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UN chief voices concern about uptick in Yemen fighting in phone call to country's president -
UNITED NATIONS, May 28 (APP):  Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has voiced concern about the escalation of fighting in Yemen in a telephone conversation with the country's President, who lives in Saudi Arabia, the United Nations said Thursday.


Pakistan calls for boosting efforts to protect journalists -
UNITED NATIONS, May 28 (APP): Stressing the crucial role journalists play in providing authentic information, Pakistan has called for stepped up efforts to ensure safety and security of media professionals, especially in the situations of armed conflict.


UNSC adopts resolution violence against journalists, urges end to impunity -
UNITED NATIONS, May 28 (APP):  The United Nations Security Council Wednesday adopted a resolution condemning the frequent attacks against journalists worldwide and strongly deploring impunity for such acts.


Pakistan embassy disappointed over NY editorial over Axact scandal -
Washington, May 27 (APP): A spokesman of the Pakistan Embassy in Washington expressed disappointment over a recent editorial by the New York Times suggesting Pakistan's government complicity in a case of bogus-degree that allegedly involved Axact, a Pakistan-based company.


Rate of world hunger dropping amid wider eradication efforts: UN report -
UNITED NATIONS,  May 27 (APP): The number of the world’s chronically undernourished has dropped below the 800 million mark as an increasing number of countries hit their Millennium Development Goal (MDG) targets on hunger, according to a new United Nations report released Wednesday by the Organization’s three food agencies. 


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Pakistan A, B teams win inaugural matches of 6-Red Snooker C'ship
ISLAMABAD, May 28 (APP): Pakistan's A and B snooker teams opened their first day on winning notes beating Iraq A, Iran C and India A team in the 3rd Asian Team Event and 4th 6-Red Snooker Championships in Kish Island (Iran) on Thursday.
 
Youth volleyball, badminton teams to undergo training in China
ISLAMABAD, May 28 (APP): Pakistan Sports Board (PSB) Youth Volleyball and Badminton teams are participating in a 12-day training-cum-competition course in Beijing, China.
 
Iran's Vehedi win Asian 6-Red snooker crown
KARACHI, May. 28 (APP)- Sohail Vahedi clinched the Asian 6-Red Snooker Championship when he defeated Ehsan Hyderinezhad 7-4 in all Iranian final in Kish Island (Iran), according to informations received here on Thursday.
 
Atiq hopes Amir get an international recall
ISLAMABAD, May 28 (APP): Former cricketer and Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC) head coach Atiq-uz-Zaman believes that Muhammad Amir's inclusion in the SSGC squad will help him get back to his best and would hopefully earn him an international
recall.
 
COAS presents cash award to 17-year old boy for winning gold medal in Asian Jr AthleticsChampionship
ISLAMABAD, May 27 (APP): Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif on Wednesday congratulated Muhammad Afzal, 17-year old young boy who won the first ever gold medal for Pakistan in Asian Junior Athletics Championship held at Doha, Qatar in the current month.
 
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First batch of latest version of F-16 aircraft reaches Pakistan PDF Print E-mail
SHAHBAZ AIR BASE June 26 (APP): The first batch of the latest version F-16 C/D Block 52 high tech fighter aircraft arrived at the newly developed PAF Base in Jacobabad on Saturday. The three aircraft were ferried directly from the United States to Pakistan by PAF pilots, who had recently completed training on the new aircraft in US. Air Marshal Mohammad Hasan, Deputy Chief of the Air Staff (Operations), Air Marshal Waseem ud Din, Deputy Chief of the Air Staff (Administration), along with other senior PAF officials received the aircraft at the base.

Pakistan attaches great significance to its air defence needs. Taking stock of the situation the country had signed a contract with the US government in 2006 for acquisition of 18 F-16 C/D Block 52 aircraft. Under this arrangement, PAF would receive these aircraft in different batches. The delivery of all the 18 aircraft would complete by the end of this year.
The F-16 C/D Block 52 aircraft is a high tech fighter aircraft equipped with sophisticated state-of-the-art avionics suite, latest weapons with Night Precision Attack capability.  These aircraft are much superior to the F-16A/Bs already in the inventory of the PAF.
These aircraft would be inducted in PAF inventory at an impressive ceremony to be held here on Sunday.
 
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