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Pak navy frigate Shamsheer gets warm welcome -
BEIJING, Apr 20 (APP): Vessels from seven countries, including Pakistan, arrived at the port of Qingdao in East China’s Shandong province Sunday morning, ahead of the 14th annual meeting of Western Pacific Naval Symposium (WPNS), which the PLA’s navy is expected to launch on Tuesday, media report said.


No food left in besieged Palestinian refugee camp in Syria: UN -
UNITED NATIONS, April 20 (APP): The United Nations has renewed its  demand for unimpeded humanitarian access to the besieged Palestinian refugee camp of Yarmouk, warning that there is no UN food aid left there as  escalation in the Syrian conflict prevented the delivery of desperately needed assistance.


UN envoy voices concern over disruption of Easter procession by Israeli forces -
UNITED NATIONS, April 19 (APP): A senior United Nations envoy on Saturday said he was dismayed that a peaceful Easter procession led by Palestinian Christians through Jerusalem’s Old City was disrupted by Israeli security forces.


CPJ slams attack on TV news anchor Hamid Mir in Karachi -
NEW YORK, April 19 (APP): The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), a New York-based independent watchdog body, has voiced concern over the attack on Geo News senior anchor Hamid Mir in Karachi on Saturday and called for bringing the perpetrators to justice.


Ambassador Jilani highlights Islamabadís policies, Pak-US ties -
WASHINGTON, April 18 (APP): Pakistan’s ambassador to the United States Jalil Abbas Jilani addressed the faculty and participants of 2014 National War College, encompassing a wide range of subjects including positive trajectory in Islamabad-Washington relations, ongoing transformations in Pakistan and developments in the region.


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Pakistanís Rizwan drives Shama club to Bashir Bilour Shaheed Cricket final
PESHAWAR, Apr 20 (APP): Pakistan’s wicket-keeper batsman Muhammad Rizwan steered Shama club to final with his fashion knock of 90 runs including 11 boundaries and three sixes against Sarhad Gymkhana in the second semi-final of the ongoing Bashir Bilour Shaheed Memorial Cricket Tournament being played at Gymkhana ground on Sunday.
 
UoP, LU, IU, UoK, SU advance to next round in All-Pakistan Inter-University Cricket
PESHAWAR, Apr 20 (APP): University of Punjab, Lahore University, Islamia Bahawalpur, University of Karachi, and Sargodha University moved to second round after registering victories against their respective rivals on the opening day of the All-Pakistan Inter-University Cricket Championship organizing by the Directorate of Sports Abdul Wali Khan University at five different venues in Peshawar and Mardan on Sunday.
 
Mehran, Laiba Ijaz lifted KP Boys, Girls Junior Squash titles
PESHAWAR, Apr 19 (APP): Current National Champion Mehran Javed and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa No. 1 Laiba Ijaz clinched titles after defeating their respective rivals in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Boys and Girls Junior Squash Championship played here at PAF Hashim Khan Squash Complex on Saturday.
 
National Women Softball Championship-2014 starts
RAWALPINDI, April 18 (APP): A three-day National Women Softball Championship-2014 started at Pindi Cricket Stadium here on Friday.
 
Army wins national netball championship title
LAHORE, Apr 18 (APP): Army routed Higher Education Commission 27-17 in the final and won the title of the 13th national men’s netball championship at Islamabad’s PSB complex on Friday.
 
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OIC Secretary General meets foreign minister; commends Pakistanís role at OIC PDF Print E-mail

ISLAMABAD, Apr 1 (APP): Professor Dr. Ekmeledin Ihsanoglu, Secretary General OIC called on Foreign Minister, Shah Mehmood Qureshi here on Tuesday.The Secretary General, who is in Islamabad to attend the 13th COMSTECH General Assembly Meeting, felicitated the Foreign Minister on assumption of Office.

He added that Pakistan, as a founding and active member of the OIC, had played a leading role in all matters of interest to the Muslim World.

The Secretary General briefed the Foreign Minister on the recently held successful 11th OIC Summit in Dakar.

He particularly referred to the new OIC Charter adopted at the Summit and emphasized that its adoption and simultaneous entry into force had opened new horizons for the Organization.

The Foreign Minister congratulated the Secretary General on his re-election for the second term.

He further felicitated Professor Dr. Ihsanoglu on adoption of the new OIC Charter and added that Pakistan will always be willing to fully support the causes and issues of the Ummah.

The Foreign Minister thanked the Secretary General for his vocal and demonstrated support to the Kashmir cause, particularly during the 11th OIC Summit in Dakar last month which had passed a resolution and a declaration on Jammu & Kashmir.

The Foreign Minister briefed the Secretary General on the strong condemnation in Pakistan with regard to the recent acts of incitement and discrimination against Islam in the Western media, including the recent release of the anti-Islamic film ‘Fitna’ on the internet.

He emphasized that the Government and the people of Pakistan were highly sensitive towards such instigatory acts in the name of freedom of expression.

The Secretary General highlighted the importance of a coordinated strategy on the part of the Ummah and under the umbrella of the OIC towards combating the ongoing campaign of defamation of Islam in the West.

The Foreign Minister, who is also the current Chairman of the Islamic Conference of Foreign Ministers (ICFM), assured the Secretary General of Pakistan’s unstinted support towards evolving and implementing such a coordinated strategy.

Earlier, the Secretary General called on the Foreign Secretary to discuss wide ranging issues pertaining to Pakistan’s engagement at the OIC.

 

     

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