Pakistan striving for polio-free goal : Diplomat tells health leaders -
WASHINGTON, March 11 (APP): Pakistan is striving to eliminate polio from the country as a national priority that includes immunization drive as well as coordinated efforts to dispel myths associated with vaccination, Deputy Chief of the Mission at the Pakistani embassy in Washington DC, Dr. Asad Majeed Khan said. Speaking at an event organized by the United Nations Foundation, Dr. Khan said that despite facing security challenges in tribal areas, misperceptions about the anti-polio vaccine and daily movement of people across Pak-Afghan border, Islamabad is effectively pursuing its National Emergency Action Plan to eradicate polio.
Ambassador Jilani presents credentials to President Obama as two countries look forward to sustained -
WASHINGTON, March 11 (APP): Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United States Jalil Abbas Jilani presented his credentials to President Barack H. Obama at an impressive ceremony at the White House on Monday. Ambassador Jilani was accompanied by Mrs. Shaista Jilani and sons Talha Jilani and Ahmed Mustafa Jilani. In receiving the Ambassador, President Obama said that Pakistan and the U.S. have a longstanding relationship, based on mutual respect and shared recognition that a strong partnership between our two nations is vital to regional and international security, the Pakistani embassy said.
A group of artists among 154 Chinese onboard missing Malaysian airlines jet -
BEIJING, Mar 10 (APP): Passengers on board Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 that is missing since Saturday, included a group of 30 Chinese artists, family members and art employees. These passengers had attended a three-day painting and calligraphy exhibition in Malaysia where the artists’ work was displayed.
Pakistani novelist Nadeem Aslam wins prestigious Yale Literary prize -
WASHINGTON, Mar 9 (APP): Pakistani writer Nadeem Aslam has won the Yale University’s prestigious 2014 Windham Campbell Literature Prize for his fiction works, which “explore historical and political trauma with lyricism and profound compassion”. Aslam is among eight winners in the three categories - fiction, non-fiction, and drama who will receive $150,000 each in recognition of their achievements and to support their ongoing work. The writers didn’t know that they had been nominated, and their responses to winning the prizes ranged from shock to gratitude, the University said on its website.
Pakistan for focused efforts to stop use of children in armed conflicts -
NATIONS, Mar 8 (APP): Pakistan has emphasized focused efforts to stem
the use of children in armed conflicts and also reiterated its call for
end to all drone strikes since they infringe the rights of children to
life and education. Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the UN
Ambassador Masood Khan noted in a Security Council’s debate on ‘Children
and Armed Conflict” that children are often coerced to take part in
active hostilities. “Pushing children into combat situations is
inhuman. As a soldier, a child becomes both the subject and object of
crimes. This scourge can be, and must be, stopped,” the diplomat
underscored, while saying that the testimony by Alhaji Babah Swaneh, a
former child soldier, “has touched our hearts.”
Mar 11 (APP): Wicketkeeper Zeeshan Ali hit an unbeaten century as 3-day
Patrons Cricket Trophy Grade-II third round match against Pak Saudi
International at Landhi Gymkhana Ground ended in a draw on Tuesday.
Mar 11 (APP): Former captain and coach Waqar Younis has been appointed
as their pace consultant for Bengal, the Cricket Association of Bengal
(CAB). Besides Waqar
world record-holder Muttiah Muralitharan of Sri Lanka has been appointed
their spin consultant, cricinfo.com reported on Tuesday.
March 11 (APP): Former Champions Pakistan will play two warm-up matches
against New Zealand and South Africa ahead of 5th edition of ICC World
T20, which explodes into action in Bangladesh on March 16. According
to the programme released by International Council of Cricket (ICC),
Pakistan will take on New Zealand in the first day/night warm-up match
at Sher-e-Bangla Stadium, Mirpur, in the suburbs of Dhaka on March 17.
PESHAWAR, Mar 10 (APP): Punjab and Navy have won their matches while Army
drew with WAPDA-B on the second day of the ongoing First Brigadier
Manzoor Hussain Atif Memorial Hockey Tournament being played at the
Sargodha Hockey Stadium on Monday. Punjab outclassed Railways 3-0, Navy beat Air Force 3-2 and Army and WAPDA-B played 1-1 draw. Two field goals by Rizwan guided Punjab to defeat Railways 3-0 in the opening match. Rizwan scored two field goals in the 19th and 39th minutes respectively. Hafiz Shahbaz scored the third goal in the 47th minute.
Mar 10 (APP): Asif smashed century and his massive 186-run fifth
wickets with Ashraf Ali helped Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC) to take
first innings lead over K Electrics on the second day of their Patrons
Cricket Trophy Grade-II match at NBP Sports Complex Ground Monday. Asif
hit nine boundaries and brace of sixes in his 118 off 147-ball in 182
minutes and Ashraf banged half a dozen fours in his 71 as SSGC scored
387-9 in 83 overs in reply to K.Electrics total of 384-9.
Ulema term Hillary Clinton’s visit successful
ISLAMABAD, Oct 31 (APP): Terming the US Secretary of State
Hillary Clinton’s visit to Pakistan as successful, several ulema have hoped that
it would help promote goodwill friendship for US among the Pakistani masses.
They expressed these views during a meeting with Chairman
Tehrik-e-Akhuwat-e-Islami (TAI), Allama Inayat Ali Shakir here Saturday at his
residence, the organization said in a press release.
The Ulema said that US Secretary of State’s visit to
religious and spiritual places gave a positive message about Islam and Pakistan.
Talking to the ulema, Allama Inayat Ali Shakir said that
basic purpose of the visit was to reach out to the people of Pakistan and remove
misunderstandings about the US.
He hoped the visit would have positive impact on Pak-US
ties and said that it helped remove misgivings regarding Kerry Lugar bill.
He felicitated US Secretary of State on and also applauded
the endeavors of Ambassador Ann W. Peterson and Political Councilor Mr. Bryan D
The TAI chairman said the visit reflected President Barrack
Obama’s postive approach towards relations with Muslim world and towards. He
said there was need to promote interfaith harmony to foil nefarious designs of
He also said people have taken a sigh of relief after Swat
operation and Waziristan operation would also yield positive results.
Chinese Premier Visit to Pakistan
Presidential address to the joint sitting of parliament