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PM meets Prince Muqrin, discusses bilateral ties -
app15-23pm-jeddah.jpgJEDDAH, July 23 (APP): Prince Muqrin bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Deputy Crown Prince, Advisor and Special Envoy of the Custodian of he Two Holy Mosques, called on Prime Minister Mohammed Nawaz Sharif here late Tuesday night.


UN agency scales up humanitarian aid delivery by air -
UNITED NATIONS, July 23 (APP): The escalation of international conflicts in the first half of 2014 prompted a 50-fold surge in the amount of humanitarian cargo transported by the World Food Programme (WFP), compared to the same period last year, the U.N. agency said Wednesday.


Fatemi, Burns discuss Pak-U.S. ties -
app02-23washington_copy.jpg WASHINGTON, July 23 (APP): Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs, Syed Tariq Fatemi called on American Deputy Secretary of State Bill Burns here at the State Department and discussed Pakistan-U.S. relations.



At UN, Pakistan pushes for Gaza ceasefire; slams Israeli aggression -
UNITED NATIONS, July 23 (APP): Amid escalating violence in Gaza, Pakistan has called for the intensification of international diplomatic efforts for an immediate ceasefire and revival of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks aimed at addressing root causes of the Middle East conflict.


UN Security Council slams persecution of Iraqi minorities -
UNITED NATIONS, July 22 (APP): The U.N. Security Council has denounced the persecution of Christians and other minority groups in northern Iraq, who have come under direct attack by the group known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and its allies. 


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India-Pakistan not to participate in Asian Games Men Cricket
ISLAMABAD, July 22 (APP): India and Pakistan would not be participating in the September’s Asian Games giving a massive loss to the Games as their presence would have guaranteed massive interest and wide television coverage.
 
Pakistan pursuing policy of peaceful relations in region: Tariq Fatemi
WASHINGTON, July 21 (APP): Pakistan is pursuing a policy of promoting peaceful relations with all neighboring countries including Afghanistan, India and wants to resolve all outstanding issues with New Delhi through dialogue, Tariq Fatemi, Special Assistant to Prime Minister, said.
 
T-20 floodlight fund raising cricket match on 24th
FAISALABAD, July 20 (APP): A T-20 floodlight fund raising cricket match for IDPs of North Waziristan will be played at Iqbal stadium here on July 24, in collaboration with Punjab Sports Board and Pakistan Cricket Board.
 
Umer Akmal to improve his shot selection in Test matches
KARACHI, July 20 (APP): Pakistan's highly rated batsman Umer Akmal is looking to improve his shot selection after being recalled in the Test team after three years.
 
Pakistan A beat Hamza Shahbaz XI by 60 runs
ISLAMABAD, July 19 (APP): Pakistan A beat Hamza Shahbaz XI by 60 runs in a fundraising cricket match kept for the internally displaced persons (IDPs) of North Waziristan Agency (NWA) at Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium.
 
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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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