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Pakistani-Americans celebrate Eid ul Ftir -
WASHINGTON/NEW YORK, July 28 (APP): Pakistan-Americans joined their fellow American Muslims in celebrating Eid ul Fitr on Monday as they offered prayers at hundreds of mosques and Islamic centers and thanked Allah Almighty for blessing them with the opportunity to fast during the holy month of Ramadan.


UNSC calls for 'unconditional' ceasefire in Gaza -
UNITED NATIONS, July 28 (APP):  The U.N. Security Council on Monday, meeting in an emergency session just after midnight, called for an "immediate and unconditional" ceasefire, allowing for the delivery of urgently needed humanitarian assistance to the Gaza Strip.


Key US lawmaker thanks Hawaiian air for facilitating homeward journey of Sulemanís body -
WASHINGTON, July 27 (APP): A ranking American congressman has thanked Hawaiian Airlines for responding quickly to his request for and, on behalf of Pakistan’s Ambassador to the U.S. Jalil Abbas Jilani to provide a seat on Monday night’s flight in order to facilitate young Pakistani-American education activist Haris Suleman’s body to be escorted home “with the respect and honour he deserves”.


Taliban gain ground in Afghanistan: NYT -
NEW YORK, July 27 (APP):  Taliban fighters are making early gains in several strategic areas near Kabul, inflicting heavy casualties and casting new doubt on the ability of Afghan forces to contain the insurgency, The New York Times reported Sunday.


UN renews appeal for humanitarian Gaza ceasefire leading to political talks -
UITED NATIONS, July 27 (APP): Welcoming the broadly observed 12-hour humanitarian pause in the Gaza conflict, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Sunday renewed his appeal to all parties to declare a week-long ceasefire as a prelude to restarting political negotiations.


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Sarfraz urges players to focus on physical fitness
ISLAMABAD, July 28 (APP): Former Test Cricketer Sarfraz Nawaz has urged the national players to work on their physical fitness keeping in mind the tough weather conditions of Sri Lanka in August.
 
62 member Pakistani contingent participates in CGames march past
ISLAMABAD, Jul 25 (APP): The 62-member Pakistani contingent, dressed up in traditional shalwar qamiz participated in the march past at the opening ceremony of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games on July, 23.
 
T20 fund raising match for IDPs
LAHOR, July 25 (APP): Punjab Minister for Law and Sports Rana Mashhood Ahmed Khan has said that Lahorites will show remarkable generosity during the fourth IDPs Fund-Raising T20 cricket match tomorrow , Saturday here at Gadaffi stadium.
 
Pakistan CC lifts RLCA Ramazan cricket trophy
KARACHI, July 25 (APP): As expected Pakistan Cricket Club lived up to  their billing by lifting the inaugural RLCA Ramazan Twenty20 Cricket Tournament trophy when they thrashed Pak Korangi CC by 76 runs in a one-sided final here at Gulburg Ground on Thursday night.
 
T-20 cricket match generates Rs 25m donation for IDPs
FAISALABAD, July 25 (APP): A T-20 fund raising cricket match played between Pakistan-A and Faisalabad Eleven at Iqbal stadium here generated Rs 25 million donation for IDPs of North Waziristan.
 
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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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