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‘Star Trek’ Star Leonard Nimoy dies at 83 -
NEW YORK, Feb 27 (APP): Leonard Nimoy, who was best-known for his role as Mr. Spock in the “Star Trek” franchise, died at his home on Friday in Los Angeles, The New York Times reported.


Visit of UN Secretary-General's Special Representative for Afghanistan -
app27-27islamabad.jpgISLAMABAD, Feb. 27 (APP): The UN Secretary-General's Special Representative for Afghanistan, Nicholas Haysom called on Sartaj Aziz, Adviser to the Prime Minister on National Security and Foreign Affairs, and Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs, Syed Tariq Fatemi here on Friday.



Ambassador Jilani highlights Pakistan’s growth, investment prospects -
WASHINGTON, Feb 26 (APP): Highlighting Pakistan’s tremendous economic prospects, Ambassador to the United States Jalil Abbas Jilani has said the country is on way to registering a heartwarming five plus economic growth rate this year.


Maleeha takes over as envoy to UN, pledging to forcefully articulate Pakistan’s policies -
NEW YORK, Feb 26 (APP): Dr Maleeha Lodhi, assuming charge as Pakistan’s first female Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations on Thursday, vowed to “protect and defend” her country’s vital interests at the world body.


Threatening man at Pakistan embassy in Washington being questioned -
WASHINGTON, Feb 25 (APP): A man claiming to be a Pakistani and seeking issuance of a passport without presenting any documents caused a stir at the Pakistani embassy, which had to call in the diplomatic security to deal with the threatening individual.


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5-member Ski squad off to South Korea
ISLAMABAD, Feb 28 (APP): A five-member national ski squad, including one coach flew to South Korea on Saturday to chip in the Asian Alpine Ski Championship there, starting from Monday.
 
Gilgit-Baltistan Minister assures row-free Shandur Polo Festival
PESHAWAR, Feb 28 (APP): The caretaker Minister for Information, Tourism and Sports for Gilgit-Baltistan Inayat Ullah Shumali here Saturday announced a row-free Shandur Polo Festival  also known as sports event at rooftop ground of the world.
 
FOA seeks Governor KP help in holding First FATA Games
PESHAWAR, Feb 28 (APP): Secretary FATA Olympic Association Shahid Khan Saturday appealed to Governor Khyber Pakthunkhwa to direct the concerned quarters for releasing of fund to hold first ever FATA Games.
 
PCB Under-16 trials of Peshawar Region on March 21
PESHAWAR, Feb 28 (APP): A trials in connection with the Pakistan Cricket Board Under-16 Talent Hunt Program of the Peshawar Region will be held here at Arbab Niaz Cricket Stadium on March 21, 2015 at 9 am.
 
Army wins All Pakistan Nishan-e-Haider Kabaddi tourney
RAHIM YAR KHAN, Feb 28 (APP): Pakistan Army won All Pakistan Nishan-e-Haider Kabaddi Tournament by defeating Pakistan Air Force (PAF) in the final match played at Jinnah Sports Complex Sadiqabad on Saturday.
 
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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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