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Some 22 million displaced by natural disasters in 2013: UN-backed report -
UNITED NATIONS, Sept 18 (APP): A new U.N.-backed report launched Thursday reveals that 22 million people worldwide were displaced in 2013 by disasters sparked largely by earthquakes or climate-and weather-related events, almost three times more than by conflict in the same year.


UN Mideast envoy announces deal on reconstruction in Gaza -
UNITED NATIONS, Sept 17 (APP) : With the Egyptian-brokered ceasefire holding in the Gaza Strip, the United Nations has reached agreement with Israel and Palestinian Authority on a new reconstruction mechanism for the enclave to kick start recovery and rehabilitation and give hope to the people there, a senior UN envoy announced.


Amid many challenges facing the world, UN General Assembly's 69th session opens -
UNITED NATIONS, Sept 17 (APP):  With myriad devastating crises gripping the world, the United Nations General Assembly opened its 69th annual session Tuesday, with the body's new president calling on member states to harness opportunities and to find solutions to the challenges confronting humanity.


World hunger falls, but undernourished remain 'unacceptably high': UN report -
UNITED NATIONS, Sept 16 (APP): More than 800 million people - or one in every nine on the planet - suffer from hunger, but a new joint UN agency report released Tuesday stated that the Millennium Development Goal of halving the proportion of undernourished people by 2015 is still within reach.


Actor DiCaprio named UN Messenger of Peace -
UNITED NATIONS, Sept 16 (APP): UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has tapped top Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio as a United Nations Messenger of Peace to help promote global action on climate change.


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Pakistan to defend hockey, cricket, squash titles in Asian Games
INCHEON, South Korea, Sept 18 (APP): Pakistan will be hoping to defend their hockey, cricket and squash titles as the XVII Asian Games open at the state-0f-the-Art Hunmak Stadium here on Friday evening at glittering ceremony.
 
Farhan confident of striking double gold in Asian Games squash
By Ehsan Qureshi

INCHEON, (South Korea), Sept 18 (APP): Pakistan has got a golden opportunity of striking double gold in the squash event of XVII Asian Games, said captain Farhan Mahboob on Thursday.
 
Lahore Lions face California Eagles at Jalandhar
LAHORE, Sept 18 (APP): Sports Board Punjab’s Lahore Lions kabaddi team, with an ambition to top the medals table in the ongoing World Kabaddi League (WKL), left here on Wednesday for India.
 
Railways to participate in 11th PFF Premier Football League
LAHORE, Sep 18 (APP): Pakistan Railways Football team will leave for Islamabad on Friday to participate in 11th PFF Premier Football League.
 
KP Police win 3rd All-Pakistan Field Marshal Ayub Khan Memorial Hockey title
PESHAWAR, Sept 18 (APP): Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Police clinched the trophy of the 3rd All-Pakistan Field Marshal Muhammad Ayub Khan Memorial Hockey Tournament being played at Hockey ground, Haripur on Thursday.
 
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Punjab’s 20th CM to seek trust vote on Friday PDF Print E-mail

LAHORE,April 17, (APP): Sardar Dost Muhammad Khosa, the youngest Chief Minister of the largest province of the country, will take vote of confidence from Punjab Assembly under article 130(3) of the constitution tomorrow (Friday). Sardar Dost Muhammad Khosa son of ex-Governor and provincial President of PML-N Punjab Sardar Zulfiqar Ali Khan Khosa  was born in D.G. Khan on October 22, 1973.

He received primary education from Aitchison College Lahore and secondary education from Government College Lahore and graduated from Punjab University, Lahore.

Sardar Dost Muhammad Khosa is the 20th chief executive of the province while Iftikhar Hussain Khan was the first Punjab Chief Minister who held this slot from August 15, 1947 to January 25, 1949.

Mian Mumtaz Daultana, a landlord and veteran politician remained chief minister of the Punjab from  April 15, 1951 to April 3, 1953.

Feroz Khan Noon was the third Chief Minister and held the coveted office from April 3, 1953 to May 21, 1955 while Abdul Hamid Khan Dasti held it from May 21, 1955 to October 14, 1955.

The post was abolished on october 14, 1955 to  June 30, 1970 as Part of West Pakistan province .

After revival of the office of chief Minister following elections in 1971 Malik Meraj Khalid was elected as Chief Executive of the province.He remained CM from  May 2, 1972 to November 12, 1973.

Ghulam Mustafa Khar held the office for about five months from November 12, 1973 March 15, 1974 while Hanif Ramay remained as CM for 16 months from March 15, 1974 to July 15, 1975.

Sadiq Hussain Qureshi was  8th  chief executive of the province from July 15, 1975 to July 5, 1977 when Martial law was imposed in the country by the then Chief of Army Staff General Ziaul Haq.

The office of chief minister of the province was revived following partyless elections in 1985 and Nawaz Sharif was elected as CM who held the post from April 9, 1985 to August 13, 1990.

Ghulam Haider Wyne was 10th  CM of the province and remained in office from November 8, 1990 to April 25, 1993.

Mian Manzoor Watto is the only politician having honour of holding office of chief executive of the province thrice from April 25, 1993 July 19, 1993, 2nd time from October 20, 1993 to September 13, 1995 and third time from November 3, 1996 to November 16, 1996.

Manzoor Elahi was appointed as caretaker chief minister and remained in office from  July 19, 1993 to October 20, 1993.

Sardar Arif Nakai held the coveted office from September 13, 1995 to November 3, 1996 while Mian Muhammad Afzal Hayat remained as  caretaker Chief Minister from November 16, 1996 to February 20, 1997.

Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif who held  the office of CM for about two and a half years from  February 20, 1997 October 12, 1999, will assume charge as provincial Chief executive after he reaches assembly through bye-elections to be held on June 18.

Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi remained Chief Minister for five years from  November 29, 2002 to November 18, 2007 while Shiekh Ejaz Nisar took over as caretaker Chief Minister on November 19, 2007 and held the slot till Sardar Dost Muhammad Khosa assumed chagre as Chief Minister.

 

     

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