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UN lauds peacekeepers' sacrifices in worl's hot spots; 5 Pakistanis decorated posthumously -
UNITED NATIONS, May 29 (APP): The United Nations on Friday celebrated the dedication and courage of the men and women who play a role in the cause of peace around the world, while honouring at a medal ceremony the sacrifices of 126 peacekeepers, including five Pakistanis, who paid the ultimate price in that service.


UN General Assembly calls for an immediate halt to 'wanton' destruction of Iraq's cultural heritage -
UNITED NATIONS, May 29 (APP): The U.N. General Assembly has condemned the destruction of Iraq's cultural heritage by the Islamic State militants, and called for an
end to the 'wanton' attacks against and threats to such heritage of countries affected by armed conflict.


UN chief voices concern about uptick in Yemen fighting in phone call to country's president -
UNITED NATIONS, May 28 (APP):  Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has voiced concern about the escalation of fighting in Yemen in a telephone conversation with the country's President, who lives in Saudi Arabia, the United Nations said Thursday.


Pakistan calls for boosting efforts to protect journalists -
UNITED NATIONS, May 28 (APP): Stressing the crucial role journalists play in providing authentic information, Pakistan has called for stepped up efforts to ensure safety and security of media professionals, especially in the situations of armed conflict.


UNSC adopts resolution violence against journalists, urges end to impunity -
UNITED NATIONS, May 28 (APP):  The United Nations Security Council Wednesday adopted a resolution condemning the frequent attacks against journalists worldwide and strongly deploring impunity for such acts.


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Raza's century builds 269 target
LAHORE, May 29 (APP): Zimbabwean batsmen Chamu Chibhabha and Sikandar Raza performing good, set a target of 269/7 against Pakistan in second One Day International here at Gaddafi Stadium on Friday.
 
Chibhabha joins "99 club"
LAHORE, May 29 (APP): Chamu Chibhabha, Zimbabwean opener, became the 28th batsman who joined "99 club" in One Day Internationals.
 
Pakistan women team makes great start in BFAME Zonal Bridge
KARACHI, May. 29 (APP): Reigning Champions Pakistan women's team got off a sterling start in the 18th BFAME Bridge Championship when they defeated arch-rival India to take early lead in Amman (Jordan) on Thursday night. 
 
Pakistan "B" stun India "A" in Asian Team snooker crown
KARACHI, May. 29 (APP)- Pakistan "B" produced a superb show to shock India "A" 3-0 in  the Asian Team Snooker Championship at Kish Island (Iran), according to informations received here on Friday.
 
WTF-IOC International Taekwondo Course concluded in City
PESHAWAR, May 29 (APP): World Taekwondo Federation in collaboration with International Olympic Committee International Taekwondo Course under its Sports Structure Program for Development concluded here at Lala Rafique Sports Arena on Friday.
 
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Pakistan prioritizes relationship with US in all fields: PM PDF Print E-mail

ISLAMABAD, Mar 29 (APP): Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani on Saturday said Pakistan attaches high priority to its strategic relationship with United States and is keen to expand ties in all fields.Talking to a delegation of US Congressmen comprising John Tiemey, Keith Ellison, Jim Moran, Betty McCollum, Maurice Hinchey and Barbara Cubin in his Parliament House chamber, the Prime Minister said the people of Pakistan had given a clear mandate in favour of democratic forces which was clearly visible in the parliament.

Reiterating his government’s firm resolve to address the issue of terrorism, the Prime Minister said the country sacrificed a lot in this regard including the assassination of its leader Benazir Bhutto.

The Prime Minister said the world community needs to look into the rootcauses of terrorism which stemmed from deprivation and injustice.

He said political dialogue and provision of economic opportunities was the key to confront the issue effectively.

The Prime Minister welcomed the tabling of bill in the US Senate regarding establishment of Reconstruction Opportunities Zones (ROZs) in the border areas of Pakistan and Afghanistan.

He said the economic empowerment of people was the key to address the issue of extremism, adding such zones would help increase economic activities in the areas, create new jobs and improve people’s standard of living. 

About Afghanistan, the Prime Minister said Pakistan desired for it’s neighbour to grow and prosper because a peaceful, stable and prosperous Afghanistan was in its best interest. 

The delegation congratulated the Prime Minister on assuming his new responsibilities and assured support of the US congress to the new government.

The delegates expressed the confidence that democracy in Pakistan would lead the country towards progress and prosperity.

Appreciating Pakistan’s efforts against extremism and terrorism, the delegation expressed the desire for developing a stable and multi-faceted relationship with Pakistan.

 
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