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Increased taxes, regulation key to fighting tobacco epidemic: UN health agency -
UNITED NATIONS, Oct 21 (APP): The implementation of higher taxes on tobacco products and greater regulation for electronic cigarettes are among the decisions passed by a United Nations-backed conference amid comprehensive efforts to clamp down on the tobacco “epidemic” and save millions of lives, the World Health Organization (WHO) has announced.

Water shut-offs in US city of Detroit ‘contrary to human rights’: UN experts -
UNITED NATIONS, Oct 21 (APP): The US city of Detroit must restore access to water for its citizens, who remain unable to pay their bills, two United Nations experts urged Tuesday, adding that a failure to do so would be a violation of the most basic human rights of those residents.

Community, religious leaders must condemn Islamic State’s ‘atrocities’: UN official -
UNITED NATIONS, Oct 21 (APP): Civilians continue to suffer atrocities and ‘dramatic’ human rights violations at the hands of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), warned United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights, Ivan Simonovic, as he concluded his week-long mission to Iraq.

Ebola no longer ‘localized emergency,’ UN health officials tell regional summit in Cuba -
UNITED NATIONS, Oct 21 (APP):  Ebola is no longer a localized public health emergency, top UN officials said in Havana Tuesday as they commended Cuba for sending doctors and nurses to the affected countries in West Africa, and addressed regional leaders gathering to discuss ways to resolve the emergency and halt spread of the virus to regional States.

Pakistan land of world’s two leading civilizations: Pervaiz -
ROTTERDAM (The Netherlands), Oct 21 (APP): Federal Minister for Information Broadcasting and National Heritage Senator Pervaiz Rashid Tuesday said Pakistan was a land of world’s leading two ancient civilizations of Gandhara and Indus that flourished some 5000 years ago.

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Shahbaz bestows Rs 2 lakh each on hockey team
LAHORE, Oct 21 (APP): Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif gave away cash award of Rs 200,000 each amongst the members and officials of the national hockey team for their brilliant performance in the recently concluded Asian Gmaes.
Quarter finals of Squash held
ISLAMABAD Oct 21 (APP): Quarter finals of Serena Hotels-Chief of Air Staff International Squash Championship were played here at Mushaf Squash Complex on Tuesday.
Hamza goes down to Vahedi in Qatar 6-Red Snooker semis
KARACHI, Oct 21 (APP)- Pakistan’s fast improving Hamza Akbar went down fighting 6-5 to Sohail Vahedi of Iran in the semifinals of inaugural Qatar Academy 6-Red Snooker Championship in Doha, according to a message received here on Tuesday.
Batting trio of Fazal, Majid, Saad put Karachi Dolphins on top in QAT
KARACHI, Oct 21 (APP): Batting trio of Fazal Subhan, Saad Ali and Majid Khan hit big half centuries to put Karachi Dolphins on top on day three of their 4-day Quaid-e-Azam Cricket Gold League match against Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Ltd (SNGPL) here at the National Stadium on Tuesday.
O’Keefe set to make debut against Pakistan in first Test
KARACHI, Oct 20 (APP): Steve O’Keefe has a good chance of making his debut in Dubai alongside the incumbent offspinner Nathan Lyon, said a report carried by cricket’s leading website on Monday.
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PM lauds Chinese assistance for IDPs, flood-hit people PDF Print E-mail
News - National
app12-17pm-islamabad.jpgISLAMABAD, Oct 17 (APP): Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Friday lauded the timely assistance rendered by the Chinese government for the relief of Internally Displaced Persons and the people affected by recent floods.
Pervaiz Rashid challenges Imran Khan to prove Nawaz Sharif's assets abroad PDF Print E-mail
News - National
ISLAMABAD, Oct 17 (APP): Minister for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Pervaiz Rashid Friday said that if PTI chairman Imran Khan can prove assets of Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif abroad, the same would be handed over to Imran  Khan in place of Bani-Gala palace.

Turkish PM for serious efforts to promote commercial ties with Pakistan PDF Print E-mail
News - National
ISLAMABAD, Oct.17(APP): Turkish Prime Minister Prof. Dr. Ahmet Davutoglu has said that serious  efforts are needed to  further promote economic and commercial relations between Turkey and Pakistan.
Sartaj Aziz to visit Afghanistan on Oct 19 PDF Print E-mail
News - National
ISLAMABAD, Oct 17 (APP):Adviser to Prime Minister on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz, will visit Kabul on October 19 as Special Envoy of the Prime Minister.

Pakistan calls for joint efforts to root out terrorism PDF Print E-mail
News - National
ISLAMABD, Oct 17 (APP): Pakistan armed forces are successfully carrying out operation in North Waziristan against terrorists and urged the international community to join hands to root out terrorism.
Dar vows to continue follow investors friendly policies PDF Print E-mail
News - National
ISLAMABAD, Oct 17 (APP): Federal Minister for Finance, Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar Friday reiterated government's commitment to continue to following investors friendly policies.
Appointment of advisors for transaction of HBL, ABL on advanced stage PDF Print E-mail
News - National
ISLAMABAD, Oct 17 (APP): Minister for Finance, Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar here on Friday was informed that appointment of Financial Advisor for two transactions including HBL and ABL was at an advanced stage and will be completed shortly.

Zafarul Haq strongly denounces Indian firing on LoC PDF Print E-mail
News - Senate
ISLAMABAD Oct 17 (APP) Leader of the House in the Senate, Raja Zafarul Haq here on Friday strongly denounced the Indian firing on the Line of Control (LoC) and the Working Boundary.
By-polls exposes hypocrisy of PTI: Saad PDF Print E-mail
News - National
LAHORE, Oct 17 (APP): Pakistan Railways Minister Khawaja Saad Rafique said on Friday that by-elections of Multan had exposed hypocritic politics of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) which supported Dogar who was a symbol of status quo.
No loan taken from China for 10,400 MW power projects: Asif PDF Print E-mail
News - National
ISLAMABAD, Oct 17 (APP): While scathingly rejecting Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf allegation, Minister for Water and Power Khawaja Muhammad Asif on Friday said that no loan was taken from China for various power projects of 10,400 MW adding the Chinese companies were making $ 14 billion direct foreign investment in power sector.
Nine militants killed in operation Khyber 1 PDF Print E-mail
News - National
PESHAWAR, Oct 17 (APP): At least nine suspected militants were killed and 10 others injured in an ongoing operation against militants in Khyber Agency’s Bara area, political authorities said, adding the operation has been named ‘Khyber 1’.
Baloch urges KPK to focus on improving system in KPK PDF Print E-mail
News - National
ISLAMABAD, Oct 17 (APP): Minister for SAFRON, Lt Gen (Retd) Abdul Qadir Baloch has said that Pakistan Tehrik e Insaf (PTI), should focus on improving the system in Khyber Pakhtunkhawa areas. 
Delegation of Turkish group Campak meets Shahbaz Sharif PDF Print E-mail
News - National
LAHORE, Oct 17 (APP):  A delegation of prominent Turkish group Campak met Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif, here Friday.
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