down the surface of the lake by at least 30 feet down to carry out repair work of the damaged portion.
Chinese Premier inaugurates Pak-China Friendship Centre PDF Print E-mail
Chinese Prime Minister Visit to Pakistan - APP News
pm_inaugurate.jpgISLAMABAD, Dec 18 (APP): Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao on Saturday inaugurated the Pak-China Friendship Centre - an icon of their evergreen relationship and a platform for promotion of their mutual cultural ties. Chinese Premier who is on a three-day official visit to Pakistan, unveiled the plaque of the Centre at Shakarparian along with Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani. The foundation of the Centre was also laid by the Chinese Premier Wen in April 2005.It is a gift from the Chinese government to the people of Pakistan and has been built at a cost of Rs 3 billion in 22 months.
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