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UN chief says action to address climate change at "critical moment' -
UNITED NATIONS, June 239 (APP): Development cannot be sustainable if it does not address the challenge of climate change, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told member states as he opened a High-Level Event on Climate Change on Monday.


UNESCO urges protection of world's historic monuments, sites -
UNITED NATIONS, June 29 (APP): The head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has appealed for the international community to help counter the emerging threat of violent extremism and cultural cleansing, in remarks to the opening session of the World Heritage Committee Monday in Bonn.


UN agency for Palestine refugees announces staff reductions amid funding shortfall -
UNITED NATIONS, June 29 (APP): The United Nations agency assisting Palestinian refugees (UNRWA) has announced it will begin reducing staff numbers in an effort to cut costs amid a wider budget shortfall facing the Organization's presence in the region.


IFC, World Bank, Deutsche Bank announces trade financing deal for Pakistan wind power plant -
WASHINGTON, June 29 (APP)- IFC, a member of the World Bank, Deutsche Bank and Bank AL Habib Limited Pakistan on Monday announced a new trade financing deal that will allow import of equipment for a new wind power plant to help boost Pakistan's generation of clean energy.


UN official voices concern after report reveals children bear brunt of Afghan conflict -
UNITED NATIONS, June 27 (APP): Last year saw more children killed or  maimed in Afghanistan since monitoring of those statistics began in 2007, reflecting that "children are bearing the brunt of the conflict," according to United Nations UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's latest  report on children and armed conflict in that strife-torn country.


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PCB to appoint former LCCA official as director game development
LAHORE, June 29 (APP): Pakistan Cricket Board is all set to appoint a former interim chairman of Lahore city cricket association, Aizad Hussain Syed, as the director game development, national  cricket academy, ignoring the set criteria and merit.

 
PBF distributes sports gears among players
PESHAWAR, June 28 (APP): President Pakistan Badminton Federation Mian Iftikhar Hussain Sunday said that the so called sports pundits being head of various sportsorganizations over the years did nothing apart from their joyrides tours and protocol culture that badly damped Pakistani sports.
 
7th Ramadan Summer Squash League Matches begins
PESHAWAR, June 26 (APP): The 7th edition of the Ramazan Summer Squash League-2015 got under way here at PAF Hashim Khan Squash Complex on Friday.
 
Younis is a source of pride for every Pakistani: PCB Chairman
ISLAMABAD, Jun 25 (APP): Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Shaharyar Khan on Thursday termed ace batsman Younis Khan as one of the best produced by the country saying his performance is a source of pride for every Pakistani.
 
National Disabled Cricket Championship to be held in September
ISLAMABAD, Jun 24 (APP): National Disabled Cricket Championship will be played in September here under the auspices of the Pakistan Disabled Sports Association (PDSA).
 
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COMSATS offers membership to Muslim countries PDF Print E-mail
ISLAMABAD, Oct 20 (APP): The Commission on Science and Technology for Sustainable Development in the South (COMSATS) with twenty 21 member states in three continents, has offered partnership to 43 Muslim countries participating in the ongoing 5th Islamic Conference of Ministers of Higher Education and Scientific Research (ICMHESR). The offer was made by the Executive Director of COMSATS of Pakistan, Dr. Imtinan Elahi Qureshi at the third session of the conference being held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from Oct 19-21.
Dr. Imtinan stressed the Higher Education Ministers’ and other participants of ICMHESR to consider joining COMSATS to enable their scientists to take benefits of COMSATS‘s programmes in areas such as environmental science, renewable energy, water and research, Information and Communication Technology (ICT), bio-technology and material sciences.
He said the Commission activities are focused in the development of science and technology capacity in members states by encouraging south-south cooperation along with North-South cooperation.
Dr. Imtinan said a network of 16 Centers of Excellence in developing countries is affiliated with COMSATS. These centers being prestigious Science and Technology organizations in their own countries are participating in technology-transfer and knowledge sharing programs.
He said the ICMHESR participants can also benefit from COMSATS’s two flagship projects; COMSATS Institute of Information Technology which offers 48 degree programs and Internet Services of COMSATS which offers value added solutions in, domain and hosting, web development, networking training and data centers. He added that experience gained in these projects is available for the common members of COMSATS and OIC.
The theme of three-day ICMHESR is, “Enculturation of Quality In Academia, Research and Innovation Towards Prosperity of Ummah”.
 
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