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Nearly 300,000 children head back to school in conflict-torn Syria, Gaza: UN agency -
UNITED NATIONS, Sept 16 (APP): As the school year kicks off around the world, nearly 300,000 children Monday returned to U.N.-run classrooms in Gaza and Syria, where in both instances, the UN is trying to meet the emergency education needs of Palestine refugees in war-ravaged areas where many of their schools damaged and destroyed.


UN urges young people to engage in democracy -
UNITED NATIONS, Sept 16 (APP): The United Nations has marked the annual International Day of Democracy with calls on young people to lead a major push for inclusive democracy around the world.


John Kerry holds out strong support for democracy on International Day -
WASHINGTON, Sept 15 (APP): Emphasizing that democratic societies are strong and better-positioned for progress towards a stable future, the United States has reaffirmed support for people struggling around the world for democracy.


UN refugee chief, envoy Angelina Jolie, warn of mounting crisis in Mediterranean -
UNITED NATIONS, Sept 15 (APP): Urging European countries to take action to alleviate the harsh and often deadly conditions migrants face on the high seas, the head of the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) and Oscar-winning actress Angelina Jolie Monday warned about the mounting crisis in the Mediterranean.


UN hails ratification of disability convention by 150 states as 'major milestone' -
UNITED NATIONS, Sept 15 (APP):  Guyana became the latest country to ratify the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, which is widely regarded as the first international human rights treaty of the twenty-first century and one of the fastest to be ratified. 


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Asjad, Sajjad, Imran, Sattar in NBP Cup Snooker semis
KARACHI, Sept 16 (APP): Defending Champion Asjad Iqbal, Muhammad Sajjad, Imran Shahzad and Abdul Sattar advanced in the semi-finals of 6th NBP Cup National Ranking Snooker Championship after contrasting victories here at the NBP Sports Complex Billiards Hall on Tuesday.
 
Country’s premier Regional T20 Cup opens from Wednesday
KARACHI, Sept 16 (APP): Country’s premier Regional Twenty20 Cup Cricket Championship goes into action here at the National Stadium from Wednesday with four matches slated for the opening day.
 
Cheema bowls Lahore Lions to big win in CLT20
KARACHI, Sept 16 (APP): Discarded Pakistan Test paceman Aizaz Cheema snapped-up three wickets in four balls as Lahore Lions beat Sri Lankan Champion Southern Express by 55 runs in Champions League T20 Cricket Championship at Indian city of Raipur on Tuesday.
 
Afridi named T20 captain, Misbah retained as Test, ODI captain
KARACHI, Sept 16 (APP): Former skipper Shahid Afridi has been named as the captain of the Pakistan T20 squad while Misbah-ul-Haq was retained as skipper for Test and One Day squad till next year’s ICC World Cup, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced on Tuesday.
 
1500 policemen to guard stadium during Regional T20 Cup
KARACHI, Sept 16 (APP): Around 1500 security personnel will be at guards during the Regional Twenty20 Cup which explode into action at National Stadium Wednesday.
 
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Upper limb of suicide bomber recovered:Rehman Malik PDF Print E-mail

ISLAMABAD, July 6 (APP): Advisor to Prime Minister on Interior A Rehman Malik said on Sunday, the upper limb of the suicide bomber has been recovered from the site of the Melody blast and investigation process would be carried out on this basis. He stated this while talking to the news persons, after visiting the injured persons of the Melody blast here at Federal Government Services Hospital (FGSH) Sunday night. He was accompanied by the Secretary Interior Syed Kamal Shah, IGP and DIGP Islamabad and senior police officials.

“We have recovered the upper limb of the suicide bomber of Melody blast and we would carry out investigation on this basis”, he remarked.

He also announce that those who would inform about the suicide bomber and give his identification be given compensation of Rs 5 million.

He added that in the Lal Masjid conference over 10,000 ulema attended who were given full security and protection during the sessions.

He said that ulema themselves have appreciated the security arrangements of the government but the unfortunate incident took place in Melody when the conference was concluded.

Rehman Malik said that Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani has ordered an immediate inquiry into the blast and constituted a committee to probe the incident.

“The blast was a conspiracy against Pakistan and to intimidate people of Pakistan”, he remarked.

He said that under the directives of the Prime Minister the legal heirs martyrs of the blast would get a compensation of Rs.1.3 million each, while the injured would get a compensation of Rs.200,000 each.

He denied that the Melody blast was a result of any security lapse adding that foolproof arrangements were made for the participants of the Lal Masjid conference.

He added that incidents of suicide bombing were reduced after coming into power of the present government.

Replying to a question, he said that actions in FATA area were taken on the consent and request of the people of the area to flush out militants from the region.

The Advisor to the Prime Minister on Interior Rehman Malik lauded the sacrifices of the police who lost their lives or injured for the cause of their motherland.

 

     

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