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Snow creates messy conditions on New York area roads -
NEW YORK, Feb  9 (APP): Another storm bringing snow whipped by strong winds is moving through the New York area Tuesday, creating treacherous driving conditions and disrupting flights. Temperatures throughout the northeast region were below zero mark.Road crews were out all night pre-treating the roads in anticipation for  the second round of snow in two weeks.


Pakistan urges 'more effective' implementation of drug control conventions -
UNITED NATIONS, Feb 9 (APP): Pakistan has called for stepped up efforts to implement the three conventions on drug control that are aimed at preventing the use of drugs for non-medical purposes. "What is needed is more effective implementation by member states and  international drug control agencies," Nawab Mohammad Yousaf Talpur, a Pakistani National Assembly member,  told a parliamentary hearing on 'The World Drug Problem', pointing out that Pakistan was a member of the UN conferences that adopted the three conventions.



Pakistani delegation arrives for IPU-UN hearing on world drug problem -
UNITED NATIONS, Feb 8 (APP): A two-member Pakistan parliamentary  delegation has arrived in New York to participate in a hearing at United Nations Headquarters organized jointly by the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and the U.N. on the world drug problem.The delegation is composed of National Assembly members -- Nawab Yousuf Talpur (leader) and Ms. Asiya Nasir.


U.N. Security Council slams North Korea's missile launch -
UNITED NATIONS, Feb. 7 (APP): The U.N. Security Council Sunday strongly condemned North Korea's missile launch and vowed to "expeditiously" adopt a new resolution with "significant" new sanctions against Pyongyang. In a statement issued statement after an emergency meeting on Sunday, the 15-member Council underscored that launches using ballistic missile technology, "even if characterized as a satellite launch or space launch vehicle" contribute to North Korea's development of systems to deliver nuclear weapons.



Highly radioactive leak found at NY nuclear plant -
NEW YORK, Feb 7 (APP): New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo has called for an investigation after an apparent overflow at a nuclear power plant spilled highly radioactive water into an underground monitoring well, but nuclear regulators said the public was not at risk. Officials at the Indian Point Energy Center in Buchanan, New York,  reported that water contaminated by tritium leaked into the groundwater under the facility.



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Pak female swimmers win bronze in South Asian Games
ISLAMABAD, Feb 9 (APP): Pakistan Swimming Team (Female) won a bronze medal in 4x200 m Freestyle Relay in the South Asian Games at India. The team included swimmers Lianna Kiran, Bisma and Areeba, says a press release issued here.

 
Umar Akmal believes PSL help to perform in Int'l cricket
ISLAMABAD, Feb 9 (APP): Lahore Qalandars star batsman Umar Akmal believes that Pakistan Super League will help him perform well in the Twenty20 format. "PSL is a good step and we hope it will help us in international cricket," said Umar. Umar scored a blistering 93-run knock off just 40 balls against Quetta Gladiators.

 
WAPDA players shine in South Asian Games, clinch 3 gold, 5 silver medals
ISLAMABAD, Feb 9 (APP): The Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) players, who are representing Pakistan, continue to bring laurels for their country in the 12th South Asian Games, being played in India. WAPDA players so far have won 3 gold, 5 silver and 4 bronze medals for Pakistan in different games. According to the details, WAPDA player Nasir Iqbal won gold medal in squash (men's single) while Muhammad Inam and Zaman Anwar clinched gold medals in wrestling.

 
Hira, Saif Ullah win Peshawar District Badminton Women, Men singles titles
PESHAWAR, Feb 9 (APP): Hira Shaheen and Saifullah Tuesday clinched Women and Men Singles titles of the Peshawar District Badminton Championship organized by District Sports Officer here at Tariq Wood Hall, Qayyum Sports Complex. President KP Billiard and Snooker Association Zulfiqar Ali Butt was the chief guests on this occasion.

 
Muay Thai Association KP players showcase stunning skills
PESHAWAR, Feb 9 (APP): The players of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa showcased their skills in the Muay Thai, a mixed Martial Arts of Pakistan with martial art sports such as boxing and wrestling styles here at Lala Rafique Sports Arena on Tuesday. The Muay Thai Association KP under the aegis of Directorate of Sports KP and Pakistan Muay Thai Federation organized Individual and Team Katas along with group fight only to give a stunning show to the large number of spectators present on this occasion.

 
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Kuwait, Pakistan enjoy deep friendly ties: Consul General PDF Print E-mail
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KARACHI, Feb 24 (APP): Kuwait and Pakistan always enjoyed deep friendly, business and cultural ties.

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This was stated by the Consul General of the State of Kuwait in Karachi, Nasser Redn Al Motairi on the occasion of the 48th National Day and 18th Liberation Anniversary of the State of Kuwait.

“On the occasion of 48th National Day and 18th Liberation Anniversary of the State of Kuwait, I felicitate the AMIR of the State of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al‑Ahmed Al‑Jaber Al‑Sabah, the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al‑Ahmed Al‑Jaber Al‑Sabah, and the Prime Minister Sheikh Nasser Al Mohammad Al‑Ahmed Al‑Sabah, and the people of Kuwait on this glorious occasion”, he said in a message.

The Consul General further pointed out that the State of Kuwait and Islamic Republic of Pakistan are linked together by common Islamic heritage and share views on many regional and international issues and have always enjoyed cordial cultural and business relations; besides of course the commonality of religious faith between the two brotherly Muslim states.

He also mentioned that Kuwait is Pakistan’s third largest economic partner in the Gulf Cooperation Council.

Naseer Motairi said that Kuwait attaches high value to its brotherly relations with Islamic Pakistan as both the countries share common faith and values and enjoy unanimity of views on all important global and regional issues.

He stated that the presence of 125,000 Pakistani nationals in Kuwait is a testimony to close and mutually collaborative relations between the two countries.

The patronage of the Kuwaiti government is appreciated by the Pakistani expatriate community who are playing key role in construction and development of the country, and constituting significant source of foreign exchange earnings for their country.

The Consul General further stated that Kuwaiti leadership is looking forward to extend closer cooperation with Pakistan in regional and international organizations to achieve the objectives of stability and security and sustainable development.

He said that the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al‑Ahmed Al‑Jaber Al‑Sabah assured during his visit to Pakistan in June 2006 that Kuwait’s commitment to foster stronger bilateral ties in economic, trade and investment sectors, he stated clearly that Kuwait would like to benefit from the skills and expertise of Pakistani manpower in order to promote growth and development in the two countries.

 
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