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Global education targets at risk amid surge in out-of-school numbers, says UN report -
UNITED NATIONS, July 6 (APP):  The number of out-of-school children and adolescents around the world has risen to worrying levels, dealing a potential blow to
education targets aimed at achieving universal primary and secondary education, a new United Nations report has warned.


Spectacular fireworks along New York City's East River mark U.S. Independence Day -
NEW YORK, July 5 (APP): Hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers braved tight security to celebrate the U.S. 239th birthday with the traditional Fourth of July fireworks display Saturday night.


UN cites Cooperatives as vehicle to make sustainable development a reality -
UNITED NATIONS, July 4 (APP): Cooperatives will play an invaluable role in the international community's roll-out of a sustainable development goals, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, said Saturday while marking the International Day of Cooperatives.


UN welcomes new Southeast Asian States' proposals on region's refugee and migrant issues -
UNITED NATIONS, July 4 (APP): The United Nations refugee agency Saturday welcomed proposals by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to set- up a task force and trust fund to respond to the irregular movement of refugees and migrants in the region.


Afghan Ambassador called to Foreign Office -
ISLAMABAD, July 3 (APP): The ambassador of Afghanistan was called to the Foreign Office Thursday evening and a demarche was made regarding detention of an official of Pakistan Consulate General at Kandahar by Afghan authorities.


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Leghari's ton powers Brothers CC in last-8 of in KG Ramazan cricket
KARACHI, July 3 (APP): Imtiaz Leghari smashed a whirlwind century to power Brothers Cricket Club Dadu into the last eight stage of Omar Associates 30th Karachi Gymkhana Ramazan Cricket Tournament when they inflicted 96 runs defeat on Karachi Whites Blues here at the KG Ground on Friday.
 
Pakistan's Tariq to play for Bengal Warriors in PKL
ISLAMABAD, July 2 (APP): Pakistan's Mohammad Tariq will play for Bengal Warriors in the cash-rich Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) this season.
 
PCB to appoint former LCCA official as director game development
LAHORE, June 29 (APP): Pakistan Cricket Board is all set to appoint a former interim chairman of Lahore city cricket association, Aizad Hussain Syed, as the director game development, national  cricket academy, ignoring the set criteria and merit.

 
PBF distributes sports gears among players
PESHAWAR, June 28 (APP): President Pakistan Badminton Federation Mian Iftikhar Hussain Sunday said that the so called sports pundits being head of various sportsorganizations over the years did nothing apart from their joyrides tours and protocol culture that badly damped Pakistani sports.
 
7th Ramadan Summer Squash League Matches begins
PESHAWAR, June 26 (APP): The 7th edition of the Ramazan Summer Squash League-2015 got under way here at PAF Hashim Khan Squash Complex on Friday.
 
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Inauguration of first BLK-52 F-16D aircraft PDF Print E-mail
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KARACHI, Oct 13 (APP): The First Block-52 F-16D aircraft of Pakistan Air Force (PAF) rolled out on Tuesday at a ceremony held at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics (LM Aero) facility at Dallas - Fort Worth, Texas USA.  An ISPR (PAF) press release issued here on Tuesday evening said that the Air Chief Marshal Rao Qamar Suleman, Chief of the Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force, attended the ceremony as the chief guest.

It said that Pakistan had signed a contract with US Government in September 2006 for supply of 18 Block-52 F-16 C/D aircraft from M/s LM Aero. 

These state-of-the-art F-16s will bolster PAF’s fleet of high tech combat aircraft and will enable it to undertake wide variety of missions across the entire spectrum of operations.

After completion of testing and integration of the new system, the first batch of F-16 C/D aircraft is scheduled to arrive in Pakistan in June 2010, and the delivery of all 18 F-16s is planned to complete by December 2010.

Speaking on the occasion, ACM Rao Qamar Suleman said that this programme has seen many ups and downs since signing of the contract.  The rollout of the first aircraft shows that the programme is on track. 

Besides CAS PAF, the ceremony was also attended by Ms Kay Granger (Member US House of Representatives), Gen Norton Schwartz (Chief of Staff USAF), General David H Petraeus, Commander CENTCOM, Hussain Haqqani (Ambassador of Pakistan to the US), Ralph Heath (President LM Aero), John Larson (VP  F-16/F-2/T-50 Programmes) and other distinguished guests from the US Government, LM Aero and the Government of Pakistan.

 
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