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Ishaq Dar holds meeting with Marisa Logo -
BAKU May 3 (APP): Finance Minister, Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar, held a meeting with  Marisa Logo, Head of US Delegation to Asian Development Bank (ADB) Annual Board of Governors meeting here on Sunday.


New York City policeman shot in face, suspect in custody -
NEW YORK, May 3 (APP): A plainclothes New York City police officer was recovering from surgery Sunday after being shot in the face while questioning a man he saw acting suspiciously, according to American media reports.


Dar called on President of Republic of Azerbaijan in Baku -
app43-03baku.jpgBAKU May 3 (APP): Minister for Finance Senator Mohammad Ishaq  Dar here on Sunday called on the president of Republic of  Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and exchanged views on bilateral, regional and international issues of mutual interests. 


UN says free expression vital for good governance, human rights -
UNITED NATIONS, May 3 (APP): Freedom of expression and press freedom  are critical to the successful implementation of good governance and  human rights around the world, top United Nations officials declared  Sunday as they inaugurated the 2015 edition of World Press Freedom Day.



Amid new attack on Yarmouk camp, UN urges Syria to halt military operations -
UNITED NATIONS, May 3 (APP): After a reported overnight attack on Yarmouk refugee camp, the U.N. relief agency assisting Palestinians across the Middle East Saturday called on the Syrian government to refrain from using explosive weapons in populated areas, "including airborne weapons, whose indiscriminate effects expose civilians to imminent danger and suffering."


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KP Inter-Region Boys Youth Games TT, Kabaddi begins
PESHAWAR, May 3 (APP): Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Inter-Region Boys Youth Games Table Tennis and Kabaddi Championships got under way here at two different venues in a joint collaboration of Peshawar Uplift Programme and Directorate of Sports Khyber Pakhtunkhwa here on Sunday.
 
Bannu win KP Inter-Region Boys Youth Games Weightlifting title
PESHAWAR, May 3 (APP): Bannu clinched the trophy after securing more points in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Inter-Region Youth Games Weightlifting Championship played in a joint collaboration of Peshawar Uplift Programme and Directorate of Sports and Youth Affairs here at Qayyum Sports Complex Gymnasium on Sunday.
 
Mardan win KP Inter-Region Youth Games Baseball trophy
PESHAWAR, May 2 (APP): Mardan clinched the trophy after defeating Bannu in the final of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Inter-Region Boys Baseball Championship played here at Qayyum Sports Complex on Saturday.
 
WTF-IOC International Taekwondo Course in city from May 26
PESHAWAR, May 2 (APP): World Taekwondo Federation in collaboration with International Olympic Committee will host an international Taekwondo Course under its Sports Structure Programme for Development here at Lala Rafique Sports Arena from May 26 to June 2.
 
Abaseen Club Mayar advance in 8th District Mardan Soccer League
PESHAWAR, May 2 (APP): Abaseen Club Mayar advanced to next round after securing 2-1 victory against Sheikh XI of Shingar Mardan in the ongoing 8th Right to Play District Mardan Inter-Club League being played simultaneously at different venues on Saturday.
 
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Prime Minister to be Patron in Chief of Pakistan International Council PDF Print E-mail
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ISLAMABAD, May 12 (APP): Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani will be Patron in Chief of the newly established Pakistan International Council, which has been set up as a wide ranging public diplomacy initiative aimed at promoting friendship and goodwill about Pakistan through strong people to people contacts.

Prominent Overseas Pakistanis and Friends of Pakistan will be part of this body which would work globally to promote Pakistan. Pakistan’s Ambassador at Large Javed Malik will be the Chairman of Pakistan International Council, whereas a Board of Governors comprising prominent Overseas Pakistanis and Friends of Pakistan will be announced next week.

Pakistan International Council (PIC) will work closely with Overseas Pakistanis, as well as Friends of Pakistan to build positive cultural relations, closer business and commerce ties, and highlight a positive image about Pakistan as a progressive, moderate and democratic country. 

PIC will establish Pakistan Friendship Societies worldwide as well as initiate projects to involve the overseas Pakistani community in the nation building process.

It will also create networking opportunities for Pakistani and international businessmen through establishing Pakistan Business Groups worldwide which would work in co‑ordination with the public and private sector in order to enhance cooperation.

Special projects will also be initiated to remove misconceptions about Pakistan in the international media and a series of activities are being planned in this regard which also include Pakistan International Media Forum which will bring together international media professionals and journalists that report about Pakistan.

Similarly strong democratic relations will be established between democratic institutions and individuals in order to promote democracy in Pakistan. 

PIC will initiate activities to develop people to people contacts globally, promote cultural exchanges and business and commerce relations, support democracy in Pakistan and organise the overseas Pakistani community worldwide.

The Prime Minister attaches great importance to the role being played by overseas Pakistanis, and has directed the Pakistan International Council to work closely with the overseas Pakistani community worldwide and play a role in bringing the community together.

The Prime Minister has directed the PIC to also organize the Global Pakistani Awards of Excellence which would recognize the achievements of overseas Pakistanis and Friends of Pakistan.

The Prime Minister also directed PIC to activate the Overseas Pakistani community and Friends of Pakistan to highlight the issue of internally displaced persons and help extend global public support to these people.

Pakistan International Council will be initiating an awareness campaign alongside the Pakistan missions abroad and support the Prime Minister’s initiatives and the official fund being established by the government of Pakistan.

 
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