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At UN summit, plans announced to boost low-carbon, renewable energy in Africa, small islands -
UNITED NATIONS, Sept 23 (APP): A new initiative announced Tuesday at the United Nations Climate Summit in New York is expected to reduce dependency on fossil fuels in eastern and southern Africa at a time when regional demand for electricity is estimated to at least double over the next quarter century.


Uniting for Consensus (UfC) group meets to assess progress in efforts to restructure UNSC -
UNITED NATIONS, Sept 23 (APP): The Uniting for Consensus Core Group, which is opposes adding new permanent members on the Security Council, met at ministerial level in New York on Tuesday to assess the current situation of the stalled Inter-Governmental Negotiations aimed at expanding the 15-member body to make it more representative and effective.


US, Arab allies, hit Islamic State targets in Syria -
WASHINGTON, Sept 23 (APP): The United States, along with Arab allies, launched the first airstrikes against Islamic State targets in Syria Monday night, as the war ordered by President Barack Obama against the militant organization entered a new phase.


Pakistan expresses solidarity with flood-hit Bosnia; lauds Somali efforts to disrupt Al-Shabab -
UNITED NATIONS, Sept 23 (APP): Pakistan stands ready to extend all possible technical assistance to the efforts aimed at strengthening Bosnia and Herzegovina, while reiterating strong support for the country’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry has said.


Pakistan earnestly working to implement population control strategies: Sartaj Aziz -
UNITED NATIONS, Sept 23 (APP): Pakistan has told the United Nations that it was continuously raising awareness, providing healthcare and building capacity for effective implementation of population control strategies in the country.


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Impressive Pakistan crush Qatar 3-0 in Asian Games Team Squash opener
INCHEON, South Korea, Sept. 23 (APP): Pakistan leaving their disappointment of individual Asian Games behind crushed Qatar 3-0 at Yeorumul Squash Courts here on Tuesday.
 
Three more players join kabaddi training camp
LAHORE, Sept 23 (APP): World class raider Shafiq Ahmed Chishti, Musharraf Javed Janjua and Irfan alias Mana, on Tuesday joined the kabaddi training camp at the Punjab Stadium.
 
CA Sports new official Apparel Sponsor of Pakistan Cricket
LAHORE, Sep 23 (APP): CA Sports has been named as the new official ‘Apparel Sponsor of Pakistan Cricket’.
 
Japan thrash Pakistan in Asian Games baseball
INCHEON, South Korea, Sept 23 (APP): Japan outplayed Pakistan 9-1 in their opening match of baseball competition of 17th Asian Games here at Munhak Baseball Stadium on Tuesday.
 
Maratib’s bronze in Wushu put Pakistan on Asian Games medal table
INCHEON, South Korea, Sept 23 (APP): Syed Maratib Ali Shah put Pakistan  on the medal table of XVII Asian Games when he won the bronze medal after losing his semi-final 70 KG fight against Kun Zhang of China in the Wushu sanda event at Ganjhwa Dolmens Gymnasium here on Tuesday.
 
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Immigrants in Karachi warned to get themselves registered in 30 days PDF Print E-mail

KARACHI, Jan 8 (APP)- Interior Minister Abdul Rehman Malik, on Friday gave 30 days to all foreigners in Karachi to either get themselves registered or face action under Foreigners Act on the expiry of deadline.Talking to journalists after a high level meeting at Headquarters of Pakistan Rangers Sindh which reviewed law and order situation, he said  in a population of about 18 million in Karachi, there were 1.6 to 2 million immigrants including Afghans and other nationals. He asked them to get themselves registered within 30 days.

Referring to the blast which took place in a house in Baldia Town, the Minister thanked Allah Almighty that a big disaster was evaded in Karachi. A family from Swat was living at the house where the blast occurred. The explosive blasted accidentally along with two suicide jackets, he added.
He said law enforcers recovered two jackets, 22 grenades, Kalashnikov and its magazines from the debris of house which collapsed due to the blast.
Rehman Malik said people from outside Karachi come and live here in rented houses without their verification. He said he has issued directive that the owner who rented out his house, be arrested.
Regarding ongoing killings in Lyari area, the Interior Minister clarified that the violence sparked off on a girl having illicit relations with a boy Amir. The people murdered them which too was a crime as they were supposed to report the matter to police.
He said in reaction to this, a group attacked and killed some people who too killed some of members of this group in reaction. He said he condemns these acts of reactions, He said that Rangers have been deployed in the area  with the instructions to carry out strict checking and take legal action against the gangsters without consideration of their political affiliations.
The Interior Minister described the Karachi tragedy a big national loss and said that anti-state enemies wanted to destabilise Pakistan.
He said the extremists, after hhaving failed in Swat, Waziristan and FATA have now moved to Karachi but their conspiracies will be thwarted.
He requested the media not to brand every act of killing as target killing.
He said today he has held a meeting with the top leaders of PPP and MQM. He said certain forces wanted disintegration of relations between the two parties.
He appealed to every one whether Balochi, Pashto, Sindhi, Panjabi or Urdu speaking, Sunni or Shia, JUI or JI, that this country belongs to them all and they should pursue their people to get united for the sake of Pakistan.
Rehman Malik said that series of conspiracies have been hatched but these would stand unfolded and government will take stringent action against the conspirators.
He admitted that Rangers and Police were slow in the response after  bomb blast on Ashura day, but they all acted as per their strength. He said the government is now going for their capacity building.

The Interior Minister said he has received FIA’s interim report but he cannot disclose its contents for the time being.  Report on Karachi tragedy has also been finalised and would be made public in few days, he added.
He said no political party had been involved in the Karachi tragedy.
Propaganda in this regard was being carried out in a planned manner so as to create rifts among political forces.
He said these acts were the acts of groups of Lashkar-e-Jhangvi to distract the investigators and the propaganda about political parties involvement was wrong.
The Interior Minister asked the media not to go on partly CCTV clips and the government has developed all the recordings on 52 MB.
Rehman Malik said the new wave of terrorism has to be controlled with the efforts of all.
Replying a question he said reports about Ashura Blast and Boulton Market fire incidents have been completed.
He said he has directed the concerned authorities to carry out a survey and identify the illegal immigrants and those living in rented premises.
He said that immigrants working as domestic servants will also have to get themselves registered otherwise action will be taken against them.
He said the industrialists will also have to abide by Foreign Act in relation to immigrants working in their units.
Mr Malik said that in the process of sale or purchase of properties, the seller and buyer will have to give a declaration that they are Pakistanis and the data so developed would be provided to NADRA.
He said that NARA’s role will be to register the immigrants and issue employment card to them.

 

     

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