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World Bank President condoles tragic loss of life in Peshawar -
WASHINGTON, Dec 19 (APP): World Bank President Dr. Jim Yong Kim has expressed deepest condolences over this week's tragic loss of children and staff in a terrorist attack on Peshawar's Army Public School.


Pakistan, Afghanistan strengthening their ties and promoting regional economic cooperation -
UNITED NATIONS, Dec 19 (APP): Afghanistan, under the new leadership, and Pakistan are strengthening their cooperation in a number of fields and boosting regional economic cooperation, a senior Pakistani diplomat has said.


UN General Assembly adopts Pakistan's resolution reaffirming peoples' self-determination right -
UNITED NATIONS, Dec 18 (APP): The UN General Assembly on Thursday stamped its approval on a Pakistan-sponsored resolution reaffirming that  the universal realization of the right of peoples to self-determination was a fundamental condition for the effective guarantee and observance of human rights.


UN chief urges greater attention to 'precarious' situation of migrants -
UNITED NATIONS, Dec 18 (APP): Far too many migrants still live and work in precarious and unjust conditions, Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon has said Thursday in a message to mark International Migrants Day.


US-based Muslim body calls Peshawar attack against 'every Islamic value' -
NEW YORK, Dec 18 (APP): The Islamic Circle of North America strongly  condemned the" senseless and brutal attack" on the Army Public school in Peshawar, which killed 141 individuals, 132 of them children, and injured 124 others.


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Younis Khan becomes oldest Pakistani to score a century in ODI
ISLAMABAD, Dec 18 (APP): Although Younis Khan’s hundred in the third ODI against New Zealand at Abu Dhabi went in vain, he did create a record on the way, becoming the oldest Pakistani batsman to score a one-day hundred.
 
Pakistan A, Kenya series to continue as per schedule
ISLAMABAD, Dec 17 (APP): Kenyan cricket team will complete its ongoing series against Pakistan A, a Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) official said on Wednesday.
 
Murtaza Javed Abbassi congratulates boxer Amir Khan
ABBOTTABAD, Dec 15 (APP): Deputy Speaker National Assembly, Murtaza Javed Abbasi congratulated British born Pakistani boxer Amir Khan on becoming champion in Silver Welterweight category.
 
Hockey team to get a warm welcome: Rana Mujahid
ISLAMABAD, Dec 15 (APP): Secretary General Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) Rana Mujahid Ali said Monday that national hockey team would be given a warm welcome at Wagah border on its arrival back at home from India.
 
International Zahid Tufail of Army wins National Skeet Shooting Championship
PESHAWAR, Dec 14 (APP): International shooter Zahid Tufail of Army clinched the gold medal after a two times tie-breaker with Imdad Sherpao of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in the final super round of the National Skeet Shooting Championship played here at Army Shooting Range, Garrison Park 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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