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Pakistan seeks improved ties with Afghanistan under new leader -
NEW YORK, Sept 30 (APP):  Pakistan hopes to work with Afghanistan's new president, Ashraf Ghani to reverse a recent deterioration in its relations with Kabul, Sartaj Aziz, the adviser to Prime Minister on national security and foreign affairs has said.


Modi to hold talks with Obama; Indian minorities to protest -
WASHINGTON, Sep 29 (APP): Prime Minister Narendra Modi is due to meet with President Barack Obama Monday evening at the White House, amidst support for his economic emphasis among Indian-Americans as well as protests from Indian minorities for his party’s extremist views and the Gujarat government’s alleged collusion in the 2002 massacre of Muslims.


UN congratulates Afghan President Ghani on inauguration -
UNITED NATIONS, Sept 29 (APP): The United Nations welcomed the inauguration of new Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and reaffirmed the Organization’s commitment to cooperate with the national unity government in the country’s progress to peace, stability and development.


US greets new Afghan President Ghani, CEO Abdullah on inauguration -
WASHINGTON, Sept 29 (APP): The United States has congratulated President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai and Chief Executive Officer Abdullah Abdullah on their assumption of office that came after the two political rivals agreed to share power under a new government in the wake of a long bitter political fight over election results.


Pakistan underscores Alliance of Civilizations’ role in fostering cross-cultural understandings -
UNITED NATIONS, Sept 28 (APP): Pakistan has lauded the UN-backed initiative that seeks to promote better cross-cultural relations worldwide, and called for stepped up efforts to promote interfaith harmony.


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Pakistan Volleyball team beat Turkmenistan in Asian Games
INCHEON, South Korea, Sept 28 (APP): Pakistan volleyball team ended their outing in the 17th Asian Game when they defeated Turkmenistan 3-0 in the classification match at Ansan Sangroksu Gymnasium on Sunday.
 
Magomed routs Bilal in Asian Games wrestling
INCHEON, South Korea, Sept 28 (APP): Pakistan’s Muhammad Bilal Hussain was hammered 0-10 by Magomed Mausev of Kyrgyzstan in his 97 KG freestyle opening round bout in the 17th Asian Game at Dowon Gymnasium on Sunday.
 
Aamir, Mohib suffers defeat in Asian Games boxing
From Ehsan Qureshi

INCHEON, South Korea, Sept. 28 (APP): Pakistan’s two more fist-fighters Aamir Khan and Mohibullah made their exit from XVII Asian Games Boxing Tournament  after they loseing on points against their opponents at Seonhak Gymnasium on Sunday.
 
Pakistan men, women out from TT team event after crushing defeats in Asian Games

From Ehsan Qureshi

INCHEON, South Korea, Sept. 28 (APP): Pakistan’s men and women table tennis teams crashed out of table tennis event of the Asian Games after defeats against fancied Chinese Taipei and Japan respectively at Suwon Gymnasium on Sunday.

 
Pakistan beat Thailand 51-30 in Asian Games Kabbadi opener
From Ehsan Qureshi          

INCHEON, South Korea, Sept 28 (APP):  Guangzhou 2010 Asian Games bronze medalist Pakistan made a promising start in the Kabbadi event of 17th Asian Games when they defeated Thailand 51-30 in their opening league match at Songdo Global University Gymnasium on Sunday.
 
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Khawja Asif takes over charge of water, power ministry PDF Print E-mail
ISLAMABAD, Jun 8 (APP): Federal Minister, Khawaja Muhammad Asif on Saturday assumed the charge of the Ministry of Water and Power here. After taking over the charge, he was given briefing by the Secretary and other senior officials on the affairs of the Ministry. 
Khawaja Muhammad Asif, a Pakistani lawmaker and politician of Democratic Party Pakistan Muslim League (N) was born on August 9, 1949 in Sialkot.
Asif previously served as the Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources, with additional portfolio of Sports Ministry in the Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani cabinet.
Before getting into politics, Khawaja Asif lived in the UAE for many years, and worked in the different Banks. Later, he quit and moved back to Pakistan in 1991, shortly before the death of his father, and took his place  in politics, he was elected to senate.
In 1993, he resigned from senate and contested and won National Assembly seat from (Sialkot).
In the 2013 general election, he was elected for the fifth term as a member of the National Assembly on PML-N’s ticket and was appointed Federal Minister for Water and Power by the Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif.  He was previously elected as an MNA for in the years 1993, 1997, 2002 and 2008.
In the Nawaz Sharif cabinet of 1997-1999, Khawaja Asif held the portfolio of Chairman Privatization Commission, with the status of a federal minister. He is married with three daughters and a son.
 

     

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