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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.                                    

Climate change agreement must be cognizant of developing countries' needs: PM -
By Shahid Saleem Khan

PARIS, Nov 30 (APP):  Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Monday said that Pakistan was committed to reduction of global emissions with various initiatives already taken like efforts for renewable technologies, energy efficiency, implementation of mass transport systems and expansion of hydro-electricity potential. "For the effective implementation of our (Pakistan's) national programmes, finance, technology transfer, and capacity building remain key enablers," he said while speaking at the leaders event of a two-week 21st UN Climate Change Conference (COP21) which started here in the French capital.

Both Pakistan, India desire to move forward: PM -
PARIS, Nov 30 (APP): Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Monday said that both Pakistan and India desired to move forward and 'all states must keep the door to dialogue open.' Talking to newsmen, the Prime Minister said he and his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi held a good chat in a good atmosphere. To a question, he said all issues could not be discussed in a brief interaction.

Sport News
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.

Peshawar Press Club Inter-Media Cricket Tournament begins
PESHAWAR, Nov 30 (APP): The second edition of the Peshawar Press Club Inter-Media Cricket Tournament got under way here at Maazullah Khan Cricket Academy and BISE Grounds on Monday. Senior Minister Sharam Khan Tarakhai and Senior Journalist Rahim Ullah Yousazai formally inaugurated the month long event that carrying a total of 32 teams comprising Geo TV, ARY News, Dunia TV, Dawn News, APP, Express News, 92 HD News, Daily Suba, Waqat News, Sports Writers Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Journalist XI, Channel 24 News, Daily Aaaj, Nai Baath, Daily Jang, Sama News, BBC News, Daily Khyber, Khyber News, Daily Aeen, Aaj News, Daily Express, The News, Daily Mashriq, Neo TV, Abb Tak News, Photo Journalist Tigers. Daily The Frontier Post will defend its title.
WAPDA's players grab Naval's Chief Staff Amateur Golf Tournament
ISLAMABAD, Nov 30 (APP): The Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority's players Muhammad Rehman and Ghazanfar Mehmood snatched All Pakistan Chief of Navel Staff Amateur Golf Tournament, held at Royal Palm Golf Club, by obtaining first and second positions respectively.
Players should see Misbah as role-model: Mushtaq Ahmed
ISLAMABAD, Nov 29 (APP): Pakistan bowling Coach Mushtaq Ahmed said the players should make Test skipper Misbah-ul-Haq as their role-model as his fitness is commendable and an example to follow.  Mushtaq said Misbah is 40 plus now and still his fitness is admirable, therefore the current players should see him as an example to follow. 
BISE Mardan wins All-Pakistan Inter-Board Girls Netball
PESHAWAR, Nov 29 (APP): Mardan Board clinched the trophy of the All-Pakistan Inter-Board Girls Netball Championship after defeating Peshawar Board in the final played at Post Graduate College for Women Mardan on Sunday.
Latest News
President for making Pakistan, world free of HIV & AIDS by 2030 - PM urges for educating people on how to prevent from HIV, AIDS - President advises against social discrimination with HIV patients - Eight companies to participate in bidding for DTH licencing on Dec 7 - Country Director of PHF calls on Nisar - Shehbaz meets UK National Security Advisor
Groundbreaking of TAPI project next month: Khaqan PDF Print E-mail
News - National
ISLAMABAD, Nov 4 (APP): Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Wednesday said the groundbreaking ceremony of the long-awaited transnational gas pipeline, dubbed as Turkemanistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) project would be held next month.
Executive Director NAVTTC calls on President PDF Print E-mail
News - National
app24-04president-islamabad.jpgISLAMABAD, Nov 4 (APP): Executive Director, National Vocational and Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC) Zulfiqar Ahmad Cheema, called on President Mamnoon Hussain here on Wednesday and briefed him about the matters pertaining to NAVTTC. 
Bosan calls for investing in rural economy PDF Print E-mail
News - National
ISLAMABAD, Nov 4 (APP): Minister for National Food Security and Research, Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan on Wednesday called upon the foreign investors to go for farm mechanization and invest in rural economic uplift where huge investment opportunities and incentives were waiting for them.
Rabbani stopped lawmakers quoting dictators in Senate proceedings PDF Print E-mail
News - National
ISLAMABAD Nov 4 (APP): Senate Chairman Mian Raza Rabbani on  Wednesday stopped lawmakers from quoting dictators in their debates  during the Senate proceedings.
Mushahid asks PTI to shun politics of allegations PDF Print E-mail
News - National
ISLAMABAD, Nov 4 (APP): Secretary Information Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Senator Mushahid Ullah Khan Wednesday asked the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) to shun the politics of allegations and work together for welfare of the masses.
Oil and gas sector attractive for investment: Dr Musadik Malik PDF Print E-mail
News - National
ISLAMABAD, Nov 4 (APP): Special Assistant to Prime Minister Dr.  Musadik Malik on Wednesday said the government offers good opportunities for investment in energy sector as the country was blessed with abundant natural resources.
Dastgir dismisses impression about Pakistan's isolation in UN PDF Print E-mail
News - National
ISLAMABAD, Nov 4 (APP): Minister for Commerce, Engr. Khurram Dastgir Khan on Wednesday brushed aside the impression that Pakistan was in isolation in the United Nations, especially after not being re-elected as member of its Human rights Council.
Govt focussing on reform of energy sector to end loadshedding PDF Print E-mail
News - National
app49-03pm-islamabad.jpgISLAMABAD, Nov 3 (APP): Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Tuesday said his government was focussing on reforms in  energy sector aimed at ending loadshedding from the country.
President felicitates Turkish leadership on AKP's victory in election PDF Print E-mail
News - National
ISLAMABAD, Nov 3 (APP): President Mamnoon Hussain on Tuesday telephoned Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu and felicitated on the success of Justice and Development Party (AKP) in elections.
Ambassadors of 12 countries present credentials to President PDF Print E-mail
News - National
app24-03president-islamabad.jpgISLAMABAD, Nov 3 (APP): Ambassadors of 12 countries presented credentials to President Mamnoon Hussain on Tuesday at an impressive ceremony held at the Aiwan-e-Sadr.
PM directs early completion of CPECís western corridor PDF Print E-mail
News - National
app47-03pm-islamabad.jpgISLAMABAD, Nov 3 (APP): Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday directed early completion of the Western Corridor of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and start of land acquisition for which the funds have already been allocated in PSDP budget.
Naval Chief calls on PM PDF Print E-mail
News - National
app48-03pm-islamabad.jpgISLAMABAD, Nov 3 (APP): Naval Chief Admiral Muhammad Zaka ullah Tuesday called on Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif here at the PM House.
Pervaiz Rashid lays 2 ordinances in Senate PDF Print E-mail
News - Senate
ISLAMABAD Nov 3 (APP): As many as two ordinances including the Foreigners (Amendment) Ordinance, 2015 and the National Database and Registration Authority (Amendment) Ordinance, 2015 were laid in Senate on Tuesday.
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