Pakistan condemns dastardly attacks on UN’s Mogadishu compound -
UNITED NATIONS, June 19 (APP): Pakistan condemned today’s “dastardly” attacks on UN compound in Mogadishu and sympathized with the families of the victims and the Somali government. “This is a setback to Somalia, which has been rapidly moving towards stability in the recent past”, Ambassador Masood Khan said while speaking in the Security Council on Tuesday. “The government and people of Pakistan sympathize with the Somali people and with the U.N. family.”
UN envoy slams attack on world body’s compound in Mogadishu -
UNITED NATIONS, June 19 (APP): The top United Nations envoy in Somalia has condemned today’s massive attack on the world body’s compound in Mogadishu, calling it a desperate’ attempt to derail the country’s recovery and development efforts. According to the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM), a pickup truck rigged with explosives was detonated outside the gate of the UN compound, and attackers then entered on foot. Gunfire and further explosions followed, as staff took refuge in secure areas.
Pak, China sign pact for SEZ -
BEIJING, June 19 (APP): A prominent Pakistani business house Wednesday signed a pact with a key business entity of China for setting up Special Economic Zone in Pakistan. The signing ceremony was held at the Diaoyutai State Guest House here in the presence of large number of invitees. Faisal Afridi, the Chief Executive of Ruba- SEZ and Mr. Jun Ma, Chairman of China Enterprise Confederation (CEC)signed the agreement on behalf of their organizations.
US applauds Pakistan’s genuine support for Afghan peace process -
WASHINGTON, June 18 (APP): The United States on Tuesday praised Pakistan’s “genuine and constructive” support for the Afghan peace process, as Washington welcomed the opening of the Afghan Taliban office in Qatar as an “important first step in the long and complex” process of reconciliation to end the conflict in Afghanistan. Commenting on the Taliban announcement of opening their office in Doha a development which coincides with transfer of security responsibility to Afghan forces across their landlocked country - a senior U.S. administration official said it represents an “important first step towards reconciliation .”
Upcoming CPC campaign a “thorough cleanup” of undesirable practices -
BEIJING, June 18 (APP): Xi Jinping, leader of the Communist Party of China (CPC), said Tuesday that the CPC’s upcoming year-long campaign will be a “thorough cleanup” of undesirable work styles such as formalism, bureaucratism, hedonism and extravagance. “The
main task of the campaign focuses on building work styles,” Xi, general
secretary of the CPC Central Committee, said at a high-profile
tele-conference held to deploy the campaign, said Xinhua news.
KARACHI, June 19 (APP): Two-day Interim Committee appointed for holding elections of Karachi City Cricket Association (KCCA) zones’ pre-scrutiny briefing will be held at National Stadium on Thursday and Friday. According to an announcement of Interim Committee on Wednesday, briefing for Zone-I and II will be held on Thursday at 4.30 p.m., on Friday for Zone II-IV at 9.30 a.m. and for Zone-V and VII at 4.30 p.m. Gulfraz Khan has been appointed as the chairman of the interim committee while Badar Jafri is its member.
ISLAMABAD, June 19 (APP): A three-member Pakistan Taekwondo outfit on Wednesday departed for Jakarta to chip in the 7th Asian Junior Taekwondo Championship to take place there from June 21-23.
ISLAMABAD, June 19 (APP): Pakistan Sports Board (PSB) has released the remaining amount of Rs 22 million to the Interim Committee of Pakistan Olympic Association (POA) to hold the 32nd national games, scheduled to take place here from June 28 to July 4.
KARACHI, June 18 (APP):
The International Cricket Council (ICC) Tuesday announced the match
officials for the semi-finals of the ICC Champions Trophy. England will take on South
Africa in the first semi-final on Wednesday at The Oval.The on-field
umpires appointed will be Kumar Dharmasena and Rod Tucker, with Bruce
Oxenford and Steve Davis third and fourth umpires, respectively.
KARACHI, June 18 (APP):
Training camp of Pakistan probables in preparations for Hockey World
League began here at Hockey Club of Pakistan (HCP) Stadium on Tuesday. Former Pakistan captain
and Olympic half back Waseem Ahmed did not report for training as he was
getting treatement after an accident, Manager/Chief coach Akhtar Rasool
told APP during team’s afternoon training session.
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