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UN agency ramps up for Gaza reconstruction push -
UNITED NATIONS, Oct. 20 (APP):  A week after a major conference in Cairo on the reconstruction of war-ravaged Gaza, the key UN agency on the ground there has begun scaling up its response to meet critical needs of people in the Strip.


Sit-ins creating hurdles in development of country: Pervaiz Rashid -
app48-19infominister-holland.jpgROTTERDAM (Holland), Oct 19 (APP): Minister for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Pervaiz Rashid Sunday said the sit-ins being staged by Pakistan Tahreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Awami Tahrik (PAT) were creating hurdles in the country's  development.



UN to consult West African governments on coordinating global response to Ebola -
UNITED NATIONS, Oct 19 (APP): The United Nations and governments of countries at the forefront of efforts to turn back the unfolding Ebola outbreak in West Africa have agreed to ensure that the UN system adopts a coordinated approach to global support being mobilized for national-level crisis response plans, the UN said Sunday.


ASEM to provide platform for innovative ideas in culture, education: Rashid -
ROTTERDAM (The Netherlands)), Oct 19 (APP): Minister for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Senator Pervaiz Rashid has said that 6th Asia-Europe Culture Ministers’ Conference (ASEM) will provide an opportunity for innovative ideas and practices in the fields of culture, education, science and business.


Pakistan calls for upholding principle of equal and undiminished security for all states -
UNITED NATIONS, Oct 18 (APP) Pakistan has accused major nuclear weapon states of paying only “lip service” to achieving global nuclear disarmament, despite their claims of supporting that goal, and stressed the need for upholding the principle of equal and undiminished security for all states.


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O’Keefe set to make debut against Pakistan in first Test
KARACHI, Oct 20 (APP): Steve O’Keefe has a good chance of making his debut in Dubai alongside the incumbent offspinner Nathan Lyon, said a report carried by cricket’s leading website on Monday.
 
Tanvir emerges on top in KBA Bridge
KARACHI, Oct. 20 (APP)- Team Tanvir, having top veterans in their line-up won the Weekly Karachi Bridge Association (KBA) Swiss League Tournament at Aslam Hall on Sunday evening.
 
Hamza, Sajjad qualify for last rounds of Qatar 6-Red Snooker
KARACHI, Oct 20 (APP)- Pakistan’s duo of Hamza Akbar and Muhammad Sajjad qualified for the last 16 rounds of inaugural Qatar Academy 6-Red Snooker Championship in Doha after three straight victories, according to a message received here on Monday.
 
Dollar East to honor Misbah, Ajmal & top cricketers
KARACHI, Oct. 20 (APP)- Dollar East will be honoring Pakistan’s top cricketers including captain Misbah-ul-Haq, Saeed Ajmal, Asad Shafiq, Kamran Akmal and Sarfraz Ahmed for their meritorious contribution in the sport.
 
Miandad sees Test series as a comeback to form for Misbah
ISLAMABAD, Oct 20 (APP): Legendary Batsman, Javed Miandad sees the Pakistan-Australia Test series as a comeback one for the skipper Misbah-ul-Haq saying Misbah should aim in winning the series and regain his lost form.
 
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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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