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Pakistani delegation arrives for IPU-UN hearing on world drug problem -
UNITED NATIONS, Feb 8 (APP): A two-member Pakistan parliamentary  delegation has arrived in New York to participate in a hearing at United Nations Headquarters organized jointly by the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and the U.N. on the world drug problem.The delegation is composed of National Assembly members -- Nawab Yousuf Talpur (leader) and Ms. Asiya Nasir.


U.N. Security Council slams North Korea's missile launch -
UNITED NATIONS, Feb. 7 (APP): The U.N. Security Council Sunday strongly condemned North Korea's missile launch and vowed to "expeditiously" adopt a new resolution with "significant" new sanctions against Pyongyang. In a statement issued statement after an emergency meeting on Sunday, the 15-member Council underscored that launches using ballistic missile technology, "even if characterized as a satellite launch or space launch vehicle" contribute to North Korea's development of systems to deliver nuclear weapons.



Highly radioactive leak found at NY nuclear plant -
NEW YORK, Feb 7 (APP): New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo has called for an investigation after an apparent overflow at a nuclear power plant spilled highly radioactive water into an underground monitoring well, but nuclear regulators said the public was not at risk. Officials at the Indian Point Energy Center in Buchanan, New York,  reported that water contaminated by tritium leaked into the groundwater under the facility.



Highly radioactive leak found at N.Y. nuclear plant -
NEW YORK, Feb. 7 (APP): New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo has called for an investigation after an apparent overflow at a nuclear power plant spilled highly radioactive water into an underground monitoring well, but nuclear regulators said the public is not at risk. Officials at the Indian Point Energy Center in Buchanan, New York, reported that water contaminated by tritium leaked into the groundwater under the facility.


UNSC to hold emergency meeting on North Korea missile launch -
UNITED NATIONS, Feb 7 (APP): The United Nations Security Council has scheduled an emergency meeting on Sunday to discuss the North Korean missile launch, as UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on Pyongyang to  halt its "provocative actions and return to compliance with its international obligations. Following a request by United States, Japan and South Korea, the 15-nation Council  will hold closed-door consultations on Sunday, the U.N. press office said.



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35th CAS Open Golf Championship from February 11-14
KARACHI, Feb 8 (APP): 35th Chief of The Air Staff (CAS) Open Golf Championship will be held here from February 11 to 14 at Airmen Golf Course PAF Base, Korangi Creek. More than 300 professional and amateur golfers from all over Pakistan are playing for Rs 3.2 million prize championship, it was official announced here Monday.

 
PCB seeks more time in announcing T20 squads
ISLAMABAD, Feb 8 (APP): Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Monday sought a couple of days time from the International Cricket Council (ICC) in announcing squads for the Twenty-20 World Cup and Asia Cup. The T20 World Cup will be held in India from March 8 to April 3 while the Asia Cup will be staged in Bangladesh from February 24 to March 6. Feb. 8 was supposed to be the deadline for World Cup-bound squad.

 
WI stun Pak to storms in ICC World U19 CWC despite Umairs' ton
KARACHI, Feb 8 (APP): Umair Masood smashed a fighting century but his grand effort went in van as West Indies stunned Pakistan by five wickets to storm into the semi-final of ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup in Fataullah (Bangladesh) on Monday. Batting first, Pakistan posted 226 for the loss of six wickets in their 50 overs.West Indies in reply romped home for the loss of five wickets with 10 overs to spare.

 
Indo-Pak Friendship Cup Snooker series would be revived: Alamgir
KARACHI, Feb 8 (APP): The popular Indo-Pak Peace Cup Snooker series would be revived, President Pakistan Billiards and Snooker Association (PBSA) Alamgir Shaikh said here on Monday. "We are working on plan to resume the series after lapse of six years," he told reporters during the launch of 41st National Snooker Championship at Karachi Gymkhana.

 
Lianna grabs another medal
ISLAMABAD, Feb 7 (APP): Lianna Swan won another medal for Pakistan in swimming in the South Asian Games at India. Lianna won a silver medal in 100m Breaststroke, says a press release issued here.

 
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RIUJ stages sit in outside Urdu daily PDF Print E-mail
ISLAMABAD, Apr 30 (APP): Rawalpindi Islamabad Union of Journalists staged a sit-in outside an Urdu daily against alleged confinement of 35 journalists’ staff on the order of its Chief Editor.  The journalists under the leadership of RIUJ and National Press Club gathered outside the building of Daily when the abducted journalists sought help against the unlawful confinement. 
Over 100 journalists on the emergeny call of RIUJ rushed to the daily and staged sit-in and chanted slogans against illegal detention portraying middle ages culture of slave mentality by the Chief Editor of the daily..
The abducted Journalists from the windows of building yelled and told the fellow protestors that they have been locked in the News Room.
They were punished by the Chief Editor on demanding pay them for the last couple of months.
RIUJ President Tahir Rathore in his address outside the Daily Building demanded immediate release of abducted Journalists, other staff members and to pay them within a day the salary including dues of the previous months.
He said that newspapers employees were demanding salaries for the last three days but the Editor has refused to pay the same. The workers after refusal of salary payment, observed token strike.
Rathore demanded that if salaries were not paid and anti-law activities were not stopped, the RIUJ will hold protest outside the Parliament House.
President National Press Club Muhammad Afzal Butt also condemned the act of Chief Editor.
General Secretary RIUJ, Bilal Thaheem while addressing the journalists  gathering said that it is unfortunate and regrettable that majority of the lower staff in the newspapers is even getting less than Rs 7000 salary per month.
Local APNEC Chairman Qurban Satti said newspapers workers discharged their duties day and night with dedication but in return they were humiliated.
Later President RIUJ Tahir Rathore, President NPC Afzal Butt, RIUJ General Secretary Bilal Thaheem, Local APNEC Qurban Satti, former RIUJ President Shehryar Khan and scores of demonstrators went to Aabpara Police Station and lodged a written complaint duly signed
by the confined staff of the Urdu Daily.
 
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