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Pakistan, Qatar ink Long Term Sale Purchase Agreement -
DOHA, Feb 10 (APP): Pakistan and Qatar on Wednesday inked an agreement for supply of around US one billion dollars worth of Liquified Natural Gas to Pakistan annually to help the country meet its energy shortfall. The agreement on Long Term LNG Sale and Purchase was signed during the visit of Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif's two day visit to Qatar. Minister for Petroleum Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Chairman of Qatargas Board of Director Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi signed agreement at a ceremony at Diwan-e-Emiri.



PM, Qatar's Emir hold talks -
DOHA (Qatar), Feb 10 (APP): Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday said Pakistan is an ideal destination for investors and called upon the Qatar Investment Authority to explore the opportunities in Pakistan's oil and gas sector. The Prime Minister expressed these views in a meeting with Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani held here at the Aiwan-e-Emiri. Prime Minister Sharif said Pakistan and Qatar enjoy strong fraternal relations.



PM gets a warm welcome at Doha -
app72-10pm-doha.jpgDOHA, Feb 10 (APP): Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday received a warm welcome as he arrived on a two- day visit to Qatar. The Prime Minister and his delegation was received at the Hamad International Airport by Sheikh Abdullah Bin Nasir bin Khalifa Al-Thani, the Prime Minister of Qatar and Dr Muhammad bin Saleh Al-Sada, Minister for Energy.



Upcoming World Humanitarian Summit must help tackle crises:UN chief -
UNITED NATIONS,  Feb 10 (APP): Ahead of the World Humanitarian Summit,  United Nations Secretary-General Ban ki-moon has called for "far greater global leadership" to end conflicts that are driving millions of people from their homes and overwhelming humanitarian organizations."We need to show the millions of people living in conflict" with chronic needs and constant fear "the solidarity that they deserve and expect," the Secretary-General said at the launch of his report, One Humanity: Shared responsibility, for the first-ever World Humanitarian Summit, set for May 23 and 24 in Istanbul, Turkey.



Two Pakistan Americans running for US Congress -
WASHINGTON, Feb. 10 (APP):Two Pakistani Americans are running for US Congress in 2016, as the country enters the crucial race to elect the next President of the United States. Dean H Malik, 44 is a Republican candidate for the 8th Congressional District of Pennsylvania while Ali Mirza, 54, is a Democratic candidate for the 5th Congressional District of New York. Currently Republicans are in control of House of Representatives.


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PCB name Asia Cup, T20 WC squad
ISLAMABAD, Feb 10 (APP): The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Wednesday announced a 15-member squad for the upcoming Asia Cup and Twenty-20 World Cup after assessing players' performances from domestic and A team tours. The PCB Chairman Shaharyar Mohammad Khan approved the squad at the recommendation of National Selection Committee headed by Haroon Rashid, says a press release issued here.
 
Pak female swimmers win bronze in South Asian Games
ISLAMABAD, Feb 9 (APP): Pakistan Swimming Team (Female) won a bronze medal in 4x200 m Freestyle Relay in the South Asian Games at India. The team included swimmers Lianna Kiran, Bisma and Areeba, says a press release issued here.

 
Umar Akmal believes PSL help to perform in Int'l cricket
ISLAMABAD, Feb 9 (APP): Lahore Qalandars star batsman Umar Akmal believes that Pakistan Super League will help him perform well in the Twenty20 format. "PSL is a good step and we hope it will help us in international cricket," said Umar. Umar scored a blistering 93-run knock off just 40 balls against Quetta Gladiators.

 
WAPDA players shine in South Asian Games, clinch 3 gold, 5 silver medals
ISLAMABAD, Feb 9 (APP): The Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) players, who are representing Pakistan, continue to bring laurels for their country in the 12th South Asian Games, being played in India. WAPDA players so far have won 3 gold, 5 silver and 4 bronze medals for Pakistan in different games. According to the details, WAPDA player Nasir Iqbal won gold medal in squash (men's single) while Muhammad Inam and Zaman Anwar clinched gold medals in wrestling.

 
Hira, Saif Ullah win Peshawar District Badminton Women, Men singles titles
PESHAWAR, Feb 9 (APP): Hira Shaheen and Saifullah Tuesday clinched Women and Men Singles titles of the Peshawar District Badminton Championship organized by District Sports Officer here at Tariq Wood Hall, Qayyum Sports Complex. President KP Billiard and Snooker Association Zulfiqar Ali Butt was the chief guests on this occasion.

 
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PM, Qatar's Emir hold talks PDF Print E-mail
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DOHA (Qatar), Feb 10 (APP): Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday said Pakistan is an ideal destination for investors and called upon the Qatar Investment Authority to explore the opportunities in Pakistan's oil and gas sector. The Prime Minister expressed these views in a meeting with Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani held here at the Aiwan-e-Emiri. Prime Minister Sharif said Pakistan and Qatar enjoy strong fraternal relations.

 
Pakistan, Qatar ink Long Term Sale Purchase Agreement PDF Print E-mail
News - World
DOHA, Feb 10 (APP): Pakistan and Qatar on Wednesday inked an agreement for supply of around US one billion dollars worth of Liquified Natural Gas to Pakistan annually to help the country meet its energy shortfall. The agreement on Long Term LNG Sale and Purchase was signed during the visit of Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif's two day visit to Qatar. Minister for Petroleum Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Chairman of Qatargas Board of Director Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi signed agreement at a ceremony at Diwan-e-Emiri.

 
Queen of Netherlands meets women entrepreneurs PDF Print E-mail
News - National
ISLAMABAD, Feb 10 (APP): Queen Maxima of Netherlands on Wednesday visited the First Women Bank Limited and met the women entrepreneurs and beneficiaries of the Prime Minister's Youth Loan Programme. The Queen appreciated the women who are running successful businesses ranging from boutique to dairy farming, with the help of loans provided by the government.

 
Pakistan to import LNG from Qatar on lowest rates:Musadik PDF Print E-mail
News - National
musaddiq_malik.jpgISLAMABAD,Feb 10 (APP)- Spokesperson to Prime Minister Dr Musadik Malik  has said that government was committed to implement Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline project. Speaking in Radio Pakistan's News and Current affairs program he said  the LNG deal being signed with Qatar would take care of one fourth of the country's gas requirements. He said that Pakistan had also got one of the lowest rates for LNG import  from Qatar.

 
Tarbela 4th extension to start supplying 1410 MW in July 2017: Abid PDF Print E-mail
News - National
index.jpgISLAMABAD, Feb 10 (APP): Minister of State for Water and Power Chaudhry Abid Sher Ali has said that Tarbela 4th extension power project would start supply 1410 MW to the national grid in July 2017. In a media briefing during his visit to the project site, the minister  said that around 49 per cent work had so far been completed on the Tarbela 4th Extension Power Project and the project would be commissioned in June 2017.
 
Govt committed to welfare, protection of migrant workers: Rashidi PDF Print E-mail
News - National
na-216.jpgISLAMABAD, Feb 10 (APP): Federal Minister for Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development, Pir Syed Sadruddin Shah Rashidi here Wednesday has said government is committed to promote the welfare and protection of migrant workers at all stages of the migration cycle. Speaking at the launching ceremony of "An Online complaints system for migrant workers and Overseas Pakistanis" which was jointly organized by International Labour Organization (ILO) and European Union. 
 
Fair national population census prerequisite for fair election: Rabbani PDF Print E-mail
News - National
ISLAMABAD, Feb 10 (APP): Chairman Senate Mian Raza Rabbani has said that an honest, clean and transparent National Population Census is prerequisite for electoral reforms as delimitation and redefining of constituencies depends on a fair head count. "The issue of representation of smaller provinces in the Board of Pakistan Bureau of Statistic (PBS) needs to be looked at," said the Chairman while talking with six members delegation of European Union Electoral Follow-up Mission headed by Micheal Gahler, Head of Electoral Follow-Up Mission at his chamber at Parliament House here Wednesday.

 
PM gets a warm welcome at Doha PDF Print E-mail
News - World
pm3.jpgDOHA, Feb 10 (APP): Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday received a warm welcome as he arrived on a two- day visit to Qatar. The Prime Minister and his delegation was received at the Hamad International Airport by Sheikh Abdullah Bin Nasir bin Khalifa Al-Thani, the Prime Minister of Qatar and Dr Muhammad bin Saleh Al-Sada, Minister for Energy.

 
WB committed to tackle extreme poverty: Jim Yong Kim PDF Print E-mail
News - National
KARACHI, Feb 10 (APP): The World Bank President, Jim Yong Kim, has reiterated the organization's goal of tackling the extreme poverty, inequality besides improving the lot of the underprivileged people around the world. He was addressing the students at the Institute of Business Administration (IBA) Karachi at its City Campus on Wednesday. The address was streamed through video link to the students of around 75 universities in the country.

 
US-Pakistan energy partnership to develop 3000 MW of new private sector investment PDF Print E-mail
News - National
ISLAMABAD, Feb 10 (APP):- US-Pakistan's partnership in energy sector would develop 3,000 MW through private sector investment in clean energy generation, directly benefitting more than 30 million Pakistanis. Assistant Secretary for International Affairs of USA Jonathan Elkin said this in a statement issued here on Wednesday. Recognizing the critical importance of increasing energy security and access in a clean, sustainable manner, the United States has committed more than $1 billion to date to support energy sector investments and reforms in cooperation with the government of Pakistan.

 
Ten killed, several others injured in road accident PDF Print E-mail
News - National
SHEIKHUPURA, Feb 10 (APP)- A collision between a car and a truck on early Wednesday killed ten people including school going children at Maanawala road near here. According to eyewitnesses and locals, in the thick fog a speeding car hit a truck loaded with LPG (liquified petroleum gas) in the precincts of Maanawala police station, Kotwaar area. A huge fire erupted immediately.
 
Pakistan's economic performance very impressive: World Bank President PDF Print E-mail
News - National
ishaq_dar.jpgISLAMABAD, Feb 10 (APP): Finance Minister, Senator Mohammad Ishaq received the World Bank President, Jim Yong Kim and his accompanying delegation, for a meeting at the start of the latter's two day visit to Pakistan. The Finance Minister briefed the World Bank President on the economic reforms undertaken by the government which had led to macroeconomic stability in the last two years under the leadership of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.
 
Two Pakistan Americans running for US Congress PDF Print E-mail
News - World
WASHINGTON, Feb. 10 (APP):Two Pakistani Americans are running for US Congress in 2016, as the country enters the crucial race to elect the next President of the United States. Dean H Malik, 44 is a Republican candidate for the 8th Congressional District of Pennsylvania while Ali Mirza, 54, is a Democratic candidate for the 5th Congressional District of New York. Currently Republicans are in control of House of Representatives.
 
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