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John Kerry holds out strong support for democracy on International Day -
WASHINGTON, Sept 15 (APP): Emphasizing that democratic societies are strong and better-positioned for progress towards a stable future, the United States has reaffirmed support for people struggling around the world for democracy.


UN refugee chief, envoy Angelina Jolie, warn of mounting crisis in Mediterranean -
UNITED NATIONS, Sept 15 (APP): Urging European countries to take action to alleviate the harsh and often deadly conditions migrants face on the high seas, the head of the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) and Oscar-winning actress Angelina Jolie Monday warned about the mounting crisis in the Mediterranean.


UN hails ratification of disability convention by 150 states as 'major milestone' -
UNITED NATIONS, Sept 15 (APP):  Guyana became the latest country to ratify the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, which is widely regarded as the first international human rights treaty of the twenty-first century and one of the fastest to be ratified. 


UNSC deplores 'heinous' murder of British aid worker by Islamic State militants -
UNITED NATIONS, Sept 15 (APP): Members of the United Nations Security Council, Sunday afternoon strongly condemned the 'heinous and cowardly' murder of David Haines, a British humanitarian aid worker, by the armed group known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).


Pakistan lauds UNICEF for providing succour to Palestine’s war-affected children -
NEW YORK, Sept 13 (APP): Pakistan has commended the hard work of the United Nations Children’s Fund in addressing the complex needs of Palestinian children, including the psychological impact of the recent Israeli invasion of Gaza, and urged the agency to keep the situation under watch.


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Shahnaz leaves with high hopes for Asian Games
ISLAMABAD, Sep 12 (APP): National hockey team coach Shahnaz Sheikh on Thursday along with the national team left to participate in the 17th Asian Games with high hopes for defending the title saying his extensive hard-work on the green-shirts would definitely pay him back.
 
Pakistan taekwondo squad to participate in Asian Games
ISLAMABAD, Sept 11 (APP): Pakistan taekwondo squad will be participating in the 17th Asian Games scheduled to be held in Incheon, Korea from September 19 to October 4.
 
Players to get a salary cut, if not passed fitness test
ISLAMABAD, Sep 11 (APP): Pakistan players who are centrally contracted to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) could lose 25 percent of their salary if they fail to match fitness levels prescribed by the National Cricket Academy (NCA).
 
Difficulties removed in training camp: Shahnaz Sheikh
ISLAMABAD, Sept 10 (APP): National hockey team coach Shahnaz Sheikh on Wednesday said the players have been focused in removing all their physiological and mental difficulties in the training camp kept for preparation of the Asian Games here at Naseer Bunda Hockey Stadium.
 
Cricketers come out in support of troubled Ajmal
ISLAMABAD, Sep 10 (APP): Former cricketers came out in support of Saeed Ajmal after the Pakistan off-spinner was Tuesday suspended by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for an illegal bowling action.
 
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All parties want to flush out menace of terrorism: Rashid PDF Print E-mail
ISLAMABAD, Jan 24 (APP): Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Senator Pervez Rashid on Friday said that all the political parties are on the same page on the issue of terrorism and wished to maintain peace in the country. Talking to Pakistan Television, he said that the government had given chance for dialogue to the elements involved in the terrorism activities, adding that such elements avoided talks repeatedly and adopted uncivilized way. He said that the government had adopted civilized way to address their concerns through talks. The minister said that Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz government had chosen the best option of dialogue, like civilized nations, adding that the elements brushed aside such positive initiatives and continued their anti-social activities in the country.
Rashid said that the government has taken strict action against these elements for holding peace and to establish writ of the state.
He said that all the political parties in the parliament have the same views on terrorism.
Expressing his dismay over the past government polices, particularly on the issue of terrorism, he said that serious matter should have been given priority for maintaining peaceful environment in the country.
Information Minister said that no strict action or policy was adopted by the previous regime, now causing problems for the people.
Replying to a question, he said that PML-N government has taken solid measures to flush out the menace of terrorism in order to restore peace.
He said that there is no difference of opinion between the political parties and the government regarding the issue of terrorism.
To a question, he said that all out efforts would be made to maintain peace and tranquility across the country.
 

     

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