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UN chief calls for honouring pledges for reconstruction of war-torn Gaza -
UNITED NATIONS, Oct 21 (APP): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told the Security Council Tuesday that promises made at a recent donor conference on rebuilding the war-ravaged Gaza must "quickly materialize" into concrete assistance on the ground, especially as winter approaches.


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.


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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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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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