Pakistan operation pushing militants into Afghanistan, terrorists know no boundaries: US -
WASHINGTON, Feb 11 (APP): A top US military official in Afghanistan said on Thursday that a military operation in Pakistan has pushed Taliban militants into Afghanistan and described terrorists' sanctuaries along the border as a regional problem. Brig Gen Wilson A. Shoffner, Resolute Support Mission spokesman, while addressing a press briefing via video-conference said that over the past couple of years, Pakistan is putting "increasing pressure on Taliban, both on Pakistani as well as Afghan Taliban operating there."
UN report reveals devastating human toll from weather-related disasters in 2015 -
UNITED NATIONS, Feb 11 (APP): A new analysis issued Thursday by the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) shows that 2015, the hottest year on record confirmed that weather and climate-related disasters now dominate disaster trends linked to natural hazards. The analysis found that 98.6 million people were affected by disasters in 2015, and that climate often aided by a strong El Nino phenomenon was a factor in 92 per cent of those events.
Pakistan rejects suggestions of facilitating terrorist group, appreciates Congress for support -
WASHINGTON, Feb. 11 (APP): Pakistan is carrying out a sustained military campaign against all militants without any discrimination, a Pakistan Embassy spokesman said on Thursday, rejecting insinuations that it was facilitating any terrorist group. "Pakistan has been most actively engaged in a sustained military campaign aimed at rooting out the menace in a non-discriminatory fashion," the embassy spokesman in Washington said while commenting on a news report carried out by Wall Street Journal regarding proposed sale of F-16 aircraft
PM leaves for home at conclusion of two-day visit to Qatar -
DOHA Feb 11 (APP) : Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif left for Islamabad, after completing his two days official visit to Qatar. The Prime Minister was seen off by Dr Muhammad bin Saleh Al-Sada, Qatari Minister for Energy at the Hamad International Airport, Doha.
Member of Royal Family of Qatar calls on PM -
Qatar (APP): Feb. 11 (APP): A member of the Royal Family Shiekh Khalid
bin Hamad paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif
here on Thursday. The Prime Minister said that Pakistan attaches immense importance to its
close and cordial relations with Qatar, which will be further
strengthened after the signing of the recent LNG agreement between the
PESHAWAR, Feb 11 (APP): The 35th edition CAS Open Golf Championship-2016 began at Airmen Golf Course and Recreational Park, PAF Base Korangi Creek. The Championship will last for four days and 18 holes will be played each day. Air Vice Marshal Salman Ahsan Bukhari, Air Officer Commanding, Southern Air Command, who is also Patron in Chief Airmen Golf Course, inaugurated the Championship.
PESHAWAR, Feb 11 (APP): Nasir Iqbal clinched the individual squash gold medal beating compatriot Farhan Zaman in straight games in the final to win gold medal in South Asian Games being held in India. Nasir defeated Farhan Zaman 14-12, 11-7 and 11-9 in straight sets. Former Pakistan Sports Board Weightlifting coach Farman Ali said that he was feeling proud of his son winning gold medal in South Asian Games.
ISLAMABAD, Feb 11 (APP): Pakistan Whites will take on arch-rivals India in the final of men's hockey in the 12th South Asian Games (SAG) on Friday at the Moullana MD Tayabullah Hockey Stadium, Bhetapara Guwahati, India. Pakistan's performance has been impressive in the event as they have won all their group matches, including the one against India when they got a 2-1 victory against them.
PESHAWAR, Feb 11 (APP): The Sports and Tourism Department Khyber Pakhtunkhwa unveiled the logo and trophy on Thursday at Qazi Mohib Sports Complex Bannu of the upcoming mega sports competitions to be starting from February 22 in various district across Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Deputy Secretary Sports Adil Safi and Director Sports Tariq Mehmood with their team of government officials from Peshawar were welcomed at Bannu by the Deputy Commissioner Adil Iqbal and Assistant Commissioner Fawad.
KARACHI, Feb 11 (APP): Pakistan players further slide in Professional Squash Association (PSA) World ranking available on Thursday.There was no Pakistani among the top 50. Alexandria, (Egypt) based 26-year-old Mohamed Elshorbagy relegated Frenchman Gregory Gaultier to second spot while Nick Matthew of England was occupying third place.
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.
Grievance Commissioner Wafaqi Mohtasib
Presidential address to the joint sitting of parliament