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PM visits Sheikh Faisal Museum -
DOHA, (QATAR) Feb 10 (APP): Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Wednesday visited the Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani Museum, which is one of the most unique museums in the Middle East with vast rare historical collections. The Prime Minister, accompanied with his delegation, took round of the various sections of the building where he was briefed by the officials.



UN warns of threat to food security from overuse of antibiotics -
UNITED NATIONS, Feb 10 (APP):  The overuse of antibiotics and other antimicrobial agents is impacting rural livelihoods and food security, and requires globally coordinated efforts, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said Wednesday. Speaking to European ministers of health and agriculture at a conference on antimicrobial resistance in Amsterdam, FAO Deputy Director-General Helena Semedo emphasized that antimicrobial agents foster increasing resistance among the very microbes that cause the infections and disease they were designed to quell, thereby threatening to reverse a century of progress in human and animal health.  



PM Nawaz, Qatri PM witness aerial display of JF-17 Thunder, Mashshak aircraft -
jf-17-thunder.jpgBy Muhammad Ilyas Khan

DOHA, Qatar, Feb 9 (APP): Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and his Qatari counterpart Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasir bin Khalifa Al-Thani on Wednesday witnessed a spectacular air show of JF-17 Thunder and Super Mashshak aircraft here at Doha Airbase. Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman, who was also accompanying the Prime Minister on a two-day official visit to Qatar, members of royal family along with officials of Qatari air force, military officials and contingent of Pakistan Air Force also witnessed the air show.



Pakistan, Qatar ink Long Term Sale Purchase Agreement -
DOHA, Feb 10 (APP): Pakistan and Qatar on Wednesday inked an agreement for supply of around US one billion dollars worth of Liquified Natural Gas to Pakistan annually to help the country meet its energy shortfall. The agreement on Long Term LNG Sale and Purchase was signed during the visit of Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif's two day visit to Qatar. Minister for Petroleum Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Chairman of Qatargas Board of Director Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi signed agreement at a ceremony at Diwan-e-Emiri.


Pakistan, Qatar sign four MoUs in energy, health, radio, television, academic research activities -
app75-10pm-doha.jpgDOHA (Qatar), Feb 10 (APP): Pakistan and Qatar on Wednesday signed four Memorandum of Understanding (MoUs) including a long term LNG Sales and Purchase Agreement, cooperation in the fields of Radio and Television, Health and Academic Research activities. The signing ceremony was also witnessed by Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani. The first MoU about cooperation between the two countries in radio and television was signed by Special Assistant to the PM on Foreign Affairs Syed Tariq Fatemi and Foreign Minister of Qatar Muhammad bin Abdurrehman Al-Thani.



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Age no barrier for Pakistani players in 12th South Asian Games
ISLAMABAD, Feb 10 (APP): Age is just a number for the Pakistani table tennis team for the 12th South Asian Games which is taking place from 5 February to 16 February 2016 in Guwahati and Shillong, India. They have the 45 plus duo of Shabnam Bilal and Raheela Khalif, who helped the women's team win the silver, 12 years after they had claimed the same feat at the Games' 2004 edition in Islamabad.

 
England to face Pakistan in 5th place playoff in U19 CWC
KARACHI, Feb 10 (APP): England demolished Namibia by 203 runs on Wednesday to set up a clash with Pakistan for the fifth/sixth position playoff in the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2016. England, which lost to Sri Lanka in the quarter-finals, piled up 286 for nine after being sent in to bat in a match reduced to 48 overs a side due to murky weather in Fatullah.

 
England to face Pakistan in 5th place playoff in U19 CWC
KARACHI, Feb 10 (APP): England demolished Namibia by 203 runs on Wednesday to set up a clash with Pakistan for the fifth/sixth position playoff in the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2016. England, which lost to Sri Lanka in the quarter-finals, piled up 286 for nine after being sent in to bat in a match reduced to 48 overs a side due to murky weather in Fatullah.

 
Rookie Nawaz, Rumman in Pak team for Asia Cup & World T20, Shahzad, Gul axed
KARACHI, Feb 10 (APP): National selectors Monday named rookie all-rounder Muhammad Nawaz and southpaw paceman Rumman Raees in their 15-member squad for the upcoming ACC T20 Asia Cup and ICC World T20. Opener Khurram Manzoor was also recalled in the national squad with Babar Azam and Iftikhar Ahmed. No specialist spinner included in the team.

 
Pakistan Judo team to depart for 12th South Asian Games on Thursday morning
PESHAWAR, Feb 10 (APP): The 15-member Pakistan Judo Federation would depart for India to participate in the ongoing 12th South Asian Games’s judo event on Thursday morning. Talking to APP, Secretary General Pakistan Judo Federation, Masood Ahmad said the Pakistan Judo Team consisting of 4 officials, 1 Technical Official, 6 male and 6 Female Judokas.

 
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ISLAMABAD, Dec 24 (APP): Pakistan’s Ambassador at Large, Javed Malik is organizing an International Conference to support Democracy in Islamabad in which leading members of British Parliament will be taking part in January 2009. The event is expected to further strengthen relations between people of two countries.

This is a part of a wide ranging public diplomcy efforts initiated by him since his appointment as Pakistan’s Ambassador at Large. Javed Malik’s efforts are aimed at promoting a positive image of the country, and foster diplomatic support for Pakistan across the globe, particularly among the countries comprising Friends of Pakistan group, which was launched on the sidelines of the last UN General Assembly session.

His efforts focus on highlighting a positive image of Pakistan, and foster people to people contacts. Additionally, he has also launched the Pakistan International Forum, which aims at providing a platform to promote Pakistan’s interests globally particularly through cultivating cultural, business, and social contacts between people of Pakistan with people around the world.

As part of his work the Ambassador at Large, Javed Malik has invited five members of British Parliament to visit Pakistan to take part in an International Conference to support a Democratic Pakistan, and to hold meetings with the leadership of the country as well as the interact with members of the public. The delegation of Pakistan International Forum comprising Friends of Pakistan from British Parliament, is expected also call on President Asif Ali Zardari, Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani, Speaker National Assembly Dr Fehmida Mirza, Leader of the Opposition in the Parliament, besides Federal Ministers and others.

Friends of Pakistan from the  British Parliament will also address the international conference entitled “Democracy in Pakistan: New Challenges and Opportunities”, being arranged by Javed Malik, in the Federal Capital in second week of January under the patronge of the Prime Minister.     

This International Conference is aimed at extending support to a democratic Pakistan and to highlight the positive opportunities created by the advent of democracy in Pakistan. It would also raise awareness on the challenges facing the country, and the opportunities that a democractic Pakistan creates for the world community. It would also call on the world community to support Pakistan in its vision for a democratic and progressive Pakistan

In addition to the conference, and their official engagements Ambassador Javed Malik will be hosting a reception for the Friends of Pakistan from British Parliament in which leading members of civil society, media, as well as the business community will be invited to interact with the visiting delegation with a view of promoting cultural and business ties between Pakistan and Great Britain.

It is expected that a Pak‑UK Friendship society will also to be announced which will further strengthen close ties between the people of both countries.

 
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