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UN marks World Polio Day with determination to eradicate the disease -
UNITED NATIONS, Oct 24 (APP): The World Polio Day is being observed around the world, with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)  putting the spotlight on Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nigeria where the crippling disease is still prevalent.


On UN Day, Ban celebrates Organizationís continuing commitment for a better world -
UNITED NATIONS, Oct 24 (APP): As multiple crises ranging from poverty and disease to terrorism and climate change continue to afflict the world, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon marked the 69th anniversary of the United Nations Friday, declaring that the Organization is needed now more than ever. 


Hatchet-wielding man shot dead after attacking NYC police officers -
NEW YORK, Oct. 24 (APP): A New York City police officer was critically wounded and another was hospitalized in an attack by a man wielding a hatchet, who was shot dead in the course of Thursday’s melee.


Right to online privacy at risk as governments engage in mass surveillance: UN expert -
UNITED NATIONS, Oct 24 (APP): States must be transparent about the nature of their electronic mass surveillance programmes, a United Nations counter-terrorism expert said Thursday as he warned about the impact such measures might have on individuals' right to privacy.


Greater effort needed to eradicate extreme poverty in world's poorest nations on UN report -
UNITED NATIONS, Oct 24 (APP): While the world's 48 most vulnerable nations continue to make in-roads into poverty reduction, a far greater effort is needed if these countries are to eradicate extreme poverty by 2020, according to a new United Nations report.


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Second seed Abid falls to Imran Shaukat in NBP Subh-e-Nau Cíship
ISLAMABAD, Oct 24 (APP): Second seed M. Abid was thrashed out of NBP Subh-e-Nau National Tennis Championship in semifinal of men’s singles by an unseeded player on Friday here at PTF Complex.
 
ICC empowers umpires in unfairplay
KARACHI, Oct 23 (APP): International Cricket Council (ICC) is empowering umpires to use their discretion in unfairplay, according to reports published in cricket’s leading website carried on Thursday. 
 
PCB Chairman, BoG congratulate Younis on double landmark
KARACHI, Oct 23 (APP): Chairman Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Shaharyar M. Khan Thursday has congratulated Younis Khan on achieving two significant landmarks on day one of the first Test Wednesday against Australia at Dubai International Stadium.
 
47th Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Amateur Golf Championship start on Friday
PESHAWAR, Oct 23 (APP): The 47th edition of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Amateur Golf Championship will tee-off at 6666-yards PAF Golf Course today (Friday) over 54-hold, 18-hole each day.
 
PCB extends remedial work on Saeed Ajmal
KARACHI, Oct 22 (APP): The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB has decided to extend Saeed Ajmal’s remedial work under Saqlain Mushtaq’s watch by another 15 days.
 
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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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