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UN relief official warns of Yemen conflict's 'catastrophic' consequences; urges humanitarian access -
UNITED NATIONS, July 28 (APP):  Witnessing first-hand the 'shocking' devastation in Yemen's main port city of Aden, the top U.N. relief official in the country has declared that the humanitarian consequences of the conflict are 'catastrophic,' making an urgent plea for safe, unhindered access for aid workers and a major scale-up of funding.


UN relief official warns of Yemen conflict's 'catastrophic' consequences; urges humanitarian access -
UNITED NATIONS, July 28 (APP):  Witnessing first-hand the 'shocking' devastation in Yemen's main port city of Aden, the top U.N. relief official in the country has declared that the humanitarian consequences of the conflict are 'catastrophic,' making an urgent plea for safe, unhindered access for aid workers and a major scale-up of funding.


Pakistan making significant efforts to eliminate human trafficking: Report -
WASHINGTON, July 27 (APP) - Pakistan's government is making significant efforts to eliminate trafficking in persons, noted a latest report released by the U.S. Department on Monday, but pointed out areas where more efforts needed to be made against the problem.


US paper calls for repealing law empowering India's military to commit abuses in Kashmir, other 'dis -
NEW YORK, July 26 (APP): A leading US newspaper has called for the repeal of India's notorious Armed Forces Special Powers Act, or Afspa,  which authorizes Indian armed forces to commit "repeated, documented"  human rights abuses against civilians in designated "disturbed areas", including the occupied state of Kashmir.


Pakistan expects massive trade with Iran following nuclear accord: Fatemi -
WASHINGTON, July 25 (APP): The nuclear deal between Iran and  the Unites States will open up doors of massive trade for  Pakistan with Tehran, Tariq Fatemi, Special Assistant to the  Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs, was quoted as saying by US media.


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Pakistani footballers likely to qualify for top round of Chicago's Kids Cup tournament
CHICAGO, July 24 (APP): Pakistan's Street Children  Football team scored its second victory in the KICS Cup being played  in the US state of Chicago, is likely to qualify for the final of the tournament. 
 
PCB wants T20 series against Zimbabwe
ISLAMABAD, July 24 (APP): The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has  asked its Zimbabwe counterpart to play a Twenty20 series against the green-shirts rather than One Day Internationals (ODIs) in August.
 
PCB wants T20 series against Zimbabwe
ISLAMABAD, July 24 (APP): The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has  asked its Zimbabwe counterpart to play a Twenty20 series against the green-shirts rather than One Day Internationals (ODIs) in August.
 
ECB confirm series against Pakistan
ISLAMABAD July 23 (APP): The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) on Thursday confirmed details of the autumn series with Pakistan, to  be played in the United Arab Emirates.
 
Pakistan in final of Davis Cup
ISLAMABAD, Jul 16 (APP): Pakistan has made it to the final of Davis Cup after thumping Indonesia in the semi-final by 3-1.
 
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PLF assures support for PPP constitutional package PDF Print E-mail

zardari-plf.jpgISLAMABAD, May 28 (APP): Peoples Lawyers Forum (PLF) will fully support the constitutional package that Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) will table in the parliament after building consensus with the coalition partners.  The lawyers of PLF from NWFP and Punjab assured the PPP Co- Chairperson Senator Asif Ali Zardari during a meeting with him that the lawyers’ community will stand fully behind the party in its endeavor to reform the institutions.

Senator Asif Ali Zardari said that PPP had made a commitment with the people of Pakistan that it will work to change the system in the country and it was moving in that direction with full dedication.

Addressing the meeting, he said that the constitutional package that the PPP government is planning to present is aimed at restoring the supremacy of the parliament and introducing a system where executive is answerable to the people of Pakistan through their elected representatives.

He said that PPP not only wants to restore the deposed judges but also wants to introduce comprehensive constitutional reforms so that in future all institutions of the state work in accordance with their roles defined in the constitution. 

The PPP Co-Chairman reminded that Shaheed Mohtrama Benazir Bhutto had laid her life for bringing democracy and institutional rule in the country. He stressed that now was the right time for such constitutional package to be introduced and if this opportunity was not taken then it may never come back.

The PLF members said that they were at the forefront of the movement since March 9, 2007 and they were the ones who started the momentum all over the country but they now believed that a constitutional reform package was required to settle such issues once for all.     It was decided in the meeting that the completed draft of constitutional package will be presented at the Peoples Lawyers Forum on May 31 and lawyers input will be sought on that.

The participants paid tributes to Shaheed Mohtrama Benazir Bhutto at the meeting.

Those who assisted Senator Zardari in the meeting included Federal Minister for Law Farooq H Naek, Secretary General PPP Jehangir Badar, advocate Khurram Khosa and others. 

 
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