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Ensuring women's access to safe toilets is 'moral' imperative: UN chief -
UNITED NATIONS, Nov 20 (APP):  With one out of three women worldwide lacking access to safe toilets, it is a moral imperative to end open defecation to ensure women and girls are not at risk of assault and rape simply because they lack a sanitation facility, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on World Toilet Day. 


Pakistan making rapid progress towards strengthening democracy and economy: Bokhari -
NEW YORK, Nov 20 (APP): Senate Chairman Syed Nayyer Hussain Bokhari told a gathering of diplomats, parliamentarians and journalists Wednesday night  that democracy was advancing in Pakistan and the country was well on its way to economic revival and prosperity.


Pakistan calls for coordinated efforts to deal with expanding terrorist threat -
UNITED NATIONS, Nov 20 (APP):  Amid expanding and intensifying terrorist threat around the world, Pakistan has called for targeting the underlying causes of terrorism as part of coordinated efforts to eradicate that scourge in all its forms and manifestations.


Zarb-e-Azb targets all terrorists without discrimination: Gen. Raheel -
WASHINGTON, Nov 20 (APP) : Chief of the Army Staff Gen. Raheel Sharif has categorically stated that the ongoing Zarb-e-Azb operation targets all militants without any discrimination and that it is aimed at defeating the menace of terrorism squarely.


Army Chief says Zarb-e-Azb targets all terrorists without any discrimination -
WASHINGTON, Nov 20 (APP): Chief of the Army Staff  Gen. Raheel Sharif has categorically stated that the ongoing Zarb-e-Azb operation targets all militants without any discrimination and that it is aimed at defeating the menace of terrorism squarely.


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Pakistan in SF of Asian beach games
LAHORE, Nov 19 (APP)- Pakistan breezed into the semi finals of the handball competition of the Asian Beach games overcoming Bahrain in  2-1 sets chalking up its fifth successive victory on Wednesday at Phuket beach.
 
Hafeez to undergo test on his bowling action on Nov 24
KARACHI, Nov 19 (APP): All-rounder Mohammad Hafeez is returning back home from where he shall proceed to Loughborough University, the latest  of ICC accredited facilities for testing on bowlers with suspect actions,  on November 23 for his appointment for tests on Nov 24, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced on Wednesday.
 
Younis Khan is a very committed player: Rashid Latif
ISLAMABAD, Nov 18 (APP): Former captain Rashid Latif believes Younis Khan is a very committed player saying the 2009 Twenty-20 World Cup is a great example of his dedication where he introduced a lot of new players and won the mega event.
 
No one comes close to Misbah: Najam Sethi
ISLAMABAD, Nov 18 (APP): Former Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Najam Sethi feels no other player comes close to skipper Misbah-ul-Haq in terms of mental ability, discipline and batting saying the green-shirts Pakistan needed a captain like him.
 
PCB grants Regional Status to AJK
MIRPUR (AJK), Nov 17 (APP): Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has granted regional status to Azad Jammu & Kashmir (AJK) under the spirit to encourage and promote cricket in the territory at par with other regions in the country.
 
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Punjabís 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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