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PM Nawaz, Qatri PM witness aerial display of JF-17 Thunder, Mashshak aircraft -
jf-17-thunder.jpgBy Muhammad Ilyas Khan

DOHA, Qatar, Feb 9 (APP): Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and his Qatari counterpart Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasir bin Khalifa Al-Thani on Wednesday witnessed a spectacular air show of JF-17 Thunder and Super Mashshak aircraft here at Doha Airbase. Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman, who was also accompanying the Prime Minister on a two-day official visit to Qatar, members of royal family along with officials of Qatari air force, military officials and contingent of Pakistan Air Force also witnessed the air show.



Pakistan, Qatar ink Long Term Sale Purchase Agreement -
DOHA, Feb 10 (APP): Pakistan and Qatar on Wednesday inked an agreement for supply of around US one billion dollars worth of Liquified Natural Gas to Pakistan annually to help the country meet its energy shortfall. The agreement on Long Term LNG Sale and Purchase was signed during the visit of Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif's two day visit to Qatar. Minister for Petroleum Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Chairman of Qatargas Board of Director Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi signed agreement at a ceremony at Diwan-e-Emiri.


Pakistan, Qatar sign four MoUs in energy, health, radio, television, academic research activities -
app75-10pm-doha.jpgDOHA (Qatar), Feb 10 (APP): Pakistan and Qatar on Wednesday signed four Memorandum of Understanding (MoUs) including a long term LNG Sales and Purchase Agreement, cooperation in the fields of Radio and Television, Health and Academic Research activities. The signing ceremony was also witnessed by Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani. The first MoU about cooperation between the two countries in radio and television was signed by Special Assistant to the PM on Foreign Affairs Syed Tariq Fatemi and Foreign Minister of Qatar Muhammad bin Abdurrehman Al-Thani.



Pakistan, Qatar ink multi-billion dollar LNG deal -
app76-10pm-doha.jpgBy Muhammad Ilyas Khan

DOHA (Qatar) Feb 10 (APP): Pakistan and Qatar on Wednesday inked multi-billion dollar Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) deal that would enable the energy-starved country to import natural gas for 16 years and to meet its energy requirements. The historic signing ceremony of $16 billion LNG sale and purchase deal was held here between Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Resources of Pakistan and Qatar Petroleum. The agreement was signed by Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Chairman Qatargas Board of Director Saad Sharida.



PM invites Qatar Investment Authority to explore investment opportunities in Pakistan -
app73-10pm-doha.jpg DOHA, Qatar Feb 10 (APP): Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif inviting the Qatar Investment Authority to explore the investment opportunities in Pakistan on Wednesday said that Pakistan was an ideal destination for investors. The Prime Minister while talking to Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani here at Aiwan-e-Emiri said Pakistan especially offers attractive returns for investment in power sector, adding, Qatar Petroleum and Gas could positively consider investing in the oil and gas exploration sector of Pakistan.




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Age no barrier for Pakistani players in 12th South Asian Games
ISLAMABAD, Feb 10 (APP): Age is just a number for the Pakistani table tennis team for the 12th South Asian Games which is taking place from 5 February to 16 February 2016 in Guwahati and Shillong, India. They have the 45 plus duo of Shabnam Bilal and Raheela Khalif, who helped the women's team win the silver, 12 years after they had claimed the same feat at the Games' 2004 edition in Islamabad.

 
England to face Pakistan in 5th place playoff in U19 CWC
KARACHI, Feb 10 (APP): England demolished Namibia by 203 runs on Wednesday to set up a clash with Pakistan for the fifth/sixth position playoff in the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2016. England, which lost to Sri Lanka in the quarter-finals, piled up 286 for nine after being sent in to bat in a match reduced to 48 overs a side due to murky weather in Fatullah.

 
England to face Pakistan in 5th place playoff in U19 CWC
KARACHI, Feb 10 (APP): England demolished Namibia by 203 runs on Wednesday to set up a clash with Pakistan for the fifth/sixth position playoff in the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2016. England, which lost to Sri Lanka in the quarter-finals, piled up 286 for nine after being sent in to bat in a match reduced to 48 overs a side due to murky weather in Fatullah.

 
Rookie Nawaz, Rumman in Pak team for Asia Cup & World T20, Shahzad, Gul axed
KARACHI, Feb 10 (APP): National selectors Monday named rookie all-rounder Muhammad Nawaz and southpaw paceman Rumman Raees in their 15-member squad for the upcoming ACC T20 Asia Cup and ICC World T20. Opener Khurram Manzoor was also recalled in the national squad with Babar Azam and Iftikhar Ahmed. No specialist spinner included in the team.

 
Pakistan Judo team to depart for 12th South Asian Games on Thursday morning
PESHAWAR, Feb 10 (APP): The 15-member Pakistan Judo Federation would depart for India to participate in the ongoing 12th South Asian Games’s judo event on Thursday morning. Talking to APP, Secretary General Pakistan Judo Federation, Masood Ahmad said the Pakistan Judo Team consisting of 4 officials, 1 Technical Official, 6 male and 6 Female Judokas.

 
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20th NWFP Chief Minister Ameer Haider Khan Hoti will take oath on Tuesday PDF Print E-mail

PESHAWAR, Mar 31 (APP): Debutant and young member of NWFP Assembly Ameer Haider Khan Hoti, a joint candidate of the coalition partners ANP-PPP was elected unopposed Chief Minister NWFP as the opposition parties did not put candidate against the nominee of the coalition partners.Governor NWFP Owais Ahmed Ghani will administer oath to Ameer Haider Khan Hoti as Chief Minister at 4 p.m. on April 1, 2008 at Governor House, official sources told APP.

As no candidate had filed the nomination papers by 1 pm today, the last time for filing of the papers, therefore, Ameer Haider Khan Hoti was elected unopposed leader of the house. His papers were declared valid for contesting the election for the slot of the Chief Minister.

The Speaker had fixed April 1 (Tuesday) for the election of Leader of the House this morning (Monday).

Speaker NWFP Assembly Karamatullah Khan Chagarmatti will make the formal

announcement about his unopposed election in Tuesday’s session

of the assembly. The nomination papers of the nominee of the coalition partners

were proposed and seconded by the legislators from all the parliamentary parties.The oath taking ceremony of the Chief Minister and the proposed NWFP cabinet is likely to take place on April 2, said an ANP leader when contacted. Aitchisonian Haider Hoti will be third Chief Minister from Mardan.

“I was born in politics and I breathe politics. It’s about leadership and

I have sixteen years of practical experience in politics.

So I have that in me. And then the party’s experience is behind me.

I belong to a party that has a political history of more than 90 years.  So I am fresh and have an open mind, which is an asset in itself,” said Ameer Haider Khan Hoti in an interview to the local press the other day.

The 37-year old Aitchisonian was elected to the provincial assembly in the 2008 elections, though his first bid to make to the house in 2002 polls was unsuccessful.

Haider Hoti is elder son of former Federal Communication Minister Azam Khan Hoti in the Nawaz Sharif cabinet. Born on February 5, 1971, he passed intermediate exam from Aitchison College Lahore and did graduation from Edwards College Peshawar in 1992.

He is a nephew of President of ANP Asfandyar Wali Khan and veteran politician Begum Nasim Wali Khan. Asfandyar Wali Khan is the stepson of Begum Naseem Wali Khan. Starting his political career as ANP organizer in Mardan city, he became senior vice-president of the party in the District.

Amir Haider Khan Hoti was inducted as provincial joint secretary in the provincial cabinet of the party and later made provincial deputy secretary general, an office he has been holding to date.

The late Amir Muhammad Khan, a close associate and confidant of Khudai Khidmatgar Baacha Khan, was the grandfather of Amir Haider Hoti, whose younger brother Ghazan Khan is presently looking after financial matters of Baacha Khan Welfare Trust.

Haider Hoti married Mehr Dil Khans granddaughter of founding leader of Khudai Khidmatgar Tehrik and daughter of ANP leader Sareer Khan. He will be the third chief minister from Mardan, the first two being late Lt.Gen. Fazle Haq (caretaker) and late Mir Afzal Khan in 1990.

Amir Haidar Khan Hoti is the grandson of two stalwarts of Freedom Movement and Pakhtun Nationalist Politicians. His maternal grandfather is Khan Abdul Wali Khan and paternal grandfather is Amir Muhammad Khan Hoti, who used to be called “Khan Lala” out of respect and love, a close colleague of Baacha Khan and active participant of Khudai Khidmatgar Movement. He has two sons and one daughter The first Chief Minister of the province was Dr. Khan Sahib maternal grand grandfather of Amir Haider Hoti, whose government was dismissed in 1947.

Among the former Chief Ministers, Dr. Khan Sahib had been the chief executive for three terms, Aftab Ahmed Khan Sherpao for two terms, while Muhammad Akram Khan Durrani ruled the province for a longer period who was sworn in as Chief Minister on November 30, 2002, and resigned on October 08, 2007, some 45 days before completing his five years tenure.  So far not a single chief minister has completed his constitutional tenure.

LIST OF CHIEF MINISTERS OF N.W.F.P SINCE 1945

Name                                                            From                  TO

Dr. Khan Shib                                               16-03-1945          22-08-1947

Khan Abdul Qayyum Khan                            23-08-1947          23-04-1953

Sardar Abdul Rashid Khan                            23-08-1953         18-07-1955

Sardar Bahadar Khan                                  19-07-1955         13-10-1955

Maulana Mufti Mehmood                             01-05-1972         21-02-1973

Sardar inayatullah Khan Gandapur             29-04-1973        16-02-1975

Mr. Nasrullah Khan Khattak                         03-05-1975        09-04-1977

Mr. Iqbal Khan Jadoon                                 09-04-1977        05-07-1977

Arbab Muhammad Jehangir Khan Khalil      07-04-1985         30-05-1988

Lt.Gen.(Rtd) Mr. Fazle Haq                        31-05-1988         02-12-1988

Mr. Aftab Ahmad Khan Seherpao             02-12-1988          06-08-1990

Mr. Mir Afzal Khan                                    10-11-1990          29-5-1993

Mufti Muhammad Abbass                        19-07-1993        20-10-1993

Pir Sabir Shah                                          20-10-1993        25-02-1994

Mr. Aftab Ahmad Khan Seherpao            24-04-1994        12-11-1996

Raja Sikandar Zaman                              12-11-1996          21-02-1997

Sardar Mahtab Ahmad Abbassi              21-02-1997          12-10-1999

Mr. Akram Khan Durrani                         30-11-2002           8-10 2007

Shamsul-Malik                                      9-10-2007         31-4 - 2008

 
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