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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.


Growing use of drones in law enforcement may violate human rights, warns UN expert -
UNITED NATIONS, Oct 23 (APP): The increasing use of armed drones within domestic law enforcement risks depersonalizing the use of force and infringing upon the rights of individual citizens, a United Nations human rights expert warned Thursday.


At General Assembly, UN experts urge global action on enforced disappearances -
UNITED NATIONS, Oct 23 (APP): The heads of two United Nations expert bodies Thursday urged States to take full responsibility to solve all aspects of the issue of enforced disappearances -- prevention, search for the disappeared, punishment of the perpetrators and reparation for the victims.


Pakistan calls for ban on autonomous weapons that would select and attack targets without human cont -
UNITED NATIONS, Oct 23 (APP): Pakistan has called for pre-emptive ban on the development of Lethal Autonomous Weapon Systems (LAWS), known as killer robots, that are capable of making their own combat decisions without human intervention, saying such devices would undermine world peace.


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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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Pakistan, China “A meaningful partnership” PDF Print E-mail
Chinese Prime Minister Visit to Pakistan - APP News
BEIJNG, DEC 18 (APP):  China and Pakistan always stood togather in fighting natural disasters, terrorism or countering separatism.  As decades-long close friends and neighbours, China and Pakistan have always lent a helping hand to each other, especially in times of need, said an article by a prominent Chinese scholar appeared in Saturday’s China Daily.  This year has been no exception. When Pakistan was devastated by one of the worst floods in its history earlier this year, China offered about US $250 million in aid to it. As part of the aid, China sent a team of experts to Pakistan in November to help the country expedite its reconstruction work.
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$25-30bln Chinese investment expected: Kaira PDF Print E-mail
Chinese Prime Minister Visit to Pakistan - APP News
ISLAMABAD, Dec 18 (APP): Minister of Information and Broadcasting Qamar Zaman Kaira on Friday said that a $25 to $30 billion Chinese investment was expected in different sectors of the country. Addressing a press conference on Chinese premier’s visit, he said Pakistan and China inked 13 agreements and Memoranda of Understanding on cooperation in economy, energy, banking, security and technology. He said China would give a grant of dollar 229 million for flood affected road network and agriculture sector leading to provision of rice processors and latest technology of cold storage.
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Jiabo and Gilani laud diplomats for deepening Pak-China relationship PDF Print E-mail
Chinese Prime Minister Visit to Pakistan - APP News
ISLAMABAD, Dec 18 (APP): Premier Wen Jiabao and Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani Saturday had an extensive interaction with the Pakistani and Chinese citizens who contributed in forging friendship between the two countries, here at the newly inaugurated Pak-China Friendship Centre.  Premier Wen and Prime Minister Gilani who jointly inaugurated the Rs. 3 billion centre met the diplomats and individuals who played an important role in deepening relations between the two countries.
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Chinese Premier lauds Pakistan’s ‘positive contributions’ to regional peace PDF Print E-mail
Chinese Prime Minister Visit to Pakistan - APP News
ISLAMABAD, Dec 17 (APP): Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao Friday said Pakistan being an important country in the region, has made positive contributions to peace, stability and development of the region and the world. “The purpose of my visit this time is to solidify friendship, deepen cooperation, support Pakistan’s efforts of post-disaster reconstruction, and ring in, together with Pakistan, the 60th anniversary of China-Pakistan diplomatic relations in 2011,” Wen said in his arrival statement at the Chaklala Air Base.
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$25-30bln Chinese investment expected: Kaira PDF Print E-mail
Chinese Prime Minister Visit to Pakistan - APP News
kaira_press17.jpgISLAMABAD, Dec 17 (APP): Minister of Information and Broadcasting Qamar Zaman Kaira on Friday said that a $25 to $30 billion Chinese investment was expected in different sectors of the country.Addressing a press conference on Chinese premier’s visit, he said Pakistan and China inked 13 agreements and Memoranda of Understanding on cooperation in economy, energy, banking, security and technology.He said China would give a grant of dollar 229 million for flood affected road network and agriculture sector leading to provision of rice processors and latest technology of cold storage.He said the Chinese government would extend soft loan of $400 million while another $10 million cash amount would be provided to be disimbursed as compensation to the flood affected families.

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Wen Jiabao accorded warm welcome on arrival PDF Print E-mail
Chinese Prime Minister Visit to Pakistan - APP News
pm_arrival.jpgISLAMABAD, Dec 17 (APP): A warm welcome was accorded to Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao as he arrived here Friday on a three-day official visit aimed at further expanding Sino-Pak economic and trade ties. A red carpet was rolled out for the Chinese Premier as he alighted from the special Air China aircraft. The Chinese Premier’s white Boeing 747 with blue stripes was escorted by four Sino-Pak joint production JF-17 Thunder aircraft, as it crossed the Indian border and touched Chaklala Air Base.
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Highlights of Chinese Premier’s welcome PDF Print E-mail
Chinese Prime Minister Visit to Pakistan - APP News
pm_highlight.jpgISLAMABAD, Dec 17 (APP): Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao arrived here Friday on a three-day official visit on the invitation of Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani.
**Highlights of the welcome ceremony:
•    Greens and reds representing the flags of Pakistan and China, dominated the Chaklala Air base to welcome the Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao who arrived here at 1255 hours, on the dot.
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Landmark buildings in Islamabad symbolise deep Pak-China friendship: PM PDF Print E-mail
Chinese Prime Minister Visit to Pakistan - APP News
BEIJING, Dec 16 (APP): Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani has said that in the federal capital there are landmark buildings, which reflect the deep rooted friendship between Pakistan and China.In an interview ahead of Premier Wen Jiabao visit to Pakistan starting from Friday (tomorrow) Prime Minister Gilani mentioned Zhou Enlai Avenue, Jinnah Sports Complex and the newly-built Pakistan-China Friendship Centre as symbols of all weather friendship.“They are the symbols of the unity and bond between China and Pakistan and will always be remembered,” Gilani remarked.

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Sino-Pak trade to touch US $ 15 billion by 2012 PDF Print E-mail
Chinese Prime Minister Visit to Pakistan - APP News
ISLAMABAD, Dec 16 (APP): The upcoming visit of Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao to Pakistan targets to set the trade volume between the two friendly countries at US$ 15 billion by 2012.Under the 5 years Development Programme launched in 2006 for strengthening of economic relations, the existing trade is to be enhanced to $ 15 billion by 2012.More than 62 different projects have been identified under this programme for investment in various economic fields and are at different stages of completion.In the last few years, investment of more than $ 1.3 billion was made by China in Pakistan.Over 120 Chinese companies have invested in oil, gas, IT and telecom, power generation, engineering, automobiles, infrastructure and mining sectors of Pakistan.
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Chinese Premier’s visit attracts great media coverage PDF Print E-mail
Chinese Prime Minister Visit to Pakistan - APP News
ISLAMABAD, Dec 16 (APP): The official and private media is giving great importance to the visit of Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao to Pakistan.Electronic and print media have made special arrangements to cover the visit, PTV reported.The Chinese Prime Minister will arrive here on December 17 on a three-day official visit on the invitation of Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani.The extraordinary importance, given by the media to the visit of Chinese Premier is reflective of the fact that the people of Pakistan and the government have immense affections and love for the great friend, China and its leadership.
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Pakistan expects China to play bigger role on regional issues: Ambassador Khan PDF Print E-mail
Chinese Prime Minister Visit to Pakistan - APP News
BEIJING, Dec 16 (APP):  The Islamabad Ambassador to Beijing Masood Khan has said that Pakistan expects that on regional issues China to play a bigger role in promoting peace and stability, especially in facilitating dialogues between Pakistan and its neighbour, India. “We hope China will, over time, be able to persuade India to have sustainable dialogues with Pakistan for the resolution of all outstanding issues, including Kashmir”, said ambassador Masood Khan in an interview with Chinese media.
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MoI & P offers Chinese govt,bussinessmen for investment in SOEs PDF Print E-mail
Chinese Prime Minister Visit to Pakistan - APP News
ISLAMABAD, Dec 16 (APP): Under directive of Minister for Industries & Production Mir Hazar Khan Bijarani, the Ministry has prepared a comprehensive proposal to offer  China for investment in its State Owned Enterprises (SOEs) like Heavy Mechanical Complex (HMC).The SOEs included Heavy Electrical Complex (HEC) at Taxila, Pakistan Machine Tool Factory (PMTF) Karachi, Pakistan Engineering Company (PECO) Lahore and Tools, Dies and Moulds Centers (TDMC) at Gujranwala arid Karachi, said a press release issued here Thursday.
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Wen’s visit to elevate China-Pakistan relations to new heights: People’s Daily PDF Print E-mail
Chinese Prime Minister Visit to Pakistan - APP News
BEIJING, DEC 16 (APP): Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao’s upcoming 3-day official visit to Pakistan reflects the Chinese government’s special attention to the development of China-Pakistan relations. This visit will further consolidate the friendship between China and Pakistan and elevate the bilateral strategic cooperative partnership to a new level, contributing to the promotion of regional peace, stability and development, said Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Liu Jian in an interview with the People’s Daily published here.
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