More foreign buyers eye Chinese drones -
BEIJING, June 20 (APP): At least five countries are negotiating with China on buying its domestically developed Wing Loong drone. “Wing Loong is quite competitive in the international market and we have delivered it to up to three clients,” China Daily quoted Ma Zhiping, general manager of China National Aero-Technology Import and Export Corp, at the 50th International Paris Air Show.Ma’s company is the biggest exporter of aviation defense products in China and has a strong presence in the military aircraft market. It belongs to Aviation Industry Corp of China, the country’s leading aircraft manufacturer.
After successful launch of Pak Satellite, China seeks to boost share of satellite market -
BEIJING, June 20 (APP): After successful launch of Pakistan’s communication satellite, China is actively exploring commercial opportunities to boost its share of the global satellite-launching market. Since 2005, China has launched satellites for Nigeria, Venezuela, and Pakistan, and in April added Turkey, Argentina and Ecuador to its international roll call of clients, after sending three more satellites into orbit. China Great Wall Industry Corp, a subsidiary of China Aerospace Science and Technology Corp, is using this year’s Paris Air Show to showcase its next generation of heavy-lifting rocket, the Long March 5, which is expected to be first launched in 2015, reports China Daily.
Pakistan calls for steps to ensure natural resources fuel development, not conflict -
UNITED NATIONS, June 20 (APP): Pakistan has stressed the need to prevent diversion of the world’s abundant natural resources to fuel conflict by ensuring that land and mineral wealth are managed wisely, transparently and yield benefits for the people.At the same time, Ambassador Masood Khan acknowledged that extractive resources were not the only cause of conflict. “Poverty, ethnic and religious strife, and bad governance often exacerbate the tensions created by mismanagement of natural resources,” he told the UN security Council on Wednesday. “High dependency on extractive industries combined with unsettled disputes
lead to competition and conflict over resources,” the Pakistani envoy said in his remarks to the day-long thematic debate in the 15-nation Council on conflict prevention and the extractive industries.
Kerry eager to visit Pakistan; wants to spend sufficient time to discuss wide-ranging cooperation:US -
WASHINGTON, June 19 (APP): The United States on Wednesday said Secretary of State John Kerry is eager to visit Pakistan soon, but he is not going to Islamabad during his trip to Asia starting this week because he wants to spend sufficient time to discuss the wide-ranging cooperation between the two countries.“Secretary Kerry plans to visit Pakistan as soon as his schedule permits. He will meet the new civilian government, which just took office there,” State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki said.Responding to a suggestion, the spokesperson said Secretary Kerry’s not going to Pakistan on the trip to Asia, which includes a stop in New Delhi, is “absolutely not” a snub to the country.“The Secretary is ready to go, he wants to go. We are working on scheduling the time to go.”
War drives number of forcibly displaced worldwide to 18-year high: UN report -
UNITED NATIONS, June 19 (APP): A United Nations report released Tuesday says that more people are refugees or internally displaced than at any time since 1994, with the crisis in Syria having emerged as a major new factor in global displacement.The annual Global Trends report, released by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), shows that as of the end of 2012, more than 45.2 million people were in situations of displacement compared to 42.5 million at the end of 2011.This includes 15.4 million refugees, 937,000 asylum-seekers, and 28.8 million people forced to flee within the borders of their own countries. The report does not include the rise in those forced from their homes in Syria during the current year, UNHCR pointed out in a news release on the report, launched ahead of World Refugee Day, commemorated annually on 20 June.
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.
Sikh-Americans to protest in front of White House during Indian PM visit
NEW YORK/WASHINGTON, Nov 22 (APP): As India’s Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will be meeting President Barak Obama in the White House,the east coast Sikh American community will protest the repressive Indian regime and ask the U.S. leader to raise the issue of New Delhi’s genocidial policies, an organization said Sunday.
For the past 25 years, every time
a prime minister of India has visited the United States, Sikhs have
protested the Indian genocidal policies against the Sikhs, Dr Amarjit
Singh of Khalistan Affairs said in a statement.
“Twenty five years ago, on June
03, 1984, during the reign of the 2nd Prime minister of India’s Nehru
Dynasty, Mrs. Indira Gandhi, a savage Indian army attack was ordered on
Sikhism’s holiest site (its sanctum sanctorum), the Akal Takht Sahib,
located in the Darbar Sahib complex in Amritsar, which action was
synchronized with assaults on thirty seven other holy Gurdawaras
located in the Sikh homeland. For us Sikhs, the memory of those attacks
is a ‘diary’ that we carry about with us.”
“How is it that the world’s so called largest democracy can also be the world’s most oppressive regime?
“This Nation has denied minorities
the freedoms which every person is entitled to on their birth in this
world. The first is the freedom of speech and expression, the freedom
of every person to worship God in his own, the freedom from want, and
the freedom from fear. These freedoms must be returned to Sikhs,” he
“The only way this is possible is
through the establishment of an independent sovereign nation,Khalistan,
which will also act as a buffer state between arch rival nuclear
nations India and Pakistan,” Amarjit Singh stated.
“We urge President Barack Obama to
bring up the issue of the genocidal policies of India against the Sikhs
when he meets the visiting Prime Minister,” he sad in the statement
released to the media.
Chinese Premier Visit to Pakistan
Presidential address to the joint sitting of parliament